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“Basic accommodation which could do better”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Borneo Backpackers

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Borneo Backpackers
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“Basic accommodation which could do better”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2008

Borneo backpackers was recommended by a friend and had a good write up on hostelbookers web site. I was somewhat dissapointed as the dorm rooms had a distinct mouldy damp smell to them

The rooms have aircon and have a lot of beds for one room (10 bunk beds), shared bathrooms which are tiny.

There is a communal TV area and has one internet pc (Free).

There is better accommodation in KK as there are so many backpackers in this area.

The location of this backpackers in on a main roundabout which can be dangerous when leaving to cross the road.

  • Liked — Price
  • Disliked — Smell
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled solo
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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jhowarth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2008

This cosy little backpackers is central to everything! Sunday mornings you look out your window and the markets are at your door step, 5 blocks down is the harbour, every street has your local restaurant, ... All of the staff here where really friendly and helped you out with any problems. The roof top garden is fantastic to watch the sunset over KK and have an afternoon drink. If your looking for something cheap and comfortable this place is worth your while!

  • Liked — Clean, comfortable and friendly
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Borneo Backpackers

Property: Borneo Backpackers
Address: No.24 Lorong Dewan, Kota Kinabalu 88801, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 98 Specialty Lodging in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Borneo Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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