3 Best Hostels in Langkawi, Malaysia

3 Best Hostels in Langkawi – Modern Design Hostels by an Idyllic White Sand Beach

Island lovers and beach enthusiasts, prepare yourself to discover the best hostels in Langkawi, Malaysia!

Also known as the Jewel of Kedah, this archipelago is made up of 99 islands in the Malacca Strait. In this guide, we focus on hostels that are found on the main and biggest island called Langkawi.

Fact: Most of the hostels are found in Pantai Cenang area on the island, one the busiest and most popular beach towns in Langkawi.

Your shortcut:

  1. Bed Attitude Hostel – for female solo travelers
  2. Rembulan Langkawi Hostel – great for couples
  3. BOBI’s Cafe Backpackers Hostel – top pick for backpackers

Note: Sweet Monkey Backpacker Hostel is permanently closed. Barkat Chalets is also closed.

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Prepare yourself for huge privacy-led dorms, fun activities and wonderfully central locations just a stone’s throw from the beach.

This guide is perfect for YOU, when …

  • tired of bad and crappy hostels
  • want to avoid the “young party kids”
  • happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience

Compare all the best hostels in Kuala Lumpur here.

We’ve also put together a guide to the best hostels in Penang which is well worth a visit if you’re backpacking the country.

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Quick Introduction to Langkawi

Average price for a bed: Hostels in Langkawi cost 4€ – 7€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 10€ up to 18€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.

Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.

Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.

New to Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. We especially recommend to read:

The 3 Best Hostels in Langkawi

Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels in Langkawi.

  1. Bed Attitude Hostel
  2. Rembulan Langkawi Hostel
  3. BOBI’s Cafe Backpackers Hostel

We put all three accommodation on the map, you will find the map at the end of the article.

1. Bed Attitude Hostel

When it comes to our favourite hostel in Langkawi, we wanted to deliver a hostel that offers the best of both worlds; private space and excellent social opportunities.

At Bed Attitude Hostel this is entirely possible.

Chill and play pool in the afternoons, and join in balcony parties during the evening!

Since 2019 this hostel has provided fantastic capsule style dorm rooms that are set to impress.

Each capsule is kitted out with everything you possibly need for ultimate relaxation and sleep. Privacy curtain, light, USB dock, security lockers – you name it!

And some of the rooms are huge! 32-beds is the max size, but you can also opt for a 4-bed option, either mixed or female-only.

What else do we love about Bed Attitude?

  • Free use of pool table
  • Cheap drinks available
  • Big social area w/ tables, beanbags, sofas

As the common area is one big space, with an attached kitchen, it’s naturally where travellers gather to socialise. This makes meeting new people super easy here.

Group activities are encouraged by the staff, and there’s usually a good mix of traveller types to mingle with.

Location: On the main strip of Pantai Cenang where there’s plenty of bars and good food. The beach is an easy 5-minute walk away, too!

This is one of the best hostels in Langkawi for

  • Female solo travellers
  • Digital nomads
Book Bed Attitude Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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2. Rembulan Langkawi Hostel

Next up is a smaller hostel with a more relaxed vibe within a quirky up-cycled design.

Rembulan Langkawi Hostel is just 450m from the pristine Cenang beach front and an ideal base to explore Langkawi.

“Rembulan is an idyllic island retreat with exposed brickwork and stunning artwork on the common area.”

There are more private rooms than there are dorms here, so bare this in mind.

In fact, there are a total of 4 private rooms and just one 8-bed mixed dorm on offer. This certainly creates an intimate feel about the place and leaves the atmosphere pretty chilled.

What’s nice is that the two brothers that run the hostel are very involved with guests. Their friendliness and helpful attitudes really stand out!

Note: Reception is open limited hours and they only accept cash at check in.

Walk around the hostel and you’ll notice endless little details such as a dart board, bamboo & crate decor, wall art and living plants.

The overall design is certainly worthy of featuring on your Instagram story.

Oh, and breakfast is included!

Location: In popular Pantai Cenang on Langkawi island. In case you missed it, the beach is a short 5 minute walk from the property!

This is one of the best hostels in Langkawi for

  • Couples
  • Solo travellers
Book Rembulan Langkawi Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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3. BOBI’s Cafe Backpackers Hostel

Last but not least, we welcome you to have a look at BOBI’s Cafe Backpackers Hostel – a top backpackers in Langkawi!

Here we have a real high contender for any backpacker that enjoys a laid-back environment that’s set up perfectly for social butterflies on a budget. It certainly has more of a guest house kind of vibe.

If you want to be right by the beach, you can’t beat this location which is a mere 200m from Cenang beach front!

Let’s have a quick look at the perks:

  • Stunning artwork
  • BBQ area
  • Huge communal space
  • Free Asian/American breakfast

Now, let’s be frank about the rooms. They’re not overly impressive, with basic beds and layout. However, they are spacious and you still get linen included.

There are 5 private rooms and 3 dorm rooms to choose from. They all have ceiling fans and air conditioning to keep you cool.

If you fancy, you can make use of the free bicycle rental and go exploring the area.

There is a small bar onsite, with a big pool table and plenty of outside seating. Whilst this isn’t technically a party hostel, there’s often big gatherings of people enjoying a few drinks.

Location: Right on the beach in Pantai Cenang.

This is one of the best hostels in Langkawi for

  • Backpackers
Book BOBI’s Cafe Backpackers Hostel

Compare prices and read reviews at: Hostelworld

BOBI's Cafe Backpackers Hostel is one of the best hostels in Langkawi, Malaysia

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What about cheapest hostels in Langkawi?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels. Forget hotels!

We think, it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.

