The Explorers Guesthouse

The Explorers Guesthouse

The Explorers Guesthouse, 128 -130, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, Wilayah Persekutuan, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50000
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    The Explorers Guesthouse Reviews

    8.4
    Excellent
    /10
    (1116 reviews)See what guests said
    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Staff are lovely , and the beds and rooms are comfy."

    RICKY

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    August 25, 2018

    8.7
    Excellent value for money
    Recommended by 94% of guests

    Things you’ll love about The Explorers Guesthouse

    Things you'll love

    • 310 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Kuala Lumpur

    • Air conditioning

    • Room service [24-hour]

    Exceptional
    Location
    9.0
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    Exceptional location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
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    Nearby
  • Petaling Street250 m
  • Sri Maha Mariamman Temple380 m
  • Pavilion Kuala Lumpur1.78 km
  • Aquaria KLCC1.9 km
  • Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC)1.99 km
  • Suria KLCC2.03 km
  • Petronas Twin Towers2.05 km
  • Thean Hou Temple2.97 km
  • Mid Valley Mega Mall3.84 km
  • Batu Caves10.7 km
  • This property is in high demand!

    Last booked 5 hours ago

    Value for money8.7
    Location rating9.0
    Nearest airportSultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SZB)
    Distance to airport16.0 km
    Property overview

    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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    Rooms available at The Explorers Guesthouse

    8.5
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Standard Double Room
    Standard Double Room
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    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
    Standard Twin Room
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds
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    1 Bed in 6 Bedded Mixed Dormitory
    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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    Single Bed in 10-Bed Dormitory Room
    Single Bed in 10-Bed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    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
    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 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
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    Room with No Window
    Room with No Window
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    • Shower
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    What people love about The Explorers Guesthouse

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "The room was lovely with great AC and nice lighting."

      Lloyd

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      June 14, 2018

    • 7.6
      Very good

      "very friendly place!"

      Burkhard

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      August 21, 2016

    • 7.6
      Very good

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

      jaclyn

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      July 18, 2017

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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "3 years ago I stayed in this hostel once, and had a warm tal..."

    Thu T.

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    October 22, 2017

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    What they offer

    7.6
    Very good

    "It was a good place to stay if you're backpacking."

    jaclyn

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    July 18, 2017

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    Nearest essentials

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    What to eat nearby

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    Havana Club
    1.2 km American, Australian, Bar
    Asian cuisine
    Asian cuisine
    Shin Kee Beef Noodle Specialist
    80 m Asian, Chinese, Soups
    Thai Chili's Restaurant and Bar
    90 m Asian, Thai
    Ginger Restaurant
    130 m Asian, Malaysian, Thai
    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

    What's nearby

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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 The Explorers Guesthouse from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (1116)Booking.com Reviews (890)
    8.4
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    10
    Cleanliness8.6
    Facilities8.2
    Location9.0
    Room comfort and quality8.5
    Service8.4
    Value for money8.7
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    8.0
    Excellent
    ZEYI from China
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

    This price is a good choice.”

    The location is very good. It's just across from Petaling Street. Take a bus from the airport to Pudu Central and walk for about 10-15 minutes. The staff was very friendly. Although I ordered 10 mix room,but the staff changed me into four girls'dormitories. The hall is beautiful and has a retro style, but only the hall has wifi, which is not available in the room. You need to take off your shoes when you enter , but the floor is not very clean.

    Reviewed April 28, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Danielle from Australia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Great hostel in middle of KL”

    Really comfortable hostel, great value for money with free breakfast (toast & jam, coffee/tea) just next to the markets in the middle of KL. Very clean and comfortable. Nice social/tv area. Has rooftop access

    Reviewed February 22, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Haridev from India
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Great staff & big hostel ”

    - staff is really helpfull and kind. I would like to give them 5*. - fast check-in/out -30MYR refundable deposit. - beds are comfortable n lockers r provided. - shower is ok. - toilets don’t have jet (Me ? I don’t lyk to clean with tissue ..sorry 🤪) - The only problem is “ THE DONT HAVE WIFI IN ROOMS”.... we have to sit in reception area all the time for wifi . And rooms are on 1st/2nd n 3rd floor .

    Reviewed January 30, 2019

    Dear Haridev, Thank you for the review! We are happy to accommodate you at ZEN Rooms and provide you with a great service that made you feel warmly welcomed. However, we are sorry for several things that did not meet your needs and expectations. Please be assured that your feedback regarding shower jet and wifi has been noted and we will take into consideration as we want the best for our guest. Obsession with providing an outstanding customer experience at the lowest prices is what sets ZEN apart from most budget hotels. We hope to see you again! Kind regards, Putri

    Responded March 05, 2019
    The Explorers Guesthouse
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sherra from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    Exceptional”

    Pros: the staffs are very friendly. The place is accessible to mrt and just a walking distance to central market and petaling street Cons: the wifi is only available in the reception area.

    Reviewed May 07, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    RICKY from United States
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    PERFECT VALUE, LOCATION , STAFF, CLEANLINESS AND ATMOSPHERE”

    I've stayed in most of the top hostel in KL , and have to say this fits the best ! Location is extremely central with many restaurants , bars, etc. You can even walk to the party hostels and enjoy their bars, without having to sleep in the noise. The wifi in the lobby only makes it more social, plus for the price difference per night, you can buy a sim card for only 10-15 ringitt, so still a bargain.... and the common area is the biggest and most comfy I've see In KL (Only feel the lighting could be a bit more brighter). Staff are lovely , and the beds and rooms are comfy....free towels too..

