Borneo Backpackers
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8.7 Excellent location
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8.7Location
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Air conditioning

  • Coffee shop

  • Restaurants

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Triple Room
  • 1 single bed and 1 bunk bed
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Double Air Conditioning
  • City view
  • 10 m²
  • 1 double bed and 1 queen be...
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Dormitory
  • City view
  • 15 m²
  • 1 bunk bed
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Twin Air Conditioning
  • City view
  • 10 m²
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Single Air Conditioning
  • City view
  • 15 m²
  • 1 single bed
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Quad
  • City view
  • 15 m²
  • 2 bunk beds
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Double Room
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    Single Room
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      Guestroom
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        Twin Room
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          Nearest essentials

          • Airports
            • 5 km
            • Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
            • 119 km
            • Labuan Airport (LBU)
          • Bus and rail stations
            • 1.6 km
            • South Bus Terminal
            • 4.4 km
            • Tanjung Aru Train Station
          • Hospital or clinic
            • 2.9 km
            • Queen Elizabeth Hospital
          • Pharmacy
            • 4.1 km
            • Cosway Pharmacy
          • Convenience store
            • 150 m
            • 7 Eleven
          • Cash withdrawal
            • 90 m
            • ATM

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          Verified traveler reviews

          Agoda Reviews (288)
          Booking.com Reviews (73)

          7.2

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          Very good
          • Cleanliness 7.6
          • Facilities 7.0
          • Location 8.7
          • Room comfort and quality 7.2
          • Service 7.7
          • Value for money 8.1
          Review score
          based on 7 reviews
          • Cleanliness 5.4
          • Location 8.0
          • Room comfort and quality 5.1
          • Service 6.6
          • Value for money 6.6
          Very good
          • Cleanliness 7.1
          • Facilities 5.5
          • Location 8.4
          • Room comfort and quality 6.6
          • Service 7.3
          • Value for money 7.5
          Very good
          • Cleanliness 7.8
          • Facilities 7.2
          • Location 8.7
          • Room comfort and quality 7.4
          • Service 7.9
          • Value for money 8.3
          Good
          based on 4 reviews
          • Cleanliness 7.5
          • Facilities 8.0
          • Location 6.5
          • Room comfort and quality 6.0
          • Service 8.0
          • Value for money 7.5
          Very good
          based on 6 reviews
          • Cleanliness 7.7
          • Facilities 8.0
          • Location 8.3
          • Room comfort and quality 6.8
          • Service 8.3
          • Value for money 7.7
          Very good
          • Cleanliness 7.9
          • Facilities 7.1
          • Location 9.3
          • Room comfort and quality 7.3
          • Service 7.6
          • Value for money 8.4
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          9.2
          AZRULHISYAM from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          Single Air Conditioning
          Stayed 1 night in May 2017
          Great place to stay to enjoy the rest of Sabah”
          You don't want to pay expensive rate for accommodation if you're planning to enjoy what Sabah can offer - islands, beaches, shopping, seafood, mountains, sightseeing, etc.
          Reviewed May 25, 2017
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          8.8
          Christine from United States
          Couple
          Twin Air Conditioning
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2017
          Excellent”
          Pros: Heritage building with nicely decorated rooms. Sweet kitty who wanders around. Not far of a walk from the waterfront, restaurants, a couple of malls, the jetty for ferries, and the bus to Kinabalu park. Cons: School groups dominating common area space and making lots of noise. Internet barely worked, and cut out completely on our last night in the middle of us booking our onward travel. It was still not up and running even the next morning. Toaster for breakfast needed to be held down in order to function and took forever to even warm up a slice of bread.
          Reviewed April 29, 2017
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          7.2
          Yee from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          Dormitory
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2017
          Travelling alone”
          a bit disappointed with their facility. not enough plug for charging in room.
          Reviewed March 29, 2017
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          7.6
          Hui from China
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 4 nights in October 2013
          good”
          good price
          Reviewed March 22, 2017
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          10.0
          Elizabeth from United States
          Solo traveler
          Quad
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2017
          Only two nights...”
          but it was perfect for the short stay. Everything was very clean and the staff was lovely. The breakfast could be improved.
          Reviewed March 20, 2017
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          8.8
          Mun from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          Dormitory
          Stayed 2 nights in February 2017
          One of the good ones in the area, but more can be improved”
          Note that the dorm with 10 beds will have only 1 power plug for the entire room, you may not have a chance to charge your devices
          Reviewed February 23, 2017
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          7.2
          Puttasak from Thailand
          Group
          Quad
          Stayed 1 night in January 2017
          Nice place”
          Clean & Convenient
          Reviewed January 17, 2017
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          7.2
          Katherine from Sri Lanka
          Group
          Twin Air Conditioning
          Stayed 1 night in December 2016
          Friendly place”
          A friend and I stayed in a twin room in Dec 2016 for several nights. We enjoyed our stay because we met some cool people and enjoyed Kota Kinabalu in general (amazing marine park!). Borneo Backpackers is a pricier option in the area but we stayed out of convenience because we were busy. Nice staff, clean rooms and shared bathroom. The wifi isn't strong enough to connect to with a phone (got our laptop to connect though). The breakfast, as others have said, is dull (just tea / coffee and white bread with jam) but overall the place does the trick. One little annoying thing was the fact that you have to cross a roundabout every time you want to get into the main part of the city but it's close to everything and once you get the hang of crossing the roundabout, everything is fine.
          Reviewed January 02, 2017
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          9.2
          Angela from Malaysia
          Family with young children
          Quad
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2016
          Excellent”
          I thought it will be good for backpackers only, but for small family like us, is convenient too. Nothing much to ask.
          Reviewed December 30, 2016
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          8.8
          YVONNE from Netherlands
          Solo traveler
          Single Air Conditioning
          Stayed 1 night in December 2016
          Homey feel, bright cosey and clean ”
          Loved my stay here. If KK was more interesting I would have stayed longer. Homey feel, bright cosey and clean.
          Reviewed December 19, 2016
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