Exceptional and Best Ipoh Homestays

Just like Ipoh cafe, Ipoh homestays are numerous in Ipoh!

Sometimes, you can get a really amazing deal – like an entire house or apartment suite for the price of a plush hotel room! It can be heaps of fun to have your travel group or family members all in one place too!

If you’re keen on staying at an Ipoh homestay, we have listed more than 10 that are absolutely worth booking!

Check out the list of Ipoh homestays:

  1. Canning 33
  2. Grayhaus Soho
  3. Octagon Suite 1
  4. Le Maison GuestHouse Ipoh
  5. Pulse Ipoh – Boho
  6. Kinta Bali Villa
  7. Pause Ipoh
  8. H2H
  9. Cosy Studio Room – Ipoh Home Inn
  10. White House Homestay
  11. Just Austin Guesthouse
  12. Mary’s Residence Ipoh
  13. Ipoh Majestic @ City Garden Homestay

Best Homestays In Ipoh

1. Canning 33 Homestay

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Stay in right in Ipoh Canning Garden, close to Ipoh’s beloved Kinta City Mall (~2km away) in Canning 33, a relatively new homestay that popped up in 2019.

Living Room At Canning 33 Homestay
Living Room At Canning 33 Homestay – photo belongs to Canning 33

It’s set in a refurbished single storey home with stunning timber ceilings, and tidy comfortable rooms with different themed wallpapers.

Different Bedrooms At Canning 33 Homestay
Different Bedrooms At Canning 33 Homestay – photo belongs to Canning 33

Guests will be sharing the kitchen and other facilities like an outdoor common space in the garden and the garage.

Shared Kitchen At Canning 33 Homestay
Kitchen At Canning 33 Homestay – photo belongs to Canning 33

Location: Ipoh Canning Garden

Price Range: Around RM100/night for 2 guests

Max Occupancy: 7-10 people

What You’ll Like:

  • Central location
  • Highly rated
  • New and clean
  • Modern amenities
  • Walking distance to popular restaurants
  • Well-equipped rooms – including TVs
  • Friendly host
  • Cheap considering the location

Remark: You can park at the side of the road outside the house too

2. Grayhaus Soho – Ipoh Homestay

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Grayhaus Soho is a 5-storey townhouse in Ipoh New Town that is close to all the main tourist hotspots in Ipoh:

Double room at GRAYHAUS SOHO
Double room (photo belongs to GRAYHAUS SOHO)

The compact modern rooms have everything you need for a comfortable leisure or business stay. However, the only downside is the lack of a free and secure car park close to the building.

Location: Ipoh New Town

Price Range: Around RM65/night for 2 guests

Max Occupancy: 1 to 2 people

What You’ll Like:

  • Owner is a Superhost and rents out multiple rooms in this same building
  • Self check-in
  • Clean and newly-refurbished building
  • Walking distance to Ipoh Old Town (e.g. Concubine Lane), night market, Ipoh Parade and Ipoh Railway Station
  • Free WiFi
  • Elevator
  • Lounge (to share with other guests)
  • Iron
  • Small workspace
  • Towels, hairdryer and toiletries provided (excluding toothbrush and toothpaste)

Remark: Parking is limited to the public ones around the building and you will have to pay RM4 for one whole day

3. Jomstay – Octagon Suite 1 (Ipoh Town)

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Have an entire studio apartment in the middle of Ipoh with tons of amazing facilities at your disposal, all to your travel group and yourself!

Apartment suite at Octagon
Apartment suite at Octagon – photo belongs to Jomstay

You get one private car park with the apartment too!

Octagon
Octagon – photos belong to Jomstay and Le Maison Guesthouse

Sleeping Arrangement:

  • 2 queen sized beds (1 in the living room) and
  • one single mattress for the floor.

Location: Ipoh New Town

Price Range: ~RM150/night

Max Occupancy: Up to 5 people

What You’ll Like:

  • Self check-in
  • No need to worry about parking
  • Beautifully furnished apartment
  • Bathtub
  • Swimming pool
  • Gym
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Private car park
  • 24-hour security
  • WiFi, TV, hair dryer, air-conditioning, microwave, kettle, fridge, washing machine
  • Toiletries and towels
  • Elevator
  • Walking distance to Ipoh Old Town

Read more: 5 Best Hot Spring In Ipoh

4. Le Maison GuestHouse Ipoh @ Studio Octagon

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Le Maison Guesthouse Aapartment) in Ipoh
Le Maison Guesthouse Aapartment) in Ipoh

Another visually-pleasing studio apartment that is clean and can fit up to 5 people.