    Reviewed August 25, 2018
    5.2
    James from United States
    Solo traveler
    Standard Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Not many people. 1st Room was dank and musty. 2nd room was a little better, window and ac”

    Friendly, relatively clean, stayed in a double with a window on 1st floor near bathroom.

    Reviewed April 24, 2019
    7.6
    Very good
    Kim from Germany
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 6 Bedded Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    Nice stay”

    + The Lounge is very nice a lot of space to hang around. 2 computers are free to use. Breakfast included (toast, jam, peanut butter) free tea and coffee all day. - WiFi only at the reception (Lounge) Rooms have no windows and very small.

    Reviewed February 08, 2019
    7.2
    Very good
    Ziya from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Standard Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

    Great location!”

    Great location! Great staff! But unfortunately not attached bathroom. I rented a single room and it wasn’t mentioned that there is no attached bathroom... and like most of the hostels, the sharing bathroom is not always clean... otherwise the location is great and the staff is very welcoming.

    Reviewed January 25, 2019

    Dear Ziya, Thank you so much for the feedback! We are happy to hear that the location and the service provided were suitable for you. However, we can assure you that we are continuously working on improving our guest experience and be assured that we have looked into the situation to avoid this kind of things happen again. As the top rated budget hotel franchise in Asia, we work hard to provide the best value-for-money stays and a pleasant experience. We hope to see you again! Kind regards, Putri

    Responded March 05, 2019
    The Explorers Guesthouse
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Nitipan from Thailand
    Couple
    Standard Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Good hostel”

    good location, nice staff, cleanliness is just normal

    Reviewed March 06, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Martin from Germany
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    Exceptional”

    Very nice hostel, lobby a bit cold and lack of drinking water. But staff is very friendly

    Reviewed March 02, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jess from United States
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Excellent Stay”

    Wonderful staff, excellent location right around the corner from Central Market, very comfortable environment. Would absolutely recommend this guesthouse!

    Reviewed February 26, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Rebecca from United States
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

    Exceptional”

    While we didn’t enjoy KL itself, we really liked our stay at this guesthouse. When we checked in, the staff had accidentally missed cleaning our room. When we let them know, they immediately changed fixed it and we were able to move in a few minutes later. The WiFi is only in the communal area, which was fine for our purposes and makes sense considering how tall the building is and that it’s solid brick. The rooftop has a nice view and there’s plenty of space in the lobby.

    Reviewed June 04, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Elaine from Malaysia
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2017

    Excellent”

    The guesthouse is strategically located near Central Market, Chinatown, and Dataran Merdeka. Food hunting and shopping are easily accessible. PUTRA LRT-Pasar Seni station is just walking distance away. Besides the bathroom door need some repairing, others are just superb!

    Reviewed May 30, 2017
    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
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Arkadii from Russia
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

    lovely, great atmospere”

    friendly stuff, clean rooms and bathrooms, tea and coffee available for free around the clock

    good, recommend it- value for money, good location on the side of China town, nice public area to hang out and meet people, and amazing view from the rooftop- TV tower and twin towers along with some dome.

    Reviewed August 31, 2013
    8.0
    Excellent
    Anthony from United States
    Couple
    Standard Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2013

    Clean, Good Location”

    Clean, Reasonable Price, Location

    This is a nice place to stay close to China Town and the central market. The rooms are clean and have ac. Our ac wasn't too cold on this stay. They have coffee and tea for free all day and free breakfast.

    Reviewed June 06, 2013
    8.3
    Excellent
    Anthony from United States
    Couple
    Standard Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

    Nice, clean place with a good location”

    Friendly staff, great location

    This place is in a central location. It's only a 10 minute walk from PUDU bus terminal. It's a five minute walk to City Market or Chinatown. The place is really clean. Coffee and tea are available all day, but breakfast is skimpy... toast, peanut butter and jelly. All in all it's a nice place to stay, especially if you get a discount rate on-line.

    Reviewed April 12, 2013
    9.0
    Exceptional
    soojin from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2012

    Tidy, kind guest house!”

    Kind, comfortable n clean!

    It was nice place to stay, staffs r really helpful, and friendly. They gave lots of information of travel. And also they helped us to catch taxi. It was unforgetable! And room was very clean, and bethroom as well. There is china town near by this place, so easy to find restaurants. Train station is quiet near too. I surely recommend this place!

    Reviewed June 16, 2012
    9.0
    Exceptional
    FANGYU from Taiwan
    Solo traveler
    Standard Twin Room
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2012

    Special decoration and kind service”

    Clean, beautiful, sufiicient facilities

    We stay 1 night. Everthing is good. Clean. Well decoration where we can relex after whole day walking/traveling. Kitchen with sufficent furniture. It's convenient for us. It's nearby little Indian station.

    Reviewed March 06, 2012
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Xiu from Singapore
    Couple
    Standard Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2011

    Great location, 5mins walk to Chinatown”

    Clean and very good bed.

    Very friendly staff. towel and blanket provided. we book the ensuite twin bed. the mattress is very top quality. it is a very new guest house but abit pricy. Check in and check is fast. will stay there again if has better offer.

    Reviewed February 10, 2012
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    • Exceptional location
    • Petaling Street
    • LRT Train Station - Masjid Jamek is within 0.32 km