8.6

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Housekeeping40
Breakfast6
Internet2
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9.1

Exceptional

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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
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Popular landmarks
Gaya Street Sunday Market 180 m
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque 380 m
Night Market 440 m
Signal Hill Observatory Platform 540 m
Mamutik Island 860 m
Sabah State Museum 2.5 km
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park 7.9 km
Sapi Island 7.9 km
Manukan Island 8.2 km
Poring Hot Springs 14.3 km
Nearby landmarks
City Park 20 m
General Post Office 60 m
Teksi Car Park 90 m
Main Post Office 100 m
Pos Malaysia Car Park 110 m
Milimewa Superstore 110 m
Milimewa 140 m
Servay 160 m
Dataran Desoka 160 m
Net Access 170 m
H2 Backpackers

"There are laundry inside which makes things convenient."

Sahira - July 12, 2018
Female Dormitory (Price Per Bed) - Guestroom H2 Backpackers
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H2 Backpackers

Lot 2, Blok F, 1st Floor, Lorong Segama, Jalan Tun Razak, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000 - See map
  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Breakfast [free]

  • Air conditioning

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kota Kinabalu every 5 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.8
Distance to city center0.2 km
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport7.2 km

Rooms available at H2 Backpackers

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.2
Female Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 bunk beds
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Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed
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Mixed Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 8 bunk beds
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Standard Queen Room No Window
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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12 Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at H2 Backpackers?

      Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 02:00 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 capsule hotel 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 H2 Backpackers?

      H2 Backpackers is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the capsule hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, H2 Backpackers 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 capsule hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kota Kinabalu with private transportation, the capsule hotel can arrange car rental for you.

      Is breakfast offered at H2 Backpackers?

      Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at H2 Backpackers. A selection of food types including full american and asian breakfast options is available for guests.

      What is the smoking policy at H2 Backpackers?

      H2 Backpackers does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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      What people love about H2 Backpackers

      • 9.2

        Exceptional

        "Super fast internet, got aircond and fan."

        Nurfaranadia

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        July 15, 2019

      • 10.0

        Exceptional

        "Decoration at room so cozy and nice."

        WAI

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        June 1, 2020

      • 8.4

        Excellent
        Cleanliness

        "The bed is comfortable and clean."

        Yi

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        May 6, 2019

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      Overall rating:

      8.6

      Excellent
      690 reviews
      Cleanliness
      8.7
      Facilities
      8.0
      Location
      9.1
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      What travelers say they love:
      The toilet was clean beyond my expectation.
      Theresa from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      More about H2 Backpackers

      More about H2 Backpackers

      Built in 2015, H2 Backpackers is a distinct addition to Kota Kinabalu and a smart choice for travelers. The hotel lies 0.2 km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

      At H2 Backpackers, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, Wi-Fi in public areas, laundry service, smoking area.

      H2 Backpackers is home to 3 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, soundproofing, laptop safe box. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Whatever your purpose of visit, H2 Backpackers is an excellent choice for your stay in Kota Kinabalu.

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      13 mentions

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      7 mentions

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      1 mention

      What they offer

      10.0

      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "The whole hostel is clean, staff are nice."

      Yim

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      August 26, 2019

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      Reviews of H2 Backpackers from real guests

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      8.6
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      Cleanliness8.7
      Facilities8.0
      Location9.1
      Room comfort and quality8.2
      Service8.8
      Value for money8.8
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Lanza from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Mixed Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
      Stayed 1 night in March 2018

      Was a good stay and very convenient”

      Highly recommended forca backpackers traveller when visiting Kota Kinabalu City. The location is very accessible in any point of the city, just by a walking distance to different places within the city. And the catetaker Auntie, she is ver accommodating and friendly. Thank you H2 backapackers hostel. Until my next visit to Kota Kinabalu.

      Reviewed March 14, 2018

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      Thanks very much for your review and comment score...:)

      Responded March 15, 2018
      H2 Backpackers
      9.2
      Exceptional
      W. from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Female Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

      Strategic location. Simple and nice stay.”

