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Lucy Homestay

Lot No.25, Lorong Dewan, Australia Place, Kota Kinabalu 88000 , Malaysia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Brno, Czech Republic
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lucy has been running this place for over 20 years and makes you feel more like a guest than customer. Nothing fancy - shared bathrooms and no aircon, but also free wifi, a communal kitchen/living room and a cozy library. A curfew at midnight, so if you want to party, better make it extra late (as in: come back in... More 

Thank Wictor147
Galway, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here with my boyfriend after it being suggested to us by a fellow traveler. Maybe it was because we were tired after traveling from Singapore that day but Lucy's just didn't do it for us. We stayed in a double room with shared bathroom and it cost 62ringgit. The room was off the kitchen and living area and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Lucy's became by base whilst traveling around Sabah. It's not a hostel, it's a homestay, so some rules have to be followed. There's a curfew time at 12am, so I don't think it's suitable for young people who just want to go out and get hammered till late. Staying at Lucy's is like staying at home. She's like a mum... More 

Thank CintiaRezende
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

I don't get the idea of Lucy offering the rooms only for foreign tourists. I don't know whether she don't consider local tourists as tourist or she don't think we can pay. When my friend and I went to Lucy to book a room (we did not do any early booking but upon or arrival we were informed that there... More 

Thank Siva_Kash
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Lucy has one of the best home-stays in Asia, she helps with tips in the region and is really friendly. This homestay is perfect for those who want to explore Kota Kinabalu and the districts around, for a couple of days or as a hub. We had a great time!!

Thank Joost C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I stayed for a night in Lucy's Homestay and I was satisfied with all the effort Lucy & Shaun had given me. They are accommodating and helpful in any way. The place is located at the heart of the city. Clean, comfortable bed and cheapest price in KK City.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We only stayed here one night in the dorm after I got bitten by many different insects and bugs in my bed. The dorm was very small and very hot during the night and also the bathrooms looked like they haven't been cleaned in a long time. However, the library room and the breakfast was nice, but I would not... More 

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Heteren, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I stayed here last year as well and I came back to climb Mt kinabalu. I love this place!!!!! Very clean, lovely Cats ( Tom & Kitty), books, breakfast, all information you want/need to continue your travels! I stayed 14 days with days in between. I felt like home and was happy to be there! I will miss you Lucy... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Reading some of the reviews I get where miat of them a re coming from. Personally I had a negative impression of her upon check in. After explaining her rules and we agreeing on it then she showed us around. Cosy place, you pay for what you get. No aircon but there's alot of information about travelling in Sabah there.... More 

2 Thank Muhammad J
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We really loved it at Lucy's. She is such a nice person and we had a really great time with her and the other guests. Some more information about the hostel: - 2 Bathrooms with cold shower - 2 clean Toilets - 2 dormrooms (and i think 1 more room for single travellers) - possibility to cook yourself - really... More 

1 Thank SunnyInSun
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