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Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers
Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers
Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers
Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers
Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers
Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers
Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers

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7.8

Very good

126 reviews

126 reviews

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7.9

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - 20 meters from city center
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Little India Ipoh

160 m

Ipoh Heritage Walk

280 m

Ipoh Old Town

410 m

Masjid Sultan Idris Shah Kedua

540 m

Funtasy House Trick Art

550 m

Popular landmarks
Concubine Lane

670 m

Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo

680 m

Ho Yan Hor Museum

680 m

Ipoh Railway Station

690 m

Art of OLDTOWN

750 m

Closest landmarks
Ipoh Tourist Information Centre

280 m

Panglima

600 m

Yasmin At Kong Heng

610 m

Mikasa Photo Shop (#20)

610 m

Dramatists Hostel (#21)

620 m

Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers

2A, (First Floor), Jalan Sultan Yusuff, (Little India/Old Town), Kampung Kuchai, Ipoh, Malaysia, 30000 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. You'll love staying in Kampung Kuchai, with public transport only 680 m away by for day trips and city visits. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Lost World of Tambun.

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Highlights

680 meters to public transportation

Check-in/out [express]

310 meters to Ipoh Heritage Walk

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Facilities

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Game room

Kitchen

Bar

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Ipoh every 3 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.1
Distance to city center0.2 km
Location rating7.9
Nearest airportSultan Azlan Shah Airport (IPH)
Distance to airport3.4 km

Rooms available at Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.6

Dormitory - Fan
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Dormitory - Air Conditioning
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Dormitory Twin
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers?

A stay at Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel.

Is breakfast offered at Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers.

What are my dining options at Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers?

Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers features on-site restaurants for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers?

Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What restaurants are nearby Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers?

Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers is located in Kampung Kuchai, famous for good restaurants such as Nam Heong Coffee Shop, Nam Heong Food Court and Nasi Vanggey.

What popular shopping places are close to Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers?

Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers is located in Kampung Kuchai area which features shopping places such as Guan Heong Biscuit Shop.

What are popular attractions near Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers?

Guests at Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers can easily visit Ipoh Heritage Walk, Masjid Panglima Kinta and Ipoh Old Town located in the Kampung Kuchai area.

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Property ranking|Compared to 1,009 Ipoh properties
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Room comfort score
8.6/10
Couples review score
7.3/10
Service score
8.1/10
Room size
11 sqm.
Better than
98
%
of Ipoh properties
Better than
84
%
of Ipoh properties
Better than
83
%
of Ipoh properties
Bigger than
83
%
of Ipoh properties
Overall rating:

7.8

Very good
126 reviews
Cleanliness
7.8
Facilities
7.1
Location
7.9
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More about Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers

More about Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers

Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers

Getting in and around Ipoh is a breeze when staying at Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers, located just minutes away from the city center. Find yourself incredibly close to Ipoh Railway Station. Just 680 m away, you can pack more into every day with simple transportation access with a stay at Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers.
Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable by providing the best in services and amenities. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Shuttle services provided by Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers makes it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Ipoh. Guests can enjoy free parking right at the hotel.
Front desk services including express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hotel's tours. Packing light is possible at Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers thanks to the hotel's laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time.
Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hotel.
Designed for comfort, all guestrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For your comfort, some rooms at the hotel are equipped with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning. In some select rooms, you can find instant tea at your disposal. It's good to know that bathroom amenities including a hair dryer are provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Every day at Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers begins with a delicious in-house breakfast. A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the hotel's bar. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house shared kitchen.
Hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Engage in some easy evening fun with other guests with the hotel's dart board. Get social at the hotel's library, games room and shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


Around the property

Experience all the sights and local attractions of Ipoh with Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers as your base. An afternoon of browsing the works at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo located 670 m away can familiarize you with the local art scene. Explore the neighborhood! Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers is conveniently located close to transport options at Ipoh Railway Station only 680 m away.


Reasons to stay here

Get more than you bargain for here, which scores value for money higher than 82% of the city's accommodation.
Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 98% of the city's other accommodations.
Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 98% of accommodations in the city.

Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.1

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

11 mentions

Breakfast

3 mentions

Check in/Check Out

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Malay

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Dart board
  • Game room
  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area

Access

  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Shuttle service

Available in all rooms

  • Free bottled water
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared bathroom
Location
2A, (First Floor), Jalan Sultan Yusuff, (Little India/Old Town), Kampung Kuchai, Ipoh, Malaysia, 30000
Very good
Location

7.9

Airports

  • Sultan Azlan Shah Airport (IPH)
    3.4 km 10 min drive
  • Penang International Airport (PEN)
    118.3 km

