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Borneo Global Backpackers

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   No.29, Ground + 1st Floor, Karamunsing Godown | Jalan Karamunsing, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

It's not as if I don't agree with the negative reviews on this site, the Wi-Fi is a little shakey and the signal strength is not good at all. The beds are a little springy and the pillows are a little hard. Sure the blankets are big towels but I think once you look past that it's not too bad... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I guess we got what we deserved after paying so little for 1 night in this bunker. Room was tiny and dark. No window. Aircon made so much noise we had trouble sleeping. Wifi was not working in the room at all, so had to sit in the common room to get any connection. Had to pay for a towel.... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Maybe we were just unlucky with the rooms, as other people have mentioned that they had 'comfy beds', but we first stayed in the bunker (shared dorm) and the beds had no cushioning from the wire base, no air con, a window that wouldn't shut, and many insect bites... so after we came back from the trek we booked a... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

More personal experience can be read from my blog at : http://pinparadise.blogspot.com/2014/03/mount-kinabalu-borneo-malaysia.html My friends and I stayed in Borneo Global Backpacker whenever we drop by Kota Kinabalu. Accommodation was budget and nice. Quiet and not loud at night. Just what we need after a long day out exploring the city. Wifi and breakfast - FREE . Basic tea/coffee/jam/butter. There is... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

Booked the climb with them and stayed therefor 3 nights here. Nice staff, very good tour to the top of Mt Kinabalu. Double room with A/C, no windows, breakfast (toast, jam, tea, coffee) included, for 60RM. Shared bathroom with cold shower and no toilet tissue, not worth to mention. Linen and towel provided. You'll need at least 20-25 min to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Friendly accommodation with wifi. The bed is comfortable. Enough space for everything and for everyone. Room Rate good for two is 60MR. The reception area is so homey with comfortable couches and a desktop computer you can use.

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Johor Bahru District, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Went here for two nights. Its an ok place to crash if you're on a shuestring budget. If not - chose another place to stay. Friendly staff but not much more. You get what you pay for, and its kinda distant and far from anywhere you Wanna go. Breakfast was basic but ok.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This is a backpacker hostel, nothing more noon less. The low price is great and you get everything you need. The breakfast is toast with jam and coffe/tee he wifi works in the lobby. It takes 20 minutes to walk into city center.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

This hostel is slightly out of town. First i will mention the negatives: broken sink in one of thr mens toilets and no toilet paper. Extremely hot rooms, even with the fan on. Thankgoodness i was sleeping in that room alone because it was a furnace. Beds were clean, but some beds have slightly collapsed bases. The good points: Soooo... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Hostel is close to the airport. Taxi from airport to hostel is usually 30RM, 45RM at night or early in the morning. Hostel is OK, small rooms, usually without any window. Everything was quite clean and safe. Taxi to downtown is from 10RM to 15RM. Staff is friendly and helpful if you ask them. They are able to provide taxi... More

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Address: No.29, Ground + 1st Floor, Karamunsing Godown | Jalan Karamunsing, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
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Hotel Class:2 star — Borneo Global Backpackers 2*
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