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1. Posted by clarife (Respected Member 294 posts) 9y

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Hi Everybody,

We are about to book our accomadation for two days in KL in October and really like the look of Number eight Guesthouse.

Can anybody tell me if they've stayed here before, and if so what they thought? I've seen some really good reviews online but I'm a but of a cynic and tend to think the owners write them themselves!!

Thanks a mill

[ Edit: Fixed link to right place ]

2. Posted by Buckra (Budding Member 61 posts) 9y

Never head of it. Why did you not look at one of the many hotels in KL which I do know about and which are superb.

3. Posted by ebh777 (Budding Member 16 posts) 9y

As a Malaysian, I have not heard of that place. Kindly let us have more details so that we may comment on it. Depending on your budget, your tour preferences, KL have many hotels at various locations. Log on to www.tunehotels.com, for value stays at KL. Another choice may be Swiss Inn, Jln Petaling, or Grand Continental Hotels. Generally, price ranges from RM150-180 for medium hotels at around KL, e.g. Capitol Hotel, part of the Federal Hotels group at Bukit Bintang, a popular place. You can also try www.wotif.com, or www.asiarooms.com.

Hope this will help.

4. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Number Eight is located opposite of RedPalm. I've been to the RedPalm many times to meet TP members, and from the outside, Number Eight looks pretty new and nice. I suppose it was renovated not too long ago to become this guesthouse. I'd say it's worth a try. And if you're not satisfied, there are many other backpackers hostels in the area for you to choose from.

5. Posted by clarife (Respected Member 294 posts) 9y

Quoting Buckra

Never head of it. Why did you not look at one of the many hotels in KL which I do know about and which are superb.

Unfortunately I hadn't got the knowledge I do now Buckra My sincere apologies

Thanks Hien, at least now that I now its opposite red palm I know that if it doesn't turn out to be as nice as we'd hoped there are some close alternatives.

Thanks again!

6. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Quoting clarife

Thanks Hien, at least now that I now its opposite red palm I know that if it doesn't turn out to be as nice as we'd hoped there are some close alternatives.

Thanks again!

Mind you, RedPalm is usually fully booked during peak season. Unless there's cancellation or no-show, it's not easy to just walk in and get a bed or a room because the rooms and beds that they have are not many. Anyway, there's really no worries. I'm sure there are others which are nice. But it's always good to stick to places that's been recommended. There is a blogger here who commented about the bad condition of the hostel in KL which he and his wife stayed last year. Apparently, they were bitten badly by bed bugs in the hostel! He didn't mention which one he stayed at though.

[ Edit: Edited on May 21, 2007, at 1:56 AM by Hien ]

7. Posted by clarife (Respected Member 294 posts) 9y

ouch! would you know his name or any details so that I could find him and maybe ask him?

8. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Globetrotting Around the World is John W's blog. It's a good read. He's one of the few members in TP who have so many blog entries featured.

I commented in his blog asking for the name of the hostel in KL. No reply, yet.

9. Posted by cybervlad (Full Member 78 posts) 9y

I can recommend SeasonsView hotel (http://seasonsview.com/)
Price/Quality is optimal.

p.s. There is no swimming pool, no windows in most rooms, but we use hotel only for sleeping and take shower, so it's Ok :)

10. Posted by wershwie (Budding Member 64 posts) 9y

Hi!

I actually stayed in Number Eight Guesthouse when I flew to KL. True enough, it's right across Red Palm. I was supposed to stay in Red Palm, but figured Number Eight would have younger guests. Haha... Anyhoo...

I really liked the place :) Everything's clean and quite new. The only thing I didn't like about it is that they didn't include the blanket with the bed, you'd have to rent it out. Good thing i had my sarong with me, so that's what I used. Otherwise, the beds/rooms were nice, so areas where you can just lounge. It's on a street parallel to the famous hawker street and is seriously near the bintang walk. It's also very close to the trains and bus stops.

HTH