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Borneo Backpackers

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   No.24 Lorong Dewan, Kota Kinabalu 88801, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Backpackers can be quite hard to review at times but all i want is something clean and helpful and they're pretty good, so no complaints. Good location and friendly staff, with some helpful information around the place. Aircon in the private double which is nice although walls a little thin.

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Manila, Philippines
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to different hostels in Southeast Asia but what I like most about this hotel is its homey feel - not only because structure-wise, it looks like a home converted into a hostel. More importantly, it offers most items that backpacker traveler may be using at home but that which they do not usually bring when they travel,... More

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Angeles City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Every time when I make my Visa-Run from the Philippines, I go to Borneo Backpacker. It's in the middle of the town, close to the Market and has a good Coffeehouse beneath.The People working there are very friendly! The Rooms are cheap and Clean. Internet available, free Breakfast.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

check in for 15 minutes and realize bed bugs here and there they refund my money and check in to other hostels please closed 1-2 days read all reviews and start working out the place ! when i check in to other hostels meet few people check out the same place i was and said the same problem BEDBUGS!

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Kuala Lumpur
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128 reviews 128 reviews
28 hotel reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Didn't have any problems getting here as the taxi driver from the airport knew exactly where it is. There is a café, Borneo 1945, downstairs which is the first thing you'll notice when you arrive, but the door to the hostel itself is on the side facing the main road and the hostel is actually on the first floor. I'd... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

TV available for watching the world cup though i m not a football fans very clean washroom reasonably priced don't expect too much for breakfast- only some white breads and drinks close to the main street but not very noisy at night can reach major restaurants, shopping malls, markets within 5-10 mins

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port Klang
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10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Staying here for 1+2nights. The place is cosy, with clean sheets, bath & toilet. Simple breakfast prepared. Good space for mingling with people. Feels like home. Downstairs got kopitiam outlet but a bit pricey. You can walk around the town for better food. The entrance has security auto lock and guests will be given password. Much safer I guess.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We only stay for one night, price is cheap, the staff is friendly, accommodation is complete for backpackers travellers, wifi is good, breakfast is simple, room is acceptable, walking distance to nearby places. overall am satisfied customer.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

2nd time to stay here. Great location, room clean, staff friendly with cheap price which include simple breakfast.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Having left Singapore I was looking forward to arriving in Borneo and enjoying the nature....did not expect the wake up my first morning having been eaten alive by bed bugs. (Not quite the nature I was thinking of) I was covered. I had to go and fork out over 50RM for medication and creams in order to relieve the itch!... More

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BB_Administrator, Marketing Communications at Borneo Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Jodie, Thank you for writing to us, it is very much appreciated.We are sorry to heard about your experience. After receiving your comment during your stay, the team has immediately did thorough cleaning and steaming of mattress. There is no report of bites for the next check-in guest. Unfortunately that we have little control over bugs, however please be... More

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Address: No.24 Lorong Dewan, Kota Kinabalu 88801, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Borneo Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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