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30, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, Kuala Lumpur 50000, Malaysia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are basic but clean, well equipped (AC, sink) and the shared bathrooms are above the hostel average: hot & clean showers, clean toilets and comfortable facilities. Stayed there for one night and decided to go back on our way back to Europe.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My dorm was facing the Main Street (Jalan Tun HS Lee) and it got pretty noisy at night with the traffic and sirens and such. Apart from that, the hostel itself was nice and quiet and I was able to sleep well. Dorms were clean but showers and toilets could have been cleaner, in the three days that I was... More

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Manila, Philippines
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We occupied the room good for 8 persons.. The room was very spacious and beds are clean and comfortable and big.. Blankets are provided. Good Wifi connection.. They serve the usual breakfast (Cereals, fruits, toasts, coffee, milk and Tea). You can also order from the restaurant just beside the hotel (Lokl Cafe- they serve big yummy breakfast). The location of... More

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Newcastle, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 5 days while awaiting a new passport. Nice, clean comfortable hostel. Higher price range then some hostels, but worth the extra money. Stayed in a mixed dorm, beds are big with own reading lights and powerpoints. Air con in rooms is set to standard Asian deep freeze so maybe bring a jumper. Most of the rest of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in KL early in the morning, around 9AM. We had a nice welcome with our names on the room door. And we could check in right away! Staff was helpfull! Great location, walking to the markets, nice food and bars close! We would go there again!

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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A clean, modern hostel in the heart of Little India, just a few mins walk from the nearest metro station. Really comfy beds, and a little power station/light/shelf located next to each bed was really useful. Showers were probably the best I had during my time in Malaysia, although there is limited changing space.. Breakfast was basic but free, so... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights and really enjoyed it. Staff were all extremely friendly and helpful with every request - laundry, postage stamps, restaurant and bar recommendations, helpful hints for other parts of Malaysia. Really enjoyed the free flow tea and coffee (though would have preferred real milk rather than sachets of creamer), and the light breakfast option. After a... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for three nights but i felt really welcome! I just booked for one night and when i wanted to extend they told me that i had to move room the next they, but no problem for me! Provide good city maps and staff will help you where they can. Big lockers (just need to bring your own lock)... More

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Hong Kong, China
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The deco of hostel is trendy. However, the air-con is not very good. Also, the breakfast is very basic. Perhaps, I missed the breakfast time. It is only 10 mins walk to Pudu bus station. Thus, it was a good stopover place for those transfering to Singapore, Malaka or other province of Malaysia. I did not sleep well in this... More

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a 4-day vacation in Singapore, we went to KL and stayed in Backhome for 1 night since we only have 2 days allotted here. More than the facilities, It was a great feeling staying here as the staffs are all friendly and accommodating. I never felt any negative reactions and no poker faces shall be seen. For a budget... More

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Address: 30, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, Kuala Lumpur 50000, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Wilayah Persekutuan > Kuala Lumpur
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BackHome KL is a boutique backpacker's hostel located in the heart of KL's historic district. We have converted a row of colonial-era shop houses into contemporary spaces with an emphasis on natural materials and light. Since opening in July 2009, Backhome has been ranked by Hostelworld as No.1 in Malaysia, one of the Top 3 Hostels in Asia, and Top 10 Hostels Worldwide. What makes us so popular?SPACE: We don't believe in cramping your style. You get large beds designed for privacy, with individual reading lamps and power-points. Our common areas are bright and airy, so it's easier to socialize.CUSTOMER SERVICE: Our team will passionately share their insider knowledge about local food, customs, and hideouts.SECURITY: We have 24-hour security cameras, individual lockers and a night-watchman to ensure your safety. CLEANLINESS: We have dedicated housekeepers and vacuum our mattresses regularly to ensure that our beds and rooms are exceptionally clean. We are the only hostel in Malaysia with a GUARANTEE. We promise that you will receive as much care, comfort and peace as you do at home... or we will give you a free night's stay! ... more   less 
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