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Top Rated Hostels in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Masada Backpacker 94%

1. Masada Backpacker

Hostel
1st Floor, No.9, Jalan Masjid Lama, Mosque Valley

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 95%

Location 88%

Safety 96%

Staff 98%

Value 95%

74 out of 78 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Masada Backpacker

31 Jan 2016 94%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Age Range: 41+

Location was great.

would recommend this property

16 Oct 2015 83%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Clean, good location, nice breakfast

would recommend this property

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Lavender Lodge Kota Kinabalu 90%

2. Lavender Lodge Kota Kinabalu

Hostel
no.6 Jalan Laiman Diki, Kg. Air

Atmosphere 82%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 81%

Location 97%

Safety 93%

Staff 91%

Value 90%

112 out of 115 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Lavender Lodge Kota Kinabalu

16 Dec 2015 74%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Family Holiday

Cleanliness. Decent Internet connection. Responsiveness of staff to emails.

would recommend this property

09 Nov 2015 89%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing City break Family Holiday Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

good

would recommend this property

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Victoria Hotel & Hostel 90%

3. Victoria Hotel & Hostel

Hostel
No. 17, Jalan Sentosa, Kampung Air

Atmosphere 65%

Cleanliness 95%

Facilities 80%

Location 100%

Safety 90%

Staff 100%

Value 95%

4 out of 4 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Victoria Hotel & Hostel

06 Jul 2015 86%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

The staff were amazing, room comfortable and clean and location spot on! Free wifi and aircon in the dorm room was also a bonus! I stayed here twice for 2 nights at the start and end of my trip on Borneo. Highly reccommend

would recommend this property

07 Mar 2015 91%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

The staff was really helpful, Daniel who helped us book a trip to kinanbatangan which ended up being the best trip.

would recommend this property

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Jesselton Cabin 84%

4. Jesselton Cabin

Hostel
1st & 2nd Floor, No. 74 Jalan Gaya

Atmosphere 71%

Cleanliness 78%

Facilities 76%

Location 98%

Safety 89%

Staff 82%

Value 96%

10 out of 11 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Jesselton Cabin

08 Jul 2016 80%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year
Age Range: 31-40

Staff helpful

27 May 2016 83%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Age Range: 41+

Location was superb. Felt at home here

would recommend this property

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Akinabalu Youth Hostel 81%

5. Akinabalu Youth Hostel

Hostel
1st Floor, No. 133 Jalan Gaya,

Atmosphere 78%

Cleanliness 79%

Facilities 79%

Location 87%

Safety 82%

Staff 79%

Value 83%

46 out of 56 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Akinabalu Youth Hostel

29 Jan 2015 91%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

Nice space and atmosphere to relax in and to meet others. clean toilets and showers. great location for everything.

would recommend this property

28 Jan 2015 60%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

The large common area, since it is a great escape from the rooms. Close to Jesselton Point for ferries and many restaurants are nearby. Banking and laundry service are also quite nearby.

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D'Villa Rina Ria Lodge 79%

6. D'Villa Rina Ria Lodge

Hostel
Kinabalu Park, Sabah

Atmosphere 79%

Cleanliness 70%

Facilities 74%

Location 92%

Safety 77%

Staff 82%

Value 79%

29 out of 34 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend D'Villa Rina Ria Lodge

02 Jul 2014 69%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture

The sheets were clean, blankets warm and the breakfast was tasty.

01 Jan 2014 37%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Only the location

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Borneo Gaya Lodge 76%

7. Borneo Gaya Lodge

Hostel
1st Floor, No 78, Jalan Gaya, P.O.BOX 10131, Sabah,

Atmosphere 68%

Cleanliness 68%

Facilities 68%

Location 84%

Safety 80%

Staff 84%

Value 80%

4 out of 5 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Borneo Gaya Lodge

09 Sep 2015 57%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture

Location

would recommend this property

22 Jun 2015 97%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

Clean, safe simple accommodation for backpackers. Friendly and helpful staff. Excellent location on Gaya Street. An old lady seems to live here which is unusual for a hostel! Staff very helpful with booking taxis and tours. Great Chinese pork cafe just outside.

would recommend this property

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Stay-In Lodge 72%

8. Stay-In Lodge

Hostel
1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Floor, Lot 121, Jalan Gaya

Atmosphere 51%

Cleanliness 59%

Facilities 62%

Location 95%

Safety 78%

Staff 79%

Value 81%

15 out of 20 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Stay-In Lodge

04 Feb 2015 80%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

Sehr freundlicher Besitzer und auch das Personal ist immer hilfsbereit und freundlich

would recommend this property

02 Feb 2015 86%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

位置很好,离机场BUS很近,周围吃也很方便,性价比很高

would recommend this property

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Borneo Adventure Center 71%

9. Borneo Adventure Center

Hostel
P.O.Box 10453, 88805 Kota Kinabalu. Sabah. Malaysi, No 1, Tingkat Satu,Kampung Air Satu,Jalan Haji Yaa

Atmosphere 65%

Cleanliness 71%

Facilities 55%

Location 85%

Safety 75%

Staff 73%

Value 75%

6 out of 13 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Borneo Adventure Center

19 Dec 2013 80%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Shopping Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Near to all tourist attractions.. The location is very convenient..

would recommend this property

17 Dec 2013 77%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture

Good location, clean rooms, friendly staff.

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Seasons Street Lodge 73%

10. Seasons Street Lodge

Hostel
Lot 123, Gaya Street

Atmosphere 60%

Cleanliness 60%

Facilities 60%

Location 100%

Safety 60%

Staff 87%

Value 67%

2 out of 3 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Seasons Street Lodge

26 Jun 2015 43%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

Good location. Staff upgraded my room when I politely complained about the cleanliness in the hostel.

24 May 2015 77%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Location

would recommend this property

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