select your datePlease enter your stay dates to see price
Escape Backpackers Kk

"The staff is very good and the place also very comfortable."

Siti - December 1, 2018
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only - Shared bathroom Escape Backpackers Kk
Lobby Escape Backpackers Kk
 Escape Backpackers Kk
See all 30 photos

Escape Backpackers Kk

Jalan Sinsuran, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
See map
Popular landmarks
Night Market 190 m
Mamutik Island 510 m
Gaya Street Sunday Market 610 m
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque 870 m
Signal Hill Observatory Platform 1.0 km
Sabah State Museum 2.1 km
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park 7.7 km
Sapi Island 7.8 km
Manukan Island 7.9 km
Poring Hot Springs 14.7 km
Nearby landmarks
Handicraft Market 120 m
Mega Laundry - Kampung Air 130 m
Mega Laundry - Sinsuran 140 m
Starbucks 140 m
Klinik Lau & Choong 150 m
IT Point 150 m
Centre Point Sabah 160 m
Vals Bundle Shop 170 m
Warisan Square 180 m
Times Books & Magazines 180 m

9.5

Exceptional

Location rating score

Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • 890 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kota Kinabalu every 5 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money9.6
Location rating9.5
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport6.7 km

Rooms available at Escape Backpackers Kk

1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
...
  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 bunk bed & 1 bunk bed & 1...
Enter dates to see prices
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
...
  • Room size: 154 m²/1658 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 bunk bed & 1 bunk bed & 1...
Enter dates to see prices
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
...
  • Room size: 154 m²/1658 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed & 1 bunk bed & 1...
Enter dates to see prices
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
...
  • Room size: 154 m²/1658 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed & 1 bunk bed & 1...
Enter dates to see prices
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
...
  • No Windows view
  • 1 bunk bed & 1 bunk bed & 1...
Enter dates to see prices
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
...
  • City view
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 1 bunk bed & 1 bunk bed & 1...
Enter dates to see prices
1 Single Bed City View
...
  • City view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed & 1 single bed
Enter dates to see prices
4 Bed Dormitory (No Window,Area:14)
...
    Enter dates to see prices
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    ...
      Enter dates to see prices
      Female 8 Bed Dormitory (No Window,Area:14)
      ...
        Enter dates to see prices

        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at Escape Backpackers Kk?

        Check-in is from 12:00 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 front desk is always open, day or night.

        How do I get to Escape Backpackers Kk?

        For those who wish to drive their own cars, Escape Backpackers Kk has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is available for an additional charge. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kota Kinabalu with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

        Is breakfast offered at Escape Backpackers Kk?

        Adults can enjoy breakfast at no additional charge. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

        What is the smoking policy at Escape Backpackers Kk?

        Escape Backpackers Kk does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

        See map
        Explore the neighborhood

        What people love about Escape Backpackers Kk

        • 8.4

          Excellent
          Breakfast

          "The staff was sooooo nice and good breakfast."

          Junghee

          |

          September 21, 2019

        • 9.2

          Exceptional

          "Will stay there again when I come to KK."

          Cynthia

          |

          September 7, 2018

        • 9.2

          Exceptional
          Cleanliness

          "The place is simple but clean and neat."

          Cynthia

          |

          September 7, 2018

        Property ranking|Compared to 1,449 Kota Kinabalu properties
        See all rankings
        Value for money score
        9.6/10
        Location score
        9.5/10
        Service score
        9.8/10
        Cheapest price score
        Better than
        99
        %
        of Kota Kinabalu properties
        Better than
        99
        %
        of Kota Kinabalu properties
        Better than
        99
        %
        of Kota Kinabalu properties
        Better than
        99
        %
        of Kota Kinabalu properties
        Up to 30% off with Agoda Insider Deals!

        Prices drop the moment you sign in!

        Sign in now
        Overall rating:

        9.2

        Exceptional
        47 reviews
        Cleanliness
        8.8
        Facilities
        8.3
        Location
        9.5
        Read all reviews >
        What travelers say they love:
        Can arrange tours for U. Good friendly atmosphere.
        LU from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        More about Escape Backpackers Kk

        More about Escape Backpackers Kk

        For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Kota Kinabalu, Escape Backpackers Kk is the perfect choice. From here, guests can make the most of all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

        Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Kota Kinabalu property. Guests can enjoy on-site features like daily housekeeping, kitchen, Wi-Fi in public areas, shared kitchen, free breakfast.

        All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The property's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Escape Backpackers Kk is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort, and convenience in Kota Kinabalu.

