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PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu

1.5 stars out of 5
1-1-11, Api-Api Centre, Jalan Centre Point, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Central Business District, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Sapi Island. Restaurant, fitness center and indoor pool are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

Highlights

Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

Front desk [24-hour]

620 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

410 meters to Mamutik Island

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Swimming pool [indoor]

Fitness center

Coffee shop

Bar

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8.5Excellent

571 reviews

571 reviews

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8.7Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Warisan Square
170 m
Centre Point Sabah
170 m
Bed
190 m
Vals Bundle Shop
200 m
Times Books & Magazines
200 m
Popular landmarks
Mamutik Island
430 m
Night Market
430 m
Gaya Street Sunday Market
890 m
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
1.2 km
Signal Hill Observatory Platform
1.3 km
Closest landmarks
Tourism Malaysia
120 m
Kalamatas Resto Ba'
120 m
IT Point
150 m
DBKK Parking
200 m
Airworld Travel & Tours
260 m
Value for money8.0
Distance to city center2 km
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport6.4 km

Rooms available at PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.5

Single Pods
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 bunk beds
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Double PODs
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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      Frequently asked questions

      What is the average travel time to the closest airport from PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu?

      The average travel time to get from PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu to the airport is 12 minutes, but please bear in mind that the travel time may fluctuate based on traffic, weather conditions, and time of day.

      What bars are close by PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu?

      While staying at PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu, delight in your evening or night out at Kalamatas Resto Ba' or Q Bar to get the most out of your nightlife.

      What public parks are nearby PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu?

      While residing at PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu, cherish your early morning or evening stroll at nearby park which include Children Playground, Museum Area, and Double Six Memorial Park.

      In which languages can PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu's staff members communicate?

      PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu can speak a total of 5 languages and supports well-known languages such as English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese for international tourists, ensuring all travelers are well accommodated with all their needs in their preferred choice of languages when communicating. Please refer to the 'Amenities and facilities' section and in the 'Languages spoken' category to find out what different languages this property supports.

      What do past visitors like most about PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu?

      Past guests that stayed at PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu have given this property a rating of 8.717 for its excellent location as the major highlight for their stay.

      What is the verified guest review consensus about PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu's wellness amenities?

      100.0% of our past visitor assessments have given a positive review and comments about this property's wellness amenities. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu down in the review section.

      What is the typical rating that past Solo travelers' have given to PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu?

      Past solo travelers that have stayed at this property have given PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu an average rating of 7.8. You can look up more detailed customer reviews and responses by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

      What is the typical rating that verified Business travelers' have given to PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu?

      Past business travelers that have stayed at this property have given PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu an average rating of 6.9. You can look up more detailed customer evaluations and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

      What is the typical rating that verified Families with older children have given to PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu?

      Verified families with older children that have stayed at this property have given PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu an average rating of 8.8. You can check out more comprehensive customer ratings and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

      What well-known natural sightseeing locations are near PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu?

      PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu is located within Central Business District, which makes it ideally near to natural points of interest including Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre, Mamutik Island, and Sapi Island.

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      PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu: A Cozy Retreat in the Heart of the City

      Welcome to PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu, a charming 1.5-star hotel nestled in the vibrant city of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. With its cozy and intimate atmosphere, this hotel offers a unique and budget-friendly accommodation option for travelers seeking a memorable stay in the city. PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu features six thoughtfully designed rooms, ensuring a personalized and comfortable experience for every guest. The hotel's convenient location, just 2 kilometers away from the city center, allows easy access to the city's top attractions, shopping centers, and dining establishments. For those arriving by air, the hotel is a mere 12-minute drive from the airport, making it a convenient choice for both leisure and business travelers. At PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu, check-out time is until 12:00 PM, giving guests ample time to relax and prepare for their onward journey. Check-in begins at 02:00 PM, allowing guests to settle in and start exploring the city at their own pace. Families with children between the ages of 2 to 11 can take advantage of the hotel's child-friendly policy, as children within this age range can stay free of charge. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or a small family, PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu offers a warm and welcoming environment for all.

