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Dock In Hostel
Dock In Hostel
Dock In Hostel
Dock In Hostel
Dock In Hostel
Dock In Hostel
Dock In Hostel

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9.2

Exceptional

887 reviews

887 reviews

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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 1.93 kilometers from city center
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Sabah State Museum 2.1 km
Mamutik Island 3.3 km
Night Market 3.7 km
Gaya Street Sunday Market 4.2 km
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque 4.5 km
Signal Hill Observatory Platform 4.6 km
Manukan Island 6.6 km
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park 8.2 km
Sapi Island 8.2 km
Poring Hot Springs 17.6 km
Nearby landmarks
Whole Sale Super Market 230 m
Long Jump Pitch 250 m
Tanjung Aru Perdana Park 250 m
Shot Put Pitch 310 m
Sunny Supermarket 380 m
Sabah Turf Club 410 m
Sea Park Condominium Parking Lot 440 m
Perdana Park Man Made Lake 530 m
Roll Call Area 560 m
Principal's Parking 580 m

Dock In Hostel

House 35, Jalan Setesen, Jalan Mat Salleh, Tanjung Aru, 88100, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88100 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Tanjung Aru part of Kota Kinabalu, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Be sure to set some time aside to visit Sapi Island as well as Tanjung Aru Beach nearby. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

740 meters to public transportation

Top Value

Front desk [24-hour]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Restaurants

Coffee shop

Laundry service

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kota Kinabalu every 2 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money9.4
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport3.3 km

Rooms available at Dock In Hostel

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
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • City view
  • 4 bunk beds
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Family Room 8
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 queen beds and 4 bunk bed...
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 6 bunk beds
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Private Queen Bed
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Family Room 6
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 king beds and 2 bunk beds
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Private Bunk
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 bunk beds
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Shared bathroom
  • 8 bunk beds
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Family Room for 6 People
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
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Bed in 8-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Dock In Hostel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 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. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Dock In Hostel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Dock In Hostel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

What is the smoking policy at Dock In Hostel?

Dock In Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What is the closest airport to Dock In Hostel?

Travel by air is easy with Kota Kinabalu International Airport only 3.2 km away from Dock In Hostel.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Dock In Hostel?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to Dock In Hostel is North Borneo Railway, 740 m away.

What restaurants are nearby Dock In Hostel?

Restaurants including Kedai Kopi Hin Loi Tanjung Aru, King Hu Restaurant and Apple 'D' Aru Cafe are popular in Dock In Hostel’s neighborhood which is known as Tanjung Aru.

What are popular attractions near Dock In Hostel?

Guests at Dock In Hostel can easily visit Tanjung Aru Perdana Park, Long Jump Pitch and Shot Put Pitch located in the Tanjung Aru area.

What popular beaches are close to Dock In Hostel?

Guests at Dock In Hostel can easily visit Tanjung Aru Beach in the Tanjung Aru area.

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What people love about Dock In Hostel

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Staff are friendly and warm."

    Andrew

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    October 12, 2020

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "The place is really clean too."

    Sylvea

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    September 28, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Clean and spacious."

    siti

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    August 31, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 1,524 Kota Kinabalu properties
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Value for money score
9.4/10
Cleanliness score
9.5/10
Couples review score
9.2/10
Service score
9.2/10
Better than
97
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Better than
97
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Better than
97
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Better than
96
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Overall rating:

9.2

Exceptional
887 reviews
Cleanliness
9.5
Facilities
8.9
Location
8.8
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What travelers say they love:
Dock in hostel has a very pleasant environment.
Jacqueline from Malaysia
Solo traveler
More about Dock In Hostel

More about Dock In Hostel

Dock In Hostel

Do more sightseeing in the famous neighborhoods of Kota Kinabalu with a stay at Dock In Hostel. Let the ocean at Sapi Island surround you! Maximize your ocean swims with a stay at Dock In Hostel.
At Dock In Hostel, guests are bound to have a stress-free stay. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hostel's free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy free parking right at the hostel. Front desk service is provided at the hostel including luggage storage.
Packing light is possible at Dock In Hostel thanks to the hostel's laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like room service let you get the most out of your room time. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hostel.
All rooms at Dock In Hostel are designed for comfort. For your comfort, some rooms at the hostel are equipped with air conditioning. Dock In Hostel also provides a hair dryer in some of its bathrooms for your convenience.


Dining and things to do

Enjoy the morning bliss with a sip of good coffee at the cafe located in the hostel. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hostel, for whenever you get hungry. Dock In Hostel has vending machines for 24-hour available light snacks and/or drinks.
Apart from amenities and services, Dock In Hostel goes the extra mile to make sure all guests make the most of their time. Get social at the hostel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


Reasons to stay here

Get more than you bargain for here, which scores value for money higher than 96% of the city's accommodation.
Facilities at this hostel are rated higher than 95% of other accommodations in the city.
Past guests love the cleanliness here, ranking it higher than 97% of the city's accommodation.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.9

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

44 mentions

Breakfast

12 mentions

Food & Dining

6 mentions

Beach

6 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Malay

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Vending machine

Cleanliness and safety

  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Face coverings on staff
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Services and conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Asian
Location
House 35, Jalan Setesen, Jalan Mat Salleh, Tanjung Aru, 88100, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88100
Excellent
Location

8.8

Airports

  • Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
    3.3 km
  • Labuan Airport (LBU)
    115.3 km

Public transportation

  • North Borneo Railway
    740 m
  • South Bus Terminal
    2.7 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Klinik-Klinik Pakar QEH
    1.9 km

