Stayed here for 5 nights in a dorm and in a double. Both rooms were spacious and clean. The dorm room beds were bigger than your average single bunks and the lockers were massive (just need your own padlock). Each room has a sink, which is ideal. The air con in controlled by the staff in the dorm rooms and is usually off between 12 and 6pm unless you ask them to turn it on, in the double room you control the air conditioning.
Bathrooms were plenty, never had to wait to use the toilet or shower, be aware that the upstairs bathrooms are unisex but the downstairs ones are separate male and female. The staff were always seen to be cleaning and I didn't experience any particularly dreadful moments - you have to remember that some travellers are not as considerate when it comes to cleanliness and how you leave a toilet!
They provide a basic but free breakfast each morning or toast with various spreads, cereal, tea and coffee. You can also purchase drinks and snacks from them or go to LOKL which is attached to the hostel - there are convenience stores very close which are slightly cheaper and compared to places we ate in KLCC LOKL could be considered expensive so we did not eat there.
The staff were helpful, if you asked a question, even offering discounted attraction tickets. We bought tickets to the Menara tower with them and were then disappointed once we got there as 3/4 of the viewing platform was closed but we could pay more money to go up a level....we returned to the hostel and told them, they gave us a refund no problem.
Website directions were useful and good communication via email before arrival.
Excellent location for Chinatown, train station and bus stops for various KL destinations.
Thank you for the stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Visit the Roof Top Bar (5 minutes away from us) or check out the beautiful view of the Petronas Twin Towers at the Skybar in Traders Hotel. Meet new friends, have fun and come back to BackHome Kuala Lumpur for a quiet night's rest! We're the only hostel in Malaysia with a guarantee that guests will receive as much care, comfort and peace as they do at home. We promise that every guests will receive personal attention, a good night's rest and peace of mind. Besides using premium bedding and cleaning the beds thoroughly after every guest, we deep clean all mattresses twice a month to make sure they are 100% hygienic. We provide more personal and common space than most other hostels in KL. We're located right in the heart of the historical district, just a few minutes away from Masjid Jamek, Merdeka Square, Little India and Chinatown. We also have Bukit Nanas forest reserve - a million year old rainforest reserve less than 10 minutes walk away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Backhome Kl Hotel Kuala Lumpur