Vibrant Hostel
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Vibrant Hostel

Level 1-5, Block E, Lot 29, Kota Kinabalu Times Square, 88100, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000
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    Vibrant Hostel Reviews

    9.4
    Exceptional
    /10
    (144 reviews)See what guests said
    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Will come back for sure, highly recommended."

    MOHAMED

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    January 7, 2019

    9.6
    Exceptional service
    Recommended by 94% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Vibrant Hostel

    Things you'll love

    • 450 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    Exceptional
    Location
    9.4
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    Exceptional location - 330 meters from city center
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    Nearby
  • Sabah State Museum1.21 km
  • Night Market1.44 km
  • Atkinson Clock Tower1.96 km
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market1.96 km
  • Kota Kinabalu City Mosque2.23 km
  • Tanjung Aru Beach3.22 km
  • Manukan Island6.57 km
  • Jesselton Point6.83 km
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park7.3 km
  • Mari Mari Cultural Village15.22 km
  • This property is in high demand!

    Last booked 2 hours ago

    Value for money9.5
    Location rating9.4
    Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
    Distance to airport3.3 km

    Rooms available at Vibrant Hostel

    Superior Apartment
    Superior Apartment
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    • Room size: 134 m²/1442 ft²
    • 6 bathrooms
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    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • Pool view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Queen Room A
    Queen Room A
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    • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
    • Pool view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Family Room
    Family Room
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Pool view
    • 1 king bed and 1 futon
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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    • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
    • 6 bathrooms
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    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    ...
    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    ...
    • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Dormitory Room ( 4 Adults )
    Dormitory Room ( 4 Adults )
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    • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
    • Shower
    • 4 bunk beds
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    What people love about Vibrant Hostel

    • 8.8
      Excellent

      "Overall, will come back & very recommended."

      Jeffrinus

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      December 30, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Friendly staff and cleaner."

      MOHAMED

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      January 7, 2019

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Bed is clean and comfortable too."

      MOHAMED

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      January 7, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Me and my friends plan to stay here since it is very close t..."

    AWANG D.

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    November 18, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "I recommend to all of you who looking for a place to stay wi..."

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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 Vibrant Hostel from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (144)Booking.com Reviews (100)
    9.4
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    10
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness9.5
    Facilities9.3
    Location9.4
    Service9.6
    Value for money9.5
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Wennye from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Queen Room A
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. VERY SATISFIED!”

    First impression, the staff is very friendly and give a warm welcome. 2nd impression, it is so CLEAN. Simple room but it is clean. I LOVE IT. 3rd impression, the bathroom is CLEAN and they provide the hairdryer, bath soap and shampoo and I love the mirror. It have small and clean kitchen, have small place to watch TV. Overall I AM VERY SATISFIED with this hotel. 10 stars! ohh... it is near with IMAGO MALL also. cool right? will come again. love love love!

    Reviewed April 14, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Terrance from United States
    Couple
    Queen Room A
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2019

    Amazing Hostel and Staff”

    Everyone was so sweet here and the rooms are VERY cozy. Best bed I've slept on at a budget hostel, and the comforters are so fluffy and soft in the private rooms. The rooms are small, but it feels like home because of the amazing design. Highly recommend if you're a budget traveler.

    Reviewed April 11, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kayla from United States
    Couple
    Queen Room A
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Fantastic hostel for a couple, would be lonely for solo travellers”

    As a couple, I honestly cannot fault this place. It was FANTASTIC! More like our own floor of an apartment building than a hostel. It was immaculately clean, in a great accessible and safe and convening location and Mary at the fron desk was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good, the bed was superbly comfortable, ac was good, shower good, right near lots of shops and restaurants, very clean, fast wifi, cutely decorated.. I would for sure stay here again if I was travelling with friends or a partner. I wouldn’t want to stay here if I was travelling solo and wanted to meet other people, although that said, there were thrree flors so maybe the other floors were more lively (we were super stoked that wasn’t the case on ours!)

