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Borneo Gaya Lodge

1st Floor, No 78, Jalan Gaya, P.O.BOX 10131, Sabah,, Kota Kinabalu 88801, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This accommodation is located very conveniently in Kota Kinabalu. Close to restaurants, food and shops it is also in Jalan (street) Gaya which means you are right in front of the sunday street markets. We had a private double room so we can't comment on the dorm. The room was simple but fine the towels and the rest was clean... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated at Gaya street gives it a lot of advantages over other guesthouses. You can reach there by taking the airport shuttle bus MYR5/way alight at Horizon hotel. Walkable distance to malls, local markets, jetty and bus terminal. they have hot/cold water dispenser and self-service toast/jam breakfast. Tiny but clean shower room with no soap/shampoo. Common area is small if... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Initially the idea of this hostel isn't so bad. But day by day this place depressed us more and more. Sadly we got stuck in KK because we couldn't change our flights. The location is perfect but that's about it. Breakfast is do it yourself jam and bread. I'd probably prefer an option to opt out and pay less for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Stayed around 4/5 nights at Gaya Lodge and it served its purpose but that was about it. A pretty depressing common area wasn't ideal but the rooms are okay and the location is good. One massive drawback was the size of the blankets, unless you're either a 6 year old brownie on a trip to borneo or a pet dog... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

They messed up (lost?) our booking.com reservation, so we received private 4-bed room. Spacy, clean, working. Perfect location-walking distance to malls, markets, the coast. Helpful staff. Self-service breakfast. Common room crowded and busy.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My friends and I stayed at the rooms on the second floor. Everything was clean and working. The location is perfect. Walking distance to numerous establishments and easy to find taxis. The best pork soup in town is found right beside it. Also, for those who love to shop at a bargain, they have Sunday Markets right in front of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

This hostel is more like a family living on the first floor with 3 dormrooms so they can make some money. Grandmom is living here and she watches bad asian series the whole day. Blankets are one square meter so everyone is freezing in the ac rooms at night. Computer use is not free, breakfast is toast and jam, lockers... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The one thing about this hotel is its location, in the middle of town within walking distance of all shopping malls (and there are far too much in KK), and near several restaurants. But that's it. The place is very, very basic and the private rooms are for 80RM real basic. Bed linnen with spots, really cheap and thin towel.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We book a double private room and in the details they didnt say that it was without window. We ask for one with window (the same price) and they said they didnt have more. Definitely disgusting place. Really hot, the wifi didnt work, the breakfast was only white bread with weird hams and instant black coffe without milk. Me and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Location: close to Jessleton Point, Suria Sabah Mall, Gaya Sunday Market, many ATMS, cafes, and restaurants. Mattress was comfortable. Room was clean + quiet--w*o window, so easy to sleep-in late (dark). Rooms would be cleaned when requested. Staff friendly, very helpful: public area friendly + open. Hot*Cold water dispenser: able to refill water bottle and also 'cook' ramen if desired.... More 

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