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“Fit to backpackers”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Joy Inn Hotel

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Joy Inn Hotel
Ranked #71 of 322 Kuala Lumpur B&B and Inns
Malang
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fit to backpackers”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

The owner was so helpful, located in crowd "Little India" so you'll find many India people, quite close to KL Sentral (5 minute walk), the first floor of the hotel is a minimarket so it's easy to buy stuffs. The room was so small and fit for backpackers, the bathroom was so tiny yet quite clean...but when I stayed there, I found a fly inside the room (T_T)...Anyway, it's recommended for backpackers with the short stay...

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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Hongkong China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2013

Good location, close to KL Sentral, a main transportation junction in KL, but the street itself is said to be a red light area, and every night, some men were wandering in the street or eating in the street hooker by randomly looking at bypassers...Were they eargered to talk with us then?

Helpful staff, the inn seemed to be managed by a Malaysian Chinese family and they were helpful, their Filipino & Indonesian employees were also in service attitude.

Average amenities, almost every daily-use amenity inside except for hairdryer...

Wifi available inside the room and at least it was stable in my room on 3rd floor...

Room Tip: Acceptable or okay for a casual or home stay by the inn itself...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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3 Thank FrankCommeDesGarcons
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Mandurah, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

I was not very impressed by this hotel. The pictures that were online did not match the reality of the hotel. The "hotel" is located above a grocery store, which allows the noise to continue through out the night. The walls are very thin, and there for you to hear everything! They said that a complementary breakfast would be available. This consisted of a few pieces of toast, jam, and peanut butter with no drinks available. There is one computer, but it is old, gets stuck on web pages, and is usually being used by one of the family members.

The bed sheets had stains on them, and you were only given one small blanket for the bed. My husband is 6 foot 2 in and the blanket did not cover him, so when I asked for another blanket and towel, I was informed that I would be charged. Given the charge is not very much, but considering the very small necessities they gave us, I would not have expected to be charged anything.

The shower is one of those beautiful things that you look forward to after a full day of walking around or going on a tour, and that is a luxury this hotel falls flat on. The shower was ICE cold!!! All in all...go some where else.

Room Tip: Go some where else.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

It’s just convenient for transit or short stay in KL.
Also, very close to monorail station. Easy to access major shopping aria.
Guy at front office was nice and well speak English.
Recommend for short stay.

Room Tip: There is not so many choices, room with window or no window
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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2 Thank Tripper513
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2013

This hotel is situated very near to KL Sentral which makes it very accessible from any where in the city or the airport.

But the hotel is never the best choice at the location for the same cost. I had to choose this for a day as I could not get an extended reservation for the hotel I was staying in.

The hotel is very small, the rooms are so small you wont have space to walk even. There were no windows in the room. The bathroom doesn't even have a door it has a bath curtain only.

It has a provision store on the ground floor.

Room Tip: Choose the hotel only if you do not have another option only. Make sure you get a room with a window...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2013 via mobile

First you walk in a minimart (open 24/7) and you check-in on a tiny desk facing the minimart's counter. The service is pretty basic, friendly but not too helpful. Then you open a door with security code, go upstairs and into your room. The room is very small (we got the one without windows, so it also contributed to the perceived size of the room), but it was clean. WIFI and A/C was working ok. Combined toilet+shower was separated from the room with a plastic curtain, so some water & smells might escape into the room. The room's air was a bit moist all the time, and so were the bedsheets, but turning A/C on helped with that a little bit.

Breakfast is included in room's price, but it was nothing more than toast, butter, jam and some oversweet juice.

The hotel is located in a Chinese block in KL's Little India (Brickfields). KL Sentral Monorail station (it's final stop) is right next to the hotel, so getting out of this place is pretty easy, which is definitely a plus.

Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2013

The best thing of this accommodation is the proximity to KL Sentral. The ground floor was a supermarket. On the streets there were a lot of local restaurants and food stalls, day and night. At the same time, like almost every big city in the world, the area around main station has some restricted parts. Might not be suitable for women if travel alone. Staffs were very nice and helpful. Room extremely functional. In room shower and WC was separated from the room by a plastic curtain. But every things were clean. Book room with big window, if you are claustrophobic. But I'm OK with price and location: 4 points.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Joy Inn Hotel
Address: No.22-1, Jalan Thambipillay, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur 50470, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Wilayah Persekutuan > Kuala Lumpur
Amenities:
Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #71 of 322 B&Bs / Inns in Kuala Lumpur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Joy Inn Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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