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PODs The Backpackers Home

1-6, no 30 Jalan Thambipillay | Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur 50470, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for a night here. The staffs are friendly, the concept is good and it's very near from KL Sentral station. It's very quiet and perfect for those who are tired and just want to hit the bed. The room I stayed in is not clean though, also the pillow and the blanket. Not that secure if you want to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ideal for KL Sentral which mesns the whole of KL is easy to get to. Accommodation is good and the staff and communal area excellent. Only criticism would be the communal lights which mean room lights can go on and off accidentally (as guilty as others) but that is a minor point compared to all pros.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’m not one to start a review by criticizing others reviews, but those who give negative remarks on the locations being “far away” from the city centre, either didn’t look at the map, or read the hostels introduction. Pods is a 2 minute walk from KL sentral, perfect for those arriving at random hours of the day or night, as... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pros: clean room, good wifi, decently clean bathrooms, and good location near KL sentral cons: the walls of the room end before the ceiling and the light to your room is outside of the room, so we were woken up early and often by other guests moving about and at one point in the morning a person turning on our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my second time to stay in this fabulous hostel. The staff are diligent to maintain very good shape of the premise. Tidy, clean and comfortable. The dorm equipped personal lockers and power outlets which can't easy to find in the hostels in South East Asia. There is a newly opened huge shopping center complex. Just walk 3 minutes... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean. and quiet. with very helpful hosts. Rooms are small, cause they were only meant for sleeping (so don't expect anything grand). Near KL Central. Plenty of places to eat nearby. Would definitely stay there again when I visit KL.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I initially planned to stay just 3 days with PODs backpackers for business but ended up renting there for a whole week! It is a wonderful place where you get the chance to meet all people around the world. Very strategic location at the heart of Kuala Lumpur with just minutes of walk to KL Sentral, and very convenient to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The hostel has a very nice concept, the lounge is a nice place to chill and relax. Rooms are only meant for sleeping, because of the aircon operating times and the room only has space for the bed. Toilets are clean and spacious! Only complaint is the pod isn't well ventilated, thus, even with the air con on, its still... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The room is small. This is the place only for you to sleep. It will be too hot to stay in the room during the afternoon since the air cons only available from 5pm till next morning. The location is superb. Everything in walking distance. No worries about food since many local restaurant around.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

Great location near kl sentral. Tip get the bus to the airport - 10rm. Did not like that lights stay on till 11.00pm! Also even though room has air conditioning, it is not turned on until 7.00pm. The room stays very hot even with 2 fans going. The bed is comfortable and the staff friendly. Bed in dorm is 30rm.... 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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Located just opposite KL Sentral the hub for transportation in and out of Kuala Lumpur PODs The Backpackers Home offers affordable accommodation without compromising on atmosphere and cleanliness. Rest. Assured. Our common room is equipped with internet access, wifi, door security tags, a library as well as a wide selection of local traditional games. PODs offer trips and links to the roads less travelled, a choice to stay at a Perma- culture farm or an orang asli hut. For the more adventurous, Friends Of PODs have many exciting trips and hikes into the Malaysian rain forest and quietly hidden crystal clear waterfalls. You may join our free R2B2 wheelie rides and experience Malaysia through the eyes of the locals. As the people from PODs are mostly from the art scene, do not be surprised if we break out into song and dance every first Friday of the month. ... more   less 
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