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Borneo Backpackers

No.24 Lorong Dewan, Kota Kinabalu 88801, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Vusit it last year.when hiking to mt kinabalu and tried scuba in kk.with rm 50+ a night for ac single room, you cant really go that wrong. If I want to pick on something, I will say you can really feel the bed boards when you lie down, the mattresses are really that thin. Otherwise, its a backpacker's lodge. I... More 

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

BED BUGS, BED BUGS, HUGEEEE BED BUGS. I stayed in 2 rooms, number 6 and number 7. When I arrived to the room number 6, I was taking a rest in my bed, when I felt a huge insect in my leg, wad a very big bed bug, I thought that was a little cockroach brown, but in the hostel... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Bed bugs ate me during the night , and get to suffer the week after from those transplant creatures . couldnt sleep due trying to catch all those invaders . i didnt complain to them directly cause it was over the mid night and that my body , my bag all was encountered by hungry lices .| horrifying experiment |... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

awesome place to stay!! friendly staff, aesthetic and delicious restaurant, clean rooms and showers. breakfast is basic, but fridge and hot water provided to upgrade on your own. wifi excellent. when i wanted to book online for the two times i stayed there the usual online wensites said its fully booked, but when i went personally i always got a... More 

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Baguio, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Cheap and nice backpackers lodge. Staff were very accommodating and were helpful with our needs. Location is very close to signal hill, Atkinson clock tower and a few hundred meters away from Jesselton port. They serve light american breakfast, but the lodge has a cafe on the first floor and is close to a few cafes and restaurant in case... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the best hostel we've stayed at in Malaysia and we've stayed at many. What we liked most about it is how clean it was. Every day they're cleaning for like the whole afternoon. The hostel is good located. Shopping centres, places to eat, market, sea...everything is really close.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We arrived late due to a delay in our flight, but the owner was ready waiting for us to let us in. She signed us in very quickly and showed us our room. We were given a large dorm right next to the bathroom (with working air con) and then left us on our own. I think we stayed here... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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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