I was looking for somewhere to stay near KL Sentral which was clean and also safe for a solo woman traveller (there are quite a lot of shady hotel / massage places in the surrounding Brickfields area.)
The YMCA has been a nice surprise - the room is small and unfortunately carpet-ed, but everything clean and functional (tv and kettle, attached bathroom with hot water) and the place seems very well run.
Check-in was easy and breakfast is included - each day they have some different special (fried noodles today!) as well as regular toast and butter or whatever. There is a 7-11 just behind, on-site laundry and an "Old Town" kopityam (with free wifi - free wifi also in the YMCA café) across the road.
The airport bus-stop is 5 minutes walk away. Just one word of caution: women should be careful walking around at night (after 10pm or so it's not really advised) and also in KL you should always be careful of your bag - there are many cases of bags being snatched by motorbike riding thieves. Best to walk carrying your bag on the non-street side. This is also true in many areas of Bangkok (actually I had my bag snatched on Sala Daeng in BKK one month back.)More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking