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    Nearest transport:
  • South Bus Terminal (1.5 Km / 18 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • sightseeing
  • restaurants
  • beaches
    Distance to airport:
  • Kota Kinabalu International Airport (5.2 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Cheap", "Friendly and helpful staff", "Nice location"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market (0.0 Km)
  • BB Café (0.0 Km)
  • Atkinson Clock Tower (0.1 Km / 2 min walk)
  • Net Access (0.1 Km / 2 min walk)

Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

X-plorer Backpackers

1st Floor, 106/108, Jalan Gaya, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 88000 (Show on map)

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"Staff are friendly and give us best price for those travel..."

Evone, Malaysia July 08, 2015

Features of X-plorer Backpackers

Hotel Facilities

  • airport transfer
  • dry cleaning
  • family room
  • laundry service
  • lockers
  • luggage storage
  • restaurant
  • shops
  • tours


  • Wi-Fi in public areas

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Hostel Description
Well-positioned in Central Business District, X-plorer Backpackers is the ideal point of departure f...see more Well-positioned in Central Business District, X-plorer Backpackers is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Kota Kinabalu. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city's numerous attractions such as Gaya Street Sunday Market, Atkinson Clock Tower, Dataran Desoka.

The facilities and services provided by X-plorer Backpackers ensure a pleasant stay for guests. The hotel provides luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, airport transfer, family room, restaurant to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.

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. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at X-plorer Backpackers.
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Annabelle D. Couples
United Kingdom, July 26, 2015
Poor condition, not great

Location only
The room was very old and had no window. It is definitely not worth paying extra to have an en-suite. The room was too expensive for what you get. The staff were helpful but didn't have much information on tours so we had to arrange them on our own. Wouldn't recommend it.
kris T. Groups
Indonesia, July 24, 2015
Good for backpackers

Location, price, staff
Great place for backpackers, the staff will answer your question and give another recommendation.. so helpful
Evone S. Groups
Malaysia, July 09, 2015
Staff are very nice

Staff are friendly and give us best price for those travel package
Confortable room, staff are friendly... Location is nice...
Ahmad G. Couples
Malaysia, May 06, 2015
They need to clean up

location, receptionist is available at all time, helpful
i cant stay there. Only few hours to rest until morning. The room odor was too bad. I think they never change or wash the bedsheet. Stain everywhere.
Maddy B. Solo travelers
Australia, February 16, 2015
Average hostel with great location

Location, aircon, free water
This place is a basic budget hotel. It's good if you just want to sleep here and have plans throughout each day. Bad things: Not really a nice place to hang out, as the 'common area' sits on a balcony over looking a carpark and is based around a television which is always turned on and switched to a Malaysian channel (fair enough). It is almost always full of middle-aged men who are smoking. The wifi is iffy at times but that may be a city-wide issue. The shower is cold and the water pressure is a dribble. Loud music from nearby plaza and constant SLAMMING of doors can be heard every night. The good things are: Kitchen has free drinking water (hot and cold) and basic food prep utensils - glasses, bowls, toaster, fridge space, mini oven etc). Good location. Strong air-con in room. Toast and coffee offered. Pretty good wifi in some spots. Staff are helpful - suggested cheap place to get laundry done (Gaya Laundry)
Aaron L. Solo travelers
Malaysia, January 01, 2015
Great location and good service!

Location. Helpful and friendly staff. Clean and tidy room.
The staff is very friendly and helpful, found it easy to get around the city with their advice on where to go. Location is conveniently in the city and walking distance to food restaurants. All this in a beautifully retrofitted heritage shophouse. Definitely staying here again.👍👍
Ming N. Groups
Singapore, November 02, 2014

Convienient near to attraction, shopping and leisure
Short and convieient
Ao Y. Groups
China, August 26, 2014
Great Bargin

Location, Balcony, Friendly Staff
Very pleasant.
choy H. Groups
Malaysia, July 03, 2014
having a relaxing moment after busy for sometimes.

cheap, clean, relax
Sandra E. Solo travelers
United States of America, June 17, 2014
Very budget backpacker

Clean, helpful staff
Ok, room is very tiny, bed was on floor, bathrooms tiny and no space between toilet and shower. No toilet paper, staff very nice and helpful. However loads of very loud travelers up all night singing and banging doors

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