I have stayed at number eight on 3 occasions over 3 years. The first stay was great. I have always stayed in a double suite room, and 3 years ago the room was clean, well presented with no broken fixtures or fittings. The service was adequate bearing in mind this is a backpackers establishment with a few hotel type rooms thrown in to increase the owner's profitability.
My second visit to Number Eight was at the end of 2009 and although the rooms were showing a lack of maintenance with damaged paint etc, they were still of acceptable condition for the price of a room (135 Malaysian Ringgit per night). Having just stayed at number eight again (January 2011) I have to say the place is a big disappointment. The state of the best rooms (double ensuite) is disgraceful. The attendant recognized me upon my arrival and said he'd give me the "best" room so I'll take him at his word. Best room or not, the room I was allocated had a broken shower holder, broken light fittings, no toilet roll holder, no soap anywhere in the room, and I was allocated one thread bare bath towel. After settling into the room and discovering there was no soap in the room, I went downstairs to ask the attendant for some soap as I wanted to indulge in the plesure of a shower. Unfortunately the desk was unattended so I left the guesthouse in order to buy some soap. I don't waste money on extravagant accommodation so I know about budget accommodation. Number eight is now on my official "do not return" list. There is another hotel about 500 meters from number eight and for less money you get 2 towels, new soap every day, an in room fridge, television, excellent air-conditioning, daily maid service, tea and coffee making facilities etc. Look at your other options if you're seeking accommodation around the Bukit Bintang area of Kuala Lumpur. There is vastly better value available elsewhere. Oh and the high speed wi-fi moves at the speed of a geriatric snail!
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