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  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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Free Wifi
Breakfast included
2 Star Hotel
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1st and 2nd Floor, No.74, Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
5.8 km to Kota Kinabalu Airport
117 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
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All reviewsrooms are basic but cleanhot showerlocation was perfectlaundry servicewould definitely stay here againstayed here for nightsair confree breakfastdormhostelborneokkwifitvlockjesselton
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We stayed multiple times at Jesselton Cabin during our time in Borneo. The location was perfect for us, it is close to the buses to Kinabalu, restaurants, shops etc. It is a great value for a hostel (we stayed in the private rooms). The rooms...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Decent rooms, hot shower and I was very positive surprised with the breakfast that offers both toast, egg and fruits. The staff is friendly enough. I don't really have anything bad to say about this place, you get what you pay for.

Thank 453Mette
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Stayed here for 7 nights back in July and on the whole, the hostel was good with clean rooms and helpful staff. The only problem was that mid week, the lock broke on the room meaning it had to be broken off and we had...More

Thank cameron m
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We stayed in Jesselton Cabin on our last two nights in KK after a three week expedition in Borneo. It was cheaper than our first hostel at the start of the trip in KK but was so much better! We stayed in a dorm and...More

Thank jj100675
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Staff very friendly and helpful, lots of information available for tours/trips, but they also give you advice on which ones you can do on your own. Nice open plan kitchen/living room with animal documentaries always on tv. Simple Breakfast of toast, fruit, with coffee/tea available...More

Thank Eliza W
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
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Breakfast included
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US$12 - US$21 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
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Jesselton Cabin Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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12 June 2015|
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Response from welshboyed | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's on Jalan Gaya which is where lots of other hotels are so I'd say quite easy to find, I think you'll need to catch a taxi from the airport though as the bus doesn't run at that time so the driver should know where it... More
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"It was really easy to contact the Jesselton on whatsapp to arrange our stay."
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"bring own extension plug, toiletries, slippers, insect repellant, no parking provided."
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"It's worth paying the extra for aircon!!"
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"dorm room with fan is 25 MR or with air con it is 30 MR... CHEAP."
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