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Kinabalu Backpackers Lodge

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The most decent and homely guesthouse we found. Perhaps because this is the only place we were attended by the owner after we knocked on several other doors. A refurbished old shophouse into 5 small rooms upstairs (1 of them is dorm). You have to take off shoes here but cleanliness is as good as home. Our bed sheet was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

On tight budget and just to stay for a rest maybe valuable rather than that the breakfast is just okay. It is quite far from the main road but the view and very cold at night. Hikers is most probably staying here for the activities.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

We stayed in a double-bed room, with shared bathroom. Room was spacious, with basic equipment. Bathroom very basic. Simple breakfast available. Staff were helpful. Location quite convenient, with many restaurants around.

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

On arrival NOT IMPRESSED! Staff not at all helpful, didn't even get up from in front of the tv to check us in and made no attempt to show us where to find our room or bathrooms etc. Mixed rooms only and the place is not particularly clean. The most disappointing part though was that about 2 minutes after we... More 

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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Great if you're looking for a simple place to stay near the city centre. Pros: Good AC in the dorm room, cheap (20rm for dorm), WiFi is good, clean, good location 2 minutes from Gaya Street Cons: No social area, very few people staying there, the staff don't know any costumer service (they don't smile or seem very welcoming)

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Thank Christoffer B
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

As i keep returning to KK i stayed in this hostel many times and i would never stay elsewhere, 20RM for clean A/C dorm and 50RM for A/C double room(which is big enough,with wardrobe,mirror,table and chair),and you even get discount if you stay few days so the price is really unbeatable,the whole place is clean,rooms are clean,they have lockers,they have... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Strategically Located near other cheap but clean B&B, about 10 min walk from Jesselton Point (jump-off for island hopping). Easily accessible to a lot of attractions like Sunday Market (Jalan Gaya), restaurants, atkinson tower and viewdeck. Didn't have a problem getting back late at night either. Stayed for 2 nights and never experienced a bad thing, the staff is helpful... More 

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Vincennes, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

You can stay in a room/dorm with breakfast for 20 ringgits, without towel or blanket (3 ringgits rental) and there are computers and lockers available at the réception which is not easy to find within KK. Good budget place to go around and visit.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Stayed here for three nights and stayed at a later date again before leaving KK. Does the job very well. Clean, spacious, air-con is always on and breakfast very simple (bread and spreads) but plenty to go around. Wifi all over and worked all the time. Staff seem a little withdrawn, muted and slow but ran the place smoothly. Good... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Considering the price, this place is quite nice. Location-wise, it is excellent as it is near a lot of attractions. Its air-conditioned, serves a simple breakfast of bread, jam, pb, butter with some coffee and tea. The bathrooms are shared but its quite alright as they are placed in a common area outside the room. Its a VERY clean place... More 

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Additional Information about Kinabalu Backpackers Lodge

Address: Lot 4, Sabah Lorong Dewan, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: $10 - $14 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Kinabalu Backpackers Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Kinabalu Backpackers Lodge Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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