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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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Rainforest Bed & Breakfast
"Rainforest Bed & Breakfast is in a beautiful building, carefully decorated. And while the hostel itself isn't too exciting, the building makes it unique. A breakfast of toast and spreads, cereals with milk, and fresh fruit is provided in the morning and the staff are knowledgeable about the area, tourist attractions, and transportation. A few books about Malaysia and its various regions can be perused in one of the common areas and there are...
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...
Backpackers Travellers Lodge
"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...
"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...
Green Hut Lodge
"This place is clean, organized and very friendly. It's one of top hostels I have been to anywhere. Thanks so much, guys!!" … "cool place. great atmosphere. nice and clean. the staffs show me a lot a directions." … "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...
New Pudu Backpackers Hostel
"Located directly opposite the main bus-station in Kuala Lumpur, the Pudu Hostel is extremely well located. It is right in the heart of the city and close to many of the main attractions. Chinatown (with its famous night-markets) is a short walk along the street and the KL Tower and Petronas Towers are within walking distance too. Buses and the light-rail system stop close by. The air-conditioned Pudu hostel occupies the upper floors of a...
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 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...
Number Eight Guesthouse
"A little pricier, but SO worth it - A guesthouse with in-room DVD players!!! It's gorgeous, spotless, and perfectly located (walking distance to the bus and tons of restaurants and shops). Heads above other guesthouses in the area." … "Great location, beautifully clean, fantastic mattresses, individual lockers built into your dorm beds, power showers, toilet paper(!), and a nice chilled atmosphere. This really is the five-star of...
"… established since 1995. We are ideally located on the nicer end of Changkat Bukit Bintang, within walking distance from the Twin Towers, KL Tower, China Town, Pudu Raya bus terminal, restaurants, clubs and bars, 24-hour convenience stores, shopping malls and the Monorail. Spacious and tastefully decorated and a popular retreat for budget travelers, Pondok Lodge is one of Kuala Lumpur's best. We offer 25 clean, comfortable fully...
Hotel Chinatown 2
"Just as the site info says, right in the heart of Chinatown. Found the staff and especially the manager to be very helpful and friendly. The rooms are very clean and spacious and well thought out..plenty of places to put stuff you often can't find a hook or shelf for. Only gripe is that the aircon isn't adjustable and I found it too cold and dry, having started to acclimatise to the tropics, and caught a bad cold. (Of course that could have...
"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
"… watching satellite TV, make friends with travellers from all over the world. 10.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...
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!" … "… window frames while colours blend...
Eighty-Eight Inn (88 Inn)
"… KL Tower, directly opposite the Shopping Haven and surrounded by KL's premier entertainment venues - Berjaya Times Square IMAX Theatre, Vegas Club, KLCC Aquaria and many more. All these with the convenience of monorail connection and public transport right at the door. We strive to provide our best services, rooms and facilities to our guests in order for them to enjoy their stay in our hotel. After a tiring day travelling...
"… choice of cafe\\\'s, restaurants, shopping, sightseeing, vibrant nightlife and well, traffic congestion (for that, you don\\\'t have to worry because we are very close to KL\\\'s monorail; a convenient way to move around the city). A completely renovated as Babylonian theme, we have a perfect place to sit back and share your experiences with other guests. To fulfill every travelers need, Babylon offers accommodation with clean,...
BackHome Kuala Lumpur
"BackHome Kuala Lumpur is an excellent pick for a traveler's stay in Kuala Lumpur. It has a modern feel with an Asian twist. There is an attached coffee shop with drinks and food available for purchase. The Location BackHome is well located in the Chinatown area of town. The hostel website provides great information on getting to the hostel from the airport, including the recommended price for a taxi. When we arrived in town, no taxi...
The Travel Hub
"… of Kuala Lumpur. Our lobby and accommodations are all handsomely appointed with comfortable furnishings blended with the modern conveniences of today. Our guests are provided with free Wi-fi, Internet access, air conditioning, Satellite TV’s and all conveniences. We also proved breakfast, tea and coffee (unlimited). Plus a friendly staff is always available to assist you. These are just a few of the features designed for your...
Ocean Palmz Guest House
"… place(not at main street) Facilities:Low Price,Window Rooms, Free Internet, Wi Fi, Complimentary Breakfast, Coffee /Tea (24 hrs free),Soft drinks & Juices available, Air-Con, Iron.Hot shower,Lobby Air-con,Smoking Air,Free Towel &linen,laundry, Type of Rooms: Dorm,Single bed room(Sharing Bath),Twin bed room(Attach Bath), Queen bed room(Aatch Bath)),Triple room(Queen bed&single bed with Aatch bath).Non smoking Rooms, Within...
"Very Nice Locations and very Clean Rooms - I have stayed in this Hotel and this is such a nice place to stay, its very clean, quite, easy to reach anywhere in Kuala Lumpur, Great Staff, Good Wifi." … "Our hotel is very clean and newly renovated, by location its in the heart of Kuala Lumpur City Centre, you can access here by LRT, Bus, or Taxi,the nearest LRT Station are PASAR SINI & PLAZA RAKYAT, walking distance from BUKIT BINTANG,...
Irsia Bed & Breakfast
"… or take the train in Imbi Monorail Station - a cheap and convenient way to explore places around KL. In a second you are in the famous Times Square and in another, you will find yourself in the midst of the hippest bars, the famous Bukit Bintang Walk, different shopping malls and a plethora of restaurants to suit your palate and budget Everything you need for a fun-filled and memorable journey is just a stones' throw...
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." … "A Very Nice Place - In the heart of China town, 100 m from Central Market and 200 m from Pasar Seni LRT Station, the location is unbeatable. Besides, there are lots of restaurants and groceries just around the corner. The shower are kept clean and the general atmosphere is very...
