Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Selangor, Malaysia. You can choose from 1 Selangor hostels. In total, there are 1 cheap places to stay in Selangor such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $9 for a dorm.
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 Steph
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?
There is exactly 1 Hostel in Selangor, Malaysia. Hostelz.com compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site.
Moon Eleven Hostel is the best hostel in Selangor for families.
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Batu Caves Batu Caves is a an iconic and popular tourist attraction in Selangor. Site of a Hindu temple and shrine, Batu Caves attracts thousands of worshippers and tourists, especially during the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam. A limestone outcrop located just north of Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves has three main caves featuring temples and Hindu shrines. Its main attraction is the large statue of the Hindu God at the entrance, besides a steep 272 climb up its steps to finally view the stunning skyline of the city centre. Monkeys frolic around the caves, and it is a popular spot for rock climbing enthusiasts. Paintings and scenes of Hindu Gods can also be seen in the Ramayana Cave. Batu Caves is a place where you should not miss on your next visit to Malaysia!
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