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November 26, 2018

View the skyline of Brickfields in our airPODs rooftop..

Our airPODs rooftop is designed with colorful wall painting of positive words from many different languages. Equipped with speakers, benches, tables and bean bags, this is where we do our rooftop bbq. It is also opened for private events or functions..

March 10, 2018

Book NOW with us and get special 10% discount!

Book NOW with us on our website and get 10% discount for your stay with us. NO tourism tax charged and the rate is already inclusive of service tax. You pay exactly the price as what’s stated on our website and that’s all!

March 09, 2018

All Day Breakfast and More..

We serve several options of continental breakfast menu available all day. Opened from 9am to 10pm, we also serve lunch and dinner menu which comes with FREE tea!

March 08, 2018

White Water Rafting, just few hours outside KL

A choice of half day or full day trip, pump up your adrenaline in grade 3 river just a couple of hours outside KL. The package includes guide, gears, lunch and exciting rafting adventure!

March 06, 2018

Overnight in a Cave, Taman Negara

Experience real inner jungle of 2 days 1 night overnight in a cave in our national park with a total of 17km trekking and 4 hour boat ride. Package also includes a visit to Orang Asli village and canopy walk..

March 03, 2018

FREE breakfast for in-house guests!

Our dorms and private PODs price is inclusive of special FREE breakfast! For PODs KL, the menu is oatmeal with fruits and honey, toasts with peanut butter and jam, coffee and tea. For PODs KK, it’s scrambled eggs, toasts with peanut butter and jam, fruits, coffee and tea. Have a great morning!

December 18, 2017

We’re Going Back to Vintage for Our 7th Year Birthday!

Come and join our PODs KL 7th year birthday celebration on 1st April 2018! Blast from the past, the theme is “Back to Vintage”. Come as celebrities from the 80’s or 90’s and show us your classic dance skills! Roxette, Michael Jackson, Dr Alban, Paula Abdul, MC Hammer, Bee Gees, The Beatles, who else do you have in mind? It’s going to be a party night! As usual, the event is FREE for all in-house guests! So BOOK NOW to stay with us on 1st April 2018 and no this is NOT and has NEVER been April fool! See you soon!

March 30, 2016

Climb the highest peak in Borneo, Mt Kinabalu!

A major highlight in Borneo, 2 days 1 night package of climbing the highest mountain in Malaysia, Mt Kinabalu (4095m). Package includes permit, guide, meals, return transfer from KK and accommodation in Laban Rata.

February 26, 2016

PODs KL 6th Year Birthday!

It’s time for another exciting birthday party! Come and join our 6th year birthday celebration and this year our theme is “Celebrating Diversity”.
17:00 Sepak takraw competition
18:00 Rooftop BBQ and live band
19:00 Congkak & ceper competition
20:00 Dinner at teaPODs cafe
21:00 Open Mic: “Experiencing Diversity in Backpacking”
22:00 Lucky Draw, Best Dress Award, Instagram Post Award
23:00 Rooftop Midnight Movie
Put on your BEST traditional clothes, post your COOL picture on Instagram and hashtag us and stand a chance to win FREE stay!
And guess what? The event is FREE for in-house guests! So BOOK NOW to stay with us on 1st April 2017 and no this is NOT April fool!

February 04, 2016

Lion Dance at PODs KL!

Come and join us to witness a lion dance performance on the last day of Chinese New Year celebration on Saturday, 11th February at 12pm. Lion dance is a form of traditional dance in Chinese culture and other Asian countries in which performers mimic a lion’s movements in a lion costume. The lion dance is usually performed during the Chinese New Year and other Chinese traditional, cultural and religious festivals. It may also be performed at important occasions such as business opening events, special celebrations or wedding ceremonies, or may be used to honour special guests by the Chinese communities.

Source: Wikipedia

December 23, 2015 - December 25, 2015

Come Home for Christmas!

