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7.5
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8.8
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Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Kasturi Walk20 m
  • Si Yuang Gallery20 m
  • Maybank Forex Counter60 m
  • Sri Maha Mariamman Temple80 m
  • Guan Di Temple Kuala Lumpur Malaysia90 m
  • Guandi Temple120 m
  • Reggae Bar130 m
  • The Warehouse130 m
  • Wet Market160 m
  • LRT Train Station - Pasar Seni160 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Matahari Lodge

    58-1 Jalan Hang Kasturi, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50050 - See map
    "It is a good place to chill, and get some rest or meet some people."
    Helen - February 6, 2018
    Very good comfort
    7.7 room quality and comfort
    Very good service
    7.5 rating for service
    • 170 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Kuala Lumpur

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

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    Location score
    8.8/10
    Room comfort score
    7.7/10
    Cheapest price score
    Review score - United States
    8.3/10
    Better than
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    Value for money7.7
    Distance to city center1KM
    Location rating8.8
    Nearest airportSultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SZB)
    Distance to airport15.8 km

    Rooms available at Matahari Lodge

    7.7
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Dormitory
    Dormitory
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Private Single Room
    Private Single Room
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed
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    Private Double Room
    Private Double Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Twin Room
    Twin Room
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    • Shared bathroom
    • 2 single beds
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    Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
    Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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    • 1 single bed
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    Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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    • 1 bunk bed
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    Deluxe Queen Room
    Deluxe Queen Room
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    • 1 king bed
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    Budget Single Room
    Budget Single Room
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    • 1 single bed
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    What people love about Matahari Lodge

    • 8.4
      Excellent
      Breakfast

      "It also has free breakfast."

      Genesis

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      August 28, 2017

    • 8.0
      Very good

      "Room is spartan but comfortable, with a comfortable bed."

      Bradley

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      January 18, 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Very staff good"

      ADI

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      March 23, 2017

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    8.0
    Very good

    "The security is good for this standard of accommodation."

    Bradley

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    January 18, 2017

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    What they offer

    9.2
    Exceptional
    Bathroom

    "Good working ac, simple room, shared clean bathroom"

    Johannes

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    June 25, 2017

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    Announcements

    From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements, hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent residents of Malaysia will be levied a tourism tax of RM 10.00 per room per night stay. Please note these changes in tax structure will result in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during check out.

    Reviews of Matahari Lodge from real guests

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    Cleanliness7.2
    Facilities5.5
    Location8.8
    Room comfort and quality7.7
    Service7.5
    Value for money7.7
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    9+ Exceptional (92)
    8-9 Excellent (134)
    7-8 Very Good (148)
    6-7 Good (79)
    <6 Below Expectation (99)
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    6.0
    Hera from Malaysia
    Group
    Private Single Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    An Indian family, 5-6 parents and a 3-7 year old are staying in a single room for a long time in a s”

    An Indian family, 5-6 parents and a 3-7 year old are staying in a single room for a long time in a single room. Very noisy all days.🙉 There was no replenishment Toilets paper. 😰, there was a cute stray kitten outside but the next day it was gone.🐝

    Reviewed April 23, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Genesis from Philippines
    Group
    Private Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

    Great location!”

    Matahari Lodge has a very great location, near Pasar Seni mrt, Chinatown, Petaling street, Merdeka Square, Masjid Jamek and a few bus stops. It also has free breakfast. Maybe good for short stay as some facilities are not ok and toilets are not that clean. They could improve that one.

    Reviewed August 28, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Bradley from Australia
    Business traveler
    Private Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2017

    A place to sleep”

    This hotel was not bad. Arriving, you will have to walk up one flight of stairs and then take the elevator to the 3rd floor. Not a big deal if you don't carry too much, and if you're staying in a place like this, that's probably the case. Arriving in the reception area, you could have to wait, but it is a comfortable place to wait. Staff are friendly and helpful. The security is good for this standard of accommodation. The delay on the key pass is very short, and you have to be ready to immediatley open the door after entering the pass code. Room is spartan but comfortable, with a comfortable bed. Walls are thin enough that if you leaned on one, you could fear crashing through to the next room. The power outlet in the room was damaged and I noted that another reviewer also mentioned this. It could not cost much to fix something like this. If you are careful, it should be fine. Bathroom areas were clean. There are 2 full bathrooms with sink, shower and toilet, plus 3 shower stalls (all is unisex, no segregation). When the hotel is really full, it would be polite to use the shower stalls for showering to leave the other bathrooms free for other purposes, but need to be aware that at present of the three shower stalls, only the middle one has a working light, and the other 2 stalls are just sharing light from it, and not very adequately. We did not partake of breakfast or use the kitchen facilities or common area for anything. WiFi works but not extremely well, it's just enough to

    Reviewed January 18, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Christopher from United States
    Solo traveler
    Private Single Room
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2016

    Excellent”

    The staff is amazing!! They are very welcoming and assist you with anything you need. The hotel/hostel is CLEAN! The location is perfect as it is right next to Chinatown and there are plenty of restaunts open near and open late :) . I will come back.

    Reviewed February 09, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Elijah from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Private Single Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2015

    WiFi problem and socket problem :(”

    Location, breakfast, ...

    This is my third time here, in the first floor (past two was third floor, near the reception). Breakfast is good as usual, but too bad WiFi in this floor was not working, and the socket in my room had problem. No hand soap in this floor. basin at the back is blocked.

