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Happy Cat Guesthouse
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

we stayed at birdnest guesthouse 2 for 3 nights and felt at home from the first moment on. it's a cosy and laid-back place to relax after an exhausting sightseeing and/or shopping tour in KL. you'll always meet nice and experienced travellers to talk to. Willie, the owner, is a always around to help out with tipps and suggestions on what to do and to see. Furthermore, there's a 24hrs. reception and it's a clean and quite spacious place. Birdnest 2 is quite centrally located (near MRT central market) and the 7 Eleven (open 24hrs) is just a few steps away. The only thing we had to get used to were the shower-toilet-combination (which is quite common in malaysia). Overall, we had a very nice stay and would definitely recommend this place to future travellers!

Room Tip: probably all rooms are quite alike. maybe the ones near the terrace are a bit louder.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Birdnest Guesthouse 2 is a perfect place to stay in Kuala Lumpur for backpackers (but not only)! It offers really good standard for really cheap! Of course you can't expect hotel standards as this is only a guesthouse however it is very clean, some rooms have AC, all are equipped with fans. There is a kitchen that you can use (well... personally for me it's pointless while you are staying in KL - one of the best places in the world if we are talking about street food), showers (wet rooms). Rooms are very basic but you will get bedding and a towel. Atmosphere is very friendly, always a lot of people hanging around so if you need any company for a beer or discovering the city this place will help you! There is quite good (as for SE Asia standards) free of charge WiFi. Location - Chinatown - for me the best place to stay in KL. Plenty of restaurants, food stalls, bars etc. till late night. I'm sure you will enjoy your stay over there. Highly recommended for budget travellers!
Have a look inside: http://youtu.be/784Ex2413sk

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Adam D
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Stayed in Birdsnest KL for about a week, it was a comfortable experience in a nice old shophouse, the rooms are partitioned well and it's decorated like a home, more than a hotel which is nice when you're away from home. They have a few areas you can sit and read, comfy couches and an outdoor courtyard too. The showers are more than acceptable and cleaned everyday. The owners/managers are nice enough, Willie (presumably the owner?) is a good person to help you find anything you need.

Only thing I would say is they could do with a few more lights as the place can be really dark in the evenings, but I would not hesitate to return - one of the best value hostels in Chinatown where some places can be a real dump.

Room Tip: Try and get a room further back from the road for maximum sleeps!
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

We had to stay 3 different times at KL, the second and the third we stayed at Birdnest 2. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, they gave us all kind of information about where to go, how to go, where to eat, etc. they even lend us a scale to weight our backpacks before the airport. May not be the fanciest, but it is a really good place to stay at KL! definitely recommended

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Martín R
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Birdnest 2 is in a fantastic location, a minute to Chinatown with its amazing food and market, less than that from Pasar Seni station, a great way to get around KL, one stop from KL Sentral.

The rooms are budget prices so great for backpackers and travellers. We went in June so the place was a bit quiet but apart from that i don't have one bad thing to say about the place.

The owner of the Birdnest guest houses (Willie) is a fantastic host, incredible helpful and sociable which makes the stay that bit better.

I would recommend this hostel to all travelling through KL, get an air on room though, bit hot otherwise. And i will definitely be back in the future.

Thanks Willie!

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Thank calmcclure
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

We stayed here for over a week. Stayed in a doublebed room. Room was clean and comfortable. The staff is very friendly and helpfull. There are two common areas which are nice. This is not a hostel for party backpackers allthough many times there are people drinking beers and having fun at night in the outside common area. Location is perfect near the monorail and in Chinatown. Point of improval: buy new towels, these ones are old and thready.

Had a great time here!
Erik & Linda

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank eejvankampen
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

We have been here just for a few days, but enough to recomend this place. It's beautiful and clean, And the staff is very friendly And helpful. And it's chepa! It offers hot water, free wi fi And coffee for breakfast. Very happy with birdnest.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Carla P
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Address: 64 Jalan Hang Kasturi | 1st Floor, Kuala Lumpur 50050, Malaysia (Formerly Birdnest Guesthouse 2)
Region: Malaysia > Wilayah Persekutuan > Kuala Lumpur
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Ranked #20 of 278 Speciality Lodging in Kuala Lumpur
Price Range: £7 - £7 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15

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