Backpackers Freak Hostel
New kid on the block
1-25, Jalan PM2, Plaza Mahkota T: (06) 286 6879
We couldn't find anything freaky about this newish hostel -- just great value rooms and a bunch of cool people.
Whether you stay in the four-bedded dorm on a private room, everyone shares bathrooms and you'll see the staff cleaning them a few times a day. You'll find everything a backpacker needs including WiFi, a kitchenette and cosy corners for drinking with your new friends. There's even a 24-hour mini-mart next door. Do note that smoking is allowed in the lounge -- a blessing to some and a deal-breaker for others. Rates include a light breakfast of coffee and toast. They also have a sister hostel in Kuala Lumpur called Matahari Lodge.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dorm air-con, low season: 18 ringgit, high season 18 ringgit. Notes: 20 ringgit on weekends
Room: Dbl fan share bathroom, low season: 36 ringgit, high season 36 ringgit. Notes: 38 ringgit on weekends
Room: Dbl air-con share bathroom, low season: 48 ringgit, high season 48 ringgit. Notes: 50 ringgit on weekends