Liked: Good location right in the middle of Chinatown (which we were told was sketchy, but we felt fine there) and near a subway station, very busy area (which can also be a dislike for some), but it made the area feel safe and not deserted to us. The facilities were clean, and the staff is friendly. Sometimes the bathrooms ran out of toilet paper, but it was usually checked on throughout the day. The aircon worked great but with the humidity, and no windows it could get a little damp in the rooms and the pillows smelled of damp. There is a convenience store on the ground floor which came in handy.
Dislike: Cramped rooms and I've stayed in small rooms before, We could barely fit both of us and our one backpack in there. The walls were thin and you could hear everything if people were in the hall, no windows which is probably why the furnishings smell damp....but these aren’t secrets, you get what you pay for. If you are a backpacker and don’t care about space, just a place to sleep, you will probably like it. It’s the cheapest place around in a pretty good location. The breakfast was meager and we'd end up getting another snack downstairs, and upon early checkout there was none ready for us. They were apologetic and tried to scrounge us up something to make but we were in a hurry and didn't bother. We probably wouldn’t stay there again, but just because of personal preference.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Choose to stay with us for a truly Malaysian experience! Located along one of Kuala Lumpur’s oldest streets, experience the sights, food, people, culture and lifestyle right from our doorstep. Petaling Street is one of Malaysia’s heritage spots where you will find endless antiquities and local delicacies, cafes, clothing, souvenirs, cultural performances, temples, hundred year old buildings and so much more. Ribbon Stayyz is a brand new guesthouse that will make your stay pleasant with its cosy Malaysian interior, comfortable & clean rooms and facilities. All-day air-conditioning, hot shower, free wi-fi internet access, lounge and mini library. Daily breakfast and free flow of coffee and tea is also available. ... more less