Skypod Hostel
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8.0
Excellent
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Excellent location - 290 meters from city center
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  • Sabah State Mosque (Masjid Negeri Sabah)190 m
  • Consulate of Indonesia330 m
  • KK Times Square370 m
  • Police HQ500 m
  • Museum of Islamic Civilisation540 m
  • Imago Shopping Mall630 m
  • Science & Technology Centre700 m
  • Wawasan Plaza710 m
  • South Bus Terminal740 m
  • Sabah State Museum740 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Skypod Hostel

    Lot 38, Jalan Ikan Juara 1, Sadong Jaya, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88100 - See map
    "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."
    Elizabeth - January 6, 2019
    Fantastic breakfast
    100% positive mentions
    Exceptional comfort
    9.5 room quality and comfort
    • 760 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Sauna

    • Air conditioning

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 39 times

    Property ranking|Compared to 2,147 Kota Kinabalu properties
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    Value for money score
    9.3/10
    Service score
    9.2/10
    Room comfort score
    9.5/10
    Cheapest price score
    Better than
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    Value for money9.3
    Distance to city center2 KM
    Location rating8.0
    Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
    Distance to airport3.5 km

    Rooms available at Skypod Hostel

    9.5
    Exceptional
    Room comfort & quality
    3 Bedroom Premium Condominium
    3 Bedroom Premium Condominium
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    • Room size: 160 m²/1722 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 1 queen bed and 1 single be...
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    Single Pod
    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
    Single Pod - Female Only
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 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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    Private Dormitory
    Private Dormitory
    ...
    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 16 single beds
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    4 Capsules - Mixed
    4 Capsules - Mixed
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    • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 4 single beds or 2 queen be...
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    2 People in 20-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    2 People in 20-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Non-smoking
    • 3 bathrooms
    • 2 single beds
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    Entire Private Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
    Entire Private Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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    • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 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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    6 Capsules - Mixed
    6 Capsules - Mixed
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    • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 6 single beds or 3 queen be...
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    What people love about Skypod Hostel

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Staff are friendly."

      Askidah

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      January 12, 2019

    • 7.6
      Very good

      "Nice place"

      Brandon J.

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      August 17, 2018

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "Clean, complete facility, creative designs."

      WENDY

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      September 19, 2018

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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "Their breakfast was very delicious, of course self service."

    Elizabeth

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    January 6, 2019

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    What they offer

    9.2
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The staff are very warm and friendly, specially Rahman who's..."

    Karren K.

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    January 10, 2019

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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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    Cleanliness9.0
    Facilities8.7
    Location8.0
    Room comfort and quality9.5
    Service9.2
    Value for money9.3
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    9+ Exceptional (254)
    8-9 Excellent (65)
    7-8 Very Good (51)
    6-7 Good (7)
    <6 Below Expectation (21)
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    Jun - Aug (78)
    Sep - Nov (105)
    Dec - Feb (123)
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Shalimar from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Single Pod - Female Only
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

    Exceptional”

    My second time to stay at this hostel. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. They have fast internet connection. Delicious and simple breakfast food. Unlimited coffee! Clean place. Safe for solo female travelers.

    Reviewed July 22, 2019
    2.0
    Norafizah from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Single Pod
    Stayed 5 nights in July 2019

    Worst experience”

    there was an electrical supply disruption problem on the third day I stayed at the hotel. I was informed that the problem was because the hotel management did not pay the electricity bill. The problem was not resolved and the guest was left without any compensation. I had a loss because I had to book another hotel for the next 3 nights and the management did not contact me until now for the compensation.

    Reviewed July 17, 2019
    4.0
    Jason from Malaysia
    Couple
    2 People in 20-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

    Many shortcomings, the washroom is dirty and the water barely flows due to low pressure.”

    Recently a power disruption/electricity failure occured and the hostel owner knew about it and kept advertising his hostel on Agoda for 2 days.. guests only informed of power breakdown upon arrival for check in.

