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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed only for one night in a single room and I liked it a lot. Nice staff offering local food, small but very clean and nice room, super fast internet (compared to other hostels) and nice big showers. Hope you come around again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did not stay here. We only went for a beer and cup of tea downstairs. Cool and relaxed atmosphere. Was a good place to socialise. Good location with sentral monorail 2 mins away. Reasonable prices too.

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Saint Columb Major, null, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The private room is a little bigger than a single mattress laid on the floor. Glass door meant no privacy in the room. Slamming doors until 2 am. Rude staff, shouting at customers who overstay their welcome or stand too long by the reception during the check out. One good point is a location to the metro station and all... More 

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Thank MaggieMay0612
Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

I stayed on my last night in Malaysia because the location was convenient for getting to the airport (it is ~3 min walk to the metro/bus station that goes pretty much everywhere in the city and to the airport). The hostel itself is quite dirty-- the bathrooms were never clean, with toilet paper everywhere in the toilet rooms and feces... More 

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Thank Catherine J
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome for backpackers. I hope can be here again. Good quality. Clean room and the facilities are quite nice too. Hope will be here again soon. Thank you very much for the friendly service. May God bless us all. ;)

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Thank Raja N
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

Friendly cool staff. Open 24/7. Relaxing place. Free breakfast. Computer internet usage. Cable television. Very central to the main central train station and a huge air conditioned modern super spacious plaza nearby. (Also LGBT friendly establishment)

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Mae Sot, Thailand
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

It is a very well located hostel with helpful and cordial staff. I stayed in the girls dorm and didnt have any problems, they have lockers and hand you a towel 2 essentials of hostel traveling. I used to work in a hostel and frankly is a good standard hostel with normal hostel problems where a lot of people share... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

The staff were super friendly, helpful and polite. I had a private "pod" which had what I needed, but just a nit-picky thing I personally didn't like the "rough" feel of the blanket that was provided and would have liked jut a plain sheet as well as I didn't have PJs! AMAZING location seconds from Sentral station - 30 min... More 

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The location are behind kl sentral aonit make easier to ride mrt lrt or rapid, kl sentral also station if you drop of to genting or to klia2 with minimum price instead of using kl transit. The surrounding are india friendly neighbour near 711 and lot of food stall

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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 

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Address: Jalan Thambipillay | Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur 50470, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Wilayah Persekutuan > Kuala Lumpur
Price Range: ₹ 955 - ₹ 1,227 (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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“take flip flops to avoid stepping on the poop in the concrete shower cubicle.”
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“4th floor has high ceiling, less hot. don't choose the corner bottom beds. That's bed 2, 8, 10 and 16. They are far from the ceiling fan”
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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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