Bunk In At KL's Most Chic Hostels For As Low As $13!

By Bella Arti | 07, Jun, 2019
Bunk In At KL's Most Chic Hostels For As Low As $13!

Kuala Lumpur is known to be one of the most visited city for backpackers. It is pretty easy and cheap to roam around the city of KL which makes it safe and affordable for a first solo trip. It is rich in culture, history, and there is a whole array of religious sites you can visit.

KL has so much to offer! There are plenty of hostels available in KL, but not all of them are worth a stay. If you are doing a solo or getaway trip with your friends, you will need a place to impress.

Cheap but stylish hostels? We definitely got you! If you are planning to backpack to KL but have not really decided where to stay, we have gathered..... drum roll

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5 MOST CHIC HOSTELS TO BUNK IN KL for as low as S$13!

1. Bunk & Bilik Jalan Ipoh | Bunk & Bilik Sri Petaling

Credit: Bunk & Bilik Jalan Ipoh

Credit: Bunk & Bilik Sri Petaling

Bunk & Bilik is a contemporary designed hostel located in both Jalan Ipoh and Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur. This hostel accommodates bunk beds and private rooms (bilik in Bahasa Melayu). So, you can choose your room based on your budget or your privacy needs. Talking about price, Bunk & Bilik’s shared bunk bedroom type is priced at only SGD 14.

Seriously, don’t believe me? Check out their website for more information lahh!

Credit: Bunk & Bilik Jalan Ipoh

Credit: Bunk & Bilik Sri Petaling

If you're new to hostels, the bunk beds are located in a shared room. Every shared room comes with its own shared bathroom. The most important thing is, you do not have to worry about being in the same room with the opposite gender. In Bunk & Bilik, you can choose to book a bed in a mixed-gender room or a female-only room.

Credit: Bunk & Bilik Jalan Ipoh

Credit: Bunk & Bilik Sri Petaling

The Bunk & Bilik at Sri Petaling has a dark and industrial, minimalist look while the Bunk & Bilik at Jalan Ipoh has a bright, vibrant look to it. You can expect well-maintained amenities, cozy lounge areas as well as bits and pieces of the Malaysian culture at every corner of the hostels. Don't miss the chance to grab a sit at their dining tables to experience communal dining the Malaysian way! And did we mention? Refreshments are free to flow guys!

Price per night: Starting from SGD 13
Address:
 646, Sultan Azlan Shah Street, Segambut, 51200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 9, Radin Bagus Street, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Website | Facebook | Instagram (Jalan Ipoh) | Instagram (Sri Petaling)

2. Mingle @ Chinatown | Mingle @ High Street 

Does sleeping in a 100-year-old building sounds fun to you? Then this one is perfect for you!

To start off, Mingle has two hostels located right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, one in Chinatown and the other in High Street. Mingle hostels provide shared rooms with bunk beds as well as private rooms. Both located just 5 minutes away from LRT stations, these hostels makes it super simple to get around Kuala Lumpur.

Credit: Mingle Chinatown

Credit: Mingle High Street

Let's talk about Mingle Hostel at Chinatown. This building has been around for about A CENTURY! Although it has been occupied for so long, it is safe to bunk into this hostel as they have been perfectly restored. The interior (and exterior) of Mingle @ Chinatown gets us all excited because it truly takes you back to the 1900s. Imagine peeling walls and wooden rattan lounge chairs.

Credit: Mingle Chinatown

Credit: Mingle Chinatown

Moving on to Mingle @ High Street, it isn't that different. However, Mingle @ High Street takes you to colonial times. The High Street hostel is a lot brighter as compared to the one in Chinatown. Somehow it gives off the olden days atas (high-end) vibe. To top it all off, Mingle @ High Street is also the first ever hostel in KL to have their very own swimming pool within the hostel.

Credit: Mingle High Street

Credit: Mingle High Street

Price per night: Starting from SGD 20
Address:
 53, Sultan Street, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 22, Tun H S Lee Street, City Centre, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Website | Facebook | Instagram

3. The Bed KLCC

Credit: The Bed KLCC

Strategically located in Kuala Lumpur's Golden triangle, The Bed KLCC is the best and cheapest place to stay if you are looking at staying in the city area. Though everything about this hostel is strategically designed to fit as many travelers, the brick walls and 'fireplace' still evokes some coziness within the hostel. This hostel is extremely close to major shopping malls such as Suria KLCC and the famous Petronas Twin Towers.

Credit: The Bed KLCC

Everything about this hostel is systematic, clean design and well-maintained. Built in 2017, this capsule hostel accommodates air-conditioned shared bunk beds and private rooms for single travelers.

What we love most about this hostel is how there are weekly Friday movie nights for guests! Located just behind the building is a whole stretch of stalls serving local food. So if you're looking for some authentic Malaysia experience, grab a chair and dig into some Roti Canai for breakfast! Getting around KL gets even easier, knowing that there is a free GOKL shuttle bus stop right in front of the building.

Price per night: Starting from S$18
Address: VORTEX KLCC, 12, Sultan Ismail Street, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Website | Facebook | Instagram

4. Paper Plane Hostel

Credit: Paper Plane Hostel

Located in the corner of Bukit Bintang, the Paper Plane Hostel is the best-rated hostel to stay in KL. Away from the hustle and bustle of Bukit Bintang, the Paper Plane Hostel is nestled in a calm and quiet environment. The building was once an old colonial house that was rebuilt into the hostel it is today.

Credit: Paper Plane Hostel

The walls of Paper Plane Hostel is carefully decorated with black decals that turn it into an artsy hostel. The Paper Plane Hostel a mix of double and triple bunk beds. If you're a solo traveler, you can also opt for a single bedroom. Once you step into the Paper Plane Hostel, you'll be greeted with a full glasshouse lobby. Did we mention that this hostel has its own rooftop garden? Oh yes, they do!

Price per night: Starting from S$23
Address: 
15, Sin Chew Kee Street, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Website | Facebook | Instagram


5. BackHome KL

Credit: BackHome Hostel

Located in the bustling area of the financial and historical district in KL, BackHome is an interesting boutique hostel to stay. Restored from 6 colonial shop houses, BackHome offers you a spacious contemporary designed place to stay.

Credit: BackHome Hostel

Double and gender-based dorm rooms are accommodated in this hostel. There is a large light-field courtyard in the middle where you can hang around, meeting new people or have a good conversation with your friends.

Credit: BackHome Hostel

Very much well-designed as it has been awarded by Malaysian Architecture Association’s PAM Award for “Best Adaptive Re-use”, this place guarantees you the best backpacking experience you could ever get.

Delivering to its name, BackHome motto is to make sure that you should receive home comforts while staying here.

Price per night: Starting from S$15
Address: 
30, Tun H S Lee Street, City Centre, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Website | Facebook | Instagram

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