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

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80%

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362 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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89%

I really liked pods! It's modern and clean and I felt comfortable and safe there. They also have a free breakfast, which I was surprised to hear considering how little we paid for a room in the first place, even by Malaysian standards. That was nice. However, it's not really social by any means so if you're travelling alone and looking to make friends, you'd really have to try hard here.


100%

Always a lovely stay. Love PODs!


80%

good value and nice staff will stay there next time


74%

1 . The dorm is spacious and there are windows to let in the sunlight. 2. There is a lift to the 3rd floor dorm. 3. Good location, near to eating places and KL Sentral.


66%

Good value for money, especially for early/late flight as nearby airport rail station. However, after midnight the place is not very suitable for female solo to walk around.


86%

Very clean hostel and comfortable beds! You can hear everything in the other dorm rooms. It is very close to KL Sentral, but the area in pretty dodgy at night.


86%

Location is close to KL sentral so it's easy to take public transport. Reception opened 24 hrs therefore was able to check in for my late arrival as well as check out for my early morning flight. Aircond was functioning (7pm-7am). Has wifi but didnt use it. Water heater worked fine


83%

Super convenient,next to klsentral,nice stuff,good matresses!;;;breakfast was toast and peanut Butter/jam...good stay


83%

I had a great time there for relaxing, unwinding, shopping, using it as a base. Most facilities are within walking distance,especially the train station and monorail and busses from the airport..The staff were always helpful. Coffee at all times of the day and night is great. The internet was also very useful for checking and making bookings etc. I was especially thankful for the staffs understanding, when I had a snake bite in Japan and was able to further check facts etc. on the internet etc.

  • 10th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


71%

well located, 5 minuts KL central station! no kitchen facilities!!! Hot, poor ventilation.


94%

Very near from KL sentral walking 3min, LRT,Monorail station is also very near. Supermarket a lot of hawkers many can eat indian food,chinese food. staffs were very helpful and when i need information they were very willing to help me. and very clean facilities! i'd like to stay again next time!!


77%

please upgrade your toilet and bathroom.

  • 18th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Philippines
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

The staff were amazing, so helpful and welcoming. But it was nearly impossible to sleep. I had a private "room" but because the walls only go up halfway to the ceiling it was worse than a typical dorm room. Instead of sharing the space with less than 10 people you share it with the entire floor and can hear everything, including whispers and zippers and walking. You can see everyone's lights as well which were on all night.


100%

Nice location and clean rooms with free wi-fi connection. The staffs were very friendly too. But it would be better if there are proper walls between the rooms. Because if there are some guests talking in the next room at night you can hear everything and could be sleepless.


83%

Friendly staff, hostel is close to the metro so it's easy to move around. Loved that the local food market was just around the corner.

  • 1st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

I LOVE this hostel! I stay here whenever I have an early flight from KLIA2. I've never stayed long enough to know if it has a social vibe, but it has everything else. Towels, breakfast (even if it's not technically breakfast hours), lockers, GREAT location. You can even take a nap in their common room if you don't plan on staying longer than 6hrs. Can't be beat!


71%

Good location for getting the bus or klia ekspress, however, there's no point in paying extra for the single room as the walls (more like a divider) are so thin you may as well be in the dorm and they turn the lights out at 11pm. The staff were friendly and quick to help. I would advise this for anyone on their way home looking for a place close to the airport!

  • 27th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Northern Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Find it a great place to stay in KL - I stay lots of times - always impressed ! Very clean and quiet and excellent location !! Food, transport, culture - all on tap !! Very friendly and easy going !! Enjoyed my many stays there ! Not a typical backpacker party place - considerate of all !!


86%

It was so cheap. I live in single private room with window, I like this room was confortable for me. But near the hostel there are a little scared at night. But It's ok just beside MyHotel(?) securities are standing at night.


86%

2 main points to stay there which covers all the disadvantages:1st - the location, its just 2 minutes by walking from KL sentrall bus and metro staiton, its easier to stay with your backpack close to the staiton first and go to the city center after all, and 2nd and most important - the atmosphere there, you come to the hall and feel you are like everybody around is your friend, the people, the staff. So much cozy and friendly place (especially the platform to relax in that hall :) )


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