Top Studio Apartments to rent in KL and Selangor in 2022

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Discover dozens of studio apartments for rent perfect for single working professionals, expats, students and young couples. This list of studios across KL, PJ, Damansara and other parts of Selangor also includes rental units that cost RM1,000 and below.

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Demand for studio apartments or 1-bedroom apartments has been steadily rising since the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, owing to priorities shifting from space or location to privacy, especially for single professionals. Previously, many renters in the city may not spend a lot of their time at home, so a functional space where they can lay their heads to rest and be ready for work and social engagements is often all they need – thus a rented room in an apartment is often optimal. Now, with most companies adopting the work from home concept or a WFH hybrid, the appeal of one’s private space has never been stronger.

We thought it would be good to give our readers a comprehensive guide of some of the studios and 1-bedroom apartments that are available around town in key locations, with prices ranging from luxury to affordable.

What is a studio or studio apartment?

A studio apartment is an apartment that has all its functional spaces, such as the living room, bedroom and kitchen, contained within a single space. These units tend to be more compact ranging from 350 sq ft to 500 sq ft.

Difference between studio and 1-bedroom apartment

A 1 bedroom apartment contains a separate living space from the bedroom so it offers some privacy to occupants as opposed to a studio apartment where every function is contained within a single space/room. This means that the kitchen, living and dining areas are separated or partitioned off from the bedroom by a wall. Typically ranging between 600 – 800 sq ft, these bigger units are located within older developments in the Klang Valley.

In this article, we will be listing options for both studios as well as 1-bedroom apartments interchangeably given that both offer potential renters a similar living experience – which is a living space that is just right for 1 person to live in.

Note: A studio unit which bears a commercial title i.e a serviced residence building, will incur higher electricity, sewage and water bills as they follow commercial rates for utilities. Find out more: What’s the difference between Condo and Serviced Apartment?

Studio Apartments for rent in KL 

1. Lucentia Residences, Bukit Bintang

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Lucentia Residences is one of the more luxurious 1 bedder located in town. This serviced residence is a mere 6-minute walk away from the newly-minted LaLaport mall while the LRT Pudu station is within a 5-minute walk.

  • Built-up size: 454 sq ft
  • Rental Price: RM3,500
  • Land Title: Residential

More info and listings for rent can be found here

2. Marc Residence, KLCC

Located just 3 minutes away from KLCC, this studio is perfect for those who are working around the KLCC area and who want to experience the energy of living in the heart of the city. Public transport accessibility is great too, with the KLCC LRT station located a stone’s throw away.

  • Built-up size: 493 sq ft
  • Rental Price: RM2,500
  • Land Title: Commercial

More info and listings for rent can be found here.

3. Mercu Summer Suites, KLCC

Situated just off-Jalan Sultan Ismail, Mercu Summer Suites is ideal for working professionals who are looking to live near the city centre. With KLCC being just a 15-minute walk away, residents will have easy access to various amenities including Pavilion Shopping Mall, Quill Shopping Mall, various 5-stars hotels, restaurants and pubs.

  • Built-up size: 493 sq ft
  • Rental Price: RM1,800
  • Land Title: Commercial

More info and listings for rent can be found here.

4. Jamnah View Condo, Damansara Heights

An older development, Jamnah View is a charming, low-density condo situated within the Damansara Heights/Bangsar neighbourhood. Although it is located further away from the Bangsar hub (Telawi area and Lucky Garden), this development offers a private and tranquil living environment. Its studio or one-bedroom units are much bigger as well, ranging between 750 – 800 sq ft.

  • Built-up size: 750 sq ft
  • Rental Price: RM2,000
  • Land Title: Commercial

More info and listings for rent can be found here.

5. The Establishment, Brickfields

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The Establishment is a relatively new mixed development located along Jalan Ang Seng in Brickfields. It offers comfortable studios with compact kitchenettes and floor to ceiling windows. More importantly, the residential builsing is directly connected to the Bangsar LRT station via a covered walkway, making a commute into the city and neighbouring Midvalley a breeze.

  • Built-up size: 480 sq. ft.
  • Rental Price: RM2,200
  • Land Title: Residential

More info and listings for rent can be found here.

6. Nadi Bangsar, Bangsar

Nadi has the distinct advantage of being surrounded by a neighbourhood that is gentrifying beautifully – it is just a stone’s throw from the hip lifestyle enclave of APW and a short walk away from the row of eateries and fitness studios at Jalan Bangkung. The Bangsar LRT is a short 4-minute drive away.

  • Built-up size: 440 sq ft
  • Rental Price: RM2,499
  • Land Title: Commercial

More info and listings for rent can be found here.

