Faces of
Malaysia
Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Red Palm

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

Travellers Palm Lodge

One of the last remaining small and personal hostels in town. Located right in the middle of Bukit Bintang.  Run by owner Suzy for almost 15 years.

BackHome

Backpacker hostel near Masjid Jamek LRT station, located in a 2-storey shop house close to Chinatown

Reggae Mansion

Located in 3-storey colonial building with a roof-top bar, the Reggae Mansion is a party hostel and the biggest hostel in Kuala Lumpur

Sahabat Guesthouse

Guesthouse / small hotel in an residential side street in Bukit Bintang, just behind the clubbing street Changkat Bukit Bintang

Sunshine Bedz KL

Hostel centrally located at the main junction of Bukit Bintang (Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail)

The Nest Guesthouse

Guesthouse in an residential area in Bukit Bintang

Raizzy’s Guesthouse

Guesthouse / Hostel in Chinatown right next to to the Sri Maha Mariamman Hindu Temple

Classic Inn Budget Hotel

Budget Hotel near Bukit Bintang, located just behind Berjaya Times Square shopping mall

Reggae Guest House 2

Hostel in Chinatown, 1 of 3 outlets of the Reggae Hostel Group in KL

Reggae Guest House 1

Hostel in Chinatown, 1 of 3 outlets of the Reggae Hostel Group in KL

The Explorers Guesthouse

Hostel / Guesthouse near Central Market and Chinatown

Rainforest Bed & Breakfast

Rainforest B&B is a guesthouse in Bukit Bintang, the outside of the building looks like a forest covered with trees and plants.

Moon Eleven LCCT

Small homestay-type-of guesthouse / hostel in Sepang, convenient if you have an overnight stopover at LCCT and don't want to travel all the way to KL

Irsia B&B

Hostel located near Bukit Bintang area, just behind Times Square shopping mall

Matahari Lodge

Hostel / Guesthouse located just across Central Market, near Chinatown

Suzie’s Guest House KL

Guesthouse / Hostel in Chinatown

Fernloft KL @ Chinatown

Hostel near Central Market and Chinatown, branch of Fernloft group of hostels Singapore

Serenity Hostels

Hostel on Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL's main pub and clubbing street in Bukit Bintang

Serai Inn & Hostel

Hostel near Pudu Sentral bus terminal and Chinatown area

Step Inn Guesthouse

Guesthouse / hostel situated close to Pudu Sentral (Puduraya) bus terminal in a quite back road, halfway between Bukit Bintang and Chinatown

The Travel Hub

Hostel / Guesthouse in a quiet part of Chinatown

Central Lodge

Hostel / Guesthouse in Brickfields, near KL Sentral railway station

Pods The Backpackers Home

backpacker hostel in Brickfields, located within walking distance from KL Central, Kuala Lumpur's transportation hub

Sri Packers Hotel

Backpacker hostel near Sepang F1 circuit and KLIA 1 & KLIA 2 airport (20min) in a shop house area

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Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Central Lodge

Hostel / Guesthouse in Brickfields, near KL Sentral railway station

Serai Inn & Hostel

Hostel near Pudu Sentral bus terminal and Chinatown area

Attractions

Luna Bar, Kuala Lumpur

Super-chic breezy rooftop bar with a pool in the middle (but you cannot use it unfortunately) and one of the best night views in town

National Planetarium, Kuala Lumpur

The National Planetarium is a space science exhibition with a telescope and observation tower in the Lake Gardens.