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X-Plorer Backpackers

1st floor, No 106 / 108 | Jalan Gaya,, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

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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Townsville, Australia
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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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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 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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Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Oh my god, i love this backpacker hostel. First, i met with 2 twins sisters with very good services (jaslin and joseline), they are wonderful staff ever... Owner, oh come on, he is a good man ever..he also helped me when i want to go to KK airport. I will remember all of thisssss....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Its a nice place..clean and comfortable...we didnt expected the place would be very good.. the services is quite excellent...so for all backpackers out there that want to go kotakinabalu..you should try this place.. *wink*

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Asten
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I slept here many days. The staff is very friendly. They help you with everything and are very interested in you. I was here with Christmas, it was a fantastic evening, we had a barbecue and after that we played funny games staff and guests together. After that they gave me a beautiful Christmas gift! Thank you so much. When... More 

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