Faces of
Malaysia
Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

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.

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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!!!

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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