9 Hostels in Ipoh, Malaysia

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Ipoh, Malaysia. You can choose from 9 Ipoh hostels. In total, there are 17 cheap places to stay in Ipoh such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $4 for a dorm.

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Ipoh 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 Ipoh, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Cheapest hostel in Ipoh


(Vloft Backpackers Hostel is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Ipoh


(Beds In Garden Hostel Ipoh is the best rated)

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Hostels in Ipoh 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 Ipoh for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Ipoh? 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 Ipoh alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Ipoh. 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 Ipoh (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 Ipoh. To help you make friends with Ipoh before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 Ipoh Street Art

Once the centre of the world's tin industry, Ipoh became one of the world's booming cities in Malaysia. The golden years of the tin industry may be gone, but Ipoh is slowly taking their time as a top tourist destination. Though there are other popular holiday destinations in the country like the capital city of Kuala Lumpur or Penang, Ipoh also has a fair share of visiting tourists.

The city of Ipoh is a lovely place to get engaged with Malaysia's local culture. Ipoh is a good place to wander around, taste local cuisine, and just enjoy the company of locals. Walking around, you will be delighted with its outstanding architecture like the railway station, and town hall and its High Court. There are temples throughout the city, caves to enjoy, and relaxing walks. Ipoh is a short drive from Malaysia's top destination like Cameron Highlands.

As in the rest of Malaysia, looking for budget-friendly accommodation is very easy. You'll find hostels in Ipoh that offer services and amenities above basic standards. Hostels in Ipoh are not just for young travelers, but in general cater to those who want affordable place to stay. Ipoh hostels are great for those on DIY trips.

The hostels are clean and safe -- there's no need to think twice when staying at hostels in Ipoh. The rooms are presentable and equipped with modern, in-room facilities. Hostels in the city are also located in good neighbourhood; many are located along the famous River Kinta, as well as those situated near restaurants, hawker stalls, and shops. Staying in a hostel in Ipoh is a great way to meet fellow travelers and have a closer look into the daily lives of the locals. As there are not so many Ipoh hostels in the city, call them in advance to reserve your room. Feel free to ask about anything from credit card payments to curfew to ensure the best stays while in Ipoh.

Written by local enthusiast for Ipoh hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Ipoh hostels vcaulin

Other Nearby Cities
Tanah Rata Tanah Rata (35 Km / 22 mi.)
Taiping Taiping (49 Km / 30 mi.)
Sitiawan Sitiawan (59 Km / 37 mi.)
Pangkor Island Pangkor Island (72 Km / 45 mi.)
Penang Island Penang Island (130 Km / 81 mi.)
Kuala Selangor Kuala Selangor (138 Km / 86 mi.)
Selangor Selangor (138 Km / 86 mi.)

FAQ about Ipoh Hostels

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

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FAQ about Ipoh Hostels

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Homey Hostel is the best hostel in Ipoh for families.

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  • 7 hotels
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This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Ipoh.

Beds In Garden Hostel Ipoh is the best rated hostel for partying in Ipoh.
It offers: Bar, Nightclub.

Travel Tips for Ipoh - from the Community

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Your Packing List for Ipoh

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

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 Ipoh