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The Explorers Guesthouse and Hostel

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***Important*** Please read all the information here before proceed to make your booking.

Nestled right in the hub of the vibrant Kuala Lumpur city, our hostel is only a stone's throw away from the famous tourist spots, the Chinatown and the cultural Central Market. Other places of interest such as Merdeka Square, Sri Mariamman Temple, KL City Gallery and Masjid Jamek are all within walking distance from our hostel.

Originally conceptualized by a few global backpackers, we truly understand what backpackers need. Every thought has been given to make your stay a very relaxing experience. We have gone into every detail in order to provide maximum comfort and convenience for our guests. Every room comes with individual controlled air-conditioner and power points. In order to ensure you have a good night sleep, we have chosen high quality full sized mattresses. We have even set up a rooftop terrace so that you can enjoy morning sun and evening breeze!

Plus, we're close to every amenity a backpacker could possibly need. The Pasar Seni LRT station is a mere 5-minutes' walk away. The KL Sentral Station is only 1 station away while Pudu Sentral Bus Terminal (formerly known as Puduraya, mainly for buses going to northern parts of Malaysia such as Penang, Langkawi, Cameron Highlands and Pangkor Island) is less than 10 minutes' walk away. There are many buses, convenience stores, money changers, restaurants, pharmacies, ATMs etc nearby. Starbucks Coffee, fast food outlets such as McDonald's, Subway, Nando's, KFC and many more are all within reach!

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Important Notes:

Due to the limited capacity of our dorm rooms, we regret that we no longer accept online bookings by local residents for dormitory beds. All bookings made by local residents for dorm beds shall be considered null and void and the deposits paid online shall not be refundable. Nevertheless, we still accept bookings made by local residents for private rooms only.

Please note that all our facilities are on shared basis. We do not have cooking facilities, but you can get lots of good local food nearby (there is even a cheap Chinese restaurant just right at the corner of our hostel).

To upkeep the environment of a backpackers' hostel, we DO NOT accept anyone under the age of 18 in our dormitories.

We are NOT a party hostel. Most of our guests use our hostel as a base while travelling to other places/countries as we provide free luggage storage and free WIFI. Nevertheless, there is a bar just 5 minutes' walk away.

We are a four-storey building but we do not have lifts/elevators; therefore, we may not be suitable for those with disabilities.

We have 24hr reception, so you can check in anytime and there is no curfew!

We charge a deposit of MYR30 per person upon check-in. It will be refunded to you upon your check-out.

At the moment, we only accept CASH for all payments.

We reserve the right to turn away guests that we deem unsuitable. Deposit paid on Hostelworld are non-refundable.

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Highlights

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • 24 Hour Check-In
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Common Room

Important Information

== Check In Policy ==

Check in time - 1500hrs
Check out time - 1200 Noon or a full rate will be applied.

If you arrive early, you may leave your luggage (FOC) with us but access to rooms will only be granted after 1500hrs.

Please note that all transactions are in CASH term only as we do not have facilities to handle payments in credit cards.

== Cancellation / No Show Policy ==

*Please inform us at least 48 hours in advance should you decide to cancel or make any changes to your booking,

*We will keep the room/bed for you for 3 hours from the stated time of arrival. After which, it will be released to other guests. If there is any delay in your itinerary, please let us know through phone or email to enable us to reserve the room for you.

*In case of cancellation or no show, booking fees paid to Hostelworld are non refundable.

==Deposit==
A deposit of RM30.00 is required upon check-in. We will refund it to you upon your check-out.

==Note==
Due to the limited capacity of our dorm rooms, we regret that we no longer accept online bookings by local residents for dormitory beds. All bookings made by local residents for dorm beds shall be considered null and void and the deposits paid online shall not be refundable. Nevertheless, we still accept bookings made by local residents for private rooms only.

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Excellent 90%

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

The hotel is near China Town,Central Market,Old training station, Fudu bus station. There're shuttle buses going to KL sentral, mid valley. The bus stations are nearby.

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5
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
5
Facilities
4
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Magesterial.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
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5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Very enjoyable stay. Good clean rooms, comfortable beds!
no bed lights though so bring a torch.

Overall
5
Location
4
Cleanliness
5
Value
4
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

It's a great vibe - the living space is conducive to meeting fellow travelers, and they are lax about rules, i.e. no curfew, you can bring beer in, etc. There was a certain maturity level amongst the guests while I was there, so no one was taking undue advantage of the situation. The little kitchen with all-you-can-eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches is a really nice touch. Plus, there's hot water, so you can go get a package of noodles to suplement your food budget. I never had a problem accessing one of the two complementary computers, especially since so many people have their own laptops. My only criticism is that the price is a little steep - I think you can go elsewhere quite easily for less money. However, they were so great (the staff) that I will stay again!

Would just like to see the prices come down a little bit, then I would recommend it more to others.

Overall
4
Location
4
Cleanliness
5
Value
2
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

It's a very nice place for staying,clean and good location. Pls all the stuff there are very helpful. I enjoyed a lot! Would like to stay the hotel more days next time...

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

a great hostel in KL! Good location (not the neighbourds, but is the place where backpackers go), friendly staff, clean!!

Overall
4
Location
4
Cleanliness
4
Value
3
Facilities
3
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Excellent location, immaculate, new facilities. This is probably the best low budget place to stay in KL. There are some dumps charging similar money. This place is not overly social...more of a quiet, clean, place to lodge yourself for a few days while exploring the city. Staff are polite but not overly friendly. Great Chinese coffeeshop just a few steps down the street. Highly recommended.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

It's a 5/5 on all accounts. I'm not sure what any of the other backpackers are like in the area, but Explorers is new, clean, well staffed and brilliantly located. The free wifi and two fast PCs mean that there is no hassle waiting to get online. The laundry service also means you can refresh before heading off on travels. I can't recommend this place enough.

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5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

very clean in both the rooms and the bathrooms, just across the road from China town and right near Central Market, the location is great, however some taxi drivers don't know where it is as it is new.
ALSO if catching the bus from the airport to Chinatown it is within easy walking distance of the bus stop... so if you NEED to take a cab make sure they use the meter otherwise they will ask 10-15MR.

Overall
4
Location
3
Cleanliness
4
Value
3
Facilities
4
Service
3

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

The hotel is very well kept and the location is close to all major tourist attractions in KL. Being close to Chinatown makes it convenient for food, markets, massages etc. There is no curfew and someone is at the reception 24 h/d. The staff is very helpful weither to plan a day trip in KL or outside KL, they really know the cheapest way to get around. It is also possible to book tours with their help and they have you picked up at the guesthouse!! There was plenty of hot water for showers and A/C in the room worked well. Breakfast: Toasts with jam and peanut butter, and coffee or tea.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

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Hotel Amenities

  • 24 hour reception
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Tours/Travel Desk

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