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A & J Budget Hotel

No.8, Tingkat 1,2 &3, Block M | Sinsuran Complex Jalan 19,, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
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Ranked #84 of 97 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Bontoc, Philippines
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17 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Smelly.... The bed sheets are dirty.... The whole hotel is in chaos... Even if it's cheap, I won't recommend. Even if it's close to the Philippine and Handicraft Markets, I won't advice you to come. Even if you are in a tight budget, I will say no.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Pros: - good location (near food stalls, night market, malls) - cheap - hot shower (once you figure it out) - working aircon (but dirty) Cons: - lack of support from hotel management - smelly and unclean (hotel entrance, room, linens) - broken cabinet, leaking sink, bathroom door had no knob If you only need a place to sleep in... More 

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Jaipur, India
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This hostel is not only unclean and its staff unfriendly, it is not safe! I was unknowingly followed to my room by a man who walked straight past the check-in desk. As soon as I unlocked my door he tried to charge in past me. I threw him out and slammed the door but he remained standing out there calling... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Found this hotel on the Internet and we, 4 persons, stayed for 2 nights here. So here's my pros and cons. Pros : Towel provided, Close to Handicraft Market, Philippines Market by walking distance, Cheap (obviously), Air conditioning, Water heater for morning traveller, Free WiFi! Cons : Dirty room, Smelly bed (tough time to sleep), Small room, Cabinet need to... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This place is very much in the budget bracket. We are not too fazed by this and our family room was what we expected for 80 ringgit a night. The air con worked and a TV in the room. All good so far. However, on our 3rd and final night here the bedbugs hit us with a vengeance. The kids... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

For this price is perfect. Cheap like cheap. LOCATION , LOCATION , LOCATION IS GREAT!!! The stuffs and manager - PETER is very helpful all the time. He will take care of everything what you need it!!! I will come back there again! Arkadiusz.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had a terrible experience. The room was not clean up. The rubbish are everywhere. No towels provided till we asked for it. Water heater not functioning. It could be too hot and it's looking very old type. I would not recommend this hotel to a family vacation.

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Manila, Philippines
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

When we arrived at the hotel, they didn't have the booked room for us that we booked online so they gave us another room for 10 RM plus. On the next day we got the room that we booked but in this room we had bed bugs and the water heater was not working!!! So we had bed bug bites... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I found this BUDGET hotel MUCH better than some of the budget hotels I have stayed in. The place looks a bit Budget from the outside and the stairs up to both the reception and the rooms. The Noise from the surrounding streets is off putting however...... Once you enter your room the noise is gone the rooms are a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I stayed here for three nights in a double room. Everything in my room was old and dirty. There were two leaking pipes in my en suite bathroom which dripped relentlessly. There was also a hole to the ceiling in my bathroom. The walls were cracked and the window looked like it had never even heard of cleanliness. The room... More 

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