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Exceptional location - Inside city center
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Popular landmarks
Gaya Street Sunday Market 50 m
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque 250 m
Signal Hill Observatory Platform 370 m
Night Market 640 m
Mamutik Island 920 m
Sabah State Museum 2.6 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 50 m
Net Access 70 m
Atkinson Clock Tower 110 m
Milimewa Superstore 130 m
Teksi Car Park 130 m
Sunday market 140 m
Big Banyan Tree 150 m
Dataran Desoka 150 m
Gaya Shop Lot 190 m
Never Close Super Mart 190 m
The Bunk Hostel

"Shower is ok, locker is big enough."

darlene - April 9, 2019
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The Bunk Hostel

Ground Floor 113 Jalan Gaya, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000 - See map
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Check-in [24-hour]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Gaya Street Sunday Market
Within 50 m of property
  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kota Kinabalu every 11 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.8
Distance to city center0.7KM
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport7.3 km

Rooms available at The Bunk Hostel

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8.3
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      Frequently asked questions

      How do I get to The Bunk Hostel ?

      The Bunk 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 50 MYR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at The Bunk Hostel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Bunk Hostel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kota Kinabalu with private transportation, the hostel can arrange taxi service.

      What is the smoking policy at The Bunk Hostel ?

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

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      • 10.0
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        "Clean, nice and good location"

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      • 7.2
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        "Great location"

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        January 7, 2019

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      8.3
      Excellent
      446 reviews
      Cleanliness
      7.6
      Facilities
      7.4
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      9.2
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      Nice hostel with a lovely staff.
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      More about The Bunk Hostel

      Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, The Bunk Hostel is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Kota Kinabalu. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 0.7KM away, and it normally takes about 15 minutes to reach the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

      At The Bunk Hostel , every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, gift/souvenir shop, taxi service.

      The hotel features 1 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include complimentary instant coffee, linens, locker, towels, internet access – wireless. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Whatever your reason for visiting Kota Kinabalu, the The Bunk Hostel is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.

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      8.3
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      Cleanliness7.6
      Facilities7.4
      Location9.2
      Room comfort and quality8.3
      Service8.4
      Value for money8.8
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      9.6
      Exceptional
      suki from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 17-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

      relaxed friendly place in the very centre of Kota Kinabalu”

      I really enjoyed my stay here at the Bunk Hostel, the staff were exceptionally friendly, welcoming and easygoing - thanks a lot! It's very easy to get here using the airport bus - a 3 minute walk from the last stop or the Horizon stop. Check in was easy and just about everything is located within easy walking distance. Wifi was a little erratic at times, but I think that may have been my computer. The bathrooms and showers were regularly free, and the only issue I had were people walking around talking at the tops of their voices with no concern for others sleeping - which is not really the fault of the Hostel, just inconsiderate guests! the staff were always happy to help and advise. I booked for two nights and stayed another two nights when I came back - thanks to Ammie, the supervisor, for giving me a great rate and also the Monday morning waffles before my departure, great! Nice coffee, too Would recommend, especially at this price point, not only the cheapest place I've stayed at in 7 months around SE Asia, but one of the most comfortable and friendliest.

      Reviewed February 16, 2016

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      KHENNA from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

      Exceptional”

      People - they are really friendly and helpful. I wish i have more time to spend with them and make friends. Place - anything you need was there. They are located in the heart of central business so there is no problem if you need something. Price - For the travelers looking for the cheap price i HIGH RECOMMENDED! - For those looking for some privacy should do a advance reservation because they have only one private room. - The good thing in the bunk beds you will meet good and nice strangers. - they offer and assist you for tour planning. Thank you soo much guys for the short and excellent service! ;)

      Reviewed February 08, 2018

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Larissa from United States
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 17-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

      The Bunk Made Borneo”

      There really wasn't much to do in Borneo and honestly I don't think I would have even enjoyed my visit if it hadn't been for the staff here and the people I met at this hostel. Since there's not much to do in town a lot of people hung out in the common area downstairs so I met a lot of people. Josie and all the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The Bunk is one of the few hostels in the area with an actual common area which was great when I just wanted to catch up on some emails and have a lively atmosphere. Breakfast and tea were included and although it wasn't much, they had it for me every day, even when I woke up late at 2pm and bagged my breakfast for me when I had to leave for the airport at 5am. I would definitely recommend to friend and travelers coming this way. Thanks again you guys!

