"Lovely atmosphere, helpful staff, excellent location and comfortable stay."
Amanda - February 15, 2019
Location rating score
Located in heart of Kuching
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.4|
|Nearest airport||Kuching International Airport (KCH)|
|Distance to airport||8.0 km|
Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The front desk is always open, day or night.
Parking is available for an additional charge.
SPOT ON 89886 Backpacker's Stay Services does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.
"Near eatery,easy to find for food."
August 16, 2017
Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, Backpacker Stay is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Kuching. Only 8 km away, this 2-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions: Sang Ti Miao, Carpenter Street, Harmony Arch.
At Backpacker Stay, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. A selection of top-class facilities such as free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, taxi service, 24-hour front desk can be enjoyed at the hotel.
Step into one of 12 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as television LCD/plasma screen, clothes rack, mirror, slippers, towels which can be found in some rooms. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Backpacker Stay is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Kuching.
October 2, 2019
Children and extra beds
Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).
Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
SPOT ON 89886 Backpacker's Stay Services
Kuching City Center
Kuching City Center
Kuching City Center
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It was very convenient”
Backpacker Stay is a very convenient place to stay. It scores a full mark on it's cleanliness. Very friendly staffs. Have security cameras all around for safety. Breakfast is provided. Very near to Kuching Waterfront, shopping malls, and other tourist attractions. Shower room is very clean and comfortable. The only negative thing is the toilet where tap water is not available, only tissue is provided.
Most Durian friendly accommodation!!!”
Backpacker Stay had a very lovely staff, always smile when we came and went and always helpful to us. They were so kind to allow my fiancé and I to bring upwards to 6 durian into our room at a time. We know this was extreme but they allowed it anyway. Maybe they will change their durian policy after our stay there as most westerners do not have an interest in this odorous fruit. Luckily for them only a few other guest came and went during our visit to Kuching. We probably caught them off guard. Ha. And they were humble so not wanting to disappoint us. The stay is located right in the heart of City Center with easy access to most everything one would need. The large eatery next door stays open late and opens early so be prepared for the sound of dishes stacking. The lockers were big and spacious, we could easily fit all of our valuables onto them. The water was also warm and comfortable. The wifi signal was also dependable. I wish this establishment all the best and success in their future.
Very Helpful +Friendly Staff-- so I returned !”
This was a quick return stay, before flying onward to KL... this time I chose the FEMALE DORM: it was empty, no others were booked, the twin bed is more comfortable than the over-soft double bed! Even though the room is next to the common eating area, it was quieter than the upstairs rooms, which recv noise from the next-door Chinese Food Court, which starts food prep btwn 3-4AM.... and can frequently be heard in the upstairs rooms. During my first stay, there was peanut butter available: this time, there wasn't any--and the night staff-person promised he would buy some PNB the next morning, before breakfast-- and it was there! Thank You! The areas are kept clean. However, the two broken shower-water-heaters were still broken, a month later... and the third shower (on the first floor) was still working quite well, with strong, HOT water -- helpful for shaving, ha ha ha. The location of Backpacker Stay is GREAT for the Cinema (2 wiin easy walking distance!), for Museums, the Natl Park+Tourist Info offices, the PO, and the newest shopping mall, Merdeka Plaza, as well as the Waterfront and the market streets of Jalan India and Main Bazaar. I recommend Backpacker Stay for fellow Budget Travellers to Kuching.
worth every penny you spend!”
Definitely will come back stay here. Toilet and bathroom clean. Toiletries have to bring your own. Satisfied! Ps 1st time staying backpacking in kuching. Before this fancy hotel. I will say this is awesome!
Clean and valueble!!!”
Backpacker stay is clean and what you paid is worth.It has 3 toilets and 3 bathrooms with hot showers but the toilet got no water tap for you to wash...so they provided toilet papers.Maybe they should renovate their inn because when raining,water leakage happens!If not raining,overall it has no drawback at all! I will stay there if i visit kuching again!
Convenient,easy to find restaurant.”
It's really convenient to go anywhere in Kuching,cos it near to bus terminal in town,but beware of latest and earliest time schedule.That is also easy to find restaurant near hotel.Room is a bit small,but clean and tidy.
Good and simple.”
At the center of the city of Kuching. Location near the old town street. Check in and check out easily. Got a lot of food around. Can visit a temple opposite there. But, it will be noisy at night until midnight
I was alone in the 6-bed room during my trip. The room was clean, aircond fully functioning, and fast wifi connection. Friendly staff too. However, it could get quite noisy during the nights. I was staying in female dorm, and have to share the bathroom with others. However, the location is very good. Its near Padang Merdeka and Plaza Merdeka Mall. Its also within walking distance to Kuching Waterfront and museums. Recomendables.
Review for this place”
I did not expect more due to the price that i paid which around rm33 per night. But,i satisfied because : 1. Strategic. Tourist attractions is all around you ! 2. Restaurant 3. Souvenier place 4. Waterfront kuching nearby 5. Staff was friendly and helpful 6. Room was okey,air conditioner works perfectly ! 7. Shared bathroom / shower was okey. Only, i hope that : 1. Shared toilet should be kept clean 2. Breakfast?? My package include but i did not get any 3. Everyday should have people to change bed sheet. The blanket a bit smelly. 4. Should have laundry. I stayed 5 days 4 night there,my day was wonderful. This place is okey for people who budgeting. Eventhough surronded by pub nearby but i did not bother by it. By the way..the staff was really helpful and i really appreciated it ! The uncle was really nice.
nice simple backpackers in heart of town”
Staff really helpful. Breakfast is simple but for price is very good. Tea & Coffee as well as good drinking water. Simple dorm I stayed in single rooms looked OK and other rooms at there second location. But in heart of tourist attractions and have tours to book or can tell you ways to do some on the local things on your own.. Had a great stay even added days..
