Equator Hostel is well located on Lorong 1/77A, which is on the road running past the west entrance of the huge Berjaya Times Square shopping complex. The directions provided by the hostel upon booking are very reliable.
The hostel itself is based on three floors. The ground floor houses the common area, reception, the dining area, and kitchen. The upper two floors have a variety of singles, doubles, triples, and the quad dorm rooms. The hostel, although quite an old structure, is clean and newly decorated. It has stone walls and floors and is of good condition. The hostel unfortunately doesn't have any air-con, although the rooms are airy and have large, open vents above the doors. Remember your mosquito repellent as they find you particularly tasty! On one side of the building, on the second and third floors are open verandas where the shower and toilet rooms reside. There are also a few rooms here -- and these can get noisy due to the streets below (ask for a front facing room when you book).
The hostel has ample facilities. There is a laundry service, breakfast of tea, coffee, cornflakes, and toast are included in the room rates, and if you have forgotten yours, there is free use of shower gels/shampoos. The common area has TV, DVDs, two computers with internet, and a small reference/exchange library. The staff can arrange onward travel and a variety of tours. There is lots of seating inside the hostel as well as outside, overlooking the streets below, so there are lots of opportunity to meet fellow travelers.
The hostel is very secure. There are lockers in all the rooms (even the private rooms) and there is a large gate separating the courtyard from the street. This pleasant, friendly hostel is a great base for a couple of days while you explore the city.