Backpacker Stay

Backpacker Stay

23, Carpenter Street, Kuching City Center, Kuching, Malaysia, 93100
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    Backpacker Stay Reviews

    7.8
    Very good
    /10
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    7.6
    Very good

    "Everything good and will come again."

    Japri

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    August 17, 2017

    8.4
    Excellent value for money
    Recommended by 100% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Backpacker Stay

    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Kuching

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    This property is in high demand!Last booked a few minutes ago
    Exceptional
    Location
    9.0
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    Exceptional location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
    Nearby
    Popular
  • Sang Ti Miao10 m
  • Carpenter Street30 m
  • Harmony Arch80 m
  • Bumbu Cooking School100 m
  • John Tan Gallery120 m
  • Kuching Waterfront140 m
  • Brooke Memorial170 m
  • Plaza Merdeka170 m
  • Batu Jetty240 m
  • Hong San Temple250 m
  • Value for money8.4
    Distance to city center0 km
    Location rating9.0
    Nearest airportKuching International Airport (KCH)
    Distance to airport7.9 km

    Rooms available at Backpacker Stay

    Deluxe Triple
    Deluxe Triple
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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    6-Bed Dormitory
    6-Bed Dormitory
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Standard Single
    Standard Single
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    Standard Double
    Standard Double
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    • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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    Deluxe Double
    Deluxe Double
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    Standard Twin
    Standard Twin
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds
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    Superior Double Room
    Superior Double Room
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    • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
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    Female Dormitory Room
    Female Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
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    Male Dormitory Room
    Male Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
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    Female Dormitory Room
    Female Dormitory Room
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    • Shared bathroom
    • 6 bunk beds
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    What people love about Backpacker Stay

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "Near eatery,easy to find for food."

      TEOH

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      August 16, 2017

    • 8.8
      Excellent

      "Staff really helpful."

      Richard

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      April 12, 2017

    • 7.6
      Very good

      "The wifi signal was also dependable."

      Damian

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      February 4, 2016

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    7.6
    Very good

    "The water was also warm and comfortable."

    Damian

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    February 4, 2016

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    6.8
    Good

    "The fuy at the front desk was very nice and helpful."

    Andrea

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    December 30, 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 Backpacker Stay from real guests

    Agoda Reviews (111)Booking.com Reviews (220)
    7.8
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    Cleanliness7.5
    Facilities7.2
    Location9.0
    Room comfort and quality7.2
    Service8.3
    Value for money8.4
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Choo from Malaysia
    Group
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2019

    Great experience”

    Everything is excellent here except the bed is noisy and the room is humid. I'm staying in room 205.

    Reviewed February 16, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Amanda from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    Wonderful! ”

    Lovely atmosphere, helpful staff, excellent location and comfortable stay. Loved this place !!

    Reviewed February 15, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Richard from United States
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

    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..

    Reviewed April 12, 2017
    9.3
    Exceptional
    jennifer from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Standard Single
    Stayed 1 night in November 2014

    worth every penny you spend!”

    budget, clean and location strategic

    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!

    Reviewed November 26, 2014
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Theressa from New Zealand
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 1 night in July 2014

    Nice atmosphere, great location in Old Chinatown”

    Friendly staff, clean rooms, clean showers/toilets

    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.

    Reviewed July 21, 2014
    8.0
    Excellent
    Jen from Malaysia
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 1 night in June 2014

    Comfortable Stay”

    Easy access, quiet and calming

    Our second time here and it's definitely a comfortable stay. Place is quiet and calming. Room is clean and just cozy enough for backpackers. There is a kitchen where you can prepare your own drink or make light breakfast. They do provide coffee, tea and bread.

    Reviewed June 30, 2014
    8.7
    Excellent
    Oliver from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 1 night in October 2013

    Standard backpackers hostel, would stay again.”

    Location, staff, value for money

    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.

    Reviewed November 02, 2013
    8.3
    Excellent
    Oliver from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

    Standard backpackers hostel”

    Perfect location, very friendly staff, competitive rates.

    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.

