Starting the trip in Malaka I stayed at Ringos Foyer it’s cheap and cheerful but also very basic. Howard who runs the place is amazing and truly makes up for the rooms. On arrival I was invited on a bike ride to have a group meal with the others staying there, makes us for the distance away from the main town (although still walkable) this happens every night and is a great way to meet people. Booked through hostel world.
Holiday Inn Melaka hotel is lovely very stylish and trendy very comfortable bedding, spacious room and free stocked fridge (club rooms only). The hotel is in a convienient location and also has an infinity pool. For those not on a backpacker budget
In Kuala Lumpur sunshine beds is very popular, I can’t really fault this hostel. Good price free toast jam and hot drinks, convienient location right next to the train station. Very clean showers and toilets. The bunks come with own light and plug socket and own locker to keep valuables safe. Highly recommended hostel.
The cottage – Langkawi , I’m sad to say this is the worst place we stayed in Malaysia the room was small and cramped and smelt. It was really cheap so what can you expect.Only stayed for one night and checked into the below accomodation round the corner.
Soluna Guest House Langkawi Island, are so welcoming ending up staying 8 nights. A short walk into the main town although you have to go through a field, not sure how I would feel about it if I was on my own. The rooms are basic but it’s one of those places where the relaxing atmosphere well and truly makes it. The owners are great they organised a car for us to hire and they make a yummy breakfast too. The showers are clean and are washed down daily. The chill out area is great, with hammocks to chill and read with the beatiful field behind. There is also a good food market that is real good food and super cheap for dinner.
80s guesthouse Penang, another really good hostel everything is clean and comfortable. Sturdy bunks with own light and plug. Super clean showers and really hot too! The lady on reception is really helpful gives out maps and directions at any opportunity! Breakfast is included too which is nice. They also have a sister Hostel just up the road in the central location. The frame Hostel I also stayed here and is just as good as 80s Guesthouse furnishings are the same. Great service, cheap,clean and comfortable. Another highly recommended hostels.
Malaysia had the best quality of hostels throughout the trip and most definitely best value for money.