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Stay-In Lodge
Stay-In Lodge
Stay-In Lodge
Stay-In Lodge
Stay-In Lodge
Stay-In Lodge
Stay-In Lodge

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6.2

Good

56 reviews

56 reviews

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7.9

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Gaya Street Sunday Market

40 m

Atkinson Clock Tower

50 m

Sunday market

80 m

Dataran Desoka

90 m

Milimewa Superstore

150 m

Popular landmarks
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

320 m

Signal Hill Observatory Platform

430 m

Night Market

600 m

Mamutik Island

860 m

Sabah State Museum

2.5 km

Closest landmarks
Net Access

120 m

Teksi Car Park

140 m

Main Post Office

250 m

Gaya Shop Lot

260 m

Pos Malaysia Car Park

260 m

Stay-In Lodge

Lot 121, 1st-4th Floor, Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000 - See map

Strategically situated in Central Business District, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Sapi Island. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Inside city center

60 meters to Gaya Street Sunday Market

Facilities

Airport transfer

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Cash withdrawal

Laundry service

Tours

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kota Kinabalu every 2 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money6.7
Distance to city center1.7 km
Location rating7.9
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport7.2 km

Rooms available at Stay-In Lodge

Dormitory - Air Conditioning
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Dormitory - Fan Only
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double Room - Air Conditioning
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  • City view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Family - 4 persons
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  • City view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed
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Family - 4 Adults
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  • City view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed
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Double Room - Fan Only
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  • City view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Stay-In Lodge?

    Check-in is from 01:00 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 lodge 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 Stay-In Lodge?

    Stay-In Lodge 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 lodge know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service.

    What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Stay-In Lodge?

    The closest train, metro, or bus station is South Bus Terminal, 1.4 km away from Stay-In Lodge.

    What restaurants are nearby Stay-In Lodge?

    Stay-In Lodge is located in Central Business District, famous for good restaurants such as Kedai Kopi Yee Fung, Mad Ben Cafe and Marry Me Sandowichi.

    What popular shopping places are close to Stay-In Lodge?

    Shopping options in Stay-In Lodge’s Central Business District neighborhood include Gaya Street Sunday Market, Night Market and Suria Sabah Shopping Mall.

    What are popular attractions near Stay-In Lodge?

    Stay-In Lodge is located in Central Business District area, which is famous for attractions such as Poring Hot Springs, Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and Sabah State Museum.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Stay-In Lodge?

    Stay-In Lodge is located within Central Business District, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre, Mount Kinabalu Botanical Garden and Kokol Hill.

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    Property ranking|Compared to 1,520 Kota Kinabalu properties
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    Room comfort score
    5.6/10
    Room size
    8 sqm.
    Location score
    7.9/10
    Couples review score
    6.1/10
    Better than
    90
    %
    of Kota Kinabalu properties
    Bigger than
    81
    %
    of Kota Kinabalu properties
    Better than
    78
    %
    of Kota Kinabalu properties
    Better than
    74
    %
    of Kota Kinabalu properties
    Overall rating:

    6.2

    Good
    56 reviews
    Cleanliness
    5.3
    Facilities
    4.7
    Location
    7.9
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    More about Stay-In Lodge

    More about Stay-In Lodge

    Stay-In Lodge

    Get the most from an urban escape in Kota Kinabalu when you book a room at Stay-In Lodge. Located right in the city center, Stay-In Lodge saves you time and travel by letting you wake up right in the heart of the best neighborhood.
    Have a hassle-free trip while enjoying the services and amenities offered by Stay-In Lodge. Keep up with all your communications easily with the lodge's free Wi-Fi. Getting from and back to the airport can be easily arranged with the lodge's airport transfer services. Front desk service is provided at the lodge including luggage storage.
    Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the lodge's tours. Packing light is possible at Stay-In Lodge thanks to the lodge's laundry service keeping your clothes clean.
    Enjoy the services offered at Stay-In Lodge from the convenience of your guestroom. For your comfort, some rooms at the lodge are equipped with air conditioning. It's good to know that bathroom amenities including a hair dryer are provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


    Dining and things to do

    Light snacking is available day or night with the lodge's vending machines. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house shared kitchen.
    Recreational facilities at Stay-In Lodge are designed for escape and relaxation. Get social at the lodge's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


    Reasons to stay here

    Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 91% of the city's other accommodations.
    Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 89% of accommodations in the city.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Review score
    Facilities

    4.7

    Most talked about facilities

    Breakfast

    2 mentions

    Housekeeping

    2 mentions

    Food & Dining

    1 mention

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Malay

    Internet access

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

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Tours

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Shared kitchen
    • Vending machine

    Services and conveniences

    • Cash withdrawal
    • Elevator
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Smoking area

    For the kids

    • Family room

    Access

    • Front desk [24-hour]
    • Pets allowed

    Getting around

    • Airport transfer
    Location
    Lot 121, 1st-4th Floor, Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000
    Very good
    Location

