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About Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur, capital city of Malaysia, is a bright and vibrant city. There is much to see and do here both in the city and a little way out. The KLCC is the largest and most popular shopping mall and you can go there to scoop up a bargain. Among the brightly lit skyline is the Petronas twin towers, which are a must see for a spectacular view over the city. One of the more local-type activities is to find where the local "mamaks" (food outlets) are and go visit them. Given that it is so hot during the day, most of the local socialize and eat at these food outlets that sprawl out into the streets in the early hours of the morning.
Kuala Lumpur is a city full of nightclubs and entertainment, so if partying is your deal, there is plenty to see and do at night. It also has quite a happening local music scene with many local original artists playing their music throughout venues in the city.
On a more religious and cultural note, there are many beautiful Islamic mosques throughout the city, some of which are open for visitors and others that are closed off. It is good to be mindful that to enter these mosques that women need to be covered from head to toe. The National Mosque will provide these gowns to women entering, but it is a good idea when going to see them to take a head scarf and wear clothing that covers the knees and top parts of the arms.
Hostels in Kuala Lumpur are scattered throughout the city. Some are concentrated in particular areas such as along Jalan Hun H. S. Lee and Jalan Petaling. The majority of them are downtown and close to any amenities that you may need.
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Grocer's Inn - Backpackers Lodge
"Bedbugs and thieves - We were content with our first stay. We were given sheets with holes and flattened mattresses but hey, it's what you pay for, I guess. Our second stay was a nightmare! We made a reservation for a double bed that was lost, but were fine with bunk beds. I asked for two sheets and was promised only one since they were running low, after a hassle we got two finally. We were then given a room infested with bedbugs, should...
Rainforest Bed & Breakfast
"I was unable to stay at this hostel due to my broken foot and the fact that there were stairs. But upon our arrival the staff, in particular Al, were incredible. Al drove my friend around to other hostels to find one on the ground level. My friend had a look around, and said this place was amazing. The next time we are in Kuala Lumpur we will definitely be staying at the Rainforest." … "Super nice, clean. good location. good staff."...
Green Hut Lodge
"cool place. great atmosphere. nice and clean. the staffs show me a lot a directions." … "This place is clean, organized and very friendly. It's one of top hostels I have been to anywhere. Thanks so much, guys!!" … "My sincerest thank you to the staff at the Green Hut. I broke a bone in my foot and had a plaster cast on it. While my friend did trips away from Kuala Lumpur, the staff took care of me like I was family. I would...
Backpacker's Travellers Inn
"Backpacker's Travellers Inn represents excellent-value-for-money, budget-grade hostel accommodation. The Location Since the hostel is sandwiched on the second floor between a bustling restaurant and a small rooftop bar (both under separate management), you would be forgiven for not noticing it from the street. The hostel is in fact in one of the best locations in Kuala Lumpur -- the hostel boasts a prime location in Chinatown with a...
"The Cosmopolitan Hostel opened its doors in March 2007 so is still shining and sparkling with brand new mattresses and rugs. From the outside, you wouldn't think this, as the building looks a bit tired and rundown, but looks can be deceiving. Currently there is no sign or building number outside so it's very easy to miss, but just look for the big building next to the 7-11. Inside you'll step straight into the reception area with the large...
Serai Inn & Hostel
"… from all over the world. 11.No curfew or lockout is imposed. We are ready to welcome you for a perfect getaway. So pack your bags, bring an adventurous spirit and leave your troubles behind. Rest assured, we'll be waiting for you. Notes: 1. Our reception counter is normally closed from 10.30pm to 7.30am the next morning. However, we will wait for you if you inform us earlier. 2. If your arrival time is between 12am to...
Reggae Guest House 2
"Needs a small kitchen and then it would be FANTASTIC! - The free breakfast is just toast. There is a fridge but you always need to ask for the key. There is a kettle, toaster, and a sink. There is bench space. The owners really should just buy a microwave, a gas/electric burner, or electric frying pan and a communal fridge." … "… you want socialise with fellow travellers or just chill out in our comfy lounge are we want to make...
BackHome Kuala Lumpur
"… what it's like to travel on a shoestring budget. Backpackers can expect exceptionally clean, comfortable beds and rooms; and great customer service from a young, passionate team with insider knowledge of local food, customs and hideouts. We have been reviewed as having the best beds in all of Asia! Designed with privacy in mind, each of our beds comes equipped with personal compartments, attached bedside lamps, a power outlet and...
