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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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Breda, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Pods KK was a great experience for me! When I arrived I was welcomed as a member of their family and joined Maria, the manager, for lunch the same day. I had such a great time in Borneo and I owe it all to Maria and her team. They have a big network all throughout Sabah which directed me to... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Besides being inexpensive, this hostel/dorm is situated close to everything basically- surrounded by restaurants where the regular working class eat. The Pod is a block from the KL Sentral where you can either catch the train to most parts of Kuala Lumpur. The bus to the airport is also a block away. The Pod's rooms are mostly on the 4th... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed twice in Pods, the first time in a mixed dorm and the second time in a double room. The dorm is the best choice: spacious, not too hot, not too cold, quiet and relaxing atmosphere. The double room was obviously more private but a bit small and hot. Anyway, we couldn't choose when to turn on and off... More 

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The tag line is The BackPacker's Home. It lives up to being home - clean sheets, clean bathroom and breakfast of peanut butter and toast. More than that, the staff CARE. My wallet was stolen and Sunny, the concierge, suggested a way in which I could get money and so get back to the airport and my home. Forever is... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a good, busy, efficient hostel located a short walk from KL Sentral. It is easier to find than it seems on the website but the detailed instructions are helpful. The rooms are up on higher floors than the reception, but it is all very well organized and easy to figure out. There are a variety of room types... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Stayed in mix-dorm for 16 people. They have very thin bad like people sleep their for ages. There are bed bugs too luckily I brought my sleeping beg liner. The washroom is a dirty and disgusting. They have full of guest and they have to wait so long to take shower or to use the toilet. There are only 2... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

the location is near to the LRT . Just a few minutes. Others just nice. My stay here was 2days . When i stayed, the shower does not have water to bath. Its very frustrating.. the staff is very helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

People and staff really friendly, well located next to kl sentral that connect you to all the trains. Rooms have good lockers, and good aircon.The only thing is that the bathroom is strange, not the cleanest.

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Cyberjaya, Malaysia
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

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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