      Friendly staff. The bed comes with a small locker, which is just nice for me. Clean shared bathroom. The location is very convenient, walking distance to Jesselton Point, Sunday Gaya Street Market, and many local restaurants and shops nearby. Public car parks available at nearby streets if you have a car with you. Spent my two nights here. It might get a bit noisy when people get in/out of the dorm. Otherwise, just be as considerate as you can while staying in a dorm. Overall, I was satisfied with my stay at H2 Backpacker, would consider it again for my next trip. Recommended for solo/group traveler(s).

      Reviewed August 07, 2017

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Aaron from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Mixed Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

      Good location, excellent price, nice boarders”

      Top 3 Things I enjoyed the most at my stay: 1. The location is an excellent spot to everything. Everything is "walkable" from the place. You can go to the Suriah Sabah Mall for some shopping, grocery shopping at KK Plaza, Adventure at Jesselton Point, or take a bus at the Padang Merdeka. It is the center of all the city tour you need to do when going to Kota Kinabalu. 2. My stay is really cheap and shows an excellent value for money. You get to enjoy the basic necessities to enjoy your stay without overspending 3. You get to meet a lot of foreign travelers as it is one of the most common place to stay for a backpacker. You can be assured of the safety of the place as it has CCTV and their staff is always present in the location. Some improvements needs to be made regarding the storage for your bag as the lock seems pretty cheeky, good thing I have my own lock for my bag as a precaution. Likewise, smiling and learning the English language for the staff is needed :D

      Reviewed October 14, 2018

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      Hai my dear guest, Thanks very much for you take time to review and good comment for our hostel. We also very happy you staying in our hostel H2 Backpackers.. 😊

      Responded October 15, 2018
      H2 Backpackers
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Goh from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Female Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
      Stayed 1 night in January 2018

      clean and comfortable”

      my flight was arrived kk in the morning. and the owner allow I check i. early. staffs are super friendly. I was enjoy the stay,feel secure, comfortable and the location very are good. I was able to make friend with few traveller when he had meal in pantry. However, it will be good if have a space for travller to hang out. Thank you H2 Backpackers provide good environment for us.

      Reviewed January 28, 2018

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      Thanks review and comment score...:)

      Responded February 14, 2018
      H2 Backpackers
      8.0
      Excellent
      Joy from Philippines
      Couple
      Stayed 5 nights in December 2018

      H2 was a convenient go-to place”

      My friend and I stayed in a private room (Room 1) and had an easy access to various places thanks to the location of H2 Backpackers. Auntie (as what many called her) was accommodating and helpful. The only thing that I probably would like to address is the shower and the air-conditioning which takes a while to really cool our room. But nevertheless, the stay was worth the money. Also, plus points for the breakfast. 😊

      Reviewed December 28, 2018

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      Hai ajoy,thanks very much for you take a time to review our hostel..:)

      Responded February 03, 2019
      H2 Backpackers
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Jho from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Female Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
      Stayed 4 nights in August 2017

      Very Nice Hostel”

      H2 Backpacker hostel is a hostel for solo traveler who likes a privacy. It is a cube hostel. Always clean and the owner is really approachable..

      Reviewed August 09, 2017

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      milly from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Mixed Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

      cramped”

      Kota Kinabalu is so small that is easy to walk anywhere from here. I stayed here only one night as it was very cramped there is not much space in the rooms if it is a full room and everyone has a bag it is a very small hostel but for passing through KK it would do the trick

      Reviewed July 05, 2018

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      Hai Milly, thanks you take time to review our hostel and Very appreciate to you staying in our hostel... :)

      Responded July 05, 2018
      H2 Backpackers
      8.0
      Excellent
      Hong from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Mixed Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
      Stayed 10 nights in March 2018

      Good location, very friendly staff, clean hostel - Definitely will stay again!”

      H2 mainly accepts pre-bookings through websites like this, walk-in is not recommendable. Even they accept you, you will still need to do online booking on the spot. Otherwise, you will be asked to pay full price. Location is excellent. Right at the heart of KK. Crossing a skybridge will get you to Gaya Street or Filipino market, avoiding the hassle of jaywalking. Auntie and the owner are very friendly. Since I stayed there for 10 nights, almost becoming a good friend with Auntie. Understand that the new owner has just taken over this hostel for around 3 months, so there are some room for improvement. They do offer some tour packages. Because the management team is relatively new, I would recommend doing research on transportation, eateries and other places before you set out. Also, they seem to need one more staff. Washroom is clean. Breakfast is fine - coffee, toast and biscuit. They have a fridge that you can keep some foods. Overall, my experience there was positive!

