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Skypod Hostel
Skypod Hostel
Skypod Hostel
Skypod Hostel
Skypod Hostel
Skypod Hostel
Skypod Hostel

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8.7

Excellent

1,139 reviews

1,139 reviews

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8.1

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 290 meters from city center
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Sabah State Museum 750 m
Mamutik Island 920 m
Night Market 1.5 km
Gaya Street Sunday Market 1.8 km
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque 2.1 km
Signal Hill Observatory Platform 2.2 km
Manukan Island 7.9 km
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park 8.3 km
Sapi Island 8.4 km
Poring Hot Springs 15.2 km
Nearby landmarks
Lintas Plaza 100 m
Sembulan River Park 190 m
Car Park LHDN 240 m
Shan Tao Kindergarten Car Park 320 m
Consulate of Indonesia 330 m
Main Car Park 350 m
KK Times Square 370 m
Police HQ 500 m
Parking Tabung Haji 520 m
Museum of Islamic Civilisation 540 m
2020

Skypod Hostel

Lot 38, Jalan Ikan Juara 1, Sadong Jaya, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88100 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Central Business District part of Kota Kinabalu, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Sapi Island. Massage and sauna are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

760 meters to public transportation

Top Value

Check-in/out [express]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transfer

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Sauna

Game room

Luggage storage

Cash withdrawal

This property is in high demand!

3 travelers have booked today.

Value for money9.2
Distance to city center2 KM
Location rating8.1
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport5.5 km

Rooms available at Skypod Hostel

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.5

Single Pod
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 single bed
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Single Pod - Female Only
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Twin Bed Room Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 2 bunk beds
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Double Pod
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Private Dormitory
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 16 single beds
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Standard Double Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Queen with Attached Bathroom
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Quadruple Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Family Quadruple Room without Window
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Large Family Room for 6 People
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Skypod Hostel?

Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

What time is check-in and check-out at Skypod 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 Skypod Hostel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Skypod Hostel has a car park available for guests. 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 taxi service.

What are my dining options at Skypod Hostel?

Skypod Hostel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

What is the smoking policy at Skypod Hostel?

Skypod Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Skypod Hostel?

South Bus Terminal is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 730 m away from Skypod Hostel.

What restaurants are nearby Skypod Hostel?

Restaurants including Ryda Restaurant, Usagi and Komplek Karamunsing Walkside F&B Centre are popular in Skypod Hostel’s neighborhood which is known as Central Business District.

What popular shopping places are close to Skypod Hostel?

Located in the Central Business District area, Skypod Hostel is close to great shopping choices like Gaya Street Sunday Market, Night Market and Suria Sabah Shopping Mall.

What are popular attractions near Skypod Hostel?

Guests at Skypod Hostel can easily visit Poring Hot Springs, Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and Sabah State Museum located in the Central Business District area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Skypod Hostel?

Skypod Hostel is located in the Central Business District area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre, Mount Kinabalu Botanical Garden and Kokol Hill.

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What people love about Skypod Hostel

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Bcuz this hostel environment are very satisfying and most importantly very clean."

    Devra

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    August 9, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Best place to stay with low budget."

    Ahmad

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    June 30, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Very friendly staff."

    Sarah

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    June 14, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 1,524 Kota Kinabalu properties
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Room comfort score
9.5/10
Cheapest price score
Value for money score
9.2/10
Service score
9.1/10
Better than
99
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of Kota Kinabalu properties
Better than
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Better than
96
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Better than
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Overall rating:

8.7

Excellent
1,139 reviews
Cleanliness
8.8
Facilities
8.5
Location
8.1
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What travelers say they love:
The wifi provided is also one of the fastest in the city!
Chun from Malaysia
Business traveler
More about Skypod Hostel

