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North Borneo Cabin

1st and 2nd Floor, No.74, Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for 2 nights after our climb up Mt K. It was clean and tidy in the dorms with wifi working there as well as the common areas. Showers were clean and good. Staff were helpful with advising for things. Breakfast provided too. Overall recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Decided to move here for a night from another dorm. The dorm provides basic facilities. I stayed in the dorm with A/C. Overall the place is clean and secure (electronic gate). Breakfast is provided (banana, toast, coffee, tea). Spacious common area where you can smoke and have your coffee. There's a computer with internet access. Free WiFi available. The staffs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The staff really make this place. They are super friendly, helpful and really knowledgeable. Great location and plenty of space in the rooms and common areas. Really social hotel so it's a great place to meet people. Wifi is a bit hit and miss but overall not bad. Some of the mattresses are a bit thin so if you're boney... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is definitely the best hostel in kk! The staff are friendly and extremely helpful, the beds are comfy and clean, the toilets/showers are also clean! Facilities are great and the hostel is spacious, you get more than your moneys worth and its in a great location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

As a backpacker we couldn't have asked for more. Everything was really clean and comfortable. The people who own it are what make the experience here really special and they are so kind and welcoming. They are also so willing and knowledgeable when it comes to booking further travels on your trip. If you are going to Climb the mountain... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We stayed here on 3 different occasions for 3 nights at a time. The rooms are basic but functional. The common area is ideal for relaxing and meeting other people. There is also a TV, desktop and bookshelf. Tea and coffee is provided throughout the day. The location is perfect, on Jalan Gaya which is central to everything. The staff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Stayed at the dorms for 3 nights. The staff were friendly and the place is located conveniently on Jalan Gaya amongst many restaurants and hawker stalls that open till late. The city park bus terminal (buses to brunei and other destinations in sarawak) is a 5 min walk and the merdeka field bus stop for the bus to the airport... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The place is a bit worn down, but other than that great. Clean showers and toilets, and a good common room (with a tv!) where it's easy to meet other travellers. Not the most comfortable beds, but we'll worth it for only 20 RM a night in a mixed dorm. Location couldn't really be better. I stayed for 10 nights,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Arrived with night flight and was warmly welcomed by a young man and his son. It is a simple hostel but oh so lovely with a "home feeling". It has safety deposits and breakfast is included. It also has a electric gate which made me feel safe sleeping there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This hostel was very cheap and it was a ok hostel for a short time. I wouldn't stay here for a long time, but I would absolutely think that 3 or 4 nights would be ok! Everything seems pretty average, not bad and not perfect.

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