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Bukit Bintang

Bukit Bintang has long been KL's main commercial and entertainment centre, making it the most logical place for most visitors to stay. The area now has both the widest range, and largest amount, of accommodation in the city.

Tengkat Tong Shin

Tengkat Tong Shin and the roads off it, such as Jalan Sahabat and Jalan Rembia, has in a few short years become KL's leading hub for independent travellers. It is also superbly based for much of the city's best food, nightlife and shopping.


Chinatown is KL's oldest area, the place where the city grew from a frontier trading post, to a proper settlement. It has a huge amount of accommodation, mostly at the budget end of the market, but with a sprinkling of beter quality places.

Little India

Little India has nowhere near the range of decent accommodation offered by neighbouring Chinatown. But the area does have a handful of good options, and is convenient for both sightseeing and public transport.

  • Frenz Hotel

    Frenz Hotel

    Friend to the midrange traveller

    135 Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman
    T: (03) 2693 7878; F: (03) 2693 6878

    A new midrange hotel, Frenz has an awkward location but has already established itself as a solid choice. The rooms may be on the small side, but the quality of the fixtures and fittings are ... Read the full review of Frenz Hotel.

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    3.5 stars 120 to 250 ringgit 1 vote Midrange
  • Serai Inn

    Serai Inn

    Cosy and quiet

    2nd Floor, 62 Jalan Hang Lekiu
    T: (03) 2070 4728 ;

    First impressions count for a lot, and this place loses brownie points by being rather offhand to potential guests. Get beyond the initial unfriendliness though, and Serai Inn is not such a bad ... Read the full review of Serai Inn .

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    3.5 stars Under 60 ringgit 1 vote Backpacker
  • Cintamani Travellers Lodge

    Cintamani Travellers Lodge

    Affordable privacy

    37 & 39, Jalan Hang Lekiu
    T: (03) 2070 4071; F: (03) 2026 6640

    This place is closer to Little India than the heart of Chinatown, but is still in a good location, near Masjid Jamek LRT station. Although the Cintamani has no dorm rooms, it provides some of the ... Read the full review of Cintamani Travellers Lodge .

    3.5 stars Under 60 ringgit 1 vote Backpacker
  • BackHome KL

    BackHome KL

    Almost as expensive as back home

    30, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee
    T: (03) 2078 7188; F: (03) 2022 0788

    A lot of thought went into the design of this place, but unfortunately not quite as much effort seems to be going into maintenance. With among the most expensive dorm beds in town, you do not expect ... Read the full review of BackHome KL .

    3 stars Under 60 ringgit 1 vote Backpacker


Brickfields is one of KL's oldest and most characterful neighbourhoods, located next to the city's busiest transport hub, KL Sentral. A burst of great new affordable hotels over recent years, has transformed the area's once seedy accommodation scene.


Pudu once had a rather bad reputation, but this has improved markedly over recent years. A cluster of decent options, to the rear of Berjaya Times Square, makes for a decent accommodation alternative to neighbouring Bukit Bintang.


This is undoubtedly one of the most convenient areas to stay in the city, but while it has numerous accommodation options, they are all at the high end of the market.

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