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checkmate guest house

08, Jalan Rembia | Off Jalan Tengkat Tong Shin Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur 50200, Malaysia
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The room was very dirty. The drain in the bathroom was broken so cockroaches were crawling out into the room. The men were talking all night at reception which you can hear very loudly in the room. After we stayed (I booked through booking.com) I received an email to say the guesthouse had said we hadn't stayed and wanted paying... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

A little hard to find this hostel at the first time, especially if you at the first time visited kuala lumpur.. but after arrived at this hostel, there are many placed you can visited from this place. The good poin from this hostel is the hotel keppper so friendly, he so fast and so nice. I think for traveller who... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The guesthouse that we choosed in the first place was full so we decided to go to the checkmate GH, located next door. Big mistake. Tiny room, 1 square metre bathroom, humidity everywhere. Also you can ear every noise coming from the street and the staff (very friendly otherwise) shouting and laughing at the reception. To sum up : GO... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I was a little bit surprised when I first arrived, it looks kinda old house from outside. The room size is ok for that price, even we have a terrace but bathroom was kinda dirty. No toilet paper and confusing shower between hot and cold water. Wifi worked well, staffs were nice and helpful.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

At first staff look friendly, but they have no idea of what they are doing. First, the room was pretty dirty, there is no towel or sheets, and you can hear everything that is happening at the reception, the two guys in charge, were talking all day and all night, it's like they were with us in the room. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We stayed there for 1 night. The location is very good, it 's near Jalan Alor, a famous street for night food, 5 minutes to Times Square & Pavilion and a lot of famous shopping areas around. The mono train is also near this place. You can also walk 5 minutes & take a free bus named " Go KL... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

This was the cheapest place we found at this area and since we're traveling on a tight budget we decided to give it a chance. The room was not clean. The sheats were dirty but since we arrived in the middle of the night we didn't have the energy to do anything about it. We also had our travel sheats... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

It wasnt a first choice, but we needed a guesthouse that is open 24 hours because our arrival was around 1am. At first it looked ok, but when we got to the room, the sheets smelled like it has been used already for quite a while, so we asked for new sheets. It was also behind a bar, so we... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We found a bed with dirty old sheet and no excuse about this at the reception when we asked for new one., very dirty cover mattress, very small room (you can't fully open the door), suspicious stain on the curtain, but good location in Bukit Bitang. I don't recommend this hotel.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

this room is really cheap and very good location i really like to stay in bukit bintang but another hotel has a hight price and i found this hostel even u have to walk more than usual hehehe its about 15 minutes from bukit bintang monorel becouse you paid what u need, u can expect more in that room my... More 

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