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Reviewed February 6, 2017

Super good location near KL Sentral! The personal is so friendly - we sang the songs together and even went to eat some local food! It's a pity that I was staying in Kuala Lumpur not so much time. I will recomend this place to all my friends. Actually one of them will come on 10 February)

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Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

Staff are very friendly and helpful, they also speak good English which is a plus. Facilities are clean and nice and the rooms comfortable. Good place to meet other solo travellers. It is well located within the city. I really enjoyed the days I spent there. Jorge Colombia

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Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

Its located less than 5 mins walk from the most used station, KL Sentral. The room is clean and kindly served with blanket and bath towels. All staffs are friendly to talk to, and very helpful so if you need any help of touring, they will give you advise. Around the hostel there are some indian restaurants which tasted the...

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Reviewed February 2, 2017

it was one of the best time for me in pods great people nice place to get all info comfortable audience thanx to mr. wah A true sample of excellent hospitality! “Lovely hotel, clean comfy and good wifi”

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Carshalton, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 20, 2017

Stayed here for one night in a 16 bed dorm. I was on the 3rd floor( there are lifts) Although it said mixed dorm,it was 16 men but that was not any problem to me. Everywhere was clean enough,bed mattress was acceptable,WiFi strength was good,breakfast was toast& jam plus a green spread,which I believe is/was peanut butter!? There was also...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

No windows, and room just had a mattress on the floor. Cafe downstairs was nice. compared to other places nearby it's expensive for what it is. Close to the station, but glad we only stayed one night.

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Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Too bad I discovered the place a day later, else I would've stayed there the entire length of my trip. 1. Place is neat, clean sheets, clean toilet and bathrooms. 2. Cool, approachable and accommodating staff. 3. The location is perfect. There are convenience stores, restos, even street foods just outside the place. A huge mall and KL Sentral is...

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Balikpapan, Indonesia
Reviewed December 26, 2016

I stayed in PODs in May for two days. It was great. The next time I stayed there again with my mom and dad in October and we love PODs because of its concept, location, cosiness, friendly staff, and strategic locations. Would definitely stay there again in the near future.

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Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

I stayed in Pods on July. Nothing to complain about this place. The location is great, just a few meters from KL Sentral and mall. Cheap restaurants around, but they also have a cafe and the breakfast is included. Strong shower, clean rooms and toilets, air-conditioning, a stage with guitars and other instruments... And the staff are great! They helped...

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Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

PODs is a really nice place with good facilities, it is always clean and with awesome staff. The location is also really good at KL Central, that can be a starting place for every point of the city. I highly recommend this place.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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 & Cafe

Address: Jalan Thambipillay | Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur 50470, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Wilayah Persekutuan > Kuala Lumpur
Price Range: $14 - $42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — PODs The Backpackers Home & Cafe 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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“take flip flops to avoid stepping on the poop in the concrete shower cubicle.”
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“dorm room on the top floor for sure”
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“4th floor has high ceiling, less hot. don't choose the corner bottom beds. That's bed 2, 8, 10 and 16. They are far from the ceiling fan”
ariel_dapito, Jul 17, 2016 | Read review
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