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Kinabalu Backpackers Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Unfriendly staff, lady at desk seemed like she couldn't be bothered. Barely said a word, went through the door and was welcomed by the strong smell of urine. This smell carried on up to near our room, which was right next to the toilets that smelt. In this same area is where you have breakfast, we went somewhere else because...

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China
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Location is conveniently close to the centre of town, in an area of trendy redevelopment. This hostel is definitely worthy of consideration. Staff are friendly, reserved, and always on hand if help is required.

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Thank Sag_Dragon
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The most decent and homely guesthouse we found. Perhaps because this is the only place we were attended by the owner after we knocked on several other doors. A refurbished old shophouse into 5 small rooms upstairs (1 of them is dorm). You have to take off shoes here but cleanliness is as good as home. Our bed sheet was...

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

On tight budget and just to stay for a rest maybe valuable rather than that the breakfast is just okay. It is quite far from the main road but the view and very cold at night. Hikers is most probably staying here for the activities.

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Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We stayed in a double-bed room, with shared bathroom. Room was spacious, with basic equipment. Bathroom very basic. Simple breakfast available. Staff were helpful. Location quite convenient, with many restaurants around.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

On arrival NOT IMPRESSED! Staff not at all helpful, didn't even get up from in front of the tv to check us in and made no attempt to show us where to find our room or bathrooms etc. Mixed rooms only and the place is not particularly clean. The most disappointing part though was that about 2 minutes after we...

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5Thank JHelD
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Great if you're looking for a simple place to stay near the city centre. Pros: Good AC in the dorm room, cheap (20rm for dorm), WiFi is good, clean, good location 2 minutes from Gaya Street Cons: No social area, very few people staying there, the staff don't know any costumer service (they don't smile or seem very welcoming)

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Thank Christoffer B
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Reviewed 2 April 2015

As i keep returning to KK i stayed in this hostel many times and i would never stay elsewhere, 20RM for clean A/C dorm and 50RM for A/C double room(which is big enough,with wardrobe,mirror,table and chair),and you even get discount if you stay few days so the price is really unbeatable,the whole place is clean,rooms are clean,they have lockers,they have...

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Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Strategically Located near other cheap but clean B&B, about 10 min walk from Jesselton Point (jump-off for island hopping). Easily accessible to a lot of attractions like Sunday Market (Jalan Gaya), restaurants, atkinson tower and viewdeck. Didn't have a problem getting back late at night either. Stayed for 2 nights and never experienced a bad thing, the staff is helpful...

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1Thank byrone29
Vincennes, France
Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

You can stay in a room/dorm with breakfast for 20 ringgits, without towel or blanket (3 ringgits rental) and there are computers and lockers available at the réception which is not easy to find within KK. Good budget place to go around and visit.

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Additional Information about Kinabalu Backpackers Lodge

Address: Lot 4 Lorong Dewan, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: RM43 - RM69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Dorms and private rooms available, shared facilities..”
Sag_Dragon, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you want a room all to yourself or for your friends, I know there are private rooms available. OR, you can just purchase the bed space. hahaha! Enjoy!”
justcallmehans, 30 Mar 2014 | Read review
“gust house is next to main road, will be bit noisy during day time. however, there is no issue during night time, very quite in there.”
AlfredDeviruss, 11 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Stay at the rooms at the back not next to the purple door on the second floor beside the open kitchen area”
willimandala, 6 Nov 2012 | Read review
“do not have a room near the road...???”
harleysargeuk, 15 Nov 2011 | Read review
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