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PODs The Backpackers Home & Cafe

Jalan Thambipillay Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur 50470 Malaysia
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Certificate of Excellence


#12 of 555 Specialty lodging in Kuala Lumpur
Certificate of Excellence
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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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Adults only
BBQ facilities
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Arabic, Chinese, Hindi and 2 more


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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
146Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
12Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
408Reviews8Q+A55Room tips
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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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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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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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No complaints. It's just what i expected. It's located close to the busy streets and surrounded by many restaurants so noises were expected. I got what I'm paying for. But I wish there are more hooks in the little tiny room for hanging some clothes and towel.
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After several months of traveling around Southeast Asia and staying at many hostels, this was definitely my least favorite. As soon as you enter the upstairs sleeping area, you are hit by an awful, sweaty smell that never really goes away. My sheets were stained and I woke up with insect bites all over my body. In the morning, somebody literally woke me up to ask me if I was going to Penang and if I wanted to take a tour with them. Somebody else answered a phone call and proceeded to have a conversation in the dorm at about 12:45am. No privacy whatsoever, not even a curtain around the bed like most hostels will have. Most of the people in there were older, and didn’t seem like backpackers at all. A few characters were in their beds watching things on their phones without any headphones for all of us to hear nearly all night long. Weird vibes all around for a place that claims to be the backpackers home. Rooftop had a good view but nowhere to sit whatsoever except for a few dirty beanbags piled up under a small alcove. Needless to say, I did not stay here another night, and you shouldn’t either. There are MUCH better places to stay in Kuala Lumpur. Don’t let the close location fool you, it isn’t worth it.
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$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), Kuala Lumpur Sentral Railway Station (0.2 miles), and Nu Sentral (0.1 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, Latest Recipe, and Iketeru Restaurant.
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 Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman (2.4 miles), Kuala Lumpur City Gallery (1.2 miles), and Istana Negara (2.1 miles).