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North Borneo Cabin

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   1st and 2nd Floor, No.74, Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Positives - has wifi in the room. RM70 for double room. Toast provided for breakfast. On Gaya st. Common room and kitchen available. Negatives - RM70 wasn't as cheap as we thought for what you get. Overall the place seemed a bit dingy. Bathrooms were located out on the balcony so it was hot and the smell of the streets... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We only stayed at the hostel for one night as we were leaving KK but would definitley go back. Room was spacious and the hostel was very clean. The staff were amazing, they helped us book tours and even woke up at 5am to give us breakfast before we left for the airport, such lovely helpful people. The location is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The staff are so amazing at this place. Dewi, could possibly be the nicest woman ever. I would recommend it to youth. The lounge area is very chill, and the hostel is so safe. Everyone is laid back, and the front desk is open 24/7. It's in a central location, and the hostel's rooms and washrooms are cleaned regularly and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

i stayed one night in North borneo cabin. It was really short stay, but quite memorable. The hostel located in a great location, surrounded by good restaurant, banks, and convenient store. Bakuteh next door was delicious! Jalan Gaya is really happening! I was stayed in the mix dorm in the third floor. It is neat, has air co, comfy mattress,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Stopped in KK for my first few nights, and checked into this hostel. There isn't much to stay other then, its cheap, and fairly comfortable. Good security (pin code to access the door). Lockers are outside of the room, which is annoying, and in the locker room is generally a mattress on the floor with some local woman sleeping on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stayed here for one night, we had a private room, which was clean and comfortable. We were woken at dawn by all the birds that nest in the trees outside, but there's not a lot that the hostel can do about that. The showers are clean and actually really quite good. Would definitely recommend this.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The location is strategic as food stall and bank is just at the ground floor of the building. Sunday market on the street where the North Borneo Cabin located. Suria Sabah the shopping centre ,Atkinson Clock Tower and Waterfront KK also reachable by walking. It is located at a very busy street however we stayed at the second floor and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Really enjoyed my stay here. The staff are great and the rooms are fairly comfortable. The beds are large so they would be accommodating even for those who are taller. The showers weren't the greatest as the water pressure was lacking but they did the job. I would definitely stay here again.

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Address: 1st and 2nd Floor, No.74, Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
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Hotel Class:2 star — North Borneo Cabin 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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