Guesthouse Name: Birdnest Guest House
Address: 64 Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I stayed at the Birdnest Guest House 2 in Kuala Lumpur. I arrived in KL without any accommodation booked (I had been on an island without internet) so I just turned up in the Chinatown area and walked around.
There are lots of guesthouses catering for backpackers here so finding a place to stay isn’t a problem. I got off at the Pasar Seni metro station and the Birdnest was the first guesthouse I walked into. A double room was 40 Ringgit ($9.10 USD) and the place looked nice enough so I took it.
The room was a fan room and had a little table in the corner. There was a window which opened into the hallway. As the window was facing inside the room didn’t get so hot so a fan was adequate.
The share bathrooms are at the back of the property set in a little garden area with natural light. The shower and toilet is in the same room and there is hot water.
There is a kitchen that also doubled as a common area (not that I would use a kitchen in KL!)
I loved the old wooden floorboards in the guesthouse and the no shoes policy. The floorboards are a bit creaky so there are signs reminding guests to “please walk gently”. I’ve lived in old houses where we learned to not bound around like you are walking outside.
The guesthouse also happens to have resident cats, which I liked. One cat kept sneaking into my room when I left the door open, so I had to make sure I didn’t lock any feline friends in when I went out.
There is free wifi in the guesthouse, though the signal was weak from my room and I ended up in the reception/common area a few times to get a signal.
There is another Birdnest Guesthouse around the corner on Petaling Street. I couldn’t find any online booking for Number 2 so check their website or try your luck like me and arrive without a booking.
To find another place to stay search for more hotels in Kuala Lumpur.