More about Skypod Hostel

Skypod Hostel

Take everything available in Kota Kinabalu with a comfort stay at Skypod Hostel.
Skypod Hostel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to travelers. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. Taxi services provided by the hostel make exploring Kota Kinabalu even more convenient. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hostel's available parking, right on-site.
The hostel provides front desk services such as express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience. If you need, the ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Little things you forgot to pack aren't a big problem! Just stop by the convenience stores to get what you need.
Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hostel to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Each guestroom at Skypod Hostel is furnished and equipped with handy amenities. Some rooms are equipped with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning for your convenience. Some rooms at Skypod Hostel include special design features like a separate living room. In-room entertainment such as television, in-room video streaming and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms.
The hostel also offers a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee and instant tea in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hostel provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Regardless of any dietary restrictions you may have, you'll eat well at Skypod Hostel which has a selection of halal options.
Skypod Hostel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the massage and sauna. Get wet in the best way on sunny days by joining water-world activities like fishing, snorkeling and diving. Have fun without traveling far, by taking advantage of the dart board and hiking trails at Skypod Hostel.
Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the games room and shared lounge and TV area. Pick up something memorable for yourself or those waiting for you back at home, at the shops.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 97% of the city's accommodation.
Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 99% of the city's accommodation.
It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 99% of other accommodations in Kota Kinabalu.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.5

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

62 mentions

Breakfast

49 mentions

Internet

9 mentions

Food & Dining

5 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Indonesian
  • Malay

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Dart board
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Game room
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Private bath
  • Sauna
  • Snorkeling
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Restaurant [halal]

Services and conveniences

  • Cash withdrawal
  • Convenience store
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Ironing service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Kids meal

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Car power charging station
  • Taxi service

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Linens
  • Microwave
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • On-demand movies
  • Seating area
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate living room
  • Shower
  • Towels
  • TV [flat screen]
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Location
Lot 38, Jalan Ikan Juara 1, Sadong Jaya, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88100
Excellent
Location

8.1

Airports

  • Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
    5.5 km
  • Labuan Airport (LBU)
    117.8 km

Public transportation

  • South Bus Terminal
    740 m
  • North Borneo Railway
    2.8 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Satu Malaysia
    570 m

Shopping

  • Gaya Street Sunday Market
    1.8 km

Convenience store

  • On-site

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM on-site
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Sabah State Museum
    750 m
  • Mamutik Island
    920 m
  • Night Market
    1.5 km
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market
    1.8 km
  • Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
    2.1 km
  • Signal Hill Observatory Platform
    2.2 km
  • Manukan Island
    7.9 km
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
    8.3 km
  • Sapi Island
    8.4 km
  • Poring Hot Springs
    15.2 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Lintas Plaza
    100 m
  • Sembulan River Park
    190 m
  • Car Park LHDN
    240 m
  • Shan Tao Kindergarten Car Park
    320 m
  • Consulate of Indonesia
    330 m
  • Main Car Park
    350 m
  • KK Times Square
    370 m
  • Police HQ
    500 m
  • Parking Tabung Haji
    520 m
  • Museum of Islamic Civilisation
    540 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 3-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until00:00
  • Check-out from12:00
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until08:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee30 MYR
  • Distance from city center2 KM
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)10

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 80
  • Room voltage240
  • Year property opened2014
  • Most recent renovation2017

Parking

  • Daily parking fee4 MYR

Reviews of Skypod Hostel from real guests

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8.7
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Cleanliness8.8
Facilities8.5
Location8.1
Room comfort and quality9.5
Service9.1
Value for money9.2
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7-8 Very Good (63)
6-7 Good (11)
<6 Below Expectation (36)
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10.0
Exceptional
Jennie from Philippines
Couple
Double Pod
Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

Stellar Facilities and Staff”

We stayed in Skypod from July 27, 2019 to July 30, 2019. The place is really cozy and the staff are really nice. They are very hospitable especially Azian “Az” and Flo. The whole facility is well-airconditioned. We stayed in a mixed dorm. The dorm and pods are clean and neat, the restrooms are shared restrooms but all through out our stay, it is clean and there’s a complimentary body wash. You can also watch Netflix all you want. They have free coffee all day round and they have complimentary breakfast as well. Overall, it’s a stellar experience and will definitely go back.

