Jesselton Cabin
Jesselton Cabin
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10.0
Exceptional

"Our room was very big and clean."

ewa

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March 30, 2017

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What guests are saying:
I had fun during my stay at Jesselton Cabin.
Harby from Philippines
Solo traveler
Good staff, good location..
NURHANA from Malaysia
Group
Great place with friendly staff, comfy bed and most important it's clean. Feels like a home away from home with free breakfast, coffee, tea and drinking water all day long. Imo the best hostel in kk
Tys from Netherlands
Couple
Overall, we happy :)
Gerry from Indonesia
Group
Fantastic location, clean facilities, free breakfast, great communal area, lovely staff and great price.. What more could you ask for?
Charlotte from United Kingdom
Couple
The breakfast must do variety
Nuratika from Malaysia
Group
Nice staff, central, nice common room and balcony, easy to meet people. Nothing to complain about
Lukas from Thailand
Solo traveler
Quiet and nice place to stay
Ludivine from France
Solo traveler

Jesselton Cabin

Exceptional location
- Inside city center
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From 297 reviewsSee what guests said
7.9
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10
Excellent value for money
8.6
Recommended by 93% of guests
Value for money8.6
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport5.4 km
  • Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Currency exchange

  • Breakfast [free]

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Private Room Fan
Private Room Fan
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  • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed or 1 bunk bed
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Family Room with Shared Bathroom
Family Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed and 2 bunk bed...
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Standard Air Conditioning Room
Standard Air Conditioning Room
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  • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with Air Conditioning - Mixed
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with Air Conditioning - Mixed
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  • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed
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Economy Fan Shared Bathroom
Economy Fan Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with Fan - Mixed
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with Fan - Mixed
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  • Room size: 120 m²/1292 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Economy Double Room
Economy Double Room
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 king bed
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7.6
Very good

"The staff were kind and helpful."

Joshua

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May 3, 2016

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9.6
Exceptional

"Quiet and nice place to stay"

