Excellent 8.7
Based on 26 reviews

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About Sensi Backpackers Hostel


Sensi Backpackers Hostel, located in Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, is a popular choice for travelers. Situated only 2 km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. 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. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, gift/souvenir shop, photocopying, printer, taxi service.

Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find linens, towels, non smoking rooms, air conditioning, desk. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Sensi Backpackers Hostel.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • taxi service
  • car park
  • car hire
  • shuttle service

Food & beverage

  • 24-hour room service
  • coffee shop
  • shared kitchen
  • halal restaurant


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • laundry service

Guest services

  • ticket service
  • express check-in/check-out
  • luggage storage
  • tours

On-site facilities

  • gift/souvenir shop
  • family room
  • shop(s)
  • smoking area
  • shared lounge/TV area

Health and security

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

Business & money services

  • photocopying
  • printer
  • meeting facilities
  • business center
  • ATM/cash machine on site

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Filipino
  • 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) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • 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-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance from City Center: 2 km
Distance to Airport: 6.4 km
Number of Rooms : 5
Reception Open Until: 12:00 AM
Time to Airport (Minutes): 11
Year Hotel Built: 2009
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Recent customer comments

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.7
  • Facilities 7.8
  • Location 9.6
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.5
  • Service 8.8
  • Value for Money 8.7
  • Food/Dining 7.8

Bella B.
July 18, 2016
Location, cleanliness and staff hospitality
the staff (Marina, Tita and Jessica) were all friendly and helpful. the place are walking distance to KK tourist spot. although it is an old building the shower and toilet room, hall and kitchen were always clean. with drinking water refill we only booked for 3 nights but we extended our stay for 2 more nights con: no installed power/electrical outlet and light to every bed i would definitely recommend the place. salamat!

Bala V.
June 17, 2016
Good Location, Clean, Helpful staff, No Breakfast
central location, walking distance to transport, ferry, bus terminal, airport bus. clean fecilities, good bed. Main negative is No Breakfast. They stopped it. Real inconvenience for guests. many eating places nearby.

June 08, 2016
nice service, worthy trying
The house keeper was warm-hearted, good location at the downtown.

Debby W.
June 01, 2016
It's just ok
The location was nice cause it's on Gaya Street.The whole hostel was a little old and small.Bathroom and toilet were good.

Pablo Z.
April 22, 2016
Good location, no breakfast inc.,
The location is great (from where the bus dropp you is just 5 min walking).There is no breakfast included but there is a kitchen with a fridge where you can get hot water, cups and silverware. The staff is nice and the shared bathroom is clean (and it is divided by male/female bathroom).Wifi works very well comparing to other places We have stayed.

Andy T.
February 29, 2016
Good large clean bathrooms, with towels and soap included. Spacey rooms. Lots of places for charging. Cold and hot water free. Coffee free. Nice staff. Close to the docks and on a good street with things to eat.

renggie M.
February 11, 2016
my holiday
clean, quiet and comfortable
very comfortable and felt very safe.

Daniel P.
United States
February 10, 2016
Stay here when coming to KK
Everything was great from the staff to the location to the chill atmosphere. It might be one of the easiest hostels to meet fellow travelers which is one of main reasons I stay in hostels in the first place so this was a huge plus!

Daniel P.
United States
February 10, 2016
Amazing staff, great location and a laid back atmosphere.
Best hostel in KK. Location is perfect, close to all the good food on Gaya street (Yee Fung Laksa is a must try). Good atmosphere to meet fellow travelers. Extremely nice and helpful staff. I ended up staying for 2 weeks due to my departing flight changes and I couldn't have asked for a better place to crash!

February 09, 2016
Things to be improved
I feel ok but one thing that disturb me is that the mattress is not really hygienic. I had been bitten bed bugs and i can't sleep well. So please Sensi make sure everything is hygiene because we are expecting the high quality of service eventhough it is only a hostel for backpackers. The others are fine. Tq.


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