The Explorers Guesthouse & Hostel
"Very good Hostel - This hostel is realy cool -- nice stuff, every thing is clean and it's also located central between china market and central market." … "… and evening breeze! Plus, we're close to every amenity a backpacker could possibly need. The LRT station is a mere 5-minutes' walk away, buses, convenience stores, money changers, restaurants, pharmacies, ATMs, Starbucks Coffee, fast food outlets such as McDonald's,...
Step Inn Guest House
"… with the traditional colonial architecture. To fulfill every traveler's needs, Step inn offers different types of accommodation. At our Budget Wing we have Single/ Twin / Double / Family room. All rooms with shared bathroom. The rooms are clean, spacious and fan rooms. All rooms comes with windows. Large common area with lounge, kitchen and terrace to easily meet other travelers. Family room with fan and air-condition and windows...
Forever Young Guest House Kuala Lumpur
"… and looking for an entertainment? Changkat, approximately 10 minutes away by walking is a perfect place as it is known for pubs and clubs. You may enjoy the clubs hopping as the whole street is where all the clubs and pubs are located. Last but not least, thinking buying souvenir or shopping back home? Approximately 15 to 20 minutes walk, you can do some shopping at the famous malls Sg Wang, Lot10, BB Plaza, Times Square,...
Suzie's Guesthouse & Hostel KL
"Excellent place to stay - Would recomend this place to anyone, superclean, quiet, good atmosphere and the staff are really helpful. The only bad thing i can say is its expensive to do laundry but id stay here again if im in KL." … "… reggae bar recommended by Lonely Planet. With Chinatown on your doorstep you will never run out of things to see and do. Sights, restaurant, bars, shops, the local market and public transport are...
PODs the Backpackers Home
"Good location; but not the comfiest stay. - I enjoyed the location PODs was to the KL Sentral station, very handy for a brief stay in KL. I do not like the way the 'rooms' at PODs aren't really rooms, as the walls do not entirely enclose from floor to ceiling. This means you can still hear everything that is going on outside and if you were as unfortunate enough as me to be near the bathroom; expect to be woken up by the sound of showers and...
Fernloft KL at Chinatown
"Centrally located hostel - friendly staff and central location are the pros of this place. There are even free shuttle buses to Petronas Towers from next door! KL Sentral only one station by Rapid. Facilities were clean and rooftop terrace a nice place to relax. Room without window, though." … "… the best-valued stay in Malaysia.Fernloft's AmenitiesWe aim to be the best valued hostel provider. Our rates start from RM 20 or just...
Reggae Mansion Kuala Lumpur
"Good place but too loud at night - Good -- Location, attracts a good crowd, cafe food is amazing, laundry is very reasonable, good hot water, soft beds and pillows. Bad -- Loud at night. They warn you they're a "party hostel", which is just code for "our walls suck and we won't turn down the music". Slightly overpriced. Lots of happy hour/food special rules that are not posted, silly, and seem to change daily. staff unreasonable about their...
"Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience, with complimentary bottled water, non smoking rooms, internet access – wireless, satellite/cable TV, air conditioning i n each room. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay Room Notes: Room features air conditioning, desk, television LCD/plasma screen, shower Hot / Cold,...
Sunshine Bedz KL
"… to the KL Twin Towers (Suria KLCC), and even the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Facilities: Free Breakfast Free Wifi in Lobi & Rooms Free Computers with Internet Hots & Cold showers Tour Desk Linen & Towels included Lockers (pls bring your own padlock) Book Sharing Bottled Drinks sold in Hostel CCTV security 24hr Reception Allocated smoking space / no smoking inside the property We will within reasonable means strive...
"… total amount due will be charged on your credit card. Therefore, please do not book to stay with us if you are not sure of honouring your booking contract. As we are primarily an accommodation provider catering for all ages, the hostel does not allow alcohol consumption & smoking inside the premises. A smoking corner is provided just outside the main entrance. ACCOMMODATION Single-Basic Private Room = 1 single bed, shared bath,...
