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The YMCA of Kuala Lumpur Hostel

95 Jalan Padang Belia Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur 50470 Malaysia
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#67 of 925 Speciality lodging in Kuala Lumpur
The YMCA of Kuala Lumpur began providing lodging to its guests since the 20th of August 1931 after it was inaugurated officially by His Excellency, Sir Cecil Clementi G.C.M.G. The YMCA KL Hostel became a transitional hub for travelling British Officers newly assigned throughout the Federated States of Malaya, becoming a safe location to rest and stay active for young men. During the Japanese Occupation of Malaya in 1942, due to the interest and good offices of a Japanese Christian, Mr Ogawa; YMCA KL was allowed to retain its building so the Hostel could carry on. However, a new building was made in the 1960s. These days, the YMCA of Kuala Lumpur Hostel provides a humble stay for the traveling groups or individuals, be it families and friends on a road-trip or just the lone backpacker to the nomadic businessman. In line with our motto “YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME” is our sincere aspiration to provide a consistent homely welcome for all our Guests who walk into our home, the YMCA KL.
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Property amenities
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Tennis court
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
24-hour security
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Table tennis
Walking tours
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
First aid kit
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Hindi, Malay and 1 more


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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
170Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
18Attractionswithin 0.5 km
139Reviews5Q+A23Room tips
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Roger Ephraim wrote a review Jan 2020
Bengaluru, India6 contributions12 helpful votes
A wonderful, affordable hostel at Central KL, close to the transport hub of KL. Has a little cafe downstairs for food and is walkable distance to KL Sentral. Staff attitude is great. 7 Eleven is close by.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Yudha wrote a review Sep 2018
Tangerang, Indonesia9 contributions
Great location. Near from and to KL Sentral train station. Just walk few minutes thru mall where connected to station. And easy to find restaurant for breakfast and great also for dinner. Besides bulding , you can find 7-11.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
Shaye T wrote a review Jun 2018
Davao City, Philippines4 contributions
We stayed here for 2 nights. We arrived really late in KL, luckily it is just really near in the Station and easy to find so we dont have a hard time finding it. The room is clean, its just that the comfort room is common but its okay at that time as we have no problem of having to line up for our turn. Its a really good location since from there already you can walk to other notable places.
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Date of stay: July 2017
JUDYLEE2003 wrote a review Jan 2018
Kuching, Malaysia871 contributions149 helpful votes
I did a review few years ago and recently came back here again. The location is good if you are taking the bus to KLIA from KL Sentral as it is within walking distance. Lots of cafe around here and Nu Sentral Shoping mall is also within walking distance. Indian food and Chinese food cafe ate nearby. The former YMCA cafe, Shiok Cafe had closed and a new cafe at the same spot. I noticed that the prices of this new cafe are higher then the old cafe but they served a varity of menu which were good. I order the grilled cheese sandwich which is nicely done and for 12.00 is good value. I missed the toasted bread with butter and homemade kaya from the old cafe. Breakfast are no more included in the room stay as before. However YMCA room prices had not increased, though the room is basic, it is very clean.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Lucia M wrote a review Jul 2017
55 contributions4 helpful votes
Hi, I stayed in YMCA on July 2017. I spent 3days there with my parents. I booked triple room by agoda.com. So far I enjoy stay there, friendly Staff, clean room and good location. And there is many kind of food nearest the location. First time we arrived, they inform me if we want go outside we need to keep our key on reception, I worried on the first (its not my country), but on 3 days I didnt lose anything. And at first time I worried because its just shared bathroom, but I got room in front of bathroom, and there is no Line everytime I want go to toilet. And the toilet is clean also. Even the cleaner very friendly, she asked me if I want change my towel and want more soap and water drinking every Morning. I recommend this place, because its near to KL sentral, you can go any where from there. :)
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
US$20 - US$26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The YMCA of Kuala Lumpur Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to The YMCA of Kuala Lumpur Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Nu Sentral (0.2 km), Kuala Lumpur Sentral Railway Station (0.4 km), and Little India Brickfields (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The YMCA of Kuala Lumpur Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a business centre, and meeting rooms.
Which room amenities are available at The YMCA of Kuala Lumpur Hostel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a bidet.
What food & drink options are available at The YMCA of Kuala Lumpur Hostel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The YMCA of Kuala Lumpur Hostel?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The YMCA of Kuala Lumpur Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Iketeru Restaurant, Latest Recipe, and Favola Italian Restaurant.
Does The YMCA of Kuala Lumpur Hostel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The YMCA of Kuala Lumpur Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Hindi, Malay, and Tamil.
Are there any historical sites close to The YMCA of Kuala Lumpur Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kuala Lumpur City Gallery (1.6 km), Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman (3.5 km), and Istana Negara (3.4 km).
Is The YMCA of Kuala Lumpur Hostel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.