Guesthouse Review: Memory Guesthouse Jb, Johor Bahru – Malaysia

Guesthouse Review: Memory Guesthouse Jb, Johor Bahru - Malaysia

Hotel Name: Memory Guesthouse Jb
Address: 2H Jalan Inche Besar Zubaidah, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

I stayed at the Memory Guesthouse Jb in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. I booked it online for the rate of 33 MYR ($8 USD) for a private room with a shared bathroom.

I was looking for a cheap place to stay for the night while I was in transit. JB isn’t exactly on the backpacker circuit so there isn’t much of a choice for hostels and guesthouses. Memory Guesthouse Jb was the closest one I could find to JB Sentral Station. I didn’t check the scale of the map when I booked it, so when I walked from the station it’s 30 minutes away. Not a big deal for me, but something to consider when you are arriving. I use the Grab app in Vietnam, which can be used across all Grab services in Southeast Asia. A Grab car from the guesthouse back to the train station was 5 MYR ($1.20 USD).

The guesthouse is in a residential area of Johor Bahru, on top of a small hill. Opon arrival it felt like I had arrived at a personal home. I liked the traveller vibe of the place, with maps and tourism information in the front hangout area. The owners were very nice, and they showed me to my room.

Memory Guesthouse Jb

I got a private room with a shared bathroom. The room is fairly basic, a classic backpacker/guesthouse style accommodation. I just wanted a private room instead of a dorm, so this was fine for me.

Private room

The dorm section is in a big hallway, with beds on either side inventively using shower curtains to give everyone privacy.


The bathrooms were kept clean and orderly, and there was a good hot water system. It would have been handy to have some space to place toiletries.


There is free wifi at the guesthouse, and I had no issues with the connection. At the front there is a kitchen area and a lounge were you can hang out and meet other travellers.

I got my washing done here for 5 MYR, and drying for 6 MYR. I ended up having to extend my stay in JB but the next day was fully booked out. If you are planning on staying then book ahead.

Overall this was a good place to stay if you are looking for a cheap travellers guesthouse in JB. If you are already in Malaysia you should have a sim card so you can use the Grab app.

Book the Memory Guesthouse Jb online or search for more hotels in Johor Bahru.

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