Exceptional and Best Ipoh Homestays

Just like Ipoh cafe, Ipoh homestay is becoming trendy in Ipoh!

Not complaining though:

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!

Check out the list of Ipoh homestays:

  1. Grayhaus Soho
  2. Octagon Suite 1
  3. Le Maison GuestHouse Ipoh
  4. Pulse Ipoh – Boho
  5. Designer Villa Ipoh
  6. Pause Ipoh
  7. H2H
  8. Cosy Studio Room – Ipoh Home Inn
  9. Lost World Hotspring Tambun Ipoh Homestay
  10. IPOH Old School Comfort House 118
  11. Be.Tropical
  12. Bonus

Best Homestays In Ipoh

1. Grayhaus Soho – Ipoh Homestay

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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.

The only downside is probably 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

2. 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

3. 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 well.

The kitchen has basic facilities but that’s cause 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

4. [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 a very cosy space to enjoy a movie here with friends, actually!

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 (‘specially 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

5. Designer Villa Ipoh [19-26 Pax, Parties, ROM]

the Designer Villa Ipoh is Perfect for a private function
Perfect for a private function – photo belongs to the Designer Villa Ipoh

Having a private function with friends and family at this large and wonderful bungalow seems like a swell idea!

Bonus: There’s a karaoke room and hot tub!

Common spaces at the Designer Villa Ipoh
Common spaces – photo belongs to the Designer Villa Ipoh

Sleeping Arrangements:

  • 1st bedroom – 1 king bed, 3 single beds, 1 couch
  • 2nd and 3rd bedroom – 2 queen beds, 1 couch
  • 4th bedroom – 1 king bed, 1 sofa bed
Different themed bedrooms at the Designer Villa Ipoh
Different themed bedrooms – photo belongs to the Designer Villa Ipoh

Location: Near Taman Tawas Idaman, Jalan Kuala Kangsar

Price Range: RM1,400/night for the entire apartment

Max Occupancy: 19 to 26 people

What You’ll Like:

  • Huge garden
  • Short drive (10 minutes) from the North-South highway and eateries like Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, Starbucks, KFC, Dominoes, etc
  • 24-hour clinic close by
  • Pool (upon request)
  • WiFi and Cable TV
  • Washer
  • Iron
  • Bathtub, changing table and children’s dinnerware
  • Hot tub
  • Free parking on premises
  • Kitchen – microwave, fridge, stove, oven, pots and pans, crockery, cutlery
  • Private entrance
  • Host will greet you
  • Hair dryer, soap and shampoo
  • BBQ Grill
  • Garden/ backyard
  • Patio
  • First-aid kit
  • Wheelchair-friendly (e.g. wide entrances, no stairs, lots of space in general)
  • Karaoke room
  • Hot and cold water dispenser
  • House is in a gated and guarded area

Remark: Long term stays are possible.

Link: Designer Villa Ipoh [19-26 Pax, Parties, ROM]

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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 3min- To Lost World Hotspring Tambun Ipoh Perak – Ipoh Homestay

Other features at Ipoh homestay close to Lost World of Tambun
Other features – photo belongs to Ipoh homestay close to Lost World of Tambun

In close proximity to Sunway’s Lost World of Tambun, this spacious house makes for a perfect stay for a large family or group of friends wanting to explore the theme park!

Bedrooms at Ipoh homestay close to Lost World of Tambun
Bedrooms – photo belongs to Ipoh homestay close to Lost World of Tambun

Sleeping Arrangement:

  • A queen sized bed in each of the 3 rooms;
  • The largest room also has a sofa bed that can sleep 1 person.
  • Besides this, there are 3 extra floor mattresses.

Location: Tambun

Price Range: RM210/night for the whole house!

Max Occupancy: Up to 10 people

What You’ll Like:

  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with showers
  • Nice décor
  • Water filter
  • Hair dryer
  • House is in a guarded area
  • Dryer
  • WiFi but not that reliable
  • Cable TV (Astro)
  • Free parking on premises
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Few minutes’ drive to Starbucks, Giant supermarket, McDonald’s and KFC

Remark: The fact that it has a dryer is really handy for wet clothes after a day in the Lost World of Tambun water park! Towels provided upon request.

Link: 3min- To Lost World Hotspring Tambun Ipoh Perak

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

10. IPOH Old School Comfort House 118

Common spaces at IPOH Old School Comfort House 118
Common spaces at IPOH Old School Comfort House 118

This cute, simple and affordable homestay takes form in a townhouse decorated with pallet furniture and other items that make it feel homely.

There is ample lounge space for friends or family to spend time with each other.

Maybe even prepare a steamboat or BBQ meal together since the kitchen is fairly equipped and accessible to guests!

