Borneo Gaya Lodge

No 78, 1st Jalan Gaya, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000 - See map
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Borneo Gaya Lodge

"The staffs are friendly and helpful."

marilyn - March 27, 2017

Double shared bathroom - Bathroom Borneo Gaya Lodge
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Popular landmarks
Gaya Shop Lot 0 m
Consulate of Australia 60 m
Maybank 60 m
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque 60 m
Sabah Tourism Board 100 m
Borneo Books II 150 m
Borneo Books I 150 m
Standard Chartered Bank 160 m
HSBC 170 m
Net Access 180 m
Nearby landmarks
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque 60 m
Signal Hill Observatory Platform 210 m
Gaya Street Sunday Market 230 m
Night Market 780 m
Mamutik Island 1.11 km
Sabah State Museum 2.76 km
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park 8.05 km
Sapi Island 8.07 km
Manukan Island 8.54 km
Poring Hot Springs 13.99 km
8.7

Excellent

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Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Laundry service

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Value for money7.2
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport7.5 km

Rooms available at Borneo Gaya Lodge

Dormitory
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double with Attach Bath
Double with Attach Bath
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
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  • 1 double bed and 1 queen be...
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Family Room with Shared Bathroom
Family Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed and 1 queen bed
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Family Room – 2 Double Decker Shared Bathroom
Family Room – 2 Double Decker Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double Room with Private Bathroom
Double Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Double shared bathroom
Double shared bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed and 1 double be...
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Family Room - Attached Bathroom
Family Room - Attached Bathroom
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Family Queen Bed
Family Queen Bed
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 queen beds
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Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory (Bed Only)
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory (Bed Only)
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Borneo Gaya Lodge?

    Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:30 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 hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

    How do I get to Borneo Gaya Lodge?

    Borneo Gaya Lodge is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 45 MYR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Borneo Gaya Lodge has a car park that's close to the hostel. Parking is available for an additional charge. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hostel.

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    Overall rating:
    7.1
    Very good
    239 reviews
    Cleanliness
    6.5
    Facilities
    6.4
    Location
    8.7
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    More about Borneo Gaya Lodge

    More about Borneo Gaya Lodge

    Situated along Gaya Street, the historical and the most popular street in Kota Kinabalu, this property provides all the standard needs, ensuring utmost comfort to all guests. Apart from its unique and vibrant interior, guests are also within easy reach of all the local attractions and the surroundings the city has to offer. For a more interesting and adventurous trip, you can seek help from the travel agents. Borneo Gaya Lodge is an ideal base for budget travelers and backpackers – offering comfortable accommodations at affordable prices.

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    7.1
    Very good
    From 239 reviews
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    7.2Service
    7.2Value for money
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    Room comfort and quality6.7
    Service7.0
    Value for money7.2
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    9.3
    Exceptional
    NADIA from France
    Couple
    Double with Attach Bath
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2011

    Great relaxing budget place ”

    Clean, Nice, Quiet

    We initially booked 2 nights and finally stayed 2 weeks at Borneo Gaya Lodge. Higly recommended lovely budget lodge. Clean room and lounge/Kitchen. very nice and helpful employees. Very central in the city which is really good for tourists.

    Reviewed October 01, 2011
    7.0
    Very good
    Jeanine from Philippines
    Group
    Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in March 2011

    Situated in the middle of the city”

    Friendly very staff and honest too

    the borneo gaya lodge is situated in the heart of kota kinabalu city. they have very friendly and honest staffs. we left our camera last march and just got them last weekend but they still gave it back. when you go down borneo gaya lodge, there are a lot of malay food nearby. these is also the street where they have sunday market and it is very nice to see different stuffs.

