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    Nearest transport:
  • South Bus Terminal (1.6 Km / 20 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • sightseeing
  • restaurants
  • beaches
    Distance to airport:
  • Kota Kinabalu International Airport (5.3 Km)
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market (0.1 Km / 2 min walk)
  • Atkinson Clock Tower (0.1 Km / 2 min walk)
  • Gaya Shop Lot (0.1 Km / 2 min walk)
  • BB Café (0.1 Km / 2 min walk)

Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

Sensi Backpackers Hostel

Lot 103, Gaya Street, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 88300

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Features of Sensi Backpackers Hostel

Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • business center
  • car hire
  • coffee shop
  • express check-in/check-out
  • family room
  • laundry service
  • lockers
  • luggage storage
  • meeting facilities
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shared kitchen
  • shared lounge/TV area
  • shops
  • shuttle service
  • smoking area
  • tours


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Filipino
  • Malay

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Hostel description
Nestled in the heart of Central Business District, Sensi Backpackers Hostel is an ideal spot from wh...see more Nestled in the heart of Central Business District, Sensi Backpackers Hostel is an ideal spot from which to discover Kota Kinabalu. Only 2 km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

At Sensi Backpackers Hostel, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. Top features of the hotel include free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage.

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Sensi Backpackers Hostel the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Kota Kinabalu.
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renggie M. Solo travelers
Malaysia, February 11, 2016
my holiday

clean, quiet and comfortable
very comfortable and felt very safe.
Trang T. Solo travelers
Vietnam, February 02, 2016
Very nice hostel

Location, staff, good price
I do like this hostel. Good location for you to travel everywhere: pier, bus stop (to go to airport), night market, shopping mall... The staff is very friendly and helpful
Chalamphol T. Couples
Thailand, January 18, 2016
Nice location

Location, cleanliness & staff hospitality
The location is in the city center. It is easy to walking around the city from here. There are many shops and restaurants nearby. The toilet is clean & comfort.
Karlheinz D. Solo travelers
Germany, January 03, 2016
ideal for backpackers

location, cleanliness, professional staff
easy stay in clean place, well worth the price.
NA S. Solo travelers
South Korea, December 09, 2015
good location and good service

reasonable price, good location, clean facility
My mother like very mach this hostle. Because of comfortable facilities we are very satisfied with my choice. It's little bit difficult to move big bag because of no elevater. Next time I want to stay here.
Joanna M. Groups
Malaysia, November 23, 2015
A little old town charm..

Clean toilet, comfortable rooms, cosy dining area
Anja S. Solo travelers
Germany, September 22, 2015
In the center of KK

Clean - friendly staff - close to shopping malls
The women who run the hostel are friendly and helpful. The bathroom/kitchen/common room was clean. The dorm was small but the beds were spaceous. One step from the entry is a big shopping mall with cinemas if you like these kind of things...
zarina T. Solo travelers
United States of America, August 16, 2015
Great family hostel

Staff, cleanliness,
The staff treats you like you are family and takes care of you . The hostel is very well kept and constantly cleaned. One of the best hostels I been too.
Milan R. Couples
Hungary, October 28, 2014
Nice backpackers place with great location

Staff, atmosphere, location
We had a good time in Sensi Backpackers Hostel, it is a basic accommodation with good location and nice staff.
TAN Y. Groups
Malaysia, February 24, 2014
A nice place for short stay but beware of bed bugs

Friendly staff, strategic location, and easy access to local food
The hostel is well-located next to the Sunday Market (Gaya Street) and many restaurants are found within walking distance whereby you can easy access to local food. The hostel was well-equipped with refrigerator, fan, desk, tv, hair dryer, water heater, lockers and air conditioning. The bathrooms and toilets are separated into male and female, with place for us to hang and dry our clothes. Overall, the hostel cleanliness is very satisfying. Me and my friends was staying in a 6 bed dormitory room for 1 night. It was a short stay for us to catch our flight in the next morning. There are few sockets in our room which convenience for us to charge our electronics device. the breakfast is ok for me as The only big problem I got is with the bed bugs, caused me to lost my sleep for whole night. I was later found out during a talk with a traveler from Korea whereby the same problem happened on him in the other room.

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