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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to stay in KK, the rooms are clean and tidy - basic accommodation. Breakfast was just toast and jam, which was fine. There is good cafe and bar downstairs. Location is good, a couple of minutes walk from the centre of KK.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our stay here. Centrally located, cool vibe, clean facilities and very helpful staff. Met one of the owners (Ken) who was very helpful and honest about what we should do, and where we could do it. The downstairs cafe is a nice place to chill out, and sometimes has live music. Basic brekkie of toast with jam/tea and...

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed January 7, 2017

The staff were not very welcoming and were hard to find when you needed something. The internet was pretty poor and the rooms were pretty bare bones. The street below was terribly loud at all hours of the night and the beds were ok at best. They offer a free breakfast, but it is just white toast and jam/butter. There...

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Thank APinBKK
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for five days. The staff is really great and helpful. The place itself is clean and is a very good budget stay. The pillow can do for a replacement though as they aren't super comfortable. The breakfast is nothing special as it is just toast and coffee but for 80 ringgit at night you can't complain. Definitely recommend...

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Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Dirty rooms, very noisy location (main road just below). Staff not available (we had to look for someone during 45 min for our check-out, which was done perfectly on time at 11 am, because no one was there. Non functional internet. Crappy breakfast (better not to serve any than to serve that). Even as a backpacker, please find something else!

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Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

Great location, lovely staff. All round good hostel. The sticky rice adventures they offer are a bit expensive so I booked my trips elsewhere. Bar/cafe downstairs bit expensive but good for now and then.

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Copenhagen Region, Denmark
Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Really loved this place for its nice vibe, and the cafe connected to it. Every evening there was something, like a jazz band playing. Easy to talk to people, also locals. It's a lonely backpackers dream! Very clean. Only drawback is the coffee, which you use to strip paint of your car :-)

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Overall the stay was ok and does the job, my bed was an odd design and made it so I fell in the gap but seemed to be the only one in the hostel room. The aircon was broken when we stayed but the staff did apologise and try to fix it. The hostel itself is in a great location...

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Halifax, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

I stayed in Borneo back packers with my school expedition group last summer and I can honestly say it was amazing! We travelled all over Borneo for a month but kept this hostel as our base. We ended up staying here for around 8 nights in total and it really was like our home. The staff were always so helpful...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed August 26, 2016

I came to KK for a weekned of diving and adventure travel, and landed on borneo backpackers. What I found was a really awesome and helpful staff, comfy and clean hostel, amazing location, and cool bar/restaurant downstairs. Can walk to everything downtown, and all my adventure tours (diving, biking) picked me up. Very basic breakfast (white bread, instant coffee, bananas)...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Centrally located in the heart of the city; Borneo Backpackers has already attracted the attention of discerning travellers from around the world. Some guests have already made return visits, and many more have vowed to return. While guests originally come for the facilities on offer, such as clean bathroom, toilets, pantry area, internet facility, cozy lounge area, roof garden deck, 24 hours security, and a tour information counter. They return for the service from our friendly, helpful and knowledgeable local staff. Rooms are all air con, from Dorms to Private rooms. Rates begin at $7 USD. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Borneo Backpackers

Address: No.24 Lorong Dewan, Kota Kinabalu 88801, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: $13 - $19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Borneo Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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Borneo Backpackers Hotel Kota Kinabalu
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“I had room 10; quiet room away from the cafe at the back side (no traffic noise)”
 of 5 bubbles MazzaSantiago, Jun 26, 2016 | Read review
“Book a single room with the direct access to the terrace veranda. My room was the only room with the direct access.”
  • The access direct from my room going to the other bathroom overlooking the street
  • The door you will pass through after 11pm
 of 5 bubbles JamesJosephGalvez, Apr 14, 2016 | Read review
“The double room we booked came with 4 extra beds, so you have a lot of room to place your stuff in (room 16)!”
 of 5 bubbles 192marav, Mar 8, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for Room 12 if you are looking for a single room. It has a balcony that faces the road. Nice view.”
 of 5 bubbles 2q2bstr8, Apr 29, 2015 | Read review
“Room not near to the road side.”
 of 5 bubbles 5excellent, Dec 21, 2014 | Read review
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