      Reviewed April 06, 2016

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Sam from New Zealand
      Couple
      1 Person in 17-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in April 2016

      Great place”

      Location is perfect! Right on a busy street with their own coffee shop downstairs. Breakfast was toast with coffee or tea. Other options available if you pay. Stayed in both a private room as well as a "bunk". Private was perfect. Great a.c..comfy bunk bed and extremely clean. The style of bunks is open layout unlike an actual dorm room. We found it fine though because the bed was comfy and equipped with a light, curtain and power socket. You don't need much else to crash for a coupe nights. Good value for money

      Reviewed April 19, 2016

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Alexander from Russia
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 17-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 6 nights in April 2016

      The best place to stay in KK”

      I am very grateful to Bunk Hostel crew, they are very friendly and helpful. Location is perfect, many interesting sights of the city located near by. Internal interior is very unique and it creates specific atmosphere of this place, I spent there 7 days and it was hard for me to leave that place. I will definitely choose Bunk hostel again when will visit KK next time

      Reviewed April 21, 2016

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Gustavo from Chile
      Couple
      1 Person in 17-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

      AWESOME PLACE”

      AWESOME PLACE!! AWESOME PEOPLE!! we spent about 4 or 5 nights on that hostel and we will doit again! the staff is very nice and they are very friendly people. they always tryed to give us the best experience and advices, even some free food! the place is very centric and quiet so you could sleep till midday easily. very conftables mattresses and private bunks amd we think ia the cheapest place in town comparing price and quality. totaly recomended!

      Reviewed February 23, 2017

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Gabriella from United Kingdom
      Couple
      1 Person in 17-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2017

      Brilliant!”

      We loved it here. For a hostel it feels very private. The bunks, although wooden capsules, are actually quite spacious and not claustrophobic at all. We had 2 on the top floor, there is air con as well as fans and it was quite cool. I definitely needed the blanket they give you. The lockers are nice and big, room for a big backpack and a smaller one. The staff are brilliant; really cheerful, friendly and helpful. Clean sheets. Clean bathroom area. Good breakfast of toast and fruit if available as well as tea and coffee. We ended up extending for 2 nights it was that good!

      Reviewed August 19, 2017

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      PEIYIN from Taiwan
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 17-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

      fantastic location”

      The Bunk is located in Gaya street where mostly famous restaurants are around, easy to find meals. Airbus stop at Horizon hotel, takes only 3 mins to walk by here. The bed is clean and comfortable, especially everyone has his/her own space with cartern covered all the way. There is also a back yard on the same floor to do laundry, so important in the always summer city. To sum up, It's a nice hostel to stay in kk.

      Reviewed April 09, 2016

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Gabriella from United Kingdom
      Couple
      1 Person in 17-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in August 2017

      Brilliant again!”

      This was our second visit. We found ourselves passing back through KK so stayed at the bunk again. It was just as good as before. This time we had a middle and a lower bunk by the window. Not as cold as the top floor but I found it much more comfortable away from the fans and air con. My boyfriend runs a bit hotter than me and he preferred the bed on the top floor but his lower bunk was still cool. Clean sheets again and more mattresses were being replaced for brand new ones which is great to see. Good toast, tea and coffee breakfast again. Staff brilliantly friendly and cheerful again, we were welcomed back with great big smiles! I highly recommend this place!

      Reviewed August 19, 2017

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Amanda from Canada
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 17-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 3 nights in February 2016

      Review”

      Location , comfort, friendly

      Very clean... I saw someone cleaning everyday (i stayed 3 nights) Nice hot shower Toilet paper in the bathrooms Breakfast was tea and toast like most places. Perfectly nice Staff friendly The bunks are 3 levels but the top level has its own set of stairs to get to it. So its pretty much like having another floor with one level of beds. The bunks are huge.. Each with their own light, outlet and curtain. Great place.. 30RM a night for walk in price...i booked it online for cheaper tho :) Id say the only down side would be the noise level late at night. Its front desk area is a bar right below the room. It honestly wasnt that bad tho. One morning music was very loud at 7am but i honeslty couldnt tell u if it was from the hostel or somewhere else on the street.

