Explorers Guesthouse Indulges The Tired and Weary

Review of The Explorers Guesthouse | 128 & 130 Jalan Tun H.S. Lee
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For the weary traveler looking for a little bit of rest and relaxation, The Explorers Guesthouse in Kuala Lumpur (KL) is exactly where you want to be. This quaint hostel, a few blocks from the partying tourist district of KL, allows one to escape the crazy night-life in favour of sleep and solitude. Explorers Guesthouse is centrally located near Chinatown, the Central Market, KL Tower and much more with the closest subway stop just a few blocks away.

The hostel is conveniently near the LRT

explorers guesthouse indulges the tired and weary | the hostel is conveniently near the lrt

Once on the train-line, it’s an easy ride to Pasar Seni LRT station on the famous Rapid KL Kelana Jaya line. A few blocks from the train station past the bustling streets of Chinatown and loud, 24/7 partying of the hostels that surround it, you’ll find yourself in the quaint little side street, which Explorers Guesthouse calls home. It’s unmissable due to the massive plants out front. The first thing one will notice about the hostel is how secure it is; the reception is staffed around the clock with one able to check in at any time and you’re only allowed entry to the hostel once you’ve been buzzed in by the reception staff.

Each room at the hostel comes with individual controlled air-conditioner and power points. In order to ensure good sleep, each bed is massive and hosts some of the best mattresses you can find on your travels. With abundant rooms available from a Single Private Shared Bathroom to a Basic 10-bed Mixed Dorm, you have a wealth of options at your disposal. There are four floors to the hostel with the dorms on the top ones and the private rooms closer to the ground. Rates are available online or at the hostel when you check-in. They tend to fluctuate depending on the time of year, hence it’s highly recommended one checks out the availability online before booking.

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The hostel’s common room is warm and welcoming

explorers guesthouse indulges the tired and weary | the hostel’s common room is warm and welcoming

The common room is small yet spacious with a small fountain nearby. The Internet is only available down here but accessible 24/7 and always very fast. The staff, who are constantly at the desk, are extremely helpful and truly mean it when they say, “Ask me any question.” The common area is also a great place to meet new friends and fellow travellers who want to look at the same sights as you. Once inside, make sure you go to the rooftop of the hostel, as the views of the KL Tower and Petronas Twin Towers from up there are unbeatable. Breakfast is also included in the price with free all-day coffee and tea.

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The hostel is a stone’s throw away from Chinatown

explorers guesthouse indulges the tired and weary | the hostel is a stone’s throw away from chinatown

The location of the Explorers Guesthouse is exactly where you want to be as a young traveler. The Chinatown markets are virtually next door and the night-time food and drink markets will entice you out almost every night. Just a mere minute away, Chinatown markets are always bustling and if you tire of that, feel free to roam the relatively safe streets at night or head to the LRT station that’ll take you wherever you need to go. Central Market is also nearby, with buses outside the hostel, going there directly along with the trams that can let you drop off close to the markets. There’s also helpful maps available inside the hostel that’ll inform you of how to reach Batu Caves - a half-hour journey from the hostel.

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Explorers Guesthouse gives you the solace that you desperately crave

Nestled right in the hub of vibrant Kuala Lumpur, The Explorers Guesthouse is a must if you don’t feel like partying and want a great hostel at a great price. The hostel is close to every amenity a traveler could want from buses, convenience stores, money changers and ATM’s. The Explorers Guesthouse in Kuala Lumpur is highly recommended as the perfect place to rest your weary feet after a lengthy day of traveling. Guaranteed you’ll be recommending to your friends after a stay here.

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