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Borneo Backpackers

No.24 Lorong Dewan, Kota Kinabalu 88801, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

First of all, the building, common spaces and bathrooms are nice and clean for an okay price. It is only at night that the horror begins! We started to notice the bedbugs that came out to finds themselves some dinner. They were on the bed, walls and on the ceiling. Also spotted a cockroach running around the room. When we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

A great location - it's just at the back off the main street. 5 minutes walk to the sea front, or 5 minutes to the big posh mall with a cinema in it. There's a café and bar downstairs - really sociable but not too loud. It's was cheap so I stayed in a private room. There were two bunk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I stayed there for 4 nights. The room was very simple, but it was enough. AC was working fine, so was the WiFi. Hot shower available at any times. Simple breakfast included in the price. The localisation is great. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The only minus - many ants in the bathroom, as well as some in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We literally needed a room for 10 hours, it was perfect for that. Cheap, hot shower, Internet and they took us to the airport at 5am. Staff were for once genuinely interested in where you came from and where you were going.

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