Rain Forest Hotel
View Rain Forest Hotel
Lobby Rain Forest Hotel
Bathroom Rain Forest Hotel
See all 31 photos
Removed from saved list
8.0
Excellent
/10
(343 reviews)See what guests said
See map
8.6
Excellent
Location rating score
Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Jalan Petaling50 m
  • Purple Cane Tea Arts80 m
  • Chinatown Liquor Shop80 m
  • Ikopi80 m
  • Purple Cane Tea House80 m
  • UO Superstore in Chinatown130 m
  • Petaling Street Market140 m
  • Going Places Tours150 m
  • Shanghai Books170 m
  • Chin Woo Stadium190 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Rain Forest Hotel

    122 Jalan Petaling, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50000 - See map
    "Next visit to KL we will definitely stay here agai."
    jamie - July 16, 2017
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 86% of guests
    Excellent service
    8.5 rating for service
    • 300 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Kuala Lumpur

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    Property ranking|Compared to 13,077 Kuala Lumpur properties
    See all rankings
    Room comfort score
    7.8/10
    Location score
    8.6/10
    Service score
    8.5/10
    Couples review score
    8.4/10
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Kuala Lumpur properties
    Better than
    98
    %
    of Kuala Lumpur properties
    Better than
    98
    %
    of Kuala Lumpur properties
    Better than
    98
    %
    of Kuala Lumpur properties
    Value for money8.1
    Distance to city center6.6 km
    Location rating8.6
    Nearest airportSultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SZB)
    Distance to airport16.1 km

    Rooms available at Rain Forest Hotel

    7.8
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Standard Twin Room
    Standard Twin Room
    ...
    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Shower
    • 2 single beds
    Enter dates to see prices
    Standard King Room
    Standard King Room
    ...
    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    Enter dates to see prices
    Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    ...
    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • 2 single beds
    Enter dates to see prices
    Standard Double Room
    Standard Double Room
    ...
    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
    Enter dates to see prices
    Standard Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    Standard Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    ...
    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • 1 single bed
    Enter dates to see prices
    Deluxe Twin Room
    Deluxe Twin Room
    ...
      Enter dates to see prices
      Deluxe Single Room
      Deluxe Single Room
      ...
        Enter dates to see prices
        Dormitory
        Dormitory
        ...
        • Shower
        Enter dates to see prices
        Basic Single Room Shared BathRoom
        Basic Single Room Shared BathRoom
        ...
        • Shower
        Enter dates to see prices
        Run of House
        Run of House
        ...
        • Shower
        Enter dates to see prices

        What people love about Rain Forest Hotel

        • 9.2
          Exceptional
          Location

          "This is a good budget location about 70 meters from petaling market."

          Patrick

          |

          September 11, 2016

        • 10.0
          Exceptional
          Location

          "The location was a highlight, near chinatown and easy to find."

          natasya

          |

          March 1, 2017

        • 9.2
          Exceptional
          Staff 

          "Clean,quiet environment,nice staffs,good location."

          Foong

          |

          November 12, 2018

        Up to 30% off with Agoda Insider Deals!

        Prices drop the moment you sign in!

        Sign in now
        More about Rain Forest Hotel

        More about Rain Forest Hotel

        8.8
        Excellent

        "The location is strategically located in Pasar Seni and few..."

        Mohd A.

        |

        January 10, 2019

        An overview

        Show less

        What they offer

        8.8
        Excellent

        "overall, i would recommend this place to you!"

        Mohd A.

        |

        January 10, 2019

        Read more reviews
        Show less

        Nearest essentials

        Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
        Show less

        What to eat nearby

        American cuisine
        American cuisine
        Darabif
        930 m American
        Front Page Sports Bar & Grill
        1.1 km American, Bar, Pub
        Johnny Rockets Malaysia
        1.1 km American, Diner, Fast food
        Asian cuisine
        Asian cuisine
        Yum Cha Cafe
        70 m Asian, Cafe
        Malaya Hainan Restaurant
        110 m Asian, Chinese
        Merchant's Lane
        120 m Asian, Cafe, European
        Chinese cuisine
        Chinese cuisine
        Restoran Vegetarian Wan Fo Yuan
        90 m Chinese
        Restoran Nasi Ayam Kam Kee
        200 m Chinese
        Nam Heong Chicken Rice
        200 m Chinese, Malaysian

