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PODs The Backpackers Home

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
PODs The Backpackers Home provides affordable budget accommodation for travelers. A major gateway for travelers visiting Sabah and Borneo, Kota Kinabalu (KK) is where PODs second backpackers home is. Only 20 minutes drive from airports, we're located in KK city centre which is just within walking distance to many attractions such as waterfront, shopping malls, night market, seafoods and more.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Place is near city center. Good location near malls, restaurants, markets etc. You can take a stroll through the city and enjoy the establishments around the area. Place is also near the seaside, you can enjoy the laid-back feels of the place and just relax.
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I stayed at PODs with a friend several nights during our stay in borneo last year in may. The staff is very friendly and helpful with informations. The 1st and 2nd time we stayed in a six beds dorm and was clean, with lockers and fan. They keep our backpacks for a couple nights
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The place is nice and very convenient. I was a late check in after 11 pm and they send me the self-check in procedure which is very helpful. I could get inside my room with no problem. The breakfast is good and the staff is very helpful and smilling all the time ^_^
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We stayed in for a couple of nights and we very pleased with how kind and helpful the staff were - allowing us book things on their computer, organising taxis, helping us to find our way around etc. Dorm is clean and comfortable, if a little cramped. Basic free breakfast
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The room is air conditioned and comfortable, the staff is very friendly and honest. Two of the staff took myself and two others to the night market after their shift. It was very nice. I wanted a single room but booked a double which was a mistake and they offered me a refund
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Response from MariaPODs, PODsKK Team at PODs The Backpackers Home
Responded 26 Feb 2018
Dear Edward, Thank you for your kind review, it is our great pleasure to have you here. We look forward to seeing you again :) Cheers !! PODs KK Team
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Private POD - Double room
Sink area
Personal plug.
My bed. Upper Bunk. Clean pillow, towel and blanket.
"If you travel solo, book a bed in a shared room; you will easily meet new people!"
"Private pods were pretty affordable and ensured a decent night's sleep."
"The quietest rooms are furthest from the reception. All rooms are equally smart and clean though (I think we've stayed in all of them at one time or another!)"
"They do offer a single bed bedroom if you prefer a private one."
"Make sure the rooms air-conditioning works before paying!"
US$22 - US$24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MalaysiaSabahWest Coast DivisionKota Kinabalu DistrictKota Kinabalu
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