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Backpacker's Stay

23 Carpenter Street,, Kuching 93100, Malaysia
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Ranked #18 of 52 Specialty Lodging in Kuching
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A decent place to stay, the dorm-typed is RM20/night, clean & soft bunk beds of 6. Place is tidy. Only the breakfast needs a little improvement, wish there is running water in the toilets (there's pile though, but that's ok), & the downstair's bathrooms' hot showers are non-adjustable which burns my skin one time. And in order for you to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Place is very close to old courthouse,definitely basic ( a bed and a air-cond ) but free toast with coffee every morning. But the place is clean and the fella was definitely friendly. Just ask if you need anything and they will definitely try to help. But bed is a bit too soft sometimes even dented. There is a 24... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Backpacker Stay is a Clean and Friendly place to stay. The reason I left is bcz the bed was too soft. The staff are quite friendly and helpful-- he told me "all the beds are soft," and even gave me suggestions of other places to look ! "Breakfast" is typical for Malaysia: bread (toast), margarine, jam, tea, and instant coffee.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Totally in love with this hostel. Very clean and strategic place nearby to every hotspots in Kuching. Got high speed wifi 5mb also. You can also have cheap breakfast here as breads, fruit jams, butter, coffee, tea are provided too. The toilets are also clean except some of the shower heads need to be replaced. Highly recommended for backpackers or... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Yes I am shocked to know that Backpacker's Stay will only allow foreigners to check-in. If the management's hospitality are only for foreigners then they be sure to put 'foreigners only' at their door before anyone knocks to their door. I live in peninsular of Malaysia and did not expected such treatment in this hostel, shame!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I was staying in a private room at Backpacker’s Stay, which was virtually empty my last night there. I went to watch a football match telling the lone staff at the front desk what I was doing on my way out. Before locking my room door to leave, I pulled money out of my pack and zipped it shut. When... More 

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Ampang, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I came to kuching to attend my college housemate's wedding...so I've spent 2 nights in this budget hotel for rm100 for a standard double room (rm50/night)... 1st of all, very strategic location.just few minutes walk to waterfront. 2ndly, clean room, comfortable and really affordable... Bathroom and toilet are sharing basis...wifi works well... sure will come again next time... highly recommended... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed our six days here, good price for a private room and shared bathroom, with the bathrooms always being clean. Beds were comfy and clean too. The staff here are really friendly, especially the guy with the long hair, always friendly and helpful! This place was also super quiet, not a peep, perhaps it was low season but it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Really Nice staff, friendly, always giving us good advice. Good price for good hostel with air conditionning. The common room are always clean and the best laksa soup is served just ahead ! Maybe just too much noise on friday night due To this food court...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This place is cheap and strategically located, 1 staff member on reception with long hair is very friendly otherwise other staff-especially cleaners-are pretty miserable and cleaners do a lot of sitting around whilst the toilets need a good clean. Only 1 shower has hot water and the internet connection is unreliable but most of all, you will not sleep well... More 

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