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!
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 hostelsvcaulin