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BackHome KL
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Orange, California
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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“backpackers hotel”
Reviewed 8 June 2011

In fairness to them, I was unaware that my friend booked us in a hostel, and will try to be objective in my review. It is easily accessible being situated near the subway stop but the neighborhood is a little shady( they even have a postcard to prove it). The website pictures are accurate in that they do have modern industrial design, but beware as they only have communal bathrooms. Blankets are thin and I had bites that night we slept there but at least they had airconditioner. Don't forget to bring your own towel they charge. Internet is free and there are a lot of tips on how and what to see in KL. If you BP.. this is as good as it gets, if not don't even think about it.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 24 May 2011

We arrived at BackHome after booking based on ratings on Hostelworld. We were not expecting much but it's almost a boutique-industrial feel; very spare, but purposefully so. The room was nice, lots of storage, clean, a sink, and a good air conditioner. The bathrooms were also nice, and staff very helpful.

However, there were some stains on the sheets (although they were cleaned), breakfast sucked, and the bed was too hard for my taste, although my partner loved it.

Highly recommended for backpackers without breakfast requirements, and budget travelers looking for good value.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cairns, Australia
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Reviewed 1 May 2011

Backhome is an amazing place to stay, I came back here twice! The staff are so friendly, the rooms are so clean and have enough space for everyone. It's a very sociable hostel and in an excellent location. I would highly recommend anyone come to KL to stay here. It's very reasonably priced and I would defiantly come back!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2011

Brilliant hostel, good laid back vibe is exactly what you need in a crazy city like KL. The hostel was very clean and modern with a cool open air sitting area. It definitely had a good vibe. We got a double room and it ws huge! Own sink and loads of plug sockets. No wifi in rooms however you could simply sit in the communial area to get online.

Breakfast was toast but that is fine when it's free! I was that at home I was eating my breakfast in my pj's in the open air section!

Definitely recommended to anyone.

One downside was the area, we couldn't find anywhervreally closeby to eat but the subway station is about 10 minutes walk and you can get into the city center in 2 stops.

  • Stayed March 2011
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2011

+ Very friendly and helpful staff
+ LOADS of travel advice and information available
+ Simple but nice and free breakfast
+ Really good showers
+ Enormous rooms with big lockers provided, but bring your own lock
+ Attached to a cafe, unfortunately it was shut whilst we were there but it looked nice
+ Lots of places to eat nearby, the vegetarian restaurant directly opposite was delicious and the staff were really really nice!
+ Within walking distance to KLCC and the Petronas Twin Towers, but DO NOT walk at night (we are two girls and we were approached by a strange man, it was very uncomfortable and we quickly jumped into a helpful passing taxi!!!!)

- Had to pay for towels
- "Fresh fruit" at breakfast = a banana and some jams
- Very noisy road with LOTS of traffic, bring ear plugs!!!! (They do provide these at reception at a price!!!!)

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: BackHome KL
Address: 30 Jalan Tun H S Lee, Kuala Lumpur 50000, Malaysia
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Region: Malaysia > Wilayah Persekutuan > Kuala Lumpur
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 259 Speciality Lodging in Kuala Lumpur
Price range (per night): RM51 - RM154
Hotel Class:1 star — BackHome KL 1*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Visit the Roof Top Bar (5 minutes away from us) or check out the beautiful view of the Petronas Twin Towers at the Skybar in Traders Hotel. Meet new friends, have fun and come back to BackHome Kuala Lumpur for a quiet night's rest! We're the only hostel in Malaysia with a guarantee that guests will receive as much care, comfort and peace as they do at home. We promise that every guests will receive personal attention, a good night's rest and peace of mind. Besides using premium bedding and cleaning the beds thoroughly after every guest, we deep clean all mattresses twice a month to make sure they are 100% hygienic. We provide more personal and common space than most other hostels in KL. We're located right in the heart of the historical district, just a few minutes away from Masjid Jamek, Merdeka Square, Little India and Chinatown. We also have Bukit Nanas forest reserve - a million year old rainforest reserve less than 10 minutes walk away. ... more   less 
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