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9.1
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Housekeeping97
Breakfast34
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9.1
Exceptional
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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Petaling Street460 m
  • Sri Maha Mariamman Temple610 m
  • Pavilion Kuala Lumpur1.69 km
  • Aquaria KLCC1.76 km
  • Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC)1.82 km
  • Suria KLCC1.85 km
  • Petronas Twin Towers1.86 km
  • Thean Hou Temple3.2 km
  • Mid Valley Mega Mall4.06 km
  • Batu Caves10.5 km
  • 2-star Hostel
    Free Wi-Fi

    Backhome KL

    30 Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50000 - See map
    "The location is near train and bus stations, and a walking distance to major tourist spots too."
    Jp - July 23, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 98% of guests
    Fantastic breakfast
    97% positive mentions
    Exceptional service
    9.3 rating for service
    Exceptional cleanliness
    9.1 rating for cleanliness
    • 190 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Kuala Lumpur

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Breakfast [free]

    • Air conditioning

    Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kuala Lumpur every 2 minutes on Agoda.com
    Value for money9.1
    Distance to city center1km
    Location rating9.1
    Nearest airportSultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SZB)
    Distance to airport16.1 km

    Rooms available at Backhome KL

    8.9
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Single Bed in 8-Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Single Bed in 8-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 6-Bed Standard Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 6-Bed Standard Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
    Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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    Single Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Single Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Deluxe Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Deluxe Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 double bed
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    Single Bed in 4-Female Dormitory Room
    Single Bed in 4-Female Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 single bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Deluxe Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 4-Bed Deluxe Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Backhome KL?

    Check-in is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

    How do I get to Backhome KL?

    For those who wish to drive their own cars, Backhome KL has a car park available for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the property.

    What is the smoking policy at Backhome KL?

    Backhome KL does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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    What people love about Backhome KL

    • 6.4
      Good
      Staff 

      "Male staff and Indian girls staff were friendly and helpful."

      Hera

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      September 30, 2018

    • 7.2
      Very good
      Staff 

      "A simple bed with a clean bathroon and a very nice staff."

      MARGARET

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      September 29, 2016

    • 6.8
      Good

      "Clean and confortable bed with sharing toilet showers."

      Sandy

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      November 16, 2018

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    9.1/10
    Location score
    9.1/10
    Service score
    9.3/10
    Cleanliness score
    9.1/10
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    Overall rating:

    9.1

    Exceptional
    2,654 reviews
    Cleanliness
    9.1
    Facilities
    9.0
    Location
    9.1
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    What travelers say they love:
    Accept the invite to tea time, we met really great fellow tr...
    Tamara from Canada
    Family with young children
    More about Backhome KL

    More about Backhome KL

    If what you are looking for is a conveniently located property in Kuala Lumpur, look no further than Backhome KL. The property is situated in a historic neighborhood, with many textile, sundry shops and food outlets still being run by the same families. Popular destinations such as Chinatown, local bazaars, 100 year-old temples, a 100 year-old rain forest reserve lets guests experience the many facets of Kuala Lumpur. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

    Backhome KL aims to show guests the best of what this neighborhood has to offer through our popular guided walks. These include a food tour in the last surviving Malay Village in the city center, and a hiking tour overlooking a mountain range. The property is housed in a row of pre-war shop houses, carefully preserved since the 1880. The modern interiors feature spacious dorms built around a light filled courtyard, a screening room and a buzzing hipster café that serves the best coffee in the area.

    Whatever your purpose of visit, Backhome KL is an excellent choice for your stay in Kuala Lumpur.

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    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping
    117 mentions
    Breakfast
    71 mentions
    Internet
    20 mentions
    Food & Dining
    13 mentions

    What they offer

    7.2
    Very good

    "Great place to meet up some new friends if you are travellin..."

