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4 Unique And Awesome Accommodations To Experience In Malaysia (All Under RM200!)


Elaine •  Sep 27, 2016


Ever had that feeling when you just need to get away from it all? In need of a different scenery? We know we do?
Credit: giphy But don't go jumping out of any windows yet! If you stop by these 4 unique accommodations in Malaysia, you might just get the relaxation you deserve? Plus, it's all under RM200 a night!

1. Tubotel, Langkawi

Who says accommodation has to be within four walls? Inspired by Dasparkhotel in Europe, Tubotel in Langkawi is Malaysia’s own version of staying in a concrete tube.
Credit: Tubotel In each brightly-painted tube, you’ll find a king-sized bed, ample storage space, lights, plug sockets, a fan, and even air-conditioning! All this plus a great view of the sun setting over the Andaman Sea?
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Tubotel’s lepak lounge.[/caption] Credit: Tubotel This colourful and fun accommodation is more suited for backpackers, solo travelers or couples who like making new friends and don’t mind sharing toilets. #HHWT Tip: Stop by Pantai Cenang, Langkawi’s main beach that’s bustling with restaurants and duty-free shops! It's just a 5-minute walk from the hotel. Price: From RM130 per night. Address: Kuala Cenang, 07000 Pantai Cenang, Langkawi. Info:Website

2. Bustel Klebang, Malacca

The historical city of Malacca has plenty of places to stay but there’s nothing quite like Bustel Klebang, which is the first bus chalet concept in Malaysia.
Credit: Bustel Klebang Melaka Located in the coastal town of Klebang, here’s where you’ll find more than 30 old buses that have been upcycled into restaurants, shops and even chalets! [caption id="attachment_6952" align="alignnone" width="900"]
Only a handful of buses are available for holiday goers to rent so they get snapped up very fast.[/caption] Credit: Bustel Klebang Melaka All chalet buses are priced at RM90 on weekdays and RM130 on weekends. The buses are air-conditioned and come with a TV and an attached bathroom. [caption id="attachment_6953" align="alignnone" width="900"]
You can get coconut ice cream right at your doorstep!![/caption] Credit: Bustel Klebang MelakaPrice: From RM90 per night. Address: Dataran 1 Malaysia, Pantai Klebang, Malacca. Info:Facebook or 019-7414113

3. Tampat Do Aman, Kudat

Tampat Do Aman - which means “a place of friends” or “a peaceful place” in the Rungus language - is a nature retreat located at the tip of Sabah in the town of Kudat.
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There’s a Rungus longhouse, tents, or chalets to choose from, and you can pass the time snorkelling in the pristine waters, cycling, or trekking in the jungle! Of course, if you prefer to just chill out with a drink or two, head on over to the Tip Top Restaurant and Bar?
Credit: Tampat Do Aman There’s even an education centre where you can learn more about the flora and fauna, as well as the Rungus Museum which displays the history of the local indigenous community! Price: RM43 per person per night in the Rungus longhouse and semi-permanent tents, RM160 for single chalets and RM220 for family chalets per night. Address: Kg. Tiga Papan, Peti Surat 115, 89057 Kudat, Sabah. Getting there: Hop on a taxi Bandaran Berjaya in Kota Kinabalu to Kudat. The staff from Tampat Do Aman will pick you up from Kudat for RM15 per person each way (before 2pm) to the camp site. Info:Website

4. Time Capsule Retreat, Pahang

The Time Capsule Retreat, near Sungai Lembing in Kuantan, Pahang, offers nature lovers the opportunity to sleep the night away in a tube.
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These concrete pipe cylinders aren’t big on space but inside you’ll find a comfy queen-sized bed, warm lighting, air-conditioning, WiFi and plug sockets for a comfortable stay.
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Credit: time capsule retreat Staying true to “going back to basics”, you’ll have to venture out of your room to use the toilet and bathroom. But the lush rainforest and cool temperatures make up for the lack of ensuite facilities. Just don’t forget to slap on some insect repellent! [caption id="attachment_6960" align="alignnone" width="900"]
Wear suitable shoes for hiking to the waterfall.[/caption] Credit: Centra Travels The famous Rainbow Waterfall is an attraction in Sungai Lembing. For RM50 per person, a local tour guide can drive you to the waterfall for a tour that’s from 5.30am to noon. #HHWT Tip: Apart from bringing your own towel and toiletries, don’t forget to pack some insect repellent to help keep mozzies away! Price: RM139 per night. Address: Sungai Lembing, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Pahang. Info:Website The next time you're in dire need of an affordable, out of the ordinary place to stay while on holiday, why not swing by these 4 unique accommodations? You'll be in for an interesting stay for sure?
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