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“Great Vibe, modern, clean rooms, good wi-fi”
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Grid 9 Hotel
Ranked #68 of 341 Hotels in Kuala Lumpur
Singapore, Singapore
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great Vibe, modern, clean rooms, good wi-fi”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

This is a great hotel for the flashpacker. For once what you saw (on the website) was what you got and then some more.

It is not in the middle of anything but, very short walk (think 50 feet) from the monorail station (Jalan Maharajalela) and a short walk from Petaling Street (think fake LV and North-face bags, etc if you are into that kinda thing). So you can pretty much get around all touristy areas with great ease, without ever having to take a cab if you so choose.

Its just amazing an value for money. New, chic, clean, central and efficient...cant go wrong with this one!

Room Tip: No potable water in the room and only only charging point per room.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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gridnine o, General Manager at Grid 9 Hotel, responded to this review, July 14, 2013
Dear Amit C,

Thank you for posting us a comment on Tripadvisor.com. We appreciate your feedback to us and we are glad that you had a great stay at our hotel. Thank you once again and we look forward to seeing you again in future. Take care and God bless!!!

Warmest regards,
Grid 9
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Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in a double room with ensuite. The hotel is very close to china town and right next to the monorail station that takes you to kl sentral in 3 stops. The aircon was cool and the bathroom/ toilet was clean.

The room itself is just big enough to fit a double bed. There was a flat screen tv that had endless cable options.

The hotel itself was like a concrete cell. There were no windows it was very bare. Our room was incredibly noisy. There was a high pitched whine that carried on throughout the night. When we spoke to the reception in the morning he said that it was a problem with the ventilation system that needed to be fixed.

All in all an okay place to stay. Not particularly bad or good.

  • Stayed July 2013
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gridnine o, General Manager at Grid 9 Hotel, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Dear TravellerJe,

Thank you for posting us a comment on Tripadvisor.com. We are glad that you've enjoyed our hospitality and services, especially the squeaky clean rooms and our in-room cable channel selection.

All our Standard rooms are not equipped with windows and it is stated on all the online travel agencies (Agoda, Booking.com, etc.). If you require a room with window, we highly recommend you the LMG Crib as it is spacious and comes with a window as opposed to our Standard rooms.

As for the high pitch whine, the sound comes from our central ventilation system, which only functions in the morning and not at night while guest are resting. We apologize for the ventilation fan to come on at night and we have alerted our maintenance team to look into the timer system which controls the ventilation fan.

We thank you for your valuable comments and we look forward to seeing you again in future. Take care and God bless!

Best regards,
Grid 9
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2013

This was advertised as a 'flashpacker' hotel and at the price we paid I was not expecting too much. However, I was amazed to find that the room was very modern, clean and excellent shower. Our room had no windows which actually meant a brilliant nights sleep (due to no sunlight coming in). This was advertised up front and we could have chosen to have a windows if so desired. The hotel has a gastro pub open 8am - 3pm downstairs offering good food at a very good price. There is a communal room that offers ample seating, TV, pool table, 2 computers and 2 tablets to use. A brilliant little find which I will be happy to use again on my return trip through KL.

Room Tip: If you are a 'backpacker' looking for a cheap room, they offer same sex dorms for a much low...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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gridnine o, General Manager at Grid 9 Hotel, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Dear Royall86,

Thank you for posting us a comment on Tripadvisor.com. We are very glad that you enjoyed our hospitality and services, especially the Gastropub which offers delicious dishes at very good price. Our lounge area is a great place for guests from different parts of the world to meet and share different travelling experiences, not forgetting the free internet and movie channels available on the LED TV as well.

Once again, we thank you for your comments and we wish you many happy returns in your travels. Take care and God bless!!!

Warm regards,
Grid 9
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Hotel is immaculate rooms were spotless great service would stay again :) I arrived early and staff were more than happy to let me check in four hours early as I was quite ill when I arrived this was a great help staff alcohols not of been more helpful :)

  • Stayed June 2013
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gridnine o, General Manager at Grid 9 Hotel, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Dear Monster250450,

Thank you for posting us a comment on Tripadvisor.com. We are really glad that you enjoyed our hospitality and services. We hope that you are in great health again and we look forward to seeing you again in future. Take care and God bless!!!

