Lonely Planet review
This spacious, beautifully decorated and popular retreat (one of KL's best) has airy common lounges and a rooftop sitting area. Bright Western- or Malay-style rooms provide for a pleasant stay and the four- or six-bed dorms come with either fan or air-con.
It may be housed above a bar and a cafe, but the Pondok still somehow maintains more of a chummy beach house atmosphere than that of a city-central pit stop. This is thanks to a sandy paint job, bamboo blinds and a mixture of comfy seating both in the reception and the upstairs lounge. There's a mix of room standards (you get what you pay for). Some are clean, close-quartered and open onto communal areas, while others are nicely set back. Communal amenities are passable. The rooftop garden is a huge drawcard: the perfect place to chill with a cold drink, swap travel notes or enjoy the KL sparkle at night. Free breakfast and a sun-dappled reading room are other reasons why the Pondok remains a favourite.
Services & facilities
- 24 hour reception
- Tours/travel desk
- Breakfast included
Bureau de Change/ATM
- Currency exchange
- Internet access
Pondok Lodge is a gem of a guest house in the Golden Triangle, established since 1995.
We are ideally located on the nicer end of Changkat Bukit Bintang, within walking distance from the Twin Towers, KL Tower, China Town, Pudu Raya bus terminal, restaurants, clubs and bars, 24-hour convenience stores, shopping malls and the Monorail.
Spacious and tastefully decorated and a popular retreat for budget travelers, Pondok Lodge is one of Kuala Lumpur's best. We offer 25 clean, comfortable fully air-conditioned rooms, reading rooms, TV room and rooftop garden sitting area.
Guests will enjoy our homely atmosphere with warm and friendly staff. We also offer 24-hour security and safe deposit boxes.