Reviewed July 31, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Flora from Singapore
Solo traveler
Single Pod - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Great value”

Super happy about this place - my bed was comfortable, had a big locker for my bag, a plug, some space to put my stuff and a curtain. Bathroom and shower were always clean. Free water, tea and coffee. Breakfast was included as well. Nice chill out area (there is even Netflix). I stayed in 3 different hostels in KK and this was by far the best (even though it was the cheapest). Really recommended!

Reviewed April 27, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Butch from Philippines
Family with young children
Double Pod
Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

Worth It!”

1. Wonderful Staff - Helpful. Patient. Friendly. Understanding. 2. Place is Safe and Clean 3. Free simple Breakfast 4. Not in the City Center yet a GRAB ride away 5. You can leave your things after check-out 6. Early check-in once bed is available 7. Helps you book for your trips / tours (relatively cheaper than market price); also for restaurant reservations 8. Ironing and Laundry services available. 9. Affordable restaurants near the hostel 10. Opportunity to meet friends from other countries 11. Price - you get more than what you have paid

Reviewed January 05, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Damoon from Australia
Solo traveler
Single Pod
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Fantastic stay at a reasonable price”

The staff were fantastic and very helpful, both day and night. They were respectful and customer-orientated. They fulfilled all my requests for things e.g. a spare charger when mine broke down. The Wi-Fi and bed and bathroom facilities were excellent. Shower had excellent hot water. Breakfast was decent - some toast, hot food and tea and coffee on offer every day. Overall an excellent stay. One of the best on this 5 week trip.

Reviewed January 14, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Elizabeth from China
Family with teens
Single Pod
Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

I felt like being at home.”

Since I got the reservation. I could talk to one of their staff. They gave me specific details about their hostel. Their breakfast was very delicious, of course self service. Amazingly clean. We got there there at 3:00 in the morning and their staff were happy and joyful to see us and gave us towels and showed us our pods. They recommnded us to different tours. We took the jungle Kinabalu river tour and after that we just took a boat to one of the islands. They helped us with both. They even called a Grab Driver for us to go places. What else can I say: IT WAS A GREAT HOSTEL TO STAY!!!!

Reviewed January 06, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
chelvi from Malaysia
Group
Single Pod - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

Exceptional”

My very first experience of staying in a hostel and I'm only impressed. Pleasant stay, clean, safe, and homely as well. I would recommend this place to anyone planning to stay in KK. It's worth every single cent you pay. Also easy to get Grab and conveniently located.

Reviewed February 09, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Askidah from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Single Pod - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Good stay”

A perfect place for those who don't seek lavished stay....second time staying here... staff are friendly...one issue is the male staff should not enter the all female dormitory... Better have the female staff does it... Unless of course the hostel management announce the entry prior... Tenants would have understand the entry for things like electrical problem inspection, etc. Still, the male staff should be accompanied by a female staff.

Reviewed January 12, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Damoon from Australia
Solo traveler
Single Pod
Stayed 3 nights in January 2020

One of the best I've stayed in”

I had a fantastic stay here. The staff were fantastic from start to finish. They always went out of their way to assist. Decent bed. The shower and bathrooms were very well maintained and my pod had excellent privacy. Wi-Fi was excellent and breakfast provided was decent (toast and a hot meal). Overall a wonderful stay.

Reviewed January 17, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
XU from China
Solo traveler
Single Pod
Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

very good accommodation here ”

Very good accommodation for 4 days here ,the staff was very friendly and easy going , the pod room space was very roomy and comfortable,skypod hostel kind of remind me Grafton Hostel in Auckland newzealand,

Reviewed January 14, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Yan from Malaysia
Couple
Standard Double Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

We didn't stay in this hostel”

When we got there at night, we were told that the room that we booked was under renovation and they could only offer us another place in the dorm. After discussing with the receptionists, they booked us in at another nearby hotel and paid for a room for us. Although we didn't stay at the place, we were happy with how helpful they were.