Ho Ho Ho! Christmas is coming! Merry Xmas from PODs family! Away from home while travelling? Come home for Christmas and we will be your family! Christmas dinner will be served to all our in-house guests on 24th December 2017!

October 30, 2016 - October 31, 2016

The Ghastly Ghost of PODs

Come on either the 30th OR the 31st October 2016 to enjoy a gory Halloween inspired dinner & be entertained by our featured ghosts from different parts of the world in a special performance entitled ‘THE GHASTLY GHOSTS OF PODs’.

Dress your BEST and stand a chance to win the GHASTLY GHOST AWARD!

Participate in our Scavenger Hunt & Quizzes and take home your prize if you WIN!


7.00pm Arrival Of Ghosts

8.30pm Dinner & Showtime ‘ The Ghastly Ghosts of PODs’

9.30pm Quiz

10.00pm Awards Announcement

10.30pm Spooky Dance Party! Chill, dance, mingle

For Tickets Kindly Call:+6 03-2276 0858
Email Us: admin@podsbackpacker.com

November 02, 2013 - November 02, 2013

Diwali, the Festival of Lights

A festival also known as the “Festival of Lights”, Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes. Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps (dīpa in Sanskrit: दीप) filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. These lamps are kept on during the night and one’s house is cleaned, both done in order to make the goddess Lakshmi feel welcomed. Firecrackers are burst in order to drive away evil spirits.

During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends. Diwali commemorates the return of Lord Rama, along with Sita and Lakshmana, from his 14-year-long exile and vanquishing the demon-king Ravana. This year, Diwali will be celebrated by all Hindus around the world on the 29th of October 2016. You may expect to see rows or stalls around Brickfields during mid of October until mid of November offering all sorts of incense, Hanna tattoos and decorations of assorted lights and colors.

May millions of lamps illuminate your life with endless joy, prosperity, health and wealth, PODs wishes all Hindus a happy and bright Diwali!

August 19, 2012 - August 21, 2012

Salam Raya!

Celebrated by Muslims, Hari Raya Aidilfitri signifies the end of the fasting month of Ramadan and is the most significant celebration for Muslims. The day starts with the congregating in the mosques early in the morning for prayers, followed by the visiting of graves of the departed. This festive occasion is greeted with great joy, the young will ask for forgiveness from the elders and everyone will put on new clothes and shoes. An open house is commonly practiced as friends and family will drop by and enjoy an array of local traditional delicacies and bond during this festive season.

PODs wishes Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Maaf Zahir & Batin!

March 05, 2015

teaPODs cafe, for tea lovers and coffee too..

Our teaPODs cafe is opened daily serving tea, coffee, fruit juices, beers and more. With several artistic wall paintings, our cafe gives you cozy atmosphere and nice green ambient while you enjoy our menu from different parts of the world..


January 31, 2015

Our home in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah!

We’re now opened in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah! A major gateway for travelers visiting Sabah and Borneo in this other side of Malaysia, this is our second backpackers home. And there’s more as we are now your adventures hub as well!

PODs The Backpackers Home
1-1-11, First Floor, Api-Api Centre, Jalan Centre Point,
88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Phone : +60 88 287 113, Fax : +60 88 287 115
Email : admin-kk@podsbackpacker.com

Book Now!

We’re located in the city centre only 20 minutes drive from the airports (KKIA & KKIA2):
By taxi: RM30 one way. Just tell the driver to go to Api-Api Centre. We’re located above Peugeot showroom next to 24-hour McDonald’s and opposite Centre Point shopping mall.
By bus: Airport bus at RM5 one way. Stop at Centre Point airport bus stand which is just within walking distance to us.

Attractions within walking distance:
1. KK Waterfront (restaurants, bars, massage)
2. Asia City (seafood restaurants)
3. Centre Point shopping mall
4. Filipino market (souvenirs)
5. Oceanus Waterfront Mall (coming soon)

PODs The Adventures Hub:
We also offer arrangement of tours and travels around Kota Kinabalu and Sabah comprising of Mt Kinabalu climbing package, water rafting, islands package, cultural village and more!

