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By Ananya Patel
Spaces for the best co-living in Kuala Lumpur are godsends to lonely souls living in the city. Not only do they provide affordable and accessible living quarters, but they also have high-quality service, enjoyable amenities and the warmth that other lodging alternatives do not have.
With this list below of amazing co-living spaces, you’ll be sure to find the perfect fit for your lifestyle and preferences. Check them out!
|BEST FOR:||Minimalist living|
|ADDRESS:||12 Jalan Hang Jebat, 50150 Kuala Lumpur|
|CONTACT DETAILS:||+603 – 2022 1200 / +6010-9675120|
Women who want to explore minimalist living in Kuala Lumpur should definitely check out YWCA’s female-only co-living hostel.
They offer single and double rooms that are compact yet have ample storage space.
The room rates are also budget-friendly, despite the hostel being located in a safe, tranquil historical district that is also in walking distance of Merdeka MRT Station and Chinatown.
You can enjoy a meaningful stay at this space for the best co-living in Kuala Lumpur, with its onsite event spaces, cafe, and urban farm.
- Female-only co-living hostel
- Compact rooms with ample storage space
- Safe, tranquil location
- Walking distance to the MRT
- Onsite event spaces, cafe, and urban farm
2. Upstairs Downstairs
|BEST FOR:||Avenue for socializing|
|ADDRESS:||37, Jalan Kampung Pandan Maluri 55100|
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|CONTACT DETAILS:||+60 12 612 7428|
Not only addressing the continuously hiking rental prices in the city, one of the best spaces for co-living in Kuala Lumpur, Upstairs Downstairs, also offers comfortable and safe community-living spaces.
Moreover, Upstairs Downstairs understands that humans are social beings. They believe that having the opportunity to connect with other people creates a positive and impactful living experience.
Thus, their members become part of a micro-community in which they can exchange ideas with other members of Upstairs Downstairs’ sizeable community area, pantry, and laundry.
You can also choose your personal room from single, standard, and deluxe rooms depending on your lifestyle.
- Affordable, comfortable, and safe
- Provides avenues to socialize
- Community area, pantry, and laundry
- Single, standard, and deluxe rooms
|BEST FOR:||Worry-free, enjoyable co-living|
|ADDRESS:||Check out Utopia’s many locations at https://www.utopiacoliving.com/location-index|
|CONTACT DETAILS:||+601 7477 9468;|
Utopia is a network of co-living spaces with locations all over Malaysia and with multiple branches in Kuala Lumpur. It is arguably the best-value co-living space with plenty of perks.
They provide free cleaning, laundry, and repair services for all members, saving you the extra costs and allowing you more time to relax. Members also don’t need to worry about Internet access with their high-speed 500mbps wifi.
If you’re worried about paying for others’ lavish electric consumption, they implement an individual billing system. On top of all these, you can move into Utopia deposit-free.
While providing its members an affordable place to stay, this space for the best co-living in Kuala Lumpur also has the most ideal locations.
For instance, Utopia @ KLCC Twin Towers is the best place to enjoy contemporary Kuala Lumpur while Utopia @ Central Kuchai Lama is a gastronomical wonderland and a perfect escape from the city’s hustle and bustle.
- Multiple locations in Kuala Lumpur
- Best value
- Free cleaning, laundry, repairs, and wifi
- Individual electric billing
- Most ideal locations
Dang Minh, an expat who lived in Utopia, shared:
“Utopia has changed my perception of renting rooms in Malaysia.
Sometimes as an expat, to save money, we tend to find cheap room, but always come with bad quality such as cleanliness, non functioning home, or unreasonable Landlord.
I’m glad I stayed with Utopia, and now i can focus on my work and not worry on my accommodation.”
4. Co-Living @ Damai Residence
|BEST FOR:||Holistic wellbeing|
|ADDRESS:||Damai Residence, No. 1, Lorong Damai 13 Kiri, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|CONTACT DETAILS:||+6012 253 6322 [email protected]|
Those who want to have both convenience and a sense of community in the city should go to Co-Living @ Damai Residences. It is near everything you could possibly need, located at the Kuala Lumpur City Centre.
