Kuala Lumpur Hostel Review
Reviews - even terrible ones can be deceiving! Having stayed in a lot of hostels, I am typically good at reading between the lines when it comes to reviews but this one I didn't see coming. Picking this hostel mainly because Tonia said she was going to stay there, and also because we were too lazy to look for another one. Welcome to the filthy hostel...
The hostel is located on the 2nd floor squished between shops in Chinatown. The road to the hostel was packed with people, so we were dropped off further up the road. We arrived at night, and honestly the location didn't really matter to us at that point since we left the next day.
Walking up the stairs, we caught a wave of the stinky aroma for the first time. Pringle, Jake and Callum took the 3 bedroom private room, which was a heat box with a fan that just blew hot air at them. Liz and I, said we would take the 2 beds in the 8 bed dorm. Now arriving at night, the light was off and the stench of the room was unbearable. Literally had to hold our breath to walk through the 20 bed dorm room to get to our 8 bed dorm. The room was smelly, the beds looked dirty and only one blue light worked at night. We left our valuables with the boys since there were no lockers in our rooms.
I've never seen so many old men in a dorm room. I am all for people traveling and experiencing a hostel, but some of these men looked like they could be my grandfather. There wasn't really any place to hang out, and I don't think many people could take the smell for long. Also, during the night Liz heard a guy in the next room yell at another guy for jacking off in the dorm room.
Final Rating - 1 Star
Both Liz and I discovered bites on our legs during the next few days, so we are pretty sure that we had bed bugs. The reception was rude, and unhelpful. The place smelled and was extremely dirty - how this has a 3 star rating on trip advisor is beyond me! I've stayed in some crappy places before and this one has made the list.
Total Cost = 16.00 RM
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Julie traveled through Malaysia from January 5 - 17, 2016 with Callum, Jake, Tonia, Liz, and James