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Kinabalu Backpackers Lodge

Lot 4 Lorong Dewan, Sabah, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
byrone29 Manila, Philippines
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manila, Philippines
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Strategically Located near other cheap but clean B&B, about 10 min walk from Jesselton Point (jump-off for island hopping). Easily accessible to a lot of attractions like Sunday Market (Jalan Gaya), restaurants, atkinson tower and viewdeck. Didn't have a problem getting back late at night either. Stayed for 2 nights and never experienced a bad thing, the staff is helpful... More

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Vincennes, France
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22 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

You can stay in a room/dorm with breakfast for 20 ringgits, without towel or blanket (3 ringgits rental) and there are computers and lockers available at the réception which is not easy to find within KK. Good budget place to go around and visit.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
50 hotel reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Stayed here for three nights and stayed at a later date again before leaving KK. Does the job very well. Clean, spacious, air-con is always on and breakfast very simple (bread and spreads) but plenty to go around. Wifi all over and worked all the time. Staff seem a little withdrawn, muted and slow but ran the place smoothly. Good... More

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Manila, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Considering the price, this place is quite nice. Location-wise, it is excellent as it is near a lot of attractions. Its air-conditioned, serves a simple breakfast of bread, jam, pb, butter with some coffee and tea. The bathrooms are shared but its quite alright as they are placed in a common area outside the room. Its a VERY clean place... More

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Manila, Philippines
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8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights. It was a standard private room for 60 RM per night. The room has an A/C, window and and the bathroom is shared.They provide free simple breakfast, wiFi, internet access, locker, tour information. You have to take off your shoes inside the hostel. Staff: Very nice and friendly. It was easy to talk and... More

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9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Hostels around australias place seem to have something in common. None of them is good, ar least the 3 (!) I tried. After my first night in KBL i felt like i was getting sick. I used the aircon and i suspect it to be the cause. It almost ruined my plan to clim Mt. Kinabulu. My room was in... More

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Baliuag, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

You'll basically pay for what you get.. Basic breakfast.. They should be aware of the lacked of breakfast they served at morning.. Staff not much help because they can't understand english easily but they were friendly though but a bit weird.. A good place to stay and very cheap but lacks of social space and no free blankets/comforter at the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
46 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in a double room for 50/night which had a comfortable bed, good aircon and a good amount of space! We saw inside the dorms and they looked pretty nice as well. The bathrooms were clean and the water was nice and hot. Breakfast was very basic. Wifi was very good! Staff were not the friendliest but they weren't... More

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Siquijor Island, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Stayed for a night on my way through town. Dorm beds are comfortable, with working but not very efficient AC (never got temp down to settings on dial but good temperature to sleep). No insect problems. Breakfast is basic and 4 shared toilet/showers small but clean with hot water. Lacks a little atmosphere and staff aren't very friendly but they're... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I has been there couple time, price is cheap among Gaya Street Guest House. Staying Dorm including air-condition. Close to town. convenient and clean environment. free Wifi and free computer internet for all the guest, its help me save some money instead I go cyber cafe for checking my mail. Just 1 thing I quite unlike is bath room do... More

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Address: Lot 4 Lorong Dewan, Sabah, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
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