Hostel in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

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Get to know Petaling Jaya (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 Petaling Jaya. To help you make friends with Petaling Jaya before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, is a satellite city in Selangor, next to the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. Colloquially known as PJ to the local communities that live around the area, it is an important business and commercial districts, with numerous shopping malls and multinational businesses based in and around the area. Tech giants such as IBM and Paypal have their Malaysian headquarters here, as well as companies such as Mondelez International.

Like the rest of Malaysia, PJ's weather hovers around the thirty-three degrees Celsius mark (ninety degrees Fahrenheit) across the whole year. Public transport in and around the area is relatively good, with the existing light rail transit (LRT) a convenient way to travel downtown to Kuala Lumpur, and improving with the Klang Valley mass rail transit (MRT) line linking Sungai Buloh to Kajang (traversing many Petaling Jaya landmarks to central Kuala Lumpur) launched recently. As a result, PJ is a burgeoning middle class area with a diverse range of food and consumer services available. Some of the notable shopping malls in the area include One Utama (the world's sixth-largest shopping mall), The Curve, Paradigm Mall, Starling, Atria, and Sunway Pyramid. One of the two IKEAs surrounding the Kuala Lumpur area is also located here, in Mutiara Damansara.

Shared Petaling Jaya, Malaysia hostels are not as common as cheap hotels and homestays; but you can find a few Petaling Jaya, Malaysia hostels in the older districts of SS2 and PJ Old State. Most locals do not like shared accommodation, and if you do find a Petaling Jaya, Malaysia hostel advertised in English, they tend to differentiate themselves as art projects or hipster collectives. On the other end of the spectrum, some shared hostels in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, are only accessible if you speak a local dialect or language, such as Malay or Chinese, and cater mostly for longer-staying guests who have moved to the area to work or study. You will find these advertised in local newspapers or online forums.

Written by local enthusiast for Petaling Jaya hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Petaling Jaya hostels Steph

FAQ about Petaling Jaya Hostels

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

There is exactly 1 Hostel in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Hostelz.com compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site.
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Your Packing List for Petaling Jaya

Your Packing List for Petaling Jaya

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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:

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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Petaling Jaya 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 Petaling Jaya, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
7.8 Average rating of all hostels

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