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62, Jalan Hang Lekiu | 2nd - 5th Floors, Kuala Lumpur 50100, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Shanghai, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for a week to attend a conference nearby. I am a post-graduate and it was my first visit to Malaysia. I read about many good reviews about the owner and I am glad I have chosen this place. The people here can speak very good Chinese and I have no problem communicating with them, though I can... More

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Koudekerk aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We enjoyed our stay here, mainly beause of the nice Chinese people running the place, the clean shared showers with hot water and the proximity to the LRT and Myanmar visa agency (which was the reason for spending 2 nights in KL). Also the price was good. A few things to be aware of: If you want a towel, you... More

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Algiers, Algeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

L&G, I am really disappointed reading about some people claming that Serrai Inn is not a good hotel. I am a respectable Algerian citizen who spent more than 31 days in this hotel, where I found it very good, helpful personnel and very kind manager Mr. Koe Kok Hau, a very intelectual chinese man. I spoke with Koe about the... More

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Kununurra, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here after a mix up with our booking through booking.com and so we didn't lose any money decided to stay a couple of days. The rooms were very small and dirty, the free wifi only worked on one floor and the management were less than helpful. It was very expensive for what it was, there are far better... More

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Lemongrass168, Owner at Serai Inn, responded to this review

Mike made a mistake thinking that the rental for an A/C double room was RM76 for three nights (ie. RM25.30 per night) when he made a booking via a well established booking website. Actually, the rental was RM76 per night. We explained to him there was no way to rent an A/C double room in downtown Kuala Lumpur for RM25.30... More

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9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Dreadful money grabbing and unpleasant owner. Rooms are minute shoe boxes without windows and everything costs extra from towels to breakfast. Yes, they 'say' breakfast is included but this is a lie. You have to pay for everything apart from a slice of bread. This typifies the whole place. When I wanted to change my booking from 2 nights to... More

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Lemongrass168, Owner at Serai Inn, responded to this review

Richard Hoskins booked for two nights and made the full payment upon arrival. Then, he changed his mind at 8pm to cancel his stay for the second night. He has obviously given us less than 24 hours' notice. We even offered him to change his date of stay to anywhere before 31 Dec 2013 but he refused to take up... More

London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

I had a very positive experience staying in this guest house over a three month period while conducting research in KL this spring (Jan - Apr 2013). Koh, Lim, Teddy and Wati all made me feel incredibly welcome and created a home away from home. Koh, the owner of the inn, provided me invaluable advice (he is a registered tour... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

I stayed 3 nights at Serai Inn and loved it. They are really helpful. The room isn't big, but the air con works really well. Is situated in a really central place, close to china town and central station, and you can get a free shuttle to go to the twin towers, just ask for the direction from the staff.

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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

Super staff. We arived at five in the morning at they waited for us to open the door. He also explained the things about KL when we arrived. During our stay the whole staff were friendly to us and answered our questions. Very good loaction next to Chinatown, close to the busstation, metrostations and the free busstop. Rooms are very... More

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Georgetown, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

A basic small clean aircond single room just for RM49 per night which good for budget traveller. The location is excellent close to LRT station & Puduraya Bus station. Easy to explore Merdeka Square & China Town/Petaling Street which with walking distance. If u want to visit Bintang Walk/KLCC/KL Tower do refer to the helpful reception for free Hopon/Hopoff purple... More

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Akita, Japan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

The room is clean and the location is excellent. But the most amazing thing of this hostel is its people. Firendly, helpful and passionate about their jobs. Even the cook prepare the breakfast with her heart. The owner, Cole is the gem of the hostel. Talk to him if you want to understand more about Malaysia - be it culture,... More

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Also Known As:
Serai Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Serai Hotel
Address: 62, Jalan Hang Lekiu | 2nd - 5th Floors, Kuala Lumpur 50100, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Wilayah Persekutuan > Kuala Lumpur
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 122 Specialty lodging in Kuala Lumpur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clean, quiet and homey - Serai Inn is a newly established hostel run by backpackers for backpackers. We are three "travel-holics" who have travelled to 31 countries across 5 continents. Our passion in traveling, experiencing different cultures and meeting people from all over the world has prompted the idea of establishing a 'home' for the like-minded people. Serai Inn is established mostly based on what we have learned when traveling. Rest assured, as backpackers ourselves we understand your needs and we are committed to make your holiday a sweet memory. ... more   less 
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