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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
    2.5 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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 

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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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

It's basic but clean and comfortable. The location is safe and well situated around the bus station and city. I would say that anyone who wants to go party and drink, don't stay here. If you're more interested in restaurants and sightseeing, it'll suit you

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Lucy was nice and gave me ginger tea. The price for a dorm was okay. The beds don't come with a blanket, you have to ask, but you don't really need one as the rooms are kinda warm. There's a couple of friendly cats. Small, pleasant, and clean environment. Nothing amazing, but adequate.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The stray cats led us to Lucy's. Our first impression of Lucy was friendly and accommodating but boy were we wrong. Six hours after arrival we found bed bug larvae on the mattress and full grown BED BUGS between the mattresses. After politely and discretely pulling her aside she proceeded to jump to the defense, accusing US of putting them... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Excellent hostel, great hospitality. Lucy is like a mom, the place is very clean. Great base for going to Mt kinabalu. Good price. No entrance after 00h00............................. ................................................................................................................................................. 1

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

For me Lucy is God-sent. That makes the character of the place. It's close to downtown and clean and tidy. It may not suit all, but for me, it was great. Curfew can be negotiated, but Lucy has to sleep too. Lucy is a lot of fun. For those complainants, sorry you had bad impressions. I keep going back each... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

You will probably have found this place because Borneo Backpackers is full or you are unfortunate to have prebooked a room. If you are looking for a place to stay there is much better around KK. Staff are incredibly rude and unwelcoming, asking for the smallest thing is a chore. Make sure you don't step foot in the place with... More 

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