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30 Jalan Tun H S Lee, Kuala Lumpur 50000 Malaysia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 967 Specialty lodging in Kuala Lumpur
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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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
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24-hour security
Baggage storage
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Private check-in / check-out
Wifi
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Malay

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Tan Ang See wrote a review Aug 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1 contribution2 helpful votes
The hostel is near to masjid jamek lrt station. Overall, it is a good and clean place to stay but there is a room for improvement. The water from tap has a peculiar smell. It would be better if the free breakfast has wider selection (e.g. cereal).
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Alan wrote a review Aug 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
It's a good place to stay. Friendly front desk and overall clean place. Situated right in the heart of Kl and close to public transport. There is also an entertainment room with netflix. Will definitely come again next time.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Stanley Chan wrote a review Aug 2020
5 contributions8 helpful votes
Although BackHome is known as a hostel, but we have chosen BackHome Hostel and LOKL Cafe as our pre-wedding shooting venue. Both belong to the same owner. It was a very pleasant photo shooting experience. En. Ahmad and his staffs were very helpful and friendly in helping us on the shooting. Very much appreciated the arrangement from the BackHome and all the staffs from BackHome.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Pravin wrote a review Jul 2020
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It was my first time here and i am sure that i will come back again. Because the staff at BackHome made me feel at home and the room are all very comfortable. Also how the staff helped me in my special request for the rooms
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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cycleSteve wrote a review Jun 2020
Marrakech, Morocco406 contributions157 helpful votes
The reviews are spot-on. This is the most well-designed hostel / private room stay I've seen in Asia. A modern layout, clean & comfortable with both dorm-style and private rooms. Shared bathrooms & showers are spotless. plus a kitchen facility, lounge, lots of cozy spaces for reading and an amazing attached coffee / restaurant LOKL. Helpful staff full of ideas for exploring KL. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Room Tip: Well priced for both the dorm and private rooms.
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Dmay wrote a review Mar 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2 contributions4 helpful votes
This hostel is one of the best hostels I have stayed in! We are in a private double room with air con and it’s great. Bed is comfortable, room and bathrooms are all really clean, the courtyard is lovely and really nicely designed, almost doesn’t feel like a hostel at all! There is also a great cafe attached to the hostel which serves nice breakfast and coffee. The only tiny issue I have is that there isn’t an option to have a private bathroom, but it’s not a big deal as the shared bathrooms are clean, would just be nice to have. The area is walking distance to all the big sights and activities, and plenty of restaurants and cafes around. Thanks for a lovely stay, would recommend to everyone!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from backhomekl hostel, Guest Services / Front Office at BackHome Kuala Lumpur Hostel
Responded 6 Apr 2020
Hi there, Thank you so much for the lovely review ! We're glad to hear that you found everything to be comfortable, clean and really nicely designed. A lot of thought was put into making the space extra cozy and homey - so our guests feel at east to socialize with each other. We'll definitely let our friends at LOKL Coffee know that you loved their breakfast and coffee ! Thank you for pointing out on the lack of private bathrooms. Admittedly it is something that we can no longer change, and we are restricted to what space we have - being in an old and aged shophouse. However we did the best with what we have, and always ensure that the shared bathrooms are squeaky clean for everyone's comfort. Glad to hear that this wasn't a big issue for you. Thanks again for choosing to stay with us. We're glad you had a lovely stay and would gladly look forward to welcoming you again.
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Sunny N wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions6 helpful votes
Clean and well run hostel in very convenient location. We had a private room with shared bathroom - there was AC and a sink in the room. The room and hostel were nice, not as sociable as some hostels we have stayed at but that could be due to the current COVID19 virus. There is also a nice coffee shop next door called LOKL and a great Chapati shop called Santa’s Chapati (lol)
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from backhomekl hostel, Guest Services / Front Office at BackHome Kuala Lumpur Hostel
Responded 6 Apr 2020
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about us. We're glad to hear that you found everything to be convenient and clean. It's true - things have been really quiet lately due to the health climate locally, we can assure you that it usually is bustling in our common areas. We also do host events and in-house tours, but this also really depends on the uptake and if enough people join. Despite it being a little quiet, we do hope that you still had a pleasant stay with us. Thank you and stay safe !
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Wan S wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions4 helpful votes
I stay in a lot of backpacker hostel. But backhome was the best hostel i stay before. I love the environment here. Its really comfortable and cozy. The staff really friendly. The dorm was amazing and its close with train station.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from backhomekl hostel, Guest Services / Front Office at BackHome Kuala Lumpur Hostel
Responded 6 Apr 2020
Hi there Wan, Thank you so much for rating us so highly. We are humbled to hear that we are one of the best hostels that you've stayed in. The environment in our hostel really is a highlight for many of our guests, as it makes it very easy to chill after a long day out or meet new people. Thanks for taking the time to write about us. We really appreciate it - and look forward to welcoming you again !
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Atikah wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Always love to stay in here. its my second time. The staffs here very friendly. the environment really cozy. And the most important is it was really close from train station. will came back in here soon.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from backhomekl hostel, Guest Services / Front Office at BackHome Kuala Lumpur Hostel
Responded 6 Apr 2020
Hi Atieqa, Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us again. We're glad that we were able to once again give you a good experience staying with us. Our location is definitely a plus point among many of our guests, as it is very easily connected to a major train station, as well as being near tourist attractions. We look forward to welcoming you again soon !
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Alie wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
I felt so welcome from the beginning in the hostel. The staff is extremely friendly, memorize your names and they put your name on the door of your room. It is cosy and definitely a second home! Btw it is also clean as!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from backhomekl hostel, Guest Services / Front Office at BackHome Kuala Lumpur Hostel
Responded 6 Apr 2020
Hi there ! We're extremely happy to hear that you felt welcome at our hostel right from the start. We know how important it is for our guests to feel comfortable and safe, as if they are back home - so we put a lot of effort into remembering our guests. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about us. We're glad to hear that everything was cozy and clean for you as well. We hope that we're able to host you again in the future !
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Frequently Asked Questions about BackHome Kuala Lumpur Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to BackHome Kuala Lumpur Hostel?
Nearby attractions include MUD Kuala Lumpur (0.4 km), Sultan Abdul Samad Building (0.4 km), and Jamek Mosque (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at BackHome Kuala Lumpur Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at BackHome Kuala Lumpur Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to BackHome Kuala Lumpur Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include LOKL Coffee Co., Betel Leaf, and Shin Kee Beef Noodle Specialist.
Is BackHome Kuala Lumpur Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Kuala Lumpur.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at BackHome Kuala Lumpur Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to BackHome Kuala Lumpur Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kuala Lumpur City Gallery (0.5 km), Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman (2.1 km), and Istana Negara (3.1 km).