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BackHome Kuala Lumpur

30, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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  • 91%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

Hostelworld says:

BackHome Kuala Lumpur is in a great, central location near Petaling St and Chinatown, the central Market, Merdaka Square, KL Tower, the Islamic Art Museum and more. We like the clean and modern design of this hostel, which was rated the most popular in Kuala Lumpur at the 2011 Hoscars. There's lights and power points at each bed and 'really friendly, knowledgeable staff', according to our guests, who also tell us this is 'not a party place like some of the local hostels but perfect for chilling out and meeting people'.

Property Information:

* Important *
Only guests with a valid passport or Malaysian IC will be allowed to check-in, we reserve the right to remove people without valid documents.

We have lovingly converted a row of colonial-era shop houses into contemporary spaces with an emphasis on natural materials and light.

Since opening in July 2009, Backhome has been ranked by Hostelworld as No.1 in Malaysia, as well as one of the Top 3 Hostels in Asia, and Top 10 Hostels Worldwide.

What makes us so popular?

We don't believe in cramping your style. Each guest gets large beds designed for privacy, with individual reading lamps and power-points. Our common areas are bright and airy, for you to interact with your fellow guests.

Customer Service:
Our team is passionate about all things Malaysian, and will share their insider knowledge about local food, customs, and hideouts.

We have 24-hour security cameras, individual lockers and a night-watchman to ensure your safety at all times.

We have dedicated housekeepers and vacuum our mattresses regularly to ensure that our beds and rooms are exceptionally clean.

Facilities include:
Powerful hot showers; ample bathrooms and lavatory facilities on two floors.

Free high speed broadband, and WIFI. Or you may use our computers at RM1.00 for every 15minutes.

6 and 8 bed dorms:
As 6 and 8 bed dorms cost the same, we wish to remind you that if you have booked any of these dorms - we reserve the right to change your booking from a 6 to 8 bed dorm, or vice versa. This is to ensure that we have the flexibility to make sure all our guests' requests are fulfilled.

Group Bookings:
BackHome cannot guarantee that your group will stay in the same dorm.
We will always try our best to keep groups together. However, this is not always possible.

Check in Time:
Please take note that our normal check-in time is at 3pm and check-out is at 12pm. Request for early check-in/out is subject to bed availability.

Late Arrivals:
If you are arriving at BackHome between 11pm and 7am, please email us ahead and we will try our best to accommodate your request.

Please remember that when you say that you are arriving after midnight on eg. Tuesday 12th October, you are in fact arriving on the NIGHT OF Tuesday 12th October, and NOT after midnight on Monday 11th October. If you didn't realize this, and booked on the following day, please rectify your booking as soon as possible.

We charge a deposit of MYR30 per person upon check-in. This fee will be refunded to you upon your check-out.

Children below the age of 12 are not allowed. Children below 18 should be accompanied by an adult. If you have young children traveling with you, please call or email to inform us first.

We reserve the right to turn away guests we deem unsuitable. Booking fees with Hostelworld are non-refundable.
Best For: Meeting People, Young Travellers

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  • BackHome Kuala Lumpur says

    We're the only hostel in Malaysia with a guarantee that guests will receive as much care, comfort and peace as they do at home. We promise that every guests will receive personal attention, a good night's rest and peace of mind. Besides using premium bedding and cleaning the beds thoroughly after every guest, we deep clean all mattresses twice a month to make sure they are 100% hygienic. We provide more personal and common space than most other hostels in KL.
    We're located right in the heart of the historical district, just a few minutes away from Masjid Jamek, Merdeka Square, Little India and Chinatown. We also have Bukit Nanas forest reserve - a million year old rainforest reserve less than 10 minutes walk away.
    I personally recommend having drinks at Skybar in Traders Hotel for an up-close view of the Twin Towers at sunset.
    Our main age group is between 25 and 40 years. We get less guests under 20 because of our premium price point. We're also starting to get families because they feel more secure here than in a party hostel.
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  • Hostelworld Guests Say

    I really enjoyed BackHome. It felt more like a boutique hotel than hostel. Strong design aesthetic. The dorms were spacious, well lit and well appointed. The common areas (indoors and outdoors) likewise. The staff were helpful, and the location was great - close to the metro for in-town and bus station for out-of-town travel, and within walking distance to Little India and Chinatown. By the time you read this, their adjoining cafe will be open as well. Enjoy.
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  • Latest Review

