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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Located in the centre of town, right on then bustling Sunday morning market. Cheap and cheerful, great to meet other travellers in the social area and hang out between dives. Secure and safe with own lockers, fan and air con dorms and private rooms.

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1Thank Tomwillmott94
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely stay in the Akinabalu Youth Hostel, the staff were always very friendly. Air con in the rooms which was good and the communal area is really lovely. The showers weren't amazing but good value for money overall. We would definitely stay here again

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1Thank Olivia M
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

The staff are incredibly friendly, always happy to book you a taxi or advise on local facilities (restaurants, laundrettes etc). The beds are pretty comfy, and it is very easy to sleep in the air conditioned rooms. All this for 30-75RM (£5-£13), better value than any hotel you'll find. Would recommend!

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1Thank Nathaniel D
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Loved staying here, the location was great the staff were super friendly and helpful. The rooms are a good size and very clean (Cleaned everyday). The breakfast is simple but it is a clean kitchen, with all you can eat toast. It is really close to the malls both on either side which offer cheap things and also very close...

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2Thank Melissa P
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

This is a well run hostel in the centre of Kota Kinabalu. The staff is amongst the best and friendliest I have ever seen. A night here will include a simpel breakfast and well working wifi. They have a lage lounge area with tv, books and coffee and tea all day long! This is also a place to book your...

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1Thank Mike V
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Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Dispite Borneo is an amazing adventure, this youth hostel is such a perfect experience that i have to recommend it for you! The prices are very valuable and the womans who run the hostel in front of you are just as friendly as clean it is, its very clean! The best hostel adress in KK!!!

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1Thank AomLuzern
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 22 May 2016

No frills place in the heart of KK. We stayed in the aircon double room. Simple room with comfortable double bed and one table. Nothing else! Only one power outlet which is annoying. The shared bathrooms are super clean. The showers good and strong. You can wash and dry laundry in the shower area. There is a nice common lounge...

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1Thank paulbuxton108
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed my time here. I stayed before & after my Mt Kinabalu hike. The first time I booked in a dorm without aircon, an error on my behalf because it was so hot!! Unless you're travelling the cooler months I wouldn't recommend. Second stay I had the dorm with AC which was a lot more enjoyable! The staff were...

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1Thank Hannah B
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Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Went there for 2 nights. It's a nice place. The common area is quite nice. They sell ice creams as well there. Tea and coffee for free during the journey. A basic breakfast but it's alright. The room are basic and normal. Share shower and bathroom. They are clean. Easy place to stay quite central and next to a lot...

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Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Staff were friendly, helpful and welcoming. The hostel is in a great location. Walking distance to nearly everything. :) Breakfast is nice and simple. It can get noisy at night when you're in your room, but no big deal. Would definitely recommend this hostel!

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Additional Information about Akinabalu Youth Hostel

Address: 1st Floor, No. 133 Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: RM45 - RM76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Akinabalu Youth Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 12
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Akinabalu Youth Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Akinabalu Youth Hostel Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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“bring toiletries, hangers, room slippers, and keep luggage locked for safety. bring extension plugs with long wire coz dorm only 1 plug.”
 of 5 bubbles coolclarec, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Fan room - very cheap”
 of 5 bubbles Tomwillmott94, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are fairly quite.”
 of 5 bubbles D679MBmelissap, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“everything you want, they provide”
 of 5 bubbles znikerx, 23 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All good to me.”
 of 5 bubbles HaiN562, 3 Jul 2015 | Read review
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