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1st floor, No 106 / 108 | Jalan Gaya,, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
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Malaysia
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Pro : 1. helpful and friendly staff. I contacted owner just through whatsapp and she is tremendously a helpful person. Reach there really midnight and they wait for us..have a chat for a while on our island hopping plan. They help us also the next morning and entertain all our inquiries. Really triple thumbs up for that. 2. great location.... More 

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Baguio, Philippines
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Spent a night here along with a group of friends. Price is cheap and location is nice. Rooms are a bit old and very basic. Wifi was not that good inside the rooms. AC was weak and remotes were not working. Towels were old, and bunk bed frames were making squeaky noise everytime you move. Kitchen was nice though, with... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The pros are that it's in a good location and it's probably the cheapest you can find in KK. The rooms are basic and not the cleanest. Bathrooms were very dirty. Wifi was terrible in the rooms. We paid for breakfast included and when I inquired about it on the first morning I was told that they didn't have it... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Helpful & friendly staff! Simple breakfast and wooden decoration and environment made us relaxed.Suggestions and discount were given when visit more tourist spot. There are places need to improve which are the Wifi coverage and shower power.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

We loved the place and simple clean accomodation with simple breakfast. Friendly and helpful staff.. We highly recomended this place and do the jungle trekking and island hopping very cheap. Rm19 only. Wow what a price! 7

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Melbourne
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Hostel is dirty and smelly. Rooms are tiny with no windows, would not recommend staying here. The smell of the fish guts outside the hostel is unbearable. Booked for 3 nights, cancelled as soon as we arrived as it was that bad. Look elsewhere for a more enjoyable stay.

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Gdansk, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

The cheapest rooms in the center of KK. Ok so thats all pro's now con's: Shared bathroom - very dirty! Rooms are extremely basic- don't expect even a table and not so clean either. Breakfast included means there is toast bread and jam. Stay only if lacking anymore funds

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Overall, the place is quite nice to stay. The rooms are decently clean and so is the common room area. The toilets could be cleaner, but then again I'm not expecting much with the humidity and amount of people flushing in and out everyday. They provide a free simple breakfast, which is bread, jam, coffee and tea. Although, with this... More 

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

rm 108 pernight Room : rafflesia 4. Family room. Good concept of room but dirty ! 3 nights 1st day , staff setup the room but the toilet has already a basket full of garbage ! It is dusty everywhere. Staff asking me to pick up my own garbage when we asked them to clean everyday inside the room. When... More 

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leeds
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

First off ill go through the few positives; very central location which was good. There were two very sweet girls on reception, and one man who i assume is in charge, they were all very friendly and welcoming. Now for the rather longer list of negatives; no window in the room, so it was completely pitch black, also very small.... More 

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