We stayed here for one night because we wanted to spend a night closer to the beach and the amazing food hall at Tanjung Aru. The hostel is a one minute walk from the beach and a one minute drive to the airport. It takes about 20 minutes to drive there from KK city centre.
I feel like this place had a lot of potential but the owners just didn't want to bother with putting in any time/cash. The price of 60RM for a fan room with no breakfast is not really good considering the value for money you receive in the city. It's especially poor when there are no outlets in the area serving breakfast!
The rooms were simple, a good size and clean enough but were in need of some TLC. The wooden floor tiles stuck to our feet and came out of the floor everytime we stepped on them, to the point that we had to put a blanket down and walk around on it to avoid dislodging them all the time! Our sheet also had an enormous hole in it, as did our pillow cases. We went down and asked for another sheet which they gave us, but it also had holes in it!
The pathway out to the rooms is covered in long grass and there are a number of old matresses stacked around the entrance to the building where rooms are - not really a good first impression. There was an airy common room upstairs that was pretty nice to sit in, which is one of the only nice things I can say about this place.
My biggest complaint about this hostel is the bathroom. It was a standard combined shower/toilet but it was poorly maintained. The shower was hardly a trickle and there was absolutely no where to hang your towel or clothes (I had to hang mine on the door knob). There was also no toilet paper in the bathroom during my stay.
It's a shame because the hostel is in a great spot and has a lot of potential to be a nice place with just a little bit of attention to detail. My advice would be to stay in KK and just do a day trip out to Tanjung Aru.
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- Come and experience our newly converted bungalow beachouse for sunny-loving backpackers. Take pleasure in our sole exclusive beachouse (friendly, tranquil and hassle-free ambiance) offering an ideal holiday home for fun-loving leisure seekers and busy executives with beautiful eco nature environment. Simply unwind, let your hair down, kickback, chill-out and delight our beachousevista. ... more less
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