Always Growing 79 Guesthouse
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8.1
Excellent
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9.1
Exceptional
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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Carpenter Street70 m
  • Sang Ti Miao70 m
  • Main Post Office90 m
  • Harmony Arch120 m
  • Bumbu Cooking School130 m
  • Plaza Merdeka170 m
  • John Tan Gallery190 m
  • Kuching Waterfront220 m
  • Visitors Information Centre220 m
  • Padang Merdeka Park230 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Always Growing 79 Guesthouse

    No. 66 Lot 118 Upper China Street, Kuching, Kuching City Center, Kuching, Malaysia, 93000 - See map
    "The staff lady was really nice, we arrived at the hotel very late, around midnight but there she was waiting patiently and greeted us with a smile."
    Clare - August 17, 2016
    Excellent service
    8.5 rating for service
    Very good cleanliness
    7.5 rating for cleanliness
    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Kuching

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Bar

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    Review score - United States
    10.0/10
    Location score
    9.2/10
    Service score
    8.5/10
    Couples review score
    8.3/10
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Kuching properties
    Better than
    96
    %
    of Kuching properties
    Better than
    93
    %
    of Kuching properties
    Better than
    92
    %
    of Kuching properties
    Value for money8.4
    Location rating9.1
    Nearest airportKuching International Airport (KCH)
    Distance to airport7.8 km

    Rooms available at Always Growing 79 Guesthouse

    Standard Double Room
    Standard Double Room
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Dormitory
    Dormitory
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 5 single beds
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    Small Double Room
    Small Double Room
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    Deluxe
    Deluxe
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Attic Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
    Attic Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
    • 4 single beds
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    Shared Room - Women only
    Shared Room - Women only
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      Shared Room - Men only
      Shared Room - Men only
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        Economy Room
        Economy Room
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          Standard  Double Room
          Standard Double Room
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            What people love about Always Growing 79 Guesthouse

            • 9.2
              Exceptional
              Cleanliness

              "Very helpful staff, clean rooms, situated in middle of old china town and near the local bus station saujana"

              Lars

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              March 12, 2017

            • 9.6
              Exceptional
              Bathroom

              "Aircon, our own bathroom, towels included, TV, great WiFi, big bed, central location and lovely staff."

              Bethany

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              July 12, 2017

            • 8.0
              Very good
              Bathroom

              "The Deluxe room is nice, with an attached bathroom & toilet, windows and a flatscreen tv"

              Mason

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              October 5, 2016

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            8.0
            Very good

            "The staff is friendly."

            Mason

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            October 5, 2016

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            What they offer

            7.2
            Very good

            "Overall is good for a budget hotel"

            Ying S.

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            August 19, 2016

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            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.

            Reviews of Always Growing 79 Guesthouse from real guests

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            Agoda Reviews (61)Booking.com Reviews (49)
            8.1
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            10
            Cleanliness7.5
            Facilities6.9
            Location9.1
            Service8.5
            Value for money8.4
            Rating
            9+ Exceptional (9)
            8-9 Excellent (8)
            7-8 Very Good (5)
            6-7 Good (3)
            <6 Below Expectation (3)
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            Mar - May (8)
            Jun - Aug (12)
            Sep - Nov (5)
            Dec - Feb (3)
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            9.2
            Exceptional
            Hasnor from Malaysia
            Solo traveler
            Small Double Room
            Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

            Exceptional”

            good location, friendly staff

            Reviewed November 16, 2018
            7.6
            Very good
            Gao from Malaysia
            Couple
            Small Double Room
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

            overall good”

            cheap,u get what u paid great loacation just during the time i stayed the customer next door is too noisy during sleep time keep shouting suddenly really disturb my sleep that night (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

            Reviewed February 06, 2018

            Thank you for your kind review. We are sorry that one of our guest makes noise at night. We are looking forward to it. Have a nice day. See you in the future!