        What's nearby

        Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
        Show more

        Property's guest policies

        Show less

        Some helpful facts

        Show less

        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 Rain Forest Hotel from real guests

        Provided by verified guests of Agoda
        Agoda Reviews (343)Booking.com Reviews (722)
        8.0
        /
        10
        Cleanliness8.0
        Facilities7.2
        Location8.6
        Room comfort and quality7.8
        Service8.5
        Value for money8.1
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (69)
        8-9 Excellent (53)
        7-8 Very Good (66)
        6-7 Good (19)
        <6 Below Expectation (41)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (66)
        Jun - Aug (69)
        Sep - Nov (44)
        Dec - Feb (69)
        All languages
        All guests (343)
        All room types

        Show reviews that mention 

        Showing 248 verified guest comments
        12345
        8.4
        Excellent
        James from United States
        Solo traveler
        Standard Single Room with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 1 night in February 2019

        Nice budget hotel, caters to smokers”

        It's clean and comfortable and a short walk from Pasar Seni station. Good drinking water available. *construction noise next door feb 2019 is a consideration *Smokers area on balcony means smoke will be in your room

        Reviewed March 06, 2019

        Hey James, We appreciate your valuable comments. Happy to know that you liked our services. Thanks a lot for staying with us. Looking forward to hosting you soon :) Regards, Megha

        Responded March 08, 2019
        Rain Forest Hotel
        8.8
        Excellent
        Mohd from Malaysia
        Group
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

        Internet connection”

        This was my second time staying here and the staff was really friendly as usual. But the only drawback that they really need to fix is the internet connection. I thought they had fixed it but nope, the connection was really lame! Overall, everything is ok!

        Reviewed January 30, 2019

        Thank for sharing your valuable feedback, Mohd! Surely, we’ll work on this to enhance your experience in the future. Regards, Deboshree

        Responded January 31, 2019
        Rain Forest Hotel
        7.6
        Very good
        Aizza from Thailand
        Couple
        Standard Twin Room
        Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

        No cleaning service”

        Cons: Our room was not cleaned the entire 4 nights of our stay. Also, our towels are not replaced daily. I had to ask the staff to provide me wih new ones.

        Reviewed July 12, 2019
        8.8
        Excellent
        Mohd from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Standard Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in January 2019

        Value for money”

        The location is strategically located in Pasar Seni and few meters from the famous Chinatown. I’d say everything is ok with this place but the only drawbacks that I noticed were: the aircond and wifi were not properly functioning. The management should do something about it. But overall, i would recommend this place to you!

        Reviewed January 10, 2019

        Thank you so much for the positive rating, Mohd! Thank you for sharing this with us, we’ve duly noted your feedback and we’ll strive for a better experience in the future. Regards, Chetan

        Responded January 11, 2019
        Rain Forest Hotel
        8.0
        Excellent
        Aimee from Japan
        Solo traveler
        Standard Single Room with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 7 nights in October 2018

        Pretty good”

        Bit of a sketchy location, so as a single female traveller I felt a bit nervous going back after dark. However, the staff was so friendly! I booked a couple of tours through them and they bent over backwards to make sure that I got everything that I wanted. When one of the tours was full, they even tried to find me a hired taxi who would take me places. Very good staff!

        Reviewed November 05, 2018

        Hi, Aimee! Delighted to see you liked our services. Keep this love coming :) Regards, Saurabh

        Responded January 11, 2019
        Rain Forest Hotel
        2.0
        Sahira from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Standard Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in June 2019

        Price is fake. I had to pay more at check in.”

        The receptionist guy had no clue how to handle customers. I prefer Irene. The price on this site does not reflect the price they ask on the property. Why advertise fake price? Usually my stay here is pleasant but not this time.

