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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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325 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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Everything was very good, especially the professionalism/courtiousness of the staff. Only and major drawback is that card payment is not possible. Rectify this and we will have a superb package.

  • 10th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Only stayed here one night. I had a slightly below average experience, but it was ok. Bathroom was really gross, I didn't want to use the toilets because they were disgusting. The rooms aren't really separated from each other, so if someone is awake talking etc, you can hear them because the walls don't connect to the roof. Beds are really basic and small, considering I stayed in other backpacker hostels for the same price and had better experiences. The location is easy to get to from airport.


Good place to stay with a nice relaxing lounge area. The rooms all have open lighting, so if you are coming in late all the lights are off. The staff was helpful, main staff are foreigners. Great location close to KL Sentral station.


Really friendly place, loved my single pod room with window, good hot showers, good wifi, convenient location.


1) Improve the ventilation if Air-conditioning is not "on" use forced ventilation to extract heat trap in the hostel towards out door. 2) Itchy and insect/bug bite, please send the matters under the sun to kill the bug or dust mites or other pest control means, use air matters etc.


PODs was an ideal location for my short stint in KL. I was impressed by the service from the staff who were all friendly and helpful. I got to meet the owner who was kind and personable. I also went to dinner with one of the Danish staff who was a cool guy and told me a bit about Malaysia. The dorms and facilities were clean and the common area is comfortable and fun. The lights are switched off at 11pm because the open plan style of their rooms which was touch annoying but not so bad.


The POD's hostel have a very good localization in Kuala Lumpur, 5 min by walk and you access to Kl sentral station, so it's very easy to visit KL and go to the airport. If you're hungry, no problem there is a supermarket down stairs, and so many street restaurants. And the most important the hostel is safe, clean and the staff very nice...

  • 6th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)




Convenient location. Lacked some attn to details such as too short blankets and having only one electrical plug in room.


It was good hostel, very clean and well organaised. I stayed female dorm. The room was a bit small and my locker was broken... Free Wi-Fi and breakfast were great. It was a bit dark in daytime because they were saving electricity, so it was difficult to stay in daytime.


Great wifi, nice staff, good air con, close to station.


Staff knowledgeable and helpful with good communication. An artistic cheerful flair to this Gem. Great location on a quieter street one back from KL Central with colourful Little India close by and convenience stores, tasty food and blind massage right at the doorstep. Felt very welcoming and loved the array of music played in the communal area, especially with the live guitar accompaniment.


just okay but excellent location.


Very close to KL sentral station! Good location!

  • 16th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


It is right by KL Sentral ( where the Train Station is) and smack in the middle of Little India (Brickfields). Did my Henna for 5RM and managed to find flavorful cuisine at the new (partly opened) Nu Mall. Overall a wonderful experience and the best part? It is manned by Foreigners so for English speakers, no problem! Be aware though lights out everywhere at the same time at 11pm, it feels like you are on a camp sleeping in bunks. Noise spreads throughout the whole place so be considerate!

  • 10th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Was a nice stay. Route description needs to be better and updated because of the new mall that just got opened next to the station. Overall a good location if you don't want to haul around too much with your backpack from KL Sentral


I picked this hostel because I needed to be close to KL Sentral and it was perfect for that, not even a 5 minutes walk. I stayed in the 14-bed dorm and was pleasently surprised how spacious and clean it was. At 6pm they switch the AC on and before that there are ceiling fans so it was nice and cool the whole time. I only stayed one night but my impression of the staff was really good, they were very accomodating and the atmosphere in the hostel was really welcoming. Would definetely stay again!


Very nice staff and clean. Close to Sentral and public transport.


Besides nice location (just a few min. walk off AirAsia Skybus), the people there were excellent too!


Wifi was not working very well and breakfast was only simple toasts

  • 26th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Czech Republic
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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