            Responded February 27, 2018
            Always Growing 79 Guesthouse
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Elly from Malaysia
            Couple
            Small Double Room
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

            Good service”

            5 star

            Reviewed December 14, 2017

            Thank you

            Responded December 15, 2017
            Always Growing 79 Guesthouse
            8.8
            Excellent
            Thomas from Sweden
            Couple
            Small Double Room
            Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

            Great value hostel”

            Price is same as shared dorm but gives you a private room with bathroom. Rooms are really small and has no window so it's certainly no hotel but good compared to bunkbeds. Staff where really friendly and location is great in old Chinatown close to some bars but on a quiet street. Please note that Kuching also has some great value hotels for a bit more.

            Reviewed October 21, 2017

            Dear Thomas, Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate it a lot. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We want our guest in house to always treat this guesthouse as a home. Hope you enjoyed Kuching in the past few days. Have a safe journey and will see you in the future. Best regards, Kimberly Jimmy Owner Jewels Of Borneo Guesthouse Kuching

            Responded October 22, 2017
            Always Growing 79 Guesthouse
            4.4
            stanley from Canada
            Solo traveler
            Standard Double Room
            Stayed 3 nights in October 2017

            All the past great reviews cannot be viewed as true”

            This place is almost a dive and I honestly cannot believe where all the great reviews were coming from. Anyways, mine is honest truth, I stayed three days in a standard double room( room no.2 ), the most expensive one that they offer, 15 sq meter one with lots of disappointments. Mosquitoes are all over the room and I had to spray twice a day to keep it to a minimum. I stayed three days and the room was never cleaned for even once. Housekeeper is more than rough, would not answer back when I greeted her in the morning. Gave me a dirty face when I asked for a clean towel. Big attitude problems. Floors have big cracks on it and not only the noise coming from the reception is loud but that is where the mosquitoes are coming from. Most reception staff smoke outside the front door during their duties while watching their hand phone and pay no attention to service. Only perhaps Female young manager is decent. Anyways, this place is the worst hostel I have stayed at for the longest time. My past excellent review of other hostels can prove that I am not prejudiced. They cannot pay me enough to stay there for one more time! Pretty stiff cancellation policy too compared to other more decent ones !

            Reviewed October 16, 2017

            Dear Stanley, Thank you for your kind review. First of all, it is very common that mosquitoes is everywhere where i do not have idea where they come from. We have already call pest control to actually deal with mosquitoes but i still do not know where they come from. Second, we have put up the notice in all the rooms saying that housekeeping is done every 3 days. We do not want our staff to clean our guest room without asking permission because if there is loss or damage in the property guest's room, Jewels Of Borneo will not responsible for that. This is why we want our guest to tell our staff if they need housekeeping. We want all of our guest to treat this guesthouse as a home. Our management will improve our staff as they might not paying attention sometimes. We are working on it right now. Sorry for all the inconvenience. I hope that you have a wonderful say and see you in the future. Best regards, Kimberly Jimmy Owner Jewels Of Borneo

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            8.4
            Excellent
            Gao from Malaysia
            Couple
            Small Double Room
            Stayed 1 night in September 2017

            Excellent”

            the small room was very small, just a bit more space around the queen size bed,good enough for single night stay for 2 person without big luggage. It was good that with a cheap room there was private bathroom in the room,although it was very small.

            Reviewed October 02, 2017

            Thank you for your kind review. Glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate it a lot. Have a nice day. Will se you in the future.

            Responded October 02, 2017
            Always Growing 79 Guesthouse
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Andriono from Indonesia
            Family with young children
            Small Double Room
            Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

            Nice stay”

            Good service from them !

            Reviewed September 29, 2017

            Thank you so much

            Responded September 29, 2017
            Always Growing 79 Guesthouse
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Bethany from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Small Double Room
            Stayed 3 nights in July 2017

            Great place, excellent value for money”

            We have been travelling across Asia for 6 months and this is the best value for money room so far. Aircon, our own bathroom, towels included, TV, great WiFi, big bed, central location and lovely staff. The room was larger than in the photo - plenty of space for a big bag (we booked the small double). It was clean and neutrally decorated. The only negative is that the Agoda listing lists a laundry service which they do not offer (they don't have washing machines, nor do they send it elsewhere for you).