Some kitchen basics that come with your stay at IPOH Old School Comfort House
Some kitchen basics that come with your stay at IPOH Old School Comfort House

Sleeping Arrangements:

  • 1st bedroom – queen bed and single bed
  • 2nd bedroom – 2 single beds
  • 3rd bedroom  – 1 single bed
Sleeping spaces at Ipoh Old School Comfort House 118
Sleeping spaces at Ipoh Old School Comfort House 118

Location: Close to Sam Poh Tong and Kek Lok Tong Temples (Taman Song Choon)

Price Range: RM150/night for the entire townhouse

Max Occupancy: 6 people

What You’ll Like:

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Steamboat and BBQ set free for guests to use
  • Kitchen has a microwave, fridge, stove, basic crockery and cutlery
  • Cable TV
  • Plenty of seats around the house
  • Tour information and hotline available
  • Close to famous Ipoh temples
  • Clean
  • Hairdryer
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Garden/ backyard
  • Free parking on premises

Remark: Have to bring your own toiletries; just 1 bathroom; You can stay long term if you wish; No WiFi

Link: IPOH Old School Comfort House 118

11. be.Tropical – Private Pool – BBQ – 20-24Pax

Shared spaces at the homestay villa
Shared spaces at the homestay villa – photos belong to be.Tropical

Located in Ipoh Garden East in a double-storey semi-D house on a corner lot:

It is the perfect venue for a casual and private function is not far from Sunway’s Lost World of Tambun too!

But even if you don’t go to the water park, there’s a private pool here!

Sleeping Arrangements:

  • 1st bedroom – 3 queen beds, 2 floor mattresses
  • 2nd and 3rd bedroom – 2 queen beds
  • 4th and 5th bedroom – 1 queen bed, 1 floor mattress
Some of the beds at the homestay villa
Some of the beds – photos belong to be.Tropical

Location: Near Ipoh Garden East

Price Range: RM1000/night for the whole house

Max Occupancy: 20-24 people

What You’ll Like:

  • 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms
  • Hawker restaurant, dim sum and other Chinese restaurants nearby
  • Short drive to Lost World of Tambun
  • Cooking is allowed – there is a BBQ set too
  • Close to AEON Kinta City shopping mall and Tesco
  • Games in the house – Carom board, Monopoly, Atari (video game)
  • Private pool
  • WiFi and TV
  • Kitchen with fridge and stove
  • Washer
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free parking on premises
  • Iron
  • Towels, soap, shampoo and hair dryer
Amenities at the homestay villa
Amenities at the homestay villa – photos belong to be.Tropical

Remark: Keep noise levels down after 11pm. Pool is quite deep for kids; No microwave in kitchen

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

Bonus: Ipoh Senses Homestay

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Shared spaces at Ipoh Senses Homestay
Shared spaces – photo belongs to Ipoh Senses

Ipoh Senses is a bungalow done up in a gorgeous Bali style featuring plenty of wood furnishings and breezy relaxation spots.

They have a few rooms available with different bed configurations.

For example, the Mango Room would be perfect for honeymooners – it even has a private hot tub!

Mango Bedroom at Ipoh Senses Homestay
Mango Bedroom – photo belongs to Ipoh Senses

While the banana room has a sofa bed besides the double bed which makes it more suitable for a small family or friends.

The Banana Room at Ipoh Senses
The Banana Room at Ipoh Senses

Sleeping Arrangements:

  • Mango room – 1 king bed
  • Banana room – 1 king bed, and 1 sofa bed (single)
  • Pomelo room – 1 king bed
  • Rambutan room – 1 king bed, and 1 single bed
  • Durian room – 1 king bed, and 1 single bed
Attached bathroom for the Banana Room at Ipoh Senses
Attached bathroom for the Banana Room at Ipoh Senses

Location: Near Canning Garden

Price Range: RM200 (or 260)/night for a private room with breakfast included!

Max Occupancy:

What You’ll Like:

  • The resort-like environment of course!
  • Friendly staff on-site
  • Unobstructed limestone hill views
  • Breakfast included
  • Private bathrooms
  • Free car park
  • WiFi
  • Cable TV
  • Kitchen – can cook your own meals
  • Mini fridge and kettle in room
  • Hot tub (if you book the Mango Room)
  • Quiet surroundings
  • Towels, soap, shampoo, hair dryer
  • Luggage storage service
  • 24-hour Access to shared spaces like the bar, patio, living area, outdoor fireplace and kitchen

Remark: In case you’re interested, I saw a listing for this house – to be sold for close to RM 1 million.

Ipoh Homestay Frequently Asked Questions

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

A1: ~RM100-250/night (whole place!)

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

A2: IPOH Old School Comfort House 118.

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, Ipoh Senses Homestay, 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 homestays can cater 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, 3min- To Lost World Hotspring Tambun Ipoh Perak – Ipoh Homestay.

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

A7: Designer Villa Ipoh [19-26 Pax, Parties, ROM], Be.Tropical – Private Pool – BBQ – 20-24Pax.

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 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 (~SGD $50) for a standard 5-seater car.

While 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 planned itinerary
  3. Comfortable transport
  4. You don’t have to worry about driving or parking the car
  5. No waiting time
  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 to conservative route and selecting a hotel:

Sometimes, it’s nice 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!

Otherwise, leave a comment on why which you prefer to stay in when visiting Ipoh!

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