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Malaysia
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Okay. Four of us stayed here last night for RM82/night with 1 king bed and 1 double decker bed plus shared bathrooms (male+female) so don't be surprised when you met them in toilet or bathroom. If you are a solo traveller you can rent a bed with much cheaper price so you might share the room with other travellers. This...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Room is basic but for RM60 for an A/C room is quite a good deal. We stayed at the smaller branch above pasta pasta restaurant and all rooms can fit 4 people. Not sure if same price will be given for more than 2 pax. Breakfast was bread and jam. They tend to forget to refill but if you mention...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

No shampoo, no towel, terrible breakfast. Location is OK, but there are more places around there to stay. First morning, they serve only a pack of cornflakes and instant coffee pack, while second morning, nothing was served.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 23 March 2016

good location for traveler and also clean facilities, well renovated! we Spent a night here with my friends. Price is cheap! but wifi is slow, but not that bad. anyway the staff so friendly ! recommended for who want to stay at backpackers

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Malaysia
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Pro : 1. helpful and friendly staff. I contacted owner just through whatsapp and she is tremendously a helpful person. Reach there really midnight and they wait for us..have a chat for a while on our island hopping plan. They help us also the next morning and entertain all our inquiries. Really triple thumbs up for that. 2. great location....

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Baguio, Philippines
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Spent a night here along with a group of friends. Price is cheap and location is nice. Rooms are a bit old and very basic. Wifi was not that good inside the rooms. AC was weak and remotes were not working. Towels were old, and bunk bed frames were making squeaky noise everytime you move. Kitchen was nice though, with...

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Reviewed 29 September 2015

The pros are that it's in a good location and it's probably the cheapest you can find in KK. The rooms are basic and not the cleanest. Bathrooms were very dirty. Wifi was terrible in the rooms. We paid for breakfast included and when I inquired about it on the first morning I was told that they didn't have it...

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Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Helpful & friendly staff! Simple breakfast and wooden decoration and environment made us relaxed.Suggestions and discount were given when visit more tourist spot. There are places need to improve which are the Wifi coverage and shower power.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

We loved the place and simple clean accomodation with simple breakfast. Friendly and helpful staff.. We highly recomended this place and do the jungle trekking and island hopping very cheap. Rm19 only. Wow what a price! 7

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Melbourne
Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

Hostel is dirty and smelly. Rooms are tiny with no windows, would not recommend staying here. The smell of the fish guts outside the hostel is unbearable. Booked for 3 nights, cancelled as soon as we arrived as it was that bad. Look elsewhere for a more enjoyable stay.

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Welcome to our warm and friendly home-stay. “A HOME AWAY FROM HOME”. We are ideally in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (popularly known as Borneo). Fifteen minutes ride from Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Come and experience with us, our very own comfortable and clean environmental lodging house complete with a living room, five common toilets cum hot/cold water shower rooms, a unique mini garden and a balcony area made cozy for your leisure that you well deserved. ... more   less 

Additional Information about X-Plorer Backpackers

Address: Floor No 106 / 108 1st | Jalan Gaya,, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: RM53 - RM71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — X-Plorer Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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“request for an inner room (if they have one) if you're a light sleeper.”
 of 5 bubbles 494olivial, 13 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking Gaya Street maybe too noisy for some light sleepers especially on Saturday night.”
 of 5 bubbles Nomad_Lez, 9 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Bring your own towel,blanket, power socket.”
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 of 5 bubbles Peter_KL_Diver, 5 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Do not book this place.”
 of 5 bubbles taujin, 21 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Staff are friendly The location was very good cheapest rate for the room”
 of 5 bubbles elsie_87898, 20 Sep 2013 | Read review
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