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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Of all everything was nice. Receptionist was very tentative. However when comes to explaining pertaining the facilities around she make it too fast and not even eye contact. Not even a smile on her face. Room was nice, however aircond will be switch on from 7pm to 7am. The room was still warm and i still could feel the heat....

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelled from Sandakan to KK and stayed at Pods for 3 nights. The staff were very friendly and helpful with lots of advice about what to do/not to do and how to get around. We stayed in the twin room which was small but cosy with comfortable mattresses on the floor and aircon. Towels and blankets were provided. The bathroom...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came from Sepilok to KK and was greeted by the lovely reception staff to PODs. Stayed in the twin room, had a very cosy feel to it - the mattresses are on the floor, they are on a higher level but this made the room really quirky. Bathrooms are clean, 2 toilets and 4 showers (1 wasn't working but the...

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Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for a few nights. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We were able to book with a short notice and extend our stay. Location is great, close to the city, the night market and good indian food downstairs. I would recommend the banana leaf vegetable.

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Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

I was there a couple of times during my various travels in Borneo. Very convenient located next to Center Point in the hart of KK, from where almost everything is in walking distance. The girls are amazing and were of great help with all i needed. Will definitely come back anytime!

Thank heinial1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

No matter if you are travelling alone or in a group, recommended safe and convenient place will be at the Pods. Very clean bed sheet and towel..the most important thing the sharing clean toilet. A small pantry with a fridge for you to prepare a self service breakfast. Or you can just walk downstairs to get any local food with...

Thank lizardrun S
Linkoping, Sweden
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I had a wonderful stay at Pods KK. Planned on three nights but ended up staying more than a week. A great spot to settle down in for a while, whilst planning your trip in Sabah and exploring KK. The staff crew is super cool and will happily help you plan and point out good stops around Sabah.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

PODs is a small and quiet place. It is a good location and really nice beds at a nice price! Maria and the girls are really friendly, and can help you out with anything. Thank you for making my time in KK so nice!

Thank Nilaus
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This hostel is in a great location! A short walk to the observation tower, multiple malls, restaurants and the coast. The staff are very helpful and informative. They helped us plan out our limited time in Borneo. The rooms are clean, the showers hot, and you can use their kitchen (cutting board, knife, cutlery, plates/bowls, microwave, blender, fridge). They have...

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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

The dorms were very clean. The staff was so kind and helpful! The location is perfect right next to centre point, waterfront and the nightmarket. The only thing that bothered us was the bad WiFi connection sometimes .. But we felt so comfortable in that hostel and really enjoyed our stay!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about PODs The Backpackers Home

Address: 1-1-11, First Floor, Api-Api Centre | Jalan Centre Point, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: RM61 - RM83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Private pods were pretty affordable and ensured a decent night's sleep.”
matthewhZ8862QV, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“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!)”
376emmas, 1 Jul 2015 | Read review
“They do offer a single bed bedroom if you prefer a private one.”
  • Sink area
  • Shower.
  • Personal plug.
  • My bed. Upper Bunk. Clean pillow, towel and blanket.
  • 6 in a room.
nadiarahmat, 7 May 2015 | Read review
“Make sure the rooms air-conditioning works before paying!”
972danr, 16 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Double POD!!!”
Kurze_Sarah, 4 Mar 2015 | Read review
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