The kitchen has basic facilities but that’s because you’re expected to roam the nearby eateries that are walking distance away!

Other features of Le Maison Guesthouse
Other features of Le Maison Guesthouse

Sleeping Arrangement:

  • 2 double beds (1 of which, can be partitioned off from the rest of the room) and
  • 1 couch that is long enough to sleep on.

Location: Ipoh New Town

Price Range: RM200/night for the entire apartment

Max Occupancy: Up to 5 people

What You’ll Like:

  • Nice view of the city
  • WiFi
  • Close to Ipoh Old Town attractions and biscuit shops (like Sin Eng Heong)
  • Swimming pool
  • 24-hour security
  • Elevator
  • Self check-in
  • TV with Astro
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Towels, soap and shampoo
  • Free secure indoor car park
  • Electric kettle, cups, small fridge

Remark: Just 1 shower room; deposit of RM200 upon check-in

5. [Projector] Pulse Ipoh – Boho @Majestic Condo

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Pulse Ipoh Apartment Homestay
Pulse Ipoh Apartment

The name of this particular homestay gives away the main attraction in the bohemian and modern apartment:

In the living room, a blank wall can be used for movies to be projected on using the mounted ceiling projector! It’s definitely a very cosy space to enjoy a movie here with friends.

Sleeping spaces at Pulse Ipoh
Sleeping spaces – photos belong to Pulse Ipoh

Sleeping Arrangement:

  • 3 double beds (where 1 of the double beds is actually the sofa bed),
  • 3 single floor mattresses and
  • 1 single bed.

Location: Ipoh New Town

Price Range: RM260/night for the entire apartment

Max Occupancy: Up to 10 people

Facilities at Pulse Ipoh Homestay
Facilities – photos belong to Pulse Ipoh

What You’ll Like:

  • Kitchen with microwave, induction cook top, kettle, fridge, condiments, crockery, cutlery
  • Projector – get movies using their fast WiFi and Google Chromecast
  • Good view of Ipoh (especially in the morning)
  • Not just 1 but 2 secure indoor car parks!
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Infinity swimming pool
  • Playground
  • Laundry facilities on ground floor
  • Towels and soap
  • Hair dryer
Majestic Condo
Majestic Condo – photos belong to Pulse Ipoh

Remark: No parties allowed; This unit belongs to the same Superhost owner as Pause Ipoh

6. Kinta Bali Villa

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Highly rated and beautiful besides:

Kinta Bali Villa is also close to 2 popular local food haunts – Stadium Indera Mulia and Sun Marpoh Restaurant.

Lush Greenery At Kinta Bali Villa
Lush Greenery At Kinta Bali Villa – Photo belongs to Kinta Bali Villa

The ambiance is calming with plenty of greenery and common spaces including a terrace. Families will really appreciate that some of the rooms are interconnected too.

Cozy Living Room At Kinta Bali Villa
Cozy Living Room At Kinta Bali Villa – Photo belongs to Kinta Bali Villa

However, some rooms are on the small side, and this property has higher than average prices for homestays in Ipoh.

Dining Room And Bedrooms At Kinta Bali Villa
Dining Room And Bedrooms At Kinta Bali Villa – Photo belongs to Kinta Bali Villa

Location: 94 Jalan Kompleks Sukan, 31400 Ipoh, Malaysia

Price Range: From RM199/night

Max Occupancy: 4 people

What You’ll Like:

  • Lovely and comfortable surroundings
  • Convenient location if you have your own car
  • Family-friendly
  • Amiable owner
  • Quiet location (request for rooms that don’t face the road)

Remark:

  • Expect mosquitoes to be present at this property
  • Limited parking within the property
  • No additional entertainment for guests

Read more: 15 Best Breakfast In Ipoh: Recommended By A Local!

7. Pause Ipoh Homestay – Homestay that fits 6 pax comfortably

An old house turned into a bright and incredibly stylish AirBnB:

Pause Ipoh homestay
Pause Ipoh homestay

Pause Ipoh features an open concept between the living space, dining room and kitchen with a live tree in the high-ceiling dining room to bring it all together!

Other areas of the house at Pause Ipoh homestay
Other areas of the house – photos belong to Pause Ipoh homestay

Sleeping Arrangement: 3 bedrooms, each with a queen sized bed.