      Reviewed March 20, 2018

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      Hai,thanks for your review and comment score...:)

      Responded March 23, 2018
      H2 Backpackers
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Farsana from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in October 2019

      Impressive ”

      I travel frequently but this is my first experience of staying in a backpackers accommodation and was impressed. First the room and space was clean n neat, the bed sheets were way cleaner than some hotel rooms. Toilets n shower although a little small was very clean. The owner was very friendly n accommodating. As I was travelling alone, I felt safer as there were people moving about n it felt almost like home.. Will surely stay again

      Reviewed October 22, 2019

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      Hi..thanks you very much for review and comment high ratinf to our hostel:)very apperciate it.

      Responded November 01, 2019
      H2 Backpackers
      8.8
      Excellent
      Ma from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Female Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

      Excellent”

      If you're taking the bus from the airport, get off at Horizon Hotel. +Lots of cheap places to eat nearby +Within walking distance: Wisma Merdeka (money changers w/ good rates are here), Jesselton Port, Filipino Market, Night Food Market, Gaya Street Sunday Market, Waterfront, Signal Hill, Clock Tower, City Hall (where vans going to Ranau, Kundasang, etc are parked) +Steady stream of hot water in shower +Minimal fee to use washing machine +Universal outlet inside capsule +Locker could probably fit 70L backpack -Capsule curtain is see-through so it's pointless -No toiletries

      Reviewed September 08, 2017

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      7.2
      Very good
      Yuen from Hong Kong SAR, China
      Group
      Female Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

      Budget choice”

      Good things: cheap, with breakfast ( toast, lettuce, tomato slices, salad, tea and coffee, banana) , the female boss was nice and friendly and allowed us to store our luggage in the hostel when we went for mt kinabalu and before returning to the hostel a day later, the staff waited for us at the reception when we arrived kk late at night on our first day there, good location close to gaya street and fruit stores under the bridge. Bad: Hygiene in the washroom not very good but acceptable for easygoing backpackers like us, washroom very small.

      Reviewed October 12, 2018

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      Hai,thanks very much for you take a time to review our hostel..:)

      Responded October 13, 2018
      H2 Backpackers
      8.3
      Excellent
      prasetyo from Indonesia
      Solo traveler
      Mixed Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
      Stayed 1 night in June 2015

      Clean and comfortable”

      Ckean, comfortable and cheapi

      I like this hotel, if I am going to Kota Kinabalu I will bevstay this hotel again.

      Reviewed June 25, 2015

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      darlene from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Female Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

      friendly hostess, easy to get local food (just next to the Segama Flyover). ”

      tips on Grab (can't find the location in Grab's map), can put Holiday Hotel since it is just next to the backpackers.

      Reviewed October 29, 2018

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      Hai Darlene,thanks very much you for take time to review and high rating to our hostel..:)

      Responded October 29, 2018
      H2 Backpackers
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Tan from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Mixed Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

      Excellent stay”

      Excellent location near to Gaya Street, Padang Merdeka Bus Station, Filipino Market and few shopping malls (within 5 minutes walking distance). The hostel is clean and with privacy in dorm with curtain. The breakfast is tasty with not only bread, jam, 3 in 1 and tea, but also a unique local dish per day. The owner and the staff are very friendly to chat and knowledgeable to provide information for your travel in KK. Although no shampoo provided, but for the low price you paid it's totally acceptable. In end, I extended my stay for 4 days. Thanks.

