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Samarinda, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The only good this was the location. The room was so so. The receptionist was quite helpful. The hallway kinda smell and the bathroom was dirty, so smelly, like urine smell. I wouldn't take a bath there if I'm not in really need. The shower power is kinda weak. They just provide towel and the blanket is not fluffy at... More 

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Thank Nor H
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice chill place. Nice decorations, good vibe. Very hospitable service. Simple room but cozy... Bed and window, breezy ventilation. I felt safe here. The workers become friends and they will answer whatever questions you have/suggest places for you. Many backpacks. Nice blend of locals/visitors. Yummy tea bar.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I regularly use this hostel as a base for my south east Asian travels as it is conveniently located to KLIA airport. The hostel is clean, the staff informative, Is surrounded by amazing food outlets and has a cool cafe/chill out space. I find PODs a very functional hostel ideal for the budget conscious traveller.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well its good hostel for backpacker like us..,clean, get breakfast and everything..., you should come here when you visiting Malaysia... I recommended... And I don't what else I can talk about this place...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was travelling in a group of 14 and PODS provided accommodation for the first and last night of our trip to Malaysia. The rooms are comfortable and air conditioning and fans were very welcome. There was some noise from the streets during the nighttime, though this was to be expected for the location. The whole place felt clean and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good points - Excellent location. Very close to KL Sentral. Just cut through the Nu sentral mall to get to the hostel. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast - was so so Toast, Jam , butter and coffee but I guess thats how it is in SEA hostels. Bad - Mattress , pillow and pillow covers are very old... More 

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Thank ukare4me
Doha, Qatar
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Such a amazing hostel with lovely environment,affordable room rent,friendly and helpful staff. I had lots of good memory make lots of friend. Testy food at cafe nice coffee................................................. Love you guys have fun always. I wish you will go through like this long long years. thanks PODs

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Thank Rishad3025
Malaysia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We were very desapointed about this hostel. For the price (30 RM + 20 RM deposit), the beds are not confortable and a little bit dirty. The street is noisy and the internet connection was very slow. The staff was not useful to give us advices.

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Thank freetogb
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

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

Hello Ashwin, Thank you very much for your kind review. Me and PODs team definitely enjoyed to have your group staying with us. The crowd was amazing and it's really nice to get to know and talk to some of you. I'm sorry to hear about the AC. It's probably the air speed settings which you may inform the front... More 

Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 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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Wah_Harun, Owner at PODs The Backpackers Home, responded to this review

Hello ATravellingMusician, Thank you very much for your positive review about us. This inspires us to strive more to continue provide a very good facilities and service to our guests. Happy travelling and happy playing music to you! Regards, Wah 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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  • 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: 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)
Hotel Class:2 star — PODs The Backpackers Home 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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