10 Best Coliving and Coworking in Malaysia + Hostels, Hotels & Airbnbs

Coliving and coworking spaces are becoming increasingly popular around the world. Most people are quitting their regular 9 to 5 corporate jobs in favor of a more holistic lifestyle.

Many countries are embracing the coliving and coworking way of life. One such country is Malaysia. It is not only one of the best places to live in South East Asia, but also a country that promotes the sense of community that coliving allows.

Finding a coliving and coworking space can be difficult, but not impossible. To ease your search, this helpful guide lists some of the best coliving and coworking spaces in Malaysia.

10 Best Coworking & Coliving Spaces in Malaysia

Penthouse on 34 — Best Luxury Coliving

  • Price: ~$13 per night
  • Location: Kuala Lumpur
  • Features: Infinity pool, WiFi, gym, accessible for guests with disabilities
  • Room Types: 4, 6, and 8 bed mixed dorm room, double room, double room with balcony
  • Organized Activities: Excursions around the city, yoga in the sky, and social meet-ups.
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: booking.com (4 out of 5 – 462 reviews), Hostelworld.com (4.5 out of 5 – 430 reviews)

Described as the highest hostel in Kuala Lumpur, Penthouse on 34 is a duplex converted into a coliving space. It boasts a rooftop terrace where you can bask in the city’s skyline and an infinity pool.

The hostel prides itself on being a tranquil and calm space, perfect for anyone looking to recover from wild adventures. With their fitness center and jacuzzi, it’s hard not to feel relaxed at Penthouse on 34.

Conveniently located near all Kuala Lumpur’s points of interest, like the PWTC train station and Sunway Putra Mall, this hostel is perfect for anyone exploring the city. Penthouse on 34 regularly hosts food tours and other social events if you want to meet other travelers.

The only downside to this place is that it is only for coliving, so there aren’t any designated coworking areas. Guests have access to amenities in Regalia Residence, including a cafe with wifi where you can work.

What we liked: We loved the friendly staff and the stunning views.

Check Availability | Hostelworld.com and Booking.com

Modern Apartment in Jalan Yap Kwan Seng — Best Private Rooms

  • Price: ~ $270
  • Location: Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Kuala Lumpur
  • Features: WiFi, gym, swimming pool, kitchen, Netlfix, coworking area
  • Room Types: Single pocket room, Queen room, Signature (king) room
  • Organized Activities: None
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: coliving.com (5 out of 5 – 5 reviews)

This homely coliving space gives you the options of different private rooms based on your needs. It combines elements of work and fun to promote a productive coworking space.

The mission of the space is to provide residents with affordable luxury through the various workspaces and forms of entertainment like Netflix and video games during your downtime. This modern apartment also provides you with all the amenities such as washers and dryers you need to make your stay more relaxing.

What we liked: The spaces afford you privacy through individual rooms while allowing you to meet new people and make friends.

Check Availability | Coliving.com

Rural House Coliving — Best Relaxing Coliving Space

  • Price: ~$225 per month
  • Location: Langkawi, Malaysia
  • Features: 1 private room, male and female coliving rooms, 4 outdoor tents, coworking area, WiFi
  • Room Types: A shared room, private room, or private outdoor tent
  • Organized Activities: Monthly events where you can meet and mingle with the locals
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: coliving.com (5 out of 5 – 2 reviews)

This small, rural space located near Langkawi international airport is ideal for anyone looking for a stay away from the busy city. The beach is a 2-minute walk from the bungalow.

Rural House Coliving boasts one private room, a male room with two beds, and a female room with three beds. Facilities like the bathroom, kitchen, and common space are shared. The bungalow also includes breakfast for guests, bikes, and other amenities.

If you are a bit of a gardener, there is also a planter box where you can plant vegetables. The property also has many mango trees that you can pick from.

What we liked: We enjoyed the rural feel of the coliving space without having to sacrifice modern luxuries like fast WiFi.