      Unwind and Socialize at PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu

      At PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu, you'll find a range of entertainment facilities to make your stay even more enjoyable. Whether you're looking to unwind after a long day of exploring or socialize with fellow travelers, this hostel has got you covered. One of the highlights is the vibrant bar, where you can kick back and relax with a refreshing drink. The bar offers a cozy and lively atmosphere, perfect for mingling with other guests and sharing travel stories. Sip on a tropical cocktail or try a local beer while enjoying the lively ambiance. Additionally, PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu features a shared lounge/TV area. This communal space is ideal for catching up on your favorite shows or movies, or simply spending quality time with new friends. Sink into the comfortable sofas, grab some popcorn, and enjoy a movie night with fellow travelers from around the world. With its inviting bar and cozy shared lounge/TV area, PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu ensures that your stay is not only comfortable but also filled with opportunities for relaxation and socializing.

      Stay Active at PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu

      At PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu, staying active during your stay is made easy with our top-notch sports facilities. Our hotel features a state-of-the-art fitness center that is equipped with modern exercise equipment to help you maintain your fitness routine. Whether you prefer cardio workouts or strength training, our fitness center has everything you need to break a sweat and stay in shape. With a spacious and well-lit environment, you can enjoy your workout while enjoying panoramic views of the city. Additionally, our hotel also offers a rooftop sports court where you can engage in friendly matches of basketball or volleyball with your fellow guests. This open-air court provides a fantastic opportunity to have some fun and stay active while enjoying the beautiful weather and stunning views of Kota Kinabalu. Whether you are a seasoned athlete or just looking to have some recreational fun, our rooftop sports court is the perfect place to unleash your competitive spirit. So pack your sports gear and get ready to enjoy an active stay at PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu.

      Convenience Facilities at PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu

      PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu offers a range of convenience facilities to ensure a comfortable and hassle-free stay for its guests. With room service available, guests can enjoy a delicious meal or snack in the comfort of their own room. The hotel also provides safety deposit boxes, giving guests peace of mind knowing that their valuables are secure. The concierge service at PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu is always ready to assist guests with any inquiries or requests they may have. Whether it's recommendations for local attractions or assistance with booking tours, the friendly and knowledgeable staff are there to help. Additionally, Wi-Fi is available in public areas, allowing guests to stay connected and easily access important information. For guests who prefer to smoke, there is a designated smoking area available. Free Wi-Fi is also provided in all rooms, ensuring that guests can stay connected and entertained throughout their stay. Other convenience facilities include dry cleaning services, luggage storage, and daily housekeeping, ensuring that guests can have a comfortable and hassle-free stay at PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu.

      Convenient Transport Facilities at PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu

      PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu offers a range of transport facilities to ensure a hassle-free and convenient stay for guests. Whether you're looking to explore the city or simply need a convenient mode of transportation, the hotel has got you covered. For those interested in exploring the city's attractions, the hotel provides tours that can be arranged at the front desk. Whether you want to visit the beautiful islands nearby or experience the vibrant local culture, the knowledgeable staff can assist you in planning your itinerary. If you prefer to have your own means of transportation, the hotel offers a car park where you can safely park your vehicle. However, it's worth noting that car park charges are applied. Additionally, if you don't have your own vehicle, the hotel also provides a taxi service, making it easy for you to get around the city without any hassle. PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu also offers self-parking facilities for guests who prefer to drive themselves. This allows you the flexibility to explore the city at your own pace and convenience. With these transport facilities, you can easily navigate the city and make the most out of your stay at this fantastic hotel.





      Delicious Dining Options and Convenient Facilities at PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu

      PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu offers a range of dining facilities to ensure a delightful culinary experience for guests. The hotel features an on-site restaurant where guests can indulge in a variety of delicious dishes. Whether it's a hearty breakfast to kick-start the day or a satisfying dinner after a long day of exploring, the restaurant offers a diverse menu to cater to different tastes and preferences. For those who prefer to dine in the comfort of their own room, PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu also provides room service. Guests can enjoy a delectable meal delivered right to their doorstep, allowing for a convenient and relaxing dining experience. In addition to the restaurant and room service, the hotel also offers a shared kitchen facility. This allows guests to prepare their own meals and enjoy a home-cooked experience while staying at the hotel. The shared kitchen is equipped with modern appliances and utensils, making it easy for guests to whip up their favorite dishes. To ensure a comfortable and hassle-free stay, PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu provides daily housekeeping services. This ensures that the dining areas, including the restaurant and shared kitchen, are kept clean and tidy at all times. With its delicious dining options and convenient facilities, guests at PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu can enjoy a memorable culinary experience during their stay.

