6 Hostels in Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. You can choose from 6 Johor Bahru hostels. In total, there are 16 cheap places to stay in Johor Bahru such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $5 for a dorm.

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Johor Bahru 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 Johor Bahru, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Cheapest hostel in Johor Bahru


(Memory Guesthouse Jb is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Johor Bahru

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Average rating of all hostels


Hostels in Johor Bahru 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 Johor Bahru for Solo Travellers

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

Guess what? Johor Bahru is also named and spelled Johor Baharu - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Johor Bharu is a city in the south of Peninsular Malaysia right at the border with Singapore -- that is the main reason the city has several hostels and shows up on any map! The city itself is not very vibrant, but you will feel the huge crowds in the city, as it is the main gateway to enter in Singapore coming from Malaysia by land –- if you are crossing the border, don't forget to get all the information about the conditions applied to your nationality. There are also regular ferries to Indonesia, namely Sumatra Island.

If you end up in the city, you won't stay long -– because there is no reason to, and nothing to really attract you, so head to the night market, the most lively place in the city. To get there, you just need to know where the train station is -– probably you will arrive in Johor Bharu by train -- and then cross the footbridge. You can't miss it -- it's just next to the Hindu temple. Here you can have good typical food for cheap prices with a good atmosphere.

The best way to arrive in Johor Bharu is by train, as the station is near the city center and it's an easy walk to Johor Bharu's hostels and to the night market. There is also an airport thirty kilometers away from the city -– you can find a regular shuttle bus to the city center in a regular basis. There's also a bus station, but from here you will need to catch a taxi to the city center.

There are only a few hostels in Johor Bharu but they are enough as just a few travelers stop in the city, so you shouldn't have problems if you do not book far in advance. Johor Bahru's hostels are fair with a good relation between price and quality, but expect them to be really simple and basic, just with essential facilities.

Written by local enthusiast for Johor Bahru hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Johor Bahru hostels CoffeeMarks

Other Nearby Cities
Singapore City Singapore City (22 Km / 14 mi.)
Batam Batam (46 Km / 29 mi.)
Bintan Island Bintan Island (89 Km / 55 mi.)
Mersing Mersing (108 Km / 67 mi.)
Muar Muar (147 Km / 91 mi.)
Kuala Rompin Kuala Rompin (153 Km / 95 mi.)
Tioman Island Tioman Island (155 Km / 96 mi.)

FAQ about Johor Bahru Hostels

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

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Your Packing List for Johor Bahru

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Johor Bahru 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 Johor Bahru