      Reviewed November 10, 2018

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      Hai Tan,Thanks you very much for you take time to review and comment our hostel.very apperciate for your high rating...:)

      Responded November 10, 2018
      H2 Backpackers
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Diana from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Female Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
      Stayed 4 nights in March 2017

      Nice affordable place to stay”

      I'm a female solo traveler who would often go for solo rooms for privacy. This was my first time ever to go for hostel bunk beds type of accomodations. I was worried that i wont have my privacy and it'll be scary to sleep with strangers for 4days. I was wrong. This hostel's bunk beds gives you that privacy because they were designed like capsules. The beds were comfortable and have good wifi connection. You get free toast (with kaya spread) and coffee for breakfast. The whole place is clean youll see caretaker constantly swiping floors Everything is so good almost perfect for its location. Its just a 10minute walk to jesselton point and suriah mall, 5minute from Wisma Merdeka (for money changers they have good rates there), 5minute walk across the street and youll be in Gaya street (all the good food is their), downstairs lots of 24hr eateries, 24hr convenience stores, and at the end of the same block theres this 24hr kfc. At the back of the building youll have a local wet and dry market and another from 3 minute walk from it and you'll be in filipino handcraft market were you can buy souvenirs like keychain, bags, and tshirts. Reception is not 24hrs but if you arrived late at night just ring the doorbell and the owner will greet you. I arrived past 3am and the owner was half awake when he checked me in still accomodating nonetheless.

      Reviewed April 01, 2017

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      4.4
      Trina from Hong Kong SAR, China
      Solo traveler
      Mixed Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
      Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

      Acceptable”

      I booked 3 nights at H2 Backpackers. The room was quiet clean and the owner was actually very helpful. But the elderly woman who worked there was always super unfriendly. I always felt very uncomfortable when asking her for something. When I went to Mount Kinabalu for a couple of days they seriously charged me 10ringgit per night for leaving my luggage there. I‘ve been to many hostels around South East Asia and never had to pay when I wanted to leave my luggage there for a few days. That’s why I didn’t asked bevor hand. After I came back from my trip from Kinabalu Mountain I immediately changed the hostel! There are lots of other hostel in the same price range where I could have left my luggage without any extra charge! Would never book there again.

      Reviewed February 12, 2019

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      Hai Trina sorry about the storage luggage.Actually we dont have storage luggage for guest..but if guest really need to storage luggage we must have to charge.then we will storage and carrier your luggage until guest back to take..we dont have charges you 10ringgit pernight.we only charges you rm5 pernight only..:)

      Responded February 12, 2019
      H2 Backpackers
      9.2
      Exceptional
      noor from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Female Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

      Exceptional”

      nice place for solo backpackers...the receptionist is too much kind and helpful 👍👍

      Reviewed May 20, 2018

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      Hai,thanks so much for your review ratings..:}

      Responded May 20, 2018
      H2 Backpackers
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Tim from Malaysia
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in August 2017

      Nice clean central dorm”

      This place was really nice! It has a fully functioning kitchen and washing machine. The rooms look very nice and every bed comes with universal (!) plug system to charge all your electronics. Also an unmissable bed light.Thankfully this place is really quiet at night unlike some other hostels. The only negative thing about this place is that there is virtually no privacy, which would be super easy to give. The beds are completely closed except for a thin lacy curtain at the end that offers no privacy whatsoever and is pretty awkward when you want to rest but other people come in and out. Replace the lace for some non see through material and you will make your guests so much more comfortable :)

      Reviewed August 22, 2017

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Ines from Philippines
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in March 2018

      Perfect place for a stopover! ”

      The staff is super friendly and helped us a lot with the booking for the next day and how to get there and everything. Our room was basic but clean and we had all we needed (even towels) and also the shared bathroom was clean and with hot shower!! The breakfast which is included was basic (toast, butter, jam, coffee and cookies) but you really can’t complain with this awesome price!! We would definitely stay there again for a stopover!

      Reviewed March 17, 2018

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      Thanks so much for your review and comment score....

      Responded March 19, 2018
      H2 Backpackers
      8.8
      Excellent
      AREUM from South Korea
      Solo traveler
      Female Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

      Excellent”

      Location is very good, overall clean, very basic. Bed space is small but good enough to lie down and sit, breakfast is simple. Bread, jam, and cofee or tea. Considering price, No complains! Definately comeback if I travel alone KK again.

      Reviewed April 11, 2019

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      Hai,thanks very much for take time to review good comments to our hostel H2 Backpackers:)you are is also nice and friendly guest...

      Responded April 12, 2019
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