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Matahari Lodge
Matahari Lodge
Matahari Lodge
Matahari Lodge
Matahari Lodge
Matahari Lodge
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7.4

Very good

635 reviews

635 reviews

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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Kasturi Walk

20 m

Si Yuang Gallery

20 m

Gilasco

60 m

Sri Maha Mariamman Temple

90 m

Guan Di Temple Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

120 m

Popular landmarks
Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur

170 m

Central Market

200 m

KL Bird Park

870 m

Menara Kuala Lumpur

1.3 km

Jalan Alor

1.6 km

Closest landmarks
Maybank Forex Counter

60 m

Reggae Bar

130 m

Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur

170 m

Impressions

180 m

Philately Museum

200 m

Matahari Lodge

58-1 Jalan Hang Kasturi, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50050 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Chinatown, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Petronas Twin Towers.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Kuala Lumpur

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transport

160 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

Facilities

Shuttle service

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Room service [24-hour]

Laundry service

Safety deposit boxes

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in Kuala Lumpur are being booked every minute!
Value for money7.7
Distance to city center1KM
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportSultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SZB)
Distance to airport16.0 km

Rooms available at Matahari Lodge

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.7

Dormitory
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Private Single Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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Private Double Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Budget Single Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
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Single Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • 1 single bed
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Deluxe Queen Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
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Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
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Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
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Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Matahari Lodge?

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What time is check-in and check-out at Matahari Lodge?

Check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking out after the designated period may be charged an additional fee. The lodge offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Matahari Lodge?

A stay at Matahari Lodge also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the lodge.

What is the smoking policy at Matahari Lodge?

Matahari Lodge does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Matahari Lodge?

Pasar Seni is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 140 m away from Matahari Lodge.

What restaurants are nearby Matahari Lodge?

Matahari Lodge is located in Chinatown, famous for good restaurants such as Rasa Kelantan, Durian Kafe and Antipodean City Centre.

What popular shopping places are close to Matahari Lodge?

Located in the Chinatown area, Matahari Lodge is close to great shopping choices like Si Yuang Gallery, Gilasco and The Warehouse.

What are popular attractions near Matahari Lodge?

Guests at Matahari Lodge can easily visit Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Gallery and Merdeka Square located in the Chinatown area.

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What people love about Matahari Lodge

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Very good staff."

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    February 15, 2020

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Very good staff."

    Fylaktis

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    February 14, 2020

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Breakfast

    "Breakfast free."

    Fylaktis

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    February 13, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 6,812 Kuala Lumpur properties
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Room comfort score
7.7/10
Location score
8.8/10
Value for money score
7.7/10
Service score
7.6/10
Better than
98
%
of Kuala Lumpur properties
Better than
96
%
of Kuala Lumpur properties
Better than
90
%
of Kuala Lumpur properties
Better than
90
%
of Kuala Lumpur properties
Overall rating:

7.4

Very good
635 reviews
Cleanliness
7.2
Facilities
6.3
Location
8.8
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More about Matahari Lodge

More about Matahari Lodge

Matahari Lodge

See the best of Kuala Lumpur with a stay at Matahari Lodge, which puts you right in the city center amidst the many sights and landmarks. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations. Sampling the authentic culture of Kuala Lumpur is easy with a stay at Matahari Lodge, just 2.3 km from Petronas Twin Towers. Explorers need the best transportation options, and Terminal Bersepadu Selatan is just 7.4 km away from Matahari Lodge, giving your stay the added convenience of accessing one of the city's main transportation systems.
Matahari Lodge provides the best in services and amenities to help make guests feel comfortable. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the lodge's free Wi-Fi internet access. The lodge provides shuttle services to help you find what you want in Kuala Lumpur. While lodging at this wonderful lodge, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes.
If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the lodge's tours. The lodge's on-site laundry service helps you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include 24-hour room service, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The lodge is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment.
Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and essential amenities. The lodge provides air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests.


Dining and things to do

If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house shared kitchen available here.
Matahari Lodge offers wonderful recreational facilities for guests to enjoy. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

Visit the sights and local attractions of Kuala Lumpur during your stay at the lodge. Pose in front of Menara Kuala Lumpur located 1.3 km away, and you can always show your friends the time you went to Kuala Lumpur.


