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Sakot Hostel

"Strategic location where u can access to anywhere conveniently"

basheer - September 25, 2018
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Sakot Hostel

Jalan Bandaran Berjaya 2, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000 - See map
Newly renovated
Free Wi-Fi
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Popular landmarks
Mamutik Island 410 m
Gaya Street Sunday Market 510 m
Night Market 600 m
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque 790 m
Signal Hill Observatory Platform 870 m
Sabah State Museum 2.0 km
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park 8.2 km
Sapi Island 8.2 km
Manukan Island 8.4 km
Poring Hot Springs 14.3 km
Nearby landmarks
Cathay Ciniplex 130 m
The Kinabalu Club 180 m
Klinik Kesihatan Ibu dan Anak Pekan 200 m
Golden Screen Cinemas 240 m
Sabah Court House 270 m
Taman Ilham 270 m
Sabah Tourism Promotion Corporation 290 m
Padang Merdeka 300 m
Istana 350 m
Asia City Complex 390 m

8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Sauna

  • Air conditioning

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kota Kinabalu every 6 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.8
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport6.8 km

Rooms available at Sakot Hostel

1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 bunk beds
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Family room 1 double and 1 bunk bed
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed
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Entire 8-Bed Private Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 bunk beds
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Entire Private Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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Entire 4-Bed Private Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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            Frequently asked questions

            What time is check-in and check-out at Sakot 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.

            How do I get to Sakot Hostel?

            Sakot Hostel 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 hostel 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, Sakot Hostel 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 hostel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kota Kinabalu with private transportation, the hostel can arrange car rental for you.

            Is breakfast offered at Sakot Hostel?

            Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Sakot Hostel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 21 MYR if not included in the room rate. 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 hostel.

            What are my dining options at Sakot Hostel?

            To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

            What is the smoking policy at Sakot Hostel?

            Sakot Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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            What people love about Sakot Hostel

            • 7.6

              Very good

              "Will come & stay here again for our next trip."

              Elizabeth

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              July 10, 2019

            • 7.6

              Very good

              "Room was okay, aircon excellent & very cold."

              Elizabeth

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              July 10, 2019

            • 10.0

              Exceptional
              Staff 

              "Very friendly and accomodating staffs."

              nurhaida

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              December 4, 2018

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            Overall rating:

            8.5

            Excellent
            352 reviews
            Cleanliness
            8.4
            Facilities
            7.8
            Location
            8.7
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            What travelers say they love:
            they compensate with the very accommodating staffs.
            Angelica from Philippines
            Group
            More about Sakot Hostel

            More about Sakot Hostel

            Located in the lovely area of Central Business District, Sakot Backpackers enjoys a commanding position in the restaurants, sightseeing, beaches hub of Kota Kinabalu. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

            At Sakot Backpackers, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, family room are just a few of the facilities that set Sakot Backpackers apart from other hotels in the city.

            Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find television LCD/plasma screen, additional bathroom, additional toilet, clothes rack, linens. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Kota Kinabalu, make Sakot Backpackers your home away from home.

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            What they offer

            8.0

            Very good
            Staff 

            "The Staff were all good, informative and helpful."

            Saneth

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            February 18, 2020

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            Reviews of Sakot Hostel from real guests

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            8.5
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            Cleanliness8.4
            Facilities7.8
            Location8.7
            Service9.0
            Value for money8.8
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            9.2
            Exceptional
            Rosette from Philippines
            Couple
            Stayed 3 nights in January 2017

            Stay at Sakot Backpackers ”

            For a backpacker hotel, Sakot is more than what we expected. Almost everything you need are provided. The staff are all very friendly and nice. The location is very good, most of the malls and tourist attraction of the city can be reached by walking. We even walked to Jesselton for our island-hopping activity. For a stay in Kota Kinabalu city center, I will always go back to Sakot.

            Reviewed January 18, 2017

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            8.4
            Excellent
            lisa
            Family with teens
            Family room 1 double and 1 bunk bed
            Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

            Quiet place.. safe... with few guest in house”

            okay... bed, linen.. bath towel is very comfortable... main door for this hostel is using security card to open it... we can use iron.. washing machine(using ur own soap).. n also there's a kitchen but we never use it. this hostel only have 1 floor... so dont ask for lif. Staff.. kindly helping us to keep our stuff during before check in n check out.. thank you for that.. but actually i was disapointed. I left my important things at the early morning on my convocation day.. and I dont bring the security card... i keep push the ring button n no one was response so i have to go back into the car to get the card. my false.. but if they can help me.. i can save my time. one thing.. like the staff said.. there is no TV here because its hostel... so... dont ask for tv like i did. Haha anyway... thanks sakot(sakot means grass in Dusun language)

            Reviewed October 10, 2018

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            8.4
            Excellent
            ARNIL from Philippines
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

            A good place for a solo traveler!”

