Location rating score
"I like the attitude their reception."
360 meters to public transportation
Located in heart of Kuala Lumpur
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.5|
|Nearest airport||Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SZB)|
|Distance to airport||16.0 km|
Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.
For those who wish to drive their own cars, Submarine Guest House - Central Market has a car park available for guests.
Submarine Guest House - Central Market does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.
"Basic but clean and good location."
August 21, 2018
"Pros: Clean room and comfy bed."
October 15, 2017
"the staff are really friendly."
May 22, 2017
Renovated in 2012, the Submarine Guest House - Central Market guarantees guests a pleasant stay whether in Kuala Lumpur for business or pleasure. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. For sightseeing options and local attractions, one need not look far as the hotel enjoys close proximity to Sze Ya Temple, Gadis Manis, Central Market.
Submarine Guest House - Central Market also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Kuala Lumpur. The hotel provides 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.
Submarine Guest House - Central Market is home to 15 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as locker, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Submarine Guest House - Central Market is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Kuala Lumpur.
"My gratitude for Max's hospitality!"
May 16, 2017
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
Show reviews that mention
Our favourite place in KL”
This was our second stay at Submarine Guest House and it was great again. The owner was very accommodating letting us put a mattress on the floor because we booked late and there were not enough beds available. I don't know how it would be sharing a room because we had enough people in our group to book an entire dorm but the air conditioning was nice and strong, the bathrooms small but clean and there were enough of them that you didn't ever have to wait long. The free water was great and the location is wonderful right in Chinatown and next to the Central Market. My only recommendation is to to be sure to remember toilet paper and a towel!
The best location and value for money”
I was lucky to have found this gem at the last minute when going to KL for 4 days. The staff were excellent and I was very pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness of the rooms. As I had booked a double room with a friend for a very nice price, I had not expected much in terms of size and cleanliness, but Submarine Guest House exceeded expectations on both accounts. Submarine Guest House is quite secure for hostel-type accommodation, with 24 hour security camera surveillance and key card entry for peace of mind too! The biggest plus is the proximity to most attractions in KL, including Merdaka Square and the Botanical Gardens. The staff are amazing and the amenities continue to exceed expectations. You can't go wrong with this place! One of the best guesthouses you can ask for, especially in KL!
We spent 5 days in Submarine Guest House, which is located directly at the Central Market. Good walking distance to the night marcet and good connection by monorail to other destinations. Good indian restaurant just a stonethrow away. The rooms are quite small, but very clean, most without windows. The walls are thin, so you might hear your neighbours talking. Anyway we found it very comfortable and worth for the money. Free coffee and tea, you can refill your water and the staff is very friendly and helpfull. We can highly recommend it if you are not keen on high standard and comfort. We will definitely come again.
Very good location”
this was our first visit to kuala lumpur. submarine is located pretty much in front of the central market, a good place for local market shopping. the lrt (kind of like subway) is also within walking distance. the hotel is new and clean with friendly staff. the manager, jack, helped a lot when we asked for travel info. 24hr security is also a big plus. it's a safe environment for single female traveler. good choice for backpackers on a tight budget. will come back again for sure!
Clean and in a good location”
Submarine guest house was one of the many hostels we stayed at while touring through southeast asia. We, along with a group of interns we met in Malaysia, stayed at this hostel many times. The proprietor wasn't particularly warm or welcoming (even though we were repeat customers) but we continually came back because it was situated close to the main areas of chinatown and was easily accessible by public transportation (or walking if you prefer). Rooms and showers were always clean (something very hard to come by in southeast asia) and so for value, this place is quite good. Somewhat concerning was that one one occasion we witnessed a conflict between the proprietor and several guests who registered online. Apparently, they didn't respond to an email he sent out (probably because they were flying to KL) and so he cancelled their reservations even though they paid. From what we could see, they were turned away and had to find alternate accommodation. If you book through Agoda you should be safe and if you're looking for a clean, basic place to sleep and want to be close to chinatown, this is a good one for you. If you're vegetarian, food is rather hard to come by and you might be better of staying in another location.
Great location, nice staff, good prize”
Guesthouse is next to the Central Market in Pasar seni, 200 meters from famous Petaling Street. I enjoyed staying there as it was very clean! Rooms have good air condition and some also have a window. Vers recommendable! Location is very strategic! One advise when traveling by taxi in Kuala Lumpur: always ask the driver to use his meter and don't bargain a price! It is always more expensive when you ask for the price!
nice and clean rooms”
we stayed one night and were absolutely happy with this place. rooms are really clean! the shared bathrooms were allright, too! breakfast was basic, just coffee, tea and toast! there's also a nice common area. the guest house was right in the middle of chinatown which was great. also the petronas towers were only a short walk (about 20 minutes) away! all in all we would really recommand submarine guest house.
