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Hamburg, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2016

It is a hostel with very poor service and it is not worth paying 23 RM per night for the dorm. The staff is unfriendly and unpolite. We stayed here for 4 days in the dorm for 6 people and it was acceptable as long as we had the small room for ourselves. But as soon as more people came... More 

Thank jojoruber
1 review
Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

The room was cleaned. The overall service were quite good. The receptionists are friendly. They even gave us a very warm welcome. If you need anything, they will try their best in providing their guest a good service. I was touched when the "taukey" itself sent us to the terminal bus when there's no taxi. Thank you for the hospitality!... More 

Thank Cristalcie J
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed December 3, 2015

The hostel is run by a very nice couple. Angel is super nice and very lovely. She helped us arrange our flights after experiencing problems. The hostel is very basic and if you are a backpacker, low budget, and just looking for the basics (as a backpacker should, otherwise go book a 5star hotel) then this is the place. It's... More 

Thank Arcticfoxx
Davao City, Philippines
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108 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Hostel is run by a nice couple . Very accommodating and courteous. Bedsheets are clean but rooms can be quite small for 8 pax. But good enough for backpackers. Toasts and jam Breakfast is set uo every morning at the balcony and.sometimes you see monkeys nearby. Which is cute. Great location near the pier. The mall. And bus stop to... More 

Thank iamjosemanuel
Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here twice as we left our bags here whilst we went to Semporna. Both times I got bitten badly by bed bugs in 2 separate rooms. We checked out early the second time as I was covered in bites. Beware of the double rooms. Hostel its self is ok. Showers a bit dirty and breakfast is rubbish.. just... More 

Thank Lucy D

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2015

We stayed here before going for the climb the next day. It is an average stay with basic necessities. Good for budget stay. With the signal hill and clock tower walking distances with the bus stop jalan padang clock by.

1 Thank Pala123
Kota Kinabalu District, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

We had an ok stay in a quad room. The location is good. The showers were not clean. Used razors and old soap left. The toliets were ok. The owners were nice. Overall it was ok but I prob won't be back.

1 Thank 26fiona1988
Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

I travelled with my boyfriend during the off season and paid 60 RM for a double room which included breakfast (be warned breakfast was only white bread with jam). Tea and coffee are always available outside on the balcony. There were two showers which were open aired and one that was inside, toilets weren't overly clean but nothing that is... More 

2 Thank nmgeschke
Makati, Philippines
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36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2015

Ate Joy is a fellow Filipina, which made our stay hassle free. Lodge is not bad either, it is located on the quiet side of the city but within walking distance from most of the tourist spots: 2 blocks from Jalan Gaya where the Sunday Market is located, 5 blocks to Suria Sabah (mall), 20 minutes walk from Jesselton Point... More 

1 Thank MauriceEspina
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76 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights and had an awesome stay. While the city itself was actually a big disappointment to us. The hostess was extremely friendly and even offered us some spaghetti she made the first night we stayed there. They do have wifi, a pc to use and a nice terrace at the back of the place. We... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
WARM GREETING FROM BORNEO TRAVELLERS LIGHT¦ Travellers' Light is Clean, Cozy, Comfortable and one of the new lodge in city center. We are Safe and Convenience, the Police Station is our neighbor. Also having the exotic rain forest at our backyard garden which you will observe and hear the butterflies and birds in their natural habitat. 'CLEANLINESS IS OUR TOP PRIORITY' ... more   less 

Additional Information about Travellers' Light Backpackers Lodge

Address: Lot 19 Lorong Dewan | Sabah (borneo), Kota Kinabalu 88300, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: $5 - $7 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Travellers' Light Backpackers Lodge Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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“Don´t take the dorm. It is too small (and I am used to Indian conditions)”
 of 5 bubbles jojoruber, Apr 27, 2016 | Read review
“room 204 for 2 sharing or a family of 4. 2 beds + a bunk bed”
 of 5 bubbles simonji13, Feb 22, 2014 | Read review
“Away from the street (i.e. facing the forest) and far down the hall as possible.”
 of 5 bubbles Dutchcookie, Mar 5, 2012 | Read review
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