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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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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 via mobile

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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Thunder Bay
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
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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colorado
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8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

After reading some of the reviews, I can see where they are coming from. We just got back from Lucy's and while alot of the previous reviews are correct (lots of rules, curfew,no blanket even when asked for one, shushed for closing door loudly, and yes, she is definately ready to retire) we still loved it here. We enjoyed the... More 

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Its not easy finding a good and cheap place in kk. From what i saw, lucy was "the best". Well, least bad. Not the cheapest around the area as well. Curfew at midnight is a deal-breaker for me. My room was clean and large enough, but walls are thin. Lucy seemed very tired and a little grumpy. Not very welcoming.... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Despite the other reviews, we loved Lucy. Indeed, this place is not a party hostel and she has some rules, but mainly because she wants to make sure everyone can have a decent night of sleep. She helped us planning our 2day trip to Poring and mt Kinabalu Park (even while she offers a daytrip herself) and after our trip... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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38 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We found this place after wandering around for a bit and finding no one else had any vacancy. It seemed like it had a lot of character, cute, and would be good for a couple of nights. Upon arrival Lucy was very welcoming to us, introducing us to her two cats and seemed to be an accommodating host. That all... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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46 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This review is currently being written from the balcony at Lucy's Homestay where I have been banished along with 3 other travellers for talking inside at 5pm! Staying here was one of the most uncomfortable experiences of my 8 months of travel. At first glance it seems like a very homely little place run by a smiley Malay woman. As... More 

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Additional Information about Lucy Homestay

Address: Lot No.25, Lorong Dewan, Australia Place, Kota Kinabalu 88000 , Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 74 Specialty Lodging in Kota Kinabalu
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Lucy Homestay Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Lucy Homestay Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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