Public transportation

  • Ipoh Railway Station
    690 m

Hospital or clinic

  • Perak Chinese Maternity Hospital
    1.1 km

Shopping

  • Ipoh Parade Shopping Centre
    1.7 km

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    850 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    860 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Funtasy House Trick Art
    550 m
  • Concubine Lane
    670 m
  • Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo
    680 m
  • Ho Yan Hor Museum
    680 m
  • Ipoh Railway Station
    690 m
  • Art of OLDTOWN
    750 m
  • Perak Tong Cave Temple
    4.1 km
  • Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple
    5.4 km
  • Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens
    5.5 km
  • Lost World of Tambun
    9.6 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Little India Ipoh
    160 m
  • Ipoh Heritage Walk
    280 m
  • Ipoh Tourist Information Centre
    280 m
  • Ipoh Old Town
    410 m
  • Masjid Sultan Idris Shah Kedua
    540 m
  • Funtasy House Trick Art
    550 m
  • Jan Sahib’s Office (#19)
    570 m
  • Miniature Wonders Art Gallery
    600 m
  • Panglima
    600 m
  • Yasmin At Kong Heng
    610 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until22:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center0.2 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)14

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of restaurants10
  • Number of rooms 4
  • Year property opened2014
  • Most recent renovation2017

Reviews of Le'Bug & Boat Backpackers from real guests

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7.8
/
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Cleanliness7.8
Facilities7.1
Location7.9
Room comfort and quality8.6
Service8.1
Value for money8.1
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9+ Exceptional (33)
8-9 Excellent (16)
7-8 Very Good (19)
6-7 Good (8)
<6 Below Expectation (18)
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Mar - May (24)
Jun - Aug (20)
Sep - Nov (24)
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9.0
Exceptional
Poh from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in December 2015

Surprisingly best accomodation for backpackers”

Good Environment, Friendly Staffs, Free Bicycle Riding

I was very surprised that the existing for such a good place for backpackers in Ipoh. Clean, comfortable accommodation with the international feel that every backpacker seeking for. Provided with free bicycle for you to go around old town.Near to Ipoh railway station and old town. Just one thing to mention is it's a bit hard to carry the bike up and down from the studio. However, I like BBBS very much and definitely will go back to there if i got a chance to travel to Ipoh again.

Reviewed December 06, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Stefani from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

best hostel so far!”

first time in ipoh, the staff were super friendly towards me, people were nice too, sadly i just stay for a night only, you could also use the bike freely, the hostel is great easy to find, near bus terminal, around 5-10mins walking distance (you just have. to go straight and cross the busy road, ipoh is small city but have lots of things to explore and you will love it, missing the time when i was staying there:(

Reviewed December 14, 2016

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9.3
Exceptional
luca from Italy
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in June 2015

Great! ”

Clean, friendly, new

I've booked a couple of nights here and I've ended up to stay one week. Ipoh it's a nice place to explore and the hostel, even if it's not in the center, it's easy to reach with bus (n°117). The staff is amazing helpful and friendly, one of the best hostel in Asia!

Reviewed June 14, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
XUAN from China
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

excellent for backpackers”

close proximity to old street town and local train and bus station

great, even though there's not much privacy, but it allows backpackers to mingle around. recommended if you are solo traveler or backpackers

Reviewed November 27, 2015

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6.8
Good
HAOCHEN from China
Solo traveler
Dormitory - Air Conditioning
Stayed 1 night in February 2017

Not recommended”

The location of this hostel is good, you can go anywhere in ipoh city centre on foot if you live here. But the facilities here is terrible, there was only one big room with 6 beds ( if I don't misremember it) and there are no differences if you book the cheapest one and the most expensive one. (because you can choose any bed you like) the staffs here are mostly backpackers and some of them are not so friendly. It's hard to get any useful information from them.

Reviewed June 03, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Jimmy from Canada
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

Great Hostel ”

Really nice hostel in an amazing studio apartment. Basically in the old town of Ipoh and right next to the old town bus station.

Reviewed May 04, 2016

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9.2
Exceptional
Alex from Indonesia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

Chill vibe”

The hostel is super chill and the people friendly. The only issue, which was a non event, was that the private room is not a real room but a makeshift one on the edge of the boys dorm. Does offer privacy, but for the price I would've booked elsewhere for a real room.

Reviewed August 23, 2017

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8.7
Excellent
Hee from Malaysia
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in June 2015

Nice Guesthouse”

Staff friendly, guest friendly, comfort place

Ok, just stay after work. Will be back again if need to work in Ipoh again. Nice place friendly staff and guest. Can meet other country guest. Need transport.

Reviewed June 24, 2015

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9.3
Exceptional
Maryna from Belarus
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

Great stay!”

Cleanliness, friendly staff, new building

A bit tricky to find but worth it if you do. Very clean and new with a fantastic manager. A bit far from the centre but there are local buses and the hostel provides bicycles to go around so not a great deal. Recommended

Reviewed December 13, 2014

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9.6
Exceptional
Katrina from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

A lovely friendly hostel. ”

The owner is really friendly and makes it a lovely hostel. It is a great set up with a comfortable living room with a tv, DVDs and books, a kitchen with free tea, bread and jam and a good shower. The location is also good. I arrived by the train station and left from bus station, both walking distance and the town is very close. My only negative comments is that is was extremely hot in the upstairs bedroom where I was put, im use to the heat but it was stiffling. Also the plastic sheets have been left on the mattresses and therefore make such a noise when anyone moves and also might have added to the heat.. Other than that a good place 😀

Reviewed September 17, 2016

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9.3
Exceptional
Janet from Germany
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

brand new and cheap prices”

brand new, spotles clean and relaxed atmosphere

If you're happy in a open plan dorm room (four set of bunks, two single bed separated by curtain) this is a really good choice: everything's brand new, there are heaps of comfortable couches and the WiFi works well. Bike rental and basic breakfast available. Can get crowded at weekends when people are sleeping on mattresses on the floor (even cheaper rates for that). Now they're working at installing a second bathroom. Feels more like a homestay than a hostel. It's difficult to find though (look out for the blue door that leads upstairs).

