2020

Skypod Hostel

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

"The staff are friendly, the rooms are awesome."

Mechelba - October 23, 2019

Twin Bed Room Shared Bathroom - Entrance Skypod Hostel
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Property highlights
Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Sabah State Museum
Within 750 m of property
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Popular landmarks
Sembulan River Park 190 m
Consulate of Indonesia 330 m
KK Times Square 370 m
Police HQ 500 m
Museum of Islamic Civilisation 540 m
Karamunsing Capital 580 m
Science & Technology Centre 700 m
Imago Shopping Mall 700 m
Wawasan Plaza 710 m
South Bus Terminal 740 m
Nearby landmarks
Sabah State Museum 750 m
Mamutik Island 920 m
Night Market 1.51 km
Gaya Street Sunday Market 1.8 km
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque 2.09 km
Signal Hill Observatory Platform 2.18 km
Manukan Island 7.9 km
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park 8.35 km
Sapi Island 8.36 km
Poring Hot Springs 15.24 km
8.1

Excellent

Location rating score

290 meters from city center
ParkingFREE
  • 760 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Sauna

  • Air conditioning

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Value for money9.3
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
Single Pod
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 single bed
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Double Pod
Double Pod
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Single Pod - Female Only
Single Pod - Female Only
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Entire Private Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Entire Private Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Non-smoking
  • 6 bathrooms
  • 16 single beds and 4 queen ...
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Twin Bed Room Shared Bathroom
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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Private Dormitory
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
Standard Double Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Quadruple Room with Private Bathroom
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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Standard Queen with Attached Bathroom
Standard Queen with Attached Bathroom
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Large Family Room for 6 People
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

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 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 Skypod Hostel?

Skypod Hostel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 30 MYR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Skypod Hostel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for a fee of 4 MYR per day. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kota Kinabalu with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

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.

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What people love about Skypod Hostel

  • 7.6
    Very good

    "Tempat & rekaan dalaman yg menarik."

    Nurul

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    March 8, 2020

  • 8.0
    Very good
    Staff 

    "Staffs are friendly and helpful."

    Maniyan

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    May 23, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The customer service is superb."

    Renato

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    January 26, 2020

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9.5/10
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9.0/10
Value for money score
9.3/10
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Overall rating:
8.9
Excellent
1,057 reviews
Cleanliness
9.0
Facilities
8.7
Location
8.1
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Overall it good and nice place to stay.
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More about Skypod Hostel

More about Skypod Hostel

Established in 2015, Skypod Hostel is an award-winning boutique hostel in Kota Kinabalu with bed pods that offer you an amazing lodging experience at a truly affordable rate. Nestled in a less busy area of the city, Skypod Hostel is conveniently located within walking distance to the city Centre, KK Times Square and Waterfront. Kota Kinabalu is merely 7 kilometers away.

Premium mattresses and orthopedic pillows are provided to ensure a good night’s rest after a long day. Air purifier are installed on every floor to ensure fresher air and odor-free environment. Guests can enjoy more privacy and personal space than the other hostels, thanks to the bed pods. Private rooms with attached bathroom are available as well.

For solo and female travelers, the friendly staff are available 24/7 to assist and accompany you during your stay. The property is known for great customer service and always tries their best to accommodate every guest’s needs. For your convenience, tour arrangements and ticketing service are available at the property. Meet new friends from all around the world. Learn local culture and languages or chill out in the cozy lounge. Make yourself at home!

