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The Bunk Hostel
The Bunk Hostel
The Bunk Hostel
The Bunk Hostel
The Bunk Hostel
The Bunk Hostel
The Bunk Hostel

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8.3

Excellent

446 reviews

446 reviews

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9.2

Exceptional

Location rating score

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

50 m

Atkinson Clock Tower

110 m

Milimewa

120 m

Milimewa Superstore

130 m

Sunday market

140 m

Popular landmarks
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

Closest landmarks
Net Access

70 m

Teksi Car Park

130 m

Maybank

230 m

Borneo Books I

240 m

Borneo Books II

240 m

The Bunk Hostel

Ground Floor 113 Jalan Gaya, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. 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.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Inside city center

60 meters to Gaya Street Sunday Market

Facilities

Airport transfer

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Car park [on-site]

Shops

Coffee shop

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kota Kinabalu every 2 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

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.3

1 Person in 17-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 90 m²/969 ft²
  • City view
  • 10 single beds
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at The Bunk Hostel ?

      Check-in is from 12:00 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. The front desk is always open, day or night.

      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.

      Is breakfast offered at The Bunk Hostel ?

      Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 10 MYR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

      What are my dining options at The Bunk Hostel ?

      The Bunk Hostel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

      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.

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

      The closest train, metro, or bus station to The Bunk Hostel is South Bus Terminal, 1.5 km away.

      What restaurants are nearby The Bunk Hostel ?

      The Bunk Hostel ’s neighborhood is Central Business District which includes popular restaurants such as Party Play Lifestyle Cafe, BB Café and VEDABLU.

      What popular shopping places are close to The Bunk Hostel ?

      The Bunk Hostel is located in Central Business District area which features shopping places such as Gaya Street Sunday Market, Night Market and Suria Sabah Shopping Mall.

      What are popular attractions near The Bunk Hostel ?

      The Bunk Hostel ’s location in the Central Business District neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Poring Hot Springs, Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and Sabah State Museum.

      What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Bunk Hostel ?

      The Bunk Hostel ’s nearby natural sights include Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre, Mount Kinabalu Botanical Garden and Kokol Hill located in the same Central Business District area.

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      What people love about The Bunk Hostel

      • 8

        Very good
        Staff 

        "All in all, great staff, good value for money, and excellent location!"

        stephen

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        December 7, 2019

      • 9.2

        Exceptional
        Location

        "Location good its located in gaya street."

        Chung

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        December 6, 2019

      • 7.6

        Very good

        "The bed and sleeping area is good with proper storage under the bed."

        Karl

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        October 20, 2019

      Property ranking|Compared to 1,519 Kota Kinabalu properties
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      Room comfort score
      8.3/10
      Room size
      90 sqm.
      Location score
      9.2/10
      Couples review score
      8.6/10
      Better than
      98
      %
      of Kota Kinabalu properties
      Bigger than
      96
      %
      of Kota Kinabalu properties
      Better than
      94
      %
      of Kota Kinabalu properties
      Better than
      93
      %
      of Kota Kinabalu properties
      Overall rating:

      8.3

      Excellent
      446 reviews
      Cleanliness
      7.6
      Facilities
      7.4
      Location
      9.2
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      More about The Bunk Hostel

      More about The Bunk Hostel

      The Bunk Hostel

      The Bunk Hostel is the perfect choice for travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Kota Kinabalu. Experience an urban escape in Kota Kinabalu with a stay at The Bunk Hostel , with its exceptional location right in the city center.
      The range of services provided by The Bunk Hostel ensures all travelers get the most out of their stay. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hostel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the hostel's easy to book transportation services. The hostel provides taxi and shuttle services to help you get to where you want to go in Kota Kinabalu.
      Parking is always available, provided by the hostel for their driving guests. The helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with services including luggage storage. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hostel's ticket service and tours. The hostel's on-site laundry service helps you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less.
      In-room conveniences include daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The hostel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
      Guestrooms at The Bunk Hostel are fitted with all the amenities travelers need. The hostel provides linen service and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. The Bunk Hostel also provides a hair dryer and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


      Dining and things to do

      Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the hostel. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the hostel's bar.
      The Bunk Hostel lets you make the most of your time! Once there, you can enjoy countless recreational facilities offered to all guests. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the shared lounge and TV area. Souvenir shopping for yourself or those back home takes no time at all at the shops and souvenir shops.


      Reasons to stay here

      This hostel's food and dining score higher than 99% of accommodations in the city.
      This hostel scores higher than 94% of accommodations in the city for its location.
      Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.

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      Amenities and facilities
      Very good
      Facilities

      7.4

      Most talked about facilities

      Housekeeping

      27 mentions

      Breakfast

      10 mentions

      Food & Dining

      4 mentions

      Internet

      4 mentions

      Languages spoken

      • English
      • Malay

      Internet access

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

      Things to do, ways to relax

      • Ticket services
      • Tours

      Dining, drinking, and snacking

      • Bar
      • Coffee shop
      • Kitchen

      Services and conveniences

      • Daily housekeeping
      • Elevator
      • Gift/souvenir shop
      • Laundry service
      • Luggage storage
      • Shops
      • Smoke-free property
      • Smoking area

      Access

      • Check-in [24-hour]
      • Front desk [24-hour]
      • Pets allowed
      • Security [24-hour]

      Getting around

      • Airport transfer
      • Car park [on-site]
      • Shuttle service
      • Taxi service
      Food and dining
      Breakfast options
      • Vegetarian
      Location
      Ground Floor 113 Jalan Gaya, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000
      Exceptional
      Location

      9.2

      Airports

      • Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
        7.3 km
      • Labuan Airport (LBU)
        119.4 km

      Public transportation

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

      Hospital or clinic

      • Klinik Kesihatan Ibu dan Anak Pekan
        380 m

      Shopping

      • Gaya Street Sunday Market
        50 m

      Convenience store

      • 7 Eleven
        180 m

      Cash withdrawal

      • ATM
        60 m
      What's nearby

      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
        120 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
      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.

      Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

      Others
      • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out

      • Check-in from12:00
      • Check-in until23:50
      • Check-out from12:00
      • Check-out until12:00
      • Reception open until12:00

      Getting around

      • Airport transfer fee50 MYR
      • Distance from city center0.7KM
      • Travel time to airport (minutes)15

      Extras

      • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)10 MYR

      The property

      • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
      • Number of bars/lounges1
      • Number of floors1
      • Number of restaurants1
      • Number of rooms 1
      • Year property opened2015
      • Most recent renovation2016

      Reviews of The Bunk Hostel from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      8.3
      /
      10
      Cleanliness7.6
      Facilities7.4
      Location9.2
      Room comfort and quality8.3
      Service8.4
      Value for money8.8
      High score for Kota Kinabalu
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (118)
      8-9 Excellent (48)
      7-8 Very Good (58)
      6-7 Good (16)
      <6 Below Expectation (40)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (84)
      Jun - Aug (79)
      Sep - Nov (49)
      Dec - Feb (68)
      All guests (446)
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      darlene from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

      5 stars”

      Location is superb(Gaya street night market is just downstairs). Shower is ok, locker is big enough.

      Reviewed April 09, 2019

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Chung from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in December 2019

      Value for money and location good”

      Confirm value for money. Location good its located in gaya street. Only thing air cond not so cold. But cant complant because the price is so cheap

      Reviewed December 06, 2019

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      marcella from Malaysia
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in February 2020

      Awesome place and location”

      Air-conditioning problem if staying in bed M4.

      Reviewed March 02, 2020

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      8.0
      Excellent
      stephen from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

      Great staff, value for money, excellent location”

      My flight made me get to the property past 2 AM, but staff, waiting for me, was kind and helpful despite the time. Could be more helpful if there is a way to email the property (the only way to reach them via Agoda is by phone call--which is expensive; I looked online for their email address, there is none). Observations: the floor of the 3rd level is a little painful for the feet. Hopefully this can be addressed by the property. I'm OK with going up; only that, I hope it won't be torturous to the feet. Also, I hope they can work on/ fix leaking faucets/ water lines. All in all, great staff, good value for money, and excellent location!

      Reviewed December 07, 2019

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      7.6
      Very good
      Karl from Sweden
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

      Problem with water and wifu”

      The bed and sleeping area is good with proper storage under the bed. breakfast is the usual toast and jam. The Wi-Fi is usually alright but goes down from time to time. And there where a problem with the water and we had to tell them to start the water pump before we wanted to shower.

      Reviewed October 20, 2019

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      6.0
      Shahul from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

      Please invest in privacy curtain, Gate Access Card and shower pump”

      Tho hostel is actually is kinda ok. nice small hostel, staff is friendly, location is superb. Grab to almost anywhere in the city won't cost you more than RM 10. But they need to improve in this few things 1) 24 hours service - Currently there is a curfew from 12 am to 730 am. So you need to be back by midnight. They should invest in a access card of the front gate to allow traveller free movement. ypu can call the staff and they will let you in/out as for now 2) Privacy curtain for bed 3) Pump for shower - this is probably the slowest shower EVER. Otherwise, all is well

      Reviewed February 26, 2019

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      7.2
      Very good
      Nicole from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

      Very good”

      great location

      Reviewed January 07, 2019

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      6.0
      VARUN from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 5 nights in January 2020

      Extremely low cost option”

      I went for a 4 day scuba diving holiday dong 3 dives a day. So I just needed a place to rest in the night. This is a very good option you dont mind very basic arrangements.

      Reviewed December 22, 2020

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      6.4
      Good
      Zul from Malaysia
      Business traveler
      Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

      bath time is difficult when water pressure too low”

      pls improve water presssure

      Reviewed January 16, 2019

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      6.4
      Good
      RUBY from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in September 2018

      Bed bug”

      Bed bug problem!

      Reviewed February 17, 2019

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      5.6
      Zul from Malaysia
      Business traveler
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

      Above average”

      1. no water connection during morning n nite,how to shower??? 2. aircond switch off from 9am to 5pm make you such in oven and sweating a lot

      Reviewed April 17, 2019

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      5.2
      Qaedi from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in October 2019

      My spectacles missing”

      I accidentally left my spectacles at the shower at night, early in the morning it's already missing when i tried to find it. Inform the staff, and yet still no news. Why would someone take prescripted spectacles with power?

      Reviewed October 11, 2019

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      5.2
      Zul from Malaysia
      Business traveler
      Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

      water disruption”

      1. very difficult to take bath as water pressure is always low in the morning. 2. the hotel policy to switch off the aircond from 9.00am to 5.00pm make the things worst. no ceiling also to coold down the room temperature.

      Reviewed March 05, 2019

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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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