If you’re travelling with your family or looking to save some money (or both!), you should check out homestays in Kuala Terengganu. This homelike style of accommodation provides more flexibility than you’d typically get from a hotel, and they’re usually less expensive.
You can rent a room for one in an apartment-style homestay at the edge of Chinatown or take over an entire beautiful house that sleeps 18 near the beach. Most homestays have kitchens where you can store and prep your food if you like, and your local hosts can give you inside tips on what to see and do in the area.
If you’re visiting from abroad, lodging at a homestay is the perfect way to experience what it’s like to live in Kuala Terengganu. And, if you’re originally from Malaysia, it will have you feeling right at home.
Here is our list of the best homestays in Kuala Terengganu.
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Comparison Of The Best Kuala Terengganu Homestay
|Jen Homestay Kuala Terengganu||5 bedroom apartment, near market and jetty||$||Click here|
|Mawar Homestay Terengganu||5 bedroom bungalow, near the beach||$||Click here|
|DBukit Losong Villa Kuala Terengganu||Full Home with 3 rooms, BBQ||$$||Click here|
|Vistana Oasis Homestay||Full Home with 4 rooms, private balcony||$$||Click here|
|Tok Adis Homestay Kuala Terengganu||Full Home with 1 family room, private balcony||$$||Click here|
|SELESA Holiday Home||Full Home with 4 rooms, private balcony and BBQ||$$||Click here|
|Mamaaira Seaview Homestay||3 bedroom apartment, near the beach||$$||Click here|
Top 7 Best Homestay Kuala Terengganu
Located just outside of Chinatown, Jen Homestay has five themed guestrooms that can sleep from two to four people. These are hostel-style accommodations, where you rent a room with a shared lounge/TV area.
Some rooms have private bathrooms, while others have access to bathrooms shared with other guests. All bathrooms have hairdryers.
The rooms all have air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Access to a clothes-washing machine and iron is available if you need it. There is secure street parking, and you can arrange an airport shuttle with the hosts of Jen Homestay for an additional charge.
Guests rave that the rooms are kept scrupulously clean and have comfortable beds. It’s in a convenient location that’s next to a farmers market, and Shah Bandar Jetty is just a seven-minute walk away.
A family room is available at this cheap homestay in Kuala Terengganu. This smoke-free spot is great for backpackers or budget travellers who don’t mind sharing a common area to save some money.
Mawar Homestay is a budget-friendly family bungalow that’s a stone’s throw away from the golden sands of Batu Buruk Beach. It has five air-conditioned rooms with nine full beds, sleeping up to 18 people.
A shared lounge with TV, as well as a fully equipped kitchen and small indoor dining area, is available for guests. There are three bathrooms with showers at this homestay.
An accessible room is located on the ground floor; it has an adapted bath and low sink. The bedrooms have extra-long beds so that your feet won’t be hanging off the edge during the night.
The rooms are nonsmoking, but there’s a designated smoking area if you need it. You can choose interconnected rooms for friends and family.
Outdoors, guests can use the shared barbecue facilities, outdoor fireplace and picnic area at this homestay budget Kuala Terengganu. Free private parking is available for guests.
Sultan Mahmud Airport is 9 km away, and the Terengganu Craft Cultural Centre is about 1.5 km from the Mawar Homestay, which is located on a quiet street.
This homestay Batu Buruk Kuala Terengganu has a spacious lounge area, tiled and marble floors and homey furnishings. The main minus of this lodging is that there’s no internet service available.
This comfortable homestay is located in Kampong Losong, which is about 4 km outside of Kuala Terengganu. The Museum Negeri Terengganu is just 560 meters away from this accommodation.
The homestay has one three-bedroom villa and one three-bedroom bungalow. Both colourfully decorated units have terraces and access to barbecue facilities for an extra charge, and both units can sleep seven adults plus a child. They have shared bathrooms, kitchens and lounge/TV areas. A sofa bed in the living room is included in each accommodation. You can reserve free private parking on-site.
Guests comment that the rooms are exceptionally clean, and they also appreciate the quiet village atmosphere that’s close to places to go hiking and snorkelling.
