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8.9
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8.4
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Excellent location - Inside city center
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  • Traveller Homestay

    240 Padungan Road, Kuching City Center, Kuching, Malaysia, 93100 - See map
    "Homestay Traveller is clean, well located, lovingly decorated, the breakfast was good and Moi her brother as well as the other staff were very frie..."
    Agatha - August 19, 2016
    Exceptional service
    9.3 rating for service
    Exceptional cleanliness
    9.2 rating for cleanliness
    • Located in heart of Kuching

    • Air conditioning

    • Blackout curtains

    • Garden

    • Shops

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    Room comfort score
    8.5/10
    Review score - United States
    9.6/10
    Service score
    9.3/10
    Cleanliness score
    9.2/10
    Better than
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    Value for money9.3
    Distance to city center1. Km
    Location rating8.4
    Nearest airportKuching International Airport (KCH)
    Distance to airport7.6 km

    Rooms available at Traveller Homestay

    8.5
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Standard Double - Air Conditioning
    Standard Double - Air Conditioning
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    • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 double beds
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    What people love about Traveller Homestay

    • 7.6
      Very good

      "The traveller homestay is a good place to stay."

      Wenke

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      August 27, 2018

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "The whole atmosphere is perfect."

      Jean

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      August 16, 2016

    • 7.6
      Very good
      Staff 

      "The homestay manager was nice and helpful."

      Wenke

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      August 27, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "The owner is lovely, the place is cozy and clean."

    roland

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    October 16, 2018

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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "Traveller homestay is an excellent place to stay."

    Jean

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    August 16, 2016

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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.

    Reviews of Traveller Homestay from real guests

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    Cleanliness9.2
    Facilities8.5
    Location8.4
    Room comfort and quality8.5
    Service9.3
    Value for money9.3
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    8-9 Excellent (17)
    7-8 Very Good (14)
    6-7 Good (3)
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Mark from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in September 2017

    Exceptional”

    Loved this place! The host is really welcoming and helps sort any trips you'd like to do. Breakfast is basically anything that's available in the coffee shop that the homestay sits over so it can be rice, noodles, eggs, pastries....Great choice! Rooms are comfortable, there's a communal area with tea and coffee, plus an upstairs rooftop terrace. Located in an area full of eating places and the main streets of Kuching are walkable from here. We stayed over the Hungry Ghost festival when the coffee shop was closed for a day but the host still bought us some breakfast in. Felt very welcome and very well looked after at this great homestay.

    Reviewed September 11, 2017

    Dear Mark Thank you for your support. Hope you can recommend your friends to us. Best wishes Moi

    Responded March 04, 2018
    Traveller Homestay
    8.0
    Excellent
    Chajchawan from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 4 nights in August 2016

    Nice location, home ambience, chinese street food ”

    This lodge is easy to find but need to look at small sign of this hotel. The two storeyed chino portugese townhouse which its ground floor is chinese food center, busy in the late morning and weekends' nights . The second floor and 3rd are hotel with 5 cute room. Despite its share bathroom, the behaviors and conducts of guests are friendly and civilized and its cleaness is never second to other. Living quater includes sofa with books filled in shelf with variety , cozy ambience makes you feel at home. The owners, auntie and uncle, are very helpful in suggestions about tourist attractions and transportation. The breakfast is served on the floor of restaurant but it's not as busy as I thought , Menu is also providing selection of your choices. I had a very good time during stay there.

    Reviewed August 16, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    roland from Switzerland
    Couple
    Standard Double - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

    Best Choice in Kuching!”

    we stayed at different places in kuching, but this was by far the best! it's a cozy homestay over a little chinese restaurant/café. the owner is lovely, the place is cozy and clean.

    Reviewed October 16, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ruben from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

    Moi is the best!!”

    :)

    Reviewed October 03, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    werner from Belgium
    Family with teens
    Standard Double - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 6 nights in August 2017

    Exceptional”

    Very charming hotel. It breathes history. Moi is a super host, always available to help you. We also liked the food in the restaurant downstairs, enjoy the atmosphere of a restaurant frequented by the locals.

    Reviewed August 15, 2017

    Dear Werner Many thanks for your support. Hope you can recommend your friends to us. Best wishes Moi

    Responded March 04, 2018
    Traveller Homestay
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Florian from Austria
    Couple
    Standard Double - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2017

    Feels like home”

    We had a really good stay! Everything is clean and tidy and lovely decorated. Felt like a second home. We definetly would stay again in the Traveller Homestay if we go to Kuching. As well, Moi, the owner of the homestay, is very nice and helped us with everything.

