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The Icon Hostel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good and clean hostel with nice rooms and bathrooms. Always hot water in the shower and wifi worked well. A bit hussle with the staff, asked for some payments twice, perhaps better communication between them would make it better.

Stayed: March 2018
Thank Elina S
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

The Icon Hostel building is heritage listed, close to 100 years old built in 1920. It does not look it and they have maintained the building façade and wood floors well. Reception and communal areas one of best places to meet people.
The hostel opened November 2nd 2017. In process of adding things not subtracting, The owner always listens and they help you in any way they can.
Excellent location. Close to Plaza Rakyat LRT, and free GoKL purple bus loop line transport. Go to bus stop south of Muzium Telekom if going to Buka Bintang (saves time-northbound) or go across to the GoKL stop opposite Starbucks(southbound) or just stay on bus loop and change to same bus at Pasar Sani Bus Hub. Central to walking to Tower, ChinaTown, Heritage walk area (botanical gardens), Jaya Alor and Changkat, Bukit Bintang (Pavillion and shopping area) and then on to Twin Towers. Is close to Step and Step Too hostels so all you need to do is come to this road and choose. They are all within 200m on this road. I like Icon.
G/F Reception and communal area
TV + all wi fi channels. Overhead fans and a/c (not needed with front door open). Kitchen ,sink with 2 microwaves and new upright big fridge/freezer. Good lighting.Comfortable lounge seating for 16 -24, 4 long couches and other seats. Kitchen area; high table with 8 stools. Microwave & oven, Toaster, electric kettle and power adaptor extension set up.
G/F Accomodation & Facilities
3 x 2 bedroom (bunk beds), 2 x 8 bed dormitories, 1 toilet, 2 toilets & showers
Laundry facilities 6 rng/kg but have washing machines (2) plus drier. Large outside drying area on external wide metal stairway which also have some of the extra showers mentioned for each floor. The outside back stairwell is very wide, newly installed, has showers, drying area and totally roof covered.
1st Floor Accomodation & Facilities
Separate working common room with power plugs and chairs at wide windows and view of the tower. Good quiet area away from reception below.
2 x 8 bed dormitories,1 x triple room (double and single bed), 1 double (Q size), 2 x 6 beds, 2 x 4 beds. 3 separate showers and 2 toilets, washbasins.
Showers – Special mention. In my opinion after 10 months travel in SE Asia these are best ever in world. Wide heads, massive water flow and very, very hot. We wash our daily few items of clothes at same time.
A/C in rooms is fantastic. If you are tall the short blankets will be small. Plans to get bigger ones.
Wi-fi is very good indeed. With signals for front and back areas on all floors. Log in all passwords for all areas when arrive then no problems. Rod J. Australia

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled solo
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Thank Rod J
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

29th Dec 2017 we booked dorm beds on phone. It was RM35 in booking.com so we contacted property and staff (a girl named ivy) told us we have to pay RM 22 per night. But when arrived, other staff asked us for 35 and didn't give any explanation!!

Stayed: December 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Enkidu-backpacker
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