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BackHome Kuala Lumpur Hostel

30 Jalan Tun H S Lee, Kuala Lumpur 50000 Malaysia
Update from hotel: This property is temporarily closed until 30/04/2022.Read more
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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.


#2 of 929 Speciality lodging in Kuala Lumpur
Travellers' Choice
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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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Malay


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Grade: 100 out of 100
133Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
41Attractionswithin 0.5 km
1193Reviews8Q+A100Room tips
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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
2 Helpful votes
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
2 Helpful votes
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
Sleep Quality
2 Helpful votes
Pravin wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution3 helpful votes
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
2 Helpful votes
cycleSteve wrote a review Jun 2020
Marrakech, Morocco338 contributions150 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
Room Tip: Well priced for both the dorm and private rooms.
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2 Helpful votes
USD 11 - USD 35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 FS Nasi Kandar Corner.
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).