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Matahari Lodge Reviews

58-1, Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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800 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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Good location with heritage trails and spots like Masjid Jamek, Textile museum and Dataran Merdeka walkable from the hotel. Not forgetting Petaling Street which is a 5 mins walk. Helpful and friendly staff.


I really appreciate to staffs there. They are so reponsible and kind. The location is just near station, central market and chinatown. If they can setup wifi more stable on each floor, it would be perfert to stay and recommend. Will be one of the greatest and memorable hostel for me.


We had a brilliant stay at this hostel. Friendly staff and excellent location. Just a really good experience overall. 10/10 Would definitely come back here!


Ok place to stay for a night or two but facilities aren't incredible. The hallways to the rooms are poorly lit, wifi is incredibly slow and doesn't always work in the rooms, the room itself is tiny with only a bed and a shelf in it and it isn't really airconditioned. Essentially all the air con units are in the hallway and there is a massive fan in each room which blows air from the hallway into the room. It keeps the room to a reasonable temperature but it's not ideal. But great location.


The individual door lock is not very secure. The pillow is also a bit dirty.

  • 18th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


absolutely would come back here again if I visit KL again


I only stayed here for 1 night to transit through Malaysia and thought the basic 8 Dorm room was subpar, I've seen better hostels. Although security was very good, but the beds were squeaky and the AC's were set up outside the room with ventilations on each dorm room. Definitely the type of hostel you can have a good nights sleep after hitting Reggae bar across the street. This is near Chinatown which is one of the few redeeming factors, but nonetheless good for a 1 - 2 nights stay.


The place was clean and the toliet was cleaned regularly, near to the LRT station so it's easy to go around the city




Location was very convenient for getting the trains and monorail. Hostel was really nice, felt safe and slept well. Only negative was the poor breakfast provided, which was just bread and some toppings. However, would definitely stay there again.

  • 26th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The staff there are great, always ready to offer advice. Location is good if you happen to like to visit China Town.


Great accommodation if you are travelling with a partner. The room was large, the bed comfortable, and the security good. The atmosphere down the hallways outside the rooms was a little dreary due to the lack of lights, but nothing to complain about. Air conditioned air is moved from the hall into the rooms by a single powerful fan - make sure the fan is running if you want your room to be cool! Location is amazing, close to shopping, bar, transport, everything!


Nice place. Cheap and you get what you paid for. It's clean which is good. Wifi isn't that great unless you're on the top floor


I like it so much!! It's very safe and convenient . Whatever The dorm or single room is ok!!

  • 19th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great accommodation for the price you pay, only problem was lack of WiFi in my bedroom on the 1st floor as it was too far from the router which is on the 3rd. Other than that, no complaints. Staff were very friendly and helpful with good local knowledge and there was coffee, tea and toast provided every morning. Good location if you're looking to stay in the heart of KL.


+ Great location near Chinatown. + Rooms and facilities are clean. - There was no window in our room. - The atmosphere could have been better.


I would say average security for the rooms (but to get to the floor to the rooms you need to have magnetic card). However, I put excellent because they offered me to use a locker near the reception where I left all my valuables. Clean air, clean and comfortable beds, perfect location.


Nice enough hits just a dark and slightly dingy space... The staff are great as is the location, good for a short stay.


The staff is very nice and helpful


Really great hostel! Rooms are basic with no window but very clean and well air conditioned! Bathrooms are nice too with great shower also kept very clean! Free tea coffee and water which was good too! Breakfast was toast and served until midday! Also a good little area to watch tv and films as one night was very stormy! Would defiantly reccommend! Only thing is it was slightly overpriced compared to other places we have stayed!

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