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“Watch out for the bedbugs! Unfortunately...”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Lodge 121

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Lodge 121
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Watch out for the bedbugs! Unfortunately...”
Reviewed September 27, 2010

Watch out for the bedbugs!
Unfortunately our bed had a few bedbugs crawling around in it so we didn't get any sleep - yuk!
If you don't mind a few bugs (!) then the hostel is otherwise ok - location good, price good, basic breakfast included, free wifi and helpful staff.

  • Stayed September 2010
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5 Thank Sarah C
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Lodge121, Manager at Lodge 121, responded to this review, May 23, 2011
Thank you for the reviews. We have get rid all the bedbugs.... :D Now Lodge 121 is totally free from BedBUGS !!!! We love to give you FREE STAY if you found bedbugs in your room during your stay.
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Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2010

Recently returned to Lodge 121 and was pleased that nothing (besides an extension) had changed. The staff were still as helpful as ever, offering ideas as to where to eat or how best to get places. The rooms were very cleaned and obviously being maintained well. We brought our retired parents along and were uncertain as to how they would feel about staying at the lodge, rather than a hotel, but they absolutely loved it.

Henry the owner was great. We booked in for a tour to see the orangutans at Semmengoh Wildlife Park and he ended up being our host/tour guide for the morning. He even went out of his way to take us to have a traditional "Sarawak Laksa" breakfast!

We met some other lovely people during our breakfast sessions in the communal dining area. If you are in Kuching and don't want to spend a fortune, then this is the place to stay. It's not on the waterfront, but this was great for us as it meant a good night sleep.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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1 Thank Cursions01
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Trondheim
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 15, 2010

Up the stairs and through the glass-door you will find smiling, relaxed friendliness from the helpful staff. You feel very welcome in an easy going atmosphere,
Very good prices. Clean and nice rooms, ours with with air.con. Good beds; we slept like logs. The place is very clean and tidy.
A kitchen with free coffe or tea, bread and jam. A big table where you sit around with with people from all over the world, solving the problems of this planet. You find you`re not in that hurry to get out to the sights, the bars or whatever. You help yourself to a drink form the fridge, - and,you pay next morning if the person in charge has left for the night. Free internet access, - and if the computer is occupied the staff is happy to offer you the one they`re working on. "No prob, I can continue after....". Also a TV-room where you sit on mats on the floor.
We tried four different places to stay in Kuching this Summer, also the five star ones, and Lodge 121 is absolutely our favourite.
We did our first trip to Borneo this summer. Next summer we`re going back for sure. We can`t wait. Kuching will be a natural starting point for us again, - and guess where we`re staying? Right; Lodge 121 for sure! We highly recommend the place
Also; staying close to the river is an advantage in Kuching. Lodge 121 is a 5 min. walk from the waterfront and close to "everything" Again, a very good option.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank OlaBStai
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 30, 2010

Super friendly, efficient, helpful staff. Excellent value, clean, convenient situation. free tea and coffee, toast and jam breakfast which we supplemented with local fruits.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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1 Thank chunderegh3
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Cambridge
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2010

We can really recommend lodge 121. A very easy place to be and very tolerant of our comings and goings to national parks and longhouses. The only downside is that it is a few hundred yards further out of town than some of the hostels, although this is made up for by the calm and cool atmoshpere

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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1 Thank JohnClareCambridge
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Kuala Lumpur
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165 reviews
127 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2010

This was actually a nice hostel with seemingly clean floors, friendly hosts, decent location near the waterfront and OK price. However, bed bugs ruined my stay at the hostel. The hosts provided me with another room to sleep with but it was too late, gigantic welts were forming on my skin.I wont be staying here again.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled solo
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4 Thank Lavy81
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Nederland
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2010

We had a double room, private bathroom. Good, clean hostel, slept very good, nice staff. The kuching waterfront is where it all happens and Lodge 121 is a bit off the site (about 10 min. walking). Also, the rates are on the hogh side, as you can also get a hotelroom for the same price.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank boneventura
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Property: Lodge 121
Address: Lodge 121, Lot 121, 1st Floor, | Section 33 KTLD, Tabuan Road,, Kuching 93100, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sarawak > Kuching
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 73 Specialty Lodging in Kuching
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lodge 121 offers double private en-suite, common shared bathrooms & toilets for private single, double, triple and quad sharing rooms. We also have a dormitory unit for group of 10 persons, attractively priced to fit your budget.We are strategically located in the heart of Kuching City. LODGE 121 is just a stone's throw away from the famous Kuching Waterfront, Main Bazaar, India Street, Sarawak Museum, Visitors' Information Centre, main shopping centers, Supermarkets, main bus stops, Cineplex and trendy eating & entertainment outlets. ... more   less 
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