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PODs the Backpackers Home Reviews

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

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278 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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I was looking for a convenient overnight stay near KL Sentral as I was catching my international flight the following day. It's very easy to find, following directions from the website. It's a basic,clean hostel. Nice and very helpful staff. I wished I could have stayed another night or two to properly throw myself in the atmosphere of the hostel- I really like the common area (and Platform 2 3/4) and how people interacted. Breakfast was simple,toasts and variety of spreads, tea/coffee.


Clear descriptions on site. AWESOME people, beds, service, and atmosphere. Super clean n modern.


My stay was pretty much ok...arrived late and was welcomed by the night shift. No late check-in discount :( Use smaller jars at the breakfest. Increases hygiene...


Pictures on site are not true


Great hostel! however the location is not as good as other hostels, a little bit out in the sticks, despite being very close to KL Sentral - so if you are ok taking public transport everywhere then this is for you. if you - like me - just want to get up and walk then this isn't for you.


Close to KL sentral which is good for trains to see the various sites. The pods aren't really rooms as have big gaps around the top so can hear all the rooms. The showers are very basic but are warm. Breakfast of toast was appreciated but no milk for tea! You get what you pay for bit if have limited time in KL then this is a good base.


PODs was great. It's quiet and 5 minutes walking from KL Sentral. Peeta, Momo, and Rizal were all great and very helpful. From KL Sentral you can go everywhere. They also have filtered water. Would stay again.

  • 3rd Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Have stayed here before - it is an excellent place, friendly, clean and quiet !! Great to find a place that is there for your needs, and the people working there, have a lot of travel experience between them, and can identify with you !! And it' not a party place !! Bit of a change from many small places - actually people who like travelling !! Definitely recommend highly, and I've stayed in lots of places !!


Weird dorm room - but nice enough.


Amazing place, super close to KL Sentral, totally chill common area, 24 hour check in, lockers. stayed in 4 bed but the 14 bed one looked better, with a huge window and really spacious.


The location is right at the crossroads of every public transit imaginable and the staff are very helpful. However, it was not a sociable place for the two days I was there.


There is not much privacy in the privates with the walls opening up from above, the privatedouble is also in the smallest in se-asia category. Otherwise in general things worked and many peeps hanging in the common areas, which are goodsized. Ok hostel, great location for transit.


Great place. Dorm is clean and the common room a great place to relax, eat your food or talk to other backpackers/the staff.


This hostel is secure, clean and the staff are very friendly. The location is in a fairly dull and isolated part of the city (nowhere is walkable) but having said that it is a few minutes walk from KL sentral which is basically the hub for all the train lines to get anywhere in the city. Not a place to stay for a party atmosphere but overall I enjoyed my stay and would happily return.


Pretty decent hostel. Good value for the money. Not a lot of privacy and the neighborhood is not pretty but the location near the train station is excellent.


Loved the atmosphere and the private pods are excellent. The owner was extremely helpful and friendly and I would definitely stay here again when I come back to KL. Location is excellent, just a 5 minute walk to KL Sentral train/metro station.


Good for one night transit!


Very clean and secure place, located close to KL Sentral and little India great street food all around, close to transport to get everywhere but if you go out to party it's expensive to get back after trains stop running


I would love to stay there when I visit KL again.


Located within spitting distance (don't test this literally) of KL Sentral, this will forever be my Go-To Hostel when staying in Kuala Lumpur. The staff are friendly and helpful, the common room is spacious and away from the sleeping area so everyone gets a good rest. The rooms are comfortable, and whilst the partitions do not reach the roof, this helps with airflow and keeping cool. Bathrooms are basic but effective. Will definitely stay here again, and recommend to anyone going to KL.

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