      Comfortable and Affordable Rooms at PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu

      PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu offers a range of comfortable and affordable rooms to suit every traveler's needs. Whether you're traveling with a friend or looking to make new connections, the Double PODs are perfect for you. These spacious rooms, measuring 10 square meters, feature 2 Single Beds, providing a cozy and relaxing space to unwind after a day of exploring the city. For those seeking a more social atmosphere, the Mixed Dormitory is an excellent choice. With 3 Bunk Beds in a 10 square meter space, this room allows you to meet fellow travelers and share stories of your adventures in Kota Kinabalu. Booking these rooms on Agoda ensures that you get the best prices and a hassle-free experience, allowing you to focus on enjoying your stay in this vibrant city.

      Experience the Vibrant Central Business District in Kota Kinabalu

      Immerse yourself in the bustling energy of Kota Kinabalu's Central Business District (CBD) during your stay at PODs The Backpackers Home. Located in the heart of the city, the CBD is a vibrant hub that offers a multitude of attractions, dining options, and shopping experiences. Step outside the hotel, and you'll find yourself surrounded by a plethora of modern skyscrapers, bustling streets, and a lively atmosphere. Take a leisurely stroll along the waterfront promenade, where you can enjoy stunning views of the South China Sea and catch a glimpse of the iconic Kota Kinabalu City Mosque. Indulge in retail therapy at the nearby shopping malls, such as Suria Sabah Shopping Mall and Imago Shopping Mall, which offer a wide range of local and international brands. After a day of exploring, satisfy your taste buds with a variety of local delicacies at the numerous restaurants and street food stalls that line the streets of the CBD. Whether you're a business traveler looking for convenience or a leisure traveler seeking to immerse yourself in the city's vibrant atmosphere, the Central Business District of Kota Kinabalu has something for everyone. Stay at PODs The Backpackers Home and experience the excitement and charm of this bustling district.

      Convenient Transportation from the Airport to PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu

      Located in the heart of the Central Business District in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, PODs The Backpackers Home offers a comfortable and budget-friendly stay for travelers. Getting to this vibrant hostel from the nearest airport is a breeze. If you are arriving at Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI), the most convenient way to reach PODs The Backpackers Home is by taxi. Taxis are readily available outside the airport terminal and the journey to the hostel takes approximately 15 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. The fare is affordable and fixed, ensuring a hassle-free journey to your accommodation. For those who prefer public transportation, you can take the Airport Shuttle Bus from Kota Kinabalu International Airport to the city center. The bus service operates from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM and departs every hour. Once you reach the city center, PODs The Backpackers Home is just a short walk away. The bus journey takes around 30 minutes, offering you a chance to soak in the local atmosphere as you make your way to the hostel. Whether you choose to take a taxi or the Airport Shuttle Bus, the journey from the airport to PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu is convenient and straightforward. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the friendly staff and can start exploring the vibrant city of Kota Kinabalu.

      Explore the Vibrant Surroundings of PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu

      Nestled in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, PODs The Backpackers Home offers easy access to a myriad of exciting landmarks and attractions. From natural wonders to cultural treasures, there is something for everyone to explore in this vibrant city. One of the must-visit landmarks near the hotel is the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque. Known for its stunning architecture and serene atmosphere, this mosque is a true gem. Visitors can admire the intricate details of the mosque's domes and minarets, as well as take in the panoramic views of the surrounding cityscape. For nature enthusiasts, Poring Hot Springs is a perfect destination. Located amidst lush rainforest, this natural hot spring offers a rejuvenating experience. Take a dip in the soothing hot waters or explore the nearby canopy walkway for a thrilling adventure. If you're looking for a beach getaway, Mamutik Island is just a short boat ride away. This picturesque island is known for its crystal-clear waters and vibrant coral reefs, making it a paradise for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts. History buffs will appreciate a visit to the Sabah State Museum. Explore the exhibits that showcase the rich cultural heritage of Sabah, including traditional costumes, artifacts, and historical artifacts. For a panoramic view of Kota Kinabalu, head to the Signal Hill Observatory Platform. From here, you can admire the city skyline and capture stunning sunset views. Shopaholics will be delighted to explore the Filipino Market Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. This bustling market offers a wide array of local handicrafts, souvenirs, and fresh seafood. Jesselton Point is another popular attraction nearby, serving as the gateway to the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. Embark on an island-hopping adventure or indulge in water sports activities such as snorkeling and kayaking. Don't miss the chance to visit the iconic Atkinson Clock Tower, a historical landmark that stands as a symbol of Kota Kinabalu's colonial past. Nature lovers can also explore the Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre, a sanctuary for various bird species and other wildlife. Take a leisurely stroll along the boardwalks and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the wetland. Last but not least, don't forget to snap a photo with the Marlin Statue, a popular landmark located near the hotel. This unique sculpture pays tribute to the city's fishing heritage. With such a diverse range of landmarks and attractions in its surroundings, PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu is the perfect base for exploring all that Kota Kinabalu has to offer.

