PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu
PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu
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"The location is good and the staff is friendly"

Angeline

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March 11, 2017

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8.8
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PODs The Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu

Excellent location
- Inside city center
- What's nearby?
Very good
From 155 reviewsSee what guests said
7.9
/
10
Excellent service
8.4
Value for money8.1
Distance to city center2 km
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport4.3 km
  • 600 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

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7.5
Very good
Room comfort & quality
This property is in high demand!Last booked a few minutes ago
Single Pods
Single Pods
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Double PODs
Double PODs
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Mixed Dormitory
Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 bunk beds
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What people love about the property

  • "Staff are very friendly and helpful if you are doing DIY travel."

    angeleca

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    August 17, 2016

  • "Location great"

    Mohd F.

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    August 11, 2016

  • "Very satisfied with the room & it is clean and quiet."

    Afdzal R.

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    April 4, 2016

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"Friendly staff & very helpful"

Shun H.

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August 25, 2016

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"The set-up of the place is simple and worthy of your money."

Marjon

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September 6, 2016

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From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements, hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent residents of Malaysia will be levied a tourism tax of RM 10.00 per room per night stay. Please note these changes in tax structure will result in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during check out.

Real reviews from real guests

Agoda Reviews (155)Booking.com Reviews (126)
7.9
/
10
Cleanliness7.4
Facilities7.0
Location8.8
Room comfort and quality7.5
Service8.4
Value for money8.1
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4.8
Sarah from Switzerland
Group
Double PODs
Stayed 1 night in August 2018
Bedbugs& other troubles...”
Unfortunately the room (double) we booked was full with bedbugs. We only realised it after our dinner + shower when we returned to the room at 10pm though. As we went to tell this the staff at the reception the reaction of them was unfortunately not the one we hoped for. They told us that they vacuum& spray the room everyday& just offered us to do the same. We can’t understand that you let people stay in a room without having treated it correctly if you know that there are bedbugs. We felt sorry for the staff though as we knew it’s not their mistake. As we wanted to speak to the boss we were told that he’s busy. Definetly not the help we wished for especially as we were starting our Mt.Kinabalu hike the next day 6am. In the end (after packing everything in plasticbags) we were able to stay in another hostel (GetInn Backpackers) closeby but it meant we had to shift everything in our PJ’s at 10.30. What a disfrusting and annoying start to our stay in KK, definetly NOT recommendable:(
Reviewed August 24, 2018
3.6
John
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in August 2018
Insect bites all night long - the place is not clean. Bloodsuckers ”
Insect bites all night long - the place is not clean . Bloodsuckers
Reviewed August 22, 2018
2.0
Valeria
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in July 2018
Infested”
Every room is infested from bedbugs!The first night I got bitten.They made me change room and the second room was even worse!Hundreds and hundreds of bedbugs.There were three of us :one girl run away and me and another girl ended sleeping on the reception floor!They refund us for the second night and the girl at the reception looked really sorry,so I decided to not cancel my booking for one more night there that would have been in the next two weeks. I though they were really doing something about it and in two weeks time they would have sort the big issue out...NO! I came back after two weeks and everything was exactly the same.I'm regretting with all my self now to have been back there:I'm full of bites again!!!:( So angry and disappointed! Do not trust them when they says they have done the treatment. They just sroay something and do the vacuum :that is not the fucking way to get rid of bed bugs!!!It doesn't work! And it's not hard to realise it!
Reviewed August 07, 2018
7.2
Very good
Anthony from Australia
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in July 2018
Bed bugs 😐”
First time in 7 Months of travelling southeast asia I have seen bed bugs and I met someone in Semporna having just come from there who said the same but got a refund. Stayed here twice, Bunk room 2 was fine, room 1 had the bugs. Hostel is right across from the Mall which has a good food court and supermarket on the ground floor. hostel is otherwise comfortable. Not happy when I sent an email about a lost item (too busy fretting about bed bugs) they ignored the email and when I visited and they said they looked everywhere for it. I found it in 20 seconds and it was clearly moved there by a staff member...
Reviewed July 27, 2018
5.6
Prichie from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in March 2018
Above average”
bad place... they don't clean the place,have a bed bugs...
Reviewed June 20, 2018
5.2
LIM from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in June 2018