Their spaces are designed for your comfort, being conducive places for work, rest, and entertainment. They cover almost every aspect of living, if not all, with a garden, a yoga/meditation deck, an indoor and outdoor gym, an entertainment zone, and more.
On top of these, you also get to meet different cultures through this space for the best co-living in Kuala Lumpur’s weekly community events.
While creating a light and fun living space, Co-Living @ Damai Residences does not take your safety for granted. The building is equipped with smart locks and CCTVs and there is onsite security 24/7.
- Convenience and sense of community
- Designed for your comfort
- Facilities for your holistic wellbeing
- Weekly community events
- Safety measures
5. Komune Living
|BEST FOR:||Choice of private quarters|
|ADDRESS:||No. 20 Jalan Kerinchi Kiri 3|
59200 Kuala Lumpur
|CONTACT DETAILS:||+603 2742 5788;|
One of the spaces for the best co-living in Kuala Lumpur, Komune Living, gives their members the option to choose their resting quarters according to their preferences while still enjoying the perks of a co-living space.
Members can have either private studios or apartment-style rooms. To spend time with the micro-community, they have access to shared facilities such as the gym, infinity pool, game base, outdoor barbecue area, community kitchen, and cafe.
There is also no need to worry about running out of things to do. Komune Living organizes daily, weekly, and monthly activities for all its members to enjoy.
Whether you’re staying short- or long-term, this space for the best co-living in Kuala Lumpur will be sure to make your time with them memorable.
- Private studio or apartment-style room
- Shared spaces for enjoyment and community
- Daily, weekly, and monthly events
- Short- or long-term stay is welcome
6. JL Co-Living Space
|BEST FOR:||Hassle-free environment|
|ADDRESS:||(USJ21) No. 12A & 16, Jalan USJ21/7, 47630 Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan;|
(The Mines) Mines 2, South KL, Pusat Perdagangan Mines, Jalan Mines 2, Mines Wellness City, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor
|CONTACT DETAILS:||+6016-335 0116; [email protected]|
JL Co-Living Space’s approach to being a space for the best co-living in Malaysia is to allow their members to rediscover the “joy of living” in the city.
The first ever co-living space in the country, and an innovative one at that, they encourage not only the sharing of space but also experiences and ideas on the daily.
They aim for a hassle-free environment for their members so they can focus on things that matter more. To achieve this, they provide comfortable rooms, housekeeping, and laundry and ironing services, as well as coworking stations, meeting rooms, WiFi, and printing services.
- Sharing spaces and ideas
- Hassle-free living
- Housekeeping, laundry and ironing services
- Coworking stations, meeting rooms
- Wifi and printing services
7. Sleepy Bear
|BEST FOR:||One-of-a-kind shared space|
|ADDRESS:||4-3A-10, Kompleks Kantonmen Prima|
Jalan Ipoh, Bt 4 1/2
51200 Kuala Lumpur
|CONTACT DETAILS:||Hotline: +6011 – 1084 3281|
In a competitive property rental market, it has become increasingly challenging to secure and retain tenants and rental return. Sleepy Bear’s goal is to remove financial, technical, and operational barriers for property investors to maximize investment return with a designer property.
They believe that every investor deserves to have a high value investment property with minimal cost and a continuous rental.
Their team recognises the rising demand of travellers for quality services and amenities not available in old-fashioned hotels as well as demand for guest ready properties due to increasing mobility of tenants. No matter if it’s a stay of a few months or few nights, their properties are always guest-ready with internet and everything needed- just bring your own luggage.
- Quality houses suites
- Various spaces available depending on your preferred length of stay
Were you able to find the place for the best co-living in Kuala Lumpur for you? Let us know in the comments.
If you’ve decided you prefer a short-term home for yourself in Malaysia, though, you can also check out our list of the best short-term home rentals in Malaysia.