Shopping

  • Gaya Street Sunday Market
    4.2 km

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    210 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    200 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Sabah State Museum
    2.1 km
  • Mamutik Island
    3.3 km
  • Night Market
    3.7 km
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market
    4.2 km
  • Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
    4.5 km
  • Signal Hill Observatory Platform
    4.6 km
  • Manukan Island
    6.6 km
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
    8.2 km
  • Sapi Island
    8.2 km
  • Poring Hot Springs
    17.6 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Whole Sale Super Market
    230 m
  • Long Jump Pitch
    250 m
  • Tanjung Aru Perdana Park
    250 m
  • Shot Put Pitch
    310 m
  • Sunny Supermarket
    380 m
  • Sabah Turf Club
    410 m
  • Sea Park Condominium Parking Lot
    440 m
  • Perdana Park Man Made Lake
    530 m
  • Roll Call Area
    560 m
  • Principal's Parking
    580 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-11 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Children under 6 years old will receive breakfast free of charge.
  • Children 6 - 11 years old will be charged an extra fee for breakfast.
  • Extra bed is not available at this property.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until12:00

The property

  • Number of rooms 94

Reviews of Dock In Hostel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
9.2
/
10
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.5
Facilities8.9
Location8.8
Service9.2
Value for money9.4
High score for Kota Kinabalu
Rating
9+ Exceptional (248)
8-9 Excellent (55)
7-8 Very Good (37)
6-7 Good (4)
<6 Below Expectation (16)
Time of the year
Mar - May (89)
Jun - Aug (66)
Sep - Nov (94)
Dec - Feb (111)
All guests (887)
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10.0
Exceptional
Kharis from Philippines
Group
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

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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

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10.0
Exceptional
Rachel from Malaysia
Group
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

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10.0
Exceptional
John from Vietnam
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

This is one of the best locations in the area.”

I love the design and setup. Modern and clean. Better than local hotels which charge five times as much and don't offer anything in return. It is only until you get into brand new condo build outs or 4 star hotels that can even match this highly thought out hostel concept in this area. I say concept because Dock In is something refreshing and experimental. I highly recommend.

Reviewed September 20, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Jacqueline from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Clean, safe, friendly staff. Good for solo traveller ”

Dock in hostel has a very pleasant environment. The capsule is spacious enough, and comfortable. The room and the toilet, bathrooms are very clean and comfortable. The staffs arr friendly. And its aways from the city, more quiet, and can see staff at the counter almost 24 hours. Kinda safe for female solo traveller. Highly recommended.

Reviewed December 11, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Mark from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Excellent value for money”

Excellent coffee, very modern, staff friendly. Wish l could off got the large TV near cafe to work. But couldn't, probably my fault. I like this place a lot l am a cyclist and their was a great cycle route into town. This was an excellent place to relax. The young receptionist was very friendly and would tell me where to go. Near the dock inn where long house and large concrete piers too observe the house from which was interesting. Also the tanjung Aru beach where a lot of Chinese gathered at sunset and it was near The Sutera harbour resort again l found interesting.

Reviewed October 29, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Ying from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Exceptional”

I love the atmosphere of this hostel. Everything is quite new and clean. The staff were friendly, the food was good, and there's comfy sofas where u can just relax. The beds are comfortable and the toilets are well maintained. Definitely recommend this place!

Reviewed January 03, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
SITI from Malaysia
Couple
Private Bunk
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Extremely Recommended”

I have stayed here more than 3 to 4 times because of its cheap, super clean especially the toilet is always clean, strategically located (5 minutes to Imago by car), delicious cafe & coffee (really like it), the atmosphere ohh myy I love it, the PERFECT HOSTEL I ever been with the minimalist and modern interior design ( I can say its a 5 STAR HOSTEL).

Reviewed November 21, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Kwang from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Superb Clean and comfortable”

the room, toilet and bathroom is super clean. is the best choice for bagpacker. although a bit far away from city, but very near to airport. it is super convenience to car traveller, the hostel got provide car park

Reviewed November 27, 2019

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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

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10.0
Exceptional
ella from Singapore
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

super clean and comfortable”

its systematic, its safe, cozy and clean, staff are helpful and polite, high speed internet, theres also cafeteria inside.. its a nice place..definitely book again here!

Reviewed August 21, 2019

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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

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10.0
Exceptional
darrickson from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

excellence”

i loved waking up early and walking the side back road behind dock in directly to the beach, no traffic. Dock in has all the creature comforts and so close to nature. dorm room designed for privacy

Reviewed January 28, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Sin from Malaysia
Solo traveler
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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10.0
Exceptional
Beng from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Comfortable stay”

Clean and comfortable bed. Special shout out to the receptionist, Lia, who is friendly and helpful. Will keeo coming back. Coffee is great!

Reviewed June 05, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
DOH from Malaysia
Family with young children
Private Queen Bed
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Good relaxation place.”

All the facility are very clean. Food are abundantly available nearby though the cafeteria is only open around 10am.. My boy also loves it

Reviewed January 01, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
vanusha from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

The best ”

Best hostel I’ve ever stayed. I stay here every single weekend when I come to KK. Very clean and comfortable

Reviewed August 26, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Besmin from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Superb!”

Been staying here a few times so far I don't find any problems staying in. Its near airport (7mins drive). The only concern is you may need to request for grab/taxi to go to the other places. Overall the staying experience was excellent.

Reviewed October 15, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Shao
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

The future of hostel”

This hostel is quiet like a high-end hotel the locker and towel is good. Have curtain for every bed good bathroom and restroom Lobby is good u can have coffee and nice food and very big sofa for guests

Reviewed October 02, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
leevensia from Malaysia
Group
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Exceptional”

I wish their café open more early than 11am. if its open maybe around 7am/8am, it would be nice if we can have a cup of coffee before we check out. ( for those a little rushing traveller). overall, its all good

Reviewed January 02, 2019

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