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7.0
Value for money7.3
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport5.2 km
Has restaurantYes
  • Airport transfer

  • Heart of the city

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Air conditioning

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Private Room with Shared Bathroom
Private Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • City view
  • 10 m²/108 ft²
  • 1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed
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Private Air Conditioning Room En-Suite Room
Private Air Conditioning Room En-Suite Room
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  • City view
  • 10 m²/108 ft²
  • 1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed
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Double Room - New Wing
Double Room - New Wing
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  • City view
  • 10 m²/108 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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1 Bed in 8 Bed Dormitory
1 Bed in 8 Bed Dormitory
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  • City view
  • 10 m²/108 ft²
  • 1 bunk bed
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Room With Shared Bathroom
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    "I highly recommend it to other budget travellers."

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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.

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    Agoda Reviews (143)
    7.0
    Cleanliness6.3
    Facilities5.8
    Location8.5
    Room comfort and quality7.1
    Service7.3
    Value for money7.3
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    2.0
    Minhua from China
    Family with teens
    Private Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2018
    Worst experience ever”
    I would have to say it is the worst experience ever during out travels. As there are too many problems from the beginning til the end, i would pick up some of them to point out here for reference: 1 the bedsheet is dirty and stinky, covered with a big smudge of some kind of liquid. (They changed it once when we required but the second one still stinky) What might need to mention is three of us all feel a but tickle all over after sleeping on that bedsheet. 2 the bathroom is extreme small, the facility is old and unclean. We have no idea how shall we work with it anyway so that we didnt use it while we stayed there. 3 again, the whole hostel always in the stink of "Dead fish or cat" (Not sure about what exactly is but it was very hard to stand for) we arrived late at night, and we couldnt fell asleep for even one hour and just waiting for the morning and then moved out as soon as possible. Pretty much like escaping. 旅馆非常脏,房间很小,而且非常臭,是那种不知道是猫屎,还是死鱼的恶臭,整个旅馆都是这种味道。我们一天亮就赶紧跑了,税费不要了已经付完的钱也不要都要跑,是此行的最大败笔。 侧面说明一下到底有多糟糕呢,糟糕到后来在亚庇的几天,我们有一天逛街靠近这家旅馆的小巷,我的小妹妹拉着我的手问我:我们能不能走另一条路?她已经对那家店厌恶到这种程度了。 出来玩要开心点,我们苦中作乐地把这件事当作一件可以自嘲的事情,可是不希望有人重蹈覆辙了。
    Reviewed August 07, 2018
    6.0
    Vivien from Malaysia
    Group
    Private Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in July 2018
    Lacks Basic Essentials ”
    I was lucky to only book for one night as it was relatively cheap for rm15 per person when divided. However, you'd expect to at least have the basic necessities especially toilet paper. The shared bathroom drain gets clogged up as you shower and the towels plus blankets smelled quite musky like it didn't get dried properly or it stayed in the cabinet too long. However, it was nicely situated at the center of the tourist division next to the Sunday market. Still, for a hostel, they could do a lot more work for hygiene. Tip: Bring a power extension because there was only one power plug.
    Reviewed August 03, 2018
    4.8
    Husna from Malaysia
    Group
    Private Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in July 2018
    Sangat sempit”
    Bilik untuk 4 org.. Di pic lain,sampai2 kena pergi bangunan lain..sangat menyusahkan..plus bilik sgt sempit.. Ruang solat terhad..selamat hanya bermalam selama 1 malam.
    Reviewed August 02, 2018
    3.2
    carmi from Philippines
    Family with young children
    Private Air Conditioning Room En-Suite Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2018
    So noisy!!”
    So disappointed..I have a free breakfast but when we ask the food they dont have something to serve because they need to buy first but its only a bread and the staff is so noisy specially in the afternoon! For the price is not worth it
    Reviewed May 28, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Jan from Brunei Darussalam
    Couple
    Private Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 14 nights in April 2018
    Just What We Bargained For”
    X-plorer Backpacker suited us very well. We had a large room with a mattress that was comfortable enough. The bathroom had hot water and the WiFi worked very well. Central location. Great staff. I highly recommend it to other budget travellers.
    Reviewed May 07, 2018
    6.4
    Good
    Maricris from Philippines
    Group
    Private Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018
    Good Location”
    Just disappointed that we arrived late on our check-in time but they still haven't clean our room, the good thing was the staff cleaned it after we saw some little cockroaches. The location though is Good, there are many great restaurant nearby.
    Reviewed April 17, 2018
    4.0
    SITI from Malaysia
    Group
