"I stayed in a dormitory-type room with bunk beds. There were other guests when I entered the room. They were all white travelers. I was the only Asian inside our room."

[KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA] ► Irsia BnB is the first ever accommodation where I stayed outside PH. As a person with obsessive-compulsive trait (no, this isn't a disorder, just a trait) about everything I do and experience for the first time, I'm self-obliged to write a story about this hostel in Kuala Lumpur. 

IRSIA BNB

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This hostel was where I stayed overnight in Kuala Lumpur. I checked Google maps and this was one of the closest accommodations to the monorail station, particularly Imbi station. I had this expectation that it would be easy to find this hostel from there.

Aside from the fact that it was close to the Imbi monorail station, it was also the cheapest available accommodation in Kuala Lumpur when I booked a room here using a hotel booking website.


The hostel staff was composed of males (most, if not all). The receptionist could speak and understand English. If you have questions, just ask him because some of the boys can't communicate in English well.

IRSIA BNB

[KUALA LUMPUR] ► FRONT LOBBY OF IRSIA BNB


You have to pay an extra ringgit if you wish to use a towel from them just in case you didn't bring one.

I stayed in a dormitory-type room with bunk beds. There were other guests when I entered the room. They were all white travelers. I was the only Asian inside our room. 

The room was air-conditioned with common bathroom. There were also available lockers inside but bring your own lock. The hostel had WiFi but you have to go to the ground floor to access the internet. The signal upstairs was poor.

They also sell hard drinks and other beverages if you wish to chill or you're just thirsty. However, you can get a drinking water for free.
IRSIA BNB

[KUALA LUMPUR] ► THE BUNK BEDS

IRSIA BNB

[KUALA LUMPUR] ► INSIDE OUR ROOM.


I'm not actually choosy in terms of accommodation. As long as the place is safe, there is a clean toilet, a bathroom and comfortable beds, it's already enough for me. Whenever I do backpacking, I don't want to spend much of my travel funds on accommodations. Actually, I have more budget for food than accommodation because I'm not gonna stay there the whole day. All that I need is a place to sleep and a restroom.

Anyway, Irsia BnB also has free breakfast. If you're a Filipino reading this post right now, don't expect them to serve the typical Filipino heavy breakfast meal with soup and rice. ▼ MALAYSIA

MALAYSIA


is different from our local set-up. When they say breakfast, it's bread, particularly, sliced bread as we call it in the ▼ PHILIPPINES

PHILIPPINES


. There's also a free coffee but the coffee (including the breakfast) is served only until 10:00 AM (as far as I remember).

IRSIA BNB

[KUALA LUMPUR] ► IN FRONT OF IRSIA BNB

IRSIA BNB

[KUALA LUMPUR] ► IRSIA BNB HOTEL/HOSTEL AT NIGHT

IRSIA BNB

[KUALA LUMPUR] ► THE SIGN BOARD


The boys (staff) were all serious. I've wanted a jolly, light and pleasant vibe but they remained serious to the point that I even thought they didn't like me to check-in.

I was immediately asked to pay when I checked-in. Because I only had 50 ringgit notes that time, they allowed me to pay the next day because they didn't have change.

As a conclusion. It's a good place to stay for the price I paid but how I wish the boys showed a warm atmosphere with smile on their faces.

I recommend this place though for its cheap price and convenient location. Room rate starts at 23 RM (~240 PhP).| end |
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► THIS POST IS PART OF MY
▼ MALAYSIA-THAILAND BACKPACKING 2016

[INDOCHINA] ▬ Thailand-Malaysia Backpacking + Motorbike Riding for the First Time Outside PH


TEASER ▬ As a millennial, this is not conforming to the 'trend'—doing it because your friend do it. For me traveling is a form of continuous education. No masteral and doctoral degree could ever teach you the way traveling does.

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16 FEBRUARY 2016: IRSIA BED AND BREAKFAST
KUALA LUMPUR

IRSIA BNB

[KUALA LUMPUR] ► HELLO! WELCOME TO IRSIA BNB!


► FOOTNOTES, DISCLAIMERS, ACKNOWLEDGMENT, ETC

[1] This post is filed under the category "Resorts and Accommodations." This is a category here on my blog where I write my experiences, note down my insights and personal stories about resorts and accommodations I've stayed in. There is a section below where you can see other related posts from this category.

[2] This is NOT a sponsored stay. I personally paid for my stay in this accommodation. I write reviews to give other travelers more options and ideas in deciding for a place where they should stay.

[3] All maps I used on this post are from Google Maps. Source:


[4] All photos are mine.

[5] The insights, condition and name of places or properties I mentioned here are based on the facts and situation on the day of my visit. Take note that you may have a different experience when you try or see the properties or places mentioned here. Names of places and properties may also change by time so it's not my responsibility to update all the information on this blog because once published, I already consider it an archive and I won't update my narratives because I want them to become my references of what have happened in the past. I'm very particular of the dates because I want my amazing readers to understand that I am writing stories based on my perspective and insights on the day of my visit. You can see dates almost everywhere on this blog. Exempted from this rule are my travel guide posts that need to be updated.

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