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Reviews of PODs The Backpackers Home & Cafe Kuala Lumpur Hostel

G-6, No 30 Jalan Thambipillay, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Atmosphere 78%

Cleanliness 82%

Facilities 78%

Location 92%

Safety 86%

Staff 86%

Value 85%

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • ATM
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bar APM-96
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mini Supermarket
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Washing machine

Important Information

Our hostel deals with cash or credit cards and we charge a security deposit of RM20 (cash only) per person upon check in, which will be refunded when you check out. There's tourism tax of RM10/room/night imposed by Malaysia's government to foreigners. This is NOT applicable for dormitories.
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Property premises not suitable for children below 13. Our reception and common area are 24 hours and we do accept late night/early morning check-ins.
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Group Booking:
PODs cannot guarantee that groups will be put in the same dorms due to uncontrollable circumstances but we will try our best to do so.
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Our check-in time is at 2pm and check-out is at 12 pm. Late check-out will result your security deposit to be forfeited. Early check-in is subject to bed availability.

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

* Promotions running for Walk In's and direct reservations are not valid for online bookings
** 6% Sales Services Tax (SST) is not included in online rates.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 12:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Kuala Lumpur?

Contact us directly

Atmosphere 78%

Cleanliness 82%

Facilities 78%

Location 92%

Safety 86%

Staff 86%

Value 85%

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89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
10 Nov 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
41+

Liked: Cool area and excellent transport links.

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
06 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: Location

Customer would recommend this property

60% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 60%
60% Overall Rating

Anonymous
22 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Good location next to KL sentral station.

Disliked: Tony rooms. Shower was like a shed, skipped it. Staff were not welcoming and later on were arguing in the cafe/reception in front of everyone.

74% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 100%
74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Dec 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Good location

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Nice, clean really helpfull staff.

Disliked: the room was too cold for the air conditioning

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 May 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: 5 minute from kl sentral

Disliked: The blanket too thin

Customer would recommend this property

66% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 40%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
04 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Near kl sentral

Disliked: not much atmosphere

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Business / conference, City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: very friendly peopole and helpful

Disliked: nothing

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Liked: Excellent

Disliked: N/A

Customer would recommend this property

29% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 20%
29% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Checking out.

Disliked: Firstly the directions provided on how to reach the propert from the main station need updating. The street on which the hostel is located is interesting, full of diverse characters that you mostly wouldn't want to speak to. The room was an absolute joke, clean and tidy but paper thin patician divides with a big glass panel on the side and 1/3 of the wall missing from the ceiling to the upper 1/3. Within each floor you have a dorm space plus many single/ double spaces. Noise is a massive issue be it music from the street below or noise from others staying at the property. You will hear absolutely everything including couples, snoring and well anything else - literally like sleeping in a 12+ bed dorm. In addition the glass panel on the side of the room meant that every time the door to the stairway was opened a bright light shone through waking me up. Also was the case when other less considerate travellers left lights on around the floor. In addition. The beading did not appear to be clean having the smell of sweat while the blanket I just couldn't use. The bathrooms are a whole different story basically an outdoor space indoors disgusting. Shower smelt of urine and the toilet looked like it had a pulse.After a rough first night (well at 2:30 am) I asked to check out and was promised a response in the morning. Despite all the problems they insisted on 2 days notice as stated in the T&C. The staff were extremely rude almost arrogant in their conversation throughout a throw away comment was then saying 'you get what you pay for' which when you have had such a negative experience isn't what you want to hear. All this from a property that has a 'rest guarantee.' Anyway all I can do is offer a review and hope you are spared such a horrible experience by looking elsewhere in KL. Your accommodation really shapes your experience and this will have you never wanting to go back to KL.

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