13 Hostels in Malang, Indonesia

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Malang, Indonesia. You can choose from 13 Malang hostels. In total, there are 17 cheap places to stay in Malang such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $9 for a dorm.

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Malang Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Malang, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Party hostels in Malang


(Shelter Hostel Malang is the best rated)

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Hostels in Malang for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Malang for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Malang? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Malang alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Malang. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

Get to know Malang (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Malang. To help you make friends with Malang before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 Get to know Malang (no more

Malang, a city in Central Java, is often used as a gateway from which to explore the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park, but as a city it has a few quaint charms of its own. You can do a free walking tour with a student guide from a Malang hostel and you will see along your way various monuments; the animal and plant markets; Ijen Street with all of the colonial Dutch housing from the Dutch reign in Indonesia; various stores offering merchandise for Malang's beloved and champion soccer team, Arema; and traditional churches and Chinese temples. It has a little something for everyone. They also have a massive antique museum on the bottom floor of the Hotel Tugu that you can visit for a fee. The majority of these things can be explored within half a day to a day.

Outside of this you can take a day trip to Batu and explore some of the waterfalls or natural features around this area or some of the more cultural areas of Batu town and you can get there within an hour on a public bus. Mount Bromo can also be explored and it is best to make arrangements to do this out of Malang with a tour company.

Hostels in Malang are within walking distance to the train station making it easy to move in and out of the city. Be wary of the drivers all hanging around telling you that it is too far to walk -- because it really isn't that far at all. You will also find various restaurants for food and convenience stores down this main street with the train station just down the road from the hostel, so majority of what you will need will be accessible during your stay.

Written by local enthusiast for Malang hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Malang hostels Globetrotter

Other Nearby Cities
Batu Batu (17 Km / 10 mi.)
Badung Badung (51 Km / 32 mi.)
Mojokerto Mojokerto (61 Km / 38 mi.)
Probolinggo Probolinggo (69 Km / 43 mi.)
Surabaya Surabaya (82 Km / 51 mi.)
Kabupaten Jember Kabupaten Jember (124 Km / 77 mi.)
Tuban Tuban (136 Km / 84 mi.)

FAQ about Malang Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Malang. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Malang. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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FAQ about Malang Hostels

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SO! Boutique Hostel is the best hostel in Malang for families.

Hostelz.com compares prices for 13 hostels in Malang, Indonesia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Malang such as

  • 2 hotels
  • 2 guesthouses

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Malang.

Shelter Hostel Malang is the best rated hostel for partying in Malang.
It offers: Bar.

Travel Tips for Malang - from the Community

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Your Packing List for Malang

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Malang and Indonesia.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Your Packing List for Malang