        Reviewed June 27, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Abby from Canada
        Couple
        Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

        Great location and value”

        The facilities were nice and clean. Hot showers and individual stalls for toilets as well. The hot and cold water dispenser on each floor was very useful for our water bottles and coffee that we brought. Room is small and cozy with AC. The top floor balcony was great when we ate takeout food and nice chilling spot overlooking the street. Very accessible for public transit and Petaling Street for food and shopping!

        Reviewed May 30, 2018

        Hi, Abby! Thank you so much for your words of praise. We’re excited to host you again soon with amazing experience further. Regards, Navneet

        Responded January 11, 2019
        Rain Forest Hotel
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Beaulieu from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Stayed 1 night in May 2018

        Great budget stay”

        This place does what it says in the tin. The rooms are small but very clean and comfortable. We had a room at the top by the seating area and it was surprisingly quiet. Free water dispenser. Fridge to put food/ drinks in. If you want something cheap, clean and simple then this place is highly recommended.

        Reviewed May 20, 2018

        Hi, Beaulieu! Your kind words of appreciation always motivate us to serve you even better than before. Stay connected with us and we’ll put in our continuous efforts to retain this love. Wish you an amazing day ahead! Regards, Chetan

        Responded January 11, 2019
        Rain Forest Hotel
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Abby from Canada
        Couple
        Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

        Great place for privacy ”

        I valued the privacy that this place offered. There were individual shower rooms (with working hot water!) and bathrooms, each with a door that locks. The hot and cold water dispensers on each floor were very convenient since we had our own portable water bottles and coffee packets. It was always nice and quiet in the halls, apart from the faint music from parties on the neighboring street past midnight, which you couldn't really hear from your closed door. Then again this place is conveniently close to everything such as Petaling Street, bus routes, and Pasar Seni LRT station. We easily grabbed food on Petaling Street during our entire stay and took public transit to get around KL. Laundry service is not provided at the hotel so we had to find nearby places 5-10 minutes away. Overall, we recommend this place especially for the hefty discounts Agoda offered. We would definitely come back!

        Reviewed May 09, 2018

        Hi, Abby! Your kind words of appreciation always motivate us to serve you even better than before. Stay connected with us and we’ll put in our continuous efforts to retain this love. Wish you an amazing day ahead! Regards, Jamil

        Responded January 11, 2019
        Rain Forest Hotel
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Henrikus from Indonesia
        Group
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

        Great value, amenities, location”

        You'll get everything even though the price is cheaper than nearby guesthouses. Towel, water, soap, even kitchen utensils to use. They also have a nice hang out spot at the top level. The hotel is close to Petaling Street Market and Pasar Seni stations.

        Reviewed April 03, 2018

        Love hear this, Henrikus! It’d be great if you can spread the word among your circle. Have a to pleasant day ahead :) Regards, Saurabh

        Responded January 11, 2019
        Rain Forest Hotel
        9.6
        Exceptional
        kevin from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in February 2018

        Another great stay”

        This is now my default stay in KL. It is the same price as a Dorm bed in another hotel. The staff are great and the location is just slightly off China Town main road so its a lot quieter. The hotel is definately a safe choice for solo travellers. The roof terrace is nicely laid out and is a great feature.

        Reviewed March 04, 2018

        Delighted to know that you loved our services, kevin! Have a pleasant day ahead. Regards, Rahul

        Responded January 15, 2019
        Rain Forest Hotel
        8.4
        Excellent
        Noor from Singapore
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

        Excellent Hotel”

        Pros : Hotel is nearby Petaling Street. Walking distance to Maharajalela Monorail station, Plaza Rakyat LRT , Pasar Seni LRT and Kuala Lumpur KTM Komuter. Clean room, clean shared toilet. Cons : No tv in the room which is not the main problem

        Reviewed March 11, 2017
        8.4
        Excellent
        Marilyn from Canada
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 7 nights in June 2016

        Excellent place to stay. ”

        Great staff, great location, great price. I booked for 1 week & stayed for 2! Wifi was excellent, showers were always clean bed was comfy, really close to Petaling Street, Go KL buses, Metro, street food, a/c worked well. No complaints 😆

        Reviewed June 25, 2016
        8.8
        Excellent
        Marilyn from Canada
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 7 nights in June 2016

        Liked it so much, I am staying an extra week!”

