Number Eight Guesthouse

8-10 Tengkat Tong Shin, Kuala Lumpur, 50200, Malaysia

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    Budget Accomodation with comfort with Style

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    My first experience staying in a guesthouse...Though there's no 4/5 star hotels amenities and services, it's still worth a visit! Especially for those who's on budget like me... RM90 per room per nite ... GREAT deal I must say... Staff were very helpful. Though they don't speak much. I din expect a guesthouse would provide towel... The toilet and the bathroom... to my surprise... all is extremely clean!!!

    Oh, before I 4get... the room includes breakfast too... though it's just a super duper simple breakfast where only bread, coffee, tea and some fruits were served...Thumbs up for Number 8ight! And guess wat?? Number 8ight is listed by Lonely Planet Website as one of KL's best 5 Hotels.

    Unique Quality: Set in three completely renovated traditional Chinese shop houses, Number 8ight has showers with pumped solar-heated water and allowed the grand ground floor spaces to remain intact as spacious lounge areas, open to the outside, but sheltered from the sun; a perfect place to sit back and share your experiences with fellow travellers. Contemporary furnishing and effective lighting contrast with the traditional colonial architecture.

    Number 8ight offers two types of accommodation. Air-conditioned budget room with windows and fan. Twins and Doubles are available depending on traveller's preference; En-Suite with attached hot shower bathroom, TV and DVD player... Price are reasonable... at only RM130 per nite. Do check out their website for more details.

    Directions: Situated at the golden triangle between three of KL's most popular city destinations: China Town, Bukit Bintang and the Petronas Twin Towers.

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    Number Eight

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    No. 8 Guesthouse is a completely renovated, well-kept and clean place on Tingkat Tong Shin, a parallel (an due to that quiet) road of the busy noisy Bukit Bintang shopping road. So you can have your quiet brake or the shopping action just 100m away. Another advantage of this area is the food night market on Jalan Alor with a huge variety of street stalls and the restaurants on Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang.
    This place is pretty popular because of its Lonely Planet recommendation, so it can be booked out quickly. I just hope the quality wont suffer from its fame in the long run.

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    Stayed there in July 2006.

    It was kind of emergency as most of the hotels were full due to folk demonstration.

    I was charged a hefty 125 MYR for a small room with no bathroom but with fan/airco and a sink. The price included breakfast that I did not enjoy due to my very early departure !

    All facilities were outside the room.

    To me, it is far too much for such a room but I guess dormitory are quite ok due to their cheap price.

    The general cleaness was ok but a deeper look at the sink revealed a superficial cleaning by the person in charge !

    Unique Quality: Location
    Friendly and helpful staff

    Directions: Same street as Allson Genesis Hotel

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Number Eight Guesthouse...and location question

by ellielou

Greetings,

I wonder if anyone can give me any feedback on the guesthouse named above.

Since I'll mainly be in KL for Thaipusam, I'm fairly sure that this location is convenient for public transit to Batu Caves. Or, any suggestions for a location and guesthouse that makes a bit more sense for getting to all the festivities?

Thanks!

RE: Number Eight Guesthouse...and location question

by boocik04

Hey Ellen,

Thaipusam is a public holiday in Selangor and it can be pretty quiet at the roads but as you are staying at the Bukit Bintang area Guesthouse, I guess it will be very busy as usual in KL since everyone from Selangor comes down to KL for shopping (it is not a holiday for KL).
You should get to the location very early in the morning as the Kavadi parade might cause a very congested traffic at the Batu Cave area. Some people take the bus but if you are really in a hurry, take the taxi by all means... However, you need to remember that from Bukit Bintang to Batu Caves is quite a distance (given the traffic condition as well!)so maybe you need to think about the location of your accomodation.
I am not sure if there are any guesthouses around the area but I am sure that there are some budget hotels at the newer-developed areas of Batu Caves, nearby the MRR II highway.

RE: RE: Number Eight Guesthouse...and location question

by ellielou

Thanks for this great reply! I was under the assumption that it was a public holiday in Malaysia! I may have worked out some other accomodations, closer to Batu Caves, which seems to be the way to go, I think....BTW, if you're interested in attending Thaispusam with someone (or a few people) you don't know) pls shoot me an email, and we can figure out how to meet up!

best,
Ellen

RE: RE: Number Eight Guesthouse...and location question

by boocik04

Sorry, I need to correct an error on my posting. Because Thaipusam falls on 1st February 2007, it is also a holiday for KL as it is the Federal Territory Day too. Apologies!!

Budget Hotels

by worksopian

I am after decent budget hotels in KL.Any ideas?

Re: Budget Hotels

by suzanne_cky

Im planning to visit to kl too and thus i had make some survey of the budget hotels in kl:
A)Corona inn(near bukit bintang)
standard twin room(2 single bed)RM113++

if u go by group:
B)Hostel Red Dragon(In Chinatown @ Petaling street)
(Dorm-9 bed)RM19 per bed
-air contional availble
-shared toilet

if u go with a small group:
C)Puduraya Hostel(opposite the puduraya station)
4 bed mixed room(2 doubledecker)RM 12 per bed
-air contional availble
-shared toilet

the hostels are very clean and just like our room
pz:stay in the budget hostel enough adi,save the money to shopping,haha..

