11 Hostels in Tanah Rata, Malaysia

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Tanah Rata, Malaysia. You can choose from 11 Tanah Rata hostels. In total, there are 19 cheap places to stay in Tanah Rata such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $9 for a dorm.

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Tanah Rata 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 Tanah Rata, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Party hostels in Tanah Rata


(De'Native Guest House is the best rated)

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Hostels in Tanah Rata 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 Tanah Rata for Solo Travellers

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

Looking for hostels in the area of Tanah Rata? We made it easy for you and put all hostels near Tanah Rata in a group. Find all hostels in Cameron Highlands.

Tanah Rata is the largest city in the Cameron Highlands and is nestled in the hillside of this magnificent area. Among the things that the area is most well known for are the tea plantations. You can take a trip from Tanah Rata out to one of the local plantations to learn about how tea is grown and processed to achieve the delicious cups of tea that we drink at home. The downtown area is also full of small cafes that do tea and scones -- this is one of the must dos in Tanah Rata. Another must-do on the food front is to go out for a meal of Chinese steamboat. There are different restaurants that line the streets with this specialty and the town is very well known for how well they do it.

Just outside of Tanah Rata there are a range of activities and places to visit like pick-your-own strawberry farms, butterfly and insect farms, and bee farms. If hiking is your thing there are some amazing hikes that you can do to some of the waterfalls in the area and if you are at the right time of year you may be lucky enough to come across the Rafflesia flower in full bloom, as these are the largest flowers in the world and a spectacular sight to see if you manage to catch them in their fifteen-day life cycle.

Hostels in Tanah Rata are scattered throughout the city center, on side streets off of the main street and on back roads. The town itself is fairly small and so most of the Tanah Rata hostels will be within walking distance to any amenities you may need.

Written by local enthusiast for Tanah Rata hostels

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Taman Negara Taman Negara (123 Km / 76 mi.)
Jerantut Jerantut (124 Km / 77 mi.)
Kuala Selangor Kuala Selangor (125 Km / 77 mi.)

FAQ about Tanah Rata Hostels

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

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FAQ about Tanah Rata Hostels

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Orchid Haven Lodge is the best hostel in Tanah Rata for families.

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De'Native Guest House is the best rated hostel for partying in Tanah Rata.
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Travel Tips for Tanah Rata - from the Community

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Your Packing List for Tanah Rata

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