8.3
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9.0

Exceptional

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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Popular landmarks
Kheng Dental Surgery 30 m
Sze Ya Temple 30 m
Sin Sze Si Ya Temple 40 m
Chinese Wholesale Cheap Food 80 m
Petaling Street Market 100 m
Petaling Street (KL Chinatown) 100 m
Reggae Bar 110 m
Gadis Manis 130 m
Syarikat M. S. Ally Sdn. Bhd. 130 m
Lost In China Town 130 m
Nearby landmarks
Central Market 130 m
Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur 300 m
KL Bird Park 1.02 km
Menara Kuala Lumpur 1.14 km
Jalan Alor 1.42 km
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur 1.91 km
KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway 1.97 km
Aquaria KLCC 2.07 km
Petronas Twin Towers 2.19 km
KLCC Park 2.3 km
The Explorers Guesthouse

"Perfect accommodation for a few days in Kuala Lumpur!"

Ixchen - January 29, 2020
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The Explorers Guesthouse

The Explorers Guesthouse, 128 -130, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, Wilayah Persekutuan, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50000 - See map
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Hygiene Plus
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Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Central Market
Within 130 m of property
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Preventative Equipment
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Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • 370 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Kuala Lumpur

  • Smoking area

  • Shared kitchen

Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Kuala Lumpur in the last 24 hoursCompared to 7,825 Kuala Lumpur properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.6
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportSultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SZB)
Distance to airport16.1 km

Rooms available at The Explorers Guesthouse

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.5
Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 double bed
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Family 4
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Street view
  • 4 bunk beds
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1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 5 bunk beds
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Standard Twin Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Single Room
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  • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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1 Bed in 6 Bedded Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 bunk beds
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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1 Bed in 4 Bed Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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Bed in 10 Beds Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Fan
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at The Explorers Guesthouse?

Check-in is from 03:00 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 hostel 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 The Explorers Guesthouse?

The Explorers Guesthouse is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Explorers Guesthouse has a car park that's close to the hostel. Parking is available for an additional charge.

What is the smoking policy at The Explorers Guesthouse?

The Explorers Guesthouse does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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  • 8.0
    Very good
    Location

    "Pros : - Great location, close to subway."

    Benjamin

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    October 21, 2019

  • 8.0
    Very good

    "- Comfortable lobby area, lots of chairs."

    Benjamin

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    October 21, 2019

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    "The price is reasonable too."

    Thu

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    October 22, 2017

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Overall rating:
8.3
Excellent
1,312 reviews
Cleanliness
8.4
Facilities
7.7
Location
9.0
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What travelers say they love:
It was a good place to stay if you're backpacking.
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More about The Explorers Guesthouse

More about The Explorers Guesthouse

With its convenient location near the Chinatown, Central Market, Merdeka Square, and many great sights of Kuala Lumpur, you sure are going to experience an enjoyable stay at The Explorers Guesthouse. All the comfortable rooms at this property are air conditioned, and with the high-speed Internet connection in the lobby area, you can always be connected to the outside world. There are also a few shared amenities, including showers, toilets, and a TV. Within an easy walk, guests will find public transportation such as the Puduraya Bus Terminal, the train station, and LRT stations. Guests seeking that perfect blend of attentive care and modern convenience will find it at this lovely guesthouse, strategically located right in the hub of vibrant Kuala Lumpur.

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Housekeeping
112 mentions
Internet
44 mentions
Breakfast
39 mentions
Food & Dining
8 mentions

What they offer

7.6
Very good

"Overall, good place to stay at, and cheap."

jaclyn

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Food and dining

Nearby restaurants

Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
Shin Kee Beef Noodle Specialist
80 m Asian, Chinese, Soups
Thai Chili's Restaurant and Bar
90 m Asian, Thai
Platinum Chinatown
150 m Asian, Chinese
Chinese cuisine
Chinese cuisine
Madras Lane Yong Tau Foo
130 m Chinese, Street food
Koon Kee Wan Tan Mee
150 m Chinese, Malaysian
Rolands Seafood
160 m Chinese, Seafood
Halal food
Halal food
Vinni Jeyaa Banana Leaf Curry House
270 m Halal, Indian, Vegan
Hadramawt Restaurant
530 m Halal, Middle Eastern
Trishna
590 m Halal, Indian

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10.0
Exceptional
Gary from Australia
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in January 2015

Fulfills all my requirements”

friendly helpful staff, great location, services provided and price match my requirements

Our Family flies Air Asia and we often require a stop over in Kuala Lumpur. This is never a problem because we always stay at The Explorers Guesthouse. We travel between KLIA 2 and Chinatown on the Star Shuttle bus which has a bus stop 5 minutes walk from the guesthouse. We are always welcomed with a friendly smile no matter what time of day or night we arrive. The staff are very helpful. The guesthouse facilities are just what we require all at a reasonable price - clean comfortable rooms, wifi and desktop computers, storeroom, free toast, tea and coffee for breakfast. It is all good for us and we do not hesitate to recommend this accomodation to others. We look foward to our next KL stopover at The Explorers. Sincerely Gary Collinson and family from Perth Western Australia

Reviewed February 05, 2015
8.7
Excellent
Kevin from Canada
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2012

warm guesthouse with great location”

excellent location. warm and clean

the guest house is in a central part of kl. around 5- 10 min walk from pasar seni railway station. 5min walk to chinatown, and 10 min walk to merdeka square. the guesthouse is clean and warm. staffs are great and gave us some very useful directions and tips to get around. the restaurant in the corner is very good. i love the hokkin fried noodle there. i will definitely recommended to stay in explorers guesthouse when visiting kuala lumpur

Reviewed June 23, 2012
8.7
Excellent
David from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in January 2012

Great budget choice to explore Kuala Lumpur.”

