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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No windows, and room just had a mattress on the floor. Cafe downstairs was nice. compared to other places nearby it's expensive for what it is. Close to the station, but glad we only stayed one night.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Too bad I discovered the place a day later, else I would've stayed there the entire length of my trip. 1. Place is neat, clean sheets, clean toilet and bathrooms. 2. Cool, approachable and accommodating staff. 3. The location is perfect. There are convenience stores, restos, even street foods just outside the place. A huge mall and KL Sentral is...

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Balikpapan, Indonesia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in PODs in May for two days. It was great. The next time I stayed there again with my mom and dad in October and we love PODs because of its concept, location, cosiness, friendly staff, and strategic locations. Would definitely stay there again in the near future.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in Pods on July. Nothing to complain about this place. The location is great, just a few meters from KL Sentral and mall. Cheap restaurants around, but they also have a cafe and the breakfast is included. Strong shower, clean rooms and toilets, air-conditioning, a stage with guitars and other instruments... And the staff are great! They helped...

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Thank Lucas G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

PODs is a really nice place with good facilities, it is always clean and with awesome staff. The location is also really good at KL Central, that can be a starting place for every point of the city. I highly recommend this place.

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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

PODs KL is the place to go if you want to have a cosy and comfortable place to spend your night(s). Felt very much at home. It is located strategically nearby KL Central and also a stone throw away to good choices of food outlets.

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 12 December 2016

I had a private room, very clean and a big window (with a view!). The staff was super nice and there was always a great vibe at the bar/chilling area. The place is very well located, being in the very centre of KL.

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Terre Haute, United States
Reviewed 8 December 2016

PODs is the best hostel I have stayed at in Kuala Lumpur, and for sure...it is the best value you will find near KL Sentral. There is good wifi, and hot showers. Breakfast is included with you stay. They also have a common area downstairs with couches, tables, TV, and a small cafe.

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Reviewed 8 December 2016

This hotel is very convenient as it is close to the train station. The rooms are very clean and welcoming but my room did not have a window. The bar downstairs is very nice, we can do a lot of nice meeting there. I would recommend this place for budget travelers.

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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I literally stayed there for 6 hours and within that time, while I was sleeping, my locker key was stolen and my belongings with them. Consulting the staff at 5am, they looked clueless. There is a back door that seems to always be open and all someone needs to do is follow another person into the dorm. They said they'd...

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Wah_Harun, Manager at PODs The Backpackers Home, responded to this review

Hi Ross D, first of all I'm sorry that you lost your money however I would like to provide more explanation about the actual situation. You came to check in at around 12:30 midnight and you came down at around 5am to report about your missing money. You suspected that someone came in from the emergency door (which is always...

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  • Breakfast included
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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

Address: Jalan Thambipillay | Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur 50470, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Wilayah Persekutuan > Kuala Lumpur
Price Range: £11 - £49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — PODs The Backpackers Home 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Better to stay in a hotel rather than hostel or accomodation for backpackers when you are in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.”
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