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PODs The Backpackers Home

1-6, no 30 Jalan Thambipillay | Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur 50470, Malaysia
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Jakarta, Indonesia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've stayed at Pods a number of times in 2013. It offers great value for money to budget travellers. It's located very conveniently at the heart of the city (close to public transport--monorail/LRT/KTM/RapidKL buses, as well as the bus/train service to the airport), lots of tasty, affordable food in the Brickfields area as well. I think Pods' main strength is... More

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I arrived in KL back in 24 Dec 2013, PODs is located 10 mins walk for the KL sentral train station. easy to get from there to any place in KL. They have a very big relaxing area for eating, relaxing, reading. Very clean. Free wifi, breakfast….The staffs are friendly and patient and helpful. Very Pod’s style. During my stay,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed here couple of times. I am happy with the accommodation (Dorm Bed) and the staff is very friendly! It's location is awesome as it takes just few minutes to catch the public transport system (LRT/MonoRail/Bus) to reach anywhere in KL. Cheers, -Krish

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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've stayed at PODSa few times & have enjoyed the amazing staff, the atmosphere & the proximity to KL Central. The neighbourhood in Brickfield has everything you would need to start your day or end it.. They are now in KK too!

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wah and his staff are wonderful. I've stayed at POD's twice- back in August 2013, and again in November 2013. I went to dinner with staff members, played music with other travelers, made art with Komeil, and enjoyed the peanut butter toast. Some of these other reviews don't sound great, but I'm not sure why.. it is a HOSTEL, not... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived in KL back in August 2013, the hostel was located 10 mins walk for the train station and over the road to the tram line and was central so I was very happy with my choice. I chose to stay in a female dorm and was put on the 3rd floor in a 4 bed room. The beds... More

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faithar83, Owner at PODs The Backpackers Home, responded to this review

Hi middo44, Thank you very much for your positive feedback about our hostel. Regarding the issue, I was not aware about it. I can guarantee you that Zach is one of our very dedicated and trustworthy staffs and luckily he just came back to PODs. He was away travelling. I will talk to him regarding this to find out more... More

Bangalore, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We had a group of 40 and arranged everything in advance. They failed to mention that they wouldn't have beds for all of us...about half! We slept on the floor and still paid $8-9 per person. They weren't very accommodating. We've been traveling 6 months in 6 different countries and have never had to sleep on the floor especially for... More

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faithar83, Owner at PODs The Backpackers Home, responded to this review

Hi TheTravelGuinea, i believe you are from World Race group. I'm sorry about this trouble that your group faced. We have actually communicated with the group that we were unable to accommodate as it exceeded our availability that day. However we did suggest if the group was ok to stay in the big dormitory without enough beds and we did... More

Brisbane, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The common area facilities were good but the dorms were average. I didn't sleep at all because the walls don't go to the ceilings and you can literally hear the whole level moving around. Strange lights curfew of 11pm and no air conditioning during the day... let me tell you, it is absolutely sweltering in KL and there wasn't even... More

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

Hi Luchia B, Thanks a lot for your feedback. We really value our guests' comments and suggestions. The initial design of our hostel was to encourage good air ventilation by using centralized aircond with open partition. Some of our guests actually appreciate having this while others prefer closed partition. We are working on upgrading our hostel soon and we will... More

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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I stayed for four days in January 2014 in a single on third floor. Room 3 not recommended because whenever someone came in once I was in bed, the fluorescent light from the landing cruelly woke me up! Could be fixed with an opaque piece of card I reckon, but didn't have time nor inclination. The mattress had a permanent... More

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

Hi LouiseRomain, Thanks a lot for your feedback and suggestion. We will look into them as we are in the planning stage of upgrading our hostel. Few of the mattresses definitely need to be changed and thanks a lot for highlighting this. Regards, Wah More

Orange, Australia
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40 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I arrived at LCC Terminal of KL International Airport at 11:00. I wanted to stay in a reasonable guesthouse and didn't want to walk a lot. So I didn't stay in a hotel around there. Instead, I took KL Tranisit to KL Sentral, which was 5 minutes' walk to the guesthouse. There were also a few buses from LCCT to... More

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

Hi misocutlet, I'm glad you had a great stay at our hostel and yes location is indeed one of our strengths. We will continue to do our best to serve better. Thank you. Regards, Wah More

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Additional Information about PODs The Backpackers Home

Address: 1-6, no 30 Jalan Thambipillay | Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur 50470, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Wilayah Persekutuan > Kuala Lumpur
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
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Ranked #17 of 122 Specialty lodging in Kuala Lumpur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just opposite KL Sentral the hub or 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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