The Explorers Guesthouse is located in Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur’s most popular neighborhood among backpackers. It’s one of Malaysia’s cheapest hostels.
I’ve stayed in a few hostels in Singapore, and had both good and bad experiences. A night’s stay in a Singapore hostel costs between $38 and $45, which is relatively expensive as far as budget lodging in the region goes. Hostels typically cost around $10 a night in Southeast Asia.
After my experience in Singapore, I was curious about staying in one of the most inexpensive accommodations in Malaysia. After searching online, I found The Explorers Guesthouse to be the cheapest hostel in Kuala Lumpur and booked a bed in the mixed dorm for $3.
The hostel’s management did not immediately reply to my requests for comment. Insider paid for my stay in full, as is standard with our reporting trips.
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