Borneo Gaya Lodge
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Borneo Gaya Lodge

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

    6.9
    Good
    /10
    (165 reviews)See what guests said
    6.8
    Good

    "Staff are welcoming, friendly & very helpful - 24 hr recepti..."

    John

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    September 10, 2017

    Things you’ll love about Borneo Gaya Lodge

    Things you'll love

    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Breakfast [free]

    Excellent
    Location
    8.7
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    Excellent location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
    Nearby
    Popular
  • Gaya Shop Lot0 m
  • Consulate of Australia60 m
  • Maybank60 m
  • Kota Kinabalu City Mosque70 m
  • Sabah Tourism Board100 m
  • Borneo Books II150 m
  • Borneo Books I150 m
  • Standard Chartered Bank160 m
  • HSBC170 m
  • Net Access180 m
  • Value for money7.2
    Location rating8.7
    Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
    Distance to airport5.5 km

    Rooms available at Borneo Gaya Lodge

    Double with Attach Bath
    Double with Attach Bath
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed and 1 queen be...
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    Dormitory
    Dormitory
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Double shared bathroom
    Double shared bathroom
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed and 1 queen be...
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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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    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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    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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    Shared Room - Women only
    Shared Room - Women only
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      What people love about Borneo Gaya Lodge

      • 7.6
        Very good

        "Location is great - you are at the Sunday markets when you step out of the door"

        Janett

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        February 6, 2016

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      7.6
      Very good

      "Good hostel with a good value-money ratio."

      Janett

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      February 6, 2016

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      7.2
      Very good

      "The staffs are friendly and helpful."

      marilyn

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      March 27, 2017

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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 Borneo Gaya Lodge from real guests

      Agoda Reviews (165)Booking.com Reviews (107)
      Cleanliness6.4
      Facilities6.7
      Location8.7
      Room comfort and quality6.7
      Service6.9
      Value for money7.2
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      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
      Budiman from Indonesia
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory
      Stayed 1 night in August 2013

      very friendly staff”

      location, price, staff

      Stayed in the dorm room and private double room. Super friendly staff/owner.. when I missed my ferry the owner drove me to the ferry and bus terminal to recheck schedule. Shared bathroom is super small tho... standard room /dorm but then I didnt expect much.

      Reviewed August 19, 2013
      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
      4.4
      Jeffrey from United States
      Family with young children
      Family Queen Bed
      Stayed 1 night in October 2018

      Not good”

      Great location and nice family but this place is very dirty. Hair and dirt in corners, sheets barely cover the mattress, pillow cases are grey, filthy common area, and windows so dirty you can barely see out. Under no circumstances should you look on the window sill above the toilet.

      Reviewed October 10, 2018
      6.8
      Good
      John from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Double with Attach Bath
      Stayed 1 night in September 2017

      Fine for a short stay”

      Staff are welcoming, friendly & very helpful - 24 hr reception desk. Place looks & feels secure - using magnetic main door entry/exit locks. Room is simple but acceptable for the price range in KK. Breakfast is included. It's a basic affair of tea, coffee, white bread/ toast & preserves. An airport taxi costs RM45. If you have an Uber app you'll pay much less (approx Rm20).

      Reviewed September 10, 2017
      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
      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
      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
      7.3
      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
      8.0
      Excellent
      mohd from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory
      Stayed 1 night in January 2014

      worth every money”

      location, price

      all was fine. the dormitory was fine, value for money. toilet was clean. simple toast breakfast which was acceptable. the location was excellent - in the middle of KK town, walking distant (~10-15mins) to jesselton point, fish market, suria shopping complex, etc.

      Reviewed January 21, 2014
      3.3
      carlos from Australia
      Couple
      Double with Attach Bath
      Stayed 1 night in November 2012

      good location but bad hotel”

      location

      he information we had was that the hotel was 2 years old but everything was in bad condition and did not look like being that new. the room was very small with very old furniture, very noise even with pigeons living on the bathroom window and making noisy ealy in the morning. The bathroom was in bad condition with no space to put the toiletries and after a bath there was water everywhere. I do not understand how someone can rate this lodge as acceptable or good!

      Reviewed November 16, 2012
      7.7
      Very good
      salwa from Malaysia
      Couple
      Double with Attach Bath
      Stayed 3 nights in October 2012

      great location”

      location at middle of town and near to jetty

      I would suggest this place for backpackers who want to go to the jetty.its only 10mins of walk.and very near to suria sabah(a big shopping mall) .its peaceful and safe at night.and during midnight ,there is old town white coffee n few other fast food place thats open.except the weird smell of aircond everytime we enter the room,everything else is perfectly fine and worth the amount we pay

      Reviewed November 01, 2012
      8.0
      Excellent
      Najaah from Mauritius
      Couple
      Double with Attach Bath
      Stayed 3 nights in May 2012

      Well situated and clean but small room”

      bon emplacement

      Nice guesthouse with clean room and bathroom. The room was rather small, our luggage couldn't be left opened. No towels included with the room. Other important fact is that there are times when there's no hot water. Last comment if you want to go island hopping ask at reception, the have discount vouchers.

      Reviewed June 05, 2012
      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
      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
      8.4
      Excellent
      Tania from Malaysia
      Couple
      Double with Attach Bath
      Stayed 1 night in May 2017

      Short Stay”

      Convenient enough as there's NEVER CLOSE Supermarket right below.

      Reviewed May 26, 2017
      8.0
      Excellent
      Noor from Malaysia
      Group
      Family Queen Bed
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2014

      Value for money..”

      Strategic locations, friendly staff and value for money..

      Good

      Reviewed May 31, 2014
      9.7
      Exceptional
      Chi from Hong Kong
      Group
      Family Queen Bed
      Stayed 4 nights in May 2013

      Very nice place and very kind ppl”

      Good location, very reasonable price and helpful staff
      Reviewed June 06, 2013
      8.0
      Excellent
      Ratih from Indonesia
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2013

      Great Backpacker hostel at kk”

      good location at city center, near big shopping mall, near harbour, friendly staffs
      Reviewed April 30, 2013
      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
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