Dear guest, we are a backpackers hostel NOT hotel and most of our facilities are on sharing basis. Due to these characteristics, we may not be suitable for those without backpacking and hosteling experience. However, if 5 star tourist like you want to experience the joyful of backpacking, you are most welcome ... More
Kinabalu Backpackers Lodge
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Dear guest, we are a backpackers hostel NOT hotel and most of our facilities are on sharing basis. Due to these characteristics, we may not be suitable for those without backpacking and hosteling experience. However, if 5 star tourist like you want to experience the joyful of backpacking, you are most welcome :)Kinabalu Backpackers Lodge are located at the most historical street and also the heart of Kota Kinabalu City. We offers Free Internet and Wifi, Tour arrangement and information, Satelite TV & DVD Movies, Ticket Confirmation, Coffee/Tea, Hot & Cold Water Shower, Spacious Living room and free luggage storage, Pantry Area and much much more!We are within 5 - 10 minutes walking distance to visiting point like:~Sunday Bazