PODs The Backpackers Home & Cafe
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8.1
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8.1% this month
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9.2
Exceptional
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Exceptional location - 1.22 kilometers from city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Sam Kow Tong Temple110 m
  • KL Sentral Monorail Station110 m
  • Little India - Kuala Lumpur140 m
  • Nu Sentral Mall220 m
  • Language Classes at YMCA220 m
  • Nu Sentral220 m
  • Methodist Kolej260 m
  • KL Sentral Railway Station290 m
  • Tun Sambanthan Monorail Station290 m
  • Malaysian Association For The Blind300 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    PODs The Backpackers Home & Cafe

    G-6, No 30, Jalan Thambipillay, Brickfields, KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50470 - See map
    "This hotel was convenient for us since we were arriving from the airport late at night and took the express train."
    Roderick - February 10, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 88% of guests
    Fantastic breakfast
    87% positive mentions
    • 110 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Kuala Lumpur

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 91 times

    Property ranking|Compared to 13,125 Kuala Lumpur properties
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    Location score
    9.2/10
    Cheapest price score
    Review score - United States
    8.9/10
    Value for money score
    8.4/10
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Kuala Lumpur properties
    Better than
    99
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    Better than
    99
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    Better than
    98
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    Value for money8.4
    Distance to city center1.5 km
    Location rating9.2
    Nearest airportSultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SZB)
    Distance to airport14.9 km

    Rooms available at PODs The Backpackers Home & Cafe

    Double PODs
    Double PODs
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds
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    Single Pods
    Single Pods
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed
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    1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
    1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
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    • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    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
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    Studio (Bedroom + Living Room)
    Studio (Bedroom + Living Room)
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • City view
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    Mini PODs
    Mini PODs
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    • No Windows view
    • Non-smoking
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    1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Street view
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Run of House
    Run of House
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    • Shower
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    2 Double Studio
    2 Double Studio
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    • Shower
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    1 Bed in 16-Bed Mixed Dormitory
    1 Bed in 16-Bed Mixed Dormitory
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    What people love about PODs The Backpackers Home & Cafe

    • 8.4
      Excellent
      Location

      "Location is very close to KL central, lobby is comfortable, easy access"

      Danti

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      September 18, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "It's in a great location, the staff is wonderful and the rooms&bathrooms are very clean."

      Turgay

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      January 1, 2019

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Location

      "Tidy, good location and also the staff was very helpful too."

      putri A.

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      January 7, 2019

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    8.4
    Excellent

    "The lobby, with restauration place, tv, tables, books is nic..."

    Caroline

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    January 10, 2019

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    What they offer

    8.4
    Excellent
    Staff 

    "(elevator) super friendly and helpful staffs, the most impor..."

    Danti

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    September 18, 2018

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    What to eat nearby

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    Chinese cuisine
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    1.4 km Chinese

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    From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements, hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent residents of Malaysia will be levied a tourism tax of RM 10.00 per room per night stay. Please note these changes in tax structure will result in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during check out.

    Reviews of PODs The Backpackers Home & Cafe from real guests

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    8.1
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    Excellent
    8.1% this month
    Cleanliness7.6
    Facilities7.6
    Location9.2
    Room comfort and quality6.5
    Service8.2
    Value for money8.4
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    9+ Exceptional (306)
    8-9 Excellent (223)
    7-8 Very Good (218)
    6-7 Good (105)
    <6 Below Expectation (159)
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Voon from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Generally good but aircond & fan turned off around 7am is unacceptable ”

    Pros: Strategic location, clean toilet, towel provided, value for money Cons: Aircond & fan turned off around 7am is unacceptable as many guests are still asleep, bed is a bit worn out (the center is curved down)

    Reviewed July 22, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Ian from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Excellent”

    Overall, my stay was nice and I got what I paid for. I stayed in the Dormitory type room and sometimes it could get noisy especially if someone arrives. The only problem that I have was the guest beside me was disrespectful and showed his junk to me (he was probably very horny that time).

    Reviewed July 12, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Andrea from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

    Best for Backpackers”

    I stayed here last June 14-17 and the location is near KL Sentral and Monorail, outside are a lot of restaurants that you can choose from however I am not into Indian food but still the location is nice and so you can just walk to Chinatown and Sentral Market. Also near Bukit Bintang. They also have a free breakfast from 6am to 10am.

    Reviewed June 24, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Stefan from Switzerland
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Prime location, friendly staff, elevator”

    Easy accessible from KL Central Station "Sentral". A shirt stroll from the airport bus. Smooth check in (20 MYR dep.) Free breakfast was only toast with coconut jam coffee & tea. Great rooftop. Free drinking water. My first bed felt itchy. I was quickly given a new bed that was ok.

