Akinabalu Youth Hostel

Akinabalu Youth Hostel

1st, 2nd, 3rd 4th Floor, Lot 133, Jalan Gaya, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000
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    Guest reviews

    8.0
    Excellent
    /10
    (557 reviews)See what guests said
    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Such a nice place , living like at home ,"

    guohui

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    December 29, 2018

    8.4
    Excellent value for money
    Recommended by 96% of guests

    Property highlights

    • Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Safety deposit boxes

    Exceptional
    Location
    9.0
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    Exceptional location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
    Nearby
    Popular
  • Dataran Desoka50 m
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market100 m
  • Atkinson Clock Tower110 m
  • General Post Office220 m
  • Sabah Court House250 m
  • City Park270 m
  • Gaya Shop Lot310 m
  • KK Plaza330 m
  • Kota Kinabalu City Mosque350 m
  • Sword Fish Monument390 m
  • Value for money8.4
    Distance to city center0km
    Location rating9.0
    Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
    Distance to airport5.2 km
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    Dormitory Fan
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 King Family Suite with Bunk Beds
    1 King Family Suite with Bunk Beds
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed ...
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    Double Bed Fan
    Double Bed Fan
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Dormitory
    Dormitory
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Double Air Conditioning
    Double Air Conditioning
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Family Room - 3 Pax
    Family Room - 3 Pax
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed
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    Female Dormitory with 4-Bed Non-Smoking
    Female Dormitory with 4-Bed Non-Smoking
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 bunk beds
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    Shared Female Room with Bunkbeds
    Shared Female Room with Bunkbeds
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      Female Dorm (air con)
      Female Dorm (air con)
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        Family room for 4 (air con)
        Family room for 4 (air con)
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          What people love about the property

          • 10.0
            Exceptional

            "Spacious and clean room with excellent amenities."

            Leow

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            September 28, 2017

          • 10.0
            Exceptional

            "Nice and clean , good location"

            loo

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            March 24, 2018

          • 10.0
            Exceptional

            "Good location , clean and comfortable, nice staff"

            loo

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            March 24, 2018

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          8.8
          Excellent

          "Room was nice and staff was friendly."

          ming

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          December 29, 2016

          An overview

          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.

          What they offer

          10.0
          Exceptional

          "A pleasant stay with friendly staff."

          FLORA

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          December 13, 2018

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          Announcements

          From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements, hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent residents of Malaysia will be levied a tourism tax of RM 10.00 per room per night stay. Please note these changes in tax structure will result in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during check out.

