I read great reviews about the Travel Hub - it seemed to be the only budget guest house with no reports of bedbugs - so booked in for a three-night stay. The place is ostensibly clean; it's very quiet (so quiet that a sleep-in after a big night out is easy); the staff and family who run it are very friendly; and it's cheap as chips (around RM 29-30 for a single fan room, with breakfast and WiFi included). At this price the room is, predictably, little more than a bed with walls; and one must walk between the ever-present lounging backpackers and TV set to access the bathrooms, kitchen or reception desk, which makes things kind of uncomfortable.
The most disturbing part of my stay, however, was on the third night when I discovered multiple red bites appearing on my lower legs after sitting on the bed for a couple of hours. I spent the next few hours picking off what looked like tiny little black mites. Bed bugs are probably unavoidable when tourist traffic if busy, particularly in budget accommodation. But I have since written to the Hub to inform them of this problem and received no response.
If you want a cheap place to crash as you explore the metropolis of KL, this is a good place to do it; and parasitic nocturnal companions are, presumably, an unavoidable component of budget travel.
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- Also Known As:
- Travel Hub Hotel Kuala Lumpur