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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.
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Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Multilingual Staff
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Air conditioning
Non-smoking rooms
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We had a good couple of stays at this backpackers in a quad room erythrocytes our kids. The location is great, easy walking distance to plenty of restaurants, markets on Gaya St, and the waterfront. Easy enough to walk to Jesselton point pier as well for a boat trip to Gaya
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Perfect for a short stay in KK. My room was clean, AC was cold, and community had a chill vibe. Location was perfect in the center of KK. I also made arrangements for a trip with Sticky Rice, which is affiliated with the hostel. I’d definitely return next time in Borneo!
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I love how friendly the staff are, which is one of the reasons why I frequently return here on most of my trips to KK. I especially enjoy the homie environment, hanging at the rooftop, and playing with the resident cat at the hostel. There is a cafe downstairs if you happen to
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After the Australian high school group left to climb Mount Kinabalu the hostel got really empty. Nobody ever worked reception so I could go shower or make coffee in my underwear. The best part of staying here is the location. "Chinatown" is just a gimmick name for the
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all the staff are friendly especially Edith who always extends her hospitality to the backpackers. the inn even lets you keep your things in their luggage room for free while you are away on a trip. 🙂 the place is really tidy and organized.
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Wall to wall bed but was 15 feet deep with a proper writing desk.
The door you will pass through after 11pm
The access direct from my room going to the other bathroom overlooking the street
"I booked a RM60 single room and got upgraded to a RM80 double with a great writing desk and air condition."
"Worth asking if any school groups are occupying the building before booking"
"I had room 10; quiet room away from the cafe at the back side (no traffic noise)"
"Book a single room with the direct access to the terrace veranda. My room was the only room with the direct access."
"The double room we booked came with 4 extra beds, so you have a lot of room to place your stuff in (room 16)!"
$15 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
borneo backpackers hotel kota kinabalu
MalaysiaSabahWest Coast DivisionKota Kinabalu DistrictKota Kinabalu
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