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Pods The Backpackers Home

Hostel | 1-6, No 30, Jalan Thambipillay, Brickfields Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50470

84.1% Overall Rating

126 out of 155 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (10/09/2014)

"good standard i always come back to, PODs never dissapoint me. They have free lockers for each bed now! BOOK X CHANGE - I love it"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Laundry service
  • Wake-up calls
  • Common area / room
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 13:00
Latest Check-out: 12:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Kuala Lumpur?

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Located walking distance from KL Central, Kuala Lumpur's transportation hub, PODs The Backpackers Home is a hostel that is very accessible to local tourist attractions and offers a cosy atmosphere with affordable accommodation. Rest (is!) assured.

PODs The Backpackers Home is unique in the sense that it is run mostly by people from the local creative, dance and arts scenes. Our two and three quarters platform is opened
to local young artists every First Friday of the month. Read more

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About Pods The Backpackers Home

Our Hostel provides:

Free high speed internet access
Free DVD's for in-house viewing
Book library
selection of games.
Lockers and luggage storage
Free padlocks for locker usage on request
Blankets provided on request
Daily breakfast
Clean linen and Hot showers
Blankets provided on request
Access cards
24 hour convenience stores located nearby.

Trips and tours can be pre-booked at our reception and we offer trips and links to the roads less travelled, such as staying in an Orang Asli Hut.

Join our free wheelie rides and experience Malaysia through the eyes of the locals. Located in an area where there is a focus on the development of the less fortunate, we give discounts for travellers working in NGO's or have some sort of disability if they contact us in advance through our website.

As Backpackers, we encourage diversity and believe in "real people. real destinations" .

Our Hostel only deals with cash and we charge a deposit of RM10 per person upon check in, which will be refunded when you check out.
Hostel premises not suitable for children below 18.
Group Bookings:
PODs cannot guarantee that groups will be placed in the same dorm due to uncontrollable circumstances, but will try our best to do so.
Our Check In times are 1pm and Check out is at 12pm. Early Check In is subject to bed availability.

For check Ins after 11pm, kindly contact us in advance as the reception area closes at 11.30pm. Last check in is at 2am.

If we deem the guests unsuitable, we reserve the right to turn them away.

Accommodation Information

Our Single and Double PODs are partitioned spaces, giving some privacy away from the main 14 and 4 bed dorms. The pods have mattresses on raised platforms to give a Zen like feel, and some come with ceiling to floor lengthed tinted windows, all have individual fans. Shared lights goes out at 11pm. Our dorms have double bunk beds and are in a large area with plenty of personal space.

We have adopted this concept to keep the space :

1. Airy- PODs partitioned walls are not full to the ceiling to promote good air circulation
2. Bright- thus no curtains just tinted windows
3. Clean- no smoking on all floors
Each floor has two eco friendly kampong (village) design hot water shower cabins.

Central air con units are placed stratigically to cool the floors and all designs and themes that have been put up are chosen as best to compliment and promote our eco friendly theme, which is, to be simple, and always go green = less is best, and when traveling, respect the earth!

Location Information

PODs Backpackers
1-6, No 30 Jalan Thambipillay
Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur
50470 Malaysia.

PODs Backpackers is walking distance from KL sentral, which is the transportation hub of Kuala Lumpur. Buses, trains, monorail, LRT, KTM and taxi's are easily found. Hence travelling to local attractions such as The Golden Triangle, China Town, Mid valley, Lake Gardens, Thean Hou Temple and the National Museum or connecting to other states in the country is very convenient. Located just behind the main road, we are accessible yet away from the main hustle and bustle of traffic.

There are a number of local food stores available in the area, as well as banks, money changers, post office, cheap liquor and 24 hour convenience stores. A must try for local foods is the Cappati at Cappati House, Banana Leaf rice and famous pork noodles. For an Indian Vegetarian Fine Dining experience, ask us about Annalakshmi, they provide good food for a minimum donation.