A bit off-way from KL city is Bangsar. There's so much to do at Bangsar; hip pubs, good food (hawkers and restaurants), night market, shopping malls. A very popular place with the local expats.
Take a taxi from KL city, ask the taxi to go to Jalan Telawi in Bangsar - that's where all the good stuff is (less than RM10)! There are some good hotels in Bangsar too.
Take the Putra LRT to Bangsar station, then a feeder bus to the main strip around Jl Telawi.
You get to stay in a very clean, and homely place right in the KL city. Cheap and good! Not many people have heard about them yet (i think.)
27 Jalan Mesui , Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
Eating is almost the best thing in Kuala Lumpur, there's so much selection, from the gourmet in high class restaurants to the cheap food in markets.
Hawker food is the best choice if you want to get a variety of the Asian cuisines. There's just SO SO many places to get good hawker food in KL.
Hopefully this helps in making your choice.
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