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KB Backpackers Inn

No 2981-E Jalan Padang Garong, Kota Bharu 15000, Malaysia
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Tangerang, Indonesia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

On the way from Perhentian Island to Surat Thani, Thailand, my friends and I stayed in this hostel because it is very close to the bus station, only 2 minutes walk, which is very easy for us to catch the 6.45 am bus. The bedroom is dirty, bathroom is also not well, instead of a jet washer it use a... More

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Penang
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Arrive in KB quite late and after knocking a few time the guy open the door.The rate was okay as we are very tired after a long journey.No towel or blanket was given.The room was big with noisy restaurant like fan.Since we are vety tired and need sleep we try our best to be happy with what we have.The bathroom... More

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London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I stayed in the KB backpackers Inn for the night before I left to go to the perhentian islands and stumbled on it by chance - its pretty much the first place you get to on leaving the bus station and would highly recommend the place! It's family run and they are very helpful with any questions, bookings or advice;... More

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150 reviews 150 reviews
25 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

you get what you pay for. For RM10 for a bed in a dorm. What do you expect. Central location. Easy walk to night market. Helpful staff. It's basic but ok for a night or two. Bit noisy as the road outside seems to be the main 'drag strip' at night.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012 via mobile

Lovely staff and convenient location but it is filthy and some rooms don't have windows. Bad bathrooms don't help. I'd stay here again if I absolutely had to, nice people make anything more pleasant, but it was a dank and dirty place. I'd avoid Kota Bharu in general (night markets are not very interesting)...

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Ko Mak, Thailand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Well, it is a backpacker spot, so expect backpacker rooms. Friendly staff, dirty bedsheets, dirty rooms, no privacy, but good location, cheap, and it offers you a shelter for a night. Fair enough so for low budget guyss it will be fine...I guess.

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Mae Hong Son, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

Stumbled across this place by chance... Lovely hostel, really kind and welcoming owners!! Best place to stay in Kota Bharu! Tea coffee and toast served all day (self service) couch and wide range of DVDs to watch!! 5 mins from by station and right in the middle of town! If you stay here.. Make sure it's the correct backpackers KB... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

an absolutely low budget option in the center of the city. the family is so nice and you really feel that you are a guest in their house. the rooms are as simple you can get but cleanliness is the you also get. we would definitely recommend this place!

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Kota Bharu, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

nice room but need to improve like bedsheet need to change a new and overall is ok in their class of the hotel

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

Despite reviews stating a bad quality of service and comfort, I noticed things have been improved a lot from my last stay. The staff is really friendly and very helpful. Rates are low. I stayed in the dorm, 10 ringit/night! Some nights the street can be noisy, but not to the point of preventing me from sleeping. Free wifi working... More

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Additional Information about KB Backpackers Inn

Also Known As:
KB Backpackers Inn Kota Bharu, Kelantan
Address: No 2981-E Jalan Padang Garong, Kota Bharu 15000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Kelantan > Kota Bharu
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 13 Specialty lodging in Kota Bharu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our budget accommodation run by local Malay family and located within the best location in Kota Bharu. It is walking distance to all popular tourist attraction such as Central Market, Handicraft Village, Shopping Complex, Night Market, Fast Food Outlets, Museums, variety of local cuisine restaurants, China Town, Tower Clock, Quran Tower and many more. We have a basic accommodation to offer i.e. dorm to double room which accommodate with fan and share bathroom. Our services including free WIFI, free breakfast (self service) and free coffee/tea along your stay. ... more   less 
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