Hostels in Selangor, Malaysia

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

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 hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Selangor hostels Steph

FAQ about Selangor Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Selangor. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Selangor. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right? shows all 2 Hostels in Selangor. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Moon Eleven Hostel is the best hostel in Selangor for families. compares prices for 2 hostels in Selangor, Malaysia.

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Your Packing List for Selangor

Your Packing List for Selangor

Pack smart, not hard

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

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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Selangor 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 Selangor, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
2 Total number of hostels
4.6 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Kuala Selangor (0 Km / 0 mi.)
Petaling Jaya (48 Km / 30 mi.)
Subang Jaya (50 Km / 31 mi.)
Kuala Lumpur (54 Km / 33 mi.)
Telok Panglima Garang (55 Km / 34 mi.)
Puchong (56 Km / 35 mi.)
Seri Kembangan (63 Km / 39 mi.)

Travel Tips for Selangor - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Selangor. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Selangor. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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