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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
Reviewed 8 September 2015

I don't get the idea of Lucy offering the rooms only for foreign tourists. I don't know whether she don't consider local tourists as tourist or she don't think we can pay. When my friend and I went to Lucy to book a room (we did not do any early booking but upon or arrival we were informed that there... More 

Thank Siva_Kash
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 3 September 2015

Lucy has one of the best home-stays in Asia, she helps with tips in the region and is really friendly. This homestay is perfect for those who want to explore Kota Kinabalu and the districts around, for a couple of days or as a hub. We had a great time!!

Thank Joost C
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32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 2015

I stayed for a night in Lucy's Homestay and I was satisfied with all the effort Lucy & Shaun had given me. They are accommodating and helpful in any way. The place is located at the heart of the city. Clean, comfortable bed and cheapest price in KK City.

1 Thank Fernando L
Bergneustadt, Germany
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Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

We only stayed here one night in the dorm after I got bitten by many different insects and bugs in my bed. The dorm was very small and very hot during the night and also the bathrooms looked like they haven't been cleaned in a long time. However, the library room and the breakfast was nice, but I would not... More 

1 Thank raba714

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Heteren, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

I stayed here last year as well and I came back to climb Mt kinabalu. I love this place!!!!! Very clean, lovely Cats ( Tom & Kitty), books, breakfast, all information you want/need to continue your travels! I stayed 14 days with days in between. I felt like home and was happy to be there! I will miss you Lucy... More 

1 Thank SEAsia27
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Reviewed 19 February 2015 via mobile

Reading some of the reviews I get where miat of them a re coming from. Personally I had a negative impression of her upon check in. After explaining her rules and we agreeing on it then she showed us around. Cosy place, you pay for what you get. No aircon but there's alot of information about travelling in Sabah there.... More 

2 Thank Muhammad J
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Reviewed 4 February 2015

We really loved it at Lucy's. She is such a nice person and we had a really great time with her and the other guests. Some more information about the hostel: - 2 Bathrooms with cold shower - 2 clean Toilets - 2 dormrooms (and i think 1 more room for single travellers) - possibility to cook yourself - really... More 

2 Thank SunnyInSun
Whistler, Canada
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24 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 January 2015 via mobile

It's basic but clean and comfortable. The location is safe and well situated around the bus station and city. I would say that anyone who wants to go party and drink, don't stay here. If you're more interested in restaurants and sightseeing, it'll suit you

1 Thank Christopher S
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 October 2014 via mobile

Lucy was nice and gave me ginger tea. The price for a dorm was okay. The beds don't come with a blanket, you have to ask, but you don't really need one as the rooms are kinda warm. There's a couple of friendly cats. Small, pleasant, and clean environment. Nothing amazing, but adequate.

Thank Djwieland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2014

The stray cats led us to Lucy's. Our first impression of Lucy was friendly and accommodating but boy were we wrong. Six hours after arrival we found bed bug larvae on the mattress and full grown BED BUGS between the mattresses. After politely and discretely pulling her aside she proceeded to jump to the defense, accusing US of putting them... More 

4 Thank KennyV123

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Additional Information about Lucy Homestay

Address: Lot No.25, Australia Place Lorong Dewan, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Number of rooms: 6
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“no streetside room, there is no airco, so you want to keep the window open. The streets are noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles markjosp, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Avoid this place”
 of 5 bubbles RichieC783, 9 Dec 2015 | Read review
“other backpackers hotels are more welcoming..”
 of 5 bubbles Siva_Kash, 7 Sep 2015 | Read review
“the rooms on the street side were our favourite”
 of 5 bubbles joostc159, 2 Sep 2015 | Read review
“No need to book in advance. Just appear at the place.”
 of 5 bubbles F6470JWfernandol, 26 Aug 2015 | Read review
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