Faces of
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.


Singapore is an island nation located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. At 704.0 sqkm (272 square miles), it is one of the few city-states in the world and the smallest country in Southeast Asia.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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!!!

Red Palm contact information

phone: +60 3 2143 1279

Red Palm prices / booking

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.

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 area


reading corner
reading corner

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old residential area with a significant Chinese population near Bukit Bintang with many popular Chinese restaurants and food stalls ... more
Bird Park
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