    Reviewed April 23, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ester from Malaysia
    Couple
    Queen Room A
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Feels like home ”

    The staff very friendly and so are the cleanness 🌸🌸 very great and would like to stay here again in the future.

    Reviewed April 29, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sophia from New Zealand
    Couple
    Queen Room A
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

    Wonderful!”

    Loved our stay here. Bed was comfortable and facilities were clean. Great location. The staff were so friendly and helpful. They were very accommodating and let us hang around in the evening whilst we were waiting for our flight. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed March 22, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Hugo
    Group
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Best Hostel after six months of traveling Southeast Asia”

    Everything is just excellent about this place. The staff, the beds, the tv (loads of movies and series), really fresh and the list just goes on. We had Kota Kinabalu our base while exploring Borneo and stayed there 13 nights in total. Hugo & co.

    Reviewed March 11, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Alberto from Italy
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

    Great stay at Vibrant”

    I stayed in a four beds dorm at Vibrant. The facilities of this hostel are great: the bed is very comfy, towels are provided and the room can be made up everyday if you wish. I also happened to have the room all for myself for all the 4 nights of my stay there. The staff is extra kind and available for any kind of enquiries. One of them showed my the area around and even brought me to a local restaurant on my first night there when I was still a bit lost. There are separate washrooms for males and females, each having three showers, that are more than enough for the guests of each floor (some rooms are private rooms and not dorms). There are not great restaurants around but you have plenty of them 15 min walking/5 min by car away. Recommended!

    Reviewed March 07, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Nur from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Awesome”

    Very near to imago(less than 5 mins walk) Safe for solo traveller. Has usb charger to the plug, so no need to bring adapter. Separate bathrooms n toilet for female n for male. Breakfast is so nice n the so called kitchen is so neat, nice n clean. No mirror in the rooms. So need to go to the bathroom for the mirror.

    Reviewed February 09, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Brennand from South Korea
    Couple
    Queen Room A
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Very comfortable and clean”

    We stayed here our first night upon arriving at around 2pm and we were so surprised by the hospitality of the staff and cleanliness of this hostel. We stayed in a private double bed room and slept very comfortably. The staff were able to greet us with smiles, check us in and show us around even though it was very late. The shared bathrooms and showers were awesome and it reminded me of some higher end capsule hotels in Japan. The staff obviously diligently clean the bathrooms multiple times a day. It was great that each floor has a small kitchen with toast and spreads available. The kitchen was very clean and new and the toast and coffee was a perfect way to start the day. We probably would have stayed here throughout our entire trip if we hadn't wanted to stay closer to the downtown area. That's not to say the location wasn't good. It was very close to imago mall, and a quick 'grab' away from the airport or tanjung aru. Thank you, Vibrant!

    Reviewed February 08, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    AWANG from Malaysia
    Group
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Near to Imago shopping mall”

    I love staying at this hostel. First, I like to compliment the staff is very welcoming and friendly. second, I love the blanket and bed which I find very comfy. The toilet and shower room very clean. I like the concept of mini bar and reading area, I feel like at home. The hostel located next to Imago Shopping mall which is very convenient. However, I must say the price is quite pricey compare to other hostels. Overall you won't regret stay here. I recommend this place to everyone.

    Reviewed February 06, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Mary from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Queen Room A
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    Perfect ”

    Stayed for 2 nights in double private room. Not young backpackers but required somewhere at a reasonable price and in good visinity. New property, could not fault anything. Staff couldn’t have been more helpful. Would definitely recommend and if ever in that part of the world again would choose again

    Reviewed February 04, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sasha from Canada
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

    Great Hostel”

    This Hostel is in a great location in the city. The hostel is very clean and comfortable with tea and a couple breakfast options available each morning in the lounges on each floor which are nice places to relax. The beds and rooms are very nice with air-conditioning and WiFi that both work very well. The staff is very helpful. The outside may just look like a concrete building but inside is a perfect hostel that I would definitely recommend with in Kota Kinabalu.

