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“A few minutes walk from eateries, Bus stop is less than 5 minutes walk.” 3 of 5 stars
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Saramo Hostel
Lot 183, 2nd floor, Abel road, Kuching 93150, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #30 of 41 Specialty lodging in Kuching
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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“A few minutes walk from eateries, Bus stop is less than 5 minutes walk.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

We’ve booked the place earlier and it’s actually pretty decent. A queen size bed, with another mattress, they have a pantry, a lounge area (which is also the lobby with TV) for people to hang out. Small room, but it fit 3 of us alright.

The hostel was slightly pricey at that period, because the whole Kuching’s accomodation was hiked up because of the Rainforest festival, so instead of RM 60 a night (queen size, bathroom attached), it was RM85 a night. So two nights for that would be RM 170/ 3 of us that’s about RM 56 for two nights, leaving it RM 28 a night. We couldn't complain either because the whole of Kuching was fully booked! The hotels there were hiked up to RM 300++ a night because of the festival, it’s insane!

We stayed just about a few minutes walk from eateries, with shopping malls at least 10-15 minutes walk, and just right behind our area was the Santubong River – those with river cruises.

Can't complain much, except that the bathroom leaked a few times when we were showering. The placement of the toilet / bathroom was quite odd I must say.

For moving around, we were blessed that our friend was around to bring us everywhere, but what I realised is that most of the hostels are situated around eateries and shops anyway, so it's better to choose a hostel that is situated just 10 - 15minutes walk from the City Centre. Bus stop is less than 5 minutes walk, but I can't say for this because we didn't use the buses here.

All in all, maybe if it was cheaper I would come back. If not it's just alright :)

Room Tip: Rooms on the inside are quieter. Away from the lounge area
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2010

We like to stay again here, the front desk staff was helpful and the location was very strategic. The room was clean, we have our breakfast with coffee and tea, the price was great for the value, Saramo hostel is the cheapest room in town, so of course we will like to suggest our friend to come and stay here.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Saramo Hostel

Address: Lot 183, 2nd floor, Abel road, Kuching 93150, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sarawak > Kuching
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Ranked #30 of 41 Specialty lodging in Kuching
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