Perfect Ipoh Homestays: 12 Cool Airbnb in Ipoh Malaysia for less than 30$ a night

Looking for a warmer, more personalized stay in Ipoh? A place to stay with all your family, or where you can easily accommodate a large group of friends? Check out some of the best Airbnbs in Ipoh for that ultra-cozy Ipoh homestay experience.

Ipoh Perak attractions
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Traveling to Ipoh and looking for a place to stay while you check out its amazing sites, such as the Ipoh Cave Temples? You have landed on the right page.

Ipoh, the capital city of Perak state, is well-known for its food trail that competes with Penang food, and its charming old town. It’s a jump-off point to Perak’s best attractions, such as adventure capital Gopeng, Taiping, with its hill station Bukit Larut, scenic Taiping Lake Gardens, and delicious Taiping food, or the mangroves of Kuala Sepetang. The blissful Pangkor island, with its Kali Amman temple, is also close by.

There are many hotels where to stay Ipoh, but what if you wanted a cozier, more homey, apartment-like accommodation?

Then you should consider renting an Airbnb in Ipoh.

Ipoh’s Airbnb are often upholstered from private apartments, have some great price deals and perfect locations — ideally, you should stay either at the edge of the Old Town or in the midst of Ipoh’s New Town, just across the Kinta River.

Why Choose to Stay at Airbnb in Ipoh?

Because Airbnbs in Ipoh are run out of very modern apartments, most often located in areas of the city that are perfect to get around on foot, and located near to some lovely food options in Ipoh.

Airbnb in Ipoh is particularly suited for families and larger groups, as these apartments can often accommodate up to to 8 people at very competitive prices. Also, Airbnbs in Ipoh have kitchen facilities you can use to cook up a meal, relaxing with friends and family, and can at the best of times be rented long-term at very competitive prices.

Best Airbnb in Ipoh

The following is a selection of what we think are some of the best Airbnb accommodation in Ipoh. From fully furnished loft-like apartments that can host a whole family, to more intimate, heritage-styled private rooms, you’ll have all the inspiration you need to book your perfect Airbnb stay in Ipoh.

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1Dream Cottage

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Location: Ipoh city center – 2 minutes walk from Ipoh Mall Parade
Best for: Large groups or families who love shopping

This nice and private apartment it’s perfect for long stays or a cosy night with family or a group of friends. The two large suite-like rooms are set inside a private condominium equipped with swimming pool, sauna, and two parking lots for your own vehicles. Dream Cottage can accommodate up to 8 people and has a fully furnished kitchen, washing machine, LED TV for watching movies and, of course, has high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity.

Take a walk outside and you’ll be close to many of Ipoh’s famous hawker centers, where you can find famous Ipoh food like curry mee, chicken rice, chicken sliced hor fun, tou fu fah, moonlight hor, nasi kandar ganja and more.


2Octagon Suite

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Location: Ipoh Old Town — 5 minutes on foot from the Old Town
Best for: Central stay for the city’s heritage exploration

Enjoy the best that Ipoh Old Town has to offer at this swanky apartment that can host up to 5 guests. There’s a queen bed in one room and one in the living room, equipped with a balcony and a bathroom with bath-tub to soak and relax. It’s in walking distance to town and some of Ipoh’s iconic attractions like Concubine Lane and the Gerbang Malam market. For those who need to work, there’s high-speed Internet and a work station with a fully furnished kitchenette ready to use.


3Bit Suite Majestic H27

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Location: Between Ipoh’s Old and New Town
Best for: Families or Romantic Getaways

Set across the Kinta River in a quiet area of Ipoh, Bit Suite Majestic has two bedrooms and can host up to four people. It’s very stylish and personalized, with fast Internet, swimming pool and gym access, and guests reported that is also very well maintained and clean. It’s in walking distance to not-so-crowded eateries and hawker food joints, and is also not too far away from the Old Town. All in all, Bit Suite Majestic is a good spot to experience offbeat Ipoh like a local, and yet staying close enough to the Old Town’s most famous attractions.


4Winter @ Majestic Ipoh J21

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Location: Ipoh New Town in Jalan Yang Kalsom
Best for: Families with children and those who want to explore Ipoh’s New Town famous food

Having a winter-themed, stuffed polar bear-filled apartment in a tropical country like Malaysia is quite an oxymoron that will best appeal to kids. The two rooms are cozy and well-appointed and can host up to four people in a quiet area of Ipoh Old Town that’s pretty close to famous eateries such as Ipoh Tauge Ayam Lou Wong. By staying here, you can access to a gym and swimming pool, including one for kids, and climb to a rooftop deck for chilling and enjoying perfect sunset views. The Old Town is a few minutes drive away, too.


