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Jalan Centre Point 1-1-11, First Floor, Api-Api Centre, Kota Kinabalu 88000 Malaysia
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#10 of 288 Specialty lodging in Kota Kinabalu
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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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Paid private parking nearby
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Car hire
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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Separate dining area
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Indonesian, Malay
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_glaizakim wrote a review Apr 2018
Taguig City, Philippines46 contributions19 helpful votes
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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Date of stay: August 2017
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Lidia S wrote a review Apr 2018
Bologna, Italy7 contributions4 helpful votes
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 when we couldn't bring with us on a short trip and the latest time they give us an upgrade for free in a twin room (very appreciate). I definitely would come back! Lidia from Italy and Nico from Argentina
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Date of stay: May 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Arshilla A wrote a review Mar 2018
2 contributions1 helpful vote
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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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Emma H wrote a review Feb 2018
15 contributions3 helpful votes
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 included (tea/coffee, toast) and within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants etc.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Eddieriv wrote a review Jan 2018
Bangkok, Thailand7 contributions2 helpful votes
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 of the difference in price when I arrived which was awesome. I appreciated the honesty.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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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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444nathalie wrote a review Nov 2017
Levallois-Perret, France20 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed 4 days at PODs backpacker. It's a very clean and nice guesthouse with breakfast included. I had a single room with a very good mat (which is a real treat) and a small wardrobe. I really liked the atmosphere there. The wifi is good. All staff members are really friendly and helpful. I can't recommend more than booking with them your trips in Sabah. They organised for me the Mount Kinabalu climbing, my stay at Sepilok and a river cruise on the Kinabatangang river. Everything was great at a very good price. They also helped me change my plan during this tour. Lots of good and practical advice & ideas are shared at the lobby to enjoy the stay (KK is not my preferred city but I made nice trips to the small islands in front of KK). I'll come back with great pleasure. Hat off to the staff!
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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dee_hidayah85 wrote a review Oct 2017
13 contributions7 helpful votes
I stayed in a double room, no window but the ambience is quite OK for me. The mattress is comfy enough. The room is clean. No electric kettle, but u can get hot water at the frontdesk (hot/cold ready-to-drink water dispenser available), the shared bathroom is OK (2 toilets, 2 showers). It is adjecent to the famous shopping complex, CentrePoint and near to restaurants and other eateries. Overall, if you are a backpacker, you might love to stay here!
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Travelled solo
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Craignethercott wrote a review Oct 2017
Cambridge, United Kingdom26 contributions19 helpful votes
Pod's is well located,good value,small and friendly with helpful staff who are only too happy to help you out wherever required.The rooms are clean and perfectly cool enough with the ceiling fan.Breakfast is a buffet: fruit and toast,tea and coffee and very welcome.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Malou S wrote a review Sep 2017
Nijmegen, The Netherlands3 contributions
I liked staying at PODs hostel. The staff is very friendly, the rooms are clean and equiped with lockers and the location is good. It is easy to book some trips at the 'service desk' of the hostel. It has all the things you need for a comfortable stay.
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: If you travel solo, book a bed in a shared room; you will easily meet new people!
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giamba508 wrote a review Sep 2017
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it is a comfortable and clean backpacker hostel, with friendly staff, always keen to help and give travel suggestions. Good location. The only negative thing is the breakfast (included in the price), which is very poor. Overall, I would recommend the Pod’s.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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MalaysiaSabahWest Coast DivisionKota Kinabalu DistrictKota Kinabalu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about PODs The Backpackers Home
Which popular attractions are close to PODs The Backpackers Home?
Nearby attractions include Mamutik Island (0.4 km), Night Market, Kota Kinabalu (0.4 km), and Weston Wetland Park (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at PODs The Backpackers Home?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at PODs The Backpackers Home?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at PODs The Backpackers Home?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at PODs The Backpackers Home?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to PODs The Backpackers Home?
Conveniently located restaurants include Laundroluxe, Gusto Food & Wine, and Welcome Seafood Restaurant.
Is PODs The Backpackers Home located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Kota Kinabalu.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at PODs The Backpackers Home?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Indonesian, and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to PODs The Backpackers Home?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Monsopiad Cultural Village (9.8 km).