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8.6
Excellent
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9.1
Exceptional
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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • General Post Office60 m
  • Main Post Office100 m
  • Milimewa Superstore110 m
  • KK Plaza150 m
  • Dataran Desoka160 m
  • Net Access170 m
  • City Park170 m
  • Cocoon170 m
  • Upperstar Cafe & Bar180 m
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market190 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    H2 Backpackers

    Lot 2, Blok F, 1st Floor, Lorong Segama, Jalan Tun Razak, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000 - See map
    "We stayed in the private room there, which was perfectly fine."
    Steven - May 21, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 90% of guests
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.7 rating for cleanliness
    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Ticket services

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 13 times

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    Review score - United States
    9.2/10
    Location score
    9.1/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.7/10
    Better than
    99
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Value for money8.8
    Distance to city center0.2 km
    Location rating9.1
    Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
    Distance to airport5.2 km

    Rooms available at H2 Backpackers

    8.2
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Mixed Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
    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
    Standard Queen Room
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 queen bed
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    Female Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
    Female Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 4 bunk beds
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    What people love about H2 Backpackers

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "If some day I come here again I will like to stay here again"

      Yilmaz

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      December 21, 2018

    • 8.0
      Very good

      "Comfy bed, AC and towels."

      Steven

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      May 21, 2018

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "Clean, internet connection was alright, breakfast was good, bed and pillow was clean."

      Noor

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      December 12, 2018

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    7.6
    Very good

    "The rooms were clean and we generally enjoyed our stay."

    Qian Y.

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    January 3, 2019

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    8.4
    Excellent

    "Facilities are great."

    Sahira

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    July 12, 2018

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    From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements, hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent residents of Malaysia will be levied a tourism tax of RM 10.00 per room per night stay. Please note these changes in tax structure will result in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during check out.

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    8.6
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    Cleanliness8.7
    Facilities7.9
    Location9.1
    Room comfort and quality8.2
    Service8.7
    Value for money8.8
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    9+ Exceptional (99)
    8-9 Excellent (25)
    7-8 Very Good (22)
    6-7 Good (7)
    <6 Below Expectation (14)
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Nurfaranadia from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Female Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Great place to stay for a while.”

    Someone has to open main door for you to check in. I arrived at 2.15pm to check in, unlucky for me the staff just taking her time off after working alone as she explained to me when i came back on 3pm. So ensure you call first to let them know your expected arrival time to their premise. RM20 as a deposit and will return back during check out. Super fast internet, got aircond and fan.

    Reviewed July 15, 2019

    Hai Nur,sorry about has to open door for you to check-in.Because my staff go to buy lunch.So apologize it.I have email you what time you will arrive and check-in actually and we always have email guest what time will check-in..So then we will know around what time guest will arrive to check-in.We really thanks you so mucj take a time to review our hostel and comment..very apperciate it:)

    Responded July 15, 2019
    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

    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
    H2 Backpackers
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Kan from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Female Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

    Too noisy in the room:(”

    The hostel near most of the special attractions. The toliet is clean buy the common area is a little bit small. For the bed, it is small and too noisy at night as the neither the door nor the wall between the bed can prevent the noise. I can sleep well for these nights. Also, if you would like to have hairdryer, you have to paid $2. OVERALL, it is a common experience here, not so inpressive

    Reviewed April 04, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Delaynie from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    Excellent”

    Cute & quiet little place. Hard to meet people if you're a solo traveler, but the beds are comfy the place is clean and the breakfast is Amazing! They have snorkels for you to use at no charge and the owner of the hostel is the sweetest lady ever!

    Reviewed February 23, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Noor from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

    Acceptable Backpacker Hostel”

    Clean, internet connection was alright, breakfast was good, bed and pillow was clean. Toilet was alright but too small. Not suitable for big size individuals. At times the room can feel very stuffy. Hostel is nearby to Bus terminal, Philipines Market, Gaya Street Market, Suria Sabah Mall, Jesselton Ferry Terminal etc. Will be back again.

    Reviewed December 12, 2018

    Hai,thanks very much for your high rating review and good comment to our hostel H2 Backpackers:)very apperciate it.

    Responded December 13, 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

    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
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Tan from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
    Stayed 1 night 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. In the end, I extended my stay for 4 days. Thanks.

    Reviewed November 10, 2018

    Hai Tan,thanks very much for your review high rating and good comment to our hostel..:)

    Responded November 11, 2018
    H2 Backpackers
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Tan from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
    Stayed 1 night 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. In the end, I extended my stay for 4 days. Thanks.

