I transit Kuala Lumpur many times and each time, I get a headache looking for a night’s accommodation. Depending on how ‘rich’ I feel (very rarely!), I am not always willing to splurge on top class accommodations. Besides, because I depend on public transport, I try to look for somewhere that is near the LRT and/or monorail station.
Recently, between trips, I needed to stay somewhere near the monorail station. My friend, Eeman, recommended Revopackers Beds and Bunks, which is just a few minutes walk to Imbi monorail station AND it is also just a few minutes walk to the Hang Tuah LRT station. Perfect!
Using Instant Street View, I found that it is just around the corner from Berjaya Times Square and as I needed to look for electronic accessories, it is also near Low Yat Plaza. Perfecto!
So, without giving it further thought, I made my reservation via Facebook private message. I have no qualms about putting up at a dorm after my positive experience at Dreamville Hostel Kuala Lumpur earlier this year. Yes, hostels may not be everyone’s type of accommodation but then we get what we pay for.
I was staying at Swiss Garden Hotel & Residences the night before, so after checking out, I took Uber over. The fare was under RM5 although there was a fare surge at the time and my driver even took a wrong route.
Upon arrival, after climbing up two flights of stairs, I checked in and was handed a complimentary shoe bag. Didn’t require it but I accepted anyway, as a souvenir.
As mentioned earlier, Revopackers was only my second experience in a Kuala Lumpur backpackers’ lodge or hostel, although I wasn’t backpacking. Anyway, comparing both my experiences, Revopackers has the convenience of an en suite bathroom (with water heater) for each room, which means, I only had to ‘fight’ for bathroom time with five other lodgers or fewer.
Revopackers offers accommodation options of shared dorm rooms that accommodate up to six guests as well as private dorms for couples. They do have female dorms, so for those who are concerned about privacy, there is no need to.
All rooms are air-conditioned and each guest is allocated a locker to keep important stuff. I like the features of a power point and reading lamp available per bed, plus a towel rail. This is very useful for long-stay guests.
Oh yes, there’s complimentary WiFi and free use of an internet-enabled desktop computer for guests. Additionally, they can enjoy a complimentary simple breakfast of bread and spread, before checking out or start the day exploring Kuala Lumpur.
For those who cook, free access to the kitchen and refrigerator is most welcomed. Cook for one or ten, it is your call.
Although I spent less than 24 hours in the area, I can tell that Revopackers is strategically located within walking distance from Jalan Alor and all the street food of Kuala Lumpur, and it is also just a short ride to restaurants and bars of Changkat Bukit Bintang. I actually spent the previous days enjoying Changkat’s F&B scene.
So, would I stay at Revopackers again? Most definitely. In fact, now that I have personally tried it, this is where I shall check room availability first before searching elsewhere when I need a night’s stay in Kuala Lumpur.
And the next time I am there, I’m gonna make sure that I get to enjoy the entertainment room!
Revopackers Beds and Bunks
Add: 258, Level 2, Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603-9224 7655
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