Step Inn

37, Jalan Pudu Lama50200Kuala LumpurMalaysia
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About Step Inn

Occupying an adapted townhouse, Step Inn provides budget hostel lodgings in downtown Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s thriving capital city. With complimentary Wi-Fi throughout, it’s ideally located for shopping, dining and entertainment in the vibrant Bukit Bintang district.

Simply-furnished no frills dorms or private rooms come with desks, fans and shared bathrooms. Upgrade rooms add private bathrooms and air-conditioning. Family rooms are available.

Conveniences include a 24-hour reception, outdoor terrace, luggage storage, shared kitchen, laundry service and a communal lounge with satellite TV and sofas. Parking is possible nearby.

A free simple breakfast is included, as are complimentary hot drinks all day. Eateries situated within half-a-mile include cafes and street food stalls plus Burmese, Portuguese, Chinese and Malaysian restaurants.

Found about 40-minutes’ walk from the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, Step Inn is 50 minutes’ drive from the Sepang F1 Circuit motor-racing track near Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Shopping malls found within one mile include Berjaya Times Square, Starhill Gallery and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.


37, Jalan Pudu Lama, 50200, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 320707770 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Concierge
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00

Positive Reviews

Free breakfast and good customer care

Guests routinely spoke highly of the professional, helpful and pleasant employees, adding that the relaxed atmosphere made the hostel a good place to meet fellow travellers. The simple free breakfast was a handy bonus and guests liked the free hot drinks too.

Cheap and cheerful rooms

Although the rooms were pared-down and simple, many reviewers described them as being more than sufficiently clean and comfortable with cosy beds. Those looking to save money felt that this no frills property represented a good value option for central Kuala Lumpur as the room rates were usually relatively inexpensive. Furthermore, visitors appreciated shared amenities like the TV lounge and kitchen, where they could rustle up light meals with ease.

Central location proved popular

Foodies and shopaholics were in their element thanks to the central location of this hostel nestled between the numerous eateries of Chinatown and the bustling Bukit Bintang district, famed for its shopping malls, street food and entertainment options. Another bonus was that the hostel was just a short walk from bus stops and the closest metro station, taking the hassle out of exploring the metropolis without the car.

Negative Reviews

Shared bathroom grumbles

Critics were nonplussed at times about having to share bathrooms with other guests when staying in the dorms or standard rooms. Many disliked having to wait in order to use the facilities at peak times.

Cleanliness could have been improved

According to several travellers, cleanliness standards could have been raised to address issues like dirty floors, bathroom mould and stained bedding in certain rooms. Moreover, there were occasional claims that pest control measures were ineffective.

Minor maintenance grumbles

Blocked drains, weak air-conditioning, poor bathroom ventilation, dated décor and tired-looking pieces of furniture were among the maintenance problems reported by reviewers in several rooms.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1196 reviews across the web
8.1 /10
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    8.5 /10
  • Expedia
    7.2 /10
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    8.2 /10
8.1 out of 10 based on 1196 reviews