3 bedrooms and 1 bath room at Pause Ipoh homestay
3 bedrooms and 1 bath room – photos belong to Pause Ipoh homestay

Location: Near Taman Kampar

Price Range: RM250/night for the entire house

Max Occupancy: Up to 6 people

What You’ll Like:

  • Accessible location if you have a car
  • Fast WiFi (Unifi Broadband)
  • TV (No Astro but has Chromecast)
  • 1 bathroom but it is spacious!
  • Toiletries (except toothbrush and toothpaste) and hair dryer
  • Kitchen has a fridge, induction cooker, microwave oven, water filter, kettle, cutlery and crockery
  • From the homestay, you can walk to a nearby supermarket (Econsave) and a couple of eateries – Ming Yue Confectionery Kaya Toast, Tuck Kee Restaurant (Smoked Duck) and Choong Kee Yong Tau Fu 忠记大树头料粉
  • It takes about 10 minutes’ drive to get to these local sights – Ipoh Old Town, Ipoh Parade shopping mall and the famous dessert street, Tong Sui Kai.

Remark: Park within the premise or at the street for free.

Link: Pause Ipoh – Homestay

8. H2H – At Mind 9 Vacation LANDED House Ipoh Center

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Prefer staying at a house over an apartment but still want to be close to all the tourist attractions?

H2H Homestay Exterior and Living Areas at H2H Homestay
H2H Homestay Exterior and Living Areas – photos belong to H2H Homestay

Especially if you have elders with you and want to avoid stairs, elevators and the like!

This family-friendly house with 3 elegant rooms is hosted by a Superhost and has a 5-star rating on AirBnB!

Sleeping Arrangements:

  • 2 bedrooms each have 1 queen bed and 1 floor mattress and
  • 3rd bedroom has 2 single beds and 1 floor mattress.
Bedrooms and dining area at H2H Homestay
Bedrooms and dining area – photos belong to H2H Homestay

Location: Close to Taman Chateau & Taman Kampar

Price Range: RM240/night for the entire house

Max Occupancy: Up to 8 people

What You’ll Like:

  • 2 car parks within the premises
  • Kitchen with fridge, microwave, crockery,
  • TV with cable
  • WiFi (Unifi)
  • Iron
  • Host will greet you
  • Garden/ backyard
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Towels, soap, etc
  • Thoughtful touches for elders and children– like ample walking space around the beds, first-aid kit, a baby bath, children’s dinnerware
  • Pretty close to the airport

Remark: Long term stays are possible.

Read more: Hotel Excelsior Ipoh Review: Why This Classic Ipoh Hotel Is Still Thriving

9. Cosy studio room |private bathroom ❤ Ipoh Home Inn

Absolute privacy is guaranteed if you stay here! Guests enter through a private entrance and have access to the rooftop garden/ patio and other living spaces in the house like the main garden.

Guest Suite & common spaces at Ipoh Home Inn
Guest Suite & common spaces – photo belongs to the Ipoh Home Inn

The studio bedroom bears resemblance to a quaint, traditional Japanese house with a couple of modern amenities thrown in!

Location: Near Perumahan Jalan Kampar

Price Range: RM100+/night for the whole guest suite

Max Occupancy: Meant for a couple

What You’ll Like:

  • Mini fridge, kettle, drinking water
  • WiFi (Unifi)
  • TV with Astro
  • Peaceful neighborhood with local eats nearby
  • Self check-in
  • Shampoo, soap and hair dryer
  • Brand new
  • Free parking on premises (or free street parking)
  • Private entrance
  • Iron

Remark: No towels are provided; Need a car to get to the tourist hotspots (11 minutes’ drive)

Link: Cosy studio room |private bathroom ❤ Ipoh Home Inn

10. White House Homestay

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Big groups who are looking for comfort and value should consider this Ipoh homestay. As this homestay has one of the most affordable rates when it comes to Ipoh homestays!

Ipoh White House Homestay Has Ample Parking Space Within
Ipoh White House Homestay Has Ample Parking Space Within – Photo belongs to White House Homestay

White House Homestay is also not far from the airport (Sultan Azlan Shah Airport) and notable cave temples like Sam Poh Tong and Guanyin Cave (~5 minutes’ drive).