      Convenient Public Transport Stations Near PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu

      Located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, PODs The Backpackers Home offers easy access to several public transport stations, including the South Bus Terminal and North Bus Terminal. These conveniently located stations make it effortless for guests to explore the city and its surrounding areas. The South Bus Terminal, situated just a short walk away from the hotel, provides a gateway to various destinations within Sabah. From here, travelers can catch buses to popular tourist spots such as Mount Kinabalu, Kundasang, and Sandakan. Whether you're planning a hiking adventure or a wildlife safari, the South Bus Terminal offers a convenient starting point for your journey. Similarly, the North Bus Terminal, located in close proximity to the hotel, offers excellent connectivity to other parts of Kota Kinabalu and beyond. Travelers can easily hop on buses to reach destinations like the Kota Kinabalu International Airport, the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, or the beautiful beaches of Tanjung Aru. With the North Bus Terminal just a stone's throw away, guests at PODs The Backpackers Home can effortlessly explore all that Kota Kinabalu has to offer.

      A Gastronomic Delight at PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu

      Surrounded by an array of mouthwatering dining options, guests at PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu are in for a gastronomic delight. Just a stone's throw away, Guan's Kopitiam Gaya Street offers a charming ambience and serves up traditional Malaysian breakfast favorites such as kaya toast and Hainanese coffee. For a taste of the famous Sabahan laksa, Yee Fung Laksa is a must-visit, known for its rich and flavorful broth that will leave you craving for more. Kedai Kopi Wan Wan is another local favorite, serving up delicious local dishes like nasi lemak and roti canai. If you're in the mood for some crispy fried chicken, Borenos Fried Chicken in Asia City is the place to be. For a unique dining experience, Yii Siang Hainan Ngiu Chap offers a hearty bowl of beef noodles with tender and flavorful beef slices. If you're craving Indian cuisine, Krishna Fish Head Curry Restaurant is a must-try, serving authentic Indian dishes bursting with aromatic spices. After a satisfying meal, head over to KK Waterfront, a vibrant dining and entertainment hub, offering a wide range of cuisines to choose from. CHUBS is a popular choice for those seeking Western comfort food, while Seoul Garden HotPot in Suria Sabah serves up delicious Korean hotpot dishes. To cap off the night, Shoney's Dining & Bar offers a cozy atmosphere to unwind with a refreshing drink or two. With such a diverse range of dining options just steps away, guests at PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu are spoiled for choice when it comes to satisfying their culinary cravings.

      Shop 'til You Drop in Kota Kinabalu

      PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu is conveniently surrounded by a plethora of shopping landmarks, ensuring that guests will have plenty of opportunities to indulge in retail therapy. Just a stone's throw away is Asia City Complex, a bustling shopping center where visitors can find a wide range of products, from trendy fashion items to electronic gadgets. For those looking to add a touch of creativity to their lives, Salt x Paper Stationery & Gifts is a must-visit, offering a delightful selection of unique stationery and charming gifts. Book lovers will be delighted to discover Iwase Books and Borneo Books II, where they can browse through a vast collection of literature and rare finds. Additionally, KK Times Square and KK Plaza are nearby, providing a vibrant shopping experience with an array of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options. For a taste of local culture, head to Gaya Shop Lot and the Filipino Market Sabah, where you can explore a treasure trove of traditional handicrafts, souvenirs, and local delicacies. After a long day of shopping, guests can unwind and rejuvenate at Japanese Shiatsu & Reflexology, or conveniently freshen up their clothes at Mega Laundry - Kampung Air. With such a diverse range of shopping landmarks at its doorstep, PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu is the perfect choice for shopaholics and cultural enthusiasts alike.