Why?

The difference is usually 1-2€ ($1-2) per night, and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen.

However, if you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Langkawi.

  1. Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Langkawi
  2. Order the listing by price

Simple as that.

Read: 15 hacks for booking hostels

Make sure you use then the other filters and rank per price.

Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight on what to expect.

Best Hostels in Langkawi for Solo Travellers?

What is seriously the best hostel in Langkawi for solo-travellers?

It has to be Bed Attitude Hostel all the way!

The team here encourage you to bring “NO BAD ATTITUDE and GOOD VIBES ONLY” to protect the wonderful atmosphere they have created here.

There’s no doubt that female solo travellers will love the luxurious, cosy 4-bed female dorms.

Solo travellers of all kinds can get social in the hug 20 or 32-bed dorms, or in the big common area where activities are encouraged.

When you’ve had enough, simply retreat to your private capsule and pull the curtain closed.

Book Bed Attitude Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Bed Attitude Hostel is one of the best hostels in Langkawi, Malaysia

Wait a minute, we have one more option for you!

If you’re a solo traveller backpacking Langkawi, you surely need a great Langkawi backpackers hostel.

Two Peace House Langkawi is a popular accommodation in Langkawi and for obvious reasons. 

It’s a cosy little place with just 3 rooms holding four beds each, and an easy one minute walk from the main area of Pantai Cenang.

Details such as privacy curtains, common kitchen and help with booking fun activities create a warm home-away-from-home.

Book Two Peace House here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Two Peace House is one of the best hostels in Langkawi, Malaysia

Party Hostels in Langkawi

There are no crazy party hostels in this part of Malaysia. Anyway, we help you to avoid the young party kids and find a tasteful party atmosphere that isn’t OTT.

Going back to our #1 choice Bed Attitude Hostel, we’d say this is the best option for a fun time.

It’s thanks to the well-designed and spacious common area, plus free access to the pool table and cheap drinks that really set the stage for creating good memories.

Just a reminder: This hostel offers the best of both worlds, so you can have a good time but also get a good night’s sleep.

As it’s located on the main strip, it’s easy to walk to a nearby bar and continue the night there.

Book Bed Attitude Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Bed Attitude Hostel is one of the best hostels in Langkawi, Malaysia

Best Hostels in Langkawi for Couples?

We’ve already mentioned Rembulan Langkawi Hostel as a great option for couples as there are more private rooms here than dorms. It’s a great choice for sociable couples.

However, if you prefer your own space, you’ll likely enjoy Tubotel.

This is a unique concept budget hotel that focuses on quirky tube rooms with stunning offshore island views.

It’s a minimalist accommodation that includes breakfast, a restaurant and good free Wifi. The big deck space and strong Wifi is good for digital nomads, too.

Book Tubotel here

Compare prices and check availability at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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How to book?

We recommend using Booking.com or Hostelworld for your reservations.

Hostelworld is the most popular website when it comes to hostel bookings.

Read: step-by-step guide on how to book with Hostelworld

On both platforms your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included the handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

Here is the overview:

  1. Bed Attitude Hostel Cenang: Booking.com | Hostelworld
  2. Rembulan Langkawi Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
  3. BOBI’s Cafe Backpackers Hostel : Hostelworld

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible!

All of Langkawi best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish hostels, secure your room or bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

Any Discounts?

Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Langkawi. I know, it’s a pity. You can subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox.

You can find all our hostel discounts worldwide here.

All 3 Hostels put on a map + sights

Let us have a look on the map. Below we list all three best Langkawi hostels on a map.

Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map having all sights and potential hostels on it. We thought this map will help you with planning your trip too.

We also included the main tourist attractions you’ve to know in this list. Let us show you:

  • Langkawi Skybridge Cable Car
  • Tanjung Rhu Beach
  • Seven Wells Waterfall
  • Temurun Waterfall
  • Ayer Hangat Village

Although popular, we wouldn’t recommend visiting Underwater World in Langkawi.

FYI: Pantai Tengah is the longest stretch of beach in Langkawi and a continuation of Pantai Cenang.

Flights to Langkawi?

We enjoy Omio.com and Kiwi.com to find cheap flights all over Langkawi.

This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over Malaysia and find the cheapest rates for the area.

Here is our review of Kiwi.

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FAQs

How safe is travelling solo in Langkawi for a girl?

Langkawi is very safe for solo female travellers, yet like with everywhere else in the world it’s important to take steps to avoid any problems.

Here are 39 simple and effective safety travel tips.

We always recommend staying in hostels and using a locker for your valuables. Read our guide answering Are Hostels Safe? 13 Safety Tips.

What are the best ways to travel between Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi?

The easiest way it to take a flight which takes just over one hour. Otherwise, you can take a bus to Kuala Perlis which takes 7 hours, and then a ferry taking a further 1.25 hours.

More guides

Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Langkawi.

We did the leg work for you and bring you more hostel guides to destinations:

You can find all our new and updates articles for Best Hostels in here.

We also created a huge guide to hostels. Here we cover how to build lifetime friendships in hostels, the perfect packing list and more.

Over to you

So dear reader, there you have it. We wonder which hostel Langkawi you will choose!

Was this useful? Do you have any questions, doubts?

Then please please leave us a comment. This list of awesome Langkawi hostels should be as informative and useful as possible.

Your question will help me to understand what I have missed to mention.

Therefore, drop us a comment, we are keen to help you!

Last note: Our commitment

This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place on a budget! We ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what.

At Hostelgeeks we will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. Our promise is to only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!

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Your Smart Packing List

It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should always carry in your backpack.

The most important things to pack are:

Read the full packing list here.

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