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Housekeeping
62 mentions
Breakfast
49 mentions
Internet
9 mentions
Food & Dining
5 mentions

What they offer

10.0
Exceptional
Cleanliness

"Clean, comfort, hospitality and safe"

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September 23, 2019

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Reviews of Skypod Hostel from real guests

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Cleanliness9.0
Facilities8.7
Location8.1
Room comfort and quality9.5
Service9.2
Value for money9.3
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9.7
Exceptional
Candice from Philippines
Solo traveler
Single Pod - Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in December 2015

Perfect Stay in Kota Kinabalu”

Cleanliness, Security, Staff Performance

I spent the New Year in Skypod and I'm glad I did. The staff are extremely nice, engaging, funny, and will try their best to accommodate your needs. And this was the best part of my stay because I met really good people. They - Callvya, Farah, Pricilla, Nor, and Chichi - really know how to make you feel at home. As for the hostel, this was actually the first time for me to try shared accommodations and it was a very good experience for me. I particularly liked the "pod" setup versus bunks because the pods provided a sense of privacy. The showers and toilets are clean, and they keep it clean always. I also liked the common area/ breakfast area because the area is so cozy you would really like to hang out and read a book, or watch TV or mingle with the other guests. Also a plus, WIFI is available, free, and the signal is strong. I can even use it in the room. Breakfast is ok - tea, coffee, or milo and bread with choice of margarine, jam, kaya, peanut butter spreads, and fruit (banana or papaya). Sometimes they have extra like they served Nasi Lemak. So for the money you paid for everything, it's actually good value. The only thing that's a little bit a downer is that it's far away from the CBD. BUT they offer FREE shuttle everyday from the hostel to the CBD. You just have to sign up on what time to leave the hostel and what time for pickup in the CBD. They also do airport transports which are cheaper than the cabs. They will give you discount when you book airport transports to and from the airport, so request that when you book. And you can let them also arrange tours for you which is also cheaper because you get discounted as well. So overall, Skypod Hostel made my stay in KK a really good one. I will stay here again when I finally climb Mt. Kinabalu. And of course, I'll book my climb tour with them as well. Keep it up guys!

Reviewed January 06, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Diana from Malaysia
Couple
Double Pod
Stayed 6 nights in October 2017

Thank you SKYPOD Crew for your good hospitality, warm welcoming and friendly service! ”

You've made us feel at home here in SKYPOD! It wouldn't be so much fun without your great help. Thank you for taking care of us throughout our stays here in Kota Kinabalu. We're very glad to have met such an amazing people and staffs here in SKYPOD, and now we becoming FRIENDS! We can't thank you enough for what you've done for us, thank you for all the love, laugh, smile and jokes that we've shared for the past 6 days. SKYPOD is a wonderful stay in a fabulous city! We gladly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a cozy haven in Kota Kinabalu, SKYPOD is the one!! We definitely will be back again

Reviewed October 14, 2017
8.8
Excellent
sakura from Japan
Couple
Double Pod
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

Feel at home”

This hostel was so at home , staff are friendly and caring us alot.I stayed 3 hostel in Kota kinabalu, among of this 3 hostels, the best comfortable hostel for us is here in skypod, even though this hostel location is bit far from center of city compare other hostels.Breakfast provided Bread, flied noodle or fried rice at this time(we stayed 2nights).Those are good points to choose to eat, because my partner custom doesn' t eat rice in the morning, so it really helps him.(Another hostel's breakfast was no choice and only Rice)24h coffee, tea, water, hotwater provided.Relax space for watching movie,.checking tour, sofa, table, card games, books.So rainy night, we watched enjoying movie coz hard to go out.If you want to relax trip we recomend here.They can arrange tour too.They are really welcoming to guests,welcoming card and wrote down for our name on the wall.with fashionable drawing too. Recamed to stay here for seeking relax traveler.

Reviewed January 04, 2017
8.8
Excellent
Ăyhan from Philippines
Solo traveler
Single Pod
Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

Great stay.Great STAFF!”

My first day in Kota Kinabalu was totally terrible, it was because Malaysia Airlines left all my luggage in Kuala Lumpur. But when I arrived at Skypod Hotel, ALL the staff including the owner, were all very warm and accommodating. I highly recommend this hostel apart from the fact that it's really cheap, you'll have a great time for sure because of their staff. One thing that I think they just need to improve is their Wifi. All the rest, was all great! Thanks Skypod!

