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8.8

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Excellent location - Inside city center
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Sin Sze Si Ya Temple 30 m
Sze Ya Temple 40 m
Gadis Manis 60 m
Central Market 70 m
Gajah Gajah Gallery 80 m
Old Town Kopitiam 90 m
Kuala Lumpur City Centre 100 m
Art House Gallery Museum of Ethnic Arts 100 m
Illusion 3D Art Museum 100 m
Central Market aka Pasar Seni 110 m
Nearby landmarks
Central Market 70 m
Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur 340 m
KL Bird Park 970 m
Menara Kuala Lumpur 1.16 km
Jalan Alor 1.48 km
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur 1.97 km
KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway 2.02 km
Aquaria KLCC 2.11 km
Petronas Twin Towers 2.22 km
KLCC Park 2.35 km
Submarine Guest House - Central Market

"I like the attitude their reception."

mohd - May 29, 2017
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Submarine Guest House - Central Market

No 9, Level 2, Lebuh Pudu, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50050 - See map
Property highlights
Check-in [24-hour]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Central Market
Within 70 m of property
  • 360 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Kuala Lumpur

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

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Value for money8.5
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportSultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SZB)
Distance to airport16.0 km

Rooms available at Submarine Guest House - Central Market

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Room comfort & quality
7.9
Double Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Dormitory - Shared Room (Air Cond)
Dormitory - Shared Room (Air Cond)
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  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Basic Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
Basic Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
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Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Submarine Guest House - Central Market?

    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.

    How do I get to Submarine Guest House - Central Market?

    For those who wish to drive their own cars, Submarine Guest House - Central Market has a car park available for guests.

    What is the smoking policy at Submarine Guest House - Central Market?

    Submarine Guest House - Central Market does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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    • 8.0
      Very good
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      "Basic but clean and good location."

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      August 21, 2018

    • 7.6
      Very good
      Cleanliness

      "Pros: Clean room and comfy bed."

      PO

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      October 15, 2017

    • 8.4
      Excellent
      Staff 

      "the staff are really friendly."

      Chun

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      May 22, 2017

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    Overall rating:
    8.1
    Excellent
    469 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.0
    Facilities
    7.1
    Location
    8.8
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    The staff is very nice and helpful.
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    More about Submarine Guest House - Central Market

    More about Submarine Guest House - Central Market

    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.

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    49 mentions
    Internet
    17 mentions
    Breakfast
    12 mentions
    Food & Dining
    3 mentions

    What they offer

    8.4
    Excellent
    Staff 

    "My gratitude for Max's hospitality!"

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    May 16, 2017

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    Asian cuisine
    ARCH Cafe
    100 m Asian, Cafe, Malaysian
    Thai Chili's Restaurant and Bar
    130 m Asian, Thai
    Shin Kee Beef Noodle Specialist
    150 m Asian, Chinese, Soups
    Chinese cuisine
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    Chinatown Heritage Cafe
    110 m Chinese, International
    Koon Kee Wan Tan Mee
    200 m Chinese, Malaysian
    Madras Lane Yong Tau Foo
    200 m Chinese, Street food

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    Facilities7.1
    Location8.8
    Room comfort and quality7.9
    Service8.5
    Value for money8.5
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    9.3
    Exceptional
    Chaitanya from Canada
    Group
    Dormitory - Shared Room (Air Cond)
    Stayed 1 night in July 2012

    Our favourite place in KL”

    great location and friendly staff

    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!

    Reviewed July 08, 2012
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Andrew from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Twin Room
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2012

    The best location and value for money”

    Right next to Central Market, Incredibly friendly staff who go out of their way for you, VERY clean rooms, free breakfast!

    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!

    Reviewed January 07, 2013
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Harald from Austria
    Group
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2012

    Good value”

    Very clean, centrally situated.

    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.

    Reviewed May 02, 2012
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Lai from Taiwan
    Group
    Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2012

    Very good location”

    Friendly Staff and clean environment and 24hr Security

    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!

    Reviewed March 01, 2012
    8.3
    Excellent
    Chaitanya from Canada
    Group
    Dormitory - Shared Room (Air Cond)
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2012

    Clean and in a good location”

    cleanliness, 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.

    Reviewed September 21, 2012
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Martin from Germany
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 5 nights in September 2012

    Great location, nice staff, good prize”

    perfect located, 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!

    Reviewed October 20, 2012
    8.3
    Excellent
    kristina from Germany
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2013

    nice and clean rooms”

    right in the middle of chinatown

    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.

    Reviewed January 21, 2013
    8.0
    Excellent
    Stephenie from Canada
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 5 nights in February 2013

    Fantastic location but lots of street noise”

    Location, free wifi, clean, reception is friendly

    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!

    Reviewed February 23, 2013
    9.7
    Exceptional
    ZIHAN from China
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in May 2012

    Lovely hotel”

    like home

    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.

    Reviewed June 15, 2012
    8.3
    Excellent
    Stephenie from Canada
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

    Great budget hotel right in the heart of KL”

    fantastic location close to central market, very affordable, clean & well maintained

    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.

    Reviewed March 31, 2014
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Maftuh from Indonesia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2012

    Best Price, Best Service”

    Everything is Good

    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!

    Reviewed April 25, 2012
    8.7
    Excellent
    Mary from United States
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory - Shared Room (Air Cond)
    Stayed 4 nights in March 2013

    stayed for 1 week, would stay again”

    security card access, near LRT/KTM/bus station, close to Chinatown attractions

    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.

    Reviewed March 22, 2013
    10.0
    Exceptional
    orin from United States
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory - Shared Room (Air Cond)
    Stayed 1 night in June 2013

    Great value, excellent staff, clean rooms ”

    Clean rooms, clean bathrooms, very nice staff

    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

    Reviewed June 18, 2013
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Claire from Philippines
    Family with young children
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2013

    Our favorite guesthouse”

    staff, location, clean place

    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.

    Reviewed April 16, 2013
    8.3
    Excellent
    Avazbek from Uzbekistan
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory - Shared Room (Air Cond)
    Stayed 1 night in August 2013

    Good for backpackers”

    location, helpful staff and price

    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.

    Reviewed August 12, 2013
    8.0
    Excellent
    Hamid from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory - Shared Room (Air Cond)
    Stayed 1 night in December 2016

    🇦🇫🇩🇪”

    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 !

    Reviewed December 20, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    taewook from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory - Shared Room (Air Cond)
    Stayed 1 night in May 2013

    so nice.”

    comfotable

    Submarine Guest House - Central Market so nice. comfotable

    Reviewed May 07, 2013
    8.7
    Excellent
    Peter from Netherlands
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory - Shared Room (Air Cond)
    Stayed 6 nights in February 2013

    Nice hostel in convenient location of KL”

    Staff, aircon, safety

    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.

    Reviewed March 03, 2013
    10.0
    Exceptional
    RISHABH from India
    Group
    Dormitory - Shared Room (Air Cond)
    Stayed 7 nights in July 2012

    superb location , cheap rates, friendly staff”

    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

    Reviewed July 14, 2012
    8.7
    Excellent
    Mary from United States
    Couple
    Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2014

    Great customer service”

    Clean, attentive staff, close to good local foods

    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.

    Reviewed February 24, 2014
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