    Reviewed September 25, 2015
    8.3
    Excellent
    Elijah from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Private Single Room
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2015

    Very good, but...”

    Internet, location, facilities

    PRO: Breakfast is good, Internet is very fast, location is excellent (opposite LRT Pasar Seni), towel provided for each room, toilet roll in each toilet, hand soap in the kitchen. CON: one shower is too weak, I think each toilet should have their own hand soap, room floor a bit oily

    Reviewed September 20, 2015
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Tuan from Vietnam
    Solo traveler
    Private Single Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2013

    Lovely Lodge”

    8

    I wish I would have more time in KUL to stay at the lodge. I just spent one night there. That's a very nice place with nice staff. When I said there is no wifi in my room, she told me to use in sharing place, that's the chance to make friend with other guests. It's pity that my time at there was not much, so I did not have friend. The room is clean and cool.

    Reviewed February 27, 2013
    8.7
    Excellent
    Chee from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Private Single Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2012

    Great location!”

    Centre of Attraction

    the stay was enjoyable. the hotel is just located next to the pasar seni lrt station (2-minute walk from the station). the hotel is also very close to central market and china town. everything was pretty good but wifi connection was a bit slow.

    Reviewed April 26, 2012
    8.4
    Excellent
    Heng from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Private Single Room
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2019

    Great location”

    3min walk to LRT,MRT,KTM.... Good food and market around nearby 7eleven very convenient.

    Reviewed February 25, 2019
    3.6
    Brandy from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Private Single Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Very bad. ”

    Elevator switch damage., waiting for 1 hour before they give me the room. Dirty T&B, so noisy, children s are running in the alley. Bad room, no window, smells cigerettes. Hot and dirty room. Even pillow and bed are dirty.

    Reviewed April 14, 2019
    4.0
    YATOKORO from Japan
    Group
    Private Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    so so....”

    立地は良いが部屋は閉塞感がある

    Reviewed February 19, 2019
    6.4
    Good
    Toshihisa from Japan
    Solo traveler
    Private Single Room
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

    Good enough ”

    I stayed at the double room. The room is big and clean enough for me to stay but the toilets and shower rooms aren’t that clean. And the power of the showers are too weak to wash my body out.

    Reviewed January 28, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    neo from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Private Single Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Everything is good except... ”

    Check in late. Arrived location abt 3 pm but got the room key abt 4 plus.

    Reviewed December 21, 2018
    4.0
    Freya from Germany
    Couple
    Private Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2018

    DON'T STAY HERE!”

    We stayed in the double room on first floor. Bedbugs in the beds! Shared bathrooms are dirty, moldy and broken. Aircon in the corridor is leaking and equipped with buckets to catch the flood on the ground. Disgusting: I wanted to toast the bread for breakfast and A RAT had opened the package and ate a corner already. Comment of staff:" The rat usually does not come on the table!" Worst experience of the whole 8-month-trip!

    Reviewed June 07, 2018
    3.2
    Alejandro from Spain
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

    Had 0 expectations and still got disappointed”

    The room was just a mattress on the floor with a bed sheet, and the place was dirty. They did not have any lockers left for me to use. They lost my reservation. The "breakfast" was terrible, just some empty pots of butter, coffee and marmelade. There are basic standards that even the crappiest of establishments should meet, and this one did not.

    Reviewed March 18, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Helen from United States
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

    Great customer service. ”

    This was a nice place to stay very close to China town. What stood out to me was the customer service. After expressing some concern about the current room I was in, the main receptionist offered up a different room with no issues. It is a good place to chill, and get some rest or meet some people. The rooms can be a little small and crowded at times, but if you're not picky this is a nice place to stay. Well maintained and clean.

    Reviewed February 06, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Gemma from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Private Single Room
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

    Very good”

    Stayed in a private room - was big enough. Good AC. Felt a bit dirty, but I think it was clean with just a fading paint job. Washrooms a bit dirty. Good location. Very helpful staff. Worth the cheap cost of hostel.

    Reviewed October 11, 2017
    2.4
    Muhammad from Pakistan
    Couple
    Private Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2017

    Acceptable”

    When you go to the Lodge have to feel the shoes smell. I go there checked in but i dont want to stay this lodge , then i move to an other hotel & i forget to return the room key as well. sorry for that . i am very disoppinted. i have paid for the room but no use . I will never ever tell and body for this lodge to stay any one

    Reviewed October 10, 2017
    4.0
    Naho from Japan
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

    I could not sleep with fleas on the mattress”

    When I lay down on the mattress at night, my whole body itches it, I know that there are fleas. Two nights, I fought against itching. Hotel Wi - Fi connects only near the lobby. I do not want to recommend this hotel to anyone

    Reviewed October 04, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    PO from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2017

    Very good”

    The dorm are nice and cool. There's no window but there's ventilation with air con. Very good location, right next to Paser Seni LRT station, 5min walk to KL old railway station, Chinatown and Central Market. Mattresses are on the floor but I slept pretty well whole night. Free towel rental is a bonus. Drinking water provided at kitchen. Good unlimited wifi. 24hr help desk is helpful. I had a late flight and the staff kindly offer free use of facility til 11pm. Lounge area is nice with sofa and there's a computer for guest use. Con: Low water pressure for both taps and shower which are needed to improve.

    Reviewed September 19, 2017
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