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Sensi Backpackers Hostel

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Gaya Street, Lot No 103, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014
icasuki Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Despite the ambiance that really great in asian theme . It is know that we pay was worthed ! Staff is so kind . And space for shower and toilet was very comfortable . So cleean and do not worry anything much . You feel more than at home . Only i start feeling itchy and start scratching and have... More

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Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

When i entered (after arriving) the room, a girl complaint about a rash on her legs which was itching. That made me start investigate my own bed. I found a bed bug. I confronted the lady. The only response i got was "did you go to the jungle" and "i will check later". I was just five minutes in the... More

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Oakland, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Well everything about the hostel is great except for the fact that I got bed bugs, I think in room 99. So, yeah, that ruined it for me. Otherwise, I would have given this hostel an awesome review. The rooms are nice, they come with lockers. There isn't much space for hanging out other than in the kitchen, which is... More

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Kununurra, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

Small and cozy hostel thats clean and comfortable. It has great wifi, security and is well located. A ten minute walk from the markets, fifteen from the harbour to go island hopping (recommended!) and a big supermarket within 5 min. walk. Nice, helpful staff who speak English well. We loved Sensi.

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Jonkoping County, Sweden
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in room 99 one night in the beginning of April. Everything looked nice and clean from the beginning but when I just was about to go to sleep, I saw a bed bug crawling on my pillow. Went down to the reception and they said they were sorry and I got a new bed mattress and pillow but did... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Stayed there for 2 days last February, first impression was the place was clean and quite cozy. Room, common area, toilet was in good condition. Staff was very helpful on our queries especially when we had to do the arrangements for our Mt. Kinabalu climb, they're also trustworthy as we left some valuables to them since we won't be needing... More

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Kuching, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Nice place to stay. Stayed in a single room enough for four pax for RM120 a night. Close to cafe and eating place. If you like indian food, located just next door and a pharmacy just across the street.

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Koudekerk aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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105 reviews 105 reviews
82 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We didn't stay as when we arrived with our booking.com booking ready we were told the place was overbooked and they didn't know about the booking done 2-3 days before. The lady at reception seemed clueless what to do and just kept saying there is no space. After getting the owner on the phone she apologised and we were offered... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I stayed in Sensi hostel for a week in May with my mum and sister. Honestly, the best and most beautiful hostel i ever stayed. Very clean - thanks to few ladies working there, always keeping place clean and tidy. Never had any issues. Staff very helpful, nice and smiling. I think the owner should really take care of them... More

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13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic stay at Sensi - we walked in off the street and were lucky to find they had one room free. Room was spacious with a bunk bed and a double bed. Sheets and towels spotless and fresh. Shared bathroom facilities very clean and good hot shower! Kitchen area very nice with free tea/coffee. Compared to another hostel in kk... More

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Address: Gaya Street, Lot No 103, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
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Hotel Class:2 star — Sensi Backpackers Hostel 2*
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