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Equator Hostel

70, Lorong 1/77 A | Off Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur 55100, Malaysia
Equator Hostel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hereford, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

A disappointing hostel located in the heart of bustling KL. The only endearing feature was the communal area by reception which feels like someone’s living room. I had a single room which felt more like a hospital waiting room with a sweaty, sticky plastic cover underneath the sheet and a lack of both space and quietness. The dorm didn’t look... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Nothing special about this place - just your regular hostel, but with a good vibe and friendly staff. The location is a great plus and the area interesting enough with the huge mall across the street and wonderful little eating places around. Our private room was basic and the beds could be better IMHO, but alas, no bedbugs, the AC... More 

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St Agnes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

Good hostel, friendly staff and nice cosy rooms. The location is the main winner for the hostel, its very close to the transport and where the bus from singapore dropped me off. It's also next to a huge mall (which has a roller coaster inside!), so anything you do need is super close. Good place for solo travelling

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2011

Cannot recommend this place enough. Centrally located opposite Times Square its a great base for exploring the city. Run by the super efficient, super friendly & super helpful Hadi, its also very sociable, with a relaxing chill out communal area with tv, dvds & books for all to use. Hadi made sure I had all the information & tips I... More 

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Tilaran, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2011

i stayed at this wonderful place, in 2009 quite a few days i felt like at home and didnt wanted to leave by the end.. the owner is the coolest! really relax and laid back.. i felt like a home for a whole month almost.. i met wonderful people at the hostel... and its very close to the nicest places... More 

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Winsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2011

We were welcomed to Equator even though we arrived at almost midnight. We were greeted, shown around then taken to our room on the third floor. Our room was comfortable and quiet, down an open sided corridor to the back of the building, almost en suit with the toilets and showers next door. The AC worked very well and the... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011

I have stayed here two or three times now. The staff are always friendly and welcoming and they always remember me. If I want to go somewhere they will give me excellent travel advice and a map. If I just want to chill out then they have an huge range of DVDs you can borrow for free, 2 PC's or... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2011

As a 20-year-old, my stay in Kuala Lumpur was the first time that I had ever been to Southeast Asia. I found Hady (the lady at the front desk) to be extremely welcoming and friendly. I even had a really meaningful conversation with her one morning during my stay for about an hour. She was very helpful with travel tips... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2010

had a great time at equator.. the staff are great. fun, friendly and very helpful.. they recommended the best places to visit in KL and also suggested places for my onward travel. they organised a bbq on one night during my stay... all the guests were there and we sat on the front patio - complete with lovely tropical plants... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2010

I stayed at Equator Hostel for a night when I was in KL. I had also booked the hostel for a week earlier but then found out a friend of mine would be in town and I could stay with her at her parents' house. So I canceled my reservation over a week before I would be staying, as they... More 

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