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Travellers' Light Backpackers Lodge

Lot 19, Lorong Dewan | Sabah (borneo), Kota Kinabalu 88300, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Galway, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here for one night and it was a disappointment from start to finish. Upon arrival, we were shown to a six-bed dorm despite having booked a double and family room on agoda. It was only when we complained that we were also given the family room. There was no apology for the fact we had a cramped and... More

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ive been there for more or less than 4 days, the accommodation is really nice, price ok,breakfast included, aircon dorms, huge wooden balcony with a sightseeing on the jungle where is possible to see during the day lot of monkeys plays monkeys games and eating fruits from the trees. The owner is a sweet and kind philipina she has a... More

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Manila, Philippines
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3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the family room for 5 nights in this lodge but there was a problem with the booking so they made us move to the lodge right next to them. That was a bit inconvenient but the staff were very apologetic and they helped us with moving our stuff. The room size was alright for it's cheap price, ac... More

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for about 6 nights. We stayed in a double room which was quiet and simple with AC. The bathrooms are outdoors on the roof terrace which I loved. Having a fresh-air shower is awesome! The terrace is also home to the TV with astro which was great for me so I could watch English football. The staff... More

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

we stayed here for a couple of nights and have come back for a couple more. the staff are friendly, rooms clean and a/c working fine. it has wi-fi and a pc free to use. hot shower available.. though the plumbing could use a little attention.. i will mention it to the staff tomorrow, all in all a nice place... More

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

the place are cozy and clean..staff's are friendly and they are always ready to help you..Breakfast are bread,jam,butter,oatmeal that's a good start for a day.coffee and tea you can drink anytime..the best part of this lodge are the balcony which you can relax and suddenly a group of monkey's came around the area me and other travellers are enjoying to... More

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We stayed here one night after climbing Mt Kinabalu. Rooms are basic but ok. However I woke in the night to find bed bugs crawling over me! There is a security camera that seems to be overlooking the showers which I was not at all happy with! There are signs all over the place telling you to be quiet and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I had booked to stay in a private double room at Travellers Light Backpackers Lodge for two nights, as the price was great and the past reviews looked really good. But had to leave after TWO hours due an infestation of bed bugs! The location of the hostel is about 20mins taxi drive from the airport. There isn't much in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We stayed here for 3 days wile we were travelling through Borneo. It's a really cleab hostel. Room whit airconditioning that worked just fine. Showers are oke. Staff is extremely helpful. In fact they invited us for a Octoberfest party (thats right, in Borneo) and we had a blast. they even helpt us picking a rental car. So good place... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here 2 nights. From the moments we walked in the service was superb. We were quite early and they were happy for us to sit and relax in the common area. The double room was clean and had space. The aircon only had one setting though . Vvv cold . The showers are outside but we where surprised... More

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Also Known As:
Travellers' Light Backpackers Lodge Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Address: Lot 19, Lorong Dewan | Sabah (borneo), Kota Kinabalu 88300, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 68 Specialty lodging in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WARM GREETING FROM BORNEO TRAVELLERS LIGHT¦ Travellers' Light is Clean, Cozy, Comfortable and one of the new lodge in city center. We are Safe and Convenience, the Police Station is our neighbor. Also having the exotic rain forest at our backyard garden which you will observe and hear the butterflies and birds in their natural habitat. 'CLEANLINESS IS OUR TOP PRIORITY' ... more   less 
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