I stayed here in December. It was the cheapest thing I could find, and figuring that I wasn't going to be in KK that long, I thought, why not? For less than $30 US a night, you can't go wrong. Well, the room was absolutely no frills. Just the basic necessities. The TV was very old school (not flat panel or LCD), and it looked like the cheap kind that would fry if you turned it on (hence, I didn't). The bathroom was livable but definitely not what you'd expect here in the States. The least they could do was have a bath tub in which you could shower away from the rest of the bathroom as opposed to having the water run all over the bathroom floor. Although I have stayed at hotels like this before, usually in less developed countries, this kind of surprised me a bit, considering that Malaysia is considered fairly developed in that part of the world. The room was also very dingy with little light, to the point that you always thought it was night, even though it was nice and bright outside. I think the floor was clean, considering that I didn't leave with bedbug bites, although I could never tell because again, it was that cheap kind of building material that you would expect to be dirty (that thin, industrial carpet in the main part of the room and that gritty, grouty tile they used in the bathroom). Sheets too also felt a bit unclean. As for the refrigerator, well, that's pretty much a joke, as I think it was only 1 cubic foot and not even cold! There was also this giant pillar in the middle of the room that you had to watch out for or risk bumping into in the middle of the night. Overall, the location was not bad, as it was not too far from the city center. Best of all, there were 24 hour eateries all over the place when you walked out, which I love! Would I stay here again? Perhaps, if the price is right.
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