This place was great for us. The owners collected us from the airport, got us all sorted, sat us down with a map and gave us so much information, it was fantastic.
It is a flat up 2 sets of stairs and there are 3 rooms, but we were the only guests the entire time. You can't just 'walk-in' here because they have jobs and sort of 'rent' this out on the side as and when people book. But the beauty of that is, we had a whole flat to ourselves and they had free bottled water, breakfast, all sorts of tea/coffee in the cupboards and said to help ourselves to anything.
It was really nice to see how trusting they were, so I hope no one takes advantage of this. Theres a computer for you to use, you just make a note of what you use and add it on the bill.
They also had a cupboard with all the clean linen in and said there was spares if we needed anything.
I think we stayed for 4 nights and we only saw them once again before we left. We settled the bill with them then because I don't really like just leaving money on the side.
The only downside would have to be the noise- it backs onto a school, and everyday we were there they were in school (VERY EARLY, INCLUDING WEEKENDS!?!?!) making a lot of noise. The playground is right there. Wesley explained in Malaysia their kids have silly-long school hours and it's 6 days a week- that's probably where the UK is going wrong ;) ! But still, I have to admit it woke us up, but we're light sleepers. I'd still go back though!
The location was great also- right by a supermarket and I guess the 'heart' of Kuching. the cinema was nearby too and we saw a couple movies for a treat! :)
So if you're a couple or a group of backpackers who are going together, then this is for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- CITY CENTRE WATERFRONT LOCATION, ALL ROOMS FULLY AIR CONDITIONED, OUTDOOR DECKING/POND AREA, FREE WIFI, CHEAP BEER FOR SALE, BIKE RENTAL AND TOURS AVAILABLE Situated in the heart of Kuching city, Borneo Seahare Guesthouse offers clean, comfortable accommodation at affordable prices. Borneo Seahare Guesthouse is a family-operated backpackers' hostel which offers a communal environment in which to socialise with fellow backpackers, and discover the uniqueness of Kuching, whilst also promoting a responsible exploration of our natural surroundings through adventures and tours. Our hostel is clean, comfortable and secure; however we do not impose tough rules on our guests, and simply request that they treat one another with courtesy and respect.We love Kuching, and want our guests to love it too, which is why our staff can often be found chatting (and occasionally drinking!) With them and advising them on the best places to eat, drink, party or relax. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Borneo Seahare Guesthouse Kuching, Sarawak