You’ll never run out of things to do in Kuala Lumpur.
If you want some shopping fun, the malls and stores of Bukit Bintang don’t disappoint. For sightseeing, the city’s convenient bus and train system can take you to different top attractions such as Petronas Towers, Batu Caves, Menara KL, and Central Market. If you want to get in touch with nature, Bukit Nanas, Aquaria KLCC, and the KLCC Park are places that you can go to.
KLCC or Bukit Bintang?
Where should you stay? What’s the best area in Kuala Lumpur? KLCC or Bukit Bintang?
There are two areas that are really popular among tourists – KLCC and Bukit Bintang. But between the two, Bukit Bintang is much livelier, both during the day and at night. It has everything at your doorstep.
Note that these two areas are not that far apart. In fact, they’re connected by the KLCC-Bukit Bintang Walkway, a 1.173-km stretch that allows you to change venues in less than 30 minutes, or 15 if you walk fast.
Here are top-reviewed hotels and hostels in KLCC and Bukit Bintang.
Paper Plane Hostel
Paper Plane Hostel has been consistently given an “exceptional” rating by visitors. The reason? Not only does it have clean and comfortable beds, but it’s also well-located and have friendly staff. Hang Tua Monorail Station and the LRT Train Station is approximately 300 meters away.
Amethyst Love Guesthouse
Amethyst Love Guesthouse is one colorful and art-filled guesthouse, making it a homey and cozy place to stay while in Kuala Lumpur. Located along Jalan Rembia, it’s difficult to miss considering its all-yellow facade. If you’re a foodie, you’re going to love this guesthouse’s location. It’s only 110 meters from Jalan Alor (Food Street).
The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel
If you’re looking for a hotel with a swimming pool, book a room at The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel. If the KL heat becomes unbearable and you want to take a break from your shopping or sightseeing activities, you can always take a dip at the pool.
The Bed KLCC
The Bed KLCC is a neat and clean hostel. It’s close to Bukit Nanas train station, and it’s only a few-minute walk to KLCC and KL Tower. Check out their cool table.
Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur
A newly built hotel, Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur is one of the high-end hotels in the area. This is ideal for travelers who’d like to give themselves a nice treat. Banyan Tree has a prime location. It’s a hotel near a mall. Pavillion Mall is only 150 meters away.
KLCC Grey Studio
KLCC Grey Studio is one stylish accommodation. As the name implies, it’s a studio room that has everything. It’s ideal for solo and couple travelers who want a spacious room that allows them to cook and not share the bathroom with other guests.