Check Availability | Coliving.com

The Frame Guesthouse — Best Budget Coliving & Coworking Space

  • Price: ~ $9.21 per night
  • Location: Penang, Malaysia
  • Features: WiFi, air conditioning, lockers for dorm rooms, 24-hour security
  • Room Types: Private rooms, mixed dorms, female-only dorm
  • Organized Activities: None
  • Other Locations: Old Penang Guesthouse and The 80s Guesthouse
  • Ratings: Hostelworld.com (4.3 out of 5 – 1232 reviews), Booking.com (4.2 out of 5 – 470 reviews)

The Frame Guesthouse is a revamped 3-story shophouse that previously housed a frame-maker shop. It is close to Penang Peranakan Mansion, Fort Cornwallis, and Penang Jetty.

The entire guest house is minimalist and has a rustic feel to it with its rough, peeling walls. Each bunk bed has a reading lamp and an electric plug. There is also a common area where you can work during the day.

What we liked: We liked that the guesthouse is located in the heart of Penang’s heritage site, making it close to famous attractions.

Check Availability | Booking.com and Hostelworld.com

Bed Attitude Hostel  — Best Community Coliving & Coworking Space

  • Price: ~ $9.61
  • Location: Jalan Pantai Cenang, Langkawi
  • Features: Wifi, security lockers, common room/ coworking space, air conditioning
  • Room Types: 32-, 12-, and 6-bed mixed dorms
  • Organized Activities: None
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Booking.com (4.2 out of 5 – 470 reviews), Hostelworld.com (4.9 out of 5 – 152 reviews)

This capsule-style dormitory is perfect for anyone who wants a relaxing coliving and coworking space. Located on the first floor of the Cenang View Hotel, this hostel is close to Cenang Beach, Underwater World Langkawi, and Laman Padi Langkawi.

The open common area and capsule layout of Bed Attitude promotes a social living area for all guests. Each capsule has its own privacy curtain, charging dock, and reading light. The room is fully air-conditioned and the bathrooms come with amenities like clean toilets, hot showers, and hairdryers.

Although not advertised as a coworking space, the large common area and free WiFi provides you with the perfect space for your remote work setup. Bed Attitude is also stocked up on board games, a pool table, and bean bags to make your breaks more enjoyable.

What we liked: We liked how comfortable and clean the hostel is, and, despite being a large space, it is not noisy.

Check Availability | Booking.com, and Hostelworld.com

Yote 28

  • Price: ~ $11.23 per night
  • Location: Taman Plaza Merdeka, Melaka
  • Features: WiFi, common area, bicycle hire, 24-hour security, games room, and entertainment
  • Room Types: 12-bed male dorm, 8-bed female dorm
  • Organized Activities: None
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Hostelworld.com (4.8 out of 5 – 191 reviews), Booking.com (4.7 out of 5 – 454 reviews)

If you want a vibrant coliving and coworking space in Malaysia, this modern youth hostel is the perfect place for you. Located near Porta de Santiago, the old Portuguese fortress, Yote 28 prides itself on being a welcoming environment for everyone.

The hostel provides you with all the necessary services you need, such as laundry facilities, housekeeping, and luggage storage. To make your stay more comfortable, Yote 28 also has a common room with a Play Station 4, Nintendo Switch, Netflix, and beanbags.

The common area has a cozy reading corner with desks and computers if you want to work remotely. There is also a pantry and cafe area where you can make your own tea and coffee or eat your meals.

What we liked: We liked the young, vibrant feel of the place. And the games room stocked with its various types of games is great for some downtime after a long day at work.

Check Availability | Booking.com, and Hostelworld.com

Komune Living

  • Price: ~ $26 per night
  • Location: Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
  • Features: Common area, laundry facilities, wellness and fitness center, parking
  • Room Types: Private single room, 2-, 3-, and 4-person sharing rooms
  • Organized Activities: Regular outings throughout the city, yoga and wellness days, meetups
  • Other Locations: Bangar South, Kuala Lumpur
  • Ratings: Booking.com (4 out of 5 – 5780 reviews)

Komune Living aims to be more than a coliving and coworking space, it wants to be a community for its residents. Both their locations in Kuala Lumpur boast an array of facilities, such as a wellness center and designated coworking area.

