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PODs The Backpackers Home

G-6, no 30 Jalan Thambipillay | Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur 50470, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we were in a group with 25 people , we stayed in different PODs room and to our surprise we liked the place very much. We were chilling at the roof top of the hostel with beers on the first night with amazing view of KL skyline. The hostel by itself has quite nice lobby, and a nice place to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely small, air conditioned rooms close to a bus station and shopping mall. Great meals and food available! Showers and toilets at the end of each corridor are very clean. Wifi works well from rooms. Overall a very good nights stay!😊Thanks

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for one night as the hostel is in a great location to catch buses/trains from KL Sentral. We stayed in a 'double POD' room which is basically just a tiny box room with two mattresses on the floor. We assumed there would be AC but it was just a ceiling fan which sounded like it was going... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was surprised to find a cheap bed situated near KL Sentral, which is in this hostel. This area is full of hotels, so I was happy I found a cheaper option. And it's not too shabby. The hostel is just walking distance from KL Sentral and NU Sentral mall. Exit at the back of NU Setral and go down... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived very late (10pm) but there was no problem with checking in and we also had the chance to take a shower after the long flight. The room for 2 persons is very small and the walls are too thin. Even if the other guys in the hostel were very quiet you could still hear all the sounds from... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What's good with Pods is that the location is very convenient. Coming from the airport, we just rode the bus and alight in KL sentral and just walk to the place. It's also very easy to find and a lot of good places around. Me and 3 other friends were in the 16 mixed bedroom. Its good that most of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Though I first found PODs on Hostelworld, this place is not your average hostel. Welcomed by the PODs Cafe, guests and walk-ins are surely welcome. The first thing you see is a vaulted ceiling with furnishings that were carefully curated. Large glass frontage in cooperation with two other large windows on either side and rear of the cafe let the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

I ended up staying at PODS for 3 weeks, do I need to say more? It's great that the rooms are nice (as a solo female traveler I would strongly recommend the 4-bed female dorm), there is wifi everywhere and breakfast is provided, but it was the PODS team who made my stay to what is was. Thanks for everything... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Stayed here on a "world challenge" trip. Best sleep of our whole trip, brilliant aircon, huge room. Toilet and Bathroom small and dark but not too big of a worry. Downstairs had an indian restaurant with delicious (but spicy) food. Would recommend.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I was not able to check-in early since they insisted that I have to check-in after lunch. I have so many baggages at that time so I just left my things at the reception and took a breakfast at their cafe shop. For my side, they should provide me some consideration considering I was a tourist and not a local.... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about PODs The Backpackers Home

Address: G-6, no 30 Jalan Thambipillay | Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur 50470, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Wilayah Persekutuan > Kuala Lumpur
Price Range: $14 - $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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