Clean, Affordable, Friendly place”
I stayed here with my husband for the Rainforest Music festival. The host was friendly and great with their hospitality. Everything was clean which is always a plus for me. They help us in finding good food and assist me on how to get around. Toilet is most of the time clean. It gives u basic needs, the room that we got was quite spacious which i'm satisfied with. Just the toilet has no water hose, which i so wish they had so tht i don't have to need to gather water when i need it...but the toilet is clean. Overall i'm satisfied with my stay, n will consider to stay there again in the future.
We moved here from another hostel in Kuching. This was cheaper but 100% better. Close to all transport options and the main mall area. It is the cleanest mall I've ever been in
Basic place, but very clean.”
We had a great 3 nights stay here. the staffs are very helpful and friendly, the hostel is always tip top clean. breakfast is basic, bread slice with jam, free flow of coffee n tea the whole day. beer is sold at a reasonable price too. there's a 7 eleven across the street which is awesome when all shops closes very early in that area. the only problem might be the smell of cockroaches at the pantry area, maybe due to it's an old building and next to a 20hr foodcourt. other than than i'm very happy with this place. no cockroaches seen though.
Great location; CLEAN tho BASIC; Very FRIENDLY + H”
Backpacker Stay is a Clean and Friendly place to stay. The reason I left is bcz the bed was too soft. The staff are quite friendly and helpful-- he told me all the beds are soft, and even gave me suggestions of other places to look ! "Breakfast" is typical for Malaysia: bread (toast), margarine, jam, tea, and instant coffee. The rooms are clean, quite small, and basic. Each floor has two toilets. Three showers are on the first floor, to the side of the communal kitchen. When I was there, yesterday, only one shower gave HOT water-- however the cleaning person I asked did not speak English, and she was asking the desk person... perhaps all three do give hot water, as all three do have a heater (the plugs were turned on...??). **** You must 'rent' a towel for use. The neighborhood is safe for walking--just use common sense. It is located next to and across from two Food Courts, a 24hr 7-11, cafes, bars, restaurants, a 5 min walk from the most modern mall, and a 10 min walk from a cinema. The Tourist Information and Riverfront are 5 mins walk. It is located in Old Chinatown. I recommend Backpacker Stay for other budget travellers.
Standard backpackers hostel”
Backpackers stay on Carpenter Street was easy to get to from the airport by taxi (around 20RM), in absolutely perfect location located near (but not on) the waterfront, close to many bus hubs, near the tourist information centre, and with a food court right next door. This (Chinese) food court was however a bit loud in the evening, although it didn't stop me sleeping. If you've been to a backpackers hostel before, you know what to expect. The staff were very friendly, allowing me to print my airport boarding pass off on their reception desk computer. Would definitely stay again.
Enjoyable trip! ”
It was great! The accommodation is better than what I expect, with the reasonable price. It is clean and comfortable, and you feel ease to stay there together with the others. The hotel is centrally located, but if you are driving, it would be hard to get a parking there.
Helpful staffs, Best location”
It's pretty good, We have 9 person late flight arrive at Midnight. We concern about check in process & neighbor disturb, but They still have standby staff & help to room arrangement. 2 staffs can help everything such as souvenir, call taxi, co with agent service, good restaurant. Best location, close to convenient store & waterfront, food hawker close in left side. Some trouble from toilet not so good from flushing system & my room have water drop from top. But overall is very nice
Nice atmosphere, great location in Old Chinatown”
Pretty good, this place is great value for money, situated right in the middle of old chinatown. Possible only real downside was the wooden floors in the hallway and very noisy guests (the wall were pretty thin), but not the fault of the staff (although some QUIET PLEASE signs would go a long way). Also the chinese market restaurant is just next door which can be noisy, but worth it for a clean place to stay. It's also a bonus having 3 toilets that always had loo paper fully stocked (something you learn not to take for granted when travelling in Borneo). The staff were always happy to arrange tours and transport for you.
Standard backpackers hostel, would stay again.”
If you've been to a backpackers hostel before, you know what to expect. We had a private double bedroom with air con, very small room (just big enough to fit the bed in!) but it's what we were expecting for £8/night, and the bed was comfortable. Great location, very friendly staff who allowed me to use their reception computer to print my boarding pass. Would definitely stay again.
It was a value for money, clean and nice stay.”
It was a nice and easy stay. Very close to the local attractions, smack in the middle of town. For local food you will be spoilt for choices. Just keep walking in any direction. There is also a great western/italian/fusion cafe called "Magna Carta". Food there is GREAT! The hostel itself is bright and airy. We took a mix dorm as our group was mix. Even though it was a shared bathroom, it was clean and always available. There were no waiting time. If you're looking to make new friends, this the place for you because the people are friendly, helpful and most of all, come from all walks of life.