Reviewed September 22, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Ying from Malaysia
Couple
Double Pod
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Exceptional”

The place is clean and have good facilities. However, their rooms vacancy are not always right. Booked double pod, but when arrive at the hotel, they have no double pod, have to switch to 2 single pods.

Reviewed January 02, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Bobby from Malaysia
Couple
Double Pod
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Good stay for budget stay, sleep areas in pods.”

Very comfortable bed and pillow. Pods were clean. Toilet and shower room were clean and there is no unwanted smell. Laundry were also provided. Area is not too far from city centre, easily accessible via taxi or Grab. Slept in nearly towards check out time so can't comment on the breakfast. I also noticed they have a washing machine but I am not sure whether it can be used by guests. However, the room where I stay was a bit warm.

Reviewed May 23, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Siti from Malaysia
Couple
Twin Bed Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Clean place. Nice staff. Breakfast available 👍🏼”

The location is great. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Btw if you’re going with a car please make sure that you’re showing the parking ticket 😅

Reviewed August 11, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Sheryl from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Single Pod - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

Friendly and helpful staff”

The staff (Waty) was very helpful during my stay. Other staff are always ready to help. The place was also clean. Thank you.

Reviewed February 28, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
NOR
Solo traveler
Single Pod
Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

Perfect for backpackers people”

Dorm/bed are very clean and neat. Staffs are really friendly. No mold at bathroom and toilets are well-maintenanced. For Muslim traveller, they have special room for pray. Breakfast and water free-flow are nice services. Easy to find Grab, and near to food court which offer cheaper seafood meal selection. Would come again in the future visit.

Reviewed June 25, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Lizzy from Malaysia
Group
Single Pod
Stayed 1 night in July 2020

Great place for crashing after travelling”

The room we booked is a private room, consisted of 2 single beds and a double bed with a private bathroom. At first, I was skeptical about this room because there isn't any picture of it anywhere I find. At least now I know the room exists, haha. The room was clean, very simple design, no decoration at all, industrial-like room. It has no windows at all. The bathroom is also clean with a sink and heater. Two things we like about the room: there is a socket at every bed (one of them even has 2) and there is a floor light, which acted as a night light for a friend who forgot to bring her own night light. I would like to suggest that railings for clothes/towels and a bathroom mirror should be installed in the room. And maybe decorate a bit? It would be perfect already if there was railings at least. We didn't use other amenities much so we couldn't comment on those, but the carpet on the stairs should be vacuum more often in my opinion. It's a great experience if you're just looking for a private and cheap room to crash.

Reviewed August 10, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Sarah from Australia
Solo traveler
Single Pod - Female Only
Stayed 7 nights in June 2022

Exceptional”

Great quiet, clean place to stay in Sadong, about 15 minutes walk from city centre. Very friendly staff. Would go back!

Reviewed June 14, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
Maniyan from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Single Pod
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

Ideal Place for Backpackers & Worth for Price”

The staffs (Ron and Melissa) and others were really helpful throughout my stays. The cleaniness is well maintained. Location is strategic too. It is a SAFE place. SKYPOD is a place to get know more people. If you are an individual able to live in sharing basis then should be no issue to stay here.

Reviewed February 06, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Fiona from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Single Pod - Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

Exceptional”

Lovely place, it’s my second stay. However, my first night was terrible due to the loud noise made by a big group of church guests. I hope next time your staff will be more strict with the noise because it’s a backpacker hostel after all.

Reviewed June 05, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
DEDDY from Indonesia
Family with teens
Single Pod - Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

Great experience”

Great Place. Most delightful experience are the food stall owned by Indonesian people behind the hostel. Served delicious Spice food with affordable price for budget Traveler.

Reviewed March 09, 2019

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