            Reviewed July 12, 2017

            Hi Bethany, it is great to hear your positive reviews. We are glad to hear you satisfied with your room. Actually, we upgraded your room due to the availability of small double rooms are pack. Our management would like to say a big Thank You to you guys that enjoyed your stay with us as well as Kuching. May your journey goes well. Have a nice day. Will see you in the future! Best regards, Kimberly Jimmy

            Responded July 13, 2017
            Always Growing 79 Guesthouse
            8.8
            Excellent
            Gerry from Indonesia
            Couple
            Small Double Room
            Stayed 1 night in June 2017

            Great”

            Good location Small room Clean

            Reviewed July 02, 2017

            Thank you for the kind review. We appreciate it a lot. We hope that you enjoyed your stay as well as Kuching. May your journey goes well. Will see you in the future.

            Responded July 02, 2017
            Always Growing 79 Guesthouse
            9.2
            Exceptional
            juslin from Malaysia
            Group
            Small Double Room
            Stayed 4 nights in April 2017

            very recommended”

            less than 5 minutes walking distance to chinatown, plaza merdeka, main baazar, india street, and waterfront. many restaurant.

            Reviewed May 02, 2017

            Thank you so much for the kind review.

            Responded May 02, 2017
            Always Growing 79 Guesthouse
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Emma from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Small Double Room
            Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

            Great budget option”

            Fantastic location (with some outstanding food options at the end of the road), really friendly staff. The small double room is small, so wouldn't be suitable for anyone with suitcases, but exactly as advertised so we weren't disappointed at all. Hope to stay again!

            Reviewed April 22, 2017

            Thank you for the kind review Emma. Really appreciate it. First of all, i am glad that you enjoyed your stay as well as Kuching. Our location is perfect for everyone who loves to stroll around the city or further. Hope the room doesn't disappoint you guys at all. Will see you in the future. Best regards, Kimberly Jimmy Owner

            Responded April 26, 2017
            Always Growing 79 Guesthouse
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Lars from Germany
            Solo traveler
            Small Double Room
            Stayed 1 night in March 2017

            very recommended​”

            very helpful staff, clean rooms, situated in middle of old china town and near the local bus station saujana

            Reviewed March 12, 2017

            Thank you for the kind review Lars. Really appreciate it. First of all, its nice talking to you while you enjoy your stay with us. Hope that you enjoy Kuching with all the scenery and national parks we have. Hope that you enjoyed our comfortable stay. Will see you in the future. Best regards, Kimberly

            Responded April 26, 2017
            Always Growing 79 Guesthouse
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Fadzli from Malaysia
            Solo traveler
            Deluxe
            Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

            Amazing stay in the best location for a good price and the right people”

            The first thing that struck me was how quaint the building was however it was as hospitable as they could get. 2nd thing that struck me was the friendliness of the staff who works there and you'll develop friendship very quickly. And 3rd was the location. It's between little streets that lead you out to every possible sights and sounds around central Kuching in any direction you walk from. There isn't a lot of noise from outside either however, just that night I heard very loud guests with their children. Not the fault of the hotel obviously but because the building is vintage, expect to hear some sounds from other occupants if they're loud. Cleanliness was great and all facilities functioned well. Window opens to the street below. Be sure you inform the staff if you'll be coming back after midnight though. Overall, absolutely love the place and would highly recommend it to light travellers meeting a budget and keen on a dip in Sarawakian culture that big hotels don't provide.