    7.9

    Airports

    • Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
      7.2 km
    • Labuan Airport (LBU)
      119.3 km

    Public transportation

    • South Bus Terminal
      1.5 km
    • North Borneo Railway
      4.5 km

    Hospital or clinic

    • Klinik Kesihatan Ibu dan Anak Pekan
      310 m

    Shopping

    • Gaya Street Sunday Market
      40 m

    Convenience store

    • Orange 24 Hours
      220 m

    Cash withdrawal

    • ATM on-site
    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks

    • Gaya Street Sunday Market
      40 m
    • Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
      320 m
    • Signal Hill Observatory Platform
      430 m
    • Night Market
      600 m
    • Mamutik Island
      860 m
    • Sabah State Museum
      2.5 km
    • Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
      8.1 km
    • Sapi Island
      8.1 km
    • Manukan Island
      8.4 km
    • Poring Hot Springs
      14.1 km

    Nearby landmarks

    • Gaya Street Sunday Market
      40 m
    • Atkinson Clock Tower
      50 m
    • Sunday market
      80 m
    • Dataran Desoka
      90 m
    • Net Access
      120 m
    • Teksi Car Park
      140 m
    • Milimewa Superstore
      150 m
    • Milimewa
      160 m
    • City Park
      180 m
    • Big Banyan Tree
      180 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 0-1 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
    Children 2-11 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 12 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 from13:00
    • Check-out until12:00
    • Reception open until00:00

    Getting around

    • Airport transfer fee30 MYR
    • Distance from city center1.7 km
    • Travel time to airport (minutes)11

    The property

    • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
    • Number of floors4
    • Number of rooms 20
    • Room voltage220
    • Year property opened2006
    • Most recent renovation2010

    Parking

    • Daily parking fee0 MYR

    Reviews of Stay-In Lodge from real guests

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    6.2
    /
    10
    Cleanliness5.3
    Facilities4.7
    Location7.9
    Room comfort and quality5.6
    Service6.8
    Value for money6.7
    High score for Kota Kinabalu
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (2)
    8-9 Excellent (9)
    7-8 Very Good (8)
    6-7 Good (4)
    <6 Below Expectation (22)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (11)
    Jun - Aug (10)
    Sep - Nov (15)
    Dec - Feb (9)
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    9.0
    Exceptional
    Patricia from United States
    Couple
    Double Room - Fan Only
    Stayed 12 nights in June 2015

    Friendly Staff”

    The staff, location and price

    I want to thank the staff of Stay-In Lodge for accommodating my unusual need for a room with no wi-fi intrusion. They took me from room to room until I could find one with a good environment I could tolerate. As a result, my stay there was comfortable. This is not a fancy hotel, but not everyone needs fancy. It is a good deal for the price. Regarding food, there were great restaurants and food vendors nearby.

    Reviewed July 01, 2015

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    6.8
    Good
    Muhammad from Malaysia
    Group
    Family - 4 persons
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2017

    It's OK, I guess?”

    I would recommend this lodge because of its value for money and its location. Recently, I've stayed there for a few days and personally, I would say it was satisfactory. BUT, due to its renovations taking place on first and second floor, only rooms in the third and fourth floor are available. Also, the facilities shown in the picture for the lobby is not what it looked like. All in all, I would say this lodge is satisfactory for last minute and short stay but not for long stay.

    Reviewed November 22, 2017

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    7.6
    Very good
    Chua from Malaysia
    Group
    Family - 4 persons
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2017

    Different than what I have booked, yet still on satisfactory level”

    I booked a room with double bed & double decker with breakfast provided. But when I tried to check in, they told me there's only room with 2 double decker available, breakfast will not be served as well as renovation is going on at the kitchen floor. Above all the negative experiences, the accommodation itself is very strategic and value for money. It's located in the middle of the city and with that price and the services of the staff, it's worth every penny spent.

    Reviewed October 18, 2017

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    7.3
    Very good
    Roman from Slovakia
    Couple
    Double Room - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in March 2016

    Good budget hotel”

    Friendly staff, perfect location, low price incl. breakfast

    Good stay for a few days in Kota Kinabalu

    Reviewed March 15, 2016

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    8.4
    Excellent
    chao from Malaysia
    Group
    Stayed 1 night in March 2017

    Excellent”

    Inspection should be done frequently. Can't say not well equipped, but the small broken things make the customers uncomfortable, says the fan in room can't oscillate left and right, the adjuster of the shower heater is broken, toilet door can't lock...

    Reviewed March 10, 2017

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Clark from United States
    Couple
    Double Room - Fan Only
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2014

    Good location and cheap”

    price,location and comfort

    It was a okay stay considering we shred the floor with 20 young soccer players, it was loud at times, all went to sleep by 10:00 PM, it does need a few upgrades, sometimes helpful staff makes up for those things that need to be updated, the management was helpful and answered all are questions and give this Hostel thumbs up.

