Faces of
Malaysia
Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

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Red Palm

address: Red Palm, 5, Tengkat Tong Shin, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - phone: +60 3 2143 1279 - email: mail@redpalm-kl.com
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	Our favourite hostel in KL closed 2015. RIP Red Palm. We miss you!!!</p>

Our favourite hostel in KL closed 2015. RIP Red Palm. We miss you!!!

phone: +60 3 2143 1279
website: click here


6-Bed Dorm: RM 30 per Bed
Single: RM 55
Double: RM 75
Twin: RM 75
Triple: RM 105

maximum capacity: 13 people



Red Palm was a small, relaxed and very personal hostel in a colonial 2-storey pre-war house in Bukit Bintang and the reason why www.backpackingmalaysia.com exists.
Try Travellers Palm Lodge if you looking for a small hostel with a similar approach.


Lounge
The difference to other hostels and guesthouses in the area is that the ground floor of Red Palm is dedicated as a common area (instead of stuffing as many rooms in as possible) with a big lounge with tv area, computer desks,  a small kitchen and a reading corner


tv area, Red Palm Hostel
tv area


location on Tengkat Tong Shin
Red Palm is located on Tengkat Tong Shin, house number 5 (with the red balcony doors), located between Anggung Boutique Hotel and the Indian restaurant TG's Nasi Kandar


computer
computer area


kitchen
kitchen


reading corner
reading corner

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