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Additional Terms and Conditions

Guests will be charged MYR10 deposit per person. This deposit will be refunded upon check-out.

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BackHome Kuala Lumpur

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

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 Description

Stay at BackHome for a unique stay in a converted pre-war building located in the heritage district, with guided walks to let you experience KL just like the locals do.

BackHome is housed in a row of pre-war shophouses, carefully preserved since the 1880s. The modern interiors feature spacious dorms built around a light filled courtyard, a screening room and a buzzing hipster café that serves the best coffee in the area.

We are situated in a historic neighbourhood, with many textile, sundry shops and food outlets still being run by the same families. Popular destinations such as Chinatown, local bazaars, 100 year-old temples, a 100 year-old rainforest reserve lets you experience the many facets of Kuala Lumpur.

We aim to show you the best of what KL has to offer through our popular guided walks. These include a food tour in the last surviving Malay Village in the city, biking tours and a hike up a magnificent limestone ridge. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Oct 2019
    Couldn't have hoped for better ! Great welcome, clean spacious rooms and excellent location !
    France, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    25 Sep 2019
    It’s rare that I give a perfect score for a hostel I’ve stayed. But Back Home deserves this honor. The location is good, the staff are friendly & helpful, the room is comfortable. In short, this is the hostel which I’d return if I visit KL again. PS, I appreciate staff Thevi for her excellent service.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    12 Oct 2019
    BackHome is magnificent. I wish I could’ve stayed for longer - the staff is fantastic, everything is clean, the hostel is gorgeous, the rooms, bed and lockers are spacious, showers are comfortable, and the price is real good! I loved it.
    Spain, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    01 Oct 2019
    Staff was more than great. Near the train station and Chinatown. The room had big lockers.
    Peru, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    08 Oct 2019
    Nice place! Staff was friendly, everything was clean and the location is perfect for exploring KL.
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    03 Oct 2019
    Cool place. Great staff. Comfy beds with shelves and outlets. Huge lockers. Good WiFi. Couple of common areas where it’s easy to meet people.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    01 Oct 2019
    Facilities could have not been any cleaner or more well maintained. Amazingly clean, safe, and chilled out. Only downside was the wifi was spotty (almost non existent at times) in the dorm. Would definitely stay again !
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    30 Sep 2019
    This hostel is in a great location for most of the sights in KL and for public transport. The building is beautifully renovated and really clean (I noticed them even hoovering the mattresses after guests had checked out) and the rooms are really spacious and comfortable. Staff are very helpful and organised. I’d say the only down side is that it’s not that sociable, so it wouldn’t be a great place to meet other travellers, but it’s fine if you’re travelling in a couple.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    29 Sep 2019
    Very good hostel. Great location, near Masjid Jamek train station where you can access everywhere around the city easily. Staff are very kind and friendly, esp Thevi and Ahmad. Always ready to help. Cons bathroom need a slight more maintenance and cleanliness. Blanket are not that great. It may get cold with the ac. But overall it’s great. Highly recommend.
    Mauritius, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    02 Oct 2019
    Had a wonderful 2 night stay at Back Home, the atmosphere was chilled and staff were very accommodating and helpful. If you’re looking for a relaxing stay in Kualar lumpar this is it!
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2018

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Kuala Lumpur

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Malaysia

  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Malaysia

  • 2016

    1st, Country Winners Malaysia

  • 2012

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Kuala Lumpur

  • 2012

    10th, Worldwide Small Hostel

  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners Malaysia

  • 2011

    2nd, Continent Winners Asia

  • 2011

    9th, Worldwide Small Hostel


  • 2012

    Worldwide Small Hostel

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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.