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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely five stars - for no other reason than Lucy provided that great British spread of Marmite which I have not tasted for quite a while on my travels!! Other spreads familiar to westerners were also available. Lucy was very smart and helpful, the accommodation was basic but comfortable. I enjoyed staying with the family, who were all very friendly...

Thank Jason E
Medellin, Colombia
Reviewed August 5, 2016

This place is chep and stlll a simple free breakfast with more than only toast and jam. It's a place where you feel at home unmidiatly the owner is really friendly and good information. It's a quiet place curfue at 24.00 there are cooking posebileties. 24 hours cofe tee and cold water, small balconie and television. Good wifi. 1 blok...

Thank thayfood
Winterthur, Switzerland
Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Very cental location, the staff is totally friendly, the rooms and bathrooms are very clean, doors get locked at midnight so it isn't a party place, a nice spot is the green balcony, dorms are 22RM per person and night, toast breakfast is included and there is a water dispenser. I would recomend it to every backpacker!

Thank Ursina E
Maarssen, The Netherlands
Reviewed July 12, 2016

There is no airconditioning and the temperatures are really high, especially if you're used to the northern European climate. There are some cats in the house, which is fine, but they get in the rooms too. The common room is one big table and some couches. The toilets are there (only toilets around) and the showers are outside on the...

Thank Mark Jos P
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Looking for a budget lodge with a friendly host? Lucy Homestay is great. Place is cozy and clean. Surrounded by places with good food and enjoy the cool air in the evening at waterfront which is a stone's throw away.

Thank AnnetteLim
Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

Don't quite understand some of the more positive reviews on here. Whilst the common room is quite nice that's about where it ends, hmm where to start!!!!! The rules oh yes the rules be prepared for overload , the shoes I get as well as cleaning up after yrself but the curfew at 12 pm , lights out as well...

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

Yes that one word will be enough to dissuade any backpacker but alas I'll continue... Checking into the homestay with a young guy, we weren't exactly welcomed. Shown to the dorm, it looked OK and so we booked two nights. There's a nice library and the decor is interesting, breakfast is good with 4 slices of toast, 2 cups of...

Thank Toto999
Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed December 9, 2015

Frankly speaking, the only reason to stay over here would be to meet fellow travellers, drinking your own beer (they have none) on a small balcony. But there are better places to do that in Australia place in Kota Kinabalu! When I arrived, the staff consisted of two guys constantly watching TV. They are not updated on local information, showed...

Thank Richie C
Brno, Czech Republic
Reviewed November 18, 2015

Lucy has been running this place for over 20 years and makes you feel more like a guest than customer. Nothing fancy - shared bathrooms and no aircon, but also free wifi, a communal kitchen/living room and a cozy library. A curfew at midnight, so if you want to party, better make it extra late (as in: come back in...

Thank Wictor147
Galway, Ireland
Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here with my boyfriend after it being suggested to us by a fellow traveler. Maybe it was because we were tired after traveling from Singapore that day but Lucy's just didn't do it for us. We stayed in a double room with shared bathroom and it cost 62ringgit. The room was off the kitchen and living area and...

Thank elayne k
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Additional Information about Lucy Homestay

Address: Lot No.25, Australia Place Lorong Dewan, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Number of rooms: 6
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“no streetside room, there is no airco, so you want to keep the window open. The streets are noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles markjosp, Jul 12, 2016 | Read review
“Avoid this place”
 of 5 bubbles RichieC783, Dec 9, 2015 | Read review
“other backpackers hotels are more welcoming..”
 of 5 bubbles Siva_Kash, Sep 7, 2015 | Read review
“the rooms on the street side were our favourite”
 of 5 bubbles joostc159, Sep 2, 2015 | Read review
“No need to book in advance. Just appear at the place.”
 of 5 bubbles F6470JWfernandol, Aug 26, 2015 | Read review
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