Re: Budget Hotels

by meliaz

Never stayed at any, but I do know there are several budget hostels along Tengkat Tong Shin which is just off Jalan Alor (street famous for hawker food in KL). The location's good - central and plenty of food nearby. Also walking distance to Bukit Bintang.
Some of them are Anjung KL Guesthouse (http://www.anjungkl.com/main.htm), Red Palm (http://www.redpalm-kl.com/location.php?section=3) and Number Eight Guesthouse (http://www.numbereight.com.my/eight.html) and Green Hut Lodge (http://www.thegreenhut.com/).

These are new and good and clean!

by Lalee

http://www.tunehotels.com/

http://www.stayorange.com/

Guesthouse suggests and your input wanted, please!

by ellielou

Greetings,

I've gone through most of the tips for KL gh/hostels and have come up with these places that may fit my needs: Pujangga Homestay, Trekker Lodge, and Green Hut.

I'm also considering Number Eight Guesthouse, although they do not have single rooms, and I would have to pay for a double. In addition, I have read a negative review on it here.

Basically, I'm interested in a place that is clean, inexpensive (under $20/night for a single room with a window), air conditioning, central location (i.e. near public transport), and (relatively) quiet.

Last time I was in KL, I stayed at Podonk Lodge, which I didn't like. (I have a tip if you need further explantation!)

So, any ideas or feedback for me?

Thanks!

RE: Guesthouse suggests and your input wanted, please!

by imstress

hey ellen

we stayed at the trekker lodge in a double rm with air con and hot shower with window and it was very clean. This is an ideal location with the monorail stations (Bukit Bintang & Raja Chulan) just a few mins walk away. It is located in a quiet area. I think it shd fit into your budget.

RE: RE: Guesthouse suggests and your input wanted, please!

by ellielou

thanks, Jen dear!

RE: Guesthouse suggests and your input wanted, please!

by fashionapple

I would also not recommend Pondok Lodge to any one now. I stayed with them last time and was quite uncomfortable with them. I also heard lot of praise for Pujangga and Trekker Lodge, so better go with them. Happy Travels

RE: RE: Guesthouse suggests and your input wanted, please!

by ellielou

thanks....good to know that I wasn't alone with the pondok lodge thing...but sorry you had bad experiece too!

RE: RE: Guesthouse suggests and your input wanted, please!

by degenerates

hi,

why dont u try the backpackers lodge nearby jalan tun h.s lee( very near to Central market & LRT Station. its near where my office now and i've seen a lot of tourist enjoy staying there since 2yrs ago !!! I think thats dhould fit your expectations as I've seen so many tourist there and from their conversation they quite satissfied. Donwstairs is a mamak stall where I usually went for a drink wth my friends and lost of tourist come here for a nice teh tarik and chicken curry. Any prib just p.m me ok??

Travel Tips for Kuala Lumpur

friendly people and very cheap shopping

by smitam

It is enough to see the petronas towers from far away. going to the skybridge is a waste of time as they only take you to the 41st floor. i had a beter view from my hotel room! KL is mainly a shoppers paradise. everything is affordable and the clothes are very well fitted.
you must buy some arts and crafts originating from the Borneo Sarawak region. What i miss most about Kl is the warmth of the people. They are so friendly and warm. they are helpful, polite and always smile.

Luggage Storage at Puduraya

by travelpug

There is a luggage storage/ locker at Puduraya Bus Terminal. It is located at a corner of foodcourt (Main Level). In between Platform 17 & 18, walk towards the foodcourt. The luggage storage is straight ahead at the end.

Price: RM3 per piece of luggage per day

Business Hours: 7am til 12midnight (10pm public holiday)

tune hotels, malaysia, mapdoo

by amangoo

hi there... i would recommend a new budget hotel in KL.... Tune Hotels. The price starts from RM9.99... it is invested by the founders of Airasia. Anyway so far there is only 1 outlet in KL. the location is:

http://mapdoo.com/?id=tun999001

since u'll be touching down in June and u r from the UK... meanwhile if u r footbal fans and wanna plan and heading to the bars to watch the Euro 2008... Malaysians are crazy about football and u could easily find great places/bars for watching live football... i would recommend Hartams Aquare... an outdoor eatery place where u can enjoy the beers and giant screen... great atmosphere too...

location map of Hartamas Square: http://mapdoo.com/?id=aab126571

u could also use the Malaysia local roadmapping website Mapdoo and browse for more local info such as restaurant, bars, tourism places etc.

welcome to malaysia :)

KLCC photo shooting

by l_joo

Many tourists come to KLCC to take photos, I don't know how many photos already taken so far. Some peoples come with heavy video cameras to shoot something serious for professional use, they just taking endless photos and videos as if that's their father's one, hahahaha....just a joke.

Islamic art

by hennanights

In the National Mosque you can find examples of fine Islamic artwork such as Calligraphy.
Calligraphy is fundamental element of Islamic art. Its used to decorate and relate the words of the Quran. Arabesque patterns are also used to decorate or boarded Calligraphies. Similar use of repeated mathematical patterns are found throughout the mosque in its architecture design, the use of glass and stone work. Islamic art and design creates the feeling of space with repeated patterns and layering of designs. The use of light too can be found here with its reflective pools of water, marble floors and the blue glass roof. Islamic artists have developed the art of geometric patterns to its highest form and did so because of the Islamic belief that use of figurative paintings and sculpture can lead to idolatry.

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Address: 8-10 Tengkat Tong Shin, Kuala Lumpur, 50200, Malaysia