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Backhome KL

Hostel | 30, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50000

95.5% Overall Rating

64 out of 67 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/11/2015)

"This is the best hostel I've stayed in. The standards delivered by the staff exceed that of some very good hotels I have stayed in in my professional life. The hostel's boutique approach is great and I was genuinely…"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 27.92
  • Towel USD 1.16

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Please note regarding PASSPORTS: Only guests with valid passports or Malaysian I.C.s will be allowed to check in. We reserve the right to turn away people without valid documents. From 1st of April, 2015, we will start charging the 6% GST tax fee.

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: 15:00
Latest Check-out: 12:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Kuala Lumpur?

Contact us directly

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BackHome is a boutique backpackers hostel located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s bustling financial and historical district. Six colonial-era shophouses have been lovingly restored into spacious, contemporary accommodation, centered around a light-filled courtyard.

We have been described as a 5-star backpacking experience. Most guest reviews single out our outstanding customer service – delivered by a team of young, passionate locals. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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4 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

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4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Triple (Shared bathroom)

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Double (Shared bathroom)

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Deluxe Double (Shared bathroom)

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About Backhome KL

* Important *
Only guests with a valid passport or Malaysian IC will be allowed to check-in, we reserve the right to remove people without valid documents.

Cancellation Policy: Guests will be incurred charges for the first night should they fail to provide cancellation notice 24 hours in advance.

Since opening in July 2009, Backhome has been ranked by Hostelworld as No.1 in Malaysia, as well as one of the Top 3 Hostels in Asia, and Top 10 Hostels Worldwide.

What makes us so popular?

We don't believe in cramping your style. Each guest gets large beds designed for privacy, with individual reading lamps and power-points. Our common areas are bright and airy, for you to interact with your fellow guests.

Customer Service:
Our team is passionate about all things Malaysian, and will share their insider knowledge about local food, customs, and hideouts.

We have 24-hour security cameras, individual lockers and a night-watchman to ensure your safety at all times.

6 and 8 bed dorms:
As 6 and 8 bed dorms cost the same, we wish to remind you that if you have booked any of these dorms - we reserve the right to change your booking from a 6 to 8 bed dorm, or vice versa. This is to ensure that we have the flexibility to make sure all our guests' requests are fulfilled.

Group Bookings:
BackHome cannot guarantee that your group will stay in the same dorm.
We will always try our best to keep groups together. However, this is not always possible.

Check in Time:
Please take note that our normal check-in time is at 3pm and check-out is at 12pm. Request for early check-in/out is subject to bed availability.

Late Arrivals:
If you are arriving at BackHome between 11pm and 7am, please email us ahead and we will try our best to accommodate your request.

Please remember that when you say that you are arriving after midnight on eg. Tuesday 12th October, you are in fact arriving on the NIGHT OF Tuesday 12th October, and NOT after midnight on Monday 11th October. If you didn't realize this, and booked on the following day, please rectify your booking as soon as possible.

We charge a deposit of MYR30 per person upon check-in. This fee will be refunded to you upon your check-out.

Children below the age of 12 are not allowed. Children below 18 should be accompanied by an adult. If you have young children traveling with you, please call or email to inform us first.

We reserve the right to turn away guests we deem unsuitable. Booking fees with Hostelbookers are non-refundable.

Accommodation Information

Our rooms are designed with comfort, convenience and privacy in mind. Every room comes with a washbasin, and spacious built-in wardrobes.

All our beds are equipped with personal compartments, bedside lamps, plug points and foldaway desks. On lying down, you’ll find premium mattresses and pillows for a good night’s rest.

We have dedicated housekeepers and vacuum our mattresses regularly to ensure that our beds and rooms are exceptionally clean.

Facilities include:
Powerful hot showers; ample bathrooms and lavatory facilities on two floors.
Free high speed broadband, Internet and WIFI.

Location Information

Backhome Hostel is located right in the heritage area of KL. We are on the top end of Jalan Tun HS Lee, a road that leads directly to Chinatown. Closest landmark to us is St John's Cathedral, and Telekom Museum.

The following attractions are all within walking distance:
Merdeka Square
National Mosque
Little india
KLCC Twin Towers (at least 10mins walk)
Bukit Bintang Shopping Street (at least 10 mins walk)

Nearest Transport Hubs:
Only 2 minutes’ walk from Masjid Jamek LRT (Light Rail Transit) and about 5 minutes’ walk from Puduraya bus station.