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6-1, No 30 Jalan Thambipillay, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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459 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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I only stayed for one night, and arrived at 9pm in the evening but met people in the downstairs cafe straight away and went for drinks with them. As a female it was good to only have 4 people in a dorm, but the rooms were kind of open so you could hear the dorms next door but this didn't really bother me.


It's common in Malaysia that you can't pay by credit card. So payment for the accommodation is in cash. Be prepared.

  • 12th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hungary
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Staff were very friendly and also very helpful. The location is great, very close to sentral train station where you can get trains all over the city and country. The only downside was the shower, a little bit run down but overall is an awesome hostel and would recommend.


Locations is the best feature I've chosen to stay~


The location is great, but the bathroom was realy unclean/dirty.


very little activities within hostel


I checked in in the middle of the night and checked out the next morning. I only have a couple of hours to sleep. The room was okay. The breakfast, bread and jam, were okay too. Unfortunately they have some issues in the cleanliness of toilets and bathrooms.


The staff at PODs were very sweet and incredibly helpful. It was located very close to the train station which was perfect for getting around the city.


It is advised on the website that they have facilities to help book tours and ideas on places to go, not true no one new ANYTHING. One poor working shower for one whole floor of people!!!! Lights go off get given torches, abit prison like. The dorm rooms are better than the privates, as privates are TINY could barely fit our rucksacks in the door. Fail to mention it's located in the red light district!!!! Needed a small lamp in our room to pack as ours was broken, no help at all!!


There is much better budget options in KL.. Rooms/POD´s are very small made in one big room with shared air conditioning. Walls are not up to the ceiling, so you you hear and see all the noise and lights on, lights off when people moving in room. Breakfast is zero! ...But the location is good near KL Sentral if you want to take early flight...


Excellent place to stay. Staff helped me find an awesome travel partner! Their cafe staff were very friendly and would cook you up delicious food in no time at all. They have an inhouse artist who makes absolutely amazing portraits for cheap and he puts together awesome community events. The only negative things Id say are: get a better map and better directions. The hostel is literally a 3 minute walk from the monorail station, but took me 30 mins to find. Also, the bathrooms are gross.


Place was pretty dirty. Staff was acting pretty childish. Like before you check in they asked you to read a piece of paper with their house rules and acknowledge you've read it. Very strict on the check-in times and made up some story that the room wasn't ready till 2PM. House rules involved you had to leave your shoes at the door, no guests are allowed, etc. Cafe downstairs was nice though, next time I'll just stay somewhere else and just visit the cafe.


The hostel is really cool! Great people working there made us feel at home. The thing I think they need to improve is the bathroom, because it wasn't that good to take a shower. But all the rest was nice!

  • 4th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Fine place to stay, though I was disappointed about the private rooms not exactly being private (although perhaps this was a misunderstanding of the description on my part). The walls do not reach the roof, so light and air conditioning are communal even in a private room, and sound travels a lot. Nice and clean though, and very secure. Had no troubles with an early check out, and very easy to find and get to with public transport. USB ports in the room was a nice touch :)


Located right next to kl Sentral. Perfect for those traveling to and from the airport. The staff is super friendly and the rooms are clean.


The total stay was very good I felt it was a nice stay i did not find any difficulty in my stay in the pod really i was very happy in the stay, If any body asks me i will propose your pods, If i come next time will stay in your pod only. Thank you

  • 16th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


It was really noisy eventhough we booked a private room and the staff were lackluster and did not enforce the rules which was why It was noisy. Furthermore, the bedsheets werent clean and we were generallt not very happy.

  • 10th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


very good hostel, would stay again.

  • 26th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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