      Reviewed March 01, 2016

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Fernando from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 17-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

      A very memorable place”

      It was my first time to stay at the hostel. I was a bit skeptical regarding the safeness of this place...when i was arrived i saw that, not anyone can go inside the hostel. It was guarded and with a password for the employee who only can open the door so you can enter to the room. The place inside so quite that it makes you feel guilty to sneeze or cough that you might disturb someone who is sleeping. The employees was quite friendly and helpful. The bed got curtain for your privacy and a locker to place your things. Some cctv inside the hostel can be found. Everything quite nice. You got your own light inside your bed and if you need power supply it just inside your bed, so that you can charge your electronic gadgets. Facilities quite clean. Yup...so i give perfect score from me. For my very first experienced living inside the hostel.

      Reviewed May 20, 2016

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Gabriella from United Kingdom
      Couple
      1 Person in 17-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in August 2017

      Still brilliant!”

      This was our third stay here due to us making a bit of a mess of our plans. Still as good as before although this time some of the other guests were dirty sods who clearly didn't respect that bathrooms should be kept clean. Not so bad though and still bearable. We had middle and lower bunks again next to the window which was fine. Clean sheets. Comfy beds. Good simple toast and tea or coffee breakfast. Smiley, friendly, welcoming staff and the manager is an absolute legend; so knowledgeable and helpful. And he can speak about 6 languages! Highly recommend the bunk and if we're ever passing through KK again will definitely stay here.

      Reviewed August 19, 2017

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Tiffany from United States
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

      Great Hostel”

      Would definitely return! Great staff, walking distance to food, etc. Just walk out the door and there are dozens of tourist shops to take you where you want to go, or just hook with the hostel! Great for last minute decisions because you can use extra slots for tours already going. Number of bunks worries me, but no problem. People are generally considerate.

      Reviewed November 19, 2017

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Lianjun from China
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 17-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

      Simply Awesome!”

      I'm doing my Diving courses during my first time staying there. The air con is cold to chill you out. The balcony is friendly to hang cloth washed. The curtain on the face of the bunk is keep your secrets well, not like the other hostels. The staff are so young that let travelers feel young too! Good place worthy of lodging in more times.

      Reviewed June 05, 2017

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Amanda from Canada
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 17-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in March 2016

      The bunk hostel”

      Clean, friendly, location

      Second time staying here... I would recommend staying here. Got a little loud last night cause of some backpackers who decided to get loud at 3am... But other than that no complaints about this hostel. Hot showers bunks with curtains and lights. Couldnt ask for more. 30RM walk in price cheaper online tho. A/c as well Breakfast just basic tea/coffee toast. But i will say the staff was awesome about not having a cut off time for breakfast... I woke up late one day and they served me breakfast at 1pm.

      Reviewed March 08, 2016

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Brendan from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 17-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 3 nights in September 2016

      Great experience”

      My first trying out a hostel, to my surprise , it was really comfortable and the location is really convenient as there is a morning market directly infront of the hostel on Sundays . I didnt stay much at the hostel as I was only booking the hostel to leave my luggage at the hostel as I was going to climb up mt.kinabalu. Totally recommend you to stay here if you are looking for some place affordable and comfortable.

      Reviewed September 05, 2016

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      7.2
      Very good
      Jennifer from United States
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in June 2016

      It's okay”

      Bunk Hostel was just okay. I had a private room (everything else was sold out) and it was fairly clean and comfortable with AC. However, the shared bathroom really needs to be cleaned more often and its immensely cluttered with drying clothes and everyone else's belongings. I had to pay RM 3 for a towel and it was TINY - hardly large enough to cover me (5 foot 5 inches, size US 4 woman). Front desk receptionist wasn't helpful, had to drag information out of her (what is the wifi? Where is the bathroom? Etc). Breakfast is not self-serve, the receptionist hands you the bread to toast and coffee. Unsure how water works, didn't ask! Despite all that, the price is quite good and location on Gaya street is convenient. 5 minute walk from the airport shuttle.

      Reviewed June 10, 2016

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Mohd from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 17-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in June 2017

      value for money, great location”

      a walking distance to popular tourist spots. ive been staying at a number of hostel but this is the best so far. the down side of it is that the parking spot will be much harder to get as this hostel is located at a very busy road.

      Reviewed November 28, 2017

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Angeline from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 17-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in December 2016

      Very convenient location”

      The bunk hostel is located at the city centre and it is affordable. The cleanliness of the hostel can be improved.

      Reviewed December 04, 2016

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      9.0
      Exceptional
      Michelle from United Kingdom
      Group
      1 Person in 17-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2016

      Great little hostel, well designed”

      Privacy, location, price

      Great hostel in an excellent location. The bunk design is superb offering privacy and good sized lockers next to your bed.

      Reviewed February 07, 2016

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