Dock In Hostel
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Dock In Hostel

House 35, Jalan Setesen, Jalan Mat Salleh, Tanjung Aru, 88100, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88100
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    Dock In Hostel Reviews

    9.2
    Exceptional
    /10
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    8.4
    Excellent

    "Location is good depending on the purpose."

    Wei L.

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    January 2, 2019

    9.6
    Exceptional cleanliness
    Recommended by 99% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Dock In Hostel

    Things you'll love

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Vending machine

    • Car park

    Excellent
    Location
    8.8
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    Excellent location - 2.56 kilometers from city center
    Nearby
    Popular
  • Kinabalu Golf Course900 m
  • Kota Kinabalu International Airport1.08 km
  • Tanjung Aru Beach1.2 km
  • Consulate of Japan1.32 km
  • Sutera Harbour Golf Club1.34 km
  • State Mosque1.6 km
  • Sabah Art Gallery2.03 km
  • Science & Technology Centre2.04 km
  • Sabah Museum2.04 km
  • Sabah State Museum2.06 km
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    4 travelers have booked today.

    Value for money9.4
    Location rating8.8
    Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
    Distance to airport1.1 km

    Rooms available at Dock In Hostel

    Private Queen Bed
    Private Queen Bed
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    • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 queen bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Shower
    • 4 bunk beds
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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: 23 m²/248 ft²
    • City view
    • 4 bunk beds
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
    • City view
    • 4 bunk beds
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    Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
    Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 6-Bed Standard Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 6-Bed Standard Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
    • 2 single beds
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    Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
    ...
    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
    • 4 bunk beds
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    Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 bunk bed
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    What people love about Dock In Hostel

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Near to tanjung aru beach, 7 eleven is opposite of it, 2km to gaya street, near to airport, breakfast suppied every morning in very nice lobby, everything is gr..."

      Wong

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      June 9, 2018

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "There's a spacious public area, with TV computer, and board games. In addition, there's quite a number of bathrooms in one floor which is out of my expectation."

      Kristy

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      August 21, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Environment nice,room nice,food nice,clean and fashion."

      lichen

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      February 21, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Overall, its all good"

    leevensia

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    January 2, 2019

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    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Good place to stay"

    Andrew

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    November 29, 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 Dock In Hostel from real guests

    Agoda Reviews (566)Booking.com Reviews (302)
    9.2
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    10
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness9.6
    Facilities8.9
    Location8.8
    Service9.4
    Value for money9.4
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Beng from Malaysia
    Couple
    Private Bunk
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Pleasant and helpful staffs”

    Been here multiple times and it was an unfortunate experience this time to encounter a group of uncourteous and inconsiderate guests who stayed opposite to our private bunk, having NO SENSE and made loud noises, sang in the bathroom (a duet, maybe a trio) and even smoked in the room when we were already asleep (it was 12 midnight when these happened altogether)! We were awakened by these noises and cigarette smoke and complaint was lodged instantaneously. Problem was solved within 15 minutes and no similar event recurred the next night. Credit to all the staffs on their efficiency in managing problems and a special mention to Lea! Thanks! Perhaps in the future, hostel management should consider getting this type of monkeys heavily fined for disobeying the rules set and also, for the comfort of other guests.

    Reviewed April 16, 2019
    3.2
    Flora from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Never again”

    This hostel is one of the most expensive ones, yet the Wifi was not working at all (not even in the reception area), there was no tea/coffee or anything before 10 am and worst of all, the showers were extremely dirty (there was even a used sanitary napkin in one of the showers!). The whole place felt impersonal and overall it’s really bad value. I even decided to change hostel — went to Skypod Hostel which was much cheaper but much better (clean, working wifi, free water/coffee/tea and better vibes). Stay away from this place.

    Reviewed April 27, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    MEI from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Exceptional”

    Greeted by the aroma of coffee as soon as the door of lobby was opened. Friendly staff. Spacious, well-maintained, neat and tidy and pleasant surroundings. Comfortable mattress, soft and moderate pillow and thick quilt. Electrical appliances functioning well. Sound insulation is good as it located just beside the road.

    Reviewed February 23, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Nor from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    Good place to stay for adults travellers”

    I was just staying for a short time while waiting for my late flight. The bed is cosy, the room and attached bathroom is clean. The hostel look really nice from outside. But as a traveller with kid its a bit challenging because you have to climb up the stairs. There was no elevator. And you have to take off your shoes downstairs and wear their slippers to go up to their room. And since they don't provide slippers for kids I have to carry my kid up to 2nd floor. I will not stay here again until my kid have grown up but will still come for their coffee though :)

    Reviewed February 22, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kharis from Philippines
    Group
    1 Person in 6-Bed Standard Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2019

    Best Hostel in Kota Kinabalu!”

    My cousin and I super loved our stay in dock in! It is just a few minutes away from the airport and from the city proper. The hostel is really nice, with beautiful interior! The room, toilet, and bathrooms are all clean and well-maintained. What we loved the most is the cafe at the lobby where we get to hang out in the morning while waiting for our tour, and then in the afternoon after the tour until the evening. The cafe is very cosy and serves really good food and coffee!! The staff are also very friendly! Definitely the best accomodation in Kota for a very low price! Worth it! Highly recommended!

    Reviewed April 15, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Deng from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Great but”

    Don't get me wrong, everything is good. But the lack of privacy is there as there is no locker to store your own stuff if you bringing expensive belongings over. Anyhow, the staffs were very nice and is a very cozy environment over the hotel.

