New Hostel - PODs The Backpackers Home in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

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Hi, have just opened a new Hostel in Brickfields Kuala Lumpur. We are 2 months old, and have hand painted our walls and common room floor. We are walking distance from major transport systems in Kuala Lumpur.

This hostel was openned out of a passion to meet people, share stories and travel, and all the staff have a art and theratre background. So far it has been an awesome experiance. But we still have loads to learn....

Do visit our site or message me. Would love to share ideas...

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Jules
http://podsbackpacker.com

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Re: New Hostel - PODs The Backpackers Home in Kuala Lumpur Malay

Congratulations on your new hostel! Smile

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Re: New Hostel - PODs The Backpackers Home in Kuala Lumpur Malay

Congrats Jules! I just looked on your website, your hostel looks very nice and crisp. And the funky shower is very cute.

Coincidentally, we also wanted to do some concrete flooring (we have a hostel in NYC) in one of our rooms, and from looking at your pics it looks like you have concrete flooring in at least some of the rooms. Wondering if you painted the concrete or acid stained it (or treated it with any varnish/sealer to make it easier for mopping)? I'm still not sure how we will treat ours.

good luck,
alina

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Re: New Hostel - PODs The Backpackers Home in Kuala Lumpur Malay

Hi Alina,

We actually have concrete floorings in all of our rooms. Although i do know polishing it makes it look classy, we decided to leave it as it is as it gives the place it's own personality. We didn't do any treatment either. With time, cleaning and traffic the floor has actually become smoother and has a little bit of a shine. Smile

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Jules

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Re: New Hostel - PODs The Backpackers Home in Kuala Lumpur Malay

Congratulations Jules. Fantastic website by the way.

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Re: New Hostel - PODs The Backpackers Home in Kuala Lumpur Malay

Thx Jules,
I think u used a smoother concrete than what we have in our back shed (ours is more rough, similar to the asphalt on NYC streets). If we mop it, it soaks the water right up (it's very porous). But yours looks gorgeous (and with slightly diff shades, from usage/wear)! Seriously, great website and pics. Just wondering, r u able to mop it easily? I"m guessing since yours is less porous (and has become smoother) that it's easier to mop than ours. Good luck w/ all, and may the road be joyous and adventurous Smile

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Re: New Hostel - PODs The Backpackers Home in Kuala Lumpur Malay

Hi Alina,

Ours is pretty easy to mop. Yes a little porous and rough in certain areas. But it's manageable. First few weeks of mopping was tough, but it gets better, so if you decide to keep it un polished, just need to hang in there for a bit. Good luck with your endeavours too...

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