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X-plorer Backpackers

1st Floor, 106/108, Jalan Gaya, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000
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    X-plorer Backpackers Reviews

    7.0
    Very good
    /10
    (169 reviews)See what guests said
    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Great staff."

    Jan P.

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    May 7, 2018

    7.2
    Very good service

    Things you’ll love about X-plorer Backpackers

    Things you'll love

    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    Excellent
    Location
    8.4
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    Excellent location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
    Nearby
    Popular
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market20 m
  • Net Access90 m
  • Atkinson Clock Tower100 m
  • Dataran Desoka120 m
  • Milimewa Superstore130 m
  • Gaya Shop Lot220 m
  • General Post Office250 m
  • Maybank260 m
  • Main Post Office260 m
  • Borneo Books I260 m
  • This property is in high demand!

    Last booked a few minutes ago

    Value for money7.2
    Location rating8.4
    Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
    Distance to airport5.3 km

    Rooms available at X-plorer Backpackers

    Private Room with Shared Bathroom
    Private Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • City view
    • 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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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed
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    Double Room - New Wing
    Double Room - New Wing
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed
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    1 Bed in 8 Bed Dormitory
    1 Bed in 8 Bed Dormitory
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    What people love about X-plorer Backpackers

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "I highly recommend it to other budget travellers."

      Jan P.

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      May 7, 2018

    • 8.4
      Excellent

      "Easy walk to the river and the markets and Gaya St is lively and colourful."

      Anne

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      March 6, 2018

    • 6.4
      Good

      "The location though is Good, there are many great restaurant nearby."

      Maricris

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      April 17, 2018

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    6.0
    Review score

    "it was nicely situated at the center of the tourist division..."

    Vivien

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    August 3, 2018

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    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional

    "The room is cozy and clean Toilet is attached to the room St..."

    diyanah

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    January 14, 2019

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    Announcements

    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 X-plorer Backpackers from real guests

    Agoda Reviews (169)
    7.0
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    10
    Cleanliness6.2
    Facilities5.7
    Location8.4
    Room comfort and quality7.1
    Service7.2
    Value for money7.2
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    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
    8.4
    Excellent
    shannen from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Private Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

    Recommend for budjet travellers/backpacker/family”

    this is the very best choice for budjet travellers/backpacker/family/group.Easy to find place to eats/shopping.

    Reviewed January 12, 2019
    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
    8.0
    Excellent
    Eng from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Private Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in August 2016

    Great location but can still be improved”

    First the bedsheets and pillow cases are of different color and material. The lock for my room is spoiled. No toilet papers provided, no soap. But I have to give credit when its due, great location, right in the centre of everything plus the room is spacious.

    Reviewed August 20, 2016
    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
    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
    10.0
    Exceptional
    diyanah from Malaysia
    Group
    Private Air Conditioning Room En-Suite Room
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2018

    Excellent for budget travelers ”

    The room is cozy and clean Toilet is attached to the room Strategic location as the Gaya Street market is there Staff is friendly and helpful

    Reviewed January 14, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Muhammad from Malaysia
    Group
    Private Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in September 2017

    Nice hostel”

    one of best hostel in the town

    Reviewed September 07, 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
    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
    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
    8.0
    Excellent
    azatul from Malaysia
    Group
    Private Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2016

    Good Location”

    Its value for money . the cleanliness is good and the staff is good also . not really get the breakfast due to late serves(please do it early morning). the bathroom shared male female . but got private room which not shared with air condition. worth it.

    Reviewed November 22, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Aaron from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 8 Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in December 2014

    Great location and good service!”

    Location. Helpful and friendly staff. Clean and tidy room.

    The staff is very friendly and helpful, found it easy to get around the city with their advice on where to go. Location is conveniently in the city and walking distance to food restaurants. All this in a beautifully retrofitted heritage shophouse. Definitely staying here again.👍👍

    Reviewed January 01, 2015
    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
    4.0
    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
    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
    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
    2.8
    Zhi from Taiwan
    Group
    Private Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    dirty”

    Dirty, We found flea on the bed.cockroach and mouse at kitchen. quilt and towel had many dirt. Don't Don't Don't stay!

    Reviewed October 05, 2018
    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
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    • Excellent location
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