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Yellow House KL

Welcome to Yellow House KL, a volunteer hostel located in Ampang just outside Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Visit Volunteering in Malaysia to find out how you can volunteer and give back to the community in KL!

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About Yellow House

The first volunteer & voluntour hostel in Kuala Lumpur

The Yellow House KL is the first volunteer & voluntour hostel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The idea of a non profit for benefit hostel came about when our views on giving back to society seem to be shared with many out there. This allowed us an opportunity to give real, substantial and continuous help to a number of projects and beneficiaries that we are privileged to support such as homeless people, people with different mental and physical disabilities, refugees and displaced communities, wildlife and environmental conservation.

Situated just a 30 minute bus ride away from the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur (KLCC), in a quiet suburb of Ampang, the half brick half wooden village house is a place where people come together to share their skills, expertise and enthusiasm with those in need in the local community.

Yellow House KL is something totally different, a must if you want to experience a different side of Malaysia!

History of the Yellow House

Yellow House KL is an unique house, built by my late father in mid 80’s. Initially, the structure was barely a shack. I still remember seeing zinc sheets as walls. Used as a tin mining premises in the late 50's, the area tended to be constantly flooded by rain water, thus, causing a high accumulation of sand and dry mud. That sand was utilized for the early building process of the house, "not even one sack of sand was bought!" said my beloved grandfather.

As part of the construction team, my late grandfather went looking for building materials and utilities such as rubble, bricks, stones and so on. He carried the heavy load everyday, using a wheelbarrow. Eventually, they replaced the sand with these discarded materials and compacted the foundation. Even the wooden doors were reused and bought cheap from another renovation site nearby. So I guess we are just continuing the reusing principles which were adopted so long ago. I know now how I got the crazy streak!

We hope you enjoy your stay with us and hopefully you will carry on to volunteering and helping improve this amazing project.

Sincerely Shyam Priah
Founder of Yellow House KL

  • I came to Yellow House for a week but ended up staying a couple months! I love it here, it's close to the city and at the same time chilled and in touch with the local life. I've learned a lot of new things and made new friends, but Shyam, the owner and heart of the Yellow House, she is the best one. I hope to see Yellow House again soon!

    Eduardo García - Spain

  • Yellow House KL is a place that exudes fun, creativeness and a sense of community. A place where everyone is welcome with new ideas and thoughts about how to grow from each other and share new and exciting life experiences!

    Megan Collier - United States

  • Whenever I'm around in Asia I always return to Kuala Lumpur for one reason; the Yellow House! Staying here feels like home and I'm always happy to be part of such an awesome community.

    Camilla Sirén - Finland


Yellow House provides 16 mixed style dorm bunk beds with fans in all rooms and one twin room with queen bed.

Come stay with us and experience another side of Malaysia.

Accommodation pricing


Dorm room

  • Breakfast, coffee and tea included
  • 2 western toilets, 2 indoor & 2 outdoor showers
  • A communal kitchen
  • Internet access/WIFI, desktop and laptops
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/8 days

Yellow Package
/8 Days

  • Volunteering package for 8 days, 7 nights
  • Accommodation, all meals and transport included
  • Teaching refugee and special needs children
  • Caring for dogs with spinal injury
  • Visit Volunteering in Malaysia to read more and Volunteer!
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The Yellow House is built from reused and recycled materials. With the helping hands of our volunteers around the world Yellow House has gotten many quirky, unique details!

Contact us

Start connecting with us

  • Yellow House KL,
    No 213, Lorong Ikan Emas 2
    Kampung Ampang Campuran
    68000. Ampang, Selangor

  • Tel: +603 4280 2939
    Mobile/WhatsApp/Viber:6019 30 60 852

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