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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Gaya lodge was the worst place my wife and I stayed over a month in Malaysia and Indonesia. The staff on reception were inattentive and unable to provide tourist advice when we requested their help. The breakfast is awful thin pieces of toast. The lounge area was musty and lacking the cool open space that one wants when trying to... More 

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Odessa, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Lodge is located in the centre of the city, 10 minutes walk from Philippino night market. The place is quite enough. All the furniture in the room was old and dirty, but everything was working. Breakfast is just toasts and jam. The staff is very friendly.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

The room gave a dirty impression. The sheets had a funky smell as did the towel. Stains on walls, sheets and towels. The common area is not cosy at all. There is an old lady staying/living in the hostel. We left the hotel after 1 night. If you are really tight on budget maybe this is a fit for you.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

The location of this lodge is very good, sorrounded by many restaurants, Chinese mainly serving the delicious Bak ku teh soup, a must try. WiFi is slow, our shower had no pressure and because we are checking out the next morning we didn't give them a chance to fix it. TV only 3 local chanels none in English. The rest... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Centrally located in Kota Kinabalu. Very clean room with an AC. The shower/bathroom was great and clean. The beds unfortunately were very squeaky and uncomfortable to sleep on. The staff were not at all friendly and didn't help us with anything.

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Groningen Province, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Everything, bad smelly room, dirty sheets and blanket, no cleaning the 4 days that i was there. Breakfast very very basic, you must make it yourself and clean the cup and plate. That would be no problem but I paid to much for this room.. Bad connection of wifi, the young boy or girl did not help you with anything... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Stayed in a double room. Room is small and decor is a bit simple and outdated, but you get what you pay for. Bathroom was clean and towels were provided. Aircon was a nice to have! Room can be quite noisy. Breakfast was quite basic (toast + jam) Location is great, closed to the centre

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in a double bed room. The room was small but functional, air-con worked well, and the bathroom was roughly clean. The self-helped breakfast was jam on toast - we preferred heading out for a more traditional meal at one of the many local street restaurants. The location of the place is great, which was a definite plus.

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Thank Tina U
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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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Thank Nicolas R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

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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