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8.3
Excellent
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9.2
Exceptional
Location rating score
Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market20 m
  • Net Access70 m
  • Atkinson Clock Tower110 m
  • Milimewa Superstore130 m
  • Dataran Desoka150 m
  • Gaya Shop Lot190 m
  • Maybank230 m
  • Borneo Books I240 m
  • Kota Kinabalu City Mosque240 m
  • Borneo Books II240 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    The Bunk Hostel

    Ground Floor 113 Jalan Gaya, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000 - See map
    "Great environment, strategic location, comfortable bed, complete basic facilities and of course, cute and friendly staffs ! Would definitely back to h..."
    Su Y. - March 6, 2018
    Excellent service
    8.4 rating for service
    Excellent comfort
    8.3 room quality and comfort
    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

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    Review score - United States
    8.7/10
    Value for money score
    8.8/10
    Location score
    9.2/10
    Room comfort score
    8.3/10
    Better than
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    Value for money8.8
    Distance to city center0.7KM
    Location rating9.2
    Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
    Distance to airport5.3 km

    Rooms available at The Bunk Hostel

    8.3
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    1 Person in 17-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    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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    Private Bunk Bed Room
    Private Bunk Bed Room
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    • Room size: 4 m²/43 ft²
    • Shower
    • 2 bunk beds
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    Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed & 1 bunk bed
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    • City view
    • Non-smoking
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    • City view
    • Non-smoking
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    Private Room
    Private Room
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    Bunk Bed
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    Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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      What people love about The Bunk Hostel

      • 10.0
        Exceptional

        "Good simple toast and tea or coffee breakfast."

        Gabriella

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        August 19, 2017

      • 10.0
        Exceptional
        Breakfast

        "Good toast, tea and coffee breakfast again."

        Gabriella

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        August 19, 2017

      • 9.6
        Exceptional

        "Of course it is a great place to stay."

        Farahin

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        April 6, 2017

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      8.0
      Very good

      "Overall it is good place to stay for backpacker traveler."

      MOHAMAD S.

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      April 17, 2017

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      27 mentions
      Breakfast
      10 mentions
      Food & Dining
      4 mentions
      Internet
      4 mentions

      What they offer

      10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Staff is so friendly and this place is awesome."

      SITI Z.

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      December 26, 2017

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      Reviews of The Bunk Hostel from real guests

      Overall rating
      8.3
      Excellent
      From 947 reviews
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      Agoda Reviews (428)Booking.com Reviews (519)
      Rating via Agoda8.3
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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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      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
      8.8
      Excellent
      Rachel from Netherlands
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in May 2018

      Gezellig hostel met geweldige staff”

      Het hostel heeft een goede ligging. Bied ook goedkope tours aan. De staff helpt je met alles en het is gezellig om in de gezamenlijke ruimte een biertje te drinken. Er zijn helaas maar 2 douches en je slaapt in een grote kamer. Dit voelt echter niet zo omdat je een eigen capsule hebt. Top hostel!

      Reviewed May 22, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Su from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 17-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 4 nights in December 2017

      Great Ever !”

      The best ever backpacker hostel I had so far. Great environment, strategic location, comfortable bed, complete basic facilities and of course, cute and friendly staffs ! Would definitely back to here again in someday.

      Reviewed March 06, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Su from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in December 2017

      Great Ever!”

      The best ever backpacker hostel I had so far. Great environment, strategic location, comfortable bed, complete basic facilities and of course, cute and friendly staffs ! Would definitely back to here again in someday.

      Reviewed March 06, 2018
      9.2
      Exceptional
      ELDELLAN from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 17-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 4 nights in December 2017

      Excellent!!”

      I'm kind of picky if about accommodation. But yet i love backpacks style of travel. Finally this time I've found backpack style which can compete with international backpack style of accommodation. The staffs are amazing. They are friendly. Place is clean. I'll definitely will come again in the future.

      Reviewed December 26, 2017
      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
      8.8
      Excellent
      Chen from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 17-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

      My 2nd stay here”

      1. Friendly staffs that are young and energetic. 2. Comfortable place to stay. Great location. Eateries and banks are within walking distance. 3. Wifi connection is kinda poor this time. Having difficulty connecting the wifi with my phone. 4. There are two shower rooms with heater and two toilets. I have to say the cleaniness is well take care of. Overall, it is a great place to stay and I definitely will come back here again if I happen to be in KK.

      Reviewed November 23, 2017
      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
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Taehyeon from South Korea
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 17-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 8 nights in May 2017

      wanna stay there again!”

