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X-Plorer Backpackers

1st floor, No 106 / 108 | Jalan Gaya,, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Gdansk, Poland
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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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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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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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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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Melbourne, Australia
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18 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We stayed for only a couple of nights whilst we waited for a cheaper fan room at another backpackers next door; I am focused on keeping our budget in check. X-Plorer Backpackers is just another unremarkable Malaysian backpackers, small rooms (some window-less) with shared bathrooms of dubious functionality and cleanliness. The kitchen facilities were more extensive than I have found... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We are group of backpackers visited Kota Kinabalu for hiking and scuba diving. Our room was okay. Hot water was available for shower. Toilet was little bit small for movement. But we accommodate ourself. Best part is, everything is very near by. Restrurant, ATM, shops, super market, Jetty and sea beach. Last day in our stay we face a problem.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

The hostel was overbooked. The receptionists completely had not aware of our arrival despite my booking was confirmed and paid via Agoda. Besides, I have mailed them with regards my late arrival. Then the staffs just simply get a room, put a mattress on the FLOOR (yes, on the FLOOR without the bedframe, as shown at Agoda when we did... More 

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