5Secret [email protected] Studio Octagon Ipoh

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Location: Ipoh New Town
Best for: Chic stay for a food bonanza

A nice private apartment with blue-hued walls and warm parquet floors to welcome your family or group of friends in a hotel-like environment. The bathroom has a bathtub and there’s a washing machine, and the kitchen is fully furnished  — all ideal details for those who like to stay back and cook for themselves using the induction cooker or microwave provided. Truth be told it’s not that you need it at all, as the place is smack center in Ipoh Old Town, and in walking distance to some of its best eateries, such as Lou Wong Bean Sprout Chicken, Restoran Tuck Kee, Ching Han Guan Biscuits, Funny Mountain Soya Beancurd, and Tong Sui Kai.


6B.Leaf [email protected] Tower

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Location: Ipoh Tower
Best for: Romantic couple stay with great views near to shopping malls and amenities

The popular Ipoh Tower is a swanky condominium in the north-central part of town, in five minutes walk to the popular shopping mall Ipoh Parade. The cost of this apartment is low as it’s tailored to host only two people for maximum privacy and comfort — an ideal haunt for couples looking for a central homestay in Ipoh. One of the perks is the two balconies which grant perfect views of both sunrise and sunset over the city and the nearby limestone peaks of the Kinta Valley. Recommended.


7Majestic Ipoh Homestay H1

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Location: South of Ipoh’s Old Town
Best for: Family stay with great views and in walking distance to Old Town

A whole apartment catering to up to 7 people, the Majestic Ipoh Homestay is tucked at the top floor of an upmarket condominium and boasts amazing Ipoh city views. The condo is in a quiet area of town, just to the south of the atmospheric Old Town, which can be reached in less than 10 minutes on foot. There’s car parking and of course, the condo’s Sky Deck is another good reason to stay here. The host manages several units in this place, so even bigger groups can be accommodated here easily. Check it out.


8Jomstay – Octagon Suite 3

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Location: Ipoh New Town
Best for: Large group stay in the midst of the action

Grey and white-hues make this apartment a relaxing, smart option for groups of up to five people. It’s located in the center of Ipoh’s New Town, in walking distance to both the famous Lou Wong Tauge Ayam restaurant and the Old Town — you can drive there in a few minutes. There’s one bedroom with a queen bed and a large living room that also acts as a sleeping space for an additional three people. The condo comes with a swimming pool and private car parking, and it’s a steal for the location and the services offered.


9Ipoh Town Getaway

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Location: Behind Jalan Masjid
Best for: Big group or family stay near Ipoh Old Town

Tucked across the Kinta River and right behind Jalan Masjid, with its row of street art and one of Perak’s most colorful, small mosques, this condominium homestay is perfectly located to make the best of your time in Ipoh’s Old quarter. There are five beds in two rooms to host up to seven people in a homey-like atmosphere decorated with care by the host. It’s the details, such as the low wooden tables with floor cushions, that help make this place even more intimate. A fully-furnished kitchenette and two bathrooms add to the convenience of the location.


10Santorini Palette @ Majestic Condo

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Location: Ipoh new town just off the Kinta River
Best for: Central and cozy homestay to experience Ipoh’s food and culture

The Majestic Condo is a hot address in Ipoh: in walking distance to the Old Town, it boasts a swimming pool and all the facilities of a great homestay. This apartment is the host’s work of love for Santorini island in Greece, and transfers that vibe to Ipoh, using a blue and white palette. It’s a cozy and modern apartment with wi-fi and set in the proximity of most of Ipoh’s famous eateries and night market. There’s a parking lot, but you can literally walk anywhere noteworthy from here.


11Le Maison GuestHouse

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Location: Ipoh New Town, walking distance to the Kinta River
Best for: Luxe homestay experience for families or large groups

Even if it’s called a “guesthouse”, this central Ipoh apartment is the perfect homestay solution for families or large groups who want a stylish place to be at a very reasonable price. The two bedrooms here can fit up to 6 people with four beds, there are two shower rooms, a large living room and balcony, plus a fully-equipped kitchen for those who really want to chill with their loved ones. All the beautiful things that Ipoh Old Town is known for, and the food of the New Town, are just a few minutes walk away. At last, the condo has a swimming pool, sauna, and 24-hour security.


12Union Jack @ Majestic Ipoh

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Location: Ipoh new town just off the Kinta River
Best for: Those who want to have a bit of Brit-themed fun

The Majestic has plenty of comfortable apartments on offer, but this, all themed with Britain’s Union Jacks, and also sporting a life-sized British-style telephone booth in the kitchen, is one not to miss for a quirky Ipoh stay. It fits four people, a perfect option for a small family, and it’s obviously very central and close to Ipoh Old Town. The only thing that’s missing is its own pub within the premises.


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