            Reviewed March 05, 2017

            Thank you so much for the review and giving us full rating Fadzli. We are glad that you enjoy your stay with us as well as Kuching. We appreciate the review that you send to us. Even though, you only spend 2 days in kuching but its worth the trip i guess. Hope every journey goes well in the future. Will see you in the future. Best regards, Kimberly

            Responded April 26, 2017
            Always Growing 79 Guesthouse
            8.4
            Excellent
            Azam from Singapore
            Solo traveler
            Standard Double Room
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

            Clean and Strategic Location ”

            Basic Clean Room with Window, WiFi and Hot Shower. Easy Walking Distance around the City The Downside is there's No TV, Clothes Hanger and Hot Boiling Water for Coffee

            Reviewed December 06, 2016

            Thank you for the kind review

            Responded April 26, 2017
            Always Growing 79 Guesthouse
            7.6
            Very good
            Mason from Malaysia
            Group
            Deluxe
            Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

            Good location”

            Good location, location in shop lot area, easy to find food. It's also near the Kuching Waterfront and Plaza Merdeka mall.

            Reviewed November 09, 2016

            Thank you for the kind review

            Responded April 26, 2017
            Always Growing 79 Guesthouse
            8.0
            Excellent
            Mason from Malaysia
            Group
            Dormitory
            Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

            Nice location, a good budget hotel.”

            The hotel is within 5 minutes on foot to Plaza Merdeka, and 10 minutes to the Waterfront and Chinatown. There's a church across the road, and a few cafes and 7-Eleven stores within walking distance. The staff is friendly. We booked a Deluxe Room and one bed in the dorm. The dorm doesn't look too comfortable (unless you grab all the single beds in that room with your travel mates, then it will be fun), so we asked the staff to bring a mattress to the room, and they did it on the spot for us, very helpful. The Deluxe room is nice, with an attached bathroom & toilet, windows and a flatscreen tv (clear). No kettle and drinking glasses. Bed is good, no smell. The floor is made of woods, with carpets near the door. Overall we enjoy the stay.

            Reviewed October 05, 2016

            Thank you for the kind review

            Responded April 26, 2017
            Always Growing 79 Guesthouse
            7.6
            Very good
            POH from Malaysia
            Group
            Standard Double Room
            Stayed 5 nights in August 2016

            Value for money stay”

            Near to various tourist spots, friendly host

            Reviewed September 01, 2016

            Thank you for the kind review

            Responded April 26, 2017
            Always Growing 79 Guesthouse
            7.2
            Very good
            Ying from Malaysia
            Solo traveler
            Standard Double Room
            Stayed 3 nights in August 2016

            Good”

            Overall is good for a budget hotel

            Reviewed August 19, 2016

            Thank you for the kind review

            Responded April 26, 2017
            Always Growing 79 Guesthouse
            8.4
            Excellent
            Clare from Malaysia
            Couple
            Small Double Room
            Stayed 1 night in August 2016

            Fast Wifi, Good Location & Nice Staff”

            We had a pleasant stay for 1 night though the room was very small. The staff lady was really nice, we arrived at the hotel very late, around midnight but there she was waiting patiently and greeted us with a smile. The wifi is very good too.

            Reviewed August 17, 2016

            Thank you for the kind review Clare

            Responded April 26, 2017
            Always Growing 79 Guesthouse
            6.8
            Good
            Anja from Germany
            Solo traveler
            Dormitory
            Stayed 4 nights in August 2016

            all in all okay for that price”

            Staff very friendly and helpful!!! First room I was brought to had a mouldy Wall, you can clearly smell it. I asked to change for Allergie reasons, thd other one was better, but had also a bit of mouldy smell. The bed should be oiled, it creaked even when sb just walked on the floor and even worse when one moved in the bed... but therefore the price is cheap. For light sleeper: better take earplugs at night, a Catholic church round the corner rings its bells @ 6.a.m.

            Reviewed August 09, 2016

            Hi Anja. Thank you for the review. We are really sorry about that. Our management is trying to fix it as soon as possible. We want our guest to be a home and have a comfortable room&bed in here. As the catholic church rings its bells, we cant help it due to uncontrallable situation. I hope that you enjoy your stay as well as Kuching. May you journey go smoothly. Will see you in the future.

            Responded May 26, 2017
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