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Reviews of Borneo Backpackers Kota Kinabalu Hostel

No. 24 Lorong Dewan, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Atmosphere 61%

Cleanliness 68%

Facilities 59%

Location 87%

Safety 71%

Staff 72%

Value 69%

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • BBQ
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

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Atmosphere 61%

Cleanliness 68%

Facilities 59%

Location 87%

Safety 71%

Staff 72%

Value 69%

Showing 1-10 of 14 reviews

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Mar 2017

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
41+

Liked: Welcoming and buzzy, live music Thursday night

Disliked: Close to main rd

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
41+

Liked: Staff were very helpful and friendly. The property was well maintained and the room was very clean and comfortable. Great location! Very close to city centre and also close to a main bus terminal.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Everything was very satisfactory. The staff were great.

Disliked: Breakfast was very basic tea and toast but still good.

Customer would recommend this property

49% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 60%
49% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Convenience, cheap

Disliked: Stayed 3 nights in Borneo Backpackers in 10 beds dome since other room types were full. . When I arrived the room, no one there, wondered if i would occupy the room by myself. The upper beds were not expected to let people live in because even no cover for mattress. The open area is small, and no communication among the guests,.dont know if this is typical in Sabah. Staff is not bad, but not really nice as well. The room, the beds, and shower/toilet fixtures are old. Oh ~~~ biggest problem is soooo noise from traffic, no sound proof at all! All to all, it is cheap, what to expect ?

26% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 20%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 20%
26% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: roof top utility

Disliked: no toaster

Customer would recommend this property

57% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
57% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: so so

Disliked: so so

Customer would recommend this property

40% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 40%
40% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Good location in australia place

Disliked: Unfriendly staffPoor breakfast - 2 slices of bread and tea/coffee, no toaster!Cockroaches in bathroom every nightNoisy bedrooms , rooms off communal area and noisy road. Communal area was tiny.

54% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 20%
54% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

Liked: Good location

Disliked: There is no TV room and the breakfast is limited to 2 small slices of white bread and 1 small cup of tea or coffee per person. There are no hooks in the bathroom to hang clothes etc. The paint is peeling and the place was full of small ants. The bar below closed at 12 and was crawling with cockroaches

66% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
04 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: good location and friendly staff

Disliked: very simple

Customer would recommend this property

71% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: 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 adequately helpful.

Disliked: No real atmosphere. If the dorm room I stayed in was filled as a dorm I can imagine it would feel a bit cramped. Also I found the tone of some of the signs a little bit overbearing, although this is a minor point it does affect the atmosphere. No real breakfast room; basically just a corridor-like space where you have to sit facing a wall to eat.

Customer would recommend this property

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