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“Cheap, good location, no frills.”
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Bunibon Lodge
Reviewed January 14, 2014

This hostel can't really be faulted on location, it is easy walking distance around KK, in particular you can easily reach the water front and night markets.

Pluses are the hostel has its own car rental service and free breakie each morning.

Downsides are we had a private room with bathroom, which while completely adequate for cheap and cheerful accommodation, was a little dirty and 'cell' like with no windows. The staff also lacked a little in English skills or reccomendations of tours etc.

Room Tip: Our double with bathroom and shower was a premium price, but situated right by reception so was a li...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

I stayed there back in Sept 2013 for 3 nights. It was well worth £5 a night, with enough toilets and showers to share. A kitchen area where you can cook a good meal. A laundry area and hanging facilities. The place is spotless, with comfy seating area with TV and very good wifi. Close to everything from shopping to food and bars. Very helpful receptionists, working round the clock.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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5  Thank mamyskitchen
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Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

I have been to KK three times now, and stayed in 3 different places, and this one was by far the best. A-C in the rooms which are clean and tidy, as well as the bathrooms. They have a great place to chill and eat breakfast. I can definitely recommend this place!

Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
4  Thank Anouk155
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Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

Room was clean when we check in and lounge nice with a small kitchen with the lemon colour. Staff was nice and there's ada small mini cyber also for rm3 per hour so u don't have to go far to find one. Tours also available and would like come again next year :-)

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
3  Thank Josephen J
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

d location is right at the heart of the city where everything is accessible. rooms up to expectations n d staff service available all times. cleanliness is well taken care of. foods r served as agreed upon n there r options available just walking distance for other varieties. sunday market which is one of d main tourist attraction is also quite near. the lodge is acceptable accordingly with their room rates. highly recommend for budget travellers.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

had a nice view and it is a great place to spend time in kota kinabalu.. the cleanliness of this place is also excellent. and had so much intresting things to be done near to this lodge... it also had a nice view of its garden.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Stayed in a private room 53-2 I think.....for 7 nights at only Rm75/ night....and the room was a perfect 10! Compared to other budget hotels around and they are considered hostel! CAR RENTAL And Bike rentals are also available and I rented a Perodua Myvi for one day at only Rm120 Per day and the car was brand new! WOULD Really recommend this place as a one stop tourism hub! LOCALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bunibon Lodge

Address: Lot 21 Lorong Dewan, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 112 Specialty Lodging in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: $19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Started by 2 pairs of couple... Victor Suan and Josephen.. and Petronella Suan and Nenad Zrnic... together this Lodge happen and the birth of this Lodge was then named .. Bunibon .. a combination of Nick Names of Vic and Jo's children.. Bubu Nia and Bonbon.. this idea was from Nenad. Bunibon Lodge is located right in the heart of Kota Kinabalu City (on the Island of Borneo, Sabah, Malaysia). It is surrounded by other backpackers lodge, automatically puts it in the backpackers lodging "HOTSPOT" A stone throw away is the famous Atkinson Clock Tower. Built in 1903, this all-wood, no-nails structure was built in memory of Francis George Atkinson, the First District Officer of Jesselton during the British North Borneo Chartered Company Administration, who had succumbed to a tropical disease at the young age of 28. While staying in Kota Kinabalu City, a short hike to Signal Hill is not to be missed. It gives you the best view of Kota Kinabalu City. Photos of sunsets and Bright lights in the night often comes out splendid. If you are somebody who is in touch with nature, Jesselton Point which is 10 minutes walk away offers you boat services to go our nearby islands, mainly Gaya, Sapi, Manukan and Mamutik. It would only take about 10 minutes to reach any of these islands.Bunibon lodge not only accommodate you with affordable price but we also provide you with transportation and guidance to assist you during your stay in Kota Kinabalu City. Feel free to liase with our receptionist for car rental or tours.All rooms are fully air-conditioned, we basically have dorm and private room. Come and stay with us!! Luxury in a small scale... :) ... more   less 
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