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6-1, No 30 Jalan Thambipillay, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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362 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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I really enjoyed the concept of this hostel, but the execution is rather poor. The location is truly unbeatable, and the common room/lounge has all thebackpacker needs. Upstairs it's a different story. It's not that the pods lack privacy but rather sound-proofing, so those giggling girls or that guy who wrapped all his laundry in plastic bags will still disturb your sleep even if you ha a private room. The beds are mere mattresses, and the showers achieve the "rustic" look they're looking for.


Everything was very good, especially the professionalism/courtiousness of the staff. Only and major drawback is that card payment is not possible. Rectify this and we will have a superb package.

  • 10th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Only stayed here one night. I had a slightly below average experience, but it was ok. Bathroom was really gross, I didn't want to use the toilets because they were disgusting. The rooms aren't really separated from each other, so if someone is awake talking etc, you can hear them because the walls don't connect to the roof. Beds are really basic and small, considering I stayed in other backpacker hostels for the same price and had better experiences. The location is easy to get to from airport.


Good place to stay with a nice relaxing lounge area. The rooms all have open lighting, so if you are coming in late all the lights are off. The staff was helpful, main staff are foreigners. Great location close to KL Sentral station.

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