Yellow House KL
"… way for our initial guests to leave their own legacy. VOLUNTEERING You can help out during the day and night at local grass root efforts like the soup kitchens, help single mothers make bags out of discarded materials, maintain paths at the Ampang Forest Reserve, care for cats and dogs and many more. In the evenings you can share dinner with the local residents and you can even learn how to make delicious Indian Malaysian meals....
Malaysian Guest House
"… We are located just a steps away from Shangri-La Hotel off Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang. We are at No 12 Jalan Rembia off Jalan Tong Shin Tengkat the nearest station is Bukit Bintang monorail station. Specialty: 3 star facilities, new hostel, friendly staff, peace full atmosphere, quiet place (not at Main Street), and stylish rooms. Facilities: Complimentary breakfast, free internet, coffee /tea (24 hrs free), low price, towel...
Wheelers Guest House
"The Wheeler's Lodge lies just across the road from the Traveller's Lodge and as you guessed is owned by the same person. Look out for the sign and the entrance, which is actually via a lift to the second floor. Some friendly shopkeepers below will point the way if you can't find it. Don't be fobbed off by the bottom entrance which is a bit grim. The Lodge is clean, friendly and nice. It doesn't quite have the facilities of the Traveller's...
Travellers Palm Homestay
"Travellers Palm Homestay is actually a guesthouse, not a hostel. The place is clean but has a lot of humidity in the walls. The staff are very helpful. The location of the guesthouse does not look that nice. The Location The guesthouse is located in Golden Triangle -- the area is packed with hotels, hostels and guesthouses. It is very close to Puduraya bus station, and if you arrive to KLCC, you can cross the street to catch the...
"The moment you enter Red Palm hostel, you are made to feel welcome and at home in this old and airy colonial building. The friendly and helpful staff and owners are always around to answer any questions or just have a chat, and they make an effort to learn the names of everyone who is staying in the hostel. The Location Red Palm is in the Golden Triangle, so a central location for visiting many of the city’s main attractions. It’s...
Anjung KL Guesthouse & Hostel
"We stayed here for a few nights and it was very good. This small guesthouse is a clean, friendly place with helpful staff. A nice, quiet address close to the busy center of Kuala Lumpur. I would definitely recommend it!" … "Very clean, staff very knowledgable, helpful and professional, comfortable beds, sound system and dvd player in the social area. Only downside was it wasn't very exciting as not manypeople there when I went."...
Classic Inn Budget Hotel
"Perfect! - EXCELLENT! Cannot recommend it enough!! Keep up the good work!" … "Outstanding - We stayed for 10 days and got to know to know the staff and place pretty well. I can say it was one the best digs we have stayed at. The atmosphere, service, hospitality, and breakfast were were all above expectations. The cleanliness of the place is 5 star." … "… the rooms have window and come with private bathroom equipped with...
Paradiso Bed & Breakfast
"Amazing - I stayed at this hostel for a week. I've been traveling for well over a year now and it's definitely one of the best I have stayed in. The owner's are really friendly and helpful and know everything there is to know about the city. The beds are very comfortable and the air/con is much needed after a day touring the city. Definitely recommend it as a great place to stay!" … "… offering the bargains galore including...
Sunshine Bedz Kuala Lumpur
"… on enjoying a beer or say dancing the night away, the glorious Changkat district of clubs, wine bars, restaurants, and cafes is just a three minutes walk. In addition to that, just downstairs there is a Watsons Pharmacy/Convenience store, a clinic, Money changers, McDonalds, and a police station just in front of that. But most importantly, the BUKIT BINTANG MONORAIL Train Station is literally a two minute walk from Sunshine Beds...
"… Changer, Clinics, Indian and Western Music (Pubs) and many more. Place of interest for travellers : 5 minutes walk, Kings Palace, Buddist Temple, KL Sentral, Hindu Temple, Chinese Temple, Little India, Traditional Blind Massage, Sentral Shopping Mall and etc. 10 minutes walk, China Town, Central Market, Independence Square, National Muzium, Lake Garden (bird park, butterfly park, orchid garden, hibiscus park, deer park,...
Le Village Chinatown
"… of buzzing Chinatown (Petaling Street). By popular demand from our customers at Le Village I, which started in 2001, we have opened a new and improved guesthouse! GUESTHOUSE FACILITIES: *air-conditioned rooms (single, double, twin) & dorm *free WIFIrn*free water, coffee & tearn *laundry servicern*common area: TV & DVD *friendly atmosphere and helpful staff IN A WALKING DISTANCE YOU CAN FIND: *Pasar...
