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Bremen, Germany
Reviewed 9 February 2016

First of all the Bar in the first floor is very nice and they have good food, but you can go there as well without staying in the hostel. The hostel itself is clean and ok. But what I did not like is dorm rooms where you have not even enough space to store your backpack. The mattress are so...

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1Thank Julsib
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

Vusit it last year.when hiking to mt kinabalu and tried scuba in kk.with rm 50+ a night for ac single room, you cant really go that wrong. If I want to pick on something, I will say you can really feel the bed boards when you lie down, the mattresses are really that thin. Otherwise, its a backpacker's lodge. I...

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1Thank Syahrul-Cx
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

BED BUGS, BED BUGS, HUGEEEE BED BUGS. I stayed in 2 rooms, number 6 and number 7. When I arrived to the room number 6, I was taking a rest in my bed, when I felt a huge insect in my leg, wad a very big bed bug, I thought that was a little cockroach brown, but in the hostel...

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4Thank Camilarrain
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Bed bugs ate me during the night , and get to suffer the week after from those transplant creatures . couldnt sleep due trying to catch all those invaders . i didnt complain to them directly cause it was over the mid night and that my body , my bag all was encountered by hungry lices .| horrifying experiment |...

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2Thank CrIsIsY
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

awesome place to stay!! friendly staff, aesthetic and delicious restaurant, clean rooms and showers. breakfast is basic, but fridge and hot water provided to upgrade on your own. wifi excellent. when i wanted to book online for the two times i stayed there the usual online wensites said its fully booked, but when i went personally i always got a...

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Baguio, Philippines
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Cheap and nice backpackers lodge. Staff were very accommodating and were helpful with our needs. Location is very close to signal hill, Atkinson clock tower and a few hundred meters away from Jesselton port. They serve light american breakfast, but the lodge has a cafe on the first floor and is close to a few cafes and restaurant in case...

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Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

This is one of the best hostel we've stayed at in Malaysia and we've stayed at many. What we liked most about it is how clean it was. Every day they're cleaning for like the whole afternoon. The hostel is good located. Shopping centres, places to eat, market, sea...everything is really close.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2015

We arrived late due to a delay in our flight, but the owner was ready waiting for us to let us in. She signed us in very quickly and showed us our room. We were given a large dorm right next to the bathroom (with working air con) and then left us on our own. I think we stayed here...

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Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Very hospitable owner, basic and clean beds with shared toilets. Love the book exchange corner. Breakfast provided every morning but nearby has very good places to eat as well all day long. Safe place and quite a few hipster cafes were around. Just a little noisy when groups of students stay over.

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1Thank ZhuMei T
Reviewed 29 June 2015

We arrived at around past midnight and travelled straight to the location. Luckily, the taxi drivers know where BB is. We kept ringing the doorbell but there was no one. After some time (and endless pressing of the button) we were let in. Apparently, there was misunderstanding upon the email conversation we had. We should have cleared with them that...

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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 

Additional Information about Borneo Backpackers

Address: No.24 Lorong Dewan, Kota Kinabalu 88801, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: $16 - $25 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Borneo Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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Borneo Backpackers Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Borneo Backpackers Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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“I had room 10; quiet room away from the cafe at the back side (no traffic noise)”
 of 5 bubbles MazzaSantiago, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Book a single room with the direct access to the terrace veranda. My room was the only room with the direct access.”
  • The access direct from my room going to the other bathroom overlooking the street
  • The door you will pass through after 11pm
 of 5 bubbles JamesJosephGalvez, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The double room we booked came with 4 extra beds, so you have a lot of room to place your stuff in (room 16)!”
 of 5 bubbles 192marav, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Ask for Room 12 if you are looking for a single room. It has a balcony that faces the road. Nice view.”
 of 5 bubbles 2q2bstr8, 29 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Room not near to the road side.”
 of 5 bubbles 5excellent, 21 Dec 2014 | Read review
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