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    Sensi Backpackers Hostel

    Lot No 103 Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
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    Reviewed 18 August 2016

    The only thing I like in this hostel is its location. Located on Gaya street, it is perfect place to see the Sunday market on Gaya street, not so far from the port (only 10 minutes running) and very near other chilling places of backpacker....More

    Thank Lana_D87
    Reviewed 11 August 2016

    We were greeted by a very unwelcoming host. They messed up our reservation and put us in a room with 50% more people than what we had booked (and paid for). When we tried to explain this the female worker just told us that we...More

    Thank Scott B
    Reviewed 6 July 2016

    good location cause it's walking distance to the harbourfront, malls, local establishments, bus terminal, friendly and helpful crew, cheap, clean and tidy room, safe cause there's a password for you to open the door and not anyone can just go in & out

    Thank Lhenivey E
    Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

    You pretty much get what you pay for here, it's nice and cheap. Facilities are okay, showers and toilets are clean but look a bit old. The rooms are pretty Small for the amount of beds that they put in but it's managable. The woman...More

    Thank Sibrand J
    Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

    The location is good. Middle of backpackers area. With food, bars and live music. There is a 24/7 self service laundry next block. 10 min walking. ASK the locals. Cost around 1rm per/kg if you fill iT all the way. The owner is nice. But...More

    Thank Brendan T
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