        Show less

        Most talked about facilities

        Breakfast

        6 mentions

        Housekeeping

        3 mentions

        Beach

        1 mention

        What they offer

        8.4

        Excellent
        Breakfast

        "So it was cheap nice staff and good breakfast."

        Junghee

        |

        September 21, 2019

        View all reviews
        Show less

        Nearest essentials

        Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
        Show less

        What's nearby

        Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
        Show less

        Property's guest policies

        Show less

        Some helpful facts

        Show less

        Property announcements

        Show less

        Reviews of Escape Backpackers Kk from real guests

        Provided by verified guests of Agoda
        9.2
        /
        10
        Exceptional
        Cleanliness8.8
        Facilities8.3
        Location9.5
        Service9.7
        Value for money9.6
        High score for Kota Kinabalu
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (24)
        8-9 Excellent (4)
        7-8 Very Good (1)
        6-7 Good (0)
        <6 Below Expectation (1)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (6)
        Jun - Aug (14)
        Sep - Nov (6)
        Dec - Feb (4)
        Don't miss out!Users are booking a place in Kota Kinabalu every 5 minutes on Agoda.com
        All guests (47)
        All room types
        All languages

        Show reviews that mention 

        Showing 30 verified guest comments
        12
        8.4
        Excellent
        Sara from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

        I'd say here again, nice family business where they put effort into it”

        I enjoyed my stay here while in KK. Nice place where I met other guests and enjoyed my time. Place is well located and good value for money. They put effort into their family business and I really enjoyed their breakfast, fruit and coffee and tea during the day plus refilling water. They offer some tours for a reasonable price and you can also walk to the port, buy a ferry ticket and visit some Islands..I recommend doing this early morning as last boat is around 2pm or earlier. Also recommend flying to Kuching and staying there some days (bako Park is a must visit, some people go 2 days to do trekking at the park).. That's what we did and in our return we stayed here again or from kuching you can visit other parts of Borneo.

        Reviewed August 03, 2019

        See room deals

        9.2
        Exceptional
        Cynthia from Indonesia
        Group
        1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 1 night in September 2018

        feels like home”

        the location is good. nearby the beach & beachwalk. but a bit hard to find at the first time. the staffs were very nice. the place is simple but clean and neat. they had everyday breakfast (bread, fruits, cereal). I stayed at mixed dorm, it has big window facing the road. the bed, pillow, blanket were ok. They provide the towel but I hope they also provide shower gel & shampoo at the shower rooms. the most homey dorm I've ever stayed. will stay there again when I come to KK.

        Reviewed September 07, 2018

        See room deals

        9.6
        Exceptional
        LU from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
        Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

        Excellent Stay at Escape Backpackers”

        - Excellent location cos directly opposite CentrePoint - Very near to Central Market & Filipino Market - Very friendly & helpful staff & owner who can offer useful travel advice - Free drinking water available from water dispenser - Nice free local breakfast such as fried rice/noodles, bread & toast & local fruits & tea/coffee available - Able to arrange tours to many attractions at reasonable price

        Reviewed January 27, 2019

        See room deals

        10.0
        Exceptional
        David from Spain
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

        Best breakfast ever! ”

        This is one of the best hostels I've stayed in three months backpacking through South East Asia. The bed is comfortable, and they provide curtains which gives you more privacy. The staff is really kind and they give you a real breakfast: Milk, cereals, juice, cake, pancake, peanut butter, jam, noodles, even sausages! And the shower was even better than mine at home! If you smoke don't worry there is a smoking area for you

        Reviewed July 10, 2019

        See room deals

        9.2
        Exceptional
        Min from United States
        Solo traveler
        Bed in 8-Bed Female Dormitory Room
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

        Exceptional”

        Pros: Privacy curtain for the dorms, each dorm had its own light, shelf and outlet. Breakfast has limited options but was good and filling. Good central location; only 5 minutes away from the airport bus's Center Point stop. Cons: No milk at breakfast, bathrooms weren't in great condition, hallways were very narrow making it hard to navigate around other guests.

        Reviewed February 05, 2020

        See room deals

        10.0
        Exceptional
        Emma from Sweden
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 1 night in September 2018

        Excellent place! ”

        Was met by super friendly staff taking great care in making my stay comfortable. She changed my dorm room to a cheaper one since it has less people in it at the moment. Great breakfast with lots of options and proper brewed coffe. Only stayed one night but had I discovered this place sooner I would happily have stayed all my nights here. Highly recommended!