    Reviewed June 20, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Chen from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

    Second Visit”

    This is my second visit here. Staffs are helpful and friendly as always. The place has become much more comfortable and cosier to chill and relax. Offer a simple breakfast (only bread) but given the price point, I'd say it is ok. Location wise, this place is situated near to KL Sentral and NU Sentral, surrounded by 24 hours eateries all around. Recommended.

    Reviewed June 11, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Pio from Cambodia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Great Layover option if killing a few hours.”

    My flight was 11pm but I had to check out of my other hotel at 11am with about 30kg worth of check in luggage. So I transfered to this hostel, using my agoda points. I paid nothing as they didn't ask me to pay the usual 10rmb for tourist tax. Only had to deposit 20rmb for the keycard. I got the 20rmb back when I checked out a few hours later. Left my luggage, went malling at NU Sentral. Went back to rest for about 3 hours. Checked out, walked to sentral station and got the bus to the airport. Made it all a very easy and comfortable afternoon.

    Reviewed May 07, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    LU from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Good place to stay for short stay”

    Centrally located at KL Sentral which is the transport hub. Many restaurants and convenience stores nearby. Friendly staff & free breakfast. They also allow U to store your luggage there if u have a late flight out of KL. Good lounge area to hangout for reading or surfing the internet etc

    Reviewed May 06, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Marc from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Exceptional”

    Pros: • Value for money 👌🏼 • Staff are superbly helpful and kind. Shoutout to the guys at the reception! You guys are the best! • Unli coffee and bread for breakfast 😂 • Well-maintained restrooms • Walking distance to Monorail station and KL Sentral • There’s actually a time for lights off which is in fact good for those who wants to sleep early • There’s a rooftop where you can chill and enjoy KL’s skyline Cons • No bed curtains for privacy • I booked a bed in an all-male dorm (as per Agoda) but I shared the dorm with 3-4 ladies. Overall, staying here is highly recommended!

    Reviewed May 04, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    atria from Indonesia
    Couple
    Double PODs
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Cheapest hostel around KL Sentral”

    (+) just a few minutes to KL Sentral, many food stalls at night around it, cheapest hostel i found around KL Sentral which provide bfast & free flow drinking water, staffs very friendly (-) AC can't be adjusted by each room, room so narrow for us, barrier between bathrooms not closed to the roof

    Reviewed May 01, 2019
    6.0
    Chandrashekar from United States
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Hard to rest or sleep ”

    Stayed here one night in about 20 person dorm. Beds don’t have any curtains to shield bright night light from windows and noise. Hardly slept any time. No air conditioning till 4pm. Desk Staff not friendly and did not show dorm before I booked. Breakfast just bread. Bathroom area very bad and no soap/shampoo. Eateries nearby. Close to KL sentral. Has Elevator. Cash or passport hold till checkout as key deposit.

    Reviewed July 09, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Ian from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Very good”

    Very cheap and is very near KL Sentral

    Reviewed July 12, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Ian from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Very good”

    You get what you pay for. Very worth the price

    Reviewed July 12, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jessica from United States
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Great hostel ”

    Great atmosphere and amenities. I would definitely stay here again. The only drawback was that someone brought durian in a week before my stay and there was a light odor throughout the entire hostel. It was bearable. Besides that I loved it

    Reviewed April 09, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Chris from United States
    Solo traveler
    Single Pods
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    PODs always a solid choice”

    As a frequent traveller to KL, I've been staying at PODs for several years now. It remains a consistently solid choice for central KL. Terrific staff, great location, perfect price for just what you need.

    Reviewed April 05, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Ainul from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Close to KL sentral ”

    I arrived at KL sentral at 4.00am. Unfortunately, nu sentral already close. Luckily, someone told me how to go to the hostel. Just walk in between Aloft hotel and nu sentral, u will see a glass door and stairs at nu sentral building. Going down and go straight to the hostel.

    Reviewed March 22, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Kaye
    Couple
    Double PODs
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Good location, clean”

    Overall, Pods is a good place to stay at especially if you’re an adventurous person who’d like to mingle with new people. Maybe the only downside was that we could hear the sounds on the floor that we were in, even the snore of a person in another room.

    Reviewed March 05, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Chris from United States
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    PODs is always terrific!”

    I stay at PODs every time I travel to KL, and they never disappoint. For the budget traveler, they are the perfect place: friendly staff, awesome central location, surrounded by excellent food choices.

    Reviewed January 29, 2019
    7.6
    Very good
    mei from Malaysia
    Couple
    1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    cleaning ~~”

    maybe need some more air perfume in the toilet. other all is good. like the location is near KL SENTRAL

    Reviewed July 17, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Wan from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Single Pods
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Excellent”

    excellent

    Reviewed July 02, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Wan from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Single Pods
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

    excellent”

    love the services

    Reviewed July 02, 2019
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