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“it should not be called a backpacker (friendly) hostel” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Lucy Homestay

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Lucy Homestay
Lot No.25, Lorong Dewan, Australia Place, Kota Kinabalu 88000 , Malaysia   |  
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“it should not be called a backpacker (friendly) hostel”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2011

curfew at midnight(!!!) and basically being told to be quiet-or go outside-while talking to other travellers at 7pm doesn't make this place really friendly

Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Losheim am See, Germany
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2011

the lodge is not bad, but there is no aircon and it is sometimes a little bit noisy at night. the breakfast is allright but the curfew at midnight really sucks. but it is an interesting place to stay due to its special character. all in all there are better rooms for the same price in kk. the balcony is pretty nice.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2011

Liked: homey feel, located in city proper near Sunday market and numerous bars, shops and restaurants - everything is walkable, breakfast is included, free Wifi with good connection
Disliked/could be disliked: 1 flight of stairs to get to the place, quite noisy because of traffic, midnight curfew (we loved this), toilets and showers (cold) are shared (there are no en-suite rooms)
Dorm = RM20 pp incl breakfast, Double = RM50 for the room incl breakfast
Lucy is very talkative, knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Her son not so talkative but he does know everything as well.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Lucy Homestay

Address: Lot No.25, Lorong Dewan, Australia Place, Kota Kinabalu 88000 , Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
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Ranked #38 of 70 Specialty lodging in Kota Kinabalu
Also Known As:
Lucy Homestay Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Lucy Homestay Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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