Reasons to stay here

This lodge's food and dining score higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.
This lodge scores higher than 95% of accommodations in the city for its location.
Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Good
Facilities

6.3

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

58 mentions

Breakfast

25 mentions

Internet

17 mentions

Food & Dining

6 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Malay
  • Tamil

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Room service [24-hour]
  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

Access

  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Shuttle service

Available in all rooms

  • A/C
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Desk
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared bathroom
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
Location
58-1 Jalan Hang Kasturi, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50050
Excellent
Location

8.8

Airports

  • Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SZB)
    16.0 km 33 min drive
  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)
    44.7 km 52 min drive

Public transportation

  • Pasar Seni
    140 m
  • LRT Train Station - Pasar Seni
    180 m 2 min walk

Hospital or clinic

  • Kheng Dental Surgery
    210 m

Shopping

  • Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
    2.1 km

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    30 m 1 min drive

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    190 m 5 min walk
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur
    170 m
  • Central Market
    200 m
  • KL Bird Park
    870 m
  • Menara Kuala Lumpur
    1.3 km
  • Jalan Alor
    1.6 km
  • Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
    2.1 km
  • KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway
    2.1 km
  • Aquaria KLCC
    2.3 km
  • Petronas Twin Towers
    2.4 km
  • KLCC Park
    2.5 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Kasturi Walk
    20 m
  • Si Yuang Gallery
    20 m
  • Gilasco
    60 m
  • Maybank Forex Counter
    60 m
  • Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
    90 m
  • Guan Di Temple Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
    120 m
  • Reggae Bar
    130 m
  • The Warehouse
    130 m
  • Pasar Seni
    140 m
  • Chinese Wholesale Cheap Food
    160 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-11 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee90 MYR
  • Distance from city center1KM
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)90

Extras

  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 MYR

The property

  • Number of rooms 24
  • Room voltage220

Reviews of Matahari Lodge from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.4
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10
Cleanliness7.2
Facilities6.3
Location8.8
Room comfort and quality7.7
Service7.5
Value for money7.7
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Rating
9+ Exceptional (98)
8-9 Excellent (134)
7-8 Very Good (151)
6-7 Good (79)
<6 Below Expectation (103)
Time of the year
Mar - May (159)
Jun - Aug (125)
Sep - Nov (125)
Dec - Feb (156)
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9.3
Exceptional
JAE-SIK from South Korea
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

More than worth of its price”

freindly and nice staffs, near from public transportation, quiet and comfortable atmosphere

Staying in Matahari Lodge was one of the best choices I've made during 4 days KL trip. All staff were so freindly and nice, especially one of them eager to help me to set up my itinerary in KL(Thanks a lot, Juni!). And plus, its location is walking distance from public transportation spots, such as Pasar Seni LRT station (+ Kuala Lumpur KTM station + Go KL Bus stop), Masjid Jamek LRT station, and Pudu Raya Bus terminal. And its location is also walking distance from Chinatown, Merdeka Square, Little India, and Textile Museum. One more, there's Seven Eleven right beside of the Matahari Lodge. If you are looking for some budget hotel with convenient location and friendly staff, Matahari Lodge won't dissapoint you.

Reviewed December 28, 2013

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9.7
Exceptional
JAE-SIK from South Korea
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in December 2013

More than worth of its price”

freindly and nice staffs, near from public transportation, quiet and comfortable atmosphere

Staying in Matahari Lodge was one of the best choices I've made during 4 days KL trip. All staff were so freindly and nice, especially one of them eager to help me to set up my itinerary in KL(Thanks a lot, Juni!). And plus, its location is walking distance from public transportation spots, such as Pasar Seni LRT station (+ Kuala Lumpur KTM station + Go KL Bus stop), Masjid Jamek LRT station, and Pudu Raya Bus terminal. And its location is also walking distance from Chinatown, Merdeka Square, Little India, and Textile Museum. One more, there's Seven Eleven right beside of the Matahari Lodge. If you are looking for some budget hotel with convenient location and friendly staff, Matahari Lodge won't dissapoint you.

Reviewed December 28, 2013

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8.7
Excellent
Chandra from United States
Solo traveler
Private Single Room
Stayed 3 nights in November 2015

Great to,Return !”

Location Staff Friendliness Value for Money

This was my third or fourth stay at Matahari Lodge, The location --just across from Pasar Seni train stop, two stops from KL Sentral, doors away from a 7-11, down the block from two Indian restos, and a short walk to Central Market and Chinatown --that's just Great !! The staff are all very friendly and helpful. There was a leak from the ceiling, and I was moved into another room, in less than five minutes ! When I needed a'ride at 3am, the staff came downstairs, got a taxi, and made sure the rate to the KLIA2 buses at KlSentral was only MR 15, even tho it was wayyyy early ! The breakfast is typical: white bread (toast), margarine, PNB, and jelly -- with 24hr drinking water, tea, coffee available. I recommend Matahari Lodge to other budget travelers, and will definitely stay there again, when in Kl. Thank You !

