Borneo Seahare Guesthouse
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8.8
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Excellent location - Inside city center
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    Borneo Seahare Guesthouse

    Jalan Song Thian Cheok, Kuching City Center, Kuching, Malaysia, 93100 - See map
    "The location is good, ten minutes walk from the waterfront and city center and easy access to everything: shops, bars, restaurants..."
    Jérémie - April 12, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 91% of guests
    Exceptional service
    9.0 rating for service
    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Kuching

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Bar

    Property ranking|Compared to 610 Kuching properties
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    Cheapest price score
    Value for money score
    9.1/10
    Service score
    9.0/10
    Review score - United States
    8.3/10
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Kuching properties
    Better than
    97
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    of Kuching properties
    Better than
    96
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    of Kuching properties
    Better than
    96
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    of Kuching properties
    Value for money9.1
    Distance to city center1km
    Location rating8.8
    Nearest airportKuching International Airport (KCH)
    Distance to airport7.6 km

    Rooms available at Borneo Seahare Guesthouse

    Double Room
    Double Room
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    • City view
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • City view
    • Non-smoking
    • 7 bunk beds
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    3 twin
    3 twin
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    • City view
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 queen bed or 1 single bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • No Windows view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Standard Double - Without window
    Standard Double - Without window
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • 1 queen bed
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    Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
    Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Room - No window
    Room - No window
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      What people love about Borneo Seahare Guesthouse

      • 10.0
        Exceptional

        "I liked staying at this hostel."

        S

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        March 27, 2018

      • 6.8
        Good

        "Basic facility, nice bathing room."

        toh Y.

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        August 13, 2018

      • 10.0
        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "The staff are very friendly and the location is quite good."

        S

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        March 27, 2018

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      10.0
      Exceptional

      "Good breakfast and the Sunday roast was a great touch!"

      Reetaben

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      November 14, 2018

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      What they offer

      10.0
      Exceptional

      "Would definitely recommend when staying in Kuching."

      Reetaben

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      November 14, 2018

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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 Seahare Guesthouse from real guests

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      Agoda Reviews (58)Booking.com Reviews (35)
      8.8
      /
      10
      Cleanliness8.5
      Facilities8.5
      Location8.8
      Service9.0
      Value for money9.1
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (15)
      8-9 Excellent (7)
      7-8 Very Good (3)
      6-7 Good (3)
      <6 Below Expectation (3)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (4)
      Jun - Aug (11)
      Sep - Nov (8)
      Dec - Feb (8)
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      12
      3.6
      Jamie from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

      Why allow smoking in the common room?”

      We read good reviews for this place and were excited to join a social hostel. Unfortunately it was pretty dead, dim, dingy and for some reason they have a smoking area inside the main room next to the kitchen. The smell of smoke goes through the whole hostel, up to the rooms. This hostel might have been good once, but not now.

      Reviewed August 21, 2019
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Nicholas
      Couple
      Double Room
      Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

      Perfect”

      Nice staff, clean, room with window (!) and Aircon... No reason to pay more at other locations :)

      Reviewed June 28, 2019
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Nashua from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
      Stayed 1 night in June 2019

      Clean & Comfortable”

      Book female dorm room, it was comfortable & clean. Communal space is also a bar I think, but it was very chill & there is also few quiet corners if you feel you want to have your own time. Staff is very friendly & helpful. There is 7E nearby. Would stay here again if come to Kuching!

      Reviewed June 20, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Emma from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
      Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

      Exceptional”

      Staff were very helpful and friendly

      Reviewed June 03, 2019
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Dennis from United States
      Solo traveler
      Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

      Great Value at this Friendly Hostel”

      The fun thing about hostels are the people you meet. This hostel attracts interesting people from around the world and the staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome and assist in travel or local advice. I whole heartedly recommend this hostel to any budget traveler.

      Reviewed March 02, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      amira from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

      A good place to stay!”

      Room - It was better than i expected, but would be better if they provided the plug next to every bed so we can charge while using it. Facilities - I got what i needed :) Breakfast - Basic breakfast like bread & butter, tea, coffee.. who doesnt like free breakfast? ;D Bar - amazingly cheap! Plus i got 1 free shot of tuak from Shida, the owner , and i love it! Common area - they have pool table, darts and also a reading area. Staffs - Sweet, friendly, and treat you like a friend. I booked for 2 nights but I stayed only for 1 nite (too bad) just because I went to different part of Sarawak unplanned and stayed in the hotel nearby as it was already dark and i was alone to drive back to the city. Funny part was, I forgot that I supposed to check out on the next day but i totally forgot until around 3pm and i quickly gv Ben a call, and he was like okay and told me no need to rush. Thanks Ben! Anyway, its a good cheap place to stay in Kuching, worth every penny!

      Reviewed February 18, 2019
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Hanna
      Group
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

      Exceptional”

      Very nice hostel! Friendly and helpful staff, social vibe and a nice communal area with a Tv-room, pingpong table and pool table. Dorms are basic but clean and the beds are comfortable. Breakfast consisting of toast, jam, tea and coffee is included. We stayed overnight in Bako national park and we were able to store our luggage in the reception while we were away, free off charge. Would definitely recommend!

