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The Original Backpackers Travellers Inn

60 A, Jalan Sultan, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50000 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
Property highlights
Front desk [24-hour]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur
Within 200 m of property
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Popular landmarks
Shanghai Books 30 m
Going Places Tours 40 m
The deceased 90 m
Net Youth Resources 140 m
Jalan Petaling 150 m
Chinatown Liquor Shop 150 m
Wet Market 150 m
Lost In China Town 170 m
Purple Cane Tea Arts 180 m
Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur 200 m
Nearby landmarks
Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur 200 m
Central Market 410 m
KL Bird Park 1.17 km
Menara Kuala Lumpur 1.18 km
Jalan Alor 1.26 km
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur 1.77 km
KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway 1.9 km
Aquaria KLCC 2 km
Petronas Twin Towers 2.18 km
KLCC Park 2.25 km
8.6

Excellent

Location rating score

Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • 280 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Kuala Lumpur

  • Bar

  • Ticket services

Value for money6.6
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportSultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SZB)
Distance to airport16.3 km
Property ranking|Compared to 7,825 Kuala Lumpur properties
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Location score
8.6/10
Room comfort score
5.9/10
Service score
7.1/10
Value for money score
6.6/10
Better than
96
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of Kuala Lumpur properties
Better than
93
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of Kuala Lumpur properties
Better than
89
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of Kuala Lumpur properties
Better than
86
%
of Kuala Lumpur properties
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Overall rating:
6.7
Good
40 reviews
Cleanliness
5.7
Facilities
6.0
Location
8.6
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More about The Original Backpackers Travellers Inn

More about The Original Backpackers Travellers Inn

The Original Backpackers Travellers Inn, located in Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, is a popular choice for travelers. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, The Original Backpackers Travellers Inn is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers taxi service, ticket service, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas.

Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find air conditioning, fan, shower, shared bathroom. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. With an ideal location and facilities to match, The Original Backpackers Travellers Inn hits the spot in many ways.

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Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping
6 mentions
Breakfast
3 mentions

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Nearby restaurants

Asian cuisine
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Restoran Seng Kee
20 m Asian, Chinese, Malaysian
Johnny's Stall Corner
20 m Asian, Malaysian
Chinese cuisine
Chinese cuisine
Nam Heong Chicken Rice
20 m Chinese, Malaysian
Restoran Nasi Ayam Kam Kee
20 m Chinese
Restaurant Fong Yuan
20 m Chinese, Minority Chinese
Halal food
Halal food
Vinni Jeyaa Banana Leaf Curry House
290 m Halal, Indian, Vegan
Trishna
640 m Halal, Indian
Hadramawt Restaurant
800 m Halal, Middle Eastern

What's nearby

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Reviews of The Original Backpackers Travellers Inn from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
6.7
/
10
Cleanliness5.7
Facilities6.0
Location8.6
Room comfort and quality5.9
Service7.1
Value for money6.6
High score for Kuala Lumpur
Rating
9+ Exceptional (4)
8-9 Excellent (5)
7-8 Very Good (10)
6-7 Good (7)
<6 Below Expectation (11)
Time of the year
Mar - May (11)
Jun - Aug (5)
Sep - Nov (8)
Dec - Feb (13)
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8.3
Excellent
Michal from Poland
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in January 2016

Backpackers Inn”

Price, Location, Price

We choose this "hotel" because we needed something for two nights in Chinatown. So for the 1st time in our journey, we choose the cheapest from all rooms in that location on Agoda. Normally we did not stay in that kind of places, so we wasn't impressed at all, but you got what you pay for... i think. Room was clean, looks and smell old and odd, but was clean. Bathroom was in bad condition but still, we paid 40RM or something like that, per night, so good we had place where we can take warm shower or shit. Big plus for rooftop breakfasts, this was the best thing for us in that place. Overall if you are used to cheap locations or hostels i think this place is not that bad or maby even good.

Reviewed January 20, 2016
9.3
Exceptional
Charles from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

Great value in Chinatown”

Value, Cleanliness, and location

I didn't eat the rooftop breakfast, but I heard it was good American style. I gave them a 5 star because of the rumors as well as the 100 choices around the Inn. The room was clean, it was safe, and the staff was helpful. It was a 7 minute walk from the train station which was great too.

Reviewed November 21, 2015
9.2
Exceptional
Gigi from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

Exceptional”

nice hostel in chinatown, rooms very basic and shared bathrooms but sweet and helpful, can have your breakfast on the roof

Reviewed August 05, 2017
8.0
Excellent
Cameron from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in August 2016

Good”

Very good. Avoid the restaurant directly below the Inn. They tried to pad the bill; charge me for napkin use and ice and sent rice to my table that I didn't order acting as if it was free- which it wasn't, also a 5 percent service charge which is only revealed at bill time. Which I didn't pay. Really pathetic cheap hustle.

