PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu
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9.1 Exceptional location
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  • Close to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Tours

  • Car park

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Distances to essentials

  • Airports
    • 4.3 km
    • Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI) - Kota Kinabalu
    • 118 km
    • Labuan Airport (LBU) - Labuan
  • Bus and rail stations
    • 600 m
    • South Bus Terminal
    • 5 km
    • Tanjung Aru Train Station
  • Hospitals and clinics
    • 2.3 km
    • Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Pharmacies
    • 3.1 km
    • Cosway Pharmacy
  • Convenience stores
    • 100 m
    • 7 Eleven
  • Cash withdrawal
    • 100 m
    • ATM

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  • Cleanliness 8.1
  • Facilities 7.2
  • Location 9.1
  • Room comfort and quality 7.5
  • Service 8.7
  • Value for money 8.2
based on 2 reviews
  • Cleanliness 7.0
  • Facilities 5.0
  • Location 9.0
  • Service 6.0
  • Value for money 7.0
  • Cleanliness 8.8
  • Facilities 8.3
  • Location 9.0
  • Room comfort and quality 6.0
  • Service 8.8
  • Value for money 8.3
  • Cleanliness 8.0
  • Facilities 7.3
  • Location 9.1
  • Room comfort and quality 7.8
  • Service 8.8
  • Value for money 8.2
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  • Cleanliness 8.0
  • Facilities 8.0
  • Location 8.0
  • Service 10.0
  • Value for money 10.0
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based on 7 reviews
  • Cleanliness 7.7
  • Facilities 5.0
  • Location 9.7
  • Room comfort and quality 7.2
  • Service 8.3
  • Value for money 8.0
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Mohd from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in April 2017
A mediocre place, but strategically located”
If you asked me whether would I will recommend this place to a friend? I'd like to say it depends. For someone that travelling in a tight budget, or a tourist would like to visit almost all (or all) to the attraction spots in a walking distance, this is the place for you. In my case, I drove all along the way from Sarawak and just require a place for a night in KK before continuing my journey to Kota Belud, i found that they could perform better actually. The things for improvement are: a) no place for Muslims to do their prayer b) carpark - take note that theydont have their own parking lot, sharing with other tenants and api-api is quite a busy area, thus it may take a while to find a spot/ you have to park further away from the hostel/ pay a hefty amount to park at the basement. c) no shampoo/ soap provided - might be a hassle for others who does not bring one
Reviewed May 04, 2017
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ki from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in March 2017
Good location need improvement for cleanliness of bathroom . ”
Prefer to have air conditioner as both the room and dining area are warm.
Reviewed March 31, 2017
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Ka from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Single Pods
Stayed 3 nights in March 2017
Bargaining price, great location”
An accommodation with good value, a basic room yet very reasonable price, you pay what you get. Great location, airport bus station is just located nearby, and a short walk to Gaya Street and other attractions. Read from some previous reviews that A/C was too cold, but that was not the case for me, A/C was not strong/cold enough that I ended up sweating when I stayed or slept in the room, but besides this, the hostel is absolutely fine. Basic breakfast (Break with jam/ peanut butter) and tea/coffee. Single room is also available for single traveller like me which is a good thing. I would recommend this place to budget traveller/backpacker.
Reviewed March 20, 2017
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Angeline from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in February 2017
cozy and convenient”
the location is good and the staff is friendly
Reviewed March 11, 2017
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nur from Malaysia
Double PODs
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017
OK for short stay”
Good location. Near to tourist spot, 7E, Bank, restaurant. You can get everything you need in this area. Cozy room. A little bit hot as aircond only available 7pm.-7am and it's not cold. Hallway was dark at night. No iron provided. Got multi Simple breakfast provided. Staff provide information & recommendation on tour around Sabah. Overall, will stay here again because of the strategic location and friendly staff.
Reviewed February 20, 2017
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Azni from Malaysia
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in January 2017
It was just okay for a short night stay, good location tho.”
We were looking for a short night stay in KK since we arrived rather late, so this place is value for money. Facilities wise, the room was rather tiny. Our room had 6 beds i.e. 3 bunkbeds and there were hardly enough space for your bags coz the locker provided was quite small. Anyway, the shared bathroom was just okay. Not many rooms available so not too many occupants sharing. Location is good coz walking distance to many places to eat.
Reviewed February 19, 2017
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yng from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in January 2017
Worth experience ”
I being bite by bugs... today go for injection No sound proof. Can hear the car / bike passed by sound
Reviewed February 01, 2017
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ki from Malaysia
Business traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in December 2016
Good location.”
Can be enhance if can have air conditioner as weather really hot over there. Only fan provided sweating and can't sleep well at all.
Reviewed December 18, 2016
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Den from Brunei Darussalam
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in December 2016
strategic location ”
The place was awesome.. hehe.. maybe one day gonna be there :)
Reviewed December 06, 2016
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WEI from China
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 4 nights in November 2016
good place to stay”
Its the first stop from airport and very close to the center point. The room is clean and quite. They also provide breakfast which makes more valubale.
Reviewed November 17, 2016
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