            I booked the dorm type room but ended up using the room alone - it was great :) The hostel is very near Jalan Padang where you can take a bus/minibus/van going to Kinabalu Park and to the airport. The staffs were accommodating and friendly. Had a chance meeting the owner and he was very nice and friendly. He taught me how to get to some places on that day before going to the airport. Restaurants were just few steps away. Overall it was a very comfortable stay with Sakot Backpackers. Will stay again when going back to BKI.

            Reviewed November 06, 2017

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Jeffrey from Philippines
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 3 nights in October 2016

            Very friendly staff, clean & nice place.. ”

            The most unforgetable I've experience in Sakot Backpackers is the hospitality of the staff, namely Diana, Ireene, Mika, Bell, Amy, Ginger, Rara, Ruby, etc.. Very friendly & always greet you w/ a smile. I availed the solo private room and is very clean. Nice wifi connection and the place is just near to restaurants & malls. I will definitely recommend this place & will surely come back again next time.. :)

            Reviewed October 28, 2016

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            6.8
            Good
            Bethany from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Stayed 1 night in February 2018

            Weird vibe, there are nicer places to stay ”

            The location is easy to find and the reception area is nice. The shared bathrooms are spacious but they do not provide soap in the showers or toilet roll in the toilets. We booked a double room and it was ridiculously small. Barely space to walk in without hitting the bed. The walls are paper thin so we could hear everything outside and for some reason the light switch is outside the room meaning you have to go outside to turn the light off before going to sleep (bizarre!). The WiFi was awful although this seemed common in Sabah. Towels were provided and the staff were nice. I can’t explain why but it just felt like a weird place. We stayed in Storytel (in Kota Kinabalu) a week before and even though it was £4 a night more expensive than Sakot Backpackers we would choose to stay there again instead of here if we were to come back to Kota Kinabalu.

            Reviewed February 25, 2018

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Maria from Philippines
            Group
            Family room 1 double and 1 bunk bed
            Stayed 4 nights in September 2017

            Great value for money”

            Had a fantastic stay with my friends! Other than some issues with low water pressure and water heater, Sakot Backpackers lived up to everything they advertised. Friendly staff, clean rooms, great service!

            Reviewed September 25, 2017

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            YU from Malaysia
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 1 night in November 2018

            Clean, Comfortable, friendly staff, good location”

            When I move in the room, saw aircon water leaking. Was fixed after complained made. Comfortable and cozy, even though its a backpacker hostel. Hot & cold water dispanser, free coffee powder at the pantry. Washing machine and iron & ironing area for our laundry. Free strong WIFI. Free towel, soft blenket. Friendly and capable staff. I think their staff is multitasking, I saw them doing everything 👍👍👍 Their location is really at the mist of everythings. - 24 hours convenient stall, minimarkets, - 24 hours fast food. All sort of restaurant for Chinese food, Indian, Japanese, Korean, western restaurant and hawker food court is everywhere. - massage center, pub, karaoke is just walking distance - 10 minutes walk to the famous Philippine market for food and shopping. And also Waterfront Restaurant for food, beer and music. It's next to bus station and taxi station for other province of Sabah. Hostel is renovating for a common place for guest to gather, chit chat, eat and drink.

            Reviewed November 17, 2018

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            nurul from Malaysia
            Couple
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

            Great place to stay”

            All facilities provided is very convenice from washing machine ,iron,pantry & the hotel is beautiful 😁 ...would like to stay at sakot again...

            Reviewed January 15, 2019

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            8.0
            Excellent
            Shona from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Entire 4-Bed Private Dormitory - Mixed
            Stayed 1 night in August 2019

            Very good”

            We booked the hostel for the location and mainly because it advertised there was a kitchen. Since we've been travelling for quite some time, the novelty of eating out every meal wears off and we were dying to cook our own food. Unfortunately there is no longer a kitchen as advertised and they've opened up their own cafe downstairs. We were very disappointed with this. In addition, the hostel looks to be undergoing some maintenance and I feel like the price should reflect this until the renovation is finished. Light switches are in very awkward places e.g. our light switch was outside our room which mean that quite often people would turn it on during the night unknowingly. I'm sure this is an issue that will be resolved once the renovation has finished. The hostel would also benefit some furniture in the room so you can put your belongings. Nevertheless, the location is pretty good! I just feel like more facilities should be offered for the price.