    MARGARET

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    September 29, 2016

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    Nearest essentials

    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
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    Food and dining

    Breakfast options

    Continental

    Nearby restaurants

    American cuisine
    American cuisine
    Darabif
    390 m American
    Front Page Sports Bar & Grill
    780 m American, Bar, Pub
    Havana Club
    1.0 km American, Australian, Bar
    Asian cuisine
    Asian cuisine
    Reggae Mansion Restaurant
    30 m Asian
    Bakti Woodlands
    80 m Asian, Halal, Indian
    Betel Leaf
    90 m Asian, Halal, Indian
    Chinese cuisine
    Chinese cuisine
    Water Lily Vegetarian Restaurant
    30 m Chinese, Vegetarian
    Hong Ngek Restaurant 風月酒家
    40 m Chinese
    Chinatown Heritage Cafe
    290 m Chinese, International

    What's nearby

    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
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    Reviews of Backhome KL from real guests

    Overall rating
    9.1
    Exceptional
    From 2654 reviews
    9.4Service
    9.1Cleanliness
    9.1Location
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    10
    Cleanliness9.1
    Facilities9.0
    Location9.1
    Room comfort and quality8.9
    Service9.3
    Value for money9.1
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Maureen from Canada
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

    10/10”

    Wow this place blew me away! Such an amazing hostel that is close to the train station. Staff were incredibly nice and actually remembered your name haha. Washrooms were always clean and the beds were really comfortable. If you're lucky enough to stay there on a thursday, they provide a local malay breakfast which is DELICIOUS! One of the best hostels ive stayed in throughout Asia.

    Reviewed July 05, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Mark from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Double Private Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

    Comfy”

    Nice, clean place. Good staff. Facilities were great. Enjoyed my stay. Recommended.

    Reviewed July 16, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Maria from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Exceptional”

    This place was great! The people at the front desk were really helpful. When I had questions about getting to the places I wanted to visit, they took the time to help me out. I had an early bus to catch at the airport and they packed toast for me since I wouldn't get to eat breakfast. It's about a 2 minute walk to the train station and there are a lot of places to eat at outside if you don't feel like trying out the food they have. I would definitely come back and stay in this same one.

    Reviewed March 26, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Russell from United States
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Standard Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

    Incredible hostel!”

    Pros: Great hostel which is centrally located near Chinatown and the local train. Staff are very friendly and welcoming, and the rooms are clean with great air conditioning systems and wifi. Cons: Their laundry services are on the higher end compared to local places and it takes over 24 hours to get the clothes back.

    Reviewed March 11, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    TSZ from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

    The best accommodation in KL!”

    There are so many new hostels and hotels which claims to provide you everything, but most cannot sustain for a long period of time. BackHome KL may have operated for nearly ten years. I stayed in 2016 and this year (2019). In 2016 I felt comfortable in the dormitory room, that beds are not too close to each other as well. This year I wanna try something different: the private double room which is also an impressive experience for me. The staff especially the security guard at night are so friendly and helpful. The air well traditional building with cosy design and both social / individual space is also appreciated. Surely BackHome is one of the strong reason for me to visit KL again and again! Hope this hostel can continue the best service in the long run.

    Reviewed June 04, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    andrea
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Standard Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

    for solo travelers definitely the best!!”

    I am a solo traveler and i feel at home in Backhome KL. Staff super friendly, warm welcome, many spaces where to stay and relaxing or chatting with others travelers. The position is excellent near Masjid Jamek LRT station . Recommended.

    Reviewed May 23, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Rangga
    Family with teens
    1 Person in 4-Bed Deluxe Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2019

    It feels like back to home!”

    The hostel is comfortable. All staffs are very nice and friendly, also helpful. The location is strategic because the hostel is located near to the LRT Station so we could go to all the attractions in KL easily. For us, who doesn't have much money, we are helped by this hostel so much because of free breakfast in the morning. Every thursday, this hostel serves local breakfast so we could taste traditional food from Malaysia. Also we could make friends with other foreigners in the dorm which makes my stay here more funny. Next time if I go back to KL, I will definitely stay at Backhome KL. Thank you, Backhome KL for you nice service!

    Reviewed May 02, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    WENDY from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    Splendid ”

    My 2 night stay in the 8bed female dorm was nice. The place is clean and the bed is comfortable. Nothing in the room is shaky or makes you worry. The staff are nice too. Breakfast is great and the renovation is superb. Definitely worth the value.

    Reviewed February 23, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Dela from Indonesia
    Couple
    1 Person in 6-Bed Standard Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

    Couldnt ask for more!”

    Best hostel ive ever stayed in! The staffs were super nice and friendly. The room, bathroom and basically all rooms were all clean. The breakfast was good. The location was strategic as its very near with masjid jamek station 👍👍👍

    Reviewed November 28, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Magali from France
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    Best hostel EVER !”

