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Directions to Hostel Cosmopolitan

No. 73 & 75 Jalan Haji Hussein, Off JalanRajaMuda Abdul Aziz,Chow Kit/Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Map & Directions


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Our Full Address :

No. 73 & 75, Jalan Haji Hussein,
(we are located between 7-Eleven & Klinik Lee)
Off Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz,
District of Chow Kit & Kampung Baru,
50300 Kuala Lumpur

(nearest landmark : Monorail - Chow Kit station, just 1 minute walk away)

We are also 1 min walk from the 20-storey Hotel Brisdale (which is opposite Chow Kit Fire Station) on Jalan Haji Hussein.

WE STRONGLY ADVISE YOU TO PRINT OUT OUR LOCATION MAP (photo no.4) !!! You'll regret not doing so ; )

Directions for your Malay-speaking taxi driver
'Hotel ini berada di Jalan Haji Hussein (off Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz) & bersebelahan kedai runcit 7-Eleven. Hotel ini juga amat dekat dengan Hotel City Villa, Hotel Brisdale, dan Balai Bomba Chow Kit, semuanya di Jalan Haji Hussein. Dari stesen Monorel di Chow Kit, hotel ini cuma 100 meter jauhnya.'

Reference :

'Jalan' = street / road / avenue

'Lorong' = lane

'Monorail' / 'LRT' / 'KTM Komuter' = commuter trains / subway / metro / underground / tube


Note :
Kuala Lumpur is served by 2 commercial airports. The main & newer airport is the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang which is 67km south of the city centre, while the other one is the smaller & older airport called Sultan Abdul Aziz Airport (SAAS) in Subang, 30km west of the city centre. SAAS currently only used by Firefly & Berjaya Air for both domestic & international routes. All other airlines fly out from KLIA from either the Main Terminal (KLIA-Main) or the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (KLIA-LCCT)

From Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), go to KL Sentral Terminal:

If arriving at the KLIA-Main Terminal:
- take the quarter-hourly fast-speed KLIA Ekspres train (28 minutes, RM35.00), or
- take the half-hourly 'Airport Coach' bus(75 minutes, RM10.00).


If arriving at the KLIA-2 Terminal (KLIA2):
- take the half-hourly 'SkyBus' bus (75 minutes, RM10.00), or
- take the half-hourly 'AeroBus' bus (75 minutes, RM10.00),


Airport Taxi from either the Main or KLIA2 Terminal, costs approximately RM75 per car (with 50% midnight surcharge for travels between 00:00 - 06:00).

From KL Sentral Terminal:
- take the intra-city commuter train, 'Monorail', to its Chow Kit station (17 minutes, RM2.50).
Note : The KL Sentral 'Monorail' station is not located within the KL Sentral building but 5 minutes walk across the street called 'Jalan Tun Sambanthan'.


If arriving at the SAAS Airport in Subang
take a taxi for approximately RM40 for per car to the Hostel. No direct bus or train is available from SAAS Airport to KL city centre.

From Hentian Puduraya Bus Terminal:
- take the Ampang-line or Sri Petaling-line 'LRT' (Light Rail Transit) (formerly known as Star-LRT) from Plaza Rakyat station or Masjid Jamek station, to PWTC station (8 minutes, RM1.20). From LRT line at PWTC station, see directions below. Alternatively, go all the way to Titiwangsa station, then switch to the Monorail line to Chow Kit station.

From Hentian Putra Bus Terminal & LRT Ampang-line / Sri Petaling-line, PWTC station:
- walk along Jalan Putra / Jalan Chow Kit towards Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (Jalan TAR) for approximately 9-10 minutes. When you reach Jalan TAR, the Monorail Chow Kit station will be 50 meters on your left. Walk towards the station, then turn right into Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz. After 10 meters, turn right into Jalan Haji Hussein where Hostel Cosmopolitan (in a 5-storey glass-panelled modern building) is located (next to 7-Eleven). Hostel Cosmopolitan is also 2 doors before City Villa Hotel & 3 doors before Brisdale Hotel, on the same road.

