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About Akinabalu Youth Hostel


Offering spacious and clean rooms with excellent amenities, Akinabalu Youth Hostel is a great place of stay when visiting Borneo. During your stay, visit Gaya Street, where can you walk around the weekly bazaar and enjoy shopping, you are also within access to all the other parts of the city. The friendly staff and great services at Akinabalu Youth Hostel will definitely make your stay a great one.
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  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car hire
  • bicycle rental

Food & beverage

  • shared kitchen

Cleaning services

  • laundry service

Guest services

  • luggage storage
  • tours

On-site facilities

  • family room
  • smoking area
  • shared lounge/TV area

Health and security

  • 24-hour front desk
  • safety deposit boxes
  • lockers

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Malay
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Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-11 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 11 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance from City Center: 0km
Distance to Airport: 6.4km
Number of Floors: 3
Number of Rooms : 12
Time to Airport (Minutes): 15
Year Hotel Built: 2005
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2014
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Agoda Verified Reviews

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Very good

  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 7.5
  • Facilities 7.5
  • Location 8.9
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.2
  • Service 7.7
  • Value for Money 8.1
  • Food/Dining 5.9

June 22, 2016
Old rooms
Stayed 1 nite in a double bed room with fan. Had noisy neighbours who were banging doors when closing. Doors have squeaky sounds when open n closing. Room was too old and the bed was making noise if you are turning or rolling in ur bed. Shoplots, restaurants, banks are within walking distance. Very easy to reach from airport as the airport bus station is located just across the road at Padang Merdeka. Staff were very friendly. Wifi is only at lobby area and does not reach your room most of the time. They have PC with internet though for in house guests to use. Have to leave your shoe at the reception so have to be bare legged when you go bathroom/toilet. Good location and cheap accommodation for 1 nite.

10 Yanheng L.
June 20, 2016
Way better than I expected
In a walking distance from Kinabalu park office. Staffs are so nice and sweet. They been helpful all the time. In our room we have the best view of mount Kinabalu. In general, this is a place I would love to stay again when I travel to Ranau.

9.6 Elizabeth B.
June 13, 2016
Pleasant stay!
We stayed for three nights at the Akinabalu YH and then again for another two nights after going to the Kinabalu NP. It is a nice place to stay in a good area of town. The staff are very helpful. The breakfast is basic of white bread, butter, jam, tea & coffee.

6.8 LIM Y.
May 20, 2016
Good location
Exactly in Gaya Street but can get better backpackers dorm around this area

8.8 Laura J.
United States
May 13, 2016
Nice backpacker spot
We really liked this place on our two stopovers in KK. The Queen room with a/c is great value. The hostel is in a great location within walking distance of the night market. Staff are friendly and the common area is a cool place to hang out. The shared bathrooms are clean. Liked the anti-shark fin campaign information. Nice to know that some locals are against shark finning. Breakfast is poor: white toast and instant coffee. Top up with a smoothie from the juice bar across the street.

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May 13, 2016

8 supriyati S.
May 09, 2016
Good hostel
Get hostel's fasilities as i pay. The staff is so frendly. The hostel is clean & strategic location.

8.8 Romina F.
April 26, 2016
Really nice & clean hostel. Free flow water, coffee and tea. Good wifi & location just the breakfast could be a bit better!

6.8 simerjeet S.
April 12, 2016
It's alright
the location is good, the staffs are friendly, overall, its a satisfactory place to be.