    Double Room - New Wing
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018
    Bad”
    Room clean. Towels provided. No functional plug charge at the room. Probably one of the worst place I stayed ever. No breakfast & out of all of that the location is kind off in the center of the KK hotspot.
    Reviewed April 14, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Dominik from Poland
    Group
    Private Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in February 2018
    very good place with air control ”
    Nice place with the clean bathroom, breakfast just continental which is bread with jam.
    Reviewed March 21, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Anne from Australia
    Couple
    Double Room - New Wing
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2018
    Centrally located, clean rooms and bathrooms, friendly stafff, good prices.”
    Easy walk to the river and the markets and Gaya St is lively and colourful. Lots of great places to eat.
    Reviewed March 06, 2018
    6.0
    M from Malaysia
    Group
    Private Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2018
    New Wing”
    The new wing is kind of deserted. Not a single dustbin available, its one block away from the reception office and you will need to keep on going back and forth from the new wing to the reception just to register, then go again to pickup your key and again to pickup your air cond controller. Quite troublesome when you cannot settle everything been prepared at once.
    Reviewed March 03, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Khusairy from Malaysia
    Group
    Private Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in March 2018
    Need more electric switches”
    We stayed in a room for 4 person but there was only one electric switch available. Everything else is great :)
    Reviewed March 03, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Khusairy from Malaysia
    Group
    Private Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2018
    Great location & good value for money”
    This premise is right where the Gaya street market starts & within walking distance to Pasar Filipin, Todak monument & many more attractions. The staff are friendly and they help us to book the ticket to Manukan Island for a better deal. I will come back here again if I need to stay for long period in Kota Kinabalu.
    Reviewed February 27, 2018
    5.2
    Wong from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Private Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in January 2018
    Above average”
    Noisy and worst room partition
    Reviewed January 09, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Chin from Malaysia
    Group
    Private Air Conditioning Room En-Suite Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017
    Nice and pleasant back packer”
    The hostel was reasonable and value for money. Recommended to budget traveler.
    Reviewed January 01, 2018
    5.2
    NOREZZAYANA from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Private Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in September 2017
    Above average”
    Worth it if you are backpackers and stay here not for a long time.
    Reviewed September 25, 2017
    6.0
    Jenny from Germany
    Couple
    Double Room - New Wing
    Stayed 1 night in July 2017
    Above average”
    Can find better in kk for sure. Staff more interested in playing on their mobile phones than attending to guests...
    Reviewed August 12, 2017
    5.6
    Darren from Malaysia
    Group
    Private Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in July 2017
    Dissapointed”
    Went there and was greeted in a friendly matter. Was shown our room and washroom location. Floor is quite dusty, toilet and bathroom is small and there is only 2 shared bathroom available for everyone. Asked them what time is their breakfast and she replied quite rudely. Breakfast was not on time. The PIC said its 8.30ambut end up just have roti Kosong at 9.15am . Not worth eating their so-call-breakfast. Just go down and there are so many kedai and kopitiam to choose from. But since I am paying a low price for the stay, I cannot complain much.
    Reviewed July 13, 2017
    3.6
    Jason from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Double Room - New Wing
    Stayed 1 night in June 2017
    Abandoned B&B”
    Best strategic location. Excellent Wifi connection. Hot shower with broken shower head. Smelly & un-clean bathroom/toilet. Tv not functioning. Dirty and smelly pantry area. No breakfast served. Curfew 1.00am. I believe this is not B&B anymore, but more like cheap motel.
    Reviewed June 13, 2017
    3.6
    Alysha from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Double Room - New Wing
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2017
    Don't stay”
    Dirty room, booked one place (new wing) had to stay in other. Air con turned off when staff fancied it, informed first day they had not stocked up from the day before so no breakfast (she did appear with some at 10:30). Leaking roof unhelpful staff
    Reviewed May 07, 2017
    5.2
    Mas from Australia
    Group
    Private Air Conditioning Room En-Suite Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2017
    Above average”
    The room is way too small for 5 of us even though they got 5 beds. The bathroom is wayyy to small even for a person to be in it. The price of the room is not that cheap either for us to have that kind of treatment
    Reviewed February 14, 2017
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