Langkawi is popular among island lovers and adventurers who come to have an enjoyable holiday getaway and challenge themselves to take part in adrenaline-inducing activities. Here are the best backpacker hostels in Langkawi to stay in if you are looking for an adventure but also keen on spending your travel budget wisely.
Inspired by Austrian Dasparkhotel, this unique concept hotel features concrete tubes with a minimalist approach. These colourful capsules provide a relaxing space and invite you to mesmerise at the Langkawi’s sea and sunset views. All rooms include a fully dressed king-size bed, ample space for storage beneath the bed, light, sockets, and fans. Fill up your ‘me-time’ by lying on the day-bed and chilling out at the bar, café, or Lepak Lounge. Take part in island tours, cruises, and jungle trekking to explore the wonders of the tropical Langkawi Island.
Barkat Chalets is an ideal spot to connect with nature and explore the beautiful Dayang Bunting Island. Enjoy your quiet time by soaking in the panoramic sun and tranquil sea views. Go kayaking and motorbiking, or explore the island’s jungle and rubber plantations. Try fishing trips or relax by the beach as well. The chalet serves affordable Malaysian food, vegetarian, and vegan meals. Make yourself at home with free water, coffee, and tea at the dining hut. You need to buy your own alcoholic beverages in Langkawi before arriving.
This lovely hostel is nestled between rice paddy fields and a coconut orchard. The villas are surrounded by tropical gardens. The rooms are furnished with a resting area and basic amenities. Right in the centre of Cenang Beach, it is a short walking distance to restaurants with different cuisines, recreational activities, boutique shops and many more. It takes seven minutes to reach Cenang Beach, the longest beach in Langkawi. You can rent scooters and tour vans to explore the island.
This basic dorm hostel exudes a laid-back island lifestyle. Unwind from your backpacking travels in Langkawi and Southeast Asia by laying on cosy and comfortable beds. This hostel has two units of four-bed dorm rooms. There, you can meet new friends in the garden, indoor communal area, and outdoor communal area. Be amazed by Langkawi’s surfing culture at the Kawifornia surfing concept store. Have scrumptious meals at the Barrel Backyard BBQ. Chill out at Tengah Beach, which is a five-minute walk from the hostel.
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