Reviewed November 23, 2015

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8.7
Excellent
Craig from United States
Couple
Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in July 2012

Great location, very friendly staff, great deal”

Location is close to everything you need

We randomly selected the Matahari lodge, well basically it was available and inexpensive. We checked in late, which was no problem. Location was very easy to get to from a 1 to 2 minute walk from rail station. It is in Chinatown which means lots of street shopping and food venders. Very near markets. The rooms are clean and simple. We stayed in both the dorm and a double room. The showers have warm water and are pretty clean. There is air-con in the hallway and a fan in each room that circulates the cool air into your room. The free breakfast is just toast with butter, jam, peanut butter. However, the tea and coffee are free. They also sell beer, water, sodas, etc... and the prices are cheaper than 7/11. The common room is inviting and the staff is friendly and very helpful. For the money it was perfect for us. We have stayed here a couple of times and recommend it.

Reviewed July 20, 2012

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8.3
Excellent
Chandra from United States
Solo traveler
Private Single Room
Stayed 7 nights in December 2014

Friendly+Helpful Staff--Glad I returned!!”

Helpful STAFF, COMFORTABLE Bed, Great LOCATION!

This was my second stay at Matahari Lodge, and I am glad I returned. I was recognised and remember by staff as well as long-term lodgers... if felt god to be there. The rooms are CLEAN, the size is OK, there are no windows, so it supports a good sleep. The Breakfast is traditional Malay for guesthouses: bread (toast), Planta margarine, jam, Peanut Butter (actually few guesthouses will provide the PNB !!), coffee, tea. Matahari provides the coffee and tea all day, and there's even free drinking water! ---with a HOT water dispenser for Ramen, Soup, whatever. The staff printed out my boarding passes, assisted with phone calls, and going outside to grab a taxi--at 3AM !! There are two desktop computers for use, as well as plugs (with adapters) on the table in the TV area, for charging devices. The Kasturi Walk and Chinatown are within 5 min walk, as is the Pasar Seni LRT stop, which is only one stop from KLSentral. I really like Matahari Lodge, and recommend it for fellow Budget Travellers.

Reviewed December 18, 2014

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9.0
Exceptional
Cynthia from United States
Solo traveler
Private Single Room
Stayed 3 nights in October 2013

Clean private rooms and facility for a great price”

Centrally located in Chinatown, very clean and comfortable acility, close to public transportation

I really enjoyed my stay at Matahari Lodge. The place is very well run with friendly and helpful staff. The facility is very clean, comfortable, safe, and inviting. They have private room options for a great price. The rooms are simple, but very clean, plenty of space, comfirtable beds, and has Wifi. The rooms are kept cool with a fan that sucks in cold air from the air conditioned hallways. The shared bathrooms are very clean as well. The only drawback is that the walls are thin so you can easily hear people in the adjacent rooms. Just bring earplugs.

Reviewed October 23, 2013

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8.0
Excellent
Shoko from Japan
Solo traveler
Private Double Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2013

good for budget travelers”

reasonable, nice staff, a few munites walk from the station

I booked and paid for a double room a few days before I visited in Kuala Lumpur, but the room was actually full and the staff took me to Matahari Lodge 2. Only one room was avairable there but the bed was broken, which I didnt even care. I just needed a room to stay cuz it was middle of the night. I stayed there for 2 nights after all. As I told I've paid for a double room which was pretty expensive, and I stayed at a single room with broken bed. They didnt refund the balance, but all the staff was very nice and kind and it made me so comfortable staying there so That was OK. This is really popular and famous hotel for budget travelers around the world.

Reviewed June 08, 2013

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9.7
Exceptional
Juli from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Private Double Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2015

Excellent value for money!”

Great location, comfortable, friendly staff

Would highly recommend this hostel - zero complaints! Staff were really accommodating and helpful. I had a double room with city view which was very comfortable and clean. Bathrooms and power showers also clean. Excellent location: right next to Kuala Lumpur Station, central market, and Chinatown. Jam and peanut butter at breakfast nicer than any other hostel I've stayed in in Malaysia. Only wish I had been able to stay longer!

Reviewed August 30, 2015

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9.0
Exceptional
Ann from Estonia
Solo traveler
Private Single Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2012

Lovely hotel with great customer service”

Location, great bed

Matahari Lodge is located right across the street from the Central Market. It has great clean rooms, I had a single room and hat a brillianttly firm new bed and clean linen, towel was provided. The breakfast was basic with toast and jam or peanut butter, but sufficient for a traveller. Downside would have been the distance of shared bathrooms and showers, and these facilities were not in the newest of conditions.

Reviewed September 17, 2012

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9.0
Exceptional
catriona from Ireland
Solo traveler
Private Single Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2012

Handy hostel in ideal location!”

Single rooms available for low price.