      The location is awesome: close to the airport, right in front of Sunday market and close to most of tourist attractions in the downtown! The staffs are very friendly and helpful! I was a bit worried about bed bugs, but there was none while I was staying there. The shower pressure is a bit too weak. Except for that, everything was greatly pleasant to stay there!

      Reviewed June 03, 2017
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Kimberley from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 17-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 4 nights in August 2016

      good for backpackers who want alone time”

      this hostel was great for spending some isolated time alone in your pod. location is good with the jetty an easy walk, a nearly laundry service, food very nearby, and the weekend market on your door step. if you want to meet people this probably is not the best place as the set up is very anti-social. I would stay here again though as I enjoyed the quiet time!

      Reviewed June 02, 2017
      8.0
      Excellent
      Yiung from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 17-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in January 2017

      Very good”

      The unique 3 storey room contained 20+ beds impressed me. 2 bathrooms and 2 toilets made me nervous about not getting room when in emergency. Bed with blackout curtains = good. but very noisy in the morning as there is morning market just infront of the hostel. many popular food shops around the area. Bus to airport also within 100m walking distance. shopping malls all are within walking distance too.

      Reviewed March 05, 2017
      9.2
      Exceptional
      marcel from Czech Republic
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 17-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

      Interesting place. ”

      Very friendly staff... ,) Interesting breakfast, salty and sour beans and chocolate toast :) coffee or tea. Interestingly designed accommodation. Only the shower could be better... ,) The strategic location in the middle of the city. For backpackers, this is absolute peace of cake! Max

      Reviewed January 16, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Pink from Australia
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 17-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

      Highly recommended!! Friendly staff, clean and good location!”

      Stayed here over for 3 days at first, wanted to try different place but this place was too good to move, so decided to spend the whole week here! Staff is friendly, place is clean, highly private and it's right in the middle of the city. I miss you Amie!

      Reviewed December 15, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Japheth from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 17-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 3 nights in November 2016

      Good option!”

      Love the place as it is centrally located within KK. Walking distance to everything. Aircon is good, they only have 2 washroom and t/b but i never experienced it being too crowded. Wifi though is not consistent (not sure if this is something related to KK being a province). Helpful and accommodatin staff too!

      Reviewed November 17, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Douglas from Malaysia
      Business traveler
      1 Person in 17-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in August 2016

      Excellent Accommodation Experience ”

      Although I was there for only a day, I find that it's one of the lowest rates you can get in city center itself. Friendly and helpful staff is assured. Food other supplies are available within walking distance. Don't worry if you forgot to pack a thing or two of your essentials.

      Reviewed August 29, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Mohd from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 17-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in June 2016

      Value for money stay”

      If you a re a backpacker which spend most of your time outside, this is a good choice given that you only need a place to have a good sleep. Aside from that, the staffs are very friendly and more than willing to go extra to help travellers that are in need.

      Reviewed June 30, 2016
      8.4
      Excellent
      Chen from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 17-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in March 2016

      Had a good stay. Will be back.”

      The hotel is located at Gaya Street, so it is very convenient to walk around. There are a lot of eateries along the street. no problem looking for food there. 5 mins walk to the airport shuttle. The stuffs are quite friendly. Stayed at the bunk bed dormitory. The place inside so quite that it makes you feel guilty to sneeze or cough that you might disturb someone who is sleeping. There is curtain for every bed, which is good for those who wanted privacy. Breakfast is only serve upon requested. Staffs are friendly and helpful. Overall, i had a good stay.

      Reviewed June 14, 2016
      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
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Al-Sheik from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 17-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in March 2016

      Loved it here!”

      The hostel is fairly new so the beds, bathroom, cr are all nice. It's airconditioned with fans around the dormitory. Initially booked only one night but ended up staying here the whole time I was in KK, which was a total of 7 nights. The published rate is 30RM, but I always booked a night's stay for less than 25RM here in Agoda. It's along Jalan Gaya so it's the perfect location for everything. Breakfast is a simple toast and coffee/tea. Will definitely stay here again if ever I go back to KK

      Reviewed March 20, 2016
      8.0
      Excellent
      RUBY from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 17-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in January 2016

      LOCAL FOOD, LOCATION, VALUE FOR MONEY”

      NEARBY HAS MANY LOCAL FOOD/ RESTAURANT, NEAR TO SHOPPING CENTRE & SUNDAY MORNING MARKET, COMFORT TO STAY

      Generally satisfying, with great food, location and shopping spot nearby. Although is mixed bunk bed, it is clean and the privacy is secured with curtain for each bed. Personal locker is attached with the bed itself.

      Reviewed January 28, 2016
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      • South Bus Terminal is within 1.54 km