      Reviewed January 20, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Reetaben from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
      Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

      Great stay!!!”

      A well located hostel with such lovely, hospitable staff (thank you Ben, Sheila and little Zaki). Good breakfast and the Sunday roast was a great touch! Would definitely recommend when staying in Kuching.

      Reviewed November 14, 2018
      8.8
      Excellent
      FIDEL from Malaysia
      Business traveler
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in October 2018

      Value for money. ”

      Recommended for budget traveller.

      Reviewed October 25, 2018
      6.8
      Good
      Marianne from Netherlands
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

      It was just an OK hostel, but there are better ones in Kutching”

      OK hostel, you can sleep and there is free breakfast. However, not that great atmosphere. After this hostel I stayed in 2 other hostels as well, which were both as cheap but better worth your money.

      Reviewed August 16, 2018
      6.8
      Good
      toh from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

      simple stay”

      basic facility, nice bathing room. area for improvement floor in the dorm need to be sweep.

      Reviewed August 13, 2018
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Nina from Australia
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in July 2018

      All good things ”

      I ended up here for 6 nights. The hostel was clean. I was in the 10 bed dorm but had enough space and felt secure with locked doors and safes provided. Staff were super helpful and kind. Other travelers here were all relaxed and didn't mind to have a beer but respectful / quiet when appropriate. Free breakfast and water refills bonus! Good location to walk around Kuching city

      Reviewed August 06, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Anne from Germany
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2018

      Super friendly and relaxed hostel”

      + friendly staff, always helpful with question + easy to meet people + guests in the dorm are quiet and considerate and also all very friendly + everything is clean + rainshower + filtered water in the kitchen/bar area + all in all good vibes only

      Reviewed July 13, 2018
      8.4
      Excellent
      Brenda from Malaysia
      Couple
      Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in April 2018

      Recommended ”

      Friendly staff. Money of value. Will definitely go again :)

      Reviewed April 27, 2018
      5.6
      Wen from Singapore
      Group
      3 twin
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

      There are probably better places to stay in Kuching”

      The staff were not helpful and forgot to tell us several things during check in, such as how to access WiFi, where the washrooms/showers were, and how to enter/exit the building with the key fob.

      Reviewed April 20, 2018
      8.0
      Excellent
      Jérémie from France
      Couple
      Double Room
      Stayed 8 nights in March 2018

      Nice guesthouse and good vibes”

      We stayed a week in Kuching. Plenty of things to do in the area, with great advice from the staff to do it by your own or they can also arrange tours. The location is good, ten minutes walk from the waterfront and city center and easy access to everything: shops, bars, restaurants... We had a private room, the room itself is simple but ok (maybe add something to hang clothes, and darker curtains for people who wants to sleep longer in the morning...) and aircon works well. But: bring your earplugs as you can hear pretty much everything that happens next door and outside (works, music in bars, people shouting, animals...), and the shared bathroom is not very convenient as it is very small with shower and toilets (has hot water though). The common area is nice and people working there or hanging around are always smiling and willing to help. I recommend, even if some improvements could be made to make it even better.

      Reviewed April 12, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      S from Yemen
      Couple
      Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in November 2017

      Nice stay”

      I liked staying at this hostel. The staff are very friendly and the location is quite good. The room was great. I would stay there and I recommend it to others.

      Reviewed March 27, 2018
      7.6
      Very good
      D from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in November 2017

      Very good”

      Sociable, informative, welcoming and friendly atmosphere. No frills, but good value.

      Reviewed March 19, 2018
      8.4
      Excellent
      Claire from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Double Room
      Stayed 4 nights in February 2018

      Lovely guesthouse, great location ”

      Well located guesthouse. We really enjoyed the communal space, with its DVD player and excellent selection of DVDs both movies and series. The double room was spacious and the aircon worked really well. Facing the street they are a little susceptible to noise; there was a disco somewhere till the early morning we was audible. Otherwise it was a comfortable stay. For the price it was good value for money, the couple of simple things I thought could be improved on were that the towels stank, a really musky smell, not something you'd want to dry yourself with. The second was the check in. When I checked in I was told that I'd not paid for my room so I paid again, but then Agoda also took the payment, and it was a hassle getting it back from Agoda. So communication between the guesthouse and Agoda needs to be improved. Munch Cafe round the corner is brilliant if you fancy bread, they usually have a few different varieties to choose from.

      Reviewed February 15, 2018
      8.8
      Excellent
      Edmund from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in December 2017

      Excellent”

      Location was good. Host's attitude is good. The only 2 concerns I had were (1) I had to make further payment of a small amount (I think is less than 20 rm) when I thought I have made the full payment via Agoda; and (2) hard to find toilet papers - but well I could have walk down to level 2 to ask.

      Reviewed February 05, 2018
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