Try this local site (www.caribilik.my) rooms for rent, and hopefully this might help you lots. After all this is free, so there's nothing much to lose.
Being a student in a local university college I witness friends especially those in their first year struggle to get a place to stay and at the same time juggling with orientation and preparation to start a new life in the new university life.
Having presented with provided hostel by the uni which is normally much more expensive than a room which is rented by a private owner, students might feel a little pressured having to choose between a much more economical choice from a much more troublesome option. Having in mind students from outstation or not familiar with the particular area may find hard to do research and know the actually pricing when it comes to room renting.
The worse case scenario is that you might even need to rent a whole house by urself as you can find a room mate in time as you about to move.
So now with a site in town which cater for students and beyond which is out to look for a place to stay and minus the trouble to running around doing research on the area. The best thing is that not only you can find a room which is suitable for you, you can also post up room in your which you wanted to rent it out to minus the burden of the heavy rental.