Located near Chinatown amongst several other prominent hostels, Back Home stands alone in terms of comfort. The entire place truly has that “back home” feel combined with a fort-type vibe. The entire place is open are and features dual bridges on the second story which overlook to the common area below.
One of the first things you will notice as you approach the rooms is that the name of its occupants are written on the chalkboard-style door. Not only is it always nice to be greeting “home” but it also helps when you’ve had a few beers and forgotten your roommates’ names 😉
The Rooms…Utterly Amazing!
These photos do not do Back Home justice. The rooms are simply amazing! Not only are they huge but in keeping with the fort-like style of the hostel the beds are designed to have everything you need right at your fingertips. In addition to the obligatory reading lamp and electrical outlet each bed also features a small shelving system with sliding door. For anyone staying longer than a day or two this is a great way to get settled in and comfortable, with everything you need on a daily basis just an arm’s reach away.
Each room also features dual sinks, huge lockers, and more universal outlets than the guests could possibly need.
The dorms have both standard twin size beds and plush queen size beds as well — for an extra couple dollars a day. Trust me, it is worth it to upgrade! Although the queen beds are meant for traveling couples, they can also be rented by individuals who just want to roll around at night and really feel at home.
Like Any Good Hostel, They Also Have Private Rooms Available
Behind Every Great Hostel Is A Great Common Area And Kitchen
Back Home has both an air conditioned and computer-plentiful common room next to the front lobby as well as a self-service kitchen and open-air dining area. The owner of Back Home also owns LOKL, the coffee shop next door, and as such both places share a common open-air chill area.
Of Course The Stay At Back Home Are Also Amazing
It’s not just me that loves Back Home — a few of our other travel bloggin’ buddies have also called it their home away from home. Talk about a seal of approval! Be sure to check it out for yourself the next time you are in Kuala Lumpur!
What more convincing do you need? 😉