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Birdnest Collective Cafe & Guesthouse is the perfect place to stay in Kuala Lumpur. It's close to transport links, terrific food, and a bunch of tourist attractions (we highly recommend the space museum). The staff, a revolving door of volunteers, are enthusiastic and helpful, as is Willie, the owner. He also runs a second hostel called Birdnest 2 around the corner, so make sure you turn up at the right place! The collective is aimed at those wanting a quieter stay, but that doesn't mean you can't meet people. There's an expansive rooftop with plenty to see. This is the place to stay in Kuala Lumpur (unless you're looking for a cheaper, more social stay).
In Kuala Lumpur, being near public transport is key. The monorail stop across the road takes you anywhere you need to go, so that's taken care of. A ten-minute walk will take you to an enormous park with plenty to do, such as visiting the Space Museum or bird park. It's easy to get to the Batu Caves on the monorail, too.
Rooms and Bathrooms
Rooms are meticulously cleaned. The staff do a great job of fully cleaning the room after checkouts. You won't find a dirty spot. Everything smells fresh and nice and rooms are bright and cheerful. They're spacious, too, and come with bird facts on the doors. The same attention is paid to the bathrooms, and they're invariably spotless and large. Water is great -- you'll love showering.
The rooftop is one of the best common spaces in a Southeast Asia hostel. It's large, bright, and cool. There are two huge iguanas, owned by Willie, in a cage. There's always music playing (ask to put yours on) and there are books, instruments, and more up there. There are tables, couches, chairs, a kitchen, and plenty of fans. This is also the breakfast area, where staff will serve you a nice, simple meal (with fruit!). There are often one or two people up there, but don't expect to meet people unless you're lucky (unless you want to meet staff or Willie -- they're always happy to make friends).
Birdnest Collective is a truly pleasant hostel. Staying there is always a wonderful experience and leaving is hard. It's fantastic value and everything you could wish for.
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Published on 2017-07-15
Location and Contact
210 Jalan Tun Hs Lee, Kuala Lumpur,
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