If you’re looking for cheap flights to, within or back from Southeast Asia you’re usually best off flying via Bangkok, Thailand or Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As it is often cheaper to book 2 separate flights rather than booking one flight straight through you might end up having some transit time. If you happen to arrive during the late afternoon or evening and your next flight is only the next morning there is a great hostel near the airport to get some rest!
The Sri Packers Hotel
The hostel is called the Sri Packers Hotel and has very comfy dorm rooms. If you are 2 people or more you can also check-in into the Sri Enstek Hotel which is just accross the road. Both places belong to the same owner and share the same staff and reception. The best about the Sri Packers is that they provide a shuttle-service to and from the airport. Get in touch with them via E-Mail and they will send someone to pick you up from the airport. It does cost a small fee of 10MR (~2€) or 20MR (~4€) if you arrive after midnight.
The facilities are very nice and it’s one of the nicest dorms I’ve experienced during my travels! The beds are super comfy and you’ll have the feeling that someone really thought this one through. There are sockets for your European / UK plug as well as USB and the wifi is super fast! The showers are very clean and the lockers are located outside of the dorm.
There is a 7-eleven supermarket right next to the Sri Packers and there’s plenty of western food (KFC, Pizza hut) as well as great Indian food nearby. The Hotel also provides breakfast from early on in the morning and will make sure you are up in time to catch your flight. Unfortunately it wasn’t very busy the two times I was there but as you are only in transit you’re probably happy about getting a good rest.
So next time you got transit in Kuala Lumpur think about heading there for some good rest, reasonable food, a shower and fast wifi! I can highly recommend it! If you’re not convinced there is always http://www.sleepinginairports.net/ ;). Either way, safe tavels!