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.
- Bed Attitude Hostel – for female solo travelers
- Rembulan Langkawi Hostel – great for couples
- Two Peace House – top pick for backpackers
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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 you…
- are tired of crappy hostels!
- want a social Hostel to actually meet people
- are happy to spend $1 to $2 more for a much 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.
- 3 best hostels in detail
- cheapest hostels in Langkawi
- best hostels in Langkawi for solo travellers
- fun party hostels in Langkawi
- best hostels in Langkawi for couples
- discounts and promo codes
- How to book?
- all hostel and sights on a map
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.
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.
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The 3 Best Hostels in Langkawi
Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels in Langkawi.
We put all three accommodation on the map, you will find the map at the end of the article.
Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type
|🦸 Solo Traveler:||Rembulan Langkawi Hostel|
|🙎♀️ best for Female Solo Traveler:||Bed Attitude Hostel|
|🎒 For Backpackers:||Two Peace House Langkawi|
|👩❤️👨Couple Hostel:||Rembulan Langkawi Hostel|
|👨👩👦 Family Hostel:||Bed Attitude Hostel|
|👩💻 For Digital Nomads:||Bed Attitude Hostel|
|🧘 Cozy Hostel:||Two Peace House Langkawi|
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
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
- Solo travellers
3. Two Peace House
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.
What else do we love about this hostel?
- Air-conditioning & Fans
- Secure lockers
- 24hrs self service: coffee, tea & drinking water
- Wifi in all areas of hostel
For an extra charge you can add a breakfast which is actually available until 1pm… time it right and it covers two of your meals for the day!
The owners are very much involved in their hostel, and they are a big part of what makes this feel like a home-away-from-home.
Even though you’re minutes from the main street and beach, this remains a quiet place to lay your head at night.
This is one of the best hostels in Langkawi for
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.
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.
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.
What about the cheapest hostels in Langkawi?
Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Langkawi.
- Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Langkawi
- add your dates
- Order the listings by price
Simple as that.
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Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.
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How to book?
The most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.
We included some handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.
Read: Step-by-Step guide on how to book with 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 and good hostels, secure your room/bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.
The coolest Hostel App you need comes as well from Hostelworld. It gives you super cool features like you can contact your hostel mates beforehand, ask questions, and make plans together. Find more details in our review of the app.
Our Favorite Hostels in Langkawi 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.
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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.
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.
Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Langkawi.
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Note: Sweet Monkey Backpacker Hostel is permanently closed. Barkat Chalets is also closed.
CLOSED: BOBI’s Cafe Backpackers Hostel
Update: Our former #3 hostel has permanently closed.
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.
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