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PODs The Backpackers Home & Cafe

Jalan Thambipillay Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur 50470 Malaysia
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#12 of 855 Specialty lodging in 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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Arabic, Chinese, Hindi and 2 more


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148Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
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jeff jefferson wrote a review Jul 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4 contributions2 helpful votes
Fantastic little hotel clean and the staff were very helpful.my room was clean and comfortable and so we're the showers and toilet facility's.on the booking it said that breakfast was included but they did not have any,never the less the staff gave me coffee when ever I wanted it.overall a great place to stay and cheap and really friendly staff.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Turmeric wrote a review Jun 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1 contribution
Very nice and clean place to stay. Stayed for 3 nights in a single room. It was very quite and you always get fresh through the windows. PODs backpackers has a beautiful terasse rooftop so if you are an early riser you can have the whole place for yourself to do yoga or walking meditation. The staff is very friendly and always enthusiastic about helping you out in case you need something. Definetly a great place to stay.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Sam wrote a review Feb 2020
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I didn’t book via an app and just went directly the the property at 12:30am after a day of traveling. As I walked into the lobby I instantly felt very welcomed by the owner and his friendly staff. I firstly booked just 1 night. But the next morning, I felt impressed by the friendly and easy going atmosphere and the cleanliness of my room and bathroom facilities so I booked another night before going off exploring the city for the day. For me, this hostel is very well located. Just a couple minutes walk from the train and bus station from which you can go anywhere. Quieter area so you can get a good sleep. Cheap and tasty food nearby. Good aircon, soap provided in the showers, hot or cold water to shower, free toast and jam for breakfast... Just book it!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Idfi P wrote a review Jan 2020
Jakarta, Indonesia760 contributions43 helpful votes
The only greatest thing about this hostel is the location. It's only 5 minutes walk from the KL Sentral and very close to all those cheap yet yummy Indian restaurants in the brieckfield (Little India) area. Towel & breakfast included. Free WIFI. The lobby/lounge is cozy enough. The room & bunkbeds are so so. I checked-in in the afternoon. And, when I walked on the corridor before entering the room, the corridor smelled really bad. One night stay is enough unless you have things to do around brickfields area for days.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Peter Olausson wrote a review Jan 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed here for over a week. The location is perfect - just across the street from KL Sentral! Petaling Street - the famous street market - is only one monorail station away and right outside the door there are plenty of local food options. The lobby area is the perfect place to hang out with fellow travelers, or to simply just chill. What really makes this place is the staff! The owner, Wah, is such a nice guy (and a devoted Roxette fan!).Thank you Wah for our interesting conversations! I highly recommend this place and I will for sure stay here again!
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Date of stay: January 2020
$14 - $18 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MalaysiaWilayah PersekutuanKuala Lumpur
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Frequently Asked Questions about PODs The Backpackers Home & Cafe
Which popular attractions are close to PODs The Backpackers Home & Cafe?
Nearby attractions include Zeta Bar (0.3 miles), Nu Sentral (0.1 miles), and Kuala Lumpur Sentral Railway Station (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at PODs The Backpackers Home & Cafe?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at PODs The Backpackers Home & Cafe?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to PODs The Backpackers Home & Cafe?
Conveniently located restaurants include Favola Italian Restaurant, Iketeru Restaurant, and Prime.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at PODs The Backpackers Home & Cafe?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Hindi, Arabic, Indonesian, and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to PODs The Backpackers Home & Cafe?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kuala Lumpur City Gallery (1.2 miles), Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman (2.4 miles), and Istana Negara (2.1 miles).