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BackHome Kuala Lumpur

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.5


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Jul 2019
    Just fabulous! Although a basic breakfast is free The adjacent cafe provides a 15 R excellent egg broccoli and tomato breakfast with orange juice Love the decor Place to hand wash and dry clothes Tourist info help Lovely spacious dorm room with sink and big lockers Easy to get to by subway then short walk
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 Jul 2019
    I has a fantastic time at back home! The location was fantastic, walking distance to lots of places and close to public transport. The dorms are fantastic, really comfy and air conditioned and the bathrooms are we’re fine. I found it really easy to meet other solo travellers at this hostel and the staff went above and beyond to make us at home and show us around. I would definitely stay again!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    12 Jul 2019
    I am a return customer. The staff is kind, Thursday breakfast is terrific, the water in shower is hot as one desires. I thought I lost something under the bed and when I looked there was masses of dust clinging to the springs. I mention this and know they will take care of it. The hostel is close to the eco park where several canopy bridges are. The architectural design of the hostel is cool. The cafe next door is delish and has handsome waiters! I am 72
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    08 Jul 2019
    Great hostel, nice staff, has a restaurant attached that has good food and coffee and is reasonable. Beds and storage were awesome. Good info on what to see available Could do things to encourage others to meet. City walking or bike tour would be good.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    05 Jul 2019
    Great hostel! It's super clean and the beds are nice and comfy. The location is great too, it's not far from good restaurants and toursity places like Petronas and the butterfly park. Also includes free breakfast and it's right next to a great cafe!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    15 Jul 2019
    This hostel is so clean. It made me so happy to stay somewhere that doesn't have showers and toilets together! The first night I met loads of other solo travellers which was great but the atmosphere the second night wasn't so good. Good breakfast and facilities (although I didn't use the movie room). Really lovely and helpful staff.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    04 Jul 2019
    Great experience! Friendly staff. Good location, near the train station. The room is clean, and the beds are nice. The only thing they need to improve is the WiFi in the room.
    Vietnam, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    08 Jul 2019
    It was. Good experience They need to Have air-conditions in the common areas But overall good experience in That hostel
    Jordan, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    03 Jul 2019
    Ues this hostel is so superb and made new friends from all over the world and very good atmosphere near too metro and also very close to good food restaurant will again visit here
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    19 Jul 2019
    Nice place, well maintained, bit expensive, good staff, nice dorms, mainly female guests and not many people were chatty or sociable, great cinema room, coffee shop next door is too expensive - RM8 is enough for a great cappuccino in 'ETC' Chinatown, 'LOKL' is RM12 and more than UK, Australia and USA in cost.
    Australia, Couple, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 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

Nominations

  • 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.

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