Step Inn Guest House
"A#1 Service & Hospitality -- they really make U FEEL at home - After coming here time and again I see many people extending their stay including myself. They serve u with an international multi language team. When staying at an expensive place u might get bored. Here u get inspired. All basic needs can be satisfied within walking distance. The same is true for transportation. Beyond basic needs -- the managing personnel believes strongly that...
Sunshine Bedz Kuala Lumpur
"… Twin Towers (Suria KLCC), and even the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Facilities: Free Breakfast Free Wifi in Lobby & Rooms Free Computers with Internet Hots & Cold showers Tour Desk Linen & Towels included Lockers (pls bring your own padlock) Book Sharing Bottled Drinks sold downstairs in the hostel. CCTV security 24hr Reception Allocated smoking space / no smoking inside the property We will within reasonable means...
Forever Young Guest House Kuala Lumpur
"… till you drop. Remember to stop by at our biggest landmark the KL Tower and The Twin Tower where another high end shopping mall not to be miss Suria KLCC. Night Market, Chinatown/Petaling Street is the next location during night time where they are selling first great of designer product with good quality is a worth wild to shop/visit. A little bit of info to be shared where you can actually bargain the items there with reasonable...
"Central Lodge hostel is by far not the best in the world! It is very small, not a great location, old, and not convenient at all. It is on one full floor of a building (with a karaoke on the level below). Everything is a big corridor, the entrance opens on the reception, then all the rooms are on each side of the corridor, and the lounge and kitchen are part of it, so very small and not separated. The Location Central Lodge is five...
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." … "… chill out in our comfy lounge are we want to make you stay in Kuala Lumpur as memorable as possible. ** We provide 4 PRIVATE room Queen beds and twin beds and 7 room Twin type Bunk Bed / Double...
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." … "… than the heart of this historic Chinatown. The kaleidoscopic of the bustling streets, maintained much of its traditional atmosphere....
Arenaa Mountbatten Hotel
"… accommodation there is – the generously well designed and equipped 4-Bedded & 6-Bedded dorm rooms. All rooms are individually controlled air-conditioned with features such as LCD TV, in-house movies, satel Surroundings Chinatown, Petaling Street, Central Market, Merdeka Square, Masjid India, Masjid Jamek Light Rail Transit & Puduraya Terminal Station are all within a 5-minute walk. The shopping strip of Bukit Bintang is an easy...
Mansion Suites Kuala Lumpur
"Reggae Mansion Kuala Lumpur is a one-of-a-kind hostel and part of the Reggae Hostel chain in Malaysia. The building is an exquisite colonial mansion situated in Chinatown and architecturally and esthetically it offers so much including fifteen private rooms and fifty-eight unique dormitory beds, all with air-conditioning and a ton of privacy that's greatly appreciated at the end of a hot day of touring. The Location Reggae Mansion is...
The Bodhi Lodge
"… priced hotels destroy your travel budget. Your hosts are three very friendly people. Once you have visited us you will want to come back again for we can give you the best experience rather than all the other guesthouses in Kuala Lumpur. Room Rate & facilities ------------------------------- 1) Double Bed Room - RM 60.00 per Room 2) Single Bed Room - RM 45.00 per Room 3) Mixed Dorms - RM 30.00 per Bed Facilities...
Bunc at Radius Chinatown
"Bunc@Radius Chinatown nestles in the heart of the city of Kuala Lumpur. Just few steps away from this vibrant Chinatown, amidst towering buildings and skyscrapers, one can witness a fusion of colonial style buildings and modern architecture that invoke a sense of nostalgia. Undergoing tremendous renovation to the hostel enclave, Bunc@Radius Chinatown will soon become the most happening and atmospheric hostel in Chinatown. At Bunc@Radius...
"Great Hostel, best in chinatown. - This is a great guesthouse clean friendly and secure. It has improved a lot since last year; the finest in chinatown." … "… a two story building in a row with functional shops on the ground floor and separate residential spaces upstairs. These shop-houses drew inspiration from straits Chinese and European traditions. The building facade is typical post war architecture with long glass windows...
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...
"The rooms are very (very) noisy, since the place is over a karaoke bar, and some of them are not dark enough. You cannot use any kind of shoes inside the place (the floor is pretty clean though). The showers are not good at all, only one per floor and water pressure is bad. Depending on how much you pay (At this time 20 ringgit) the breakfast might not be included. They have a 24 hours reception. You cant wait there after checking out....
Submarine Guest House
"… Market, Petaling Streer(Chinatown), Dataran Merdeka(Independence Square), KL Tower, KLCC, National Museum, major shopping malls and significant historical sites. Our building has been gazetted by the Malaysian governement as a herritage site and the main structure has been preserved. Within walking distance, you could easily walk to banks, money changers, grocery stores, bus stops, taxi stands, train stations. With its commitment...
"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,...
Grid 9 Hotel
"We built Grid 9 with a vision to create a social experience unlike any other hotel. Inspired by the design of a grid, we want the paths of our guests to intersect, forming a network of globetrotters around the world. More than just a hotel or a flashpacker, we are a hybrid of both. From our pods to our rooms, from our lounge to our gastropub, the Grid 9 experience is what differentiates us from the pack. Located in the heart of KL, we are...
"… 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, fan only Twin-Basic Private Room = 2 single beds, shared bath, fan only Double-Basic Private Room = 1 queen-size bed, shared bath, fan only 6 -bed Mixed Fan...
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Kuala Lumpur is my favourite city in Southeast Asia so far. I love that there are so many trees around, and I really enjoyed the freedom of the subway and buses. It beats haggling with taxis and tuk tuks any day!
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