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Additional Terms and Conditions

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

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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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 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Sep 2019
    Loved it !! Staff are amazing, rooms and bathroom were clean , loved the location very chill atmosphere.. will stay again
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    03 Sep 2019
    Lovely hostel. Well located walking distance from Masid Jamek metro stop. Able to walk to lots of nearby sites - including Merdeka Square and Chinatown. Nice and welcoming staff. Beds are comfortable with individual charging ports and lights. Big lockers to fit your stuff. Local breakfast was delicious as was the included afternoon tea - thank you! Perhaps a few more hooks or shelf in the showers to put your stuff would be useful but a small criticism from an otherwise lovely hostel.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    30 Aug 2019
    We had an incredible stay at BackHome!! Really friendly staff, great location and very clean rooms!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    20 Aug 2019
    Good location between Chinatown and the city centre, and really easy to get around by cheap Grab taxis. Great hostel facilities, lots of break out and chilling space. Really secure building and huge lockers so you can lock your whole bag away in the room. All the little details are good, plug sockets and lights by every bed, free simple breakfast. Pretty social but would be good if they had a little more like a guest notice board or a few reasonably priced tours going.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    03 Sep 2019
    Not much social life here but a nice hostel. Common area plus attached cafe makes it even bigger. Big beds. Lockers are giant and have shelves! Personally was excited about that. Clean bathrooms. Overall good place.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    01 Sep 2019
    Everything about the place was great but I found the atmosphere in the room to be rather uncomfortable. Upon leaving, others felt the same. Despite this, the facilities were great, staff were very helpful, and the having security on the door made me feel very safe.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    25 Aug 2019
    Staff at the hostel were friendly and always happy to help. Hostel itself if kept clean and has fairly modern appliances throughout. Walking distance to chinatown, KL tower and Twin towers. Large common/social area and movie room available. It was pretty quiet whilst i was there however, if there are were more backpackers around then it be pretty easy to meet new people! Overall, i had a great stay and would stay here again!!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    10 Sep 2019
    very convenient location 5 min walk from metro station and 2 stops from KL sentral. not much of a social vibe there though, but place is sparkling clean, nicely designed and staff very friendly.
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    23 Aug 2019
    Helpful and welcoming staff, BackHome KL has a really relaxed and friendly atmosphere. I really appreciate the breakfast and late-night check in.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    27 Aug 2019
    Great hostel if you're looking for a relaxed stay. Free breakfast is a good addition, plus is connected directly to a good coffee shop. Though, if you're on the ground floor, the bathrooms are very open to the space where people eat. It was weird walking from the bathrooms through the dining hall to your room after showering...
    Canada, Male, 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.