Hostel Cosmopolitan Reviews
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It is ashamed that there are no windows in the bedroom bu i guess n much you can do about it - apart from that nothing to say, it by far one of the best place I have stayed in Malaysia
It was okay but more expensive than they advertise! You need to pay extra for everything except the bed inc. toilet rolls! It's not in the best part of town but easy to get everywhere. Communal areas were not conducive to meeting new people, it was okay but I wouldn't stay again. KL was good though!
Great location (next to the monorail station, seveneleven and fruit market). Rooms are clean and air conditioning works well. Sadly toilets aren't clean. Hostel is generally very cheap, but there are no facilities for free. You have to pay for toilet paper, ac adapter and even for bedding. Maps are for free, but their quality is terrible. Staff tries to be helpful;)
If you book a night here, expect to pay about that plus half. The listings are old so you have to pay more, and pay extra for toilet paper, and pay extra for sheets, etc etc. The location is close to public transit and easy to reach, unfortunately in a pretty bad part of town. p.s. if you smoke, you are going to hate the smokers corner which is in the very hot stairwell with no window or fan and only children sized plastic chairs to sit on. not very social.
Given the previous reviews we were expecting more from this hostel. The location is not near the backpacker area and hostel staff aren't very useful in telling you where to go/how to get about. The hostel itself seemed seedy from the outside with lots of men hanging around and there were men just sleeping in the corridors on the floor when we woke up in the morning. The rooms smelt strongly of damp and paint and there was no hot water or toilet roll provided in the private rooms.
This hostel has the feel of an average urban house of some family. The living room is nice. However, the street at the front of the hostel looks kind of messy.
Hostel Cosmopolitan is a great place with excellent staff. The location in Chow Kit is close to all the fun places to check out in KL, but still retains ties to the Malaysia of the past with the big Malay Market right out the front door of the hostel. Hostel Cosmopolitan is where I'll be staying on my future trips to KL. Great meeting place for people from around the world and I especially enjoyed the Muslim friends I made.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 41+
- (1 review)
Not bad. Not too good. The point is you got what you pay for. Not more nor less.
This is my second time staying here. I met the hostel owner this time and he is quite nice, as is Abdul, the foreigner who works there part time. The other staff members are frosty but not mean. The bathrooms should be cleaner!
It was wonderful to stay in this hostel. The rooms are quite nice, with comfortable beds. The bathrooms may have a few problems, but it's still fine! They have a very nice kitchen, and a lovely living room. The atmosphere is wonderful, and the staff is quite helpful and always fair. The price on the internet and the price at the hostel counter are different if you have no booking though...
The hostel is decorated with many maps and look very nice. It's clean, but there is no toilet paper and bathroom is not so nice.
The room was without window and there was mold on the wall. This we did not expect. It was not possible to sleep without running AC because the air in the room was so bad. On the other hand the location of the hostel and the security was good. I think, for 55 ringit per night you can not expect better conditions in KL. Outside we had better hostels for 40 t0 70 ringit.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 41+
- (1 review)