Hotels and areas in Kuala Lumpur where to stay
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Hotels in Kuala Lumpur, prices
In Kuala Lumpur, a large selection of hotels of all categories. For example, in the tourist center itself, Chinatown, you can find a bed in a hostel from $ 5, and a separate room for two with minimal amenities from $ 12. There are not very many options for accommodation of an average price category and more comfortable accommodation (2 or 3 stars), and it is better to book them in advance. But Kuala Lumpur is famous all over the world for its inexpensive five-star hotels. So, you can stay in the "five" here from 70 US dollars, and in the very center, not far from the Petronas Towers.
It is not necessary to book budget hotels in advance, you can always find them on the spot. However, it is still better to do this in advance, so as not to lose time on the spot searching, and even more so not to get caught on the "wiring" of local "helpers" or taxi drivers who catch tourists at bus stations and railway stations, and offer hotels and a guesthouse at inflated prices, and then also ask tourists for a commission If this happens to you, you will have to give your volunteer assistant 2-5 dollars.
In order not to encounter such a situation, it is better to book accommodation in advance, which can be done in the most popular hotel search system in Southeast Asia Agoda.com, or one of the world's most popular hotel reservation systems booking.com. You can search for hotels in KL immediately through the search form from Agoda:
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Areas of Kuala Lumpur where it is better to stay
The cheapest hotels and hostels are mostly concentrated in the city center, especially in Chinatown (Chinatown). In addition, this is the most interesting and colorful place in the city, and most of the interesting sights will be within walking distance. In general, if you do not know which area to choose, go to Chinatown, it is considered to be the most tourist area of Kuala Lumpur.
Slightly more comfortable accommodation for the same money, as well as many five-star hotels can be found in the area Bukit Bintang, which is a 10-minute walk from Chinatown and within walking distance of Petronas Towers.
Another useful recommendation for choosing a place to stay, especially if you are an economical traveler and prefer to use public transport , is to pick up a hotel as close as possible to LRT metro stations or transport hubs. A good option is the area around Puduraya station (Puduraya on the map), or Masjid Jamek metro station, where both LRT lines intersect (see for more information about the Kuala Lumpur metro). It makes no sense to settle next to the monorail, because on it you will almost not get anywhere. And I would like to warn you against stopping in the Brickfield area near the largest transport hub KL Sentral, since there is absolutely nothing for tourists to do there, there is nowhere to walk.
A little more detail about each of the districts of KL:
Chinatown or Chinatown
This one of the most popular tourist areas is located in the heart of the capital. Chinatown lies along Petaling Street (Jalan Petaling) and stretches along its surroundings (Chinatown district on the map).
Very often, tourists in Kuala Lumpur have a choice - where to stay: here, or in the neighboring area of Bukit Bintang. In short, Chinatown is a very interesting place with a special flavor (mainly Chinese), always noisy and never falling asleep, with a vibrant nightlife. At the same time, many tourists consider this place too dirty and fussy, on the street you can see rats and cockroaches running under the counters between the piles of garbage. Budget accommodation here is also not clean and cozy. Bukit Bintang does not have color and Stormy nightlife, but, on the other hand, for the same money you can rent a much better and more cozy room there.
However, the cheapest hotels, hostels and hostels are in Chinatown. You can find a room here from 25 ringgit with breakfast, and a backpacker bed for 15 ringgit.
If you live in Chinatown, then in 10 minutes on foot you will have access to the commuter train station Kuala Lumpur KTM Komuter Station, in 5 minutes on foot is the bus station Puduraya (Puduraya), from where you can conveniently and inexpensively get by bus to the airport. Pasar Seni station of the Kelana Jaya line of the city Metro is about the same distance. If you want to take the Ampang Line of the city Metro, then you just need to walk 5 minutes to Plaza Rakyat or Masjid Jamek station. Btw on Masjid Jamek you can board any of the two lines. The nearest Monorail station is Maharajalela, which is 10-15 minutes away on foot, unless you get lost along the way.
This is another popular tourist area is valuable for inexpensive and high-quality accommodation. Staying here will take you a bit away from the Chinatown extravaganza, but will be able to get cleaner and quieter accommodation for the same money. There are no attractions here, there is also nowhere to walk in the evening along the streets, but at the same time Bukit Bintang is the most "shopping" zone in the center: most of the largest shopping centers of the city are located here.
Bukit Bintang is located in the "Golden Triangle" in the vicinity of the eponymous street Jalan Bukit Bintang along its entire length. This street is quite long and the area, accordingly, is also quite large (Bukit Bintang district on the map).
To get acquainted with Kuala Lumpur and its attractions if you stop in this area, you can use one of the Stations of the monorail-Imbi, Bukit Bintang or Raja Chulan, all of them are in this area. Relatively nearby is the bus station Puduraya (Pudu Raya). Unfortunately, the lines of the city Metro LRT Rail bypassed Bukit Bintang. The nearest stations are Plaza Rakyat and Hang Tuah of the Ampang Line, which are a respectful distance away, especially if you are located in the northern part of the area. An alternative is the Kuala Lumpur monorail, which from Bukit Bintang station provides access to either Hang Tuah interchange station (for Ampang Line) or KL Sentral (for Kelana Jaya Line).
Kuala Lumpur City Center (KLCC)
Kuala Lumpur City Center (KLCC) is a small area in the center where Petronas Towers, KLCC aquarium, KLCC Park and Menara TV tower are located (Kuala Lumpur City Center (KLCC) on map). This is a very clean and well-maintained area, built up with skyscrapers, many of which are five-star hotels. This is where most hotels with views of Petronas Towers are located (see list of hotels with Tower views). Several large shopping centers and expensive nightclubs make KLCC also one of the most expensive to stay.
In general, it is very nice to be here, the area looks sterile, well-groomed and rich, but from a tourist point of view there is nowhere to walk and wander, there is nowhere to admire the sights. There is not even a hint of any Asian flavor.
There are still a lot of places in the city where you can find a hotel, they are scattered almost throughout the city and even beyond (see the map below). But there is no great sense for tourists in other places, except for the areas listed above. Here in brief about these areas:
- Tuanku Abdul Rahman and Chow Kit – these two districts occupy a small area between the city center and the" Golden Triangle", closely adjacent to the Petronas Towers. This is the main "platform" of traditional trade in the capital. Here you can find and buy things you can't find anywhere else in Malaysia. Here you can find quite budget accommodation.
- Brickfields (Brickworks) - this area is located in the south of the city. This is the so-called Indian quarter, and here is the main railway station and transport hub-KL Sentral.
- Bangsar and Midvalley - these areas are also located south of the city center. Bangsar is known for its restaurants and nightclubs. Midvalley is not particularly interesting for tourists, with the exception of Megamall – one of the most popular places for shopping.
- Damansara and Hartamas are suburbs in the west of the city, interesting for some of their restaurants and drinking establishments.
- Ampang is a Koreatown in the east of the city. Most embassies of foreign countries are located here.
- Northern suburbs - this is a huge area on the northern outskirts of the city. Most of the attractions are located here, including Zoo Negara (National Zoo), the National Zoo and the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (huge park–Institute of Forest Research of Malaysia), Batu Caves (Batu Caves).
- Southern suburbsin this area on the southern outskirts there is nothing particularly interesting for tourists, except that the main Sports Complex (Stadium) and the so-called "miners ' Park" (The Mines theme park).
Hotels in Kuala Lumpur on the map
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