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House 35 Jalan Setesen Jalan Mat Salleh Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu 88100 Malaysia
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#19 of 252 Specialty lodging in Kota Kinabalu
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Languages Spoken
English, Malay
Property amenities
Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Bicycle rental
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Air conditioning


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68Somewhat walkable
Grade: 68 out of 100
13Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.3 miles
24Reviews0Q+A3Room tips
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TessaClare wrote a review Nov 2019
Cape Town Central, South Africa123 contributions97 helpful votes
We had an awkward overnight layover in KK en route south to Sipadan. They have 24 hour check in so we arrived at 1am to a very pleasant welcome and slept until about 4am when we had to leave for our 6am flight. Certainly beat the airport departure hall floor AND was only 7 mins grab ride from the airport. Will do this again if have silly layovers or want somewhere nice and clean to sleep (if you land late and are off to hike Mount Kinabalu). Sorry we couldnt try the on-site restaurant or make use of the slippers that come upon check in! Great front desk service - very responsive when we were deciding whether it was worth it to leave the airport for just 3 hours - well it was!
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Date of stay: June 2019
Room Tip: No lift - gotta walk the stairs
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yusufyaran wrote a review Sep 2019
Istanbul, Turkey1,830 contributions298 helpful votes
Tried on 30 August around 2 pm We felt in love with the burnt cheese cake! It’s definitely the best in town by far ! Lemon sliced cake that was served warm was also the winner. Pasta was good The only issue was related with beverage Coffee came too weak and cold
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
F.C./SUI wrote a review Sep 2019
Soleure, Switzerland121 contributions7 helpful votes
We knew, that the Dock Inn will be a modern hostel. Our expectations were reached. It's a modern styled, very clean and safe hostel. We liked a lot of details: - Provided slippers, so you could leave your own shoes / slippers in a locker and the sleaping and washing area kept clean. In many other hostels the other guests walks around the whole hostel with their dirty shoes and slippers, which is really disgusting. - Great showers, they had a perfect pressure and hot water, it was so relaxing to take a shower. - Each bed in the dormitory provided a curtain, plugs, light, a safety locker, hooks, a duvet and a pillow. - Spacious public area in the cafeteria is huge and very comfy. It was great to hang out and drinking some delicious coffee. We only stayed one night because our flight was after midnight. The staff let us stay in the common area to chill before we catched a flight. We also could store our luggage in a separate room. Thank you so much for this two things, we really appreciated it. Overall, if you don't mind to be outside of the city center with it's shopping malls, restaurants and markets, this hostel is a great place to be! Very recommendable!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Jill wrote a review Aug 2019
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia32 contributions9 helpful votes
went here to try out the cafe it was around 130pm and lunch promo was still on until 330pm many selections for rm20 for a meal+drink cafe is bright, clean & staff is attentive...washroom smells nice & clean too parking can be limited though
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Aionisation wrote a review Aug 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia13 contributions1 helpful vote
Everything is new and clean. Many options of dorms and there’s dorm with en-suite bathroom and I super love that! I had a very comfortable stay. Cafe at the lobby serves good coffee. Probably one of the best hipster cafe in KK! Very near to airport. It’s just that there’s no lift so quite a struggle to carry big luggage upstairs.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
$21 - $33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MalaysiaSabahWest Coast DivisionKota Kinabalu DistrictKota Kinabalu
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dock In
Which popular attractions are close to Dock In?
Nearby attractions include Tanjung Aru Perdana Park (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Dock In?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and baggage storage.
Is parking available at Dock In?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dock In?
Conveniently located restaurants include King Hu Restaurant, Kedai Kopi Wah Juan, Tanjung Aru, and Restoran Thien Thien.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Dock In?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to Dock In?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Monsopiad Cultural Village (4.7 miles).