Welcome to JBGuesthouse


I am Dave and I have Two Private Guesthouses located in the charming area of Taman Sentosa, 3.0km from downtown Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

My homestay accommodation is truly unique because it provides hotel like facilities and they are the first and only type in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

It is the first of its kind homestay accommodation in Johor Bahru for business, budget and group travelers traveling through the southern gate of Malaysia It has been established since 2008.

These two types of private homestay guesthouse accommodation suit different travellers. For single or small group travelers we offer lovely private rooms at the JB Guesthouse and for larger groups we have a whole homestay house for everyone to enjoy.


This two storey townhouse has 5 self contained rooms each with ensuite bathroom and kitchenette. We cater for backpackers, tourists, business and group travelers. JB Guesthouse is a perfect “home away from home” for anyone staying short or long term in Johor Bahru. For those who are waiting for Visa or business application in Singapore cut your accommodation expenses by 50% by staying in Johor Bahru Guesthouse.


Rent an entire house for weddings, private or business functions, meetings or conventions, group tours or family get together. Our Homestay Guesthouse can accommodate 20 people and is fully furnished with cooking and laundry facilities

Truly a home away from home accommodation style.

Enjoy the comfort of your room or entire house accommodations amidst a home like environment away from home. Have the freedom to do what you want to do, the way you want to do with very little restrictions aside from respecting other guests privacy. We ensure safety and privacy at all times.

  • Experience Malay/Chinese lifestyle in Taman Sentosa (3 km from JB City)
  • Dine each day/night at the many outdoor street vendors
  • Wander the local streets in search of temples and mosques
  • Visit the local cafes (wifi), stores and shopping mall
  • Treat yourself to a massage Malay and Thai style
  • Jump the bus for a short trip to down town
  • Visit Singapore for a day or two with designated shuttle buses



Lovely JBGuesthouse !

The guest house is exactly that its a guest house, your provided with a lovely sized room and bed with a great wifi connection. A good shower and a balcony depending on your room. The care taker is a lovely girl and very understanding. The location is convinet, yes you will probably get taxis everywhere but they are very good too. The two main mosques to see and shopping centres are not further than 10MYR away

( Cockney, England 16 April 2013)

Very Great Stay for Corporate in JB.

Very nice stay for our company staff coming down to JB for the PC fair. Great value for money. With all the facilities of the homestay its great.

( MAVISCO SDN.BHD, KL 24 to 30 MAY 2011)

Great Value at JBGuesthouse !!

Our USM students were going to visit Singapore for 2 days and some 30 of us booked both the houses. So near the Singapore just 5 minutes away. Definitely will be back. Low cost, the place was very nice and clean. Good concept best so far in JB.

( USM Students, KL 29 to 30 Apr 2011)

Very Affordable and Clean

We were very happy with the homestay arrangement, we managed to book 2 houses for our wedding function. Our relatives were happy with the arrangement. Definitely beats booking hotel rooms prices for large group and we love the privacy.

(Mdm Fatimah, KL  4 to 5 Feb 2011)

Closest thing to luxury for RM40 to 50 per night

Ok, this place is not luxurious, but it’s as close as you’ll get for 40 – 50RM per night. There’s not that much to see in JB, but if you’re shocked by prices in Singapore and can handle a commute this would make a great alternative. Otherwise, if you’re travelling around Malaysia and want a break from the budget hotels with used sheets and towels, stay here. Rates vary from 40-50RM. Sheets are changed after EVERY check-in (it’s NOT standard practice to do this at budget inns in Malaysia).
I had my own bathroom and balcony (could have had bathroom and kitchen instead). Huge bed, tv, large room and very clean. Free wifi and broadband.
About 10minutes by bus from the centre of JB, but near a supermarket and good shopping area. Secure house. I’ll be staying here again before leaving from Singapore.

(leilei2000, Sydney Apr 10 2011)

Clean and Large Rooms

Clean and large rooms, and kitchen facilities were very much appreciated. The self-checkin system they are testing seems to work okay, just make sure you email them beforehand to get the passcode to the gate.

(Hostelworld Guest, USA 31st Jan 2011)

Great Value

Great value accommodation, considering the space and facilities and the guy that checked me in was super friendly and helpful.

( Irish , 4th Nov to 5th Nov 2010 )

Great Wh Hse Facilities

The Whole house facilities was good for our wedding stay in JB.

(Mr Zaini, KL 25th to 28th Nov)

Cheap and Cheerful but a little way out

We recently stayed 1 night at the JB Guest House. It’s about 10-15 mins outside of JB and took us just over 30 mins by bus from JB Sentral bus stn.The info provided by the owner was perfect and we arrived at the accomodation without any trouble. We used public transport but a taxi would have been much quicker. The room was basic but large and had everything we needed and was clean. The shower was nice and hot. The wifi worked a treat. There are a number of places to eat within a 2-5 min walk. As this is a residential area it gives you a taste of Malaysian life. We would recommend this to those on a budget not minding a trip beyond the city centre.

(DawneyH, 12 Nov 2010)

It was the best stay we had in malaysia!!

It was the best stay we had in malasia!!very clean, safe and nice. if you are in johor bahru-stay here!! ( German, 4th Sep to 5th Sep 2010 )