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Downbelow Adventure Lodge

KK Times Square 2nd Floor, Lot 33, Block F, Kota Kinabalu 88100 Malaysia
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#5 of 252 Specialty lodging in Kota Kinabalu
Downbelow Eco Lodge is based in KK Times Square and offers air-conditioned twin or family rooms with private bathrooms and a unique style of dormitory room with communal bathrooms. The "home from home" style accommodation is ideal for those people wishing to combine basic clean, secure comfort at an affordable price. Clients enjoy a communal lounge area with FREE WiFi and satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities.
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Kyra S wrote a review Mar 2020
Palm Beach, Australia2 contributions
My 3 18+ year old kids and I stayed at Downbelow Adventure Lodge in February. It was a little tricky to find when we arrived in the middle of the night, but fortunately there were cafes open 24/7 downstairs to be able to help us find it. We found the lodge clean and friendly. Cora and Chris were always there to help us with a smile and make sure we had everything we needed. The showers were clean and the room was cool and quiet. We had a fabulous stay, thank you.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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waggi wrote a review Feb 2020
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom37 contributions19 helpful votes
Comfortable rooms as well as dorms, staff here cannot do enough for you, as much tea and coffee as you can drink, all free, you pay next to nothing to stay here, but it’s better than some very expensive hotels I’ve stayed in, staff here 24/7 so feel totally at ease and safe, fantastic place to stay, we’ll positioned, and brilliant diving trips, treks up mount Kinabalu, safari trips into the jungle, all done from this one place, this was top of my bucket list, I’m so pleased to have visited Borneo, it’s amazing
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
billym748 wrote a review Nov 2019
Cardiff, United Kingdom5 contributions
Travelling on the island of Borneo for a month with last stop in KK with sole purpose of climbing Mount Kinabalu. Downbelow helped with seamless organisation and communication. I even decided to stay at their city centre lodge which is super clean with staff on the premises 24/7 and was picked up from the airport too. Lodge is ideally situated within easy walking distance of main KK waterfront as well as the numerous shops and restaurants in this thoroughly modern city. Would recommend this company not only for the ease of organisation but the friendly staff in the main office and at the lodge.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
PerthDiver72 wrote a review May 2019
Perth, Australia24 contributions15 helpful votes
Really nice clean room with very friendly and attentive staff. They even sourced us a baby cot and had it nicely set up in the room. Can't fault the place. Toilets and shower clean. Quite basic accommodation but certainly good value for money.
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Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from KKRichard, Owner at Downbelow Adventure Lodge
Responded Jul 10, 2019
Hello PerthDiver72, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We do our best to make your stay as enjoyable as possible and we do pride ourselves on the clean & comfortable accommodation run by our amazing team. Hope to welcome you back again one day. KR, Joanne & the Team
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Jian Ru Jenny J wrote a review Apr 2019
43 contributions10 helpful votes
Stayed here for a week while completing a dive course and climbing with Down below Adventures. Very clean and pleasant place to stay, staff is always present to help and knows your schedule well. The only thing that I have to pick on is the plumbing system, which seems to take a few tries to complete or has residual smell.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from KKRichard, Owner at Downbelow Adventure Lodge
Responded Jul 10, 2019
Hi thanks so much for your review. We designed the lodge to be homely, super clean & safe, glad you enjoyed it. We have sorted out the plumbing problem, thanks for highlighting that. Hope to welcome you back again soon !
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MalaysiaSabahWest Coast DivisionKota Kinabalu DistrictKota Kinabalu
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Frequently Asked Questions about Downbelow Adventure Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Downbelow Adventure Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Imago Shopping Mall (0.1 miles), Sullys Bar (0.06 miles), and Escapee (0.1 miles).
What are some restaurants close to Downbelow Adventure Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include SOULed OUT Kota Kinabalu, Camaca, and Vino Vino Bistro.
Does Downbelow Adventure Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Downbelow Adventure Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Downbelow Adventure Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Kota Kinabalu.
Are there any historical sites close to Downbelow Adventure Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Monsopiad Cultural Village (5.7 miles).