Student Hostel in Malaysia – Survey and real life experience

Most of us will go through the stage of being a student entering a university or college at some point in their life. Many will have the option to stay with their family while pursuing their studies. While plenty of  foreign students, out of town and those who choose to stay closer to their educational institution will have to look for an accommodation. The first option that crosses mind would be a student hostel. When we do a quick google search, all we see is universities, colleges or operators promoting rooms.

Here, in collaboration with Zom-in, KDU students and, we present an invaluable survey and a look into the real life experience by students living in students hostel.

Credits goes to the KDU students who spend a lot of time, sweat, running around etc. in conducting this study. Thank you Zom-in for making this happen.


First, let’s take a peek into the actual student dormitory environment, prepared by Anna, a foreign student and now friend of Roomz from China.

Roomz Asia, KDU Students Real Life Experience and Survey hosted by Zomin

Private student accommodation or private rented housing – which one to choose? Please leave a comment and share your view with us.

Student Accommodation Reimagined – MyHostel Penang

Anyone looking to further their study or taking a short course in Asia, one of the best option would be in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur is the first location that crosses everyone’s mind, as the capital city of Malaysia. However, Penang is often being overlooked by many.

Reasons to Study in Penang the Pearl of The Orient.

1. Diversity

Malaysia is known for its diverse culture and ethnicity, coupled with numerous languages background. George Town, Penang is listed as UNESCO World Heritage site in July 2008, one of only two Historic Cities of The Straits of Malacca beside Melaka. It is Malaysia’s second largest city and amongst the nation’s most populated city.

2. Education epicenter

Penang is home to many notable universities and colleges. Bolstered one of the most comprehensive choices of programs from study tours, short term courses to PHD levels.

What to study?

English and Chinese Language courses, automotive and aircraft, accounting and finance, culinary art. Just about anything. Chinese Language courses in Penang are known to be the second largest and have the most potential.

Some of the notable universities and colleges in Penang

– Equator College
– KDU Penang University College
– The One Academy
– Wawasan Open University
– Despark College
– Tan Chong Technical Institute
– British Council Penang
– ELEC Language Center Penang
– Advance Tertiary College Penang (ATC)

3. Student’s life

Getting around is easy and affordable. There is an existing network of public transportation around the island. Free shuttle is easily available to most academy/ colleges and to beautiful places in George Town!
There is a bus stop which is literally a few steps away from MyHostel!

Besides, there is a link bike station (bicycle) right in front of the hostel, which allows you to cycle through the beautiful alleys of Penang! It only cost RM2.00 for the whole day! If you don’t mind paying a little bit more, GRAB and taxis are readily available at your door step.

Penang is one of the many food havens in Malaysia. Food are cheap and can be found easily. A simple Google search and you are bombarded by the thousands.

There are a few malls nearby, such as Gurney Paragon Mall and Komtar, where The Top Penang is located. They are all connected with bus routes, and most of them are actually free!

4. Accommodation

When you are a student looking for a place to stay. MyHostel Penang is your best choice. They are a student accommodation specialist in Penang. Aside from offering a place to stay just like any hostel or room rental, they went the extra mile in creating a community. They have group activities, workshops, real life learning experiences and many more.

Student Hostel full of life.

MyHostel Penang should be your only choice. Check out the video to see what life is like in the hostel.


Renting a room : Step by Step guide under 60 second

How long would you take to search for a room or apartment to rent? Days or maybe weeks?

Are you a foreigner looking for a place to stay when you travel to Malaysia?

Maybe a student looking for a place to stay near your university.

Or you are a fresh graduate, intern, moving to a new place closer to your office.

Get to know how to search for a room under 60 second with . Watch the video, all it takes is a minute of your time. room rental online site is the best place to start your search for a place to stay in Malaysia and Singapore.

Please help to share the video to inform those who are looking for a room to rent.