Bext Explored, Rest Assured! See you soon!

February 08, 2016 - February 09, 2016

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Chinese New Year is a month long celebration and the most important festivity in the Chinese calendar. The origin of Chinese New Year is itself centuries old and gains significance because of several myths and traditions. Houses are decorated with lanterns and red cloth and paper-cuts with themes of “good fortune” or “happiness”, “wealth”, and “longevity”.

It is also traditional for every family to thoroughly cleanse the house, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for good incoming luck. On the Eve of Chinese New Year, supper is a feast with families. Food will include such items as porks, ducks, chicken and sweet delicacies. The family will end the night with firecrackers.

Early the next morning, children will greet their parents by wishing them a healthy and happy new year, and receive money in red paper envelopes. The Chinese New Year tradition is to reconcile, forget all grudges and sincerely wish peace and happiness for everyone.

February 2016 is the Lunar New Year and the Chinese Year of the Monkey. The Monkey is part of a 12-year-cycle of animals that make up the Chinese zodiac. May this Year of the Monkey bring energy for high principles and prosperity.

January 06, 2015

Events or private functions

Contact us to reserve for your events or private functions:
Phone: +603 2276 0858
Email: cafe@podsbackpacker.com

April 01, 2016 - April 01, 2016

2-in-1 Birthday Party!

PODs The Backpackers Home and teaPODs cafe‬ are excited to invite you to our 2-in-1 ‪‎birthday party‬! It’s our 5th year ‪‎anniversary‬ for our ‪hostel‬ and 1st year anniversary for our ‪cafe‬. Come and join the ‪celebration‬ on 1st April 2016 from 6pm to 11pm.
1. Live cultural music & entertainment
2. Rooftop camping & bbq
3. Lucky draw to win FREE foods or drinks
4. Discounted hostel rates from RM28/night
5. No, this is not April fool!

June 28, 2014

Peas in a World Cup 2014!

We will be having an event for the final match of World Cup 2014 starting at 10pm, 13th July until 6am, 14th July. Come and join us to watch the grand final match at 4am, 14th July! But before that, we will be having rooftop bbq and will give you chance to show your skills in our kampong penalty kick competition. Prepare yourself for face painting and lucky draw to win some prizes. Support your team, bring their flag and wear their jersey. We are one! Ole Ola! See you soon!

June 19, 2014

World Cup 2014!

Don’t want to miss World Cup 2014 while travelling? Come and stay with us and get to watch all matches live from our spacious common area via ASTRO satellite TV!

January 30, 2014

Rest & Relax for RM15 only!

Have a short layover in KL? Need a place to re-charge yourself and your batteries? Come to PODs and enjoy a shower, wifi, and a wee rest for RM15 only. Price includes a towel, a coffee or tea, and 6 hours of access to our common area. Come see us for a break and make some friends!

August 30, 2013 - August 30, 2013

The 2nd Beginning & Raya Open Hostel Celebration

PODs has been under new management since July 1st 2013 and in the next several months, we are working further to improve our hostel most importantly for our guests. With that, we are throwing a celebration and we call it PODs The 2nd Beginning!

This is also in conjunction with the celebration of Eid Mubarak. To thank all of you for supporting us, we are very happy to invite you to our Raya open house or should we call it Raya Open Hostel? There will be lots of great foods and if you need a stay in KL, make sure you book with us cos if you’re lucky, we might just give you one night free stay!

And the theme is PODs light green or dark brown Malaysian traditional clothes so go on buy some new baju melayu, dhoti, cheongsam, samfu, saree, baju kurung etc to show off! Please confirm your attendance on our Facebook event page to help us ensure that we have enough foods for everyone.