    Really awesome hostel! Nice and clean, hot showers and really close to the LRT. The movie room was an added bonus!
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  • 24 Hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Towels for hire

Hostel Awards

  • 2012 Hoscar Winner
  • 10th
  • Worldwide Small Hostel
  • 2012 Hoscar Winner
  • 1st
  • Most Popular Hostels Kuala Lumpur
  • 2012 10th Worldwide Small Hostel
  • 2012 1st Most Popular Hostels Kuala Lumpur
  • 2011 9th Worldwide Small Hostel
  • 2011 2nd Continent Winners Asia
  • 2011 1st Country Winners Malaysia

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  • No Curfew

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

* Importante * Solo gli ospiti con un passaporto valido o malesi IC saranno ammessi al check-in , ci riserviamo il diritto di allontanare le persone senza documenti validi . Abbiamo amorevolmente trasformatao una fila di negozi di epoca coloniale in spazi contemporanei ponendo l'accento su materiali naturali e leggeri . Dalla sua apertura nel luglio 2009 , Backhome è stato classificato da Hostelworld come No.1 in Malesia , così come uno dei 3 migliori Ostelli in Asia , eprimi 10 ostelli nel mondo . Cosa ci rende così popolari ? Lo spazio: Ogni ospite dormirá in ampi letti progettati per la privacy , con illuminazione individuale e presa elettrica. I nostri spazi comuni sono ampi e luminosi per permettere di interagire con gli altri ospiti . Servizio Clienti: Il nostro team è appassionato della Malesia , e condivide le sue conoscenze privilegiate sulla cucina locale , i costumi, e posti meno conosciuti . La Sicurezza: Abbiamo telecamere di videosorveglianza 24 ore , armadietti individuali e un guardiano notturno per garantire la vostra sicurezza in ogni momento . Pulizia delle camere : Abbiamo governanti dedicati a pulire i materassi regolarmente per garantire che i nostri letti e le camere sono estremamente pulite . I servizi includono : Docce calde e potenti , ampi bagni e servizi igienici su due piani. Wi-Fi e internet veloce gratuiti . Oppure si può utilizzare il nostro computer per 15 minuti . dormitori con 6 /8 posti letto: Dato che i dormitori con 6 e 8 posti letto ha lo stesso costo , desideriamo ricordarvi che se avete prenotato uno di questi dormitori - ci riserviamo il diritto di modificare la prenotazione da un 6 a 8 o viceversa . Questo per garantire che abbiamo la flessibilità necessaria per assicurarci che tutte le richieste dei nostri ospiti siano soddisfatte. Prenotazioni di gruppo: BackHome non può garantire che il vostro gruppo rimarrà nello stesso dormitorio . Cercheremo di fare sempre del nostro meglio per tenere insieme gruppi . Tuttavia, questo non è sempre possibile . Ora di Arrivo: Si prega di prendere atto che il nostro normale check- in è alle 15:00 e il check - out è alle 12:00 . Richiesta check-in/out in diversi orari sono soggetti a disponibilità di posti letto . Arrivi tardivi: Se si arriva a BackHome 11:00-07:00 , si prega di contattarci via email in anticipo e faremo del nostro meglio per soddisfare la vostra richiesta . Si prega di notare che se arrivate dopo mezzanotte si deve prenotare il vostro letto per il giorno precedente Ad esempio , se arrivate il Martedì 11 Febbraio 1230am , in realtà si deve prenotare il vostro letto per Lunedi 10 febbraio Se non si riesce a farlo, si dovrà aspettare fino a mezzogiorno 12:00 Martedì Cauzione; E' richiesta una cauzione di MYR30 a persona al momento del check -in . Questa cauzione vi verrà rimborsata al momento del check- out . Bambini: I bambini di età inferiore ai 12 anni non sono ammessi. I ragazzii sotto i 18 devono essere accompagnati da un adulto . Se avete bambini che viaggiano con voi , si prega di chiamare o mandare un'e-mail per informarci prima . Ci riserviamo il diritto di allontanare gli ospiti che riteniamo inadatti . Le spese di prenotazione con Hostelworld non sono rimborsabili .

BackHome Kuala Lumpur Located at 30, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, , Kuala Lumpur.
BackHome Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur 50000 30, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee
92% 3025
3.1487113 101.6980040
BackHome Kuala Lumpur
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