    Reviewed July 15, 2019
    7.6
    Very good
    Ni from Malaysia
    Group
    4 Capsules - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    What a shame”

    Have stayed here a couple of times before but was really disappointed with my latest trip.. aircond was leaking, one of the two bathroom was under maintenance & the noise from other guests at 6am-8:30am was torture..

    Reviewed July 22, 2019
    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
    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
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Ityra from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Single Pod
    Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

    Skypod is super comfy and clean. Free breakfast! ”

    Having shower curtains behind the door is genius! I never have problem with my clothes getting wet when I hang it. Super comfy place to hang out. Depending on crowds(sometimes tend to get noisy with bigger crowd), the common area is great for hangout.

    Reviewed June 04, 2019
    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
    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
    8.4
    Excellent
    Siaw from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Single Pod - Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Great value”

    Comfortable bed, but blanket is too short. Common area is very cozy. Coffee is available 24/7. Simple breakfast is provided as well. However, big patches of mold grow on the wall of all shower rooms. Hopefully it can be cleaned and removed.

    Reviewed April 04, 2019
    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
    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
    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
    6.0
    dominique from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Single Pod
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    Above average”

    This is nice hostel with lovely helpful staff but I have given it a lowish score for two reasons. It is a large hostel with only two toilets and no urinals. This means that men can miss aim and sprinkle on the toilet seats and floor, which is not nice if you need a number 2s as when you pull your shorts up, your shorts will have pissy crotch where it's had contact with the floor. As such, I took to cleaning said floor and seat myself before use. The rest of the hostel is best described as immaculate and would have received top marks if they had urinals.

    Reviewed June 02, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Glen from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Single Pod
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

    Great Place to stay in KK”

    Although the location was in the center of the city, it was also accessible through Grab and I was able to enjoy my stay for 3 nights. The staffs are so friendly. The breakfast was good. The facilities are modern and fits the hostel vibe. Overall, I really enjoyed my stay and will definitely come back.

    Reviewed January 22, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Sophie from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Double Pod
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Good value”

    We stayed in a double pod in the 20-bed dorm. Bed and pillow were comfy, plug socket by the bed, privacy curtain, towel provided, clean toilets and showers and hot water, breakfast included - toast and eggs, nice chill out communal area with a TV and netflix. Overall we had a good stay and went back a second time when returning to KK. My only complaint would be that when a couple arrived late to the hostel one night (passed midnight) the staff that brought them into the dorm turned the lights and spoke quite loudly to them showing no consideration to everyone that was asleep and they continued to talk loudly amongst themselves then when the lady had left them to it so it kept us awake. Maybe if she had spoke quietly to them they would have spoke quietly to each other

    Reviewed January 16, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Karren from Philippines
    Couple
    Double Pod
    Stayed 5 nights in December 2018

    Will Definitely Visit Again”

    The place feels like a home away from home. The staff are very warm and friendly, specially Rahman who's been very helpful to us and patient during our tours. Hes a GREAT employee and deserves a recognition! The facility could be better, a little bit of improvement I say, like for the double deck bed could have been replaced to a twin size bed, the shared bathroom needs a bit more of maintenance as the water heater gets off sometimes but overall, it didn't have much impact. Will definitely come back to stay!

    Reviewed January 10, 2019
    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
    8.8
    Excellent
    Juliane from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Single Pod - Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    Cool facilities, bad location”

    I've been to a fewhostels/hotels around KK and if it wasn't for the location, this would easily be the best one. The facilities are great, the pod beds comfortable, the showers clean and spacious and the hangout area is cool. Breakfast is really good, changed every day (fried rice one day, pancakes the other plus toast and an egg station), coffee all day. The location isn't good though if you wanna explore KK, you either need to rent a bike, which they offer, or take grabs all the time. I tried two of the food places around (one Indian and one Malay), both were really good and cheap but with limited vegetarian options. I would totally recommend this place if you just wanna hang out or need to get some work on the computer done.

    Reviewed December 29, 2018
    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
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