This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you 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 Selangor.
Selangor, Malaysia, is a state on the west coast of Peninsula Malaysia. The state surrounds the commercial and government administrative capital cities of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya respectively, and is the most developed, affluent, and urbanized state in all of Malaysia. The state is bordered by the Straits of Malacca on the west, Perak and Pahang to the north, and Negeri Semibilan to its south. There are nine districts in Selangor, including Sepang (home to the Sepang F1 Grand Prix Circuit and KL International Airport), and Klang (Selangor's port district). Other areas of note include Kuala Selangor, a popular local tourist destination to view the serenity of night fireflies, and Bukit Melawati, a historic palace complex with tombs and treasure caves.
Shah Alam, the state capital of Selangor, is home to the majestic Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque (also locally known simply as Shah Alam Mosque), the second-largest mosque in Southeast Asia. It is also home to the iconic structure of the Shah Alam Stadium. Completed in the mid-nineties, it is still used today for concerts, athletics, and football matches.
Taman Tasik Selatan houses the new integrated bus terminal (Terminal Bas Bersepadu Taman Tasik Selatan) and is a common bus gateway route to access other areas of Malaysia such as Ipoh, Penang, Johor Baru, Kuantan, Taman Negara, and Kuala Terrenganu. The area is a mix of older and newer developments, most of which are low- to medium-cost housing estates, making this area a good pick for the budget hostel traveler looking for a quick stopover en route to other parts of Malaysia.
Like in most areas in the country, hostels in Selangor, Malaysia, are not as common as homestays and hotels with private room facilities. Hostels in Selangor, Malaysia, that you do find tend to be run on upper floors of "shop houses," or converted residential homes in suburban areas.
Written by local enthusiast for Selangor hostelsSteph