Uncomfortable sleeping”
The mattress got lice to bite me, caused me go out and sleep at the table of lobby.
Reviewed June 16, 2018
6.4
Good
Soon from Malaysia
Couple
Double PODs
Stayed 1 night in December 2017
Good”
recommend for Backpackers only....
Reviewed June 14, 2018
6.4
Good
Yew from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018
OK but few improvements recommended”
Place is too dim, please brighten up the place. Room is inhabitable in the afternoon as air-con access is restricted till evening. Overuse of air freshener to clean the beds I thought I was gonna die from suffocation (+weak Air-con) However, staffs are very friendly and knowledgeable about tours and happy to provide assistance.
Reviewed June 11, 2018
5.2
Peter from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 4 nights in April 2018
Alot of Bed Bugs ”
Need to spring cleaning all the times for all rooms. Change room 2 times but still l got bitten by bed bugs , cannot sleep at all. U can see the little bugs crawling at those walls & sometimes hiding through the crack walls
Reviewed June 02, 2018
6.0
Yew from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Double PODs
Stayed 1 night in May 2018
OK”
Staff are friendly and helpful, place and room are quite dim.. and sheets weren't that clean
Reviewed May 31, 2018
7.6
Very good
Rusminah from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in October 2017
Located right at the centre of Kota Kinabalu”
ATM, banks, convenient store, shopping mall, plenty of eatery to choose from, bars, cinemas and most of all approximately 20 minutes away to the the airport if traffic is less.
Reviewed May 22, 2018
8.0
Excellent
kahheng from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Single Pods
Stayed 1 night in May 2018
good location”
value for money. but the front room which is next to the washing machine can be noisy. the ac cant be adjusted at Night as they are using centralized ducting
Reviewed May 16, 2018
3.6
Siong from Malaysia
Business traveler
Double PODs
Stayed 1 night in April 2018
The whole hostel is infected by bed bugs.”
Review score of 8.4??? I rated below 3. Only the location is strategy. I thought the long ago review about bed bugs was history. It seem that the management has not done enough to disinfect the bugs. As such I urged the authority concerned to take action against them so that no other guests will fall victims of being beaten by bugs. I checked in with my son and was given a room at the end of the building. After dinner and washing we laid down on the mattress. My son told me that there were "small creatures" on the wall. My heart felt cold. After a while my neck was itch and I quickly woke up to check the pillow. Really three bed bugs were underneath the pillow, one was full with fresh blood. I took photo for proof. Later the staff changed a room near the front desk and we slept. Woke up in the morning, checked the pillow, there were 3 more bed bugs. Concluded that the whole hostel was infected by bed bugs. So if you want to stay here, prepare to sleep with bugs.
Reviewed May 07, 2018
6.8
Good
Woweham from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Double PODs
Stayed 1 night in March 2018
Good”
You might need to inform them if you are checking in late after 11pm. The staffs will go sleep
Reviewed March 20, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Amber from United States
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in March 2018
Just ok. ”
No real social area other than entry/kitchen space. There is breakfast that is said to have scrambled eggs etc. but is only toast and bananas. Beds make a lot of noise and room is really small, hard to move around with more than 1 person out of their beds. Location is ok, close to market on waterfront but outside the good area with nightlife and great restaurants. Lots of construction on the streets at the time of visit as well. Stayed 1 night then changed hostels.
Reviewed March 13, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Lily from Malaysia
Couple
Double PODs
Stayed 3 nights in November 2017
Good location and clean”
Clean and convenient
Reviewed December 05, 2017
8.8
Excellent
Rusminah from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in October 2017
Convenience at all aspect”
The pods backpacker is right at the centre of the city. You just have to go 1 downstair to find anything that you need. Pods is in block 1, anything else you need to find from... Travel agencies, atms, banks, convenience stores, restaurants, small bars...can be found within a few blocks away. The taxi stand is right downstairs by Mcdonald. Shopping mall such as centre point, oceanus is within less than 5 minutes of walking distance. The waterfront which is on the same area with oceanus is the place for locals and tourist/expat to hangout. The famous phillipino market for the seafood and pearls is only next to the waterfront. The dorm room have locker, feels more secure, every occupants have access card to go in and out, toilet and bathroom is clean. Thats a great bonus! In addition, the distance to the airport is 15-20 mins max. Although, they only offer mix dormitory room, shouldn't be a problem if you don't mind mixing.
Reviewed October 25, 2017
8.8
Excellent
GHAFFURAMSYAH from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Single Pods
Stayed 1 night in October 2017
Nice”
Good place
Reviewed October 05, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
Anna from Spain
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in August 2017
Exceptional”
The staff were super friendly and helpful.
Reviewed August 28, 2017
8.4
Excellent
Keat from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Single Pods
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016
Good staff”
Staff is good and helpful, i experience bed bug for first night, i told the staff next day they immediately take action and steam clean my room for me. very proactive !
Reviewed August 15, 2017
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