      Warm and Welcoming Stay with Convenient Location

      PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu offers a warm and welcoming stay that leaves guests feeling right at home. With a simple and cozy atmosphere, this hostel is the perfect choice for travelers looking for a comfortable and convenient base in Kota Kinabalu. The hostel is conveniently located right across from a mall, making it easy for guests to explore the city's popular tourist attractions. In addition, the mall houses a fantastic food court and a supermarket on the ground floor, providing guests with easy access to delicious meals and any essentials they may need during their stay.

      A Backpacker's Paradise in Kota Kinabalu

      PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu is a haven for budget travelers seeking an unforgettable experience in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. With an overall rating of 7.8, this hostel offers excellent value for money, making it a favorite among backpackers. The value rating of 8.0 reflects the affordable rates and the wide range of amenities and services provided by the hotel. While the facilities may be rated 6.9, the hostel makes up for it with its vibrant and lively atmosphere. The common areas are designed to encourage social interaction, allowing guests to meet fellow travelers from around the world. From the cozy lounge area to the well-equipped kitchen, guests have everything they need to relax and enjoy their stay. Although the food and dining rating is 6.5, guests have the freedom to explore the culinary delights of Kota Kinabalu just steps away from the hostel. With its prime location, rated 8.7, guests have easy access to a plethora of local eateries and street food stalls, allowing them to indulge in the vibrant flavors of Malaysian cuisine. Cleanliness is an important aspect of any accommodation, and PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu scores a respectable 7.4 in this category. The dedicated housekeeping staff ensures that the rooms and common areas are kept tidy and well-maintained, providing guests with a comfortable and hygienic environment. The staff performance, rated 8.3, is a standout feature of this hostel. The friendly and helpful staff members go above and beyond to ensure that guests have a memorable stay. Whether it's providing local recommendations, assisting with travel arrangements, or organizing social events, the staff's dedication and enthusiasm create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. In conclusion, PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu offers a fantastic experience for budget travelers in Kota Kinabalu. With its affordable rates, lively atmosphere, prime location, and exceptional staff performance, this hostel is the perfect choice for those looking to explore the city without breaking the bank.

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      Amenities and facilities

      Good
      Facilities

      6.9

      Most talked about facilities

      Housekeeping

      16 mentions

      Breakfast

      3 mentions

      Internet

      2 mentions

      Languages spoken
      • English
      • Chinese [Mandarin]
      • Indonesian
      • Malay
      • Spanish
      Internet access
      • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
      • Internet
      • Wi-Fi in public areas
      Things to do, ways to relax
      • Fitness center
      • Swimming pool [indoor]
      • Tours
      Cleanliness and safety
      • First aid kit
      Dining, drinking, and snacking
      • Bar
      • BBQ facilities
      • Coffee shop
      • Restaurants
      • Room service
      • Shared kitchen
      Services and conveniences
      • Concierge
      • Daily housekeeping
      • Dry cleaning
      • Elevator
      • Facilities for disabled guests
      • Ironing service
      • Lockers
      • Luggage storage
      • Meeting/banquet facilities
      • Safety deposit boxes
      • Smoke-free property
      • Smoking area
      For the kids
      • Kids meal
      • Swimming pool [kids]
      Access
      • CCTV in common areas
      • Fire extinguisher
      • Front desk [24-hour]
      • Pets allowed
      • Security [24-hour]
      Getting around
      • Car park [charges apply]
      • Car park [nearby]
      • Taxi service
      Available in all rooms
      • Air conditioning
      • Fan
      • Free bottled water
      • Internet access – wireless
      • Kitchenette
      • Laptop safe box
      • Microwave
      • Non-smoking
      • Refrigerator
      • Seating area
      • Separate dining area
      • Shared bathroom
      • Shower

      Location

      1-1-11, Api-Api Centre, Jalan Centre Point, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000
      Excellent
      Location

