21 Hostels in Langkawi, Malaysia

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Langkawi, Malaysia. You can choose from 21 Langkawi hostels. In total, there are 37 cheap places to stay in Langkawi such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $4 for a dorm.

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

Total number of hostels


Average dorm price


Average private room price


Cheapest hostel in Langkawi


(Barkat Chalets is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Langkawi


(Purple Haze Tavern is the best rated)

Most Langkawi hostels are located in

Pantai Tengah, Kuah

Average rating of all hostels


Hostels in Langkawi 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 Langkawi for Solo Travellers

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

 View from Cable Car

Langkawi is a small Malaysian island, situated just off the coast of Penang. The island is known for being the "duty-free" island, as no tax is included on any commodity, including of course alcohol and cigarettes.

There is a ferry that operates twice daily between Penang and Langkawi. Most visitors drop into Langkawi only for the day, to make the most of its duty-free shopping, however the island has a lot more to offer than just this. Other than the many shopping malls and duty-free shops dotted around the island, there is an aquarium, a couple of small museums, beautiful sandy beaches, many small walking trails, and a cable car that goes up to the highest point of Langkawi, which provides spectacular views of the island and the ocean.

Langkawi has various accommodation options available, with the most popular budget option being hostels in Langkawi. Hostels in Langkawi are modern, clean, and spacious. Breakfast and Wi-Fi or internet access is usually included in the price. Most hostels in Langkawi also have access to hot water. Common areas are usually quite large, and sometimes include a TV, pool tables, computers, and/or book exchange. Communal kitchens are rare, however there is usually an onsite restaurant or bar, or a restaurant within a few minutes' walking distance.

It is advised to dress modestly when visiting Langkawi -- or Malaysia on the whole -- as the country is Islamic, and care should be taken so not to offend the local community or any other visitors to the island. Women should wear long-sleeved tops and long skirts or pants. Men should avoid walking around bare-chested.

Written by local enthusiast for Langkawi hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Langkawi hostels Kelly Sheldrick

Other Nearby Cities
Pantai Cenang Pantai Cenang (13 Km / 8 mi.)
Kampung Padang Masirat Kampung Padang Masirat (13 Km / 8 mi.)
Arau Arau (49 Km / 30 mi.)
Alor Star Alor Star (62 Km / 38 mi.)
Ko Lipe Ko Lipe (62 Km / 39 mi.)
Hat Yai Hat Yai (103 Km / 64 mi.)
Penang Island Penang Island (112 Km / 70 mi.)

FAQ about Langkawi Hostels

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

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FAQ about Langkawi Hostels

Hostelz.com shows all 21 Hostels in Langkawi. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.

Barkat Chalets is the best hostel in Langkawi for families.

Hostelz.com compares prices for 21 hostels in Langkawi, Malaysia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Langkawi such as

  • 6 hotels
  • 10 guesthouses

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

Purple Haze Tavern is the best rated hostel for partying in Langkawi.
It offers: Bar.

Travel Tips for Langkawi - from the Community

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Your Packing List for Langkawi

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