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Borneo Backpackers

Hostel | No.24 Lorong Dewan, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 88801

72.3% Overall Rating

20 out of 26 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (30/04/2013)

Takeshi Kihara thinks…

"Excellent location, central yet quiet. Was given a dorm to myself as a single room, with window. Air-con worked no probs. Rooftop balcony with a table. Adequately clean toilets/showers. Staff were…"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

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Centrally located clean and friendly.
"Many of our backpacker friends ended up in the wrong backpacker lodges on arrival as some lodges have almost similar name. For your info, our Borneo Backpackers lodge is located at 'Australia's Place' in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, next to a cafe called 'Kopitiam'. There are plenty of backpackers lodges nearby but our 3-storey building is the most notable in the vicinity with its distinctive green and brown theme colour". Read more

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About Borneo Backpackers

Borneo Backpackers is centrally located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu. We offer facilities such as clean bathroom, toilets, pantry area, internet facility, laundry, cozy lounge area, roof garden deck, 24 hours security, and a tour information counter. They return for the service from our friendly, helpful and knowledgeable local staff.

Rooms available include air-conditioned or fan Large Dormitory (10 Beds), Medium Dormitory (4 - 6 Beds) and Private Rooms.

Each room has small storage compartment for personal items and has a fan or is air-conditioned.

The ground floor of Borneo Backpackers has been converted into a local style post war coffee shop completed with antique furniture and traditional local foods, named "Borneo 1945 Museum Kopitiam".

On the walls inside and outside are displayed wartime photographs of Australians and British soldiers, local unsung heroes as well as replicas of war memorial plaques in Sabah.

Outside the building are also displayed on its wall two plaques put up by Sabah Tourism Board and the Australian Embassy in 1995 of the significance of this historical building.


-5 minutes walk to convenient store and Gaya Street Sunday Market.
-5 minutes walk to Sabah Tourism Board.
-5 minutes walk to Malaysia Tourism Board.
-10 minutes walk to shopping mall.
-10 minutes walk to Atkinson Clock Tower and long distance bus terminal.
-15 minutes walk to Ferry Terminal [Labuan/Brunei and Tunku Abdul Rahman Park (TAR)].
-30 minutes walk to Signal Hill Observatory view of Kota Kinabalu.