    Reviewed August 05, 2017

    Dear Florian Many thanks for your support. Hope you can recommend your friends to us. We welcome you anytime. Best wishes Moi

    Responded March 04, 2018
    Traveller Homestay
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Sinead from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 4 nights in June 2017

    Exceptional”

    Loved Traveller's Homestay. It was clean, tidy, had all the facilities we needed (including air con!), tasty breakfast options and best of all was Moi. She was extremely helpful and kind. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed June 20, 2017

    Dear Sinead Many thanks for your support. We welcome you anytime. Do recommend your friends to stay with us. Best wishes Moi

    Responded March 04, 2018
    Traveller Homestay
    8.0
    Excellent
    Polly from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Double - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

    Full of nostalgic charm”

    This 1950' 2 storey building has been renovated while still maintains heaps of old time charm. The family run restaurant on the ground floor offers a good variety of local breakfast, the famous coffee is really good. The manager Moi is friendly, efficient and speaks good English. The 15 mins leisure stroll to the town centre is delightful because the street is not touristic at all.and has lots of old style shops (tea shops, noodle shops, bakery, etc) to explore. The only issue is the building is located on quite a busy road so the traffic noise is quite obvious even though all windows are closed. Better request a room facing the side road instead of the main road.

    Reviewed May 04, 2017

    Hi Polly Thank you for your support. Do recommend friends to us. Best wishes Moi

    Responded March 04, 2018
    Traveller Homestay
    9.6
    Exceptional
    William from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in October 2016

    Great value budget option in Kuching”

    Super nice breakfast in restaurant downstairs (double check if breakfast is included in your rate) Shared bathroom always kept clean Try to get room on top floor (maybe room 5) as it's much bigger than all other rooms and so nice! Can get bus to Bako NP from near hotel

    Reviewed February 13, 2017

    Hi William I know it is a bit late to response but thank for your support. Do recommend friends to us. Best wishes Moi

    Responded March 04, 2018
    Traveller Homestay
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Louise from Belgium
    Couple
    Standard Double - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2016

    Great stay in kuching”

    Moi was the kindest host! She gave us some good advice for transportation and local foodstalls as well as some concern when I had some stomach problems. Overall if you are staying in kuching this is the perfect place, if you'd like to go to bako national park, you can leave your luggage in the storeroom.

    Reviewed November 15, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    terry from United States
    Couple
    Standard Double - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 4 nights in October 2016

    A Special Time”

    Our hostess, Moi, gift to us was sharing some of the humble conditions of her childhood home which she still occupies above her restaurant. It will remain one of my fondest memories of this trip. She was an attentive host, quick to anticipate our needs, and secured a knowledgeable tour guide for a reasonable price.

    Reviewed October 31, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Agatha from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2016

    Best place in Kuching”

    I was travelling for 4 weeks through Malaysia/Borneo and during my journey I didn't stay in a better place. Homestay Traveller is clean, well located, lovingly decorated, the breakfast was good and Moi her brother as well as the other staff were very friendly and extremly helpful. I just can highly recommend this place!

    Reviewed August 19, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Olena from Ukraine
    Couple
    Standard Double - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2016

    Read THIS before staying there;)”

    This welcoming place is created with love and care by wonderful people. We enjoyed our stay, received a lot of help and advices! All facilities are available. All of the Kiching tourist attractions are within walking distance. We reccomend you share your trip with good people!

    Reviewed August 07, 2016
    8.8
    Excellent
    Hannah from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

    Tranquil, home from home ”

    The lovely host Moi stayed up to let us in after our plane was delayed. Place was initially hard to find (all locked up because it was late) but once inside it was a tranquil oasis. Lovely decor and a really homely feel. Breakfast options are different and tasty! Only two criticisms are that the room we stayed in faced onto the main road so street traffic was noisy and that I found quite a few hairs from the previous guest in the room.

