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213, Lorong Ikan Emas 2 Kampung Ampang Campuran, Kuala Lumpur 68000 Malaysia
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#38 of 1,008 Specialty lodging in Kuala Lumpur
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Yellow House is a the only concept in Malaysia, combining homestay and hostel. It's perfect if you are looking for accommodation close to the city but at the same time, close enough to meet to the locals. Our guests usually are on a budget and those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city to a quiet serene village setting. Yellow House KL is a half wood half brick house in a modern yet rustic village. Chilled & relaxed atmosphere, great place to meet locals plus you can hear the roosters, frogs & crickets! The hostel was built & renovated using 90% recycled/discarded materials so expect some quirky furniture and decor! We are equipped with 16 bunk beds mixed dorm style with fans in all the rooms Breakfast, bed linen and towels are included in the price. Pork is strictly not allowed in order to keep the hostel kosher for Muslim guests. We do not have air conditioning or hot showers. P/S - We have 4 dogs! ACTIVITIES Please get in touch with us to see what volunteering activities you can do. LOCATION We are situated 8 kms from Petronas Twin Towers in a small village called Ampang Campuran, quite close to the longest quartz ridge in the world which gives an amazing view. The village is a mix of Indian, Chinese and Malay residents living in a friendly community. This village used to be an old tin mine but most of the land is reclaimed for development. So it has a lot of history. Oh, the host Shyam is an awesome cook! (shameless advertising!)
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Free breakfast
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Melissa F wrote a review May 2020
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Yellow House is an unwelcoming place, so please do yourself a favor and do not volunteer here or stay here under any circumstances. The owner of the "organization" Yellow House spoke horribly about all of the volunteers behind their backs and created an extremely hostile and inappropriate environment. I am actually afraid to write this review right now, given how horribly she treated the volunteers during my time there. There are so many incredible organizations in Kuala Lumpur, and this is not one of them. Please do not come here.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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iameliaC wrote a review Apr 2019
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Joined the Unseen Tour - Temple & Heritage Multicultour today and it is an eye opening for city folk who have been grown up in Kuala Lumpur for over 20 years. Meet up with Shyam and her assistant Win below the Chow Kit Monorail Station. It was a great experience for us to be able to visit one of the busier morning market at Kuala Lumpur, 3 temples, a church & a mosque before we took our group photos at Petaling Street. We got to learn and further understand other religions' practices and normally if we pass by any other worship places, we do not 'dare' to enter but with this tour we able to enter and view without worries. We highly recommend this tour to everyone include local if you are in KL to take up either one of Unseen Tours package. Not only will bring back old memories but also learn the unseen.Thank you Yellow House-Unseen Tours for the 3 hours led.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Josie M wrote a review Feb 2019
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Today I went on the Unseen Tour - street art tour and it was amazing! It was given by “Rain” and travel assistant Nad/Nat. I felt we got a great view and understanding of Kuala Lumpur away from the touristic areas (the only place I encountered other tourists was at the meeting point). We saw different big street art murals, learned fun facts and history about random places around the city, and loved learning more about the meaning of the unseen tours, how it’s aim is to help build new characters and brighter futures for the homeless, and the work of Yellow House. Highly recommend a tour with unseen tours if you’re in KL!
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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moinadia27 wrote a review Feb 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia15 contributions7 helpful votes
Living in Kuala Lumpur for the past 8 years, I thought I knew this city but after taking this two and half hour tour, I was proven wrong. My friend and I had wonderful time exploring unique and deep places that are known to the local people, at the same time had our eyes open to the life of the city’s street people. We were lucky and honored to have owner of Yellow House herself and a volunteer to join us, together with amazing guides Zahren, Josh and Saf. Because we took the Multicultural Tour, they brought us to see the local markets and worship places from different religions. Despite being recently graduated from the training, Josh professionally and untiringly explain to us the history of century dated worship places, cultures and religions, while Zahren occasionally chime in to add in more details. Saf was little shy but he’s happy to answering any question. Above all, we were inspired by these individuals who are taking the initiative to get back on their feet, through their passion and aspiration to have a more meaningful life. We would highly recommend everyone (yes, even the locals!) to go on a tour with Unseen Tours of Kuala Lumpur. You will be surprise with hidden gems of this city!