And with the spacious garage, parking is not an issue. But we would advise against booking this homestay if you are coming from the bus station (Amanjaya) as it’s quite far (30 minutes’ drive away)

Spacious Living Room At White House Homestay
Spacious Living Room At White House Homestay – Photo belongs to White House Homestay

Location: No 1, Persiaran Rapat Baru 7, Taman Lapangan Permai, 31350 Ipoh, Malaysia

Price Range: From RM100/night

Max Occupancy: Up to 5 people

Practical Bedrooms At White House Homestay
Practical Bedrooms At White House Homestay – Photo belongs to White House Homestay

What You’ll Like:

  • Clean and spacious property
  • Value for money
  • With an on-site caretaker
  • Plenty of secure parking space within the property
  • Close to a convenience store (7-Eleven) and a laundry service
  • Straightforward check-in and check-out process

Remark:

  • Takes around 20 minutes’ drive to get to Ipoh Old Town
  • Air conditioning is not very cold

Read more: Ipoh Bali Hotel Review: Discover This Unique Bali-style Boutique Hotel With Spa

11. Just Austin Guesthouse

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15 minutes’ drive from Ipoh Old Town, Just Austin Guesthouse is highly rated homestay that is a very affordable option for a group size of less than 4 pax. We highly recommend it if you happen to have your own car.

Exterior Of Just Austin Guesthouse
Exterior Of Just Austin Guesthouse – Photo belongs to Just Austin Guesthouse

It’s not far from the cave temples and 362 Heong Peah 362炭烧香饼 – renown for their traditionally made heong peah and other traditional biscuits!

The contemporary rooms are simple but comfortable and clean. You might like that there are toiletries provided and that there is a common dining room and kitchen too where you can make your own coffee or tea.

Kitchen And Dining Area At Just Austin Guesthouse
Kitchen And Dining Area At Just Austin Guesthouse – Photo belongs to Just Austin Guesthouse

Location: 36, Persiaran Wira Jaya Barat 14A Taman Ampang Indah, 31350 Ipoh, Malaysia

Price Range: From RM98/night

Max Occupancy: 4 people

Modern Bedrooms At Just Austin Guesthouse
Modern Bedrooms At Just Austin Guesthouse – Photo belongs to Just Austin Guesthouse

What You’ll Like:

  • Comfortable and convenient homestay to explore Gunung Rapat, Ampang and Cempaka areas
  • Affordable
  • Helpful staff
  • Wonderful host
  • Feels like staying at a hotel
  • Very clean property
  • Smooth check in and check out process
  • Quiet location

Remark: There is space to park 2 cars within the property

12. Mary’s Residence Ipoh

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Just 8 minutes’ drive from the airport and 10 minutes’ from Ipoh Old Town, staying at Mary’s Residence Ipoh will make all the difference if you are not an early riser.

Mary's Residence Ipoh Is A Large Homestay In Ipoh With A Convenient Location For Sightseeing
Mary’s Residence Ipoh Is A Large Homestay In Ipoh With A Convenient Location For Sightseeing – Photo belongs to Mary’s Residence Ipoh

Or just want to make the most of your time sightseeing in Ipoh!

At ~RM700/night though, staying here is more worth it if you have a large group to make use of all the entire property with all its 7 rooms and 7 bathrooms!

Some Of The Many Rooms At Mary's Residence Ipoh
Some Of The Many Rooms At Mary’s Residence Ipoh – Photo belongs to Mary’s Residence Ipoh

Location: 1427 Jalan Prince Kampung Pasir Pinji Baru, 31650 Ipoh, Malaysia

Price Range: From RM719/night

Max Occupancy: 12 people

What You’ll Like:

  • Great location for sightseeing and food-hunting
  • Very nice host
  • Plenty of bathrooms and common areas so it is suitable for reunions and large families
  • Rooms have TVs with Astro
  • Clean and aesthetically pleasing modern homestay
  • Close to Ipoh Parade mall

Remark: Poor WiFi connection

13. Ipoh Majestic @ City Garden Homestay

It’s easy enough (within 15 minutes’ walking distance or a 5-minute drive) to get to the Gerbang Malam night market as well as Concubine Lane and a plethora of famous local eateries if you stay at Ipoh Majestic @ City Garden Homestay.

Rooftop Garden At Ipoh Majestic @ City Garden Homestay
Rooftop Garden At Ipoh Majestic @ City Garden Homestay – Photo belongs to Ipoh Majestic @ City Garden Homestay

The extremely tidy 3-bedroom unit has 2 bathrooms – of which, 1 bathroom is attached to the master bedroom.

Different Bedrooms At Ipoh Majestic @ City Garden Homestay
Different Bedrooms At Ipoh Majestic @ City Garden Homestay – Photo belongs to Ipoh Majestic @ City Garden Homestay

Besides this, guests have access to the pool, a rooftop terrace with great night views of the city, a table tennis table, and a playground.