    Reviewed October 05, 2014

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    6.0
    Jayson from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Double Room - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2015

    Good location, common bathrooms aren't clean”

    location

    It was just ok because most of the times we're out. It's near the Atkinsons clock tower and there's a lot of establishment around since it's located along Jalan Gaya. The price is cheap but the rooms aren't good/accommodating. No design and it looks old and messy. You can look for a better room at the same price around the area. The common area where the common bathrooms are located were dirty and not properly maintained. The hostel is sharing the building with other hostel that looks cleaner and more comfortable. The free breakfast is just a bread (loaf), butter and coffee.

    Reviewed April 07, 2015

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    8.7
    Excellent
    Lee from Malaysia
    Group
    Family - 4 persons
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2014

    budget backpacker, good location ”

    good location, staff friendly, cheap

    overall good~ cheap to stay, town area, near shopping area, quite clean

    Reviewed June 02, 2014

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    7.6
    Very good
    David from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Double Room - Fan Only
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2016

    Rather disappointing”

    We asked for a window room and got one facing the corridor. The staff were pleasant but the standards were low. The sweet butter at breakfast had been kept too long. We were on the fourth floor, all the others includingthe lounge had bed bugs. Avoid the sofas!

    Reviewed March 12, 2016

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    6.0
    HAJI from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double Room - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in October 2014

    good location”

    good location,near to shopping and easy to get food outside

    My friend and i will not again to stay in this hotel because of the room

    Reviewed January 20, 2015

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    QIAN from China
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory - Fan Only
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

    Friendly staff good price”

    Nice staff good place

    Best choice in KK

    Reviewed January 14, 2015

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    4.3
    Megan from United States
    Solo traveler
    Double Room - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in September 2015

    You get what you pay for! ”

    was a reasonable walking distance to the waterfront, felt safe enough

    I wouldn't recommend this to anyone who isn't looking for extreme budget or who is staying more than one night. I didn't have high expectations at all, and it met my expectations. The staff was nice enough. Breakfast was toast and nescafe. Despite the signs asking folks to be quiet, the walls were basically cardboard and it was quite loud (and I booked a private room). Showers were communal, and I made the decision to wait to shower until my next hotel. Definitely bring shower shoes for this one!

    Reviewed September 24, 2015

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    4.3
    Michael from Canada
    Group
    Stayed 1 night in June 2014

    Gross room, noisy, terrible washrooms”

    cheap

    we stayed one night. It was awful. The family triple we booked which was just big enough to fit a double and a twin with no space between, had a window that couldn't close out to the hallway, where a group of men who were on the same floor talked and made loud noises all night. The shared bathrooms were not clean, and the light did not work in one of them. Certainly not a 3 star establishment. I have payed less for far better facilities and service in a 1 star hostel.

    Reviewed December 28, 2014

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    8.3
    Excellent
    Gyuheon from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory - Fan Only
    Stayed 1 night in July 2014

    Nice hostel, but could be better.”

    Location. Price

    Nothing to claim. But you could find better places near to hear easily!

    Reviewed August 27, 2015

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    4.3
    Minna from Finland
    Solo traveler
    Double Room - Fan Only
    Stayed 1 night in March 2015

    could be better but quite cheap”

    location,location, quite cheap

    It seemed quite dodgy place. Location is good. And maybe u cant expect more with that money..even though many times had much better accommodation same price. I could sleep there again for one night if i had to but i would stay longer

    Reviewed March 28, 2015

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    2.0
    ROS from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Stayed 6 nights in November 2014

    Stay in lodge is the worst place in my lifetime”

    the lodge was ok..but i dont like with the service of the stay-in lodge..Everything that You ask need the deposit..for example, i ask the iron, water heater, they said it need the deposit..I hate that place..

    Reviewed November 30, 2014

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    7.7
    Very good
    Maliki from Malaysia
    Group
    Stayed 1 night in July 2014

    The only plus probably location”

    location, place, near food

    Unpleasant

    Reviewed July 30, 2014

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    5.7
    Varaporn from Thailand
    Couple
    Double Room - Fan Only
    Stayed 1 night in June 2014

    Fair enough for the price”

    Cheap, good location

    don't like it and will never go back

    Reviewed June 30, 2014

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    2.0
    Syaza from Malaysia
    Group
    Double Room - Fan Only
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

    Rundown but it cheap so bear with it”

    My friends and I stayed for 2 nights and we survived that all. If u r looking for comfortable place to stay this place is not recommended.

    Reviewed November 21, 2017

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    7.2
    Very good
    Jagannadha from India
    Solo traveler
    Double Room - Fan Only
    Stayed 1 night in May 2016

    Ok”

    Good

    Reviewed June 05, 2016

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