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Borneo Backpackers

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   No.24 Lorong Dewan, Kota Kinabalu 88801, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a decent stay with Borneo Backpackers while I was doing my Open Water Diving License. Why you'd want to stay here would be for the convenient location - it's within the city centre, so it's a hop away from several banks, convenience stores, and good eateries. It's also right in front of the two trails leading up to Signal... More

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BB_Management, Manager at Borneo Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you had a good experience here. Over the next couple of months we are going through upgrades and renovations. We want to turn that word "simple" into "excellent!" One of the measures taken will be getting Neu-Neu, our cat, up with the times and taking selfies. Again, thanks for your... More

London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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BB_Management, Manager at Borneo Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Brad! We are glad you had a good time here. We are upgrading the hostel over the next couple of months, so when you make your way back to Borneo in the future, we hope to see you here! Take care and thanks again! More

Manila, Philippines
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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BB_Management, Manager at Borneo Backpackers, responded to this review

Teng, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so happy you felt comfortable with us, and enjoyed your stay here at Borneo Backpackers! We are going through some upgrades and renovations, involving downstairs, in the next couple of months. We hope you will make a trip back to Borneo and see for yourself! One thing that for sure isn't... More

Angeles City, Philippines
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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BB_Management, Manager at Borneo Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and yes, we couldn't agree more with the bed bug situation. Borneo Backpackers is under new ownership and the first thing we did was straighten out this issue. Room cleanliness is of the upmost importance to us, we do not want our guests feeling uncomfortable here. We steam clean our mattresses everyday, after each check... More

Kuala Lumpur
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128 reviews 128 reviews
28 hotel reviews
173 helpful votes 173 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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3 hotel reviews
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
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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8 hotel reviews
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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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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