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Travellers' Light Backpackers Lodge

Lot 19, Lorong Dewan | Sabah (borneo), Kota Kinabalu 88300, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I travelled with my boyfriend during the off season and paid 60 RM for a double room which included breakfast (be warned breakfast was only white bread with jam). Tea and coffee are always available outside on the balcony. There were two showers which were open aired and one that was inside, toilets weren't overly clean but nothing that is... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate Joy is a fellow Filipina, which made our stay hassle free. Lodge is not bad either, it is located on the quiet side of the city but within walking distance from most of the tourist spots: 2 blocks from Jalan Gaya where the Sunday Market is located, 5 blocks to Suria Sabah (mall), 20 minutes walk from Jesselton Point... More 

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15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights and had an awesome stay. While the city itself was actually a big disappointment to us. The hostess was extremely friendly and even offered us some spaghetti she made the first night we stayed there. They do have wifi, a pc to use and a nice terrace at the back of the place. We... More 

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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Friendly staff, but bedbugs (in dorm and private rooms) At the check out we asked for a discount, because my whole body was covered with itchy bites. We also had costs for cleaning our clothes. They refused and claimed, that there were no bedbugs.

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Galway, Ireland
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5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

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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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

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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Manchester, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

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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Address: Lot 19, Lorong Dewan | Sabah (borneo), Kota Kinabalu 88300, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
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Number of rooms: 6
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