ZEN Hostel Explorers Guesthouse
ZEN Hostel Explorers Guesthouse
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8.0
Very good

"Overall stay is good."

Catherine

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March 21, 2018

Sultan Abdul Samad Building - 350 m from property ZEN Hostel Explorers Guesthouse
Sultan Abdul Samad Building - 350 m from property
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Masjid Jamek - 290 m from property
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What guests are saying:
-not nice for walking at night
Mirjana from Serbia
Solo traveler
Super cute little place, great value and 1 minute walk from Chinatown. Onky issue was no wifi in the room but otherwise great rooms and bathrooms.
lauren from Australia
Couple
Very nice staff, not noise, clean room and bathroom. Good to stay :-)
Dahyeon
Group
Nice and cheap place to stay in KL. The staff is smiling,helpful and keep the hotel very clean. Pleasant and relax.
Pierre from Australia
Solo traveler
Nice place that is located near many places. Friendly staff!!
KIAN from Singapore
Solo traveler
especially the location was very nice. Close to sentral market and the heritage sights. Staffs are nice and the washroom is clean.
MINKYEONG from South Korea
Solo traveler
Great Hostel with friendly and helpful staff
MEHDI from Singapore
Solo traveler
Travelling around the whole country defenetly the coolest and cleanest one stayed in. Totally recomendable
marta from Spain
Couple
Nice accomodation, friendly staff - very central for chinatown. Liked it!
Melanie from Germany
Group
Awesome place. Cleanest one yet, friendly and helpful staff. Two downsides wifi only in lobby - but it's so good in the lobby- and only stairs. So if your on the 3rd floor like me you have to carry all your bags up a humid stairwell. All in i would stay again.
Kelsey from Canada
Solo traveler
Excellent
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8.4
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Excellent cleanliness
8.7
Recommended by 91% of guests
Value for money8.7
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportSultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SZB)
Distance to airport16.8 km
  • 320 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Kuala Lumpur

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

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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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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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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 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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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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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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        What people love about the property

        • 8.8
          Excellent

          "Nice accomodation, friendly staff - very central for chinatown."

          Melanie

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          July 10, 2016

        • 7.2
          Very good

          "Nice roof terrace."

          Liz

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          July 15, 2016

        • 10.0
          Exceptional

          "Very clean and convenient, also cheap!"

          quan

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          November 16, 2017

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        7.6
        Very good

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

        jaclyn

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        July 18, 2017

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        Nearest essentials

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        What to eat nearby

        American cuisine
        American cuisine
        Darabif
        530 m American
        Front Page Sports Bar & Grill
        970 m American, Bar, Pub
        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 they offer

        9.2
        Exceptional

        "This was a comfortable place to stay."

        Tina

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        August 19, 2016

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        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.

        Real reviews from real guests

        Agoda Reviews (1047)Booking.com Reviews (732)
        8.4
        /
        10
        Cleanliness8.7
        Facilities8.3
        Location9.0
        Room comfort and quality8.5
        Service8.3
        Value for money8.7
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        RICKY from United States
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        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
        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
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Caitlin from United States
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 4 nights in September 2016
        Happy stay”
        Comfy beds and pillows, hot showers, clean hostel, chill ambiance, AC, convenient location. Really, what's not to love? Oh, and the best falafel place is 25 feet away, so that's just a massive bonus (seriously, go to Arab Shwarma). Downsides: kind of scratchy blankets and no window in the dorm.
        Reviewed September 16, 2016
        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
        8.0
        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
        8.0
        Excellent
        David from Canada
        Couple
        Standard Twin Room
        Stayed 4 nights in January 2012
        "Just like home"”
        Great location and friendly staff
        the rooms are very basic. a square box with two beds and no window. the rest is all good. location is excellent, right in the heart of it all. friendly atmospher. even supplied tea and coffee with a simple breakfast. nice bonus. very near the bus depot. over all a great place to stay if your on a budget.
        Reviewed February 10, 2012
        8.7
        Excellent
        Daniel from Singapore
        Solo traveler
        Standard Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in August 2011
        Lovely friendly staff & great location”
        really nice living area / laid back friendly admosphere
        had a short but lovely stay at the explorer's guesthouse. there is a cosy living area with free internet access and a very laid back lounge. my booking through agoda does not come with breakfast, but the staff were kind enough to extend the offer to us. the rooms were spartan but clean, and painted in bright cheery colours which lended a really nice touch to the backpackers.
        Reviewed August 14, 2011
        9.7
        Exceptional
        milda from Lithuania
        Solo traveler
        Standard Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in August 2011
        Great hostel and excellent service”
        excellent location, friendly staff, clean and cozy accomodation
        great place for solo traveller or someone who in kl for a night out! the staff were very friendly and exceptionaly helpful. been backpacking a lot all around the world, one of the best hostels so far (especially in kl)!
        Reviewed August 12, 2011
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Lloyd from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Standard Double Room
        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
        6.8
        Good
        Lauro from Philippines
        Couple
        Standard Twin Room
        Stayed 3 nights in April 2018
        Budget Hostel but need to be improve.”
        location, price, friendly staff, basic breakfast all perfect . a liitle renovation to be improve..more lights on the common bathroom hallway...The reception area is a bit smelly cause of all the shoes on the reception entrance...must be improve with a shoe storage and must hav an air purifier with freshner..
        Reviewed April 29, 2018
        8.0
        Excellent
        Catherine from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2018
        Wifi ”
        The wifi was only available at the ground floor. Well, that is what you pay, I guess. Overall stay is good. Location is good, near Petaling market and walking distance to the train station and free GO KL buses.
        Reviewed March 21, 2018
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Jeong from South Korea
        Solo traveler
        1 Bed in 4 Bed Mixed Dormitory
        Stayed 1 night in September 2018
        체크아웃 12시 넉넉 good”
        체크아웃 12시 check out pm12 조식 간단히 가능 can free eat toast and tea in the morning 가성비 굿
        Reviewed September 04, 2018
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Richelle from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        1 Bed in 4 Bed Mixed Dormitory
        Stayed 1 night in May 2018
        Two thumbs up!”
        I love how clean the hostel is. You can sleep comfortably without any stress. I will surely recommend this to my friends.
        Reviewed May 15, 2018
        5.6
        Gabriela from Brazil
        Solo traveler
        1 Bed in 4 Bed Mixed Dormitory
        Stayed 1 night in December 2017
        alright”
        rooms are not all the same. you may be lucky to get a nice one or one that smells like mold, with metal beds. you may get a room with only one plug or one that has individual plugs and lights. and you're gonna pay the same. so I guess it's a matter of luck (or lack of it). breakfast is bread, butter and jam. part of the staff is really friendly, other part is more interested in watching Chinese soap opera then opening the door or giving you information. overall, it can be a good place to stay and you can meet nice people here.
        Reviewed December 04, 2017
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Thu from Vietnam
        Family with teens
        Standard Twin Room
        Stayed 3 nights in August 2016
        I came back after 3 years”
        3 years ago I stayed in this hostel once, and had a warm talk with the owner. Still I remember she was so nice that I chose this hostel once again when I came back to Malaysia with my younger brother. He just like me loved the safeness and cleanliness of this hostel. The price is reasonable too. My brother even likes this small hostel more than the very luxury big one I booked later, because he found the hostel somehow similar to his home.
        Reviewed October 22, 2017
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        • LRT Train Station - Masjid Jamek is within 0.32 km