          Real reviews from real guests

          Agoda Reviews (557)Booking.com Reviews (237)
          8.0
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          Cleanliness8.0
          Facilities8.1
          Location9.0
          Room comfort and quality7.2
          Service8.2
          Value for money8.4
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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Moritz from Philippines
          Couple
          Double Bed Fan
          Stayed 3 nights in January 2019
          THE Chillout Place in Manila! ”
          The Hostel has everything you need! Affordable dorm and private rooms, the place is very clean and safe. It has a very nice community room, where u can relax the whole day - very good wifi and free tea and coffee. The breakfast is Toast, peanut butter, jam, eggs, cake, noodles, fruits - very nice!
          Reviewed February 07, 2019
          8.4
          Excellent
          Teng from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          Female Dormitory with 4-Bed Non-Smoking
          Stayed 3 nights in December 2018
          The room is too dark and small”
          This is the 5th backpacker hostel I have stayed in Kota Kinabalu. I felt I was staying in a jail, no natural sunray at all in the bedroom even though it was a sunny day (no window facing outside), the room was small and really dark even with the light on, the wall that painted with a dark color makes it worse.......for the first time I felt stress, hard to breathe and can't get into sleep while traveling. The only good thing was the hostel has a big lobby for guest to rest, unlimited drinks(coffee, tea) and I enjoy the fresh papaya fruits they serve as breakfast (others: sausages, cakes, boiled eggs, bread, mayonnaise, jam,manggi noodle). If you are looking for a long stay hostel and a place that you can rest in the bedroom especially in the afternoon, this is not a good choice for you.....
          Reviewed December 07, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Sage from United States
          Solo traveler
          Dormitory Fan
          Stayed 1 night in November 2018
          One of the best!”
          This is a great hostel! There is a wonderful social/chill area that stays cool except during the very hottest part of the day. Breakfast is great with fresh fruit and homemade cake. My first night I stayed in an AC dorm. It was a little dark and small but very clean. Following nights I slept in the fan dorm. This is a great dorm room! It has a wall of windows, three big fans, and plenty of space. Even though there are 10 beds it doesn't feel cramped at all. And it stays cool all day long with a great cross breeze. The facilities themselves are always clean. Hint: go down one floor for better showers. The only negative was that they should have more electricity outlets, there are not enough for the number of beds. What really makes this place special is the staff. All of the ladies were super helpful and kind. Stay here!
          Reviewed November 23, 2018
          4.4
          Noreen from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          Dormitory Fan
          Stayed 1 night in December 2018
          Acceptable”
          was ok, but run down and from the 3 members of staff i met only one was really nice and helpful and a joy to talk to, the others seemed angry. breakfast was ok. the room were ok a bit run down.
          Reviewed February 28, 2019
          8.0
          Excellent
          RUBY from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          Female Dormitory with 4-Bed Non-Smoking
          Stayed 1 night in October 2018
          Value for money!”
          Value for money!
          Reviewed February 17, 2019
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Fizzy from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          Dormitory Fan
          Stayed 1 night in October 2018
          Perfect place to relax and plan your next trip. ”
          I was here just to meet up my fellow who at that moment stayed in this hostel. I don't expect much. Staff was friendly and helpful. Hostel was consistently clean every time. Absolutely great experience to chill with my fellow. Breakfast was really nice with quite a lot of option. The common area pretty spacious to hang out with other travelers. Though, the atmosphere pretty comfortable and relaxing, not that social party hostel which is excellent to plan your next trip ahead sitting down have some writing.
          Reviewed October 09, 2018
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Murat
          Solo traveler
          Dormitory Fan
          Stayed 4 nights in January 2019
          Exceptional”
          Clean and great value place to stay. Staff are friendly and breakfast was good.
          Reviewed February 01, 2019
          10.0
          Exceptional
          FLORA from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          Female Dormitory with 4-Bed Non-Smoking
          Stayed 1 night in January 2019
          Nothing to say”
          Everything is good.. Pleasant stay...
          Reviewed January 20, 2019
          10.0
          Exceptional
          guohui from China
          Business traveler
          Dormitory Fan
          Stayed 5 nights in December 2018
          welcome to akinabalu hostel”
          such a nice place , living like at home ,
          Reviewed December 29, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          FLORA from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          Female Dormitory with 4-Bed Non-Smoking
          Stayed 1 night in December 2018
          Good”
          A pleasant stay with friendly staff.
          Reviewed December 13, 2018
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Andrew from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          Dormitory Fan
          Stayed 1 night in January 2018
          Great Location, 24 Hour Access, Friendly Staff”
