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Pusat Belia Youth Hostel
Reviewed 31 October 2011

just to share and some advice
booking is most important via youthhostel.551@hotmail.com.
ask for package room and transport and breakfast too
the room cost $10 transport $25 sedan car $50 limo van can arrange any time

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 October 2011

Some weeks ago I stayed at Pusat Belia. Before getting there I tried to get information regarding the booking system but found nothing online. At the entrance to the male dorm there's a placard informing that the booking system of the hostel is on a first come, first serve basis and depends on the availability.

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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 October 2011

For a rate BDN10.00 per night, this is the most affordable and cheapest accommodation in Bandar Seri Begawan in Brunei.

Rooms for males and females are separate. All rooms are carpeted and air-conditioned and have bunk beds good for a maximum of 4 persons. If you are lucky, you can even occupy one room all by yourself.

The bathroom is shared and does not have hot water (don't worry, with Brunei's very humid climate, you won't really look for a hot shower). In the men's bathroom, only one shower cubicle was working. Good thing, there were only a few guests when I was there and I didn't need to wait to use the shower.

The hostel has a big swimming pool but unfortunately, the swimming pool bathrooms are being repaired and hostel management decided to close the swimming pool while construction is not yet done.

Lastly, the hostel is located near popular attractions.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 February 2011

This is the cheapest accommodation in BSB for those on a tight budget. The rooms at B$10/night are in dorm type with 2 or 3 bunkbeds depending on the room size, airconditioned, carpeted. It is located at the city center. The toilets & bathrooms are shared, without hot water. There is a swimming pool with a minimal charge if you use it. The hostel supervisor is very helpful too.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled solo
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12  Thank slazenger552
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Reviewed 3 February 2011

Since hotels in Brunei are scarce and expensive, Pusat Belia is probably the best place to stay for just 10 BND a night. Just take a bus (1 BND) from the airport to the hostel. Most Bruneians can understand English so just ask the bus driver or conductor to drop you off at Pusat Belia and you'll be fine. The reception area is usually unmanned so you might have to stay for a while and someone is bound to find you. It was so hard to find information about the hostel online so I wasn't able to book. It would be best if you contacted the supervisor directly (see the attached photos for his number). There is a computer shop at the hostel but it closes early - 5PM.

In terms of the room, it was alright. Boys and girls were separated. The room had 2 double deck beds. Luckily, I had the room all to myself. The pillows and mattress were fine but the room smelled like cigarettes. The air conditioner was working while the closets had a lock so you can leave your stuff there safely. There was a common bathroom with 2 showers and 3 toilets. Please don't expect any 5-star amenities here. There was no toilet paper nor hot water but the bathroom was well-maintained with most of the trash coming from guests who don't have the courtesy to clean up after themselves.

The location of the hostel was fantastic! You can easily walk to everything in the BSB city center. As a caution though, the hostel locks the gates near the dorms by around 9PM until 7AM. Not to worry, you can still enter through the main gate at the far left of the building. Upon check out, don't forget to leave your key at the box near the reception.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled solo
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9  Thank engdv
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Address: Simpang 336-17 | Jalan Kebandsaan, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Region: Brunei Darussalam > Brunei-Muara District > Bandar Seri Begawan
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Ranked #2 of 11 Speciality Lodging in Bandar Seri Begawan
Number of rooms: 10
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