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Open for booking!


Welcome to our page. Are you looking for a place to put up for the night? Or for a few days even?

We can help. You can opt to stay at our homestay in Selayang Mutiara.

No 26, Jalan Mutiara 5/1, Selayang Mutiara, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor.

Mutiara Homestay / Lodging

Mutiara Homestay / Lodging Hall

Master bedroom - Air conditioned, queen size bed, attached bathroom with water heater.

Second Room - Air Conditioned, queen size bed, confortable Third room - single bed

Single storey Semi-D, fully furnished for short-term and daily rent.


Air-conditioning for 2 of the larger rooms

Shower heater with pump for 1 bathroom

Gated, can park 2 carks inside. Ample parking outside, facing an empty field

24 hours mamak restaurant and 7-Eleven + other amenities at Bandar Baru Selayang

TV, Wifi and Astro available.

Kitchen cabinet.

Cooking stove available only for weekly and monthly stay.

Washing machine and drying area available.

Suitable for:

Family lodging, 30" x 70"…

Homestay tiles loose

After a guest left, I noticed a tile at my Homestay had become loose. A few weeks after that other tiles started to become loose and then ALL the tiles have loosen to the point of American ninja obstacle course.

I do not know what happened or what caused it, but I think it could be a combination of factors. One, my neighbour was doing some renovation, so the pressure from their side could have caused the tiles to loose their grip.
Two, the tiles themselves were not installed properly. Bugger!

I seem to lean on the second argument. As you can see in the picture, the cement rendering was not filled. Half pass six job as the saying here goes!

I won't name the contractor, but it was a friend who did not admit it! With that said, choose your contractors wisely, do not give the job to just any friend just because he is a friend. At the end of the day, he will not stand by you especially in this cases where to remedy the situation, he has to fork out money.

Do it right the first time. So I …

Why book homestay instead of hotels?

The picture above shows the cost of a family suite at a random hotel in Kuala Lumpur. It costs about RM 340 per night for 1 family. Let's say your entourage has 2 families, now the cost just sky rocketed to RM 680 just for one night's accomodation?
But 1 homestay at RM 300 is RM 380 below your budget. You can save 380! It depends on your group. Homestays are good if you are travelling in groups. It's convenient, cheaper and more fun.
Cheaper why? You have your own washing machine, needn't waste time and money on kedai dobi. 
Homestays come equipped with stoves and fridges, so you can re-heat that scrumptious laksa or Briyani leftover from last night that still tastes good. Or cook some simple dishes for the children. Save again!
With homestays, you normally can unload all your bags right at the doorstep, no climbing mountainous staircases and squeezing thru elevators.
And for the children, there's an outdoor area within the gates that they can play about. Best time of t…