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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MJintheWorld wrote a review Jan 2018
59 contributions14 helpful votes
If you are looking for a way to see Kuala Lumpur with insight that you can't get on any other tour, I would wholeheartedly recommend booking one through Unseen Tours. I would suggest that you start your trip with one of their tours, as you will get a good grounding of the city to prepare you as you continue your subsequent sightseeing (they can also help you understand the free bus system that I had no clue even existed). Zahren was just an incredible person, who clearly has firsthand knowledge of the living conditions of individuals living on the streets and a good grasp of history. He was very professional, but also very humble in his interactions with me, and he was candid and open to answering any type of question, which was very much appreciated, as I certainly had lots of questions. I wish I had more time with him! I think it was especially more memorable for me given my interest in law, criminal justice, and social policy, all of which I was able to ask him about with his experience. I know I would not have been able to learn all that I did if it wasn't for this tour (I was on the Haunted Tour, by the way). I was lucky with the weather, and I enjoyed being able to walk around the city. The tour was super easy to book online, the staff of the organization was very responsive, and the tour was incredibly affordable and totally worth it. The social business model they are employing is unique, and I would book another tour with them in a heartbeat when I return to KL. Thank you for your time and awesome insights!
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Date of stay: January 2018
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AsithaWeerasooriya wrote a review Jan 2018
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It was a day with high expectations with a high degree of curiosity. We started our epic journey making a funny selfie in front of the main entrance of Central Market. Zahren, the man with lot of firsthand experiences and knowledge was leading us presenting many places along with many stories. I love the way he presents and the vast knowledge he possesses regarding the history of KL and the hidden stories of the central market area. We were travelling to many places on foot, which were interesting and epic along with the wonderful explanations of Zahren. It was not by force he explained the hidden stories of Kl ,but out of his personal experiences. The way he present the facts was very much interesting for me. It took around two hours to finish off our tour. Thoughout the time we were experiencing lot of places which were ancient, scary, heritage and not even a single minute was boring. It never disappointed me choosing unseen tours.It was interesting and an joyful time we spent with the unseen tours.
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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christina c wrote a review Jan 2018
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" I got a great opportunity to go for a tour with Zahren who is an excellent tour guide whom I met in KL. Even though he is in his early stages he explained many unknown things about the places very well."
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Aylin wrote a review Dec 2017
5 contributions5 helpful votes
I joined the tour a month ago, when it still was in its early stages. Zahren did a great job taking is through Kuala Lumpur and telling us a lot of scary mysterious stories. I gathered some very interesting facts and laughed a lot. Its a great project that offers people a second chance, but still they have to put a lot of work and endurance in it to succeed. If you are staying in KL you shouldn't miss the opportunity to meet Zahren and experience the city through his eyes.
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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Jonathan H wrote a review Dec 2017
London, United Kingdom10 contributions2 helpful votes
A great way to see and get an alternative perspective of KL. Also a great initiative as the organisation trains homeless persons to be tour guides, who get to keep the majority of the money made from the tour.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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RubyQue wrote a review Dec 2017
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
In November 2017 I had the privilege of taking a personally guided tour with Zahren and Josh from Unseen Tours around the streets of KL. Having visited the downtown area before, I was amazed at the amount of detail I'd missed. My tour navigated back streets, heritage buildings, political history (In a nerd) and the scenes of alleged ghost sightings, as well as filling me in on life on the streets of KL from the perspective of two people who've lived on them. I enjoyed every minute of my 2.5 hours, which was all very walkable, and visited spots most tourists would miss. I recommend flat shoes, an umbrella (to fend off rain and sun), water and lots of questions. Zahren was charming, witty and genuine. No question was too dumb. This guy knows his stuff! Best of luck with this venture, guys. Hope to see you again next time I'm in KL.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions about Yellow House KL
What are some of the property amenities at Yellow House KL?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Yellow House KL?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Yellow House KL?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Yellow House KL?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ampang Homeland Yong Tow Foo, Ibrahim's Fatty Crab, and Arashi Shabu Shabu.
Does Yellow House KL have airport transportation?
Yes, Yellow House KL offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Yellow House KL?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman (6.1 km) and Chin Woo Stadium (7.4 km).