    Reviewed November 10, 2018
    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

    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
    6.4
    Good
    S from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Female Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Rude Hostess”

    Bad experience started from the checkin. I had requested a late check in as my flight was arriving late. Super unfriendly, I was snapped at to pay the key deposit when there was no mention of it in the posting. When I requested for a towel, she said I was not entitled to one as I had booked for 1 night only and guest who book minimum for 2 nights are given a towel for free or else there is an extra charge. Since I had checked in late, I thought I would sleep in late but no such luck. The older lady who had checked me in walked into our dorm at 7am switched off the airconditioner and took away the AC remote?!? It was very hot in the dorm, with 8 beds, 8 people with not enough room to put down your bags. Another girl complained about the heat as well. The bathroom cum toilet are too cramped. I was planning to stay another night or 2 but I had enough after continuous negative exchange. I changed hostels and believe me, there are better hostels in the neighbourhood at better price!!

    Reviewed March 01, 2019

    Hai,our hostel in city and our room price is cheap already Rm19pernight have included braekfast..im think is not bad for guest..:).so actually towel is have charges Rm2 for every guest but we offer for guest staying more than two days we will free for guest..in agoda online we also have descrip all what is our hostel provide or no provide..:)Air-cond our hostel have limited because our room rate is very cheap it..please guest understanding..sorry about your not satisfied and thanks you also staying one night in our hostel.

    Responded March 03, 2019
    H2 Backpackers
    4.4
    Trina from Hong Kong
    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

    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
    Nica from Philippines
    Couple
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

    Very commendable”

    The place was generally high above expectations. The room is very comfy and the bathrooms are clean except that the heater won't work. We felt that the caretaker was a bit unaccommodating when we arrive. We informed them ahead of time of our flight schedule and paid extra for late check-in.

    Reviewed January 28, 2019

    Hai Nica,thanks very much for you take time to review and staying in our hostel..very apperciate..

    Responded February 01, 2019
    H2 Backpackers
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Yim from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    VALUE FOR MONEY”

    Good location and very clean. Stay at double room. the room very spacing.

    Reviewed June 09, 2019

    Hai Yim,thanks you very much to review and comment good to our hostel.Very apperciate it:)

    Responded July 15, 2019
    H2 Backpackers
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Kei from United States
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Exceptional”

    Good hostel, central location.

    Reviewed May 25, 2019

    Hai,thanks very much for your review and comment and very apperciate you for choosing our hostel to staying..:)

    Responded May 25, 2019
    H2 Backpackers
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jeffery from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    Clean and convenient for solo traveler.”

    Decent capsule-like hostel with simple breakfast, clean room, common area, and bathroom.

    Reviewed May 10, 2019

    Hai,thanks you very much for take time to review our and comment our hostel..and thanks you to choosing and staying our hostel H2..very apperciate it..:}

    Responded May 25, 2019
    H2 Backpackers
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Theresa from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Female Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Nice hostel”

    The toilet was clean beyond my expectation. Bed and pillow was comfy enough. But it can get challenging to climb up to the upper bunk.

    Reviewed May 05, 2019

    Hai,thanks very much for you take time to review and comment our hostel..and very apperciate you for choosing our hostel to staying..:)

    Responded May 26, 2019
    H2 Backpackers
    8.0
    Excellent
    Kamille from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Female Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Very good”

    Would love to stay here again

    Reviewed April 30, 2019

    Hai,thanks you very much for take time to review and comment our hostel..very apperciate it:)

    Responded May 26, 2019
    H2 Backpackers
    8.4
    Excellent
    Sahira from Malaysia
    Group
    Female Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
    Stayed 1 night in July 2018

    Great”

    Facilities are great. The toilets are outside the dorm. It is clean. There are laundry inside which makes things convenient. Only thing is, it is hard to climb up if you got the top side of the cubicle. Feel like I am holding on the ladder for dear life

    Reviewed July 12, 2018

    Hai,thanks you for take time to review our hostel and very apperciate you choosing to staying our hostel..:)

    Responded July 12, 2018
    H2 Backpackers
    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

    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
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Oren from Slovenia
    Couple
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018

    Exceptional”

    Lovely staff! So friendly! This place feels like home. Super clean. The double room has no window but it’s big, the bed is comfortable, the linen is nice and the air con works great. The small kitchen has everything you need: coffee, tea, water, crackers. The breakfast is basic but good. Small balcony for chilling and smoking. The only thing is that the wifi is sometimes not at its best. But when it’s working it’s fine.

    Reviewed April 21, 2018

    Thanks so much for your reviews rating...:)

    Responded April 21, 2018
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    • Exceptional location
    • Gaya Street Sunday Market
    • South Bus Terminal is within 1.4 km