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Akinabalu Youth Hostel

1st Floor, No. 133 Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
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how6021 Selangor, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Selangor, Malaysia
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed for 3 nights with cheapest rate I could get in KK. The reception ladies were really helpful all the time, as I changed the schedule and changed the hostel booking time. The location is wonderful which located in Gaya Street, easily to hang around in KK. Met lots of backpacker here, and met a brother temporary stay there and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

good wifi connection. good lounging area. good island hopping promotion and good mount kinabalu day tour program lacking a lift. There's a nice pub cum cafe (opposite Hilton Hotel or behind KFC, and near the swordfish statue) where they provide computers for you to serve the internet as you dine. The ambience is good! =) very helpful staff Texas bar... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had no reservation for this hostel coming straight from BSB to KK off the Jesselton bus. When I walked in and saw the lounge I immediately new I had to stay here. And my luck that it was the first hostel on my list to check out! The lounge has windows open on both sides so that there is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The staff are lovely and helpful, the hostel is a great location, and the common areas are very pleasant. The hostel is also very clean. Having said this, our private room was dark and dingy with no natural light, the bed post held together with tape, and it was generally just pretty run down and a little depressing! The shared... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Came with a group of 25 and was super happy with the friendly service that we were given during our stay. The stay here was comfortable and the staff was very hospitable and welcoming. In a great location, just seconds away from restrauants, markets, laundromat, supplies shops, bus services etc, etc. Would definitely recommend it to someone who doesn't require... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

Decent hotel that you can get for the amount of money you pay. Bed with bed bug, bed bug, bed bug, can't even sleep at night because of it and the pillow is awful dirty. poor sound proof between room, you can even here people talking on the street. If you looking for a budget hotel , look somewhere. For... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I stayed here in summer 2012 and I should have written my review sooner. I slept in a bunk dorm room. This was the first place of my trip and I hadn't had any bed bug problems. After 1 night woke up covered in bites, also found a live one crawling on my bag. Told reception and gave them the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I was recommended this by a local friend. But it's really not what they advertise. Staff were pleasant, always there, and its a friendly place. But in our private room there was no natural light, the bunks were squeaky. Sheets were polyester, and the Wi Fi not available in rooms.breakfast consisted of white bread n jam or noodles....mm mm, not... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Checked in last night and was told by travellers in the dorm there was a bed bug problem, particularly with the bed I'd been allocated (106E) - apparently two separate occupants from the past two nights had been bitten. I told reception I'd like to change beds and was told by staff they had since treated the mattress so it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It is basic, but clean. You get what you paid for, but you don't pay a lot :) The common area is nice and it is near restaurants and the jetty. The staff is friendly and helpful. So it is a good place if you're on a tight budget.

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