A friend & I stayed here the other day & we had a pleasant enough time. The guest house is in a good area with lots of dining & shops around. The room was quite small but big just big enough to get both our packs in there so it wasn't a major issue. The staff are not unfriendly, just indifferent for the most part. They don't chat or show you around, you pay, get your key & find your own way. Do NOT book any tours with the "tour desk" the guy has half of an idea whats going on at best & the prices are exhorbitant! If you want to do anything in sandakan especially just book when you get there! As a side note, Borneo Backpackers across the street has a fantastic breakfast & Borneo white coffee, try it out :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Started by 2 pairs of couple... Victor Suan and Josephen.. and Petronella Suan and Nenad Zrnic... together this Lodge happen and the birth of this Lodge was then named .. Bunibon .. a combination of Nick Names of Vic and Jo's children.. Bubu Nia and Bonbon.. this idea was from Nenad. Bunibon Lodge is located right in the heart of Kota Kinabalu City (on the Island of Borneo, Sabah, Malaysia). It is surrounded by other backpackers lodge, automatically puts it in the backpackers lodging "HOTSPOT" A stone throw away is the famous Atkinson Clock Tower. Built in 1903, this all-wood, no-nails structure was built in memory of Francis George Atkinson, the First District Officer of Jesselton during the British North Borneo Chartered Company Administration, who had succumbed to a tropical disease at the young age of 28. While staying in Kota Kinabalu City, a short hike to Signal Hill is not to be missed. It gives you the best view of Kota Kinabalu City. Photos of sunsets and Bright lights in the night often comes out splendid. If you are somebody who is in touch with nature, Jesselton Point which is 10 minutes walk away offers you boat services to go our nearby islands, mainly Gaya, Sapi, Manukan and Mamutik. It would only take about 10 minutes to reach any of these islands.Bunibon lodge not only accommodate you with affordable price but we also provide you with transportation and guidance to assist you during your stay in Kota Kinabalu City. Feel free to liase with our receptionist for car rental or tours.All rooms are fully air-conditioned, we basically have dorm and private room. Come and stay with us!! Luxury in a small scale... :) ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bunibon Lodge Kota Kinabalu, Sabah