Happened to check in this backpack hostel at last because we didn't make earlier booking.
We stayed here for 2 nights before we went Kudat, and definitely we will choose it again next time.
The room rate is cheap, 2 of us paid RM60 for air-conditioned room with shared bathroom with window with breakfast and TV and also a 2nd floor. There are quite a number of bathrooms so we actually never waited for our turn.
The breakfast provided is only bread with butter and jam, but it's okay for what we paid for. Mind that the wifi was not very strong, we couldn't get smooth connection in our room.
We booked your package at the reception counter and the price is reasonable.
The receptionists are friendly and really care, and they also allowed us to leave our luggage after we check out.
The best thing is the location. The hostel is situated at Jalan Gaya (Gaya Street), where the Sunday Market is. Food and pubs are all along the street.
Walking distance from Jesselton Point (jetty), Atkinson Clock Tower, Suria Sabah, Waterfront, Handicraft Market, Central Market etc.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to our warm and friendly home-stay. “A HOME AWAY FROM HOME”. We are ideally in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (popularly known as Borneo). Fifteen minutes ride from Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Come and experience with us, our very own comfortable and clean environmental lodging house complete with a living room, five common toilets cum hot/cold water shower rooms, a unique mini garden and a balcony area made cozy for your leisure that you well deserved. ... more less
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