Top Rated Hostels in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
234 out of 238 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend The Lavender Lodge
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Location (in KKTown), convenience (recognised by taxi service at RM30 or very near bus shuttle drop off point - if travelling alone - at RM5), cleanliness (SUPERB!), extra mile service (free baggage storage while we are away climbing Mount KK for 1 night - at your own risk. But their guests have been honest so i can say it's quite safe), free flow toast & coffee/tea, ladies-only or men-only bunks.
The staff were helpful and they give you a discount card for the boat trips to the islands, which was cool. The hostel is about 15 minutes walk away from the jetty and even closer to the night market. Good location, good hostel.
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59 out of 61 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend masada backpacker
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|Location -||84%||Cleanliness -||94%||Value -||92%|
Very clean, the staff are extremely friendly and helpful! They can give you small discounts for certain things such as boats out to the islands. The rooms are great, nice and clean with comfy beds.
Clean and tidy. Toilet/shower rooms are clean & enough. Staff are helpful and nice. Free food (e.g. bread, biscuits, fruit) and coffee & milo available whole day. Air-conditioned. Comfortable. Bed is nice. Room/bed tidy-up service available. Free WiFi. Economic.
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10 out of 12 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Tempurung Seaside Lodge
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|Location -||86%||Cleanliness -||88%||Value -||75%|
After a busy couple of weeks climbing Mount Kinabula and visiting the rain forest this is the perfect place to come and relax, chill out and do absolutely nothing. The 1.5 hour transfer is worth it - you completely get away from the hustle from KK and the sea breeze is nice and refreshing. The beach is absolutely beautiful and lovely and quiet and all the rooms have a great sea view. The staff are incredibly friendly and the food was delicious!
peaceful, quite place to escape from the world, hidden paradise, friendly stuff, awesome meals, especially the vegetarian ones
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57 out of 63 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend North Borneo Cabin
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|Location -||91%||Cleanliness -||81%||Value -||87%|
Staff was very very nice and helpful. The girl at the reception called a lot of tour operators when a made a last minute decision to want to climb mount kinabalu so I got the best deal. Breakfast and fast wifi included.
I would like to share simple lines to people who are planning for their vacation to Malaysia to hang up your travel stay in North Borneo Cavin. Staffs were so approachable and fun to talk with. It seemed like your just roaming around in a space not like no other than a home. Thanks for the great service and hello to my Pinay and Malayans friends working in the aforementioned Hostel...Hi to Nanay an old nice Malayan woman for taking pictures.....Go their folks!
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19 out of 23 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Step~in Lodge Sdn Bhd
|Atmosphere -||74%||Staff -||80%||Facilities -||75%||Safety -||84%|
|Location -||86%||Cleanliness -||83%||Value -||77%|
They have big bathroom and washroom, Provide nice coffee and unlimited hot and cold drinking water.
Proximity to everything, light breakfast included, this helps if have early morning tour etc. We went to Tawau stayed in 4* and received bad service, rip off food prices and depressing atmosphere! I wish I could take Step in Lodge every where l go. It has an open air feel with comfortable couches to rest on and chat with other travellers. The staff couldn't be more helpful. It's the only place l would stay in KK! We actually came back and stayed 4 nights more.
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138 out of 163 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Akinabalu Youth Hostel
|Atmosphere -||76%||Staff -||76%||Facilities -||78%||Safety -||82%|
|Location -||86%||Cleanliness -||79%||Value -||80%|
Really nice social area with TV and DVDs. Loads of places to sit and it was very full the night I stayed. Good for solo travellers.
3 min walk from main bus area. Very central to shops, travel agents etc. Staff very friendly and helpful.
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13 out of 17 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend X-Plorer Backpackers
|Atmosphere -||72%||Staff -||83%||Facilities -||68%||Safety -||84%|
|Location -||94%||Cleanliness -||71%||Value -||83%|
Liked the over-looking balcony on the second level into the carpark and the late night live performances , bar and band nearby . Central local in Kinabalu for tourist .
Good economy choice in the heart of the tourist section. Nice rooms in terms of decor though they could use a place to put your clothes and such. Outdoor seating area. Lots of food choices, bars, banks etc nearby. They do a good job setting you up on tours.
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29 out of 34 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend D'villa Rina Ria Lodge
|Atmosphere -||79%||Staff -||81%||Facilities -||74%||Safety -||76%|
|Location -||92%||Cleanliness -||70%||Value -||79%|
Clean, comfortable, great location close to national park, awesome views from balcony, friendly and staff. great atmosphere, good restaurant.
Nice jungle location. The views were great. The hammocks were comfortable. The longhouse dorm was really beautiful and the bunks were spaced well apart.
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13 out of 19 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Rainforest Lodge
|Atmosphere -||71%||Staff -||83%||Facilities -||75%||Safety -||81%|
|Location -||92%||Cleanliness -||65%||Value -||77%|
Good location in town. If you're in Borneo to party, and not experience the wonders, then this is a great place.
You couldn't want a better spot. In the middle of everything that you could ever need for a fun & interesting time in Kota Kinabalu. I have stayed in a few places in KK & you can't beat it for the location. The staff are friendly & very helpful. Due to the awesome location it can be a little noisy around the Rainforest Lodge so bear that in mind, me I thought it was the ultimate :)
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9 out of 10 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Hotel Holiday
|Atmosphere -||60%||Staff -||90%||Facilities -||66%||Safety -||78%|
|Location -||88%||Cleanliness -||76%||Value -||80%|
It's onveniently located, and cheap for what it offered.It was pretty clean too. Although our flush had a little problem...
Centrally located, very friendly and helpful staff, walking distance to water front, market, ferry pier to islands, and other close by attractions in KK.
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