        Reviewed September 15, 2018

        See room deals

        8.4
        Excellent
        Junghee from South Korea
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
        Stayed 1 night in September 2019

        It was good however it wasn’t clean”

        The staff was sooooo nice and good breakfast. However it was nosy from cars. It is really good location but near road so i can hear car all the time. And i was expect clean but it was okay clean. However toilet was not clean. And i was dorm next living room i could hear all people talk. The hostel doesnt have any soundproof. I could not sleep well. So it was cheap nice staff and good breakfast. However if you looking for quite you have to think about it.

        Reviewed September 21, 2019

        See room deals

        10.0
        Exceptional
        Christianuz from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

        Highly recommended”

        Great location, just across Centrepoint Sabah, and the breakfast was amazing, they really serve a true breakfast. The place feels so homey and is very clean, I also love the fact that they place curtains in the bed to add a little bit of privacy in the dorms. And the boss lady, which I thought at first was Chinese, treats her guests like her own children, very caring and sweet. She is Filipina by the way. Filipinos really are amazing hosts. Will come back again soon.

        Reviewed October 20, 2019

        See room deals

        9.6
        Exceptional
        Elreen from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        Bed in 8-Bed Female Dormitory Room
        Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

        Exceptional”

        The location is very strategic, just beside Center Point Mall but it is very hard to locate it the first time because there was no visible signage. The hostel is located in the fourth floor and there is no elevator so you might consider it. The free breakfast is good, there are cereals, bread with spread and eggs. The staff are awesome. I was sick on my last day and they took care of me.

        Reviewed August 28, 2018

        See room deals

        10.0
        Exceptional
        Mohd from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 1 night in July 2018

        super nice staff”

        highly recommended, room is nice and clean, staff is super nice. very friendly. opposite to Centre Point. easy to go. just walk.

        Reviewed August 06, 2018

        See room deals

        10.0
        Exceptional
        Li-Ting from Taiwan
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

        BEST experience of staying in a hostel”

        I love this place without doubt. Staff here is extremely friendly and sweet to everyone. Even though it was just a short stay, I could feel they treat each other and the guests here as family members. Aunties' cooking is flawless, staff is really helpful. It's definately a comfy and warm place to stay. I'm sure you'll love this place as I do!

        Reviewed August 02, 2018

        See room deals

        10.0
        Exceptional
        Marvz from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

        The best hostel in KK!”

        Thank you to Auntie and her hardworking team for taking care of me and everyone. We felt like we are in our own home because of the warmth and welcoming atmosphere of the place. See you again soon!

        Reviewed August 14, 2019

        See room deals

        9.2
        Exceptional
        LU from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        1 Single Bed City View
        Stayed 1 night in March 2019

        Like the variety of breakfast & friendly & helpful lady owner.”

        Very friendly & helpful lady boss & good location in the centre of town within walking distance to the waterfront, Centrepoint & Warisan Square, etc.

        Reviewed May 06, 2019

        See room deals

        10.0
        Exceptional
        Siti from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

        Exceptional”

        the staff is very good and the place also very comfortable. i definitely come here again if I'm going back to sabah. really worth it.

        Reviewed December 01, 2018

        See room deals

        10.0
        Exceptional
        Murphy from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
        Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

        Good place”

        The dorm was clean. Located at the centre of the city. Also the staff was courteous and friendly

        Reviewed November 07, 2018

        See room deals

        9.2
        Exceptional
        LU from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
        Stayed 1 night in March 2019

        Budget hostel & very centrally located in KK”

        Nice helpful lady owner. Good breakfast. Can arrange tours for U. Good friendly atmosphere.

        Reviewed May 06, 2019

        See room deals

        8.4
        Excellent
        Nurul from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Bed in 8-Bed Female Dormitory Room
        Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

        There live like one family... They so friendly n love it.. Very suitable for solo backpackers.. ”

        If u don't like small space don't go there. But if u like to find new family n friends, i recommend. Thank you guys.

        Reviewed August 13, 2018

        See room deals

        9.6
        Exceptional
        Joyce from Hong Kong SAR, China
        Couple
        1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 1 night in May 2018

        nice n good but just 1 toilet for girl”

        nice n good but just 1 toilet for girl

        Reviewed May 22, 2018

        See room deals

        9.6
        Exceptional
        Joyce from Hong Kong SAR, China
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 1 night in May 2018

        nice n good but just 1 toilet for girl”

        nice n good but just 1 toilet for girl

        Reviewed May 22, 2018

        See room deals

        4.0
        Xingjian from China
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
        Stayed 1 night in February 2019

        Acceptable”

        Not good. Hot lobby

        Reviewed February 23, 2019

        See room deals

        12
        This is a popular property. Don't miss out!

        Back to search results

        Back to room choices

        |

        Dismiss

        null