      8.7

      Airports
      • Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
        6.4 km
      • Labuan Airport (LBU)
        118.5 km
      Public transportation
      • South Bus Terminal
        610 m
      • Tanjung Aru Railway Station
        3.7 km
      Hospital or clinic
      • Klinik Lau & Choong
        440 m
      Shopping
      • Gaya Street Sunday Market
        890 m
      Convenience store
      • 7 Eleven
        120 m
      Cash withdrawal
      • ATM
        150 m

      What's nearby

      Popular landmarks
      • Mamutik Island
        430 m
      • Night Market
        430 m
      • Gaya Street Sunday Market
        890 m
      • Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
        1.2 km
      • Signal Hill Observatory Platform
        1.3 km
      • Sabah State Museum
        1.8 km
      • Sapi Island
        7.7 km
      • Manukan Island
        7.8 km
      • Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
        7.9 km
      • Poring Hot Springs
        14.9 km
      Nearby landmarks
      • Tourism Malaysia
        120 m
      • Kalamatas Resto Ba'
        120 m
      • IT Point
        150 m
      • Warisan Square
        170 m
      • Centre Point Sabah
        170 m
      • Bed
        190 m
      • Vals Bundle Shop
        200 m
      • Times Books & Magazines
        200 m
      • Shenanigan's
        200 m
      • DBKK Parking
        200 m
      Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

      Property policies

      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

      All children are welcome.

      Infant 0-1 year(s)
      Stay for free if using existing bedding.
      Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
      Children 2-11 year(s)
      Stay for free if using existing bedding.
      If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
      Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
      Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
      Others
      • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out
      • Check-in from14:00
      • Check-out until12:00
      Getting around
      • Distance from city center2 km
      • Travel time to airport (minutes)12
      The property
      • Number of rooms 6

      Reviews of PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu from real guests

      7.8
      Location8.7
      Service8.3
      Value for money8.0
      Room comfort and quality7.5
      Cleanliness7.4
      Facilities6.9
      High score for Kota Kinabalu
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (29)
      8-9 Excellent (22)
      7-8 Very Good (25)
      6-7 Good (13)
      <6 Below Expectation (16)
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      Showing 105 verified guest comments
      12345
      2.0
      Farahanim from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Double PODs
      Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

      the room with pijat”

      can improve on ur room cleanliness...

      Reviewed March 31, 2019
      8.4
      Excellent
      Ng from Brunei Darussalam
      Group
      Mixed Dormitory
      Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

      Excellent”

      Definitely a warm welcoming to stay. Very simple and close by to tourist attraction..

      Reviewed November 26, 2018
      4.8
      Sarah from Switzerland
      Group
      Double PODs
      Stayed 1 night in August 2018

      Bedbugs& other troubles...”

      Unfortunately the room (double) we booked was full with bedbugs. We only realised it after our dinner + shower when we returned to the room at 10pm though. As we went to tell this the staff at the reception the reaction of them was unfortunately not the one we hoped for. They told us that they vacuum& spray the room everyday& just offered us to do the same. We can’t understand that you let people stay in a room without having treated it correctly if you know that there are bedbugs. We felt sorry for the staff though as we knew it’s not their mistake. As we wanted to speak to the boss we were told that he’s busy. Definetly not the help we wished for especially as we were starting our Mt.Kinabalu hike the next day 6am. In the end (after packing everything in plasticbags) we were able to stay in another hostel (GetInn Backpackers) closeby but it meant we had to shift everything in our PJ’s at 10.30. What a disfrusting and annoying start to our stay in KK, definetly NOT recommendable:(

      Reviewed August 24, 2018
      3.6
      John
      Solo traveler
      Mixed Dormitory
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

      Insect bites all night long - the place is not clean. Bloodsuckers ”

      Insect bites all night long - the place is not clean . Bloodsuckers

      Reviewed August 22, 2018
      7.2
      Very good
      Anthony from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Mixed Dormitory
      Stayed 1 night in July 2018

      Bed bugs 😐”

      First time in 7 Months of travelling southeast asia I have seen bed bugs and I met someone in Semporna having just come from there who said the same but got a refund. Stayed here twice, Bunk room 2 was fine, room 1 had the bugs. Hostel is right across from the Mall which has a good food court and supermarket on the ground floor. hostel is otherwise comfortable. Not happy when I sent an email about a lost item (too busy fretting about bed bugs) they ignored the email and when I visited and they said they looked everywhere for it. I found it in 20 seconds and it was clearly moved there by a staff member...

      Reviewed July 27, 2018
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