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7. Arte, Mont Kiara

Arte is strategically located 8 minutes away from Publika (on foot!), making it a prime location for young professionals who are looking for a place that will allow them easy access to good lifestyle amenities. Newly completed, Arte boasts a contemporary design and also houses a hotel, Arte by Thomas Chan and a French fine dining restaurant.

  • Built-up size: 494 sq ft
  • Rental Price: RM1,900
  • Land Title: Commercial

More info and listings for rent can be found here.

8. Verve Suites, Mont Kiara

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Located smack in the middle of the enchanting enclave of Mont Kiara, Verve Suites offers luxury-style living but away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. The serviced residence building features various facilities including a pool with a sandy ‘beach’! It’s located just a 10-minute walk away from both 1 Mont Kiara shopping centre and the Hartamas business centre.

  • Built-up size: 462 sq ft
  • Rental Price: RM1,800
  • Land Title: Commercial

More info and listings for rent can be found here.

9. Flexus Signature, Jalan Kuching

Flexus Signature is located a bit further away from the KL City Centre, hence it carries a more affordable price tag. That saying, popular neighbourhoods and CBDs such as Mont Kiara, Bukit Tunku and the KL city centre are a relatively short 15-20 minute drive away.

  • Built-up size: 500 sq. ft.
  • Rental Price: RM950
  • Land Title: Commercial

More info and listings for rent can be found here.

You can also check out these other studios for rent in KL:

Studio Apartments for rent in PJ

1. Highpark Suites, SS6

Sitting just off the LDP, Highpark Suites offers easy access to most major areas around Petaling Jaya. Paradigm Mall is also just a 15-minute walk away. The Kelana Jaya LRT station is also just a short 10-minute drive away.

  • Built-up size: 452 sq ft
  • Rental Price: RM1,850
  • Land Title: Residential

More info and listings for rent can be found here.

2. PJ 8, Jalan Barat

Built right on the border of old and new PJ, PJ8’s location offers residents plenty of options for accessing different neighbourhoods easily. Not to mention the New Town business centre is just a short 12-minute walk away.

  • Built-up size: 560 sq ft
  • Rental Price: RM1,500
  • Land Title: Commercial

More info and listings for rent can be found here.

3. PJ Midtown, Seksyen 13

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PJ Midtown is only a short 11-minute walk away from Jaya 33 and Jaya Shopping Centre, making it super convenient for its residents to access excellent lifestyle amenities such as grocery chains, restaurants and gyms.

  • Built-up size: 613 sq ft
  • Rental Price: RM21,850
  • Land Title: Commercial

More info and listings for rent can be found here.

4. Seventeen Residences (Biji Living), Seksyen 17

Located just above Seventeen Mall, its residence of the same name offers all the superb convenience that comes from living above a mall. The surrounding business centre is not too shabby as well, with many food options such as hawker centres and cafes.

  • Built-up size: 550 sq ft
  • Rental Price: RM1,700
  • Land Title: Commercial

More info and listings for rent can be found here.

5. Atria, Damansara Jaya

Similar to Seventeen Residences, Atria also offers the same convenience of being located just above the bustling mall of the same name. Imagine living right above a well-stocked Village Grocer, grocery shopping has never been more convenient.

  • Built-up size: 545 sq ft
  • Rental Price: RM1,660
  • Land Title: Commercial

More info and listings for rent can be found here.

You can also check out these other studios for rent in Petaling Jaya

Studio Apartments for rent in Damansara

    1. Uptown Residences, Damansara Uptown)

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    Located in the buzzing business centre of Damansara Uptown, Uptown Residences provides superb access to some of the best restaurants and Starling Mall is essentially right on your ‘front lawn’

    • Built-up size: 734 sq ft
    • Rental Price: RM2,700
    • Land Title: Commercial

    More info and listings for rent can be found here.

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    2. Empire Damansara, Damansara Perdana

    Located in the stylish enclave of Damansara Perdana, Empire Damansara is a stone’s throw away from The Curve shopping centre and Ikea. The Mutiara Damansara MRT station is also less than 10 minutes away. Given the price range, it is a very attractive option for college and university students.

    • Built-up size: 363 sq ft
    • Rental Price: RM1,000
    • Land Title: Commercial

    More info and listings for rent can be found here.

    3. Cyperus @ Tropicana Gardens, Kota Damansara

    Located within the self-sustaining business centre of Kota Damansara, residents will be able to easily walk to nearby restaurants, banks and the Sunway Giza lifestyle mall. The Surian MRT station is also less than a 10-minute walk away.

    • Built-up size: 600 sq ft
    • Rental Price: RM1,850
    • Land Title: Commercial

    More info and listings for rent can be found here.

    4. Ritze Perdana 2, Damansara Perdana

    Like Empire Damansara, Ritze Perdana is located in Damansara Perdana and so has easy access to The Curve shopping centre and Ikea. It’s also located just an 18-minute walk away from the Mutiara Damansara MRT station.