Great location and value.

easy to get to using public transport from the airport (train and monorail). guesthouse is one block from the central market and petaling street (chinatown), but still remains quiet enough to relax and sleep well at night. staff are fantastic - helpful, knowledgeable and always available. rooms are quite bare with a bed and a bedside table being the only furniture. however air conditioning was much appreciated. shared bathrooms were kept clean and in good condition. free breakfast is toast and tea/coffee, but with the myriad of cheap and tasty food choices in kuala lumpur it's hardly needed. overall, this is a good value option in a great location.

Reviewed January 20, 2012
9.6
Exceptional
Lloyd from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

A lovely stay in Chinatown”

We spent 3 nights at The Explorers Guesthouse. The location was right in the heart of Chinatown and a very short walk from Pasar Seni station. I badly sprained my ankle en route and the guy behind reception immediately offered me ice cold cans to help the swelling - he also changed our room to the first floor so I wouldn't have to walk so far! The room was lovely with great AC and nice lighting. Beware, the road outside can get noisy so ask for a room further back if you're a light sleeper. Great power showers with soap and shampoo are available. The WiFi sort of works on the first floor but if you're staying any higher you'll need to sit down in the lobby to access. A basic breakfast of toast, jam and coffee is offered - and there's a roof terrace with nice views of the skyline. Very little seating though so go up early to avoid disappointment! Water can be bought from reception for 2 MYR - and the lobby has computers and a TV. Overall this hostel was perfect for a couple on a budget!

Reviewed June 14, 2018
9.0
Exceptional
Jocelyn from Australia
Family with teens
Standard Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2013

Safe oasis in chinatown”

Felt very safe, attentive and helpful staff, groovy decor

The Explorer's guesthouse was a great choice for our stopover in Kuala Lumpur. Very welcoming decor.....a little oasis with gorgeous bathrooms,kept extremely clean, comfortable beds, tea ,coffee and toast with condiments available all day long and a great central location right next to Chinatown. Best of all was the very welcoming staff and feeling very safe. Would recommend it highly!

Reviewed October 03, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Erica from Canada
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

Would recommend. ”

My boyfriend and I stayed here two nights while in KL. The location is excellent: walking distance to many attractions, and being in Chinatown, close to many food/market vendors to suit any palette. Budget dining at its finest. :) We shared a standard double room which had no windows. We were out all day though, so it was really not an issue. The bathroom was shared but I never had to wait to take a shower. The wifi was good (only available in the lobby/lounge area) and the breakfast pretty standard for a hostel's "free breakfast". Toast, PB, different types of jams, coffee and tea. I have already recommended the explorers guesthouse to a friend arriving in KL soon and I, myself, would stay here again.

Reviewed May 15, 2016
9.0
Exceptional
JULIE from Philippines
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in November 2012

The Explorers Guesthouse”

Staff :)

Free breakfast (though just a simple one), free internet, clean room and comfort rooms, comfy beds, friendly staff..Thank you The Explorers Guesthouse Kuala Lumpur for making my stay safe and comfortable. Wishing you All The Best! :D

Reviewed November 25, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
ANNIE from Philippines
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2012

love the colors love the warmth ”

> clean and comfy rooms, carpeted halls, fre overflowing cofee/tea 24 hours a day

Staying at The Explorers' Guesthouse made me not want to leave and just relax on their serene and comfy bedroom, I couldn't imagine how they can keep it so peaceful a midst the busy and noisy street outside. I was really impressed by their shoes off policy upon entering the lobby, you don't have to worry about cleanliness because the stairs, hallways, to the bedroom is carpeted. If you want to just relax and watch tv you can do it together with the other guests at their lobby downstairs and you might also want to sip coffee or tea while on the couch because it is available for free 24 hours a day. The lavatories and bathrooms are shared but no worries since they are situated in every floor and if you want to catch a glimpse of the Petronas towers you can go up their rooftop where you can just pass the time sitting in their comfy swing.

Reviewed October 10, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
jane from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in November 2011

Great place with friendly helpful staff”

The layout

the hostel is right in chinatown within walking distance of shops market places to eat the hostel is very clean solid walls shared toilets and showers but there always seems to be enough for everyone they have large roof terrace which is a bonus in kuala lumpur the staff are friendly and very helpful

Reviewed November 16, 2011
9.0
Exceptional
Nicola from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Standard Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2011

clean, calm lodging in a great location”

Location next to central market

We arrived after a delayed flight at 1.30am and were worried that the front desk would be un-manned. We did not have to worry, the foyer was a welcoming sight and staff were very nice. Air conditioners in rooms are really good and all bathroom amenities quite satisfactory and clean. Internet available as well as a good range of maps and sightseeing information. We had been shopping in Bali so getting a lot of luggage to the third floor was a bit of a struggle without a lift. Breakfast is simple: toast and coffee but that is not something that worried us. I would recommend and stay again next time I visit Kuala Lumpur, cheap, cheerful and in a great location.