They describe themselves as more than a place to stay and promote a social and communal experience amongst the residents. This space is welcoming to everyone and prides itself on being a comfortable place for both young and senior residents.

Komune Living offers long and short-stay options with a selection of private apartments for individuals, couples, and groups.

What we liked: The residence is more than a place to stay. It is warm and friendly with everything you need for a long stay.

Check Availability | Booking.com and Komuneliving.com

JL Co-Living Space

  • Price: ~ $100 per month
  • Location: USJ21, Selangor
  • Features: Housekeeping, laundry and ironing services, coworking stations and meeting rooms, Wfi, and printing services
  • Room Types: Single room, Twin room, Apartments
  • Organized Activities: Yoga classes, talks, and presentations
  • Other Locations: The Mines, Selangor
  • Ratings: Google (3.8 out of 5 – 34 reviews)

JL Co-Living Space’s approach is to let its residents rediscover the joy of living in the city. They encourage not only the sharing of space but also experiences and ideas.

One of Malaysia’s first coliving and coworking spaces, JL Co-living desires to create a productive, comfortable, and creative environment. They want their residents to focus on things that matter, which is why they provide housekeeping and laundry services along with coworking stations, meeting rooms, and printing services.

What we liked: We like that JL Co-living promotes a sense of productivity without having to sacrifice your comfort.

Check Availability | Jlcoliving.com

Traveller Bunker Hostel

  • Price: ~ $8.83 per night
  • Location: Cameron Highlands
  • Features: Wifi, laundry facilities, security lockers, common area, cafe
  • Room Types: 16 bed mixed or female dorm ensuites
  • Organized Activities: None
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Hostelworld.com (4.7 out of 5 – 736 reviews), Booking.com (4.4 out of 5 – 431 reviews)

Located in Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Traveller Bunker Hostel is near several convenience shops and famous tourist sites like the BOH Tea Plantation, Bee Farm, and the strawberry farm. It is ideal for anyone looking for a short stay in Cameron Hills.

The capsule dormitory provides you with either a mixed 16-bed dorm or a female-only 16-bed dorm. Each capsule has a reading light, mini fan, charging dock, and hanger. Each resident also gets a personal locker to keep all their belongings.

The hostel has a shared bathroom that has hot showers, mirrors, and hair dryers. They also provide laundry services to residents. Although there is no designated coworking area, there is a common area with free WiFi access where you can work during the day.

What we liked: Its unique position in the Cameron Highlands provides to perfect balance between productivity and relaxation.

Check Availability | Booking.com and Hostelworld.com

The Hatchery Place

  • Price: From ~$112 per week
  • Location: Subang Jaya, Selangor
  • Features: WiFi access, coworking spaces, pantry, basic kitchen with utensils, laundry facilities
  • Room Types: Private rooms with queen or single beds
  • Organized Activities: Bag painting, drum circles, music jams, games, and other workshops
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Google (4.7 out of 5 – 16 reviews)

This space combines creativity and productivity to provide a cozy coliving and coworking space. Surrounded by the Subang Jaya residential area, this coliving space is the epitome of home away from home.

The Hatchery Place is owned and run by Kevin and Elaine, who decided to quit their corporate jobs in pursuit of community. They welcome many creatives and digital nomads, making it a fun and homey workspace during the day.

To assist in fostering a sense of community, they host an array of arts and crafts events, meditation and healing circles, food tours, woodworking classes, and poetry nights.

What we liked: We loved that this is an ideal coliving and coworking space that fosters a sense of community amongst its residents.

Check Availability | thehatcheryplace.com

Ready For Coliving and Coworking in Malaysia?

There it is, our comprehensive guide to some of the best coliving and coworking spaces for digital nomads in Malaysia. All of the accommodations mentioned are sure to have exactly what you need for either a long or short stay.

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