Why Aerotel KLIA2 is a Great Transit Hotel for Solo Travelers! [Review]

As a solo female traveler, transit hotels are a lifesaver when it comes to long layovers! Recently, I got to stay at Aerotel KLIA2 in between my 9-hour layover from Kuala Lumpur to Dubai.

It was my first time at Aerotel KLIA2 and definitely not my last!

KLIA2 has a decent amount of affordable sleeping facilities and amenities for you to relax if you have a long layover between KLIA & KLIA2.

If you’re asking “where can I stay overnight at KLIA2?”, Aerotel KLIA2 is one to look out for.


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Aerotel KLIA2 Review

Keep reading for my full Aerotel KLIA2 Review

About Aerotel KLIA2

Aerotel Kuala Lumpur is an airport transit hotel situated within KLIA2. With a slogan that “promises good sleep at the airport”, it is a transit hotel designed for travelers.

Aerotel KLIA2 Rooms

Altogether, there are 95 guest rooms at Aerotel, which is located just adjacent to the Plaza Premium lounge.

  • Aerotel KLIA2 contact number: +603 8778 0888
  • For Aerotel KLIA2 room price, click here

How do I get to Aerotel Kuala Lumpur?

Go to Level 2M at Gateway@klia2 mall. Aerotel KLIA2 is located just at the landslide, in the heart of KLIA2. You wouldn’t miss it.

Aerotel Kuala Lumpur entrance

Flexible Hour Booking

The great thing about Aerotel is that they have flexible hour booking. During my stay there, they also allowed me to check in at my preferred time.

Pretty convenient!

There’s no worrying about waiting at a cafe, or somewhere else for hours before checking in.

Solo Room Aerotel KLIA2

During my stay at Aerotel Kuala Lumpur, I chose the Solo Room as my accommodation of choice.

Aerotel KLIA2 Review

Might be unrelated, but one thing that I love about Aerotel is that they gave Colgate as my toothpaste! I’ve been to a number of hotels and rarely would they give this brand as toothpaste.

Aerotel Solo Room space
The space is just enough for me to put my luggage, and pray (P/s: you can request for a praying mat from the housekeeping).

Aerotel KLIA2 vs Capsule Transit Hotel KLIA2

When it comes to transit accommodation at KLIA2, Aerotel and Capsule Transit Hotels are the only two hotels located within the terminal.

I have stayed at both hotels. So here are my verdict as a Muslim solo traveler for the both of them:

Capsule Transit Hotel

Capsule Transit KLIA2
  • Perfect for you to stay for a couple of hours. The capsule provides enough room just for sleeping and napping, so it is best if you have checked in your luggage earlier because…
  • Luggage needs to be stored at outside lockers in Capsule Transit so it might be a hassle if you want to arrange your belongings as there is no space to do so in your private capsule.
  • Surau (Praying room) is located outside, opposite Capsule Transit so there’s the extra need to wear hijab, and slippers for Muslimah to pray.
  • Shared bathroom (separate genders). But during my time, I didn’t bump into anyone at the bathroom.
  • Located at the Transportation Hub, further away from Departure Halls, but nearer to Arrivals.
  • Very affordable alternative. If you’re on a budget, go for Capsule Transit.
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Aerotel KLIA2

  • Perfect if you want a private space that gives you access to your luggage and extra legroom.
  • Shared bathroom for certain rooms. I also didn’t bump into anyone while taking a shower outside, opposite my room.
  • Some family rooms here offer ensuite showers. So if you want total privacy, this might be the best option to consider compared to the Solo Room.
  • In terms of affordability, I would say it is moderate, as it slightly more expensive than the former accommodation.
  • 1-minute walk to Departure Halls, Food Court, KLIA Express and KLIA transit.
Aerotel KLIA2 Shared Bathroom
You’ll get to use a shared bathroom if you opt for the Solo Room.

Wait… if your next flight is in KLIA, why did you go all the way to KLIA2?

Well, because Sama-Sama Express KLIA is the only transit hotel located within KLIA.

On a normal rate, the room at Sama-Sama Express KLIA can cost from about RM400/night (which is a lot if you’re on a budget like me).

But if money is not an issue, by all means, go for Sama-Sama Express KLIA!

Going from KLIA to KLIA2

Navigating from KLIA to KLIA2 is easy.

One-way KLIA transit ticket from KLIA to KLIA2 costs RM2. But if you buy from their website rather than from the counter, you might get a discounted price.

Check out the schedules of the ERL to KLIA2 here.

I hope you found my review of Aerotel KLIA2 helpful! Let me know what are your thoughts!

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