On the 30th of August 2013, be the first 30 guests to check in and get one night FREE stay or enjoy our awesome discounted rate below:
Bunk PODs @ RM28/night
Single PODs @ RM38/night
Double PODs @ RM68/night

Terms & conditions apply.

See you soon! 🙂

August 01, 2013

We Did It… Again!

Thanks to all the support and great job from all our Peas, PODs has received a certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor for two consecutive years, 2012 and 2013.. Woot Woot..

July 10, 2013

Have a blessed Ramadan..!

Ramadan is a period of fasting, reflection, devotion, generosity and sacrifice observed by Muslims around the world. It is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar where from dawn to dust Muslims refrain themselves from consuming foods, drinks, smoking and engaging in sexual relations. The feeling of hunger and thirst will give them more feeling of sympathy towards those people in the world who have little or even nothing to eat. Fasting is obligatory for adult Muslims, except those who are ill, travelling, pregnant, diabetic or going through menstrual bleeding.

Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, improvement and increased devotion and worship. Throughout this holy month, Muslims are also encouraged to increase charity, generosity and goodwill towards others especially those who are in needs. It is a time to further improve self control by continuously practice good manners, good speech and good habits. This is also to strengthen the bonds and ties with family and friends. Ramadan is much more than just not eating and drinking.

PODs wishes all Muslims a blessed Ramadan!

Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramadan & http://islam.about.com/od/ramadan/f/ramadanintro.htm

July 07, 2013 - July 07, 2013

Contact Improvisation Fundamentals Workshop

ITS BACK !!!  Contact Improvisation Fundamentals Workshop, July 7th. Contact improvisation is notoriously hard to describe. At the basis of the practice are the physical contact between two or more partners, the relation to gravity, and to the momentum of moving bodies. It’s about letting go of excess tension, waking up the reflexes and sense of balance, and working with weight. It is a very subtle way of interacting and negotiating through touch and movement.

The Workshop aims to provide some basic contact improvisation vocabulary: how to share weight; follow a rolling point of contact; give all one’s weight to someone else; make yourself light; modulate your weight; lift someone up; get used to being upside down; offer a plateau; connect to one’s center; use momentum; extend into falling; have your landing gear ready…

Schedule: Sunday July 7th 2013 12:00 – 17:00
Fee: MYR 65 (includes MYR 15 registration fee) No one turned away due to lack of funds.

Venue: PODs, No 30 Jalan Thambipillay, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

To register: email danielmang@gmail.com, Facebook Event Page
website: http://www.danielmang.com 


April 12, 2012

Wesak Day 24th May

The significance of Wesak lies with the Buddha and his Universal peace message to Mankind. Wesak Day falls in the month of May and is considered to be the most important festival for Buddhists in Malaysia. This day is celebrated in order to observe the birth, enlightenment and death of Lord Gautama Buddha. Different countries celebrate Wesak Day on different days due to the difference in the local lunar observance.When translated Buddha literally means ‘one who is awake and has become enlightened’. This particular term is used to describe a person that has obtained supreme wisdom as well as the compassion of Enlightenment. The concept of Enlightenment for Buddhists can be described as a blessed stated in which the individual attains Nirvana (transcendence of desire and suffering).

On this particular day the Malaysian Buddhist devotees will begin the celebrations usually even before dawn where they will gather at the temples. The Buddhists will then hoist the Buddhist flag and sing hymns in praise of the holy triple gem namely; The Buddha, The Dharma (his teachings) and The Sangha (his disciples). Simple offerings are also brought to the temple such as flowers while prayers using candles and joss-sticks are used. A Wesak day procession is held every year starting from Buddhist Maha Vihara in Brickfields, just a 10min walk from PODs.


Check Out Our Three Awesome PODs

Mini PODs

Small private room with single mattress on built-in platform with shared bathroom

RM 58

Single PODs

Private room with single mattress on built-in platform with shared bathroom

RM 68

Double PODs

Private room with twin mattresses on built-in platform with shared bathroom

RM 78


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