    Reviewed November 02, 2013
    6.0
    Jen from Malaysia
    Group
    6-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2015

    Undergoing Maintenance”

    So-so, nothing great this time around

    We have stayed here twice in the past and had always been satisfied with the condition of this lodge. However, our stay this round was not great at all. I understand that the lodge is going through some maintenance work but that doesn't mean that you for-go cleanliness and hygiene in the premise. The dormitory was not cleaned before we checked in (there were some left over cans and dirt under our bed), we could not flush the toilet after use and the bathroom floor was dirty all the time (not to mention clogged by strands of hair and cigarette butt). Overall, very disappointed this time around. Will doubt to stay here again next time.

    Reviewed August 17, 2015
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Sindhya from United States
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 4 nights in August 2015

    Next to food!”

    Next to food court, friendly staff, location.

    The food court next door was super convenient! Highly recommend kolo mee and popiah. Great location in Chinatown area. Plenty of places to eat and drink. Also, right around corner from river walk. We came for the Rainforest World Music Festival and got to know Ogos that works at the front desk. Super great guy, very accommodating and laid back. Standard room was nice enough, clean, air con, good wifi. Shared bathroom was also kept decently clean. Only inconvenience was having to go downstairs to shower. Oh and they provide you with water so you don't have to keep buying plastic. Yay.

    Reviewed August 11, 2015
    6.0
    Rosalind from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Standard Single
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2014

    Backpacker stay on a budget”

    Great location, reasonable room size and price

    Was able to check in earlier on arrival and given an upgrade to a twin room which was spacious. GREAT ! WIFI Access provided. Common bathroom in need of upgrade with broken shower head. Was rather inconvenient to have to climb up and down the stairs to access water dispenser located on ground floor. Convenient hostel location, very near Main Bazaar with its numerous row of shops selling souvenirs and handicraft. Can access modern shopping mall, Plaza Merdeka (5 mins walk). Walking distance to waterfront for view of Sarawak River and boarding the small boat to get across to the small village opposite. Situated next door to a Chinese food court which has one of the most delicious braised duck and kueh chap in South East Asia. Had a great time walking along Carpenter Street/Bishop Street exploring and having a feel of the bygone era.

    Reviewed December 31, 2014
    8.0
    Excellent
    Chandra from United States
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

    Very Helpful +Friendly Staff-- so I returned !”

    Helpful STAFF, COMFORTABLE TWIN BED, Great LOCATION !

    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.

    Reviewed December 18, 2014
    7.0
    Very good
    liek from Malaysia
    Group
    6-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in August 2014

    Wonderful stay”

    the location, value for money, nice staff

    the stay was nice although we had some problem with the booking as we should have taken up a quad room for 4 but the hotel voucher was printed as 1 occupancy. it solved at the end. enjoy the stay very much over rall.

    Reviewed August 27, 2014
    7.3
    Very good
    Wong from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in January 2014

    Basic backpacker dorm ”

    Best location, value, basic and clean dorm

    Extreme good access to Plaza Merdeka, food stalls, river front, bus station, etc .basic dorm with no window (not an issue), very clean and strong air con, limited power plug in a room (only 2 points), 2 bathrooms and 1 toilet (toilet need to climb up), basic kitchen. Overall good value for backpacker.

    Reviewed July 31, 2014
    8.3
    Excellent
    Melissa from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Standard Single
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2014

    Enjoyable trip! ”

    Reasonable price, comfortable staying, friendly staff

    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.

    Reviewed June 10, 2014
    8.3
    Excellent
    Kittipol from Thailand
    Group
    6-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

    Helpful staffs, Best location”

    Staff, Location, Comfortable

    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

    Reviewed April 17, 2014
    8.7
    Excellent
    NURUL from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in December 2013

    Value for money”

    location, cheap, friendly staff

    My 2nd stay in this hostel and would come again :) its just the sharing toilet has no water source (tissues only) so you have to carry the water from the bathroom. Anyway its a backpacking hostel so bear with it.

    Reviewed January 01, 2014
    8.0
    Excellent
    Ong from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Standard Single
    Stayed 1 night in December 2013

    Good and simple.”

    nice facilities, comfortable bed and simple room

    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

    Reviewed December 21, 2013
    9.3
    Exceptional
    nik from Malaysia
    Group
    Standard Single
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2013

    It was very convenient”

    Cleanliness, friendly staff, strategic location

    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.

    Reviewed September 01, 2013
    9.7
    Exceptional
    WONG from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 5 nights in July 2013

    Convenient,easy to find restaurant.”

    Near to bus stop/restaurant/museum.

    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.

    Reviewed July 16, 2013
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