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“Good value” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of X-Plorer Backpackers

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“Good value”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2009

For the money, this was a good place to stay. We had a private room with own bathroom - and the whole thing was TINY! Apart from that, no complaints. Our A/C and hot water worked and that's all we wanted, in addition to a bed to sleep in. The hostel is in a good location with helpful staff.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Tiny room
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2008

X-plorer hostel is in a central location just off the main street in Kota Kinabalu. The rooms are basic with aircon and fan, have comfortable beds. The shared bathrooms were clean, communal area had a small tv and dvd player but no internet.

The hostel serves basic breakfast of toast with tea and coffee. Staff are helpful and will locate trips information and have a small collection of books to borrow.

  • Liked — location and cleanliness
  • Disliked — no internet but there is an internet cafe opposite
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank mark r
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Additional Information about X-Plorer Backpackers

Property: X-Plorer Backpackers
Address: Floor No 106 108 1st | Jalan Gaya,, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Hotel Style:
Ranked #51 of 96 Speciality Lodging in Kota Kinabalu
Price range (per night): $16 - $22
Hotel Class:2 star — X-Plorer Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to our warm and friendly home-stay. “A HOME AWAY FROM HOME”. We are ideally in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (popularly known as Borneo). Fifteen minutes ride from Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Come and experience with us, our very own comfortable and clean environmental lodging house complete with a living room, five common toilets cum hot/cold water shower rooms, a unique mini garden and a balcony area made cozy for your leisure that you well deserved. ... more   less 
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