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“Great guesthouse in Chinatown.”

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The Explorers Guesthouse
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Bushmills, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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“Great guesthouse in Chinatown.”
Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Great spot close to Chinatown and the Central market. The staff are friendly and the guesthouse is exceptionally clean. Shared bathrooms which are well maintained and there's free tea and coffee all day long. We're flying out of KL when we leave Malaysia and will definitely be staying another night.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Warwick, Rhode Island
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23 reviews
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Staff is very nice and helpful. They gave me great directions to go where I wanted to go. Very easy to get there from the airport, you are located next to the Central Market and close enough to Chinatown and the metro station is about 2 minutes walk. I will stay here again

Lockers are located on the 3rd floor, WiFi only works downstairs, free breakfast is pretty good.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Bern, Switzerland
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35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2013

The guesthouse is situated in Chinatown, just a few minutes walk from an LRT station. We got a room without windows that was quite smelly. Anyway, we didn't expect far more for this price, therefore it was ok. The bathroom was clean. As the staff was very unfriendly from the beginning, we will not choose "The Explorers Guesthouse" again while staying in Kuala Lumpur. They looked like the don't need you as a guest, something we really don't appreciate.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

The guy on the front desk here makes this place what it is. He's lovely, friendly, helpful and charming.

The rooms are average, beds are comfy but unless you have your own blanket you're simply given a towel to keep you warm from the freezing blast of the air con .

Breakfast is poor but common area is lovely. Internet only works on ground floor, little annoying.

But it's a nice place nonetheless in a great location.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

We shared a double room with AC. Perfectly quiet in a busy part of downtown. Breakfast was basic but convenient. Internet was strong and free desktop computers for use was easy for trip planning. Staff helpful. Great value in a country we found to otherwise have overpriced accommodation.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Atlanta
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

These guys are great. 24 hour free coffee/tea and free toast/jam/peanut butter. That's very convenient.

Perfect location, walking distance to Central Market and Chinatown. I did most of my shopping here and ate daily at this cool and cheap vegetarian place right on Petaling Jalan (chinatown)..the famous street.

Also close to Pasar Seni station to get to other places in KUL.

The staff has always smile on their face, nice view from roof top.

Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Japan
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

really thank you to much for every thing it's really was good experience to staying there, perfect place for money for location for accommodation.
I was staying there almost 2 month in dorm room was safe, clean and so friendly stuff from Cambodia and Nibale was happy to staying there
Thank you sunny, for a good dinner always and for everything , I recommend to all people who going to KL to stay in this guest house.

Mohamed Dico from Egypt

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Property: The Explorers Guesthouse
Address: No 128 & 130 Jalan Tun H S Lee, Kuala Lumpur 50000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Wilayah Persekutuan > Kuala Lumpur
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 256 Specialty Lodging in Kuala Lumpur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Explorers Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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