        Great location, perfect sized room for 1 person, bed is comfy, AC works great, wifi is excellent, all the staff are awesome. Located 1/2 block from Petaling street market so, shopping & street food everywhere Could not ask for a better place in KL

        Reviewed June 17, 2016
        8.3
        Excellent
        Teo from Singapore
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

        My Stay at Rain Forest Hotel Chinatown”

        Location, Cleaniness & Service

        Enjoyed the ambience of the location just one street away from the hustling and bustling of Petaling Street. The receptionists were friendly and able to speak English. The chambermaids were polite. Easy access to Rapid KL rail station. Although the room that I stayed has no attached bathroom but the shared bathrooms are clean. Will come back again in my next trip to KL.

        Reviewed October 08, 2015
        8.7
        Excellent
        Adam from Australia
        Couple
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

        Great value for money”

        Price, location, wifi

        Wifi is very fast. 16mbit. Bed is comfy. Stay here all the time, but this time was slightly disappointed because I was on the bottom floor where you hear noise from the reception. Do not stay on the ground floor and you will be as happy as larry.

        Reviewed December 31, 2014
        8.0
        Excellent
        Adam from Australia
        Couple
        Stayed 3 nights in April 2014

        Nice budget hotel”

        wifi speed, location and comfort

        Pretty good hotel for the price. Wifi is very fast and accessible in all rooms. Rooms without windows are obviously a little dull, but it's not that big a deal. The glass between the bathroom and the bet is a little see through, so make sure you only stay here with someone you know REALLY well. A great budget choice in KL.

        Reviewed May 01, 2014
        8.3
        Excellent
        SHIRAZ from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Standard Double Room
        Stayed 4 nights in February 2014

        Second time, so it must be good!”

        Location, staff, shopping!

        This is a new hotel that has only really been open for less than 6 months and is a basic but great stay. It is located on Jalan Petaling, just behind the famous china town night market with 3 floors of rooms. As it is a new building, all the rooms have new beds, linen and TV's. The rooms are all fitted with brand new air con units and have a lovely clean feel to them. The rooms are a bit on the small side, so ask to see a few rooms first and they also have good wi-fi. They can organise a taxi to the airport and other destinations if needed and also have great info on the local area. It is about a 5 minute walk away from Pasar Seni station, so very easy to get into Bukit Bintang if needed.

        Reviewed February 12, 2014
        7.6
        Very good
        bjoern from Germany
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in December 2018

        quiet good 4/5”

        nice rooftop terrace, free water on every level. Queen size bed room on ground floor was clean... other level quiet loud by guest, on top floor some animals were chasing each other under the roof. If you are not borthered by the sourounding brothels and their customer a quiet good location. Close to everything you need food,laundry, public transport, shopping. TV only 3 local channel

        Reviewed January 05, 2019

        Hi, Guest! We truly regret the unpleasant experience you had with us. Request to consider the issue as an off case, as it is one of our highlights. Do give us a chance to host you again and we'll strive to keep up with your expectations. Regards, Chetan

        Responded January 07, 2019
        Rain Forest Hotel
        5.6
        NOOR from Malaysia
        Couple
        Standard Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in December 2018

        Moldy, damp smell”

        Once you enter your room got damp smell,moldy. Reception taking picture of my IC using their handphone which make me uncomfortable. Is this your SOP (standard of operation) because that suppose to be our P&C. Why dont you key in straight away to your system instead of taking picture? Totally disagree. People can simply misuse.. Hope management will consider other option.

        Reviewed December 31, 2018

        Hi, Noor! We’re really sorry to note that we were not able to meet up your expectations, however, we shall work as per your feedback to ensure the comfortable stay for you going forward. Regards, Deboshree

        Responded January 02, 2019
        Rain Forest Hotel
        12345
        This is a popular property. Don't miss out!

        Back to search results

        Back to room choices

        |

        Dismiss