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PODs The Backpackers Home

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1-6, no 30 Jalan Thambipillay | Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur 50470, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cyberjaya, Malaysia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a couple of days during my training in KL. The single room is okay, I like how they designed the very compact room. I have no problem with the hostel but only with some inconsiderate guests opening/closing their doors very late at night as if its their own home.

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I worked in Malaysia outside the city and I stayed at pods almost every time I had a day off... so I'm going to give an extensive review. I've been there at least a dozen times. LOCATION: This is the biggest reason I stay at pods. KL sentral is the best place to situate yourself if you want to get... More 

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Saint James Parish, Jamaica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The people of the hostle are open. they treat you more like a friend which the want to help. It is no problem to make friends fast with evreyone there. Evreybody gets grapped by the lovely atmosphere. The rooms are nice and clean and evreything fits for me.

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Smaller than it looks in the photos, clean, quiet, cool but not many people or much of a scene. Rooms are pleasant but it's a bit out of the way, it's near the main train station but not that central but I guess that means it quiet. Free breakfast means tea with no milk and bread to make toast with... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

It's a hostel. I would say. home away from home.staff is lovely happy cheerful and above all very helpful. Breakfast plenty. Staff goes out of their way to help you.Guys I miss you all ,love you all. Hopefully I will come back again

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Stayed a few nights in a single open top cubicle. Some friendly staff. good location, free wifi and light breakfast of bread and Jam,coffee n tea provided.Shower pressure very weak. A/C on bet. 7pm to 7am. If you back after sight-seeing/shopping after those hours,there are the fans,which for the individual rooms are insufficient to cool down.Plenty of food stalls/shops around.

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Wah_Harun, Manager at PODs The Backpackers Home, responded to this review

Hello, We've just recently changed our middle centralized aircond hours to start at 2pm which is the check-in time until 5am in the morning. This has helped cool down the place much faster and during daytime which is hotter. Thank you for your feedback. Regards, Wah More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

One of the most soulless hostels around, but good if you want somewhere very very close to KL Sentral. Stayed twice when going through KL, and both times it felt like the staff didn't really want us there! Even when we got to the reception, we couldn't tell who was working there. The rooms are fine, very basic, and it... More 

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Wah_Harun, Manager at PODs The Backpackers Home, responded to this review

Hi Isabelanne, I'm sorry to hear about our staffs and that you felt that way. Continuous training and reminder has been given to all the staffs to maintain and improve our customer service and relationship. The reason we call ourselves The Backpackers Home is indeed to make our guests feel like home. For the past 4 years of operation, we've... More 

Montpellier, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I stayed 2 nights and I liked the hostel, all is clean, well organized, breakfast is included and good, you can use the kitchen and staff is nice. Rooms are nice and comfortable, but A/C is too cold at the night and blankets are not enough warm.. Moreover wifi was very bad in my room.. The hostel has a good... More 

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Wah_Harun, Manager at PODs The Backpackers Home, responded to this review

Bonjour, Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We're happy to inform that we've upgraded our wifi access point in 3rd floor which has increased the Internet performance significantly. Aircond is sometimes set at 16 C which is the reason why it gets too cold. We will normally set at 23 C but sometimes some guests want it colder... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Stayed here for an overnight layover in KL before heading to Thailand, it is located an easy 5 minute walk from Kuala Lumpur Sentral bus station, super convenient and lots of food options all around :) I will stay here again next time I need a quick night in KL... Beds are comfortable and it is secure. Great common area... More 

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Wah_Harun, Manager at PODs The Backpackers Home, responded to this review

Hello, Our location is indeed one of our strong points to stay here. Being less than 5 minutes walk to KL Sentral, it definitely gives convenient access to other major attractions around KL by train/bus. We're happy to inform that we've just opened our brand new cafe called teaPODs cafe located at the ground floor of the premise. We offer... More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The location is important when choosing a hostel. This hotel is very near form KL Sentra Station or Nu Central mall. I love to stay at here. Cheap and clean. I feel comfortable when I choose and slept in the dormitory room . The room is huge and has a large window so the room does not feel stuffy. Three... More 

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Wah_Harun, Manager at PODs The Backpackers Home, responded to this review

Hello, Terima kasih for your positive feedback and we highly appreciate it. We will continue to do our best to maintain and even increase further our services and facilities. The 16-bed dorm is indeed spacious and give a lot of personal space to everyone plus the individual locker and power socket. Happy travelling and see you again next time! Regards,... More 

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