Reviewed August 25, 2016
8.7
Excellent
Hjalmar from Denmark
Couple
Stayed 1 night in January 2016

Weary nice stay”

1. The chefis on the roof top was amazing and has a great personality. 2. Our room felt cool 3. Free hot and cold water

We are not much to stay at the hotels we book for our self, so we searched for the cheapest in the best location. The bed were comfortable and the room was cool enough.

Reviewed January 11, 2016
8.0
Excellent
Katie from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

Good location”

Great location in the heart of Chinatown, breakfast was delicious and staff were helpful . Really needs a lick of paint and a good clean!

Reviewed March 10, 2016
7.2
Very good
Bethan from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in March 2016

Good shoestring hostel ”

Good location in chinatown, with easy access for the rest of KL. Very reasonable pricing. Shower pressure was non existent and only cold wash laundry available.

Reviewed April 06, 2016
7.6
Very good
Ondrej from Czech Republic
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in June 2016

Cheap and simple”

We stayed in one of the rooms right behind the reception and it was ok, simple room and quite clean bathrooms. Wouldn´t recommend this place for longer stay, but it´s ok for one or two nights. The price is the cheapest around and the location is really good.

Reviewed July 05, 2016
7.6
Very good
Ondrej from Czech Republic
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

Great for backpackers”

Simple but good for the price, you can meet a lot of another travellers, good location.

Reviewed May 12, 2016
7.3
Very good
Brent from Canada
Couple
Stayed 1 night in October 2015

Good, cheap place, very basic!”

price, location, location!

Simple place, excellent deal for the location, recommended to all travellers on a budget!

Reviewed October 12, 2015
7.0
Very good
Paula from Chile
Couple
Stayed 1 night in September 2015

Good quality price relation”

Location, wifi, service

Simple accomodation but good for very cheap price. I expected less. The share toilets were clean and service kind and informative. Only probles is that we had sime bugs on our bed...but thats not very uncommon in cheap hostels across Asia

Reviewed September 26, 2015
9.3
Exceptional
Rhiana from Philippines
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in October 2015

Nice place to stay. :) :) ”

Hospitable staff, accessible to food stall stalls, near kota raya :)

Spent good time in this hotel. Felt safe and money well spent.

Reviewed October 18, 2015
6.8
Good
Vanessa from Philippines
Group
Stayed 1 night in February 2017

dirty bed”

it was okay for me until i woke up having bitten by something. i dont think it was a mosquito because our room is close, i think theres something in the bed, it might be mites so i havent slept that day! glad we booked for 1 day. the bites were very terrible. i think they need to clean their beds 🤔

Reviewed March 05, 2017
7.7
Very good
asrul from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in November 2015

budget transit”

location, transportation and courtesy

Just a one night transit before my proposal defence. Was too busy doing my revision, didn't notice anything bad, actually everything was ok for me except.., the water pressure on the third floor should be better.

Reviewed November 21, 2015
6.8
Good
Catherine from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

Ok for the price ”

Very basic accommodation. Felt a little like a prison cell. Fan room very hot and was difficult to sleep. Clean and ok bathrooms. Great location and wifi ok, we struggled as our room was the furthest away.

Reviewed April 05, 2016
6.4
Good
Kateryna from Ukraine
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in January 2016

It was ok”

I booked a room for myself, it was pretty ascetic, more like a cell. Staff was kind of ok, but they gave me some tips as for where to go. For the same money I've seen in KL much nicer, cleaner and cosier places, so generally I was happy to check out.

Reviewed February 05, 2016
4.8
Lorenzo from Italy
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

it's nice but the staff is completely not helpfull”

We ask for information about a tour they offer , they have a travel agency inside, the only thing they did is give us a flyer and say you can read..We ask also for towels,no problem if you give us a deposit of 8RM they said... when we wanted to give back the towels they said it was for rent and we will not get any money back.. what a nice service!!!

Reviewed February 06, 2016
6.4
Good
Mark from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in March 2016

Not that bad actually”

Excellent location, the single rooms are down their own corridor away from the dorms and I had a good night's uninterrupted sleep. No complaints.

Reviewed April 02, 2016
8.3
Excellent
Martina from Czech Republic
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in February 2016

Good price in KL”

Location, day porter, free water

We had a good and pleasant stay there, but we were dissapointed because of no blankets for sleeping-it was for deposit include towels and toiletrolls.

Reviewed February 12, 2016
9.6
Exceptional
Daniel from Poland
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

Very good low budget hotel”

Friendly staff, very good location, nice atmosphere. Next year I'm gona back.

Reviewed July 17, 2016
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