    • Built-up size: 505 sq ft
    • Rental Price: RM1,400
    • Land Title: Residential

    More info and listings for rent can be found here.

    5. Emporis, Kota Damansara

    The stylish duplexes in Emporis will make you feel like you’re living the dream. Plus, it is built above a shopping centre which makes life a lot easier (there is a Jaya Grocer within).

    • Built-up size: 662 sq ft
    • Rental Price: RM1,650
    • Land Title: Residential

    More info and listings for rent can be found here.

    You can also check out these other studios for rent in Damansara:

    Studio Apartments for rent in Selangor (other areas besides PJ and Damansara)

    1. Ativo Suites, Bandar Seri Damansara

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    Located just a short drive away from the beautiful and lush township of Desa Parkcity, Ativo Suites is a luxury-style studio that offers you excellent and gorgeous facilities within the comfort of your home.

    • Built-up size: 499 sq ft
    • Rental Price: RM1,800
    • Land Title: Residential

    More info and listings for rent can be found here.

    2. Da Men, Subang Jaya

    Located right above the shopping centre of the same name, Da Men offers the convenience that comes from living in a mixed development. If one mall is not enough for you, Summit is just next door.

    • Built-up size: 723 sq. ft.
    • Rental Price: RM1,600
    • Land Title: Commercial

    More info and listings for rent can be found here.

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    3. Saville D’lake, Puchong

    The most impressive feature of Saville D’lake is that certain units will have a gorgeous view of a lake, truly living up to the development’s name. Amenities like AEON Puchong Utama are a relatively short 10-minute drive away.

    • Built-up size: 660 sq ft
    • Rental Price: RM1,400
    • Land Title: Commercial

    More info and listings for rent can be found here.

    4. Third Avenue, Cyberjaya

    If you’re working in the business/industrial hub of Cyberjaya, you may consider this studio for easy access to your workplace. D’Pulze mall and Shaftsbury Square are just a short drive away giving you great access to all the lifestyle amenities you would ever need.

    • Built-up size: 465 sq ft
    • Rental Price: RM1,100
    • Land Title: Commercial

    More info and listings for rent can be found here.

    5. Greenfield Residence, Bandar Sunway

    Located just walking distance from Sunway Pyramid, Greenfield Residence may not be cheap considering the space you are getting but it makes up for the price tag with its great location to nearby amenities.

    • Built-up size: 300 sq ft
    • Rental Price: RM1,550
    • Land Title: Residential

    More info and listings for rent can be found here.

    You can also check out these other studios for rent in Selangor here:

    Studio apartment for rent at RM1,000 and below

    1. Liberty @ Arc, Ampang

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    Located just a little away from the KL City Centre, Liberty @ ARC offers a good blend of facilities including an Olympic-length swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, gymnasium, squash court, tennis court and surau.

    • Built-up size: 450 sq. ft.
    • Rental Price: RM1,000
    • Land Title: Commercial

    More info and listings for rent can be found here.

    2. Pacific Star, PJS 13

    Pacific Star is located just opposite the lifestyle hub of Jaya One, providing superb access to food places, grocery stores and other amenities.

    • Built-up size: 341 sq ft
    • Rental Price: RM1,000
    • Land Title: Commercial

    More info and listings for rent can be found here.

    3. 3 Elements, Seri Kembangan

    Located in the fast-growing neighbourhood of Seri Kembangan 3 Elements’ units are relatively spacious and affordable. AEON Taman Equine is just a short 10-minute drive away while Giant hypermarket is only a short 10-minute walk away.

    • Built-up size: 531 sq ft
    • Rental Price: RM800
    • Land Title: Commercial

    More info and listings for rent can be found here.

    4. Studio Fourteen, Shah Alam

    With AEON Mall Shah Alam just a short 10-minute drive away, Studio Fourteen is an excellent choice for people who are working around the many industrial/business centres in Shah Alam.

    • Built-up size: 450 sq ft
    • Rental Price: RM1,000
    • Land Title: Commercial

    More info and listings for rent can be found here.

    5. Centrestage Designer Suites, Seksyen 13

    Located less than a 10-minute walk away from both Jaya 33 and Jaya Shopping Centre, residents will not be left wanting when it comes to convenience. Its relative proximity to University Malaya also makes it ideal for students.

    • Built-up size: 301 sq ft
    • Rental Price: RM900
    • Land Title: Commercial

    More info and listings for rent can be found here.

    You can also check out these other affordable studios for rent in the Klang Valley:

    As you can see, options are plenty if you are looking for a studio or 1-bedroom apartment to rent within Klang Valley. We hope this list will help you shortlist and select the perfect rental unit within your preferred neighbourhood. Once you have made your choice, make sure to go through the 10 terms and conditions in a tenancy agreement renters should look out for.


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