    Reviewed April 13, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Clarence from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    so clean”

    clean comfortable easy check-in easy check-out love to stay here again and again...

    Reviewed April 22, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    yuleska from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    My favourite hostel”

    Amazing facilities. Will definitely return

    Reviewed April 21, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Muhammad from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Value for money for the hostel like this”

    Good hostel and I always stay here overnight when I need to catch up next morning flight in kkia. Near to airport and they have some shops nearby if you need something to eat. Facilities inside are enough for the basic things you need in a hostel and quite ok for privacy. Recommended.

    Reviewed January 23, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Siaw from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Excellent”

    Second time staying here. Requested for lower bunk bed but because another 4 guest had checked in earlier, didn't manage to get it though :( The other 3 guests who stayed in the same room were so noisy. They chit chat until late at night and made the room so untidy. Their bags and clothes were everywhere on the floor eventhough they only stay for ~6hours. The next morning, they woke up and packing at damn early 2.30am!!! How to sleep with all the chit chat sound and plastic bag wrapping sound? Management should strictly ask the guest to keep the big luggage outside so that they won't do packing at this wee hours of the morning and disturb the other guests. Again, the remote control of air-con, which i don't understand why is it not provided for each room? The room were so hot in the midnight and the guest need to walk down to lobby to get the temperature fixed? Otherwise, cleanliness and facilities are execellent.

    Reviewed January 22, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Beng from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

    Clean and New!”

    Pleasant stay. Near to airport and Tanjung Aru First Beach. Superbly clean room. I got clean towel daily and the bed is comfortable. I enjoyed their coffee the most. Hard to find single origin light-roast beans around but they are selling it at a very affordable price. Support local grown! Will come again.

    Reviewed January 21, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Steven from France
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 7 nights in January 2019

    Overall excellent, but a couple of minor issues.”

    Pros: Great coffee, cleanliness, environment and condition of the hostel reminds you of a 5 star hotel. Cons: 1) They pit kids in the same room unsupervised; completely unacceptable! 2) Allowed some guests to check in at 2am waking everyone up in the room.

    Reviewed January 16, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    JISU from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Clean and cheap”

    Super clean and cheap! I stayed two nights at a hotel near Jesselton Point and moved to Dock In for my last night. I should've just stayed at Dock In for the whole trip. So clean. I would love to go back to Dock In.

    Reviewed January 10, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Kevin from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Feels like a 5-star hostel”

    I booked this hostel as it is near the airport, and one of the hostels in KK that accommodate midnight check-ins. Everything is clean and well maintained. I think they deserve a 5-star rating because of its facilities and very affordable rates. The only minor twist here is it is a bit far away from the city center, so you need to book a car to get there. Otherwise, it is a thumbs up for me.

    Reviewed December 06, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Siaw from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Beautiful & comfy”

    Great value for the price paid as i got last minute booking promotion price. The hotel looks exactly as described in the photo, beautiful interior design, comfortable and clean. The pillow is fluffy, the capsule/bed is spacious enough. Toilet & bathroom are seperated from each other, clean & big. There is a nice & cozy cafe opened from 10am-10pm, they are famous for their brownies & cookies. You can get RM3 off for 1 beverage in the cafe if you stayed here. Just 1 issue encountered during the stay: When I called the receptionist and request to adjust the air-conditioner temperature, the staff asked me to get the remote control at the reception, and return asap after use. Would be better if the hostel can provide 1 remote control at each room so that guest don't need to go up and down. Overall, great stay!

    Reviewed November 17, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Kate from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

    travel alone”

    good

    Reviewed April 02, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Rachel from Malaysia
    Group
    1 Person in 6-Bed Standard Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

    Overall ”

    It’s a good place to rest. Beds were comfy and so were the pillows. Though you can hear the airplanes, your sleep is not disturbed as the sleeping area is super comfortable. The lockers were downstairs making it slight tedious to go down and up for our when we wanted to get items from our luggage. This wasn’t a problem as you can also put your items upstairs in your room, but lost items wouldn’t be compensated. Overall, I’ll definitely stay here if I come back to KK. Beautiful place to stay 🥰

    Reviewed March 28, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Sujartha from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

    Good location, yet more of a cafe with a flash packer hostel”

    Pros: - close to restaurants, groceries, 7-11 with an ATM. - 15 mins walk to Tanjung Aru First Beach - close to airport ( RM8 via Grab) - RM3 voucher for drink in cafe - USB ports in dorm. - blackout curtains for each bunk Can be improved: - No proper pantry with microwave, just a chiller - no breakfast ( coffee would have been good in the morning ) - water dispenser pls ( not the one in Cafe)

    Reviewed March 07, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sin from Malaysia
    Couple
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

    Value for money, clean and comfortable”

    The dorm mates (mother and daughter) were a bit noisy close to sleeping hours and in the morning with their packing and zipping. Aside from that, another dorm mate wanted to switch off the aircond in the room as it is blowing directly to her bed (the temperature control has to be done at the reception area). Overall, it is a nice, clean, comfortable place to spend the nights, decent in-house cafe with food and drinks, plenty of local food options within 5 minutes walking distance, close to the beach for sunrise and sunset view.

    Reviewed February 08, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sin from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Comfortable and value for money”

    The location is within walking distance to Tg. Aru beach, plenty of food choices nearby although it is not located at the town centre, you can always take Grab to reach your destination. There is a cafe at lobby area for guests and outsiders.

    Reviewed February 05, 2019
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