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Located opposite of KL Sentral, Malaysia's hub for transportation in and out of Kuala Lumpur City, PODs The Backpackers Home offers affordable accommodation without compromising on the cleanliness and atmosphere. rest. assured. Local tourist attractions are easily accessible.

PODs offer trips and links to roads less travelled, such as hanging out on an Orang Asli Hut. For the more adventurous, Friends Of PODs has many exciting hikes and treks leading into the Malaysian rainforest and quietly hidden crystal clear waterfalls, (did we mention the heavenly beaches) specially packaged for quick short trips.

You may also join our free R2B2 wheelie rides and experience the Malaysia through the eyes of the locals. PODs is situated in an area where lots of goverment and religious centers focus on the development of the less fortunate, such as the deaf and blind community and orphanages

PODs provides discounts for travellers working in NGO's or come from the community mentioned above.

To qualify, please contact us through our website.

Our Single and Double PODs are partitioned spaces, giving some privacy away from the main 14 and 4 bed dorms. The PODs have mattresses on raised platforms to give a Zen like feel. Some come with ceiling to floor lengthed tinted windows, all have individual fans. Shared lights goes out at 11pm. Our dorms have double bunk beds and are in a large area with plenty of personal space.

This is to keep the space :

1. Airy- PODs partitioned walls are not full to the ceiling to promote good air circulation

2. Bright- thus no curtains just tinted windows

3. Clean- no shoes and no smoking on all floors

Each floor has two eco friendly kampong (village) design hot water shower cabins.

Central air con units are placed stratigically to cool the floors and all designs and themes that have been put up are chosen as best to compliment and promote our eco friendly theme, which is, to be simple, and always go green = less is best, and when traveling, respect the earth!

Toilets and bathrooms are shared.

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Our Hostel only deals with cash and we charge a deposit of RM20 per person upon check in, which will be refunded when you check out.

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Hostel style premises are not suitable for children below 13.

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Group Bookings:

PODs cannot guarantee that groups will be put in the same dorms, due to uncontrollable circumstances. But will try our best to do so.

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Our Check In times are 2pm and Check Out is at 12pm. Early Check In is subject to bed availability.

If we deem the guests unsuitable, we reserve the right to turn them away.

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Highlights

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • 24 Hour Check-In
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage

Important Information

Our Single and Double PODs are partitioned spaces with doors that can be locked, giving some privacy away from the main 14 and 4 bed dorms. The pods have mattresses on raised platforms to give a Zen like feel. Some Pods come with ceiling to floor lengthed tinted windows, all have individual fans. Shared lights goes out at 11pm. Our dorms have double bunk beds and are in a large area with plenty of personal space.

We have adopted this concept to keep the space :

1. Airy- PODs partitioned walls are not full to the ceiling to promote good air circulation
2. Bright- Blinds and tinted windows
3. Clean- no shoes and no smoking on all floors
Each floor has two eco friendly kampong (village) design hot water shower cabins.

Central air con units are placed stratigically to cool the floors and all designs and themes that have been put up are chosen as best to compliment and promote our eco friendly theme, which is, to be simple, and always go green = less is best, and when traveling, respect the earth!

Toilets and bathrooms are shared.
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Our Hostel only deals with cash and we charge a deposit of RM20 per person upon check in, which will be refunded when you check out.
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Hostel premises not suitable for children below 13. For check Ins
after 11pm, kindly contact us in advance. Last check in is at 2am
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Group Booking:
PODs cannot guarantee that groups will be put in the same dorms due to uncontrollable circumstances. But will try our best to do so.
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Our Check In times are 2pm and Check Out is at 12 pm. Early Check In is subject to bed availability. Latest check in is 2am.

If we deem the guests unsuitable, we reserve the right to turn them away.

* Promotions running for Walk In's and direct reservations are not valid for online bookings

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This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I will be staying there again in two months - the staff were incredibly helpful and and friendly; the rooms were clean, simple, and inexpensive. and the central location couldn't be better - a five minute walk from Central Station,

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5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
3
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

While flying from The Netherlands to Perth I decided to make a quick 2- night stop over in Kuala Lumpur. On the internet I found PODs as a place nearby the station and cheap as well. I really enjoyed my stay over there, nice place, friendly people and a nice atmosphere.

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5
Location
4
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Not recommended.
Duty, not well facilitied, has cockroach

Overall
1
Location
3
Cleanliness
1
Value
2
Facilities
2
Service
3

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Generally, very good. My only criticism is that they don't accept credit cards, which I think is odd considering that the booking was made using a credit card. This was somewhat inconvenient, as I had mostly travellers cheques, which are quite hard to change in Malaysia and had to use my emergency cash to pay the bill!

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
3
Facilities
4
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I am very happy that I found PODs...thanks to Travellerspoint for having it on your website.

The staff are friendly, courteous and very helpful. The living spaces are clean and has a nice aura to it. I also like the way PODs cools the living spaces (ie, no need to sweat it out or pay extra for a good nite sleep). Also, it is within easy access/very short walking distance to all kinds of public transport (the MRT, monorail, train, bus or taxi).

The only drawback was that I could hear the street sounds (people shouting, cars honking and various construction sounds) until quite late at night. But this should not be a problem if you can tune this out or stay out till late.

I would definitely come back and recommend PODs to my friends.

Overall
5
Location
4
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Very close to KL Sentral. After 23.00 is very quiet. Guys at reception are very friendly and helpful.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

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Hotel Amenities

  • 24 hour reception
  • ATM
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking
  • Towels Included

general

  • Elevator
  • Mini-Supermarket

entertainment

  • Board Games

inroom facilities

  • Ceiling Fan
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities

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