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Borneo Backpackers

No.24 Lorong Dewan, Kota Kinabalu 88801, Malaysia
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Near airport. Many restraunts near by. surya sabah mall near by. prime city area, more tourists. Cleanliness is taken care of. Hostel staff are friendly. You can get cabs to anywhere from there. All is all, a backpackers best choice for KK.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Really lovely place with friendly staff. Nice to be able to walk around with no shoes on and the floor is always so clean as are the toilets and showers! They are constantly cleaning or hoovering, so nice to see so much pride in a backpacker place! Free tea and coffee available all day which was a nice addition as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Our team 4 ppl stayed at a quad room on second floor. I have to remind that the street outside is a bit noisy even at mid-night. But I don't think it is a big problem if you play hard and feel tired. Bathroom and toilet are clean. The breakfast is quite basic and I suggest you eat out unless... More 

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