Ludivine

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July 13, 2017

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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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7.9
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Cleanliness7.5
Facilities8.0
Location9.1
Room comfort and quality7.3
Service8.1
Value for money8.6
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8.4
Excellent
Ley from Malaysia
Business traveler
Standard Air Conditioning Room
Stayed 3 nights in November 2018
Great location and value for money”
Overall the services in it is good. Do have basic facilities such as fridge, toast and fruits as breakfast. The toilet and bathroom are separated and located outside of the room. Just the floor, toilet and bathroom are a little bit dirty on the third day of my stay. The location is great since it is near to KK town and Sunday Market. It is easy and convenient to search for food. And it will be a little bit noisy during night and morning due to the birds chirping on the trees and it was just outside of the building.
Reviewed December 02, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Alyssa from Thailand
Couple
Private Room Fan
Stayed 1 night in February 2018
Very good Hostel with friendly staff & perfect location”
We stayed twice in this Hostel, because we liked it a lot. We could use the kitchen, for breakfast you have toast, eggs & fruits. We could use the TV when we wanted, nice are for chilling, in- & outside. Friendly & helpfull staff & also nice and clean rooms. We can only recommend it to others:)
Reviewed February 10, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Khairul from Malaysia
Couple
Private Room Fan
Stayed 1 night in November 2018
Nice and clean”
Nice place to stay .. its very clean and too value for money ! I really recommend this place to who like backpackers !
Reviewed December 03, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Shirley from Philippines
Group
Standard Air Conditioning Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2017
Exceptional”
Pros: Very strategic location, you can walk from Jesselton Port to this hostel, walking distance to everything including Old Town coffee shop; excellent receptionists, they're are very helpful & speak English well, they even booked uber for us going to airport; fast internet; room is spacious Cons: Since our room is in first floor where the gate and common area are located, we can hear people coming in & out of the gate and those guests and receptionists staying in the common area just outside our room
Reviewed November 25, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
Harby from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with Air Conditioning - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in May 2017
Nice place!”
The staff is helpful, there’s free breakfast, and fast internet connection. The place is also in the city center and the port is just a walking distance. There’s a cafe, a restaurant, and a grocery store nearby. I had fun during my stay at Jesselton Cabin. Will definitely come back!
Reviewed November 21, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
Joe from Australia
Solo traveler
Standard Air Conditioning Room
Stayed 5 nights in May 2017
The smart choice in KK”
Pros: Located on Gaya St where the banks are so it's quiet at night and you'll get a good sleep, hostel on 1st floor, good common area with TV, computer and kitchen to use. The boys whon ran reception were excellent. Cons: No partition between interior common area and smoking area (balcony) meant the smell of cigarette smoke came in the hostel ALL THE TIME. On on separate note, there was a regular local transexual guest staying at the hostel who conaistently sexually harrassed myself and other males. Apparently he has been banned from other hostels but is allowed to stay at Jesselton Cabin by the owner for some illogical reason.
Reviewed July 30, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Sara from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with Fan - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in July 2017
Fab hostel, highly recommended! ”
Can't beat The Jesselton Cabin hostel in Kota Kinabalu, extremely good value for money, great location, very clean, lovely free breakfast and the staff are incredibly welcoming and helpful with anything you require! I highly recommend staying here and I will definitely stay stay there again if I return to the area!
Reviewed July 10, 2017
8.8
Excellent
David from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with Fan - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in January 2017
Good hostel ”
Good Great hostel staff Great hot water Cool place to hangout Good price Bad I really didn't like the cigarette smoke that comes from the outside into the inside hangout area. The smoke also will go into the dorm room if you stay in the room next to the main hangout area. The mattresses could be a little better but it was okay.
Reviewed March 15, 2017
8.4
Excellent
Dennis from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with Fan - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017
Decent place”
The location was not too far from the port, was walkable to the bus station, malls or the town and they had toilet paper and soap. They also provide a basic breakfast and have a breakout area and TV as well as an internet computer. They did have some refurbishment type minor work going on while I was there but the place was pretty good overall.
Reviewed February 02, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
Agne from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with Fan - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in November 2016
Good place without a doubt.”
It was very quiet when I stayed. Not a usual backpackers place where everyone is all over the place, it didn't stink of booze or dirty socks (bonus!)! Staff very nice. I checked in at 7am and they were totally cool with that, even gave me breakfast and that was all what I needed to be happy after a long night bus journey. I slept well, the place is in a good location, very affordable, breakfast for the price is really good and staff are nice. I guess that is all one needs.
Reviewed November 19, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Sim from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with Fan - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in January 2016
Clean, comfortable.”
Cleanliness, Facilities, Breakfast.
Im from west malaysia, stayed there for three nights. That was my first trip on my own. ;-) My first concern was Cleanliness.. and it was very clean! Location is superb, I can easily walk to the jetty to take a boat. Have not much to complain, really. And I really like the breakfast. Simple, delicious.
Reviewed January 18, 2016
9.3
Exceptional
Chin from Malaysia
Couple
Standard Air Conditioning Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2015
perfect for a budget stay. ”
clean and comfortable room, strategic location in city, budget stay
We slept three nights at north Borneo cabin hotel. (private room with air cond). The room was really comfortable, spacious and clean. The facilities were all there even though this is just a budget stay. Highly recommended for backpackers or youngsters, couple looking for low budget stay.
Reviewed September 13, 2015
9.3
Exceptional
Eduardo from Philippines
Group
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with Air Conditioning - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in April 2015
Best Value for Money in KK”
Location, value for money and hotel cleanliness/standard
We are definitely satisfied with our two (2) nights stay at North Borneo Cabin for three key reasons. First is the location since it is conveniently located at the heart of Jalan Gaya which is accessible to almost all establishments/facilities in KK. Since we came from our hike up Mt Kinabalu, the rooms provided to us where spacious and clean. The staff also are kind enough to spare some electric adapter. The breakfast is modest enough. Overall, our value for money is all worth it. So we highly recommend this place esp for backpackers/transients. Just an added note, local authorities I believe conduct fogging/fumigation at dawn on weekends. In our case, it caused me to initially panic seeing cloud of smoke outside the hotel but for good reasons. So maybe that Cabin staff could advise the guests on this.
Reviewed April 18, 2015
8.7
Excellent
Lidia from Portugal
Couple
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with Fan - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in August 2013
Great location with breakfast included”
Location, hot water shower and very helpful staff
It was a great stay. Quite comfortable beds. Good common area if you want to meet other travellers. Good price. Staff was very helpful and provide us with a discount of 10 RYM to go to the Tunku Marine Park. Good internet. Although no lockers for bags, there were little ones for personal belongings. Location is great. Very close to the night market and in the main road of Gaya street. It is surrounded by a variety of places to eat and seven elevens.
Reviewed September 15, 2013
8.7
Excellent
Gerry from Indonesia
Group
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with Air Conditioning - Mixed
Stayed 6 nights in August 2013
Good Place to stay and safe budget with many food”
Clean, Friendly Staff, Near to Jetty and Mall and food street (Sunday Market)
I was stay here in groups (5 Peoples), we using mix dormitory room with Air Conditioner and 3 fan. Room was really clean, fresh and this hostel has a good staff. Wifi was sucks because i stayed 6 night its always Disconnect. Bathroom and shower was good, i met a lot of nice travelers from china, malay, phillipines, england etc ... Breakfast is a toast with strawberry jam, tea, coffee ... but you can find a lot of food near this "gaya street". 10 minutes walking to Jesselton Point, if you wanna go to Island 5 minutes to Suria Sabah Mall 1 seconds to Sunday market:D This hostel good for travelers with limited budgets, very recommended ... Nice Hostel
Reviewed August 13, 2013
9.3
Exceptional
THUAN from Vietnam
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with Air Conditioning - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in July 2013
Good choice for Backpacker !”
Basic, Clean & Well-staffed
Very good hostel. Conveniebtly located in the heart if Sabah within waking distance of the local bus terminal and ferry port. Lockers in reception. Showers clean and worked well.A very friendly staffed hostel, very helpful! The rooms, dorm and common areas are quite clean.
Reviewed July 30, 2013
8.8
Excellent
SOPHIA from Malaysia
Group
Economy Fan Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in December 2018
Nice stay”
The service was good and the people there were friendly.
Reviewed December 15, 2018
7.6
Very good
Dan from United Kingdom
Couple
Private Room Fan
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018
Very good”
our room was a complete sweat box and wasn't great to be honest, showers were ok (powered so were hot) and the location was good
Reviewed November 14, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Douglas from Singapore
Solo traveler
Standard Air Conditioning Room
Stayed 4 nights in October 2018
Exceptional”
Big and clean room. Free breakfast. Place is situated to many good food in the area and other locations like Jesselton Point and shopping malls. Excellent location!
Reviewed October 16, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Yeni from Malaysia
Business traveler
Private Room Fan
Stayed 1 night in January 2018
Staffs were nice & helpful”
My room was very spacious for two. The cons is just that the bathroom location was a bit far which is at different floor.
Reviewed April 26, 2018
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