    Reviewed August 08, 2011
    8.7
    Excellent
    Summer from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Family Queen Bed
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2015

    Helpful”

    Staff, location, KK

    The hostel has everything you'd expect and more for the price and one star rating. The location is good, the staff are very helpful, the room and common room were both clean, quiet and easily found in the centre of KK's central city area. The free tea, coffee and biscuits were great. The free breakfast wasn't - but that's the only downside to the hostel

    Reviewed March 13, 2015
    8.3
    Excellent
    Lee from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Family Queen Bed
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

    Budget & strategic location”

    budget lodge, strategic location

    the location was really strategic. It is Jalan Gaya where Sunday market was just downstairs. i booked a family room with two queen bed. Unexpected, the room was quite big, which we can put one extra bed. overall its ok. But they just give us one key, not really suitable for us as we have 5ppl.

    Reviewed November 24, 2015
    8.7
    Excellent
    TAN from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Family Queen Bed
    Stayed 5 nights in October 2012

    Great location with nice room”

    convenience and it's easy to get food and shops.

    overall, i am satisfy with the environment there. the room is okay and comfortable. but, the staff in the lodge is quite silent, they did not communicate much with the guest.

    Reviewed October 29, 2012
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Yasir from Philippines
    Family with teens
    Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2011

    Feels like hotel lodge”

    home-like environment wit great service

    Being in this lodge wont make you feel total strangers because the staffs are very friendly and very clean lodge.

    Reviewed April 29, 2011
    7.2
    Very good
    marilyn from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Family Queen Bed
    Stayed 1 night in March 2017

    Great location, value for money”

    Located on the gaya sunday market street. Hence, difficult to find a parking on sunday. Near to famous restaurant and shopping mall. I stayed in a family room (2 double bed) with attached bathroom. The room was ok with body shampoo and towels provided. Hair dryer is not provided but can borrow from the reception counter. The room is located on the second floor (without lift). It would be difficult if you are carrying heavy luggage or travelling with the elders. The staffs are friendly and helpful. Breakfast is provided on 7am-9am. It will be great if there's dustbin inside the bathroom. Found two cockroaches inside the bathroom.

    Reviewed March 27, 2017
    7.3
    Very good
    Sivendran from Malaysia
    Group
    Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in October 2012

    Great location with nice environment”

    Bed

    I like my day at Gaya Lodge for 1 night and i enjoyed my day at there with my friends eventhough we stay for 1 day

    Reviewed November 06, 2012
    7.3
    Very good
    Tin from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double with Attach Bath
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2012

    Nice location but with some old building smell”

    At the Gaya Street & nearby a lots of restaurant & shops

    there is no lift for this lodge & building is a little bit old.drinking water have to get from the 1st floor of the receptionist counter.morning breakfast is just the bread toast by yourself. downstairs of the lodge is the famous "yau kee ba kut teh" & already try about it, but i just feel so so on it.the place is near to many banks & shops.very convenient to all the attractions.the day i stay over there, just a walking distance will reach the jesselton point for the boat travel for snorkelling at the tunku abdul rahman park.

    Reviewed May 11, 2012
    7.0
    Very good
    MOHD from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Double with Attach Bath
    Stayed 1 night in September 2014

    Good”

    location, 24hrs reception, clean room

    arrived almost midnite, and was greeted friendly by the staff. yeap..they were good. i booked a private room, and it was good enough for a backpacker's place. for a private room, you can get a better deal at other place around gaya street.

    Reviewed September 28, 2014
    7.6
    Very good
    Mohammad from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double with Attach Bath
    Stayed 1 night in February 2020

    Best location for pasar gaya”

    for budget hotel dont expect to much.. but the location is the best because, it located on gaya street no need to find parking or you can go pasar anytime

    Reviewed September 17, 2020
    6.3
    Good
    richard from United States
    Solo traveler
    Double with Attach Bath
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2011

    I kind of liked it!”

    Location, staff, feel

    This is a budget hotel/hostel. The common areas and rooms (I stayed in 2 different doubles) are clean. The staff are pleasant. I think the location is pretty good, and yet it seems tucked away also. The large doubles are worth the rate, the small doubles (rooms towards the back) sort of fell short for me - they are very small and without any amenities. Overall, it proved to be adequate budget lodging; I understand there are several other places with major flaws in the area.

