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Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 19 March 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights. It was a standard private room for 60 RM per night. The room has an A/C, window and and the bathroom is shared.They provide free simple breakfast, wiFi, internet access, locker, tour information. You have to take off your shoes inside the hostel. Staff: Very nice and friendly. It was easy to talk and...

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Reviewed 18 December 2013 via mobile

Hostels around australias place seem to have something in common. None of them is good, ar least the 3 (!) I tried. After my first night in KBL i felt like i was getting sick. I used the aircon and i suspect it to be the cause. It almost ruined my plan to clim Mt. Kinabulu. My room was in...

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1Thank i_love_earplugs
Baliuag, Philippines
Reviewed 23 November 2013

You'll basically pay for what you get.. Basic breakfast.. They should be aware of the lacked of breakfast they served at morning.. Staff not much help because they can't understand english easily but they were friendly though but a bit weird.. A good place to stay and very cheap but lacks of social space and no free blankets/comforter at the...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed in a double room for 50/night which had a comfortable bed, good aircon and a good amount of space! We saw inside the dorms and they looked pretty nice as well. The bathrooms were clean and the water was nice and hot. Breakfast was very basic. Wifi was very good! Staff were not the friendliest but they weren't...

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Siquijor Island, Philippines
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Stayed for a night on my way through town. Dorm beds are comfortable, with working but not very efficient AC (never got temp down to settings on dial but good temperature to sleep). No insect problems. Breakfast is basic and 4 shared toilet/showers small but clean with hot water. Lacks a little atmosphere and staff aren't very friendly but they're...

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1Thank mjhulf
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 12 September 2013

I has been there couple time, price is cheap among Gaya Street Guest House. Staying Dorm including air-condition. Close to town. convenient and clean environment. free Wifi and free computer internet for all the guest, its help me save some money instead I go cyber cafe for checking my mail. Just 1 thing I quite unlike is bath room do...

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Reviewed 10 July 2013 via mobile

I gave this hostel 3 out of 5 because it is all OK, but not more than that. The room was spacious, the matrass a bit bumpy but OK, airco was nice, big windows were nice. Breakfast is simple but OK although sometimes covered in ants, showers are good, but the bathrooms are musty. I'm a bit puzzled why i...

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1Thank fjanssen
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 12 June 2013 via mobile

We wanted a quiet and clean place to shower and sleep at while we were transferring through KK. They sunk our deposit from a booking error through Hostelworld and fit us in a room on the "quiet side". They had one of three showers working. My girlfriend had enough hot water. Not enough for me. Then the water cut out...

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Reviewed 26 May 2013

Stayed there few nights and will go back again,air-cond dorm for 20rm include breakfast,free tea and coffee,wifi,internet connection on 2computers and lockers. You can fill here your bottle with drinking water as its filtered water from tap. Clean and tidy rooms and beds,no bed bugs,but bring your own towel and propably you will need even an blanket if your roommates...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 9 April 2013

It is quite not bad hostel by Malaysian standard. Quite clean, but indeed very basic. Central location. The breakfast is limited to: water, tea(pre-made), coffee(brewed), white bread, margarine, sweat condensed milk, jam, peanut butter. You have toaster. 3 shared bathrooms, balcony, cord where you can had your clothes to dry. The price is: 60 for standard private double room 50...

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Additional Information about Kinabalu Backpackers Lodge

Address: Lot 4, Sabah Lorong Dewan, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: RM45 - RM71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Kinabalu Backpackers Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Kinabalu Backpackers Lodge Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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“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!”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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”
 of 5 bubbles willimandala, 6 Nov 2012 | Read review
“do not have a room near the road...???”
 of 5 bubbles harleysargeuk, 15 Nov 2011 | Read review
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