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Sensi Backpackers Hostel
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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Excellent value for money backpackers hostel-High Recommended”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Strategic location with friendly and helpful staff. The room is clean and very thoughtful power extensions available as we have booked this room for 6 person. Wifi is available with decent speed. Facilities wise, the dorms have big lockers, the communal room is equipped with water cooler/heater, TV with Astro and there is fruit placed on the bowl being replenished frequently.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

As of 2nd July, 2012. room 7 was completely infested with bed bugs. We had to wash all our clothing, and throw away our backpacks.

It looked very clean and tidy, and i'm sure it is usually a really nice place. But the bugs didn't come with us, they were big suckers, all over the bunks and carpet, weeks worth of infestation. We had to leave in the middle of the night, and seek out a hotel room with a bath tub so we could throw everything into it.

It was definitely bed bugs, no doubt about it, the were fully grown adults, and i squashed a dozen or so. Exactly like the pictures on the internet.

I hope they will get it fumigated.

The staff refunded us the money, but it became an expensive 24 hours, that's for sure.

Room Tip: What can you really do? Bed Bugs only come out at night.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melaka, Malaysia
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

Good location, friendly and caring staff. After traveling a bit in Malaysia, i noticed that this hostel was way cleaner and nicer than the other places i've been so far.

The place s superb. Good breakfast and a bowl of fruits to eat anytime you like. Wifi connection is good. Dorms have big lockers. And it is located in the very center. On sunday's there's a street market right in front of the hostel. And all the rooms have aircon

Only thing is that TripAdvisor price suggestion was not correct. You can not stay there for 18-26 RM. The prices start 30RM(25 if you haggle a few day discount) for a dorm room. Although it was well worth it

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 26, 2012

Sensi Backpackers is a lovely hostel and the staff are incredibly kind and friendly and very helpful. The rooms are very comfortable (amazing pillows!) with good a/c and spotlessly clean. It is in a very good location too. I loved the fruit bowl provided in the communal room, which is also a great place to sit around in. Free, cold filtered water too was brilliant and free hot drinks. There is also Wi-Fi and hot showers. We stayed here a few times and it was great everytime! Highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed January 20, 2012

Stayed in Sensi Backpackers several times when coming to Kota Kinabalu. It is centrally located and just outside in Gaya Street you will find a lot of restaurants and to eat. Supermarkets and smaller shops are nearby. The hostel itself is very clean and the staff helpful and friendly. I just loved the superclean common bathrooms, the nice hot shower and the comfy mattresses. The common area/kitchen is a good place to meet other travelers and there is water and hot drinks for free. Breakfast was a nice change to other places in Borneo, with fresh fruit and a bigger variety of spreads for your toast. Enjoy your stay, I definitively did and will come back again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 19, 2011

the hostel is not that big but a great bargain for the price to stay.everyday they clean your beddings and you've got two pillows.very accommodating staff.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Manila, Philippines
1 review
Reviewed November 4, 2011

My fiance and I stayed there for a couple of nights. The rooms are newly renovated. The place is clean, comfort room's spacious, and the pantry area will make you feel at home. It has perfect location as it's in the corner of Gaya St where you'll see great finds and cheap local products.

Enjoy your stay in Sensi!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank gailsfootprints
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Additional Information about Sensi Backpackers Hostel

Property: Sensi Backpackers Hostel
Address: Lot No 103 Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 98 Specialty Lodging in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sensi Backpackers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sensi Backpackers Hostel is a cozy hostel located right in the heart of Gaya Street, in the city of Kota Kinabalu Sabah, Malaysia. Our hostel is dedicated for budget travelers who prefer quiet and unique atmosphere. Cleanliness is our top priority. Our staff is friendly and understands the needs of our guests. ... more   less 
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