    Reviewed July 25, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Mikki from United States
    Couple
    Standard Double - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in July 2016

    Highly Recommended ”

    This place is really the best bang for your buck. We initially booked for two nights and ended up staying a full week. Below are pros and cons. Pros: - The rooms come with a free breakfast. I'm not talking about toast and jam. I'm talking about a real breakfast. The restaurant downstairs is owned by the same family and all guests get a menu to choose from 11 full meals and a drink (coffee, tea, etc.). This is the first I've come across anything like this and it makes the Traveller Homestay the most economical choice for a group of 2 or more. - The location is excellent. Right by China Town with some of the best food options in Kuching and a short walk to the mall. - The owner, Moi, is so welcoming and helpful! She helped us get to where we needed to be by either giving us detailed directions or calling a cab for us. - The air conditioning works great in the rooms. - The WiFi is some of the best we've had so far. There are some cons, but remember that this is a BUDGET homestay, so many of the quirks are expected. Cons: - There are two showers, but only one can be on at a time. Otherwise, one doesn't receive full pressure. - Sometimes only a blanket is provided (no top sheet). - The walls are pretty thin, so you can hear the other guests. - You have to go through the side door to get inside and walk through the restaurant. This is sometimes a bit awkward, but not bad. Though, a couple of times, the door was double locked and we were unable to get in. We found that if you ring the bell she will come and let you in. She apologized for the mistake, so I think this was something out of the ordinary. - The common area doesn't have air conditioning, so it's rare for anyone to socialize in the space. We found this wasn't the best place to stay if you're looking to meet new people. - The outside patio was small with little head space. - No alcohol is allowed, but there are a few good bars with cheep drinks close by.

    Reviewed July 18, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Evelyn from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

    We extended our stay because we enjoyed it so much ”

    Moi was such a lovely host and we really enjoyed our stay here and even extended it. It was such a fantastic bonus to be able to eat breakfast there and we tried something different every day. So comfortable and relaxing.

    Reviewed July 08, 2016
    8.8
    Excellent
    Markus from Germany
    Couple
    Standard Double - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2016

    Nice homestay with good value for money!”

    Very nice homestay with clean and comfortable rooms. Moi, the owner was very nice and helpful. The only negative thing was that the walls are very thin and you could hear the neighbours talking in the room and the noise from the traffic outside.

    Reviewed June 26, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Renee from United States
    Couple
    Standard Double - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in June 2016

    Great guesthouse, great host, great breakfast)”

    Traveller Homestay is a wonderful choice for a stay in Kuching! The rooms are a good size, very clean, and have windows. There is a small balcony and a lounge for guests with a TV and selection of DVDs if you have time and want to watch one. Moi, the manager, is incredibly thoughtful and a great host. She made sure each day that we were satisfied with our room and that we had everything we needed. She had a bag of pastries ready for us early one morning when we said we were leaving before regular breakfast hours on a day trip. She even walked us to the bus stop on the day we went to Bako because the stop isn't marked (so that we didn't have to walk across town to the main bus terminal). She also helped retrieve a mobile phone we left in a taxi on the way to the airport -- she called the taxi driver and had him go back to the airport. Last, the restaurant downstairs is great. Breakfast was included in the price of the room, and had a choice of 11 dishes, from toast and an egg to Kuching laksa to kolo mee to pork or chicken with rice. The laksa is highly recommended! One note: it is a good idea to make sure to let Moi know when you are coming-- there is no "reception desk" or someone there 24 hours a day. If you are coming on a Sunday or holiday or late in the evening, you may arrive to closed doors.

    Reviewed June 19, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kimberly from Ireland
    Couple
    Standard Double - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

    The best place we have stayed in seven months travelling! ”

    Myself and my friend booked into the Traveller Homestay for three nights and ended up staying for eight! We absolutely loved it. Moi made us feel at home and was like a mom to us! She is so kind, helpful and genuinely wants you to have the best experience possible both in her homestay and in Kuching. She serves a traditional breakfast every morning with lots of choices on the menu. She helped us book lots of day trips and sorted out a taxi driver to bring us places and wait for us when there was no bus available. The room, bathrooms and living space were all exceptionally clean and comfortable. If you are looking for a place to stay in Kuching look no further than the Traveller Homestay, definitely the best accommodation we have stayed in over seven months travelling. Thank you Moi!

    Reviewed February 29, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Pawel from Canada
    Couple
    Standard Double - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2016

    Great Value. ”

    Breakfast was delicious. Clean rooms. Friendly staff. Shared bathrooms, but not so bad. Location good for food, not the best if you want to go to the river front or carpenter street -20-25 min walk. No sidewalks, hot and humid, and no taxies to speak of in sight. But that goes for the whole city. Overall you won't be disappointed.

    Reviewed February 04, 2016
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