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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

Book more than 2 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 9.3

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Mar 2020
    I've had the best stay here! The rooms are spacious, the beds are comfortable and it's very clean. They have a nice breakfast (which is included), a cafe next door and even a Netflix room! The staff is amazing; they're all so nice, very helpful, and do their absolute best to make you feel comfortable. Especially with everything that's going on right now! I'll definitely be back in a few months! Highly recommend :)!
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Mar 2020
    One of my favorite hostels in Malaysia! Very friendly and helpful statt, great movie room with netflix, free water refill, perfect location close to china town. Unfortunately we had bed bugs in our dorm but they changed us to another room immediately and offered us free laundry service! Second room was perfectly clean. Would definitely stay again.
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    08 Mar 2020
    Very Nice hostel. Helpfull staff, good location, very clean and Nice common areas.
    Norway, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    05 Mar 2020
    Honestly one of my favorite hostels I’ve ever stayed in!! I was staying for 3 nights originally but ended up staying for 6!! The staff is absolutely amazing. There are a lot of great spots around the hostel to hang out, relax, and socialize! The dorm rooms are spacious and have super comfy beds. They organize heaps of activities which makes it super easy to meet people! Seriously love this place and will definitely be back again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Feb 2020
    Loved staying here! The staff was so friendly and everything felt clean. The only recommendation I have is to add curtains for each bunk, but overall I enjoyed my stay here :)
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    29 Feb 2020
    clean space, lockers if you have your own padlock, modern design and plenty of restrooms. I enjoy it and would stay there again. Location is super convenient to lots of things.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Feb 2020
    This is the best hostel in the world. The most genuine staff, I returned here after 4 months, they didn't just remember me, the literally made me feel as if I was back home. All facilities always clean, well maintained and in the most convenient of places, and the best spot to meet good souls. Love these guys!
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    01 Mar 2020
    Really enjoyed staying at this hostel- the beds were very comfortable and the staff very helpful. Rooms and bathrooms were cleaned every day. Although a divider or curtain and more to offer for the breakfast would’ve been nice, I highly recommend staying here and hope be come back one day!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    15 Feb 2020
    fill like home
    Croatia, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    24 Jul 2020
    Ahmad was very helpful. The facilities is cool especially the Netflix room. Enjoyed watching Netflix with chilled beer. The location is very convenient. I managed to walk to KL Forest Eco Park. It's just a 15 minutes walk. Petaling Street/Central Market is just walking distance from Backhome too. Backhome is highly recommended!
    Malaysia, Male, 25-30
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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
  • Flexible NRR
  • 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


  • 2020

    1st, Country Winners Malaysia

  • 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.