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Pods The Backpackers Home

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

84.2% Overall Rating

132 out of 162 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (21/08/2015)

Oscar Hameenaho-Fox thinks…

"The Location is amazing for passing through the city, you can literally walk from KL Sentral. The dorm is lovely and cold at night (great aircon). Also the food at their restaurant downstairs is…"

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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
  • BBQ area
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • 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: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 12:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Kuala Lumpur?

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

PODs The Backpackers Home also offers very spacious cafe with green, cozy, peaceful and relaxing environment serving local foods, westerns, pastries, teas, coffees, juices and more. Enjoy 10% discount on all foods and all drinks for our in-house guests. Read more

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About Pods The Backpackers Home

Our Hostel provides:

10% discount on all foods and all drinks at our teaPODs cafe
Free high speed internet access on all floors and rooms
Free DVD's for in-house viewing
Laundry service
Printing/scanning service
Books library
Selection of games
Lockers and luggage storage
Daily breakfast
Clean linen, blanket, towel and hot showers
Access cards
24 hour convenience stores located nearby.

Trips and tours can be pre-booked at our travel desk and we offer trips and links to the roads less traveled, 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 travelers 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 RM20 per person upon check in, which will be refunded when you check out.
Hostel premises not suitable for children below 13.
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 2pm and Check out is at 12pm. Early check In is subject to bed availability.

Our reception and common area are opened 24 hours and we do accept late night/early morning check-ins.

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 16-bed and 4-bed dorms. The pods have mattresses on raised platforms to give a Zen like feel, and some come with ceiling to floor lengthen tinted windows, all have individual fans. Shared lights go 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- Wooden blinds and tinted windows
3. Clean- No shoes and no smoking on all floors
Each floor has two eco-friendly kampong (village) design hot water shower cabins.

Central air-cond units are placed strategically 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 The Backpackers Home
1-6, No 30 Jalan Thambipillay
Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur
50470 Malaysia.

PODs The Backpackers Home is just within walking distance from KL Sentral, which is the transportation hub of Kuala Lumpur. Buses, trains, monorail, LRT, KTM and taxis 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 are very convenient. Located just behind the main road, we are accessible yet away from the main hustle and bustle of traffic.

There is 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 Chapati at Chapati 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.