From Bandar Tasik Selatan Integrated Transport Terminal (new intercity bus stn)
-take the LRT Sri Petaling line, then change at Titiwangsa stn for the Monorail line, or
-take the KTM Komuter line OR KLIA Transit line to KL Sentral Terminal, then refer to 'From KL Sentral Terminal'

From 'Monorail' Chow Kit station:
- if you get down from Platform 1 onto the street (Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman), turn left after the stairs & cross the road to Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz and after 20 meters, turn right into Jalan Haji Hussein where Hostel Cosmopolitan (in a 5-storey modern building) is located (next to 7-Eleven). Hostel Cosmopolitan is also 2 doors before City Villa Hotel & 3 doors before Brisdale Hotel, on the same road.

- get down at KL Sentral Terminal & refer to the directions above.

All KL Taxis are required by law to use the meter all the time. The flag-off rate is RM3.00 & RM0.20 is charged for every subsequent 150 metres. Between midninght & 6.00am, a 50% additional surcharge is added. 3rd & 4th passengers is an additional RM0.20 & RM0.40. Big luggage carries additional minimal charges e.g RM1.00 per bag.

If the driver refuses to use the meter, get the next one that does. Take down details (car plate no., driver's name, time & date of incident) of the taxi should you choose to lodge a complaint with the authorities. We will assist you in lodging the complaint.

If you really have to take a taxi without a meter, below is a rough guide on the charges :-

Sample Taxi Fares (please add extra 50% for the midnight surcharge, 12mn-6am) to Hostel Cosmopolitan :-
1. From Hentian Puduraya Bus Terminal (distance 3km) : RM10.00 to RM15.00
2. From Hentian Putra Bus Terminal (distance 1km) : RM5.00 to RM7.00
3. From KL Sentral Terminal (distance 6km) : buy coupon for RM13.00
4. From KLIA- Main Terminal - KL Intl Airport - buy coupon for RM75
5. From KLIA2 Terminal - KL Intl Airport - buy coupon for RM75
6. From Subang Intl Airport - buy coupon for RM40

Guests are strongly recommended to use the commuter trains (Monorail, LRTs, KTM Komuter). Operating hours are from 6.00am to 12midnight.

Note :
Even if the taxi driver agrees to use the meter, he may take you around & around the city to justify the 'distance'. Therefore, stick to the commuter trains.

We strongly recommend that you print out the local map (photo no.4) to find your way easier. Chances are you will have a difficult time finding us if you rely solely on the address even with the help of a taxi driver. Taxi drivers are also known to try get you to other hostels/hotels where they will get an extra commission from the hostels/hotels.

However, if you decide to take a taxi, ask the driver to take you to the 3-star & 20-storey-high Hotel Brisdale in Chow Kit. We are just 50 meters to the north, on the same road (Jalan Haji Hussein). Just look for a 7-Eleven store on the same road, & we are just next door! Otherwise look for the Chow Kit Monorail (commuter train) station, & we are located in between the Monorail station & Hotel Brisdale.

Hostel Cosmopolitan is located south-east of the Chow Kit Monorail station !!!

How you can locate us in your Travel Guidebooks?
- Lonely Planet's 'Southeast Asia on a Shoestring' 15th Edition - page 440, grid D3,
- Lonely Planet's 'Southeast Asia on a Shoestring' 14th Edition - page 424, grid D3,
- Lonely Planet's 'Southeast Asia on a Shoestring' 13th Edition - page 426, grid D3,

- Lonely Planet's 'Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei' 11th Edition - page 92, grid C3,
- Lonely Planet's 'Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei' 10th Edition - page 84, grid C3,

- Lonely Planet's 'Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, & Penang' 1st Edition, page 92, grid B2,

- Rough Guide's 'Southeast Asia' 3rd Edition - page 638, top half of the map.

The FULL AMOUNT DUE is collected upon check-in even if stay is shortened. Any amendments to reservations to be notified directly to us 72-hours before your stated original arrival time. Pleaseeee DO NOT book to stay with us if you are not sure of honouring your booking contract !

Please have sufficient Ringgit (the local currency) when checking-in. No other currencies are accepted.

Please re-confirm directly to us by e-mail if you are going to arrive beyond 18:00hrs, otherwise we will not guarantee your booking after 18:00hrs.

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