Infinity Swimming Pool At Ipoh Majestic @ City Garden Homestay
Infinity Swimming Pool At Ipoh Majestic @ City Garden Homestay – Photo belongs to Ipoh Majestic @ City Garden Homestay

Location: Kampung Kuchai, Ipoh, Malaysia

Price Range: From RM249/night

Max Occupancy: 6 people

What You’ll Like:

  • Accessible to Ipoh Old Town and Ipoh New Town
  • Well-equipped and clean apartment
  • Fuss-free check in and check out process
  • Family-friendly
  • Convenient with 2 parking bays
  • Infinity swimming pool and other amenities
  • Nice hosts

Remark: Comfortable for up to 8 pax in reality

Read more: Weil Hotel Ipoh Review: Check This 4-star Hotel When You’re In Ipoh

Also, take a look at our list of the best villas with private pools in Ipoh, if this one didn’t strike your fancy!

Bonus: Rocky Farm

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Rocky Farm makes for an interesting staycation with its limestone hill surroundings and unique room set ups.

The Exterior Of Rocky Farm
The Exterior Of Rocky Farm – Photo belongs to Rocky Farm

But its location in Simpang Pulai is a little out of the way if you intend to spend more time sightseeing in Ipoh Old Town (~30 minutes’ drive away).

In fact, the closest attraction to Rocky Farm is Sam Poh Tong. As for malls, your closest option is AEON Station 18. So this Ipoh homestay is better for those with their own transport.

Different Bedroom Styles At Rocky Farm
Different Bedroom Styles At Rocky Farm – Photo belongs to Rocky Farm

Location: Lot 14884 Dat Pulai Jaya 3, Taman Pulai Jaya, 31300 Ipoh, Malaysia

Price Range: From RM170/night

What You’ll Like:

  • Accessible from the aiport and to the outbound Simpang Pulai toll
  • Feels private and secluded
  • With outdoor scenery
  • Very spacious property
  • Different room designs available
  • Rooms are clean and comfortable
  • Helpful host

Remark: Expect mosquitoes when staying here

Ipoh Homestay Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: What is the average price of a homestay in Ipoh?

A1: ~RM250/night (whole place!)

Q2: What are the best Ipoh homestays near Sultan Azlan Shah Airport?

A2: White House Homestay or Mary’s Residence Ipoh.

Q3: What are the best Ipoh homestays close to Ipoh Parade?

A3: Jomstay – Octagon Suite 1, Le Maison GuestHouse Ipoh @ Studio Octagon, The Tudor.

Q4: Which Ipoh homestays are good for couples?

A4: Cosy Studio Room |Private Bathroom ❤ Ipoh Home Inn, Grayhaus Soho – Ipoh Homestay.

Q5: Which Ipoh homestays are suitable for families under 5 pax?

A5: Jomstay – Octagon Suite 1, Le Maison GuestHouse Ipoh @ Studio Octagon.

Q6: Which Ipoh homestay can cater to large groups (6-10 pax) in Ipoh?

A6: The Tudor, [Projector] Pulse Ipoh – Boho @Majestic Condo, Pause Ipoh Homestay, H2H – At Mind 9 Vacation LANDED House Ipoh Center.

Q7: Which Ipoh homestay can accommodate groups of 20 pax or more?

A7: Mary’s Residence Ipoh

If you don’t have a car with you:

Getting Around Ipoh

Sure, there’s always the public city bus, taxi or Grab. But these involve some waiting and are not always available.

It’s also a hassle to have to arrange a return trip with Grab or a taxi if you wanted to visit somewhere further too!

What about renting a car?

Car rentals are around RM150+ per day for a standard 5-seater car.

But booking a Ipoh private tour with RayTheTour would cost you more for the following perks:

RayTheTour
  1. Ipoh-born personal guide with lots of experience
  2. Customize-able itinerary (your plan or the guide’s suggestions)
  3. Comfortable transport
  4. You don’t have to worry about driving or parking the car
  5. No waiting time (direct pick up)
  6. No need to walk around in the scorching heat!

Get a quote or make a booking via our WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger!

Conclusion

While there’s nothing wrong with going the conservative route and selecting a hotel, it can be a lot of fun to have a whole apartment or even a house all to yourself and your travel buddies!

If you do prefer a hotel, here are some boutique hotels in Ipoh that are worth checking out, as well as some budget hotels in Ipoh if you happen to be strapped for cash.

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