This is BackHome

We’re a boutique backpackers’ hostel in the heart of old KL, surrounded by charming colonial-era shophouses and located in the city centre’s Heritage District.

About Kindness Of Strangers

Kindness of Strangers is a hospitality company built around the notion of offering kindness to people we don’t know, especially if they’re miles away from home. We believe that kindness is a language that can be universally shared.


We also believe that luxury should not be measured by expensive fittings, linen thread count, or a hotel’s star rating. Instead, it should be measured by time you have; how much kindness you receive; and the experiences you gain along the way.


In 2009, we dipped out toes in the world of hospitality by refurbishing a row of crumbling pre-war high-street shops into a modern, light-filled backpackers hostel, BackHome Hostel. We then cooked up LOKL Coffee, a brunch destination for the travellers exploring our historic neighbourhood. In 2019, we established KLoé, a boutique hotel dedicated to KL’s creative community.


Our ventures all share a few things in common:

We occupy buildings with character. 
We are sensitive to our environment and heritage.
We celebrate our city’s culture and creative community.
We do our best to uplift our neighbours.