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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Where to Stay in KL: Sunshine Bedz Bed and Breakfast

I initially had no plan of surfing a couch in KL so I was a bit prepared when it comes to accommodation. Sunshine Bedz became my first choice due to its good reviews in Trip Advisor.

One thing I liked the most about it, is its location. It is just literally a few steps away from the Bukit Bintang Monorail Station. Look at the photo below, you can see it from there. Just as long as you have a train to ride, it's very easy to go around the city of Kuala Lumpur.

It is also easy to find places to eat, not to mention McDonalds is just their neighbor. It is just walking distance to the "food street" Jalan Alor. Your gastronomical cravings will surely be satisfied when you check it out.

photo credit to their website

The location is also in the middle of a shopping paradise. From high-end shops to budget shops, you can find everything there. My favorite shopping place in the area was Sungei Wang Plaza. I bought a lot of fashionable stuff for cheap cheap prices. :)

hostel's location

The hostel is exactly located in this corner so you won't miss it. Central and awesome at the same time. :)

I had no reservations. I was lucky to get that one last bed space when I arrived. I got a space from their Mixed Dorm good for 6 people. It was my first time to be in one. My last experience was in an all-female dorm. All of my roommates were European, most of them French. A couple and a group of three friends. I actually found my mixed dorm experience better than the all-female one. There are less "bitchy" roommates. Oopps! Haha. ;)

my space

Their beddings were comfy and spotless. The blankets and towels crisp and fresh. The room is very clean.

my roommates' bunks

They also have lockers where you can leave your valuables. Just don't forget to bring your own super-secured padlock. Oh and your power adapters too. In case you forgot one, you may also borrow one from the reception like I did.

my locker

Another thing I loved was their super clean toilet and bath. They keep it clean all the time which is great. There are also plenty of them so you won't have to wait for your turn to use them. Just bring your own toiletries. Sorry, I don't have photos of that.

They only have a small receiving area, but I don't think you're going to stay there all the time as you will be out exploring the city. Their dining area is pretty cramped too, designed for on-the-go travelers. Anyway, I loved their free breakfast. It's just free coffee and toasts but that's enough to last you until lunch time. The amenities are great. Very fast wifi connection in all rooms. They also have a spare computer if you don't have a gadget with you.

I had a wonderful time in Sunshine Bedz. I had everything I needed. The staff are nice too. There are Filipinas working there so communication was a lot easier. They also allowed me to leave some of my stuff there while I'm up traveling north of Malaysia for more than a week. The room rates are very affordable too considering their outstanding location.

The only thing I wished they have there was Laundry Services. And another not so good thing was the bunch of women (who looked like hookers) standing by the stairway every night. A Canadian guy CS friend of mine cracked up when he saw them one time when they brought me home late. It made the hostel looked like a brothel or something. He can't stop laughing. ;)

Overall, it was a pleasant stay and I'm seeing myself staying there again when I come back to KL.

Accomodation Information:

Sunshine Bedz Bed and Breakfast
Address: 65B 2nd Flr Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact Nos: +603-2143 5050
Room Rates: RM 30 for Dorm Rooms; RM 45-55 for Double Rooms

Accommodation Rating: ♥♥♥♥

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