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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The location is great if you're going to airport. We had an overnight stay at KL so we took the bus to KL central and this hostel is just 5min walk from there. Nothing special, but the bed was alright and shared bathrooms were clean. Breakfast was very basic.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I had such an amazing time at PODS! I stayed here for a week and met the most amazing people! The dorms are spacious, clean and comfortable! The staff are so welcoming and helpful and the cafe and rooftop are wonderful hangouts to meet other travelers. They serve really tasty food and drinks and there is also a lot of...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love been there I get to meet new people every day. The staff is super friendly . Very good location. Very clean place. Cheap beer . They have amazing rooftop . This is really the place you can call home

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Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is great. The rooms are clean, fresh, aircon, your own locker, toilets are ok. Excelent location. But the staff, are amazing and friendly, wow they are great people, I had a problem with my flight ticket and they helped me with everything I needed. They made my stay much better. I´m really thankful to know all of them....

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This hostel is about 1/2 a block away from KL Sentral station! The reception/cafe is bright and clean, and full of friendly staff. The room is basic but comfortable. The showers have good pressure and hot water. KL Sentral has connections to most of the metro lines and the complex houses a mall full of shops, restaurants (cheap options available)...

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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We stay here for 5 days. The rooms are very small but clean so that is fine. The toilets (shared bathroom) is not very clean, also the hall is terrible because of the smell of sweat. The shoes in the hall where also very discousting. Only the staff are very friendly and helpfull. But I would never visit this place...

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Tianjin, China
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Since the very first time I got to PODs they were so kind and focus on helping me be confortable. Nice people, respectful and honest! Is a safe Hostel so there is no worries with leaving your things in the room. The enviroment here is really quiet to work in the computer or talk... but also sometimes get ignited because...

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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Where to start... We stayed in the dorm, was ideal, so spacious and a good view on the street below. Staff were so helpful at everything, couldn't vouch for them enough! The air-con randomly broke in the dorm and the heat was unbearable but they did everything they could to accommodate their customers! Facilities were very good, warm showers n...

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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the double room pod the 2 first nights! Ok room for price. Nothing special. But good and cheap for a place to sleep. The bathrooms were good to be for everyone. I liked the showers. Looked like you where in an urban enviroment. Staff was really helpfull and nice. Breakfast was nothing special, but free :) good...

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Reviewed 6 February 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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
Region: Malaysia > Wilayah Persekutuan > Kuala Lumpur
Price Range: $19 - $57 (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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