Reviewed October 05, 2011
10.0
Exceptional
LIU from China
Solo traveler
Standard Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in February 2012

it's just like home !”

great location near mtr&central market&china town, clean room, free wifi,free breakfast, very nice service

it's just a few steps from central market free water all day long there are many great food stores nearby the rooftop is a great place to relax, which can see both twin tower and KL tower we love this guesthouse, and we stayed two more nights there.fall in love with kuala lumpur!!

Reviewed March 06, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
Mengxi from China
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2012

Nice Guesthouse”

Location, Clean Rooms, Staff

My husband and I stayed there for 1 night, waiting for our transfer flight at Kuala Lumpur Airport. It's in the center of the city, about 1 hour and 30 minutes from the airport. The guesthouse is clean, and the staff is very helpful. Would recommend to young couples on a budget.

Reviewed July 18, 2013
8.3
Excellent
Wietske from Netherlands
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2012

Very nice guesthouse with really friendly staff”

Great value for money

the explorers guesthouse is a really nice guesthouse in chinatown. it is just a 5 minute walk to the metro station. from here it is easy to explore the city.the guesthouse is really clean. the quality of the room is good. the only disadvantage is that there is no daylight in the room. the staff is really friendly and helpfull. it is also a good place to meet other travelers.

Reviewed March 05, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
scott from United States
Solo traveler
Standard Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in November 2011

Great place to stay, and very clean”

Location to train station and hop on hop off bus stop, super clean room and sheets, felt very new

This worked out great for me for my three days in KL. In fact, I spent five times the price in Singapore and was not as happy with the accommodations. Front staff at Explorers was nice, answering my questions, wifi worked great, and it was free, not like the hotel I stayed in Singapore. The hotel is right near the Central Market, which is in the Chinatown area. Lots of food nearby too.

Reviewed November 16, 2011
9.3
Exceptional
Victoria from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2013

Great value for money & centrally located!”

Location, staff, value for money

Fab stay, would return and recommend to friends. If you are looking for a cheap place to stay in the centre of Kuala Lumpur, then this is the place! We had a private double room with a shared bathroom. The entire hostel was clean and tidy, including the bathrooms. Free wifi only in the lobby but it does mean you can have a chat to fellow travellers! It doesn't advertise itself as anything flash, but when you get there it more than exceeds expectations!

Reviewed April 20, 2013
9.0
Exceptional
James from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in June 2012

great little hostel in central KL”

location, friendly service, clean rooms

This is an excellent value hostel in central Kuala Lumpur less than a hundred metres from the centre of the market right in the busy area of town. Staff are friendly, welcoming and accommodating. Breakfast is basic - just bread and jams left out - but the tea is free throughout the day. Has a very friendly atmosphere in the downstairs common room. Surrounded by excellent restaurants

Reviewed April 11, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Han from China
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2012

Nice place to stay”

Location, price, cleanness

We stayed in this hostel for our short trip to Kuala Lumpur. It is nice and clean. The guesthouse is only 5 min walk from Pasar Seni station. The guy at the front desk is very nice and helpful.

Reviewed May 13, 2012
8.3
Excellent
Wietske from Netherlands
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in February 2012

Nice guesthouse”

Really clean

I stayed just one night with my parents in the explorers guesthouse. The rooms are convenient and clean. The location of the guesthouse is really good. It is in chinatown so a lot of nice restaurants in the area. The staff is really nice and helpfull. The only disadvantage is that there is no daylight in the rooms.

Reviewed March 05, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
tara from United States
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2011

Hip upscale guesthouse in ideal location”

Perfect location, extremely clean, smart decor, hospitable staff, comfortable beds

this guesthouse is well-managed and extremely comfortable. while it costs a little bit more than some budget accomodations in kl, it is a small price to pay for the added security and peace of mind. the entire facitlity feels fresh and clean. the staff were notably helpful with our requests and we always felt welcome and appreciated. it is well-located with two lrt station nearby. it is in walking distance of several attractions, including the central market, china town, and little india. the decor is refreshingly creative and hip. the beds were very comfortable, it is clear that they did not skimp when they were buying the mattresses. i do not have a single complaint with this guesthouse and have re-booked it several times.

Reviewed October 31, 2011
8.7
Excellent
Sydney from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in June 2013

Great location to see some of the landmarks.”

Clean, Safe, Inexpensive

This is one of the best guesthouses that I have stayed at anywhere in the world. The staff are friendly and informative. It is a great location to explore Chinatown and to see some of the other landmarks. It's only about 10 minutes away (by taxi) from the Petronas Towers.

Reviewed July 09, 2013
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