          I don't stay in hostels much, but if you go in knowing you share a room with bunk beds, there is no AC, and it's a shared bathroom, then what's left is cleanliness, staff, and location. All these are met and exceeded for the given price and well worth the money. Thanks Akinabalu Hostel!
          Reviewed February 01, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Louise from Malaysia
          Couple
          Double Air Conditioning
          Stayed 1 night in January 2018
          Great hostel, the best I've tried in KK”
          Best hotel out of 5 I've tried. Clean showers and toilets stocked with paper and soap. Clean, comfortable room, great location, big comfortable communal area. Helpful, friendly staff and good breakfast. Just wish the dorm was cheaper for when I travel alone!
          Reviewed January 08, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Louise from Malaysia
          Couple
          Double Air Conditioning
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2017
          Excellent place, the best hostel I've tried in KK so far”
          There is a lovely big open space as the communal area so you can actually move, this I now consider to be a luxury! The breakfast is great with the options of toast, instant noodles, fruit, eggs and sausages and coffee and tea are available all day. The facilities are always clean and well stocked with essentials (soap and toilet paper) and the showers are good. Definitely the best hostel I've stayed in out of 5 so far in KK.
          Reviewed December 31, 2017
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Maciej from New Zealand
          Solo traveler
          Double Bed Fan
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2017
          Good location”
          It is a really nice hostel in a good central location. The room and shared bathrooms are extremally nice and clean. The included breakfast is tasty (it was usually a toast bread, jam, fruits, cake and sometimes sausages so not too bad!). There is also a really tasty restaurant downstairs with the best Laksa in Malaysia!
          Reviewed October 10, 2017
          8.8
          Excellent
          Jhumar from Philippines
          Couple
          Double Air Conditioning
          Stayed 1 night in September 2017
          One of the best hostels in KK”
          Excellent location, just a minute walk from the bus stop and it's along Gaya Street. It really worth, easy and convenient to go around. The staff were friendly. We stayed in a private room. Breakfast can be better.
          Reviewed October 05, 2017
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Richard from United States
          Solo traveler
          Dormitory Fan
          Stayed 1 night in April 2017
          wow just a nice place”
          in a good area of town, staff over the top helpful, got me scooter and help with few other things while took break from my bicycle. breakfast simple some people over so it so they might be slow to respond but if you ask they get it. booked for a few stayed longer. very nice place
          Reviewed May 09, 2017
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Richard from United States
          Solo traveler
          Dormitory Fan
          Stayed 4 nights in April 2017
          nice backpackers ”
          lots of fellow backpackers, some nice tours can be booked. local car or moter bike rental not so good as can't take vechics out of town. other wise staff very friendly and helpful, all one needs is close by. plenty of local food and western food places close. Sunday market just on street under hostel.
          Reviewed April 24, 2017
          8.0
          Excellent
          tzuying from Taiwan
          Solo traveler
          Double Air Conditioning
          Stayed 1 night in October 2016
          Super convenient and safe location ”
          If you have early flight on last night in Sabah, this is great place and price to stay when you only use hotel for put suitcase and sleep less than 6hours . It's right above Sunday market. 10min walk to Suria shopping mall, 5 min to supermarket, 15min walk to night marke. Little tips night market is exactly same as Sunday market beside night market open everyday and same vender same product with cheaper price than Sunday market. So if you go to Sunday market don't forget to bargain."
          Reviewed October 14, 2016
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Tommaso from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Double Bed Fan
          Stayed 1 night in September 2016
          Great value”
          This is a great place to stay if you are on a budget. Large, clean communal area with a good free breakfast, considering what you pay (toast with jam, chocolate spread, peanut butter, noodles, eggs). Double room was spacious and clean. Bathroom quite clean but had some hair in the showers. We never had to wait for a free toilet or shower. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere (not a party hostel which we liked as we slept well!) I would definitely stay here again.
          Reviewed September 20, 2016
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Adria from United States
          Couple
          Double Air Conditioning
          Stayed 3 nights in June 2016
          Great hostel - location, staff, amenities”
          We really enjoyed our stay at Akinabalu Youth Hostel. The location is great - really central to Kota Kinabalu. The room was super clean and the staff were always tidying the bathrooms and the common areas. The staff were lovely - a lot friendlier than some other places we stayed. They were accommodating with luggage storage before we checked in and allowing us to hang around before a late flight. We chose not to have breakfast here because after travelling so much, white toast just wasn't doing it for us anymore. Overall, I would recommend this hostel for a stay in KK!
          Reviewed July 12, 2016
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