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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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Rome, Italy
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
113 helpful votes 113 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
46 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I wouldn't go here. Beds were dirty (suspected bedbugs), a fan that sounded like a chopper, right next to busy roads and cats everywhere. Lucy booked all sorts of trips for me but was not very keen on it. Maybe it as the boring people but I hated it...

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12 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

I believe we have stayed in around 60 different hostels / hotels in SE Asia this year and never have we felt so uncomfortable in our accommodation. The place is ok for the money, very thin walls and only mesh at the top but the real problem in this place is with the staff. I say staff, we were amazed... 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 #30 of 75 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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