I am always up for an eccentric slumber, so when I discovered Kuala Lumpur’s container hotel I did not hesitate to book a night in a cosy private box (which looked much more luxurious than other eccentric places I have slept, including a park in Germany and the beach in Barcelona).
Kuala Lumpur’s Container Hotel is only a 10 minute walk from the city’s shopping centre, Pavilion. The location is perfect and super convenient to get to even while lugging around a backpack. And the containers are amazing.
After catching the train into Kuala Lumpur I was directed to the local train which stopped in Kuala Lumpur’s shopping paradise. Tired, disoriented and confused I asked a cab driver to take me to my round-the-corner hostel. I was not going to pay $20 and in protest decided to hike through the local ghetto instead. The next day I discovered there was a much more civilised route but I kind of enjoyed witnessing the slummier side of the upmarket tourist district.
After finally finding the hotel I was greeted by the friendliest staff and immediately taken to my room.
Expecting a simple private box, I was completely shocked by the level of comfort my Capsule contained. Not only did they provide me with a large comfy bed and air conditioner, I was also given fresh water, lollies and slippers.
The hotel also is home to Chatime, a cute modern teahouse that attracts the locals.
The place is wonderful and I absolutely love the concept. Definitely a great experience for any vistit to Kuala Lumpur.
Taking the inspiration of sustainable architecture, Container Hotel is built from renewable-freight-containers.
Innovatively they were redesigned in the style of modernism with colorful and imaginative features. The
cheerful and bright orange containers and the guest rooms in the structure of beer barrels greet the guests
with a futuristic pink tank; a reliable watchman majestically guarding the creative vibe from being stolen away
by the hustle and bustle of city life.
No 1, Jalan Delima,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.