    This place is just amazing : dorms and bathrooms are clean, big and really nice. Staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The whole hostel is very pleasant and comfortable with patios, shared spaces and a good coffee place attached to it. And Staff organise stuff for guests (henna session, local breakfast, tea times, etc.) ! I would have stayed here forever and would definitely come back next time I’m in KL.

    Reviewed November 05, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sharon from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Standard Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    Exceptional”

    One of my favourite hostels the world over, Backhome KL is irresistible for its closeness to a Metro station, and so far I have not found another hostel of this quality and proximity to one of the most convenient public transport lines in Kuala Lumpur. The dorms are sufficiently large that you won’t feel crammed, at least most of the ones I’ve been put in. And the beds are now individually cleaned and inspected once the last guest has left, which assures me of cleanliness. Beds themselves are spacious and comfortable. Best parts are the friends you’ll make in the dorms and in the hostel, and every staff is friendly, even the ladies who take care of your linen etc. On my most current stay, Tevi and Razi have been very accommodating to me whether it’s about a personal matter, or about my stay. There are also the staff whose names I can’t remember who are always friendly even though they should be bored of me having come here many times over a few years now.

    Reviewed September 24, 2018
    6.8
    Good
    Hera from Malaysia
    Group
    1 Person in 6-Bed Standard Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    The air conditioner is around 13 degrees at night and it is not adjustable, it's cold and sleepless”

    The building was good. The small Muslim female staff carried the luggage and it was kind and apathetic. was.The Chinese female staff was unfriendly and inflexible. Young white customers in the same room were silent and creepy for two days.❄👾❄👾❄👾❄👾❄👾

    Reviewed April 23, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    balqis
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    satisfaction for day and night staying.”

    the staff here is friendly, helpful and very caring. the hostels are not just aesthetically designed coordinated, but also it gives comfort and has lots of choices for spaces to do your own stuff. it was a good experience to be here as a Malaysian. 👍

    Reviewed April 07, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Lucy from Canada
    Couple
    Double Private Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

    Loved it!”

    Probably one of our favourite hostels we've stayed at across Europe and Asia. The room was modern, the bathrooms plentiful and clean. Breakfast a little on the basic side, but definitely acceptable. The cafe attached serves some great food and the location of the hostel is perfect for exploring KL. The staff could've been a little more helpful with some recommendations - we had a few questions regarding some local sites and transit and they weren't able to help. We'd stay here again next time we're in KL!

    Reviewed March 19, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Felipe
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Standard Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Exceptional”

    Very good hostel. The facilities are very good n clean as well. Plus the location is perfect near the train and close enough to Chinatown.

    Reviewed June 26, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Darya from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Standard Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Best hostel I've stayed at.”

    Amazing hostel, hand down the best one I've stayed at. The only downside was no curtain but everything else was top-notch. Staff is great.

    Reviewed June 18, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    REDA from Canada
    Couple
    1 Person in 4-Bed Deluxe Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

    Great place ”

    Pro : staff , place clean , free cofeee . Very profesionnal staff Cons - nothing !!

    Reviewed June 12, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Panward from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

    Superb”

    Best hostel I've been to so far. Great place. Location, cleanliness, staffs were perfect.

    Reviewed May 03, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Muhammad from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Standard Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    Everything you need”

    It’s my 5th time staying here. Pros: Located very near to Masjid Jamek LRT station, super helpful staffs, cleanliness is never an issue, free-flowing coffee/tea/water, comfy bed & pillow with good air conditioning, there’s a cafe next door, movie room. Cons: can’t seem to find one yet

    Reviewed September 05, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Tzu-Chieh from Taiwan
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2018

    Almost perfect!”

    I love this hostel. It is cozy, clean and chic. The lounge is somewhere you’d like to hang around. The bed is big, and the locker is big enough for a luggage case. Surprisingly, in the 4-bed room is a sink, so I can wash my hands and brush my teeth in the room (hooray).Though a washing machine is not available (it offers laundry service), there is an enclosure for people to hang clothes to dry (which I need desperately). The hostel offers simple breakfast, with occasional surprise. One day I was lucky enough to have roti, taro cake and teh tarik(milk tea) for breakfast. That was out of this world!

    Reviewed July 25, 2018
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