    Reviewed January 30, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Siaw from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Comfy & cosy”

    Room, toilet, bathroom and common area are very clean. Comfortable bed and fluffy pillow. But no curtain in each bed, less privacy. Room is a bit dark, but maybe an advantage as it might not disturb other guests who sleep in the same room. Big locker is provided in the room to keep big luggage. Simple breakfast like oat, milo, coffee, toast, biscuits and peanut butter are provided every morning. Staff are so friendly and polite, they greet whenever they meet the guests. Near to imago, within 5 mins walk, very convinient and suitable for those who loves to shop. Overall, great stay!

    Reviewed January 28, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Wee from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Queen Room A
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Exceptional”

    New hostel with new facilities in a very strategic location, just minutes' walk from shopping mall and close to the airport. Homey surroundings and even has a TV in the shared lounge! I also really like the individual shower stalls. Friendly and warm service who went out of their way to help me during the check in process. I felt very much at home.

    Reviewed January 24, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jason from Malaysia
    Couple
    Queen Room A
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    The place is very clean and tidy”

    Pros : 100% cleanliness, wifi speed good, the property is new, free breakfast (simple bread and peanut spread) although they dont mention it upfront, the staff are very friendly to customers. Cons : TV area is small, the shower has low water pressure, plane take.off and landing sound heard quite frequently. Overall, its worth the money you pay for a simple hostel, since cleanliness/hygiene and tidiness is UTMOST importance for me, I would give an 8/10 rating for this one.

    Reviewed January 07, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Jeffrinus from Malaysia
    Couple
    Queen Room A
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    5 star hostel, recommended!”

    Pros 1. I consider it 5 star based on the price & facilities. 2. Many ports for charging, three outlet socket with six usb port. 3. Free drink packet in the kitchen & some breads always ready incase you hungry, downstairs also got many restaurant. 4. 5 min walk to imago shopping complex. 5. Fast internet speed, around 15-20mbps. Cons. 1. The main light in my room with 3 bulb, controlled by 1 main switch, if i turn off it will be so dark, maybe can put some small light. Overall, will come back & very recommended.

    Reviewed December 30, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Faizal from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    perfect place to stay”

    superb recommended!!! cheap, beside to imago. can walk around 5min only. haha. soo close. super clean. breakfast includes. must stay here. this place will always be my place to stay when im travel to KK for another time. thanks a lot. 🙏💕🙏💕🙏💕

    Reviewed December 09, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Vivian
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Best Hostel !!! Just Superb !!! ”

    Super clean hostel. Helpful and friendly staff. Good location, 24 hours convenient store at ground floor with many more local restaurants. There is coins laundry shop nearby too. Walk to Imago Shopping Mall (1-2 minutes walking distance), you will find everything there. Best choice !!! Must try !!!

    Reviewed April 05, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Fazli
    Couple
    Family Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    must stay hotel if come to KK”

    spacious room..very very comfortable..very clean toilet with pleasant smell..breakfast provided early morning..staff and bos remember your name..surrounded by mamak stall,7E,saloon,dobi laundry and imago shopping mall..the staf help me,allow me to use their computer for a while to web check in flight as well as print boarding pass..plus, even we juz stay one night before go to kundasang,they allow us to keep our bags,luggages and belongings in their counter room until we come back from kundasang next couple of days..truly appreciate their hospitality..wishing them all the best & future success

    Reviewed April 03, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Belinda from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Family Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Exceptional”

    Friendly boss and staffs. Convenient to go everywhere with Grab. Nice pisang cheese at anak mani mamak stall downstairs. And nice murtabak at Ariba Maju. Iron available upon request, watch movie at the living room. Peace and quiet, even had a lie in day coz i don't feel like going anywhere. Self operated laundry Aladdin is available next to 7eleven. But not well maintained.

    Reviewed April 02, 2019
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