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Borneo Backpackers

No.24 Lorong Dewan, Kota Kinabalu 88801, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Very hospitable owner, basic and clean beds with shared toilets. Love the book exchange corner. Breakfast provided every morning but nearby has very good places to eat as well all day long. Safe place and quite a few hipster cafes were around. Just a little noisy when groups of students stay over.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We arrived at around past midnight and travelled straight to the location. Luckily, the taxi drivers know where BB is. We kept ringing the doorbell but there was no one. After some time (and endless pressing of the button) we were let in. Apparently, there was misunderstanding upon the email conversation we had. We should have cleared with them that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I love the Cleanest which the toilet is suprb clean,the bed was steamed with time table record beside the bed,I love the Service cafe stay restaurant is provided at the lobby ,The stuff look pretty and handsome

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Stayed for one night and got out as soon as we could in the morning! Huge cockroaches! No bread or things to make breakfast, couldn't work the toaster and when asked staff they were unhelpful and rude! They only positive is the guy on reception gave us some good information about getting a bus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We only stayed for one night. It's conveniently 30 minutes away from the airport but it depends on the traffic. Walking distance from nearby convenient stores, 10 minutes away from the night market and the Suria Sabah Mall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

Situated just far away enough from Jalan Gayer to be quiet at night but close enough to be a stones through from everything you need! The rooms and dorms are basic, and kept meticulously clean. The communal areas are perfect to meet others travellers and relax away from the crazy wonder that is KK. The restaurant serves a good selection... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I was given Room 12, on the floor where I had to take off my shoes. The nice receptionist did not mind when I carried my shoes with me to my room. It was single room. Nothing grand. Just a bed and a rack that was a little too far from my bed. Oh ya, and a dustbin. The bedsheet... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I was staying at the dormitory room and my first night was attacked by bed bugs. Receptionists are helpful enough to arrange another bed for me the next day. Everything is quite descent, good ambiance and it's at a strategic location. Cafe downstairs is a good chill out place with good waffles. Perhaps they should not turn off the light... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It's a decent place to stay. There's hot water and enough shower stalls. Will be great to improve on cleanliness of the bathrooms too. Rented a dorm of 10 beds. I only wish they are more power points to charge our phones and gadgets, I only saw 2 power outlets in the room. Bed and blanket kept me warm at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

i stay for 1 night at borneo backpacker on 26th March 2015. i choose twin sharing room where bed same as dormitory but with privacy. the bed is nice, same goes to the staff especially the beautiful tour agent there! haha! very friendly. The price is RM35 for dorm and twin sharing RM80 inclusive breakfast. the location is strategic and... More 

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