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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stay at this hostel very often as i am frequently pasting through KL. Great location right next to central station. Very easy to find! The staff are super friendly and always go out of there way to help you weather you need directions, or have a problem, they always accommodate! I feel very at home there. Great facilities with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice home for backpacker with a good location, you can go to station (train/bus) less than 10 minutes by foot. Wifi can be accessed in all area of the building. I rent a bed in 16-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room in 3rd floor. There are 2 bathrooms with shower (hot water) and 2 lavatory (separate from the bathroom). Free breakfast available... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in the 4 bunk female dorm. The cafe area was chill and the elderly gentleman who checked me in was very nice. Check-in was quick and simple. WiFi was o.k. It's relatively safe as you're given an access card. But to access the dorms you have to go through a side door to a building that reeks of... More 

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Thank Mizna D
Kempten, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in room number 8 (double) and because the rooms are very small I had my bag right next to the window - bad idea! It rained very heavy that night and we woke up to a huge puddle that spread over half of the floor of the room (including my bag in it). When I went to... More 

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Thank Deborah F
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second time I've stayed at PODs - and for good reason. The place is well run with comfortable beds and a good cafe down stairs. Being in a 5 minute walk of KL sentral makes it easy to get the monorail - especially for the bus as its one change or a direct one (somehow couldn't figure that one out)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've only spent few hours before my flight in this hotel but I was impressed by the facility! very clean, very convenient, the staff were very friendly and helpful especially the old gentleman who runs the place (I feel really bad for not asking about his name), I had to catch the airport bus late at night and when I... More 

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Samarinda, Indonesia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 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 August 6, 2016 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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  • 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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