            Reviewed September 19, 2019

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            8.4
            Excellent
            Daryl from Hong Kong SAR, China
            Group
            Family room 1 double and 1 bunk bed
            Stayed 1 night in April 2017

            Functional Accommodations, Hospitable Staff”

            Interesting place - all female staff was dressed to the nines - make up, high heels, and all. But it wasn't THAT kind of place by any means. Just a nice, simple accommodation and the ladies were incredibly welcoming. Nothing fancy but great for a quick stay in Kota Kinabalu. Beds are comfortable enough, location is within walking distance of the city center, and value is unbeatable.

            Reviewed May 02, 2017

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Arlene from Philippines
            Group
            Family room 1 double and 1 bunk bed
            Stayed 3 nights in April 2017

            Good Hostel”

            Nice staff, clean and great value for money. Location very near bus station. Will definitely recommend this place to my friends travelling to Kota Kinabalu.

            Reviewed August 22, 2017

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            7.6
            Very good
            Mustafa from Jordan
            Couple
            Stayed 5 nights in January 2018

            Tiny room with public toilet should be much much cheaper ”

            Basically I arrived around 4:30 am the guy I still remember his name ( aziz ) was really helpful but what shocked me that the room was extremely small and with no private toilet !! This is not mentioned in the description, they only said no window!! Actually I refused to stay in even for a single minute because after the long way traveling I needed something other than a small cage, the lights where not strong, public toilet so I chose to move to a triple room because of the private toilet.. what is sad about my story that I booked the place one and half a month before and after long search!! I moved to many places in KK and came to a conclusion that living near gaya street is better and many options plus after barging with some budget hotel they gave me really good price, if you are a foreigner coming to KK you should know that the city it self is boring you should have one or two nights in the area near Kinabalu mountain because it is amazing, if you have one week In Sabah don't miss going to sipadan.. regarding this place i differently will not chose it if I come back again, one more thing be careful about places with no windows here in the city ..

            Reviewed February 03, 2018

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Aaron from Australia
            Couple
            Stayed 1 night in July 2018

            Clean, cheap, good.”

            Shared bathrooms are clean and tidy, not too many rooms so they don't get slammed. It has a kitchen and free washing machine, both great if you are staying a few days. Wifi is a little patchy but does the job. I would definately stay here again. Also, It's way cheaper to book it on Agoda than at the hostel....

            Reviewed July 08, 2018

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            8.0
            Excellent
            Jay-Ar from Philippines
            Couple
            Stayed 3 nights in May 2017

            .,great location, nice staff, value for money 👍”

            ., the hostel is strategically located near the business center, walking distance to their famous Gaya Street, the room was spacious and clean, staff were nice. We also had a chance to met the owner and he's nice and accomodating. The hostel is perfect for travelers and tourists...

            Reviewed June 18, 2017

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            8.8
            Excellent
            Angelica from Philippines
            Group
            Entire 8-Bed Private Dormitory - Mixed
            Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

            First impression NEVER lasts ”

            We had difficulty in finding the hostel, it has a small signage. You’ll need to climb stairs to get to the rooms (older persons might see this hard, or those having big trollies). But those are small mishaps. Because they compensate with the very accommodating staffs. They have a laundry and pantry area, free iron usage! Near the van and bus terminal. And 5 mins walk to the shopping center

            Reviewed April 14, 2020

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            9.2
            Exceptional
            Azman from Malaysia
            Group
            Stayed 4 nights in September 2018

            Exceptional”

            everything was good. the rooms, beds. they have pantry, washing machine and dryer. But they still don't have lockers. hope they will have one in the future, cause wen we stayed there, the hostel is still under renovations.

            Reviewed September 05, 2018

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            8.8
            Excellent
            noor from Malaysia
            Group
            Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

            Excellent”

            Everything is good just at first its hard to locate the hostel . The hostel near to convenience store so its is easy to walk and staff is very friendly. Thank you

            Reviewed June 03, 2019

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            8.4
            Excellent
            Grace from Belgium
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

            Excellent”

            The hostel is very cool. They have a kitchen and that's pretty rare in the hostels in Asia. The staff is super friendly. I spend few hours talking with the girls. Everybody is just nice and the owner rocks! Thanks for your kindness and welcome!

            Reviewed July 09, 2018

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            You are welcome Grace.. And thank you!

            Responded July 21, 2018
            Sakot Hostel
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Elias from Malaysia
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 1 night in October 2018

            Perfect place to stay ”

            It’s a good hostel with nice staff. Free coffee and tea whole day and free use of washing-machine

            Reviewed October 08, 2018

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Yas from Spain
            Family with teens
            Entire 8-Bed Private Dormitory - Mixed
            Stayed 1 night in May 2018

            Excellent place for your stay in Sandakan”

            That place is an excellent option for 3 or more people. Just bear in mind that there are many hostels with a similar name in that area and there is no

            Reviewed May 08, 2018

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