    Reviewed June 05, 2011
    7.3
    Very good
    Theressa from New Zealand
    Couple
    Double shared bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2014

    Quiet but overpriced”

    Quiet, air conditioning, location

    This place was nice enough, small but in a great location.Surprisingly quiet too, given the busy location. 24 hour staff on premises was a good feature. The rooms were pretty sparse, not as clean as I would have liked, but nice enough. The showers weren't amazing, not the cleanest or well ventilated, but fine for a hostel type place. The toilets were very small. But overall, an ok place to stay. Really good location, and there are Sunday markets on just downstairs. Close to many restaurants. But a bit on the expensive side for what it was (we stayed in several other hostels that were cheaper but nicer than this).

    Reviewed July 21, 2014
    7.3
    Very good
    youngduk from South Korea
    Couple
    Double with Attach Bath
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2015

    price worthy”

    location, price, breakfast

    spend 3 days in double room. room was standard as its price. fine. but facilities were bit old. (such as the towel and bed cover..) wasn't dirty actually, but was worn down, so dirt of the time was remained. in contrast with they noticed in web, it was hard to connect wi-fi in the room. and the shower pump machine in the room was so noisy when using. the weird smell was came through the drain hole in the bathroom.. anyways lobby was cozy and nice to take a rest using wi-fi. breakfast was fine. and the location is great.

    Reviewed August 11, 2015
    8.3
    Excellent
    Summer from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Double with Attach Bath
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2015

    Changed from 3 people to 2 people ”

    Location, staff, value

    Good, I previously posted a review about the site. Look for my name again in the past reviews. Overall a lovely chilled out hostel, everything we needed.

    Reviewed March 22, 2015
    9.0
    Exceptional
    MIKE from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    Double with Attach Bath
    Stayed 4 nights in August 2011

    Budget but perfect location”

    Walking distance to essentialls plus KK's main pier; very friendly staff; nice bed and great shower; good zircon; 24-hour access

    Would love to have had a window but my four-night stay was fine. Room was ample And, let's face it, you only sleep there. Great location and close to malls, restaurants and pier for island hopping. Very nice, helpful staff and no real noise. It's budget and you get what you pay for but I'll definitely stay here again ... Hopefully with a window.

    Reviewed August 10, 2011
    8.7
    Excellent
    HAU from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Double with Attach Bath
    Stayed 1 night in March 2015

    Good location, ”

    good location, free breakfast, friendly and helpful staff

    The water heater is spoiled on half way. My room did not has window. There's a blackout for 2 about 2 minutes and worry to go outside the room. However, the service is good and the room is clean. The bedsheet is too thin and not comfortable. The location is perfectly nice as it connected with sunday market and some famous restaurants.

    Reviewed March 05, 2015
    8.0
    Excellent
    Emily from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Double with Attach Bath
    Stayed 1 night in January 2013

    Affordable & Acceptable Lodge”

    Reception staff are helpful enough for registration and guides. Room are average and acceptable in size if you are a solo traveler. Convenient food location. Located in central of city. A recommended place to stay in for a budget.

    Well place and recommended to stay in. Booked a Double Bedroom, utilities and bed are fine. Good location as its a short distance to all attractions as its located in the city central. A lot of good food below.

    Reviewed January 30, 2013
    6.7
    Good
    Chee from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Family Queen Bed
    Stayed 1 night in December 2015

    Location”

    Cheap, location

    It was pleasant for a short stay. But as we were staying on a Saturday night, it tend to be quite noisy as you can hear hawkers preparing for the Gaya Steet Sunday market the whole night.

    Reviewed December 11, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Yasir from Philippines
    Family with teens
    Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in April 2011

    Great accomodation with great service.”

    just within the city, nice bathroom and great service

    I love the accommodation of this budget hotel and I would like to commend the great service they offer. When you're looking for a great value accommodation, come to this hotel.

    Reviewed April 17, 2011
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