Warmest regards,
Grid 9
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

We stayed at the hotel on two different occasions.I'm just glad that we decided to stay here-the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The hotel is also very clean and budget friendly. It is also located right next to the Maharajalela monorail which makes travelling around in KL that much easier.
Would definitely recommend it to my friends who plan to make a trip to Kuala Lumpur.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank tyronevaz
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gridnine o, General Manager at Grid 9 Hotel, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Dear tyronevaz,

Thank you for posting us a comment on Tripadvisor.com. We are glad that you have enjoyed our hospitality and services and also taken advantage of the ease of access via the monorail infrastructure to other places of interests around town.

Once again, we thank you for your comments and we hope to see you again in the very near future. Take care and God bless!!!

Best regards,
Grid 9
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2013

had a 1-night-stay in a 4-beds-female-dorm, have to say I'm really surprised to find it much much better than I first imagined (sorry that I had a negative imagination XD)~~To put it simple, they have what they said in their website~ Not really soundproof between hallway and rooms, depends on how quiet your mates on the same floor are~~By the way, do bring your own shampoo and soap and whatsoever for those who plan to stay in a dorm~

From what I saw in my brief stay, it's a place for many western foreigners. So, if you enjoy a chat in different kinds of foreign English, it's an ideal place~~oh and it's clean (considering its cement floor) even in the lobby, for I can walk around bare-footed without dirtying my feet too much~~ Very friendly staffs who speak good English and attend to everyone in a warm smile, a plus plus for that~~ 10 minutes walk to chinatown, means FOOD, FOOD n FOOD! Monorail station to shopping areas and city center is just next to the hotel, so no worries for transportation~~;)

P.S Do your booking fast and early, esp when you are staying for the weekend, it might be fully-booked (??)~XD

HAVE A NICE STAY!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Thank yangoh345
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gridnine o, General Manager at Grid 9 Hotel, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Dear yangoh345,

Thank you for taking your time to post us a comment on Tripadvisor.com. We are glad that you have really enjoyed our hospitality and services. Cleanliness, comfort and quality customer service has always been our top priority when it comes to providing our guests with the Grid 9 experience

Our guests comes from different parts of the world and our hotel is an ideal meeting place to socialize and share different travelling experiences from around the world. We are also glad that you have taken advantage of the monorail station just right outside of our hotel, which can easily take you to a variety of interesting places around town.

Once again, we thank you for your comments and we hope to see you again in the very near future. Take care and God bless!

Warmest regards,
Grid 9
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Oberwil, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2013

I slept in a female doorm with total 6 beds. Every bed has its own lamp and sheet, pillow and towel are provided. It was very quiet and the bathroom is en suite, spaceous and clean. Had one time breakfast at the hotel, was okay and very cheap. The location is okay, right next to the hotel are not many restaurants and shops, but the metro station is one Minute away by foot and you can reach the centre with the metro in 5 minutes.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Lisa17490
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gridnine o, General Manager at Grid 9 Hotel, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Dear Lisa17490,

We are very glad that you enjoyed staying in our female only single pod room and also our offerings at the Gastropub.

Thank you for the comments and we hope to see you again in future. Take care and God bless!

Warmest regards,
Grid 9
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Property: Grid 9 Hotel
Address: No. 9 Jalan Maharajalela, Kuala Lumpur 50150, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Wilayah Persekutuan > Kuala Lumpur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #68 of 341 Hotels in Kuala Lumpur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Grid 9 Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We built Grid 9 with a vision to create a social experience unlike any other hotel. Inspired by the design of a grid, we want the paths of our guests to intersect, forming a network of globetrotters around the world. More than just a hotel or a flashpacker, we are a hybrid of both. From our pods to our rooms, from our lounge to our gastropub, the Grid 9 experience is what differentiates us from the pack.Located in the heart of KL, we are a 10 minute walk to Chinatown and right next to the Jalan Maharajalela monorail station.P.S. The wifi is free =) ... more   less 
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