Reviewed November 24, 2015

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7.6
Very good
AZUSA from Japan
Couple
Stayed 1 night in August 2017

Backpackers double room is not private ”

Backpackers double room is not private room. It is in Dormitory room and only divided by a handmade wall Bed was uncomfortable,so hard.

Reviewed September 27, 2017

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8.3
Excellent
Janet from Germany
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

something uncommon”

cheap rates, all nice and modern, free bike rental

I agree the place is hard to find; look out for the tiny sign at the blue door that leads upstairs. But in the big open room of the studio you'll find everything clean and modern; the place is brand new you can tell. Well working Wifi, free bike rental, free basic breakfast, tea and coffee during the day. Heaps of couches to relax on. Only one bathroom plus an additional toilet, but it's still okay as the place only sleeps up ten persons, including the two volunteers that run the place. The IKEA bunks are comfortable enough, two single beds are separated from the others by a curtain. Great value for little money if you're willing to share room and facilities. It feels less like a hostel than more like a shared flat or a couch surfing place.

Reviewed November 17, 2015

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7.2
Very good
Brandon from United States
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

Very good”

It's overall not a bad place it's easy to find, easy to get to and out of. Big TV with movies and a Playstation. good amount of space around the beds and they care about bed bugs. The building is hot more often then not, hotter inside than out. the two ac units are off more than on and when they are on takes so long to cool off the area it just seemed pointless. The owners are cool and will do anything for you. But you got to find them first. They could be upstairs or gone for a few hours. I didn't know one of the people there was a volunteer until about a hour before we left. he probably said 7 sentences to us over the course of 2 days. I'm not sure what the point of being there was because it had nothing to do with us 4 guest. I know electricity cost money, but sweating regardless of whether your inside or not doesn't win points in my book. And blackout curtains around 2 beds doesn't equal a private room, or the price. but we're kind enough to down grade us to dorm.

Reviewed March 02, 2018

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7.6
Very good
Crystal from Canada
Couple
Stayed 1 night in July 2017

Very good”

We were pleasantly surprised by the full kitchen and large lounge space that was avaliable to guests. We loved the natural light in the hostel with the great homey vibe. Do note that the double room is not strictly a private room; its more a corner of the fan dorm room that has had some chip board put up as wall. Reccommend getting the AC dorm room as the fan dorm and private room can get quite hot (and stay hot) as it has huge floor to ceiling windows for one wall.

Reviewed August 07, 2017

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8.0
Excellent
PO from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Dormitory - Air Conditioning
Stayed 1 night in September 2017

Pleasant Stay”

Good location: 5min walk to Medan Kidd bus station and train station, 15min walk to old town. Comfy bed and clean room. Spacious cozy lounge area and kitchen. However, there is no wall in between rooms (only curtain) so you can hear everything clearly when the staff were chatting at lounge area. Wifi is sometimes unstable.

Reviewed September 16, 2017

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8.4
Excellent
Anais from Australia
Solo traveler
Dormitory - Air Conditioning
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

Awesome”

I was supposed to stay one night and ended up with 3 nights. Staff is very helpful and welcoming. The place is very clean, ZEN quiet and convenient for travelers as you get the bus station closeby. Thanks again for everything !!! PS: Please, if you re a lady traveling on your own just avoid the indian restaurant downstairs ! horrible staff ! macchos rude and pervers. I got a very curious poisoning food and I couldnt be more patient and polite with them. For your safety dont go there.

Reviewed December 14, 2017

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8.4
Excellent
Rachel from Malaysia
Group
Stayed 1 night in December 2015

Value for money, Room not really soundproof”

Staying here, you cannot make too much noise as the rooms are close to each other. It gets really warm in the afternoon. Place very clean.

Reviewed December 12, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Gustavo from Chile
Couple
Dormitory Twin
Stayed 1 night in February 2017

very fun place”

the place is very very good. good location and facilyties. very clean tpilets and showers. very nice staff and very nice bikes. they used to be for free but now they charge 5 rm x day witch is good enaugh. Recomended😁

Reviewed February 15, 2017

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8.7
Excellent
Weisheng from Singapore
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in March 2015

Very nice owner”

The bed, the owner, the place

The owner was a very nice lady! She showed me around and it's awesome! The comfortness of the bed is unreal! I could lie in the bed forever if I have more time! The design of the hostel is really simple and modern! Love it there!

Reviewed April 14, 2015

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