Reviewed December 13, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Maria from Philippines
Solo traveler
Single Pod - Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in October 2017

Affordable, safe, clean and homey feel”

I had an absolutely amazing stay at Skypod. The place is always clean, safe environment, working facilities, good basic breakfast for people on the go and the best friendliest staff ever.. I was hesitant at first to book a hostel cause its my first time sharing a room with other people while traveling.. But it turns out its the best decision I've made ever.. You just feel at home all throughout your stay.. I will definitely stay in Skypod next time I visit KK whether I'm on a tight budget or not.. Working hot and cold showers, ac in the room, private beds which are always clean, lockers, unlimited coffee, recreation area, pantry and fridge.. Basic, functional, tidy and wonderful people.. It's a home away from home.. What else do you need? Skypod is just great.. There is nothing else to say :-)

Reviewed October 12, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
nafisa from Malaysia
Couple
Double Pod
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

perfect ”

this is mu second time here. should be arrove at 28th and out by 1st march but i have to postponed it on 2nd because i couldn't make it ok 28th for my trips so i call skypod hotel reception by letting them know is it possible to change the date? and they said no problem at all and the staff really understanding. arrived there around early evening we check in, and was greet by gary tuen front desk receptionist. he was so nice, and let us know all the facilities there are ready for us to use. he guide us our room and bed which perfectly neat and comfy. the hot shower was nice, we also used the washing machine for free! just that you need to buy a RM2 detergent powder at the front desk which i don't mind at all. the breakfast is really nice too. they provide local kueh mueh, fried kueh tiaw, and eggs. not to mention free flow of coffee! i would like to come again next time, i really love the atmosphere here. thank you skypod!

Reviewed March 06, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Sharlene
Solo traveler
Single Pod - Female Only
Stayed 4 nights in October 2018

I'll be BACK !”

The staffs were really really friendly and helpful. The bed was clean, cozy, comfortable and spacious enough to avoid one from feeling claustrophobic. Got the bottom tier of the bunk, for that I'm thankful ! Great location! Good coffee for free 24/7. Unlimited water purifier! Hairdryer, towel, soap & iron foc. Huge Walls for you to doodle away, read messages from previous tenants & leave your mark-FUN! Simple breakfast. The shower area was the only factor I wasn't too pleased with-low water pressure and maintenance of cleanliness of bathrroms. The bathrooms were clean on the first day but slowly began to stink and flooring of the bathrooms began to feel algae-like. Not very pleasant. Nevertheless, I will be back to Skypod if I ever were to visit KK again! It is really value for money! Would definitely recommend Skypod to family & friends! I just hope Skypod will improve their bathroom cleanliness.

Reviewed November 03, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Lei from Philippines
Couple
Single Pod - Female Only
Stayed 5 nights in July 2019

Exceptional”

I was with my cousin and she told me that she'll come back in Kota Kinabalu for just Skypod. It's our first time staying in this kind of accommodation. We enjoyed it so much. The staffs are very helpful. The place is clean. Great value for money indeed.

Reviewed January 04, 2020
9.7
Exceptional
Jodie from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Pod
Stayed 2 nights in March 2015

Excellent stay”

Cleanliness, breakfast and facilities

We loved our stay at the skypod hostel. The place is brand new, extremely clean and has great facilities for people to use. There is also a nice restaurant close by. Staff are fantastic and can't do enough to help! The only issue is it is quite far out of the city, however a shuttle is provided to take you into the city and once you find the bus stop to get back its no problem! It's a great place to relax and unwind!!

Reviewed March 18, 2015
9.2
Exceptional
Nazeera from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Single Pod - Female Only
Stayed 6 nights in November 2019

Exceptional”

One of the most amazing hostel I’ve been. Breakfast is amazing, the shower is well equipped, bed is amazing. The toilet is a bit too small for a big sized person btw but it is always clean. Overall, Skypod hostel is an extraordinary comfortable place to stay. Makes you feel like home. Oh, and I stayed here for 2weeks.