Feel Like Home
"… to Golden Triangle Area which is one of the famous tourist spots, Pavilion Mall, Sg Wang Plaza, Times Square, Lot 10, Bukit Bintang walk …etc Providing a more privacy and secure place for backpackers, there is only 2 beds in one room We offered a comfortable and relaxing environment for our guest to have a good night sleep and we also have chosen high quality mattresses and pillow for ensure you have a quality sleep at...
"… Lumpur (KL) have been one of the main attractions for tourism in the city for a while now. With the increasing trends nowadays, many local and international brands have made it here to suit the local and foreign interest in shopping. Ever since the 70s, shopping has been popular in KL with some of the pioneer malls like Sungai Wang Plaza in the Bukit Bintang area or Golden Triangle which is still pulling the shoppers till this very...
""Uncle" runs this place and the Moon Lodge across the road, but this guesthouse started a bit later on and has being going about 12 years. If you're lucky you'll get him at the front desk, a really friendly Tamil Indian gentleman who loves Australians because his son married one and moved to the Gold Coast. If you're Australian it's worth mentioning your nationality! There's an excellent book exchange and library in the reception area and a...
"Pujangga Homestay is a medium-sized hostel with strictly air-conditioned accommodation located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, near three monorail stations. Minutes away are trendy (and pricey) clubs and bars, and in the opposite direction local food stalls and restaurants with a variety of fantastic and often cheap eats. The friendly staff and spacious, comfortable, and reasonably priced accommodation make Pujangga Homestay a pleasant base in...
Hostel Red Dragon
"… nere. If you're staying at Hostel Red dragon you won't have to walk far. We're located just a couple minutes walk to everything. is no more than a few minutes walk. Need to get to the City? No worries...the Red Dragon is less than five minutes on the old feet.Back at home base...you'll love the team that take care of you (within reason of course). Our staff are the most friendly people you'll find in Red Dragon. Their goal is to...
i2inn Guest House
"… standard for the comfort of our valued guests with the all Luxury facilities. Facilities: high speed internet (WiFi) Drinks Corner Laundry service 24 hour CCTV and Security 24 hour Reception Comfortable lounge for relaxing Luggage storage Young and Friendly Environment Travel Information Corner Travel and Tour Facilities: Air Port Pick and Drop Sight Seeing around the malaysia Personalised Driver and Tour Guide...
"I really enjoyed my stay here. It was clean and comfortable and an excellent value for the price. I would definitely recommend it." … "not so good because it was very expensive. the staff not so freindly and helpful. so dirty." … "Very dirty and quite expensive. I wonder if the owners have cleaned it in ages." … 106 First floor Jalan Petaling
Travellers Moon Lodge
"The owners claim this was the first hostel opened in Kuala Lumpur some 20 years ago. Fortunately the beds and furniture don't look 20 years old but the place does have character. There's definitely a slightly alternative aspect with incense heavy in the air and soothing pictures of greeny-blue landscapes as you walk up the steep flight of stairs from the street level. There's a real traveller's element with postcards on the walls of people...
Anuja Backpackers Inn
"Don't be confused with the Backpacker's Inn in Chinatown near the Swiss Inn. This one is opposite the main Pudaraya bus station on a really busy street -- there's lots of traffic and it can be hard to cross so take lots of care. Once you get into the backpacker's it's pretty quiet and the access to the bus station and the nearby metro make it pretty ideal. And if you want to wander into Chinatown it's about a two minute walk. The owners of...
"The Monkee-Inn is an excellent place to stay. It is clean, cheap, and affordable. The staff are friendly and the owners, Stan and Sandy Ellis, are always around with helpful tips on safety and directions. This hostel is great if you want to stay for a long period of time or if you are here for just one night. The hostel itself has only been in business since May 2009 and you can really tell that it is brand new and well looked-after. There is...
"There's something nice about being handed the front door key and allowed to come and go when you please. It feels a bit like you own house. The Traveller's Lodge has a 24 hour reception and video camera surveillance so be assured it's safe as houses. The reception area is bare but friendly and guests have access to 24 hour DVD movies on the television and internet if you bore of the activity outside in the Chinatown markets (unlikely). The...
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