This place was great for us. The owners collected us from the airport, got us all sorted, sat us down with a map and gave us so much information, it was fantastic.
It is a flat up 2 sets of stairs and there are 3 rooms, but we were the only guests the entire time. You can't just 'walk-in' here because they have jobs and sort of 'rent' this out on the side as and when people book. But the beauty of that is, we had a whole flat to ourselves and they had free bottled water, breakfast, all sorts of tea/coffee in the cupboards and said to help ourselves to anything.
It was really nice to see how trusting they were, so I hope no one takes advantage of this. Theres a computer for you to use, you just make a note of what you use and add it on the bill.
They also had a cupboard with all the clean linen in and said there was spares if we needed anything.
I think we stayed for 4 nights and we only saw them once again before we left. We settled the bill with them then because I don't really like just leaving money on the side.
The only downside would have to be the noise- it backs onto a school, and everyday we were there they were in school (VERY EARLY, INCLUDING WEEKENDS!?!?!) making a lot of noise. The playground is right there. Wesley explained in Malaysia their kids have silly-long school hours and it's 6 days a week- that's probably where the UK is going wrong ;) ! But still, I have to admit it woke us up, but we're light sleepers. I'd still go back though!
The location was great also- right by a supermarket and I guess the 'heart' of Kuching. the cinema was nearby too and we saw a couple movies for a treat! :)
So if you're a couple or a group of backpackers who are going together, then this is for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Borneo Seahare Guesthouse is a great hostel in Kuching. Located in the center of the city just a short walk from the beautiful waterfront and popular bars and restaurants. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Borneo Seahare Guesthouse Kuching, Sarawak