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No.24, Lorong Dewan, , 88801 Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia – Show map
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Grounds, Terrace, Sun Deck
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is needed).
Vending Machine (drinks), Vending Machine (snacks), Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Lockers, Daily Housekeeping
Non-smoking Rooms, Air Conditioning, Designated Smoking Area
From 12:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 3 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 69 reviews
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Located in Kota Kinabalu City, Borneo Gaya Lodge is about a 15-minute drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport.
Score from 106 reviews Good
Situated along Jalan Gaya, Sensi Backpackers Hostel offers homely accommodation just a 10-minute walk from Suria Sabah Shopping Centre. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the entire property.
Score from 251 reviews Very good
Located in 1Borneo Hypermall, Tune Hotel - 1Borneo Kota Kinabalu offers basic rooms with an attached bathroom. A 24-hour front desk and security system is available.
Score from 85 reviews Review score
Hii-5 Hotel is within a 5-minute walk of the Filipino Market and seafood options at Seri Selera Kampung Air. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout its premises.
Score from 191 reviews Review score
April 29, 2015
Probably it would be a good idea to put there an additional router or something like that. Because the Internet in my room was too slow even for an average Skype call.
I liked the location of the hostel, also its nice that all rooms are on the first floor and there is a café on the ground floor. All these small details make the hostel very cosy and give you "as if at home" feeling. The hotel staff was very helpful and attentive. Good job!;)
April 11, 2015
i had 3-bed dorm for myself as a single room, strong AC, good shower, location
March 9, 2015
Great place, really helpful and friendly staff, value for money. Great location. Cute bar underneath, great for meeting other travelers.
March 8, 2015
Helpful staff clean bedrooms clean bathrooms central location
December 28, 2014
The room headed to main street and therefore noisy
Good location, close to center
October 21, 2014
Good location, clean room, accommodating staff.. value for money. ^^
October 20, 2014
Friendly staff. Good location. Value for money.
October 17, 2014
the blanket is very thin, just like a sheet; the wall is thin too, can hear the rrom next door
excellent location, nice staff
September 28, 2014
dirty toilets and washrooms, thin blankets, thin walls, noisy at night
excellent location, nice staff
September 12, 2014
We had poor nights sleep here due to the noise from other guests. The walls are thin allowing noise through and one sitting area was outside our room, making it noisier. Some of the noise was down to guests who were using a hair dryer at 3:30am outside our room. Perhaps a sign for quiet between 10pm and 7am would be helpful.
Location was good, close to restaurants, shops and Sunday market. Staff helped book taxis for us.
July 2, 2014
A little bit noisy in the room near the street.
Stuffs there are really kind and helpful. The location is very nice, only one block from Gaya street. Getting to malls in less than 10 min.
May 6, 2014
Compared to other hostels this one really wasn't great. Our room was Tiny, just room for a bed and a bit of floor space and the window let out to the stairwell so we heard people traipsing up and down the stairs all night. The floor was not so clean and it is required to take off your shoes so your feet get quite dirty which isn't so nice after a shower. Breakfast, if I can call it that, was quite horrible. When I asked where breakfast would be I was literally pointed to a bag of limp white bread and a toaster! Needless to say we decided to pass and went elsewhere to eat. Unfortunately, I would not recommend this place, it has potential but the staff needs to be friendlier and a bit more effort needs to be spent on making it a worthwhile option. My suggestion- go to Masada Backpackers! It is just down the street and so much nicer for a comparable price.
The location was quite good, although KK is quite small so most of the places will be centrally located. Shower was nice with hot water. There was a communal computer to use.
April 6, 2014
Noise from the street
Hot water, nice staff
March 30, 2014
my room was ok but on the road side and traffic was extremely noisy! Also my pillow was so hard I couldn't use it.
the location was great - easy to walk to everywhere I wanted to go.
March 15, 2014
It was very laud. The "window" was to the hallway and it wad really not a tradicional window so it was very dark. Also the owner was not especially nice like was in other backpackers hostels. Breakfast is a joke :-)
March 13, 2014
Room was clean, shower facilities as well, it was cosy. There was a kitchen and a sitting area with books available. For one night transiting in KK was a perfect stay. They have a nice coffee place downstairs.
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