I really enjoyed my one night stay in Matahari lodge. It is seconds walk away from the bus/ train station for airport, KLCC etc. The hostel was very clean and nicely decorated. It was great to be able to have a single room for less than $10!! there was free Wi Fi, computers available, T.v with dvds and board games which was a fantastic touch for the guests. Free tea and coffee was also provided. I thought the staff were very helpful aswel for information.

Reviewed January 15, 2013

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8.3
Excellent
Daniel from Canada
Solo traveler
Private Single Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2012

Great guest house!”

Location, community

matahari lodge is a great guest house in chinatown and my go to place every time i visit kuala lumpur. it's also situated near the bus station pudu and the central market.

Reviewed September 17, 2012

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8.8
Excellent
wanda from United Kingdom
Couple
Private Double Room
Stayed 5 nights in January 2017

Another pleasant stay here”

We have stayed at the Matahari Lodge twice before and enjoyed another pleasant stay this time. Our room was quiet and nicely decorated. Just a few minor problems which didn't affect us too much, there was a problem with the drinking water filter machine and also their printer and microwave were not working. All of these things were fine last time we stayed here. Other than that we have no complaints!

Reviewed January 24, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
MOHD from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Private Single Room
Stayed 4 nights in November 2012

Bravo!!”

Best hostel i ever met

This is the best budget hostel i ever met...the toilet is clean and the room is more than what i'm expected and totally different with other budget hostel. I'm really enjoying my stay at this comfortable hostel. It is more valuable for my money and i'm surely will stay there again if i go to Kuala Lumpur and that will be my first choice to stay. But only one thing is, hopefully the hostel management show the 'qibla' arrow inside the room especially for Muslim visitor to pray. I like this hostel very much... Thank You for your excellent service...!

Reviewed November 22, 2012

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8.3
Excellent
Hari from India
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in March 2012

Great location, nice service, immaculately clean”

see title

The Matahari Lodge is one of the cleanest hostels I've ever stayed at. The staff were very pleasant and helpful and seem to hang out and fraternize with the guests in the hostel's common space, which I thought was very cool (their English was a little limited, however, but that's not a big deal). The only complaint I have is that the dorm room I stayed in was windowless, so it's hard to wake up early in the morning if you need to.

Reviewed April 04, 2012

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8.0
Excellent
Jhaislaine from United States
Solo traveler
Private Single Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2012

Excellent service, clean rooms and bathrooms”

close to transport, helpful staff, clean

i only stayed for two nights but the staff was extra helpful even escorting me to the correct lodge after arriving at matahari lodge #2 instead of #1 at 1:30am. i liked that my room was clean even though there were no windows, so were the bathrooms which is important when they are shared. it's walking distance to many places to eat, the metro, bus service to batu caves and shopping. only con is that it is pretty loud, not that it's a party place but the walls are thin and you can hear everyone coming and going. i would stay again, right price, right place.

Reviewed July 18, 2012

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8.4
Excellent
Genesis from Philippines
Group
Private Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

Great location!”

Matahari Lodge has a very great location, near Pasar Seni mrt, Chinatown, Petaling street, Merdeka Square, Masjid Jamek and a few bus stops. It also has free breakfast. Maybe good for short stay as some facilities are not ok and toilets are not that clean. They could improve that one.

Reviewed August 28, 2017

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8.3
Excellent
Remo from Switzerland
Solo traveler
Private Single Room
Stayed 4 nights in January 2013

Feels like at home”

Location, management

Matahari lodge is located centrally in KL, just a few steps away from Pasar Seni LRT Station and therefore very easy to find. The rooms are not beautiful, but have a good air conditioning and are very clean. On the 3rd floor there is a common room with very social life where you can always get a chat with other travellers or just relax and watch TV. The owners made me feel like at home as they had always an open ear for every issue you had. Bathrooms are located on every floor and work very well, as well as they are clean and provide hot water for showering. Would recommend this place!

Reviewed January 29, 2013

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8.3
Excellent
Ronald from Philippines
Solo traveler
Private Single Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

nice location, friendly staff, value for money”

nice location, friendly staff, value for money

its right across the street to reach the MRT and bus station. GoKL bus is free for everyone and will drop you to all the tourist sites in Kuala Lumpur. Its in Chinatown so you can get all the chineese restaurants and shopping sites. Near central Market . Staff is friendly and the room was clean with everything i need for the day.

Reviewed May 02, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Agne from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Private Single Room
Stayed 4 nights in January 2017

Quiet place in a madness of China town!”

I stayed at Matahari Lodge for 4 nights. It was exactly what I needed! Amazing value for mone, private, quiet, clean. Really nice and helpful staff. An excellent stay!

Reviewed January 20, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Fylaktis from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Private Single Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Very good place for living”

Breakfast. Wifi. Hot water for tea and coffee. Balcony. Hot water in shower. TV room. Kitchen. Very good staff.

Reviewed February 15, 2020

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