You’ll be able to find the cheapest beds in KL in this district, most in Chinatown. However, you tend to get what you pay for, and very cheapest rumah tumpangan guesthouses, mostly rented by the hour or used by foreign workers, are health and safety hazards that are best avoided. For more upscale accommodation, see Golden Triangle instead; and if you’re looking for hotels around the KL Sentral station, see Brickfields.
* Hotel Petaling No. 121 – 123 Jalan Petaling 50000 Kuala Lumpur – Clean and cheap hostel along Petaling Street run by friendly Malaysian-Chinese owners. Tel: (603) 20789971, Fax: (603) 20789863
* Heritage Hotel, Bangunan Stesen Keretapi, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, ☎ (+60)3-2273-5588 (email@example.com, fax: (+60)3-2273-7566). Housed in KL’s beautiful old railway station (one stop away from KL Sentral). Offers backpacker packages starting as low as RM18 with breakfast. The facilities are borderline but acceptable, but the old, ramshackle building makes up for it. It is a beautiful place with a certain splendor. Some parts of it can be really disgusting though (There was dried cat poo in the 4th floor halls in September 09, and the carpet in the rooms had not been hoovered in a long long time), and some rooms are much newer than others. We recomment you check first. Also some of the staff is completely incompetent (Receptionnist forgets your wake up call because “I’m alone at the desk!”). Wifi in the lobby. Full hotel rooms start at RM60. Walk-in prices are around RM85
* Chinatown Boutique Hotel, No.34 Jalan Hang Lenkir (right at the corner with Jalan Sultan) 50000 Kuala Lumpur, ☎ (+60)3-2072 3388 (firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: (+60)3-2072 3389). checkout: 12.00. This is a spanking new hotel opened near the heart of Chinatown. Being a bit excentred it is still fairly quiet, and the rooms look really really great for that budget. Bathrooms are top notch. Everything is ultra-clean. Some room are smaller than others (the ones overlooking the parking in the back namely), and some have bigger windows, so you may want to check first. Windows are all quite thick and sound proof (noise from Jalan Sultan never was a problem). There is 24hr CCTV, and (slow!) Wifi in the rooms. The staff is mostly Chinese Malay, and has proved pleasant and helpful. No breakfast is included. Rooms are RM100 weekdays, RM130 holidays and weekends. You can bargain with the boss, he is often in the lobby. RM100-130.
* Le Village Tingkat 1 Banguan BSN 99A Jln Tun H.S. Lee – Two lots from the Bangkok Bank building, look for the tiny sign on the concrete pillar. Located in a colonial three-storey building near the Puduraya bus station and Pasar Seni and Masjid Jamek LRT stations. Great Atmosphere and friendly, helpful Malay staff. Painting sessions on Thursdays in the attic. Free Tea & Coffee and free distilled water, plus free to use kitchen facilities. Rooms are spread out on three floors. Lounge with TV on 2nd and 3rd levels. Dorms for RM15, singles 25 RM, doubles/twins from RM35. Internet available at nominal charge. You will have to leave your shoes at the staircase after you enter the metal gate. Guests will be given a six-digit number code to open the gate. Some guests report bedbugs.
* Matahari Lodge, 58-1 Jln Hang Kasturi (opp Pasar Seni LRT), ☎ +60-3-20705570. Squeaky clean hostel/guesthouse, with private air-con single and double rooms, but shared showers. Single rooms are windowless but quiet. TV lounge, free breakfast (toast/coffee) and free wifi. Very central location and easy to find. RM 40/70.
* Oasis Guest House Upper Floor 125 Jalan Petaling – Across the street from the Petaling Street Market, a brand-new (opened in May 2008) laidback place with free tea, coffee, kitchen and fridge use, rooftop terrace, TV/chill area. Nice place to stay. RM12 for dorm, 20 for single w/fan, 30 for single w/air-con. It is the only guesthouse that has a tout wandering around Chinatown and the bus-station. This guy will not help any possible guests with getting a metered taxi or tell them it is a short walk from the bus station to Chinatown.
* Hotel Chinatown 2, 70 – 72 Jalan Petaling, Tel : +60 3 2145 9599(General), +60 3 2145 2593(Reservation), – Hotel Chinatown 2 has nice atmosphere and a lot of foreigners staying there. At night it is noisy, shouting and cleaning the street until 3 AM (like all hotels on this street). Room with window and a/c 100RM.
* D’Oriental Inn Chinatown, KL, 82 & 84, Jalan Petaling, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia, Tel: 60-3-2273 9999, – D’Oriental Inn Chinatown, KL is a quiet and comfortable retreat located at the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s shopping district.
* Phoenix Hotel, No. 57 Jalan Sungai Besi, 57100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia, ☎ +603-9222 8668,. The 46 guestrooms have air-conditioning, cable TV, Internet access, and IDD phone. There is a conference room with Wi-Fi access, and the location makes it merely 15 minutes away from Suria KLCC, KL Sentral, and other landmarks.
* Maytower Hotel Serviced Apartments, No.7, Jalan Munshi Abdullah, tel. +603-26929298. 179 and serviced apartments.
* Midah Hotel, 8, Jalan Kampung Attap, Tel: 60-3-2273 9999, – Midah Hotel a Superior Business City Hotel, is located within the commercial and business hub of Kuala Lumpur. 10 mins walking distance to China Town.
* Twin Tower View, Bistari Condominium (Close to PWTC (Putra World Trade Centre)). checkin: 3PM; checkout: 12PM. Two bedroom apartment available to rent as a holiday home. Located in a condominium opposite PWTC train station. Great view across KL city centre. Air con, ceiling fans, wifi internet, swimming pool. $110 per night.