Reviewed December 06, 2019
8.4
Excellent
Samiyyah from United States
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 3 nights in January 2018

Thumbs Up!”

I stayed our Skypod twice, both for extended periods of time. The staff members are friendly and approachable. The facility is always kept clean,which I thoroughly appreciated. The breakfast was different every day and the lounge/TV area is spacious enough to complete your morning workouts. The Wifi is a bit inconsistent, but that's the standard for many places in Malaysia. The location of the hostel is a bit of a walk from the center, yet it's walk-able. It's also really close to IMAGO mall. I would definitely stay at SKypod again when I return to KK. Thank you SKYPOD staff for making my stay extra special. I hope to see you again!

Reviewed April 25, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
AWANG from Malaysia
Group
Single Pod
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

clean and tidy”

I like the concept Skypod Hostel. Very modern and suitable for youngsters to stay here and those who on budget. Free breakfast provided. But please take note, that the location is not really at the centre of city. It takes around 10-15 mins by car to reach the KK city. But near to 1 Borneo shopping mall and Universiti Malaysia Sabah. Recommend this place to all of you.

Reviewed February 23, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
soeun from South Korea
Solo traveler
Single Pod - Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

It was sooooooo good!!!♥”

I made the reservation here in the skypod hostel for 3 nights. Every staff was very kind to everyone and I felt really comfortable like home for the clean environment and their consideration. I am so gratitude for giving me the proper medicine when I was sick. and one more, you can eat any fruit whenever you want to eat. :)

Reviewed February 28, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Chris from United States
Solo traveler
Single Pod
Stayed 8 nights in March 2019

Skypod was excellent!”

The very best aspect of Skypod was the marvelous staff. I had a long stay at the hostel (8 days), and they were always very helpful and thoughtful in their service to the guests. I would recommend Skypod to anyone traveling to KK as a wonderful budget option that still has quick access to the downtown area.

Reviewed March 14, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Erlie from Philippines
Solo traveler
Single Pod - Female Only
Stayed 5 nights in March 2017

Best Hostel in KK!”

Though I dont have any comparison to any other hostel around KK, but with the value for money and great service that Skypod provides, I dont think any hostel could top that. Not only that all of their staff are accommodating, friendly and attentive, all of their facilities are in good condition and the place is always clean. I super love staying in this hostel!

Reviewed March 21, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Ng from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Single Pod
Stayed 4 nights in October 2017

Best stay ever”

Everything was perfect, the Skypod Hostel management team deserve a pat on the back, well done guys. Absolutely enjoyed my stay. Way better beyond my expectation. Perhaps price is too low for such great standards.

Reviewed October 24, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
okhee from South Korea
Family with young children
Double Pod
Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

Thanks a lot♥♥♥”

Hi~♥ I am at the airport. Grab didn't work. No Taxi around there. So one of step working in the skypod hostel helped us. She went out far to catch a taxi. And every steps helped to move our baggages. Without their help, I would be lost my flight. Thanks for everything. Love you~♥

Reviewed December 22, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Joshua from Malaysia
Couple
Twin Bed Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

Amazing place. Will definitely be back.”

Aside from the value for money, Skypod Hostel is a place with warm and friendly staff and fellow travelers. The facilities and toiletries provided made it feel like staying at home, and whatever was not provided was available for sale at the front counter.

Reviewed March 06, 2018
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
9.6
Exceptional
Kristine from Norway
Solo traveler
Single Pod - Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in September 2017

Great place!”

Had a great stay at Skypod Hostel. The beds were comfortable, dorms and bathrooms were clean, and the staff were very friendly, helpful and accommodating. Would definitely recommend!

Reviewed September 20, 2017
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