8 Hostels in Langkawi That Cost Below RM20 for Broke Backpackers

Looking forward to a trip to Langkawi Island and trying to find places to stay that are budget-friendly?

Well, I have tried to make a list of the best hostels under RM20 where you can choose to stay without worrying about the cost. Hostels have now become a thing in Malaysia. Apart from being budget-friendly, there are quite a few reasons to consider for staying at a hostel.

You get to meet interesting people whom you have never met. You get an opportunity to be acquainted with people belonging to different cultures and places. You’ll realize right away that you are surrounded by people who are quite fun in their unique way. You might even end up making great bonds with them. In fact, who knows you might as well plan your next trip with them. Hostel experiences turn out to be super amazing which you will cherish forever. And once you are at it, there is no looking back!

On that note, take a look at some of the best hostels where you can enjoy your trip without burning a hole in your pocket in Langkawi Island.

  1. BONOBO HOSTEL
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BONOBO Hostel is the cheapest hostel to be at while you are in Langkawi. This hostel is all about simplicity, beautiful corners, clean and tidy, lovely people around, and a great overall vibe.

This property offers: A mixed dormitory, single room, double room, locker, shared bathrooms, and a shared lounge to spend some time indulging in fun-filled games and other entertaining activities include a billiard table as well as free Wi-Fi and breakfast at the café too.

Cost: RM14/night

2. VILA THAI

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Vila Thai is conveniently within a 10-minute walk to the famous Pantai Cenang and is no doubt one of the best hostels to experience a relaxing stay. A favorite amongst travelers, this hostel is situated along Jalan Bohor Tempoyak. This property featuring brightly painted green walls, spacious air-conditioned rooms are simply furnished with a desk, an electric kettle, and a flat-screen TV. Rooms come with an attached bathroom offering a shower facility.

This property offer: A spa and wellness center, where guests can indulge in a pampering massage. Guests may also rent a bike or car to explore the area and visit nearby attractions.

Cost: RM15/night

3. TWO PEACE HOUSE

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Two Peace House is set in Pantai Cenang, 2.7 km from Airport Beach and 500 m from Laman Padi Langkawi. The property is located 1.5 km from Underwater World Langkawi, 1.1 km from Cenang Mall, and 13 km from Makam Mahsuri. 

This property offer: Boasting a shared lounge, garden, BBQ facilities, free WiFi, shared kitchen, a tour desk, and ticket service for guests.

Cost: RM15/night

4. DAR YASMINE MOTEL

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Set in Cenang Beach, Dar Yasmine Motel offers accommodation with a shared lounge, free private parking, a garden, and barbecue facilities. Boasting room service, this property also provides guests with a children’s playground. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a shared kitchen, and free WiFi.

This property offer: All guest rooms come with a dishwasher, microwave, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer, and a desk. The rooms at the hostel are fitted with a private bathroom and bed linen.

Cost: RM16/night for a bunk bed in the female dormitory room

5. MOTODORM BACKPACKERS

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This hostel, which is near Langkawi Bird Paradise, Kuah Jetty, and only 3 kilometers away from Dataran Helang. Book this hostel if you are coming by ferry. Rooms are equipped with a patio with mountain views. All in all, it is a beautifully designed space for all budding travelers. Buffet breakfast is available each morning.

This property offer: All rooms are fitted with a fridge, toaster, a kettle, a shower, slippers, and a desk. With a shared bathroom, rooms at the hostel also boast free WiFi. All units have a private bathroom, a hairdryer, and bed linen.

Cost: RM17/night

6. PERINTIS MOTEL

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Perintis Motel is located in Kuah, 3.5 km from Langkawi Kristal, 4.2 km from Sungai Kilim Nature Park, 4.2 km from Langkawi Bird Paradise and 5 km from Dataran Helang. This property also features family rooms.

This property offer: Free WiFi and free private parking.

Cost: RM19/night for a bunk bed in dormitory

7. OHANA LANGKAWI HOSTEL

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OHANA Langkawi Hostel is one of those cozy backpacker hostels. You will find it tucked in a scenic, peaceful corner of Tanjung Rhu, 2.6 km from Shark Bay Beach where you can watch daily sunset at the fullest. Perks of being here include: getting to enjoy the stunning beach & scenery.

This property offer: Free breakfast, sun terrace, shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. They also offer entertainment staff and a tour desk.

Cost: RM19/night

8. LET’S GO TO MARKET HOSTEL

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Boasting a shared lounge, Let’s go to Market Hostel is located in the center of the town of Kuah, as the name implies. It’s just 2.9 km away from Langkawi Kristal, 3.1 km from Sungai Kilim Nature Park, 3.1 km from Langkawi Bird Paradise, 3.7 km from Dataran Helang and 38 km from Pulau Payar Marine Park.

This property offer: All rooms in the hostel are fitted with a kettle. At Let’s go to Market Hostel the rooms include a shared bathroom.

Cost: RM19/night

You don’t have to be rich to travel well. These are a few of the cheap hostels where you can have a guaranteed budget and a pleasant stay!

Footnote: The prices may vary depending on days and seasons, but you still would get less than RM20


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Sharifuddin is a travel writer and blogger for sharifuddinlennon.com