A garden and family room plus air conditioning and ceiling fans are included. Internet access is not available at this midrange-price homestay area Kuala Terengganu.
DBukit Losong Villa is only open to Muslim guests.
Vistana Oasis is a highly rated homestay that’s about 14 km from the State Museum of Terengganu in Kuala Terengganu. This sleek, modern house is kept sparkling clean. It has four air-conditioned bedrooms, four bathrooms and can sleep up to eight guests.
This stylish two-story house, in a quiet neighbourhood, is excellent for families. You’ll have access to a dry kitchen and wet kitchen as well as everything else you’d need to store and prepare food, like a large refrigerator and stove.
Relax in front of the 48″ Sony TV in the living room that’s kept cool and comfy with two air conditioning units. Guests also enjoy free Wi-Fi and study tables for doing business or schoolwork. Stay on top of laundry with the washing machine and iron.
You can drive from this homestay to a boat jetty in about 10 minutes. There are plenty of restaurants in the area, and you can walk from there to a convenience store and gas station. Free private parking is available at this homestay Marang Kuala Terengganu.
This lodging is priced in the midrange and is strictly non smoking.
Tok Adis Homestay is on a quiet lane in Kuala Terengganu, but it’s still close to shops and a salon, and there’s a restaurant on-site. A shaded outdoor terrace has a dining area where you can enjoy some fresh air as you dine.
If you like, you can cosy up to the fireplace. The kitchen has a dishwasher and fridge. A flatscreen TV, air conditioning and desk add to the homelike comforts.
The shared bathrooms have a shower, and there’s a washing machine that guests can use. The hosts stock the bathroom with free toiletries for you to use during your stay. You can park your car for free.
Most Kuala Terengganu tourist locations are within 10km of this midpriced homestay. Ibai Golf and Country Club is a mere 1.35 km from there. Lagoon Park is 2.08km away, and Batu Buruk Beach is 4.15km from Tok Adis. Guests can’t say enough good things about the exceptional facilities at Tok Adis Homestay.
If you’d like the convenience of being close to the airport, consider staying at SELESA Holiday Home. This mid-priced homestay is just 830 meters from Sultan Mahmud Airport.
This four-bedroom homestay has three bathrooms, is air-conditioned and has ceiling fans. Guests have access to a kitchenette and dining area, and you can gather with family and friends at the barbecue set up outside of the house. If you’d rather dine out, no problem! Plenty of restaurants are nearby.
You can take in city views from the balcony and watch cable TV in the lounge. Keep in mind that there is no Wi-Fi access here. If you don’t want to bring your own towels and bed linens, the hosts will provide them for an additional charge.
For recreation, Tok Jembal Beach is a little more than 1.5 km away, and the Kuala Terengganu Golf Course is even closer than that. You can park your car for free at this homestay airport Kuala Terengganu.
Mamaaira Seaview Homestay is an apartment-style accommodation that can sleep up to nine guests. An elevator takes you up to your unit, which has three air-conditioned bedrooms, two bathrooms and a kitchenette.
This is a great place to stay if you like to fish. You can take a 15-minute stroll from there to Temenggor Lake, which is known as an angler’s paradise. You can also walk to Batu Buruk Beach from Mamaaira Seaview Homestay.
At the homestay, you’ll have access to a microwave, electric kettle, refrigerator and toaster. While it’s not set up for home cooking from scratch, this spot is close to lots of food options and is just a 5-minutes’ walk from the Hai Peng and Batu Buruk Food Centre.
This homestay offers free parking, and the unit has cable TV with on-demand movies and pay-TV channels. There’s no internet access provided at this mid-priced accommodation.
Map Of The Best Homestay At Kuala Terengganu
I hope you found this guide to the top homestay in Kuala Terengganu town useful. Looking for something different? Here’s our list of the top hotels in Kuala Terengganu. You can also read our list of the top things to do in Kuala Terengganu during your visit. Our full guide to Kuala Terengganu is here.
Sharon is an Australian who has fallen in love with Malaysia! She explores Malaysia multiple times a year, often with her kids, and has previously lived in Penang.