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PODs The Backpackers Home

1-6, no 30 Jalan Thambipillay | Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur 50470, Malaysia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 3 nights whilst travelling in Asia...staff really helpful and friendly on check in, washing machines available and free breakfast in the morning (they even had marmite which, being British, was a huge bonus :-D). The showers were clean and they give you a fresh towel and a cosy fleece blanket to sleep with. Some people have moaned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

People who would like privacy and maybe some safe distance away from hipsters should opt for another hostel. Then again, there are many good things to like about PODs. It's one of those few hostels in Kuala Lumpur with two interesting attributes: comfort and character. For starters, a bunk bed for a night is rather cheap and comfy; the communal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was surprised to find such unique and nice place to stay in as I was travelling around KL and dont know where to stay in with my 5 years old son. At first I was abit scared at the street as the street looks unsafe. But when I enter the PODs, I felt warmeth and relax as the place... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During my journey through Malaysia I stayed at PODS for 4 times. I really liked it, because the people there were so friendly and open! From my first stay onwards all the stuff new my name there and always remembered me, when I came back. They had a nice room with chairs and pillows to relax and meet people, there... More 

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have traveled in many countries. but what I experienced in PODs is quite unique. so welcoming friendly and helpful that I can recommend it to anyone to stay there some nights and get to know the PODs-family. go eat with them, ask them for help and advice !! i miss them!!

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at it for 3 days. it suited me perfectly as a solo traveler looking for a central location near the KL Sentral Station .Basic breakfast but OK, room is clean, toilets and showers are also clean, employees are friendly and very helpfull...love it

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Overall, this was a great spot to stay, very close to KL Sentra in Little India (which i didn't know until I got there). Had a single pod, and it was great for what i needed it for. There was some activity going on outside so there were a lot of girls cheering but they stopped around 11:30. Otherwise, I... More 

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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The rooms are not rooms- they are partitions that do not reach the ceiling. The result: you hear everything that is happening on the floor. I was kept up all night. Anytime someone opened a door, sneezed, touched a plastic bag- I would be woken up. You're not getting a private room- you're sharing a floor with 15 people. If... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The Good: -free towels, large with the lovely just-laundered smell -fantastic location just a comfortable (most is through the station and Nu Sentral mall) 10 minutes walk away from KL Sentral -bed comfortable -very affordable, mostly clean -elevator available -the green nature theme was calming -shower stalls were huge. I've been in ones that were elbow-span and I'm not very... More 

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I came to Kuala Lumpur to start with an internship, but didn't found a place to rent yet. So I decided to stay at PODs till I would find an apartment. PODs is so welcoming with friendly staff members, a nice green ambience and enough space to relax or to meet other people. Hot showers, free towels and breakfast as... More 

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Address: 1-6, no 30 Jalan Thambipillay | Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur 50470, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Wilayah Persekutuan > Kuala Lumpur
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Number of rooms: 10
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