Fantastic location but lots of street noise”
If you want an excellent base for exploring KL, the Submarine Guest House offers that in spades. It's ideally positioned to allow visitors to explore on foot or by light rail (only about 5 minutes walk to nearest station) and it's also close to Puduraya bus station for those coming in from other cities. There are tons of restaurants around, as you can easily get to China town or Little India in a flash. This was our second visit to KL and we definitely preferred this location to our previous one. One downside to this hostel is that if you are arriving late, you will need to contact them in advance as they do not necessarily have 24h reception. When we arrived, the guy manning the desk had stepped out to grab some food and so we had to wait to enter the building, but thankfully the wait was not long and he was extremely apologetic when he arrived to find us waiting. He was extremely solicitous during our entire stay, mailing our post cards for us, and always worried we had eaten enough at the free breakfast (just toast & jam) in the mornings. Our room was clean as were the shared bathrooms, which were cleaned daily. Wifi was blazing fast. But the big downside for us is that we had a room with a window, and although we were on the second floor, it was just SO noisy with sounds from the streets, whether they were buses, shouting, or car alarms (one night, one went off from 12 am - 6 am!). So although we liked everything about this place otherwise, we actually slept very badly here. We asked to be switched to a room without a window, but they were not able to address our request, so we had 5 very bad nights of sleep. If you do stay here, request a room without a window as otherwise you will toss & turn & hear everything that goes bump in the night!
it is the sencond time i live in submarine. the atmosphere is just like in my home. the staff here are very friendly. everything is clean and well managed. the location is very convenient, near central market, chinatown as well as other famous spots such as independent square. the lrt express is within 5 minutes walk.
Great budget hotel right in the heart of KL”
We have stayed at this guest house several times and have made it our de facto base when in KL. It's quite minimalist—rooms are sparsely furnished and there isn't much character to them—but everything is clean (including the shared toilet/shower facilities) and the price is fantastic for the city. Building is very secure and staff are attentive and helpful. For those planning on lots of sightseeing, it's very convenient being just a short walk to Chinatown and about 5 minutes from a metro stop. Just right around the corner from the central market. Only downside is that the area can be very noisy late at night as many buses park outside and idle—if possible to get a room with no windows, that would be preferable, otherwise not recommended for light/fussy sleepers.
Best Price, Best Service”
this hostel is very goddamn good! best for everything. the location is strategic. near lrt station, pudu sentral bus station, and many restaurants, shops, and central market. the staff and other guests are very friendly, nice and helpful. the hostel has a cctv that would bring no worry to leave your bag in your room (don't worry, there's no cctv in the rooms that will keep your privacy). you'll also get a card to make you enjoy go anywhere anytime and back to hostel anytime. it is also very clean. no dust, rubbish, or spider web. perfect. the price is also cheap. you could also make a coffee or tea with no limit and freeee! very recommended for backpacker!
stayed for 1 week, would stay again”
Hostel was hard to locate even though I use GPS. Had to ask around for directions. Entrance is in an alley 1 block from Central Market, across from Chinese temple. Good location - close to LRT/KTM/bus station, 1 station away from KL Sentral, next to Central Market (food court on 2nd & 3rd floors), few blocks from Petaling Street. But Chinatown is a ghetto so have to watch out. Hostel uses security card for entry and has cameras. Lockers are few and small, located behind reception desk. Breakfast is simple - toast/jam, coffee & tea. Stayed in 7-bed dorm room. 3 bathrooms on my level, never had to wait. A/C and fan in room. Travel tip: Use free GoKL bus to get to Bukit Bintang & KLCC/twin towers.
Great value, excellent staff, clean rooms ”
Very impressed with this hostel Mad is absolutely wonderful and the owner is nice as well. Rooms were basic and comfortable with good working air con. Every guest is attended to and they have drinks for sale that are on par with or better than neighboring 7/11s. Only thing is that if you are overweight, this hostel may not be good for you because the shower/bathroom is extremely small. But, cleaned every day so it's no problem. I would definitely stay again, you are a 30 second walk from the central market and Gina town, and the price is wonderful
Our favorite guesthouse”
Me and my son enjoyed our quick stay here. Excellent staff service. They reply fast and would accommodate request. My son likes to go back to KL because of Submarine guesthouse. It was a heartwarming experience staying here. It's close to chinatown. Clean rooms. More power to Submarine. We'll be back.
Good for backpackers”
My stay in submarine guest house was only for one night. So I just chose dormitory type of rooms. I found staff very friendly and helpful. The value for the money was perfect. The only drawback is quite small rooms and not enough personal boxes for locking personal belongings. I would recommend this guesthouse for backpackers.
I really appreciate your hospitality and your accommodation. Great stuff always going the extra mile for the guests satisfaction. I'm traveling since 2 years around the world and you guys are just amazing. Special credits to max. You're more than a good man. Doing a great job. If you're not to picky to share your bathroom and wanna enjoy KL to the fullest with a super valuable place for your money. I can just recommend submarine guest house to you! Hamid !
Submarine Guest House - Central Market so nice. comfotable
Nice hostel in convenient location of KL”
The excellent staff made me like this place a lot, English was spoken very well and they were very helpful with any question I had. The room was nice and cleaned daily, good airconditioner and wifi. I had some trouble finding the Guesthouse at first, but once you know where it is, it's easy. Good location near Chinatown, Central market, the train, MRT and free bus around KL, you can get anywhere from here. Breakfast was very basic, but no complaints.
superb location , cheap rates, friendly staff”
awesome guest house, free wifi in such cheap rates, toilets were good. overall nice place to stay in the heart of kuala lumpur
Great customer service”
We enjoyed our stay and loved the location. We like trying local foods and going to street markets. It was very close a popular night market in Chinatown and near the central market, which is also an outdoor market. The staff was very friendly, Max went out of his way to make sure we felt comfortable and had a good stay.