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Borneo Seahare Guesthouse

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One Wayang Street | Leboh Wayang, Kuching 93100, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay at the Seahare. It's definitely laid back to the max. The vibe is young and reminded me more of my uni days with shared accommodation and people everywhere. We stayed in a private room upstairs (very steep stairs). The room and bathroom were clean and more than adequate for our needs. The best bit of... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Friendly owner ,comfortable rooms , at affordable price its near to river and hang out kuching bars ,restaurants,and coffee shops...... Defiantly place to stay at.and defiantly place I'll be back at .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I walked into the place from the street just because it looked nice. I really enjoyed my two night stay. It is very clean and the atmosphere is great. One feels at home there. Great common area. Thank you :) .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Though it wasn't busy season, I had a great stay here. Calum and Georgie were awesome hosts and were able to help me out with whatever I needed - food, travel plans, transport, and everything in between! They even took us out to dinner a few times and taught me how to beat them at the card game version of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

I initially booked 2 nights here but ended up staying for 7 nights! The owner Ben is very helpful when looking for things to do with a good knowledge of the local area and ideas on how to make the most of your time in kuching, at the time they had a couple of volunteers helping out and they were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We stumbled upon Borneo Seahare after enquiring about the bike tours downstairs(which I would also highly recommend.) We saw there was a guesthouse upstairs, and the interesting decor drew us in. It didn't stop at the stairs.This guesthouse is like nothing I have come across on my travels, with beanbags and sofas, to lampshades made out of pliers. It was... More 

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borneoseahare, Owner at Borneo Seahare Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi daisymullins! Thank you for the candid reveiw! It always means the world to us when people decide to extend their stay, be it a week or a month! as it shows us that people genuinely do feel "at home" at our place, which is exactly how we want people to feel..! It was a great pleassure to meet you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I booked just one night at Seahare hostel, but stayed 10 days! It's such a relaxing and friendly vibe, it feels like home. The commmon area is like one big living room with a nice couch and a bunch of DVD's. Best place to meet new people. The location is great, in the neighborhood of the busstops, a lot of... More 

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borneoseahare, Owner at Borneo Seahare Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi there! Thanks so much for the awesome review, we are very glad you enjoyed your time at the hostel as well as kuching city its self, it was a great pleasure to meet you! All the best Ben & the team! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I've been backpacking around Southeast Asia for almost 8 months now. Borneo Seahare is in my top three hostels for the entire Southeast Asian region. The laid-back atmosphere mixed with the owner, Ben's wonderfully eclectic and artistic decor made me instantly feel comfortable and welcome. The lounge, a set of cozy couches and beanbags sat in front of a TV/DVD... More 

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borneoseahare, Owner at Borneo Seahare Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi Benjamin S Thank you for the wonderful review and your kind words, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and its always a great honor when people decide to extend their stay as you did. It was a great pleasure to meet you and get to know you. All the best with the rest of your... More 

Newcastle, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Pleasantly impressed by the relaxed atmosphere of this hostel which is in a nice old building full of character. It used to be an old electrical shop and artefacts are still dotted about the place. The hostel was always nice and clean and the showers were powerful and hot. The kitchen is small and is really only a toaster, a... More 

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borneoseahare, Owner at Borneo Seahare Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi Scook84 Thank you for your review, we are glad that you found our hostel a nice laid back place to stay this is the type of eviroment that we find our guests enjoy. Your feed back and comments mean the world to us to help us improve the quality of yours and others stay in our hostel, (especially as... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Lovely staff who are helpful and social. Clean through out and free breakfast. I ended up staying longer cos of the general atmosphere and social feel about the place. The location is excellent and the owner seemed happy to sit down with a beer and share local knowledge.

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borneoseahare, Owner at Borneo Seahare Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi Nunskateer! Thanks for the great review, We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay here with us and its always a great honour when people decide to extend their stay, we are always trying to improve our hostel to give our guest the best experience whilst staying with us here in kuching. Thanks once again and all the... More 

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