By Telma and Thomas | 30 June 2016 | Malaysia | Reviews

You find yourself on an overnight layover in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and wonder what to do in Kuala Lumpur Airport? Yes, we know exactly how you feel!

There are a lot of ideas for a layover in Kuala Lumpur, do check Lonely Planet for some suggestions, but by the time we arrived, collected our backpacks, had something to eat, it was nearly 6pm and we needed a good night’s sleep as we had to be up by 5am the next day. So unfortunately, we didn’t have the chance to explore the city as our layover was pretty much during the evening/night.

How to spend a layover in Kuala Lumpur International Airport

The chances of stopping at Kuala Lumpur’s International Airport for a stopover are high, especially when you travel on a budget and happen to be travelling in or around Asia.

If like us you are trying to reduce the costs of flying to different places, a layover at the airport will become part of your travels. Kuala Lumpur is one of those cities a lot of flights tend to go through, so this article will show you how we spent our layover in KL.

The airport offers an array of options regarding sleeping arrangements and for those on a tight budget, the airport is opened 24 hours. So staying at the airport overnight it’s not an issue. Have a look at Kuala Lumpur’s International Airport for more information regarding that.

Our overnight layover in Kuala Lumpur Airport


Staying at Capsule by Container Hotel

After debating whether we should save a few pennies or not, we stumbled across Capsule by Container Hotel. And we were rather delighted about the concept:

  • It’s located within the airport
  • Offers capsule-style beds
  • Very minimalistic and cozy
  • You can stay 6, 9 or 12 hours
  • When booking a capsule, you get free Wi-Fi, a bottle of water, a towel & dental kit, luggage lockers and shower facilities

Isn’t that just fantastic? After many brilliant reviews on TripAdvisor, staying the night on a capsule hotel was a must-do. It was quiet, clean and perfect. Definitely money well spent.

We opted for the 9 hours at RM100/USD$25/GBP£18 per person.

How the Facilities at Capsule by Container Hotel look like


Further reading: Lonely Planet Kuala Lumpur, Melaka & Penang (Travel Guide) is a complete and all-inclusive guide for those wanting to experience and explore Kuala Lumpur. We strongly recommend reading this guide as it helped us planning our own trip. Happy Travels!

Have you stayed at a Capsule hotel before? Tell us in the comments below.

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