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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 - 2.56 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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Private Queen Bed
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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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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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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Dormitory Room (2 Adults)
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
  • Shower
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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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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 1,433 Kota Kinabalu properties
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Value for money score
9.4/10
Cleanliness score
9.5/10
Service score
9.2/10
Overall score
9.2/10
Better than
97
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Better than
97
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Better than
96
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Better than
91
%
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

Access

  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

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

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Free bottled water
  • Shared bathroom
  • Wi-Fi [free]
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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9.2
Exceptional
Kai from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

New and clean, great value for money! ”

Would definitely recommend Dock In to anyone travelling to KK. As it is quite a new establishment, everything is new, fresh, and clean. It’s not located in the city centre but Grab (Asia’s version of Uber) is available and a ride from Dock In to the city centre would cost no more than RM7-10 per ride. It’s also really near the Tanjung Aru beach and the airport. Stayed for 4 nights in the all female 4pax dorm. Had no issues whatsoever.

Reviewed December 10, 2018

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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
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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9.2
Exceptional
Alda from Italy
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in March 2020

luxury hostel close to the airport”

Super clean and super fancy for an incredible price!! True that it's the closest to the beach (Tanjung, where market and amazing sunset is) and to the airport, but it's a struggle to reach the city centre every time! The staff is super nice and helpful (they even kept my luggage for a week when I went to Sandakan!), but it's hard to communicate with them in english (easier at the bar then in reception!) The rooms are cleaned every day, but the air conditioning is really too strong,I almost got sick for it! Being close to the airport, has often guests for just a night layover, so it's hard to make friendship. No laundry service, and it's a pity for such a fancy hostel (but there is a laundry nearby)

Reviewed March 15, 2020

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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

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8.8
Excellent
dominique from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

Clean and convenient - near to airport”

It's not central near the business district, but then it is closer to Tanjung Aru beach. Also, this isn't a problem as you can get a Grab taxi to the town centre for 8RM - that's about £1,50 in old English money or 2 US dollars. It's one of the nicer hostels I've stayed in.

Reviewed June 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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8.8
Excellent
Siaw from Malaysia
Solo traveler
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

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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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9.2
Exceptional
Beng from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Worth the price ”

My primary choice whenever in Kota Kinabalu. Near to the airport but maybe rather far from the city centre. Comfortable bed and pillow. Clean room, shower rooms and toilets. Quiet at night as no more planes taking off after midnight. The hotel now charges a very minimal fee of RM 3 on each towel rental but I find it very reasonable.

Reviewed December 15, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Wennye from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

CLEAN, VALUE FOR MONEY, COMFORTABLE”

This is really a good place for solo or a group of traveler. Near with Airport and Tanjung Aru. What I really like is the GOOD INTERNET CONNECTION and VERY CLEAN BATHROOM/SHOWER. Breakfast is included. It was a very simple breakfast I don't mind because the room is cheap.

Reviewed September 05, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Wong from Malaysia
Family with young children
Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room (Queen Bed)
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

sparking clean”

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 great here. will come backagain

Reviewed June 09, 2018

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8.0
Excellent
siti from Malaysia
Group
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Nice place for a short stay”

It was my second stay. This time, I Went there in a group of 4. Booked the whole 4 beds in a room with ensuite bathroom. All facilities are well-maintained. Nicely located at Tanjung Aru; a mere 6 minutes from KK international airport. The only thing I realised from my 2 times stay was that the staff seems to have double standard service towards locals. I did noticed that they seems friendlier with the foreigners compared to us locals. Just to clarify, we did pay for the same amount though! Please improve your service please. All in all, it’s definitely the best place for a short stay in KK.

Reviewed September 02, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Dalinah from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

2nd time staying”

First time staying with friends, then 2nd time staying being a solo. Staffs are friendly, as they still recognise me even after few months. Food is good, guest get special deals for drinks. The cafe is so cozy, with the music they play. Location of the hostel is quite ok, just that so noisy you can hear the planes every 10mins as the airport is nearby. All the facilities except the usb port are good in function. Price is reasonable and affordable. Overall, this place is fully recommended to stay!

Reviewed October 30, 2019

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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

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8.8
Excellent
yuleska from Malaysia
Business traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

Best value”

Public transportations a bit difficult unless u use taxi / grab i guess. Other than that, this is the best value for hostel in kota kinabalu. Parking is free

Reviewed May 26, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
JISU from South Korea
Solo traveler
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

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9.2
Exceptional
Bellaflor from Philippines
Group
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Very clean and cool accommodation ”

We were a group of 26 and Dock In was a perfect hotel on our last day after a whole day tour! The lobby and cafe was cool and the rooms and bathrooms were very clean. The only downside was the breakfast as it was really just cereals and bread. Suggest to have baskets for bathroom use though for toiletries so it’s more convenient.

Reviewed August 10, 2018

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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
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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