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X-Plorer Backpackers
Reviewed March 2, 2010

The response by the hostel is very prompt. Information needed for my climb to Mount Kinabalu was provided quickly. I really appreciated that.

Upon arrival, Alban (the person in charge) came and fetched us as arranged.

The stay was good, the room for 3 is kinda unique as there's an attic where there are two more mattress. The only downside is after the climb, we do have a bit of problem of climbing up and that's what Alban has pre-empt us. But overall its good.

The room cleaniless was alright as we can see that the cleaner will clean it everyday (the common area)

Overall its a good stay.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 9, 2009

All the staff are helpful on whatever you ask them, be it directions for good food around the hostel or reliable dried seafood shop. They will try their best to help you and give you a very homely feeling. It just makes me feel like returning to Sabah again and without any hesistation, i will stay at X-plorer again.

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Reviewed January 6, 2009

For the money, this was a good place to stay. We had a private room with own bathroom - and the whole thing was TINY! Apart from that, no complaints. Our A/C and hot water worked and that's all we wanted, in addition to a bed to sleep in. The hostel is in a good location with helpful staff.

  • Stayed: May 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 12, 2008

X-plorer hostel is in a central location just off the main street in Kota Kinabalu. The rooms are basic with aircon and fan, have comfortable beds. The shared bathrooms were clean, communal area had a small tv and dvd player but no internet.

The hostel serves basic breakfast of toast with tea and coffee. Staff are helpful and will locate trips information and have a small collection of books to borrow.

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled solo
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 7, 2016
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Stayed: August 2016
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Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: June 2016, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about X-Plorer Backpackers

Address: Floor No 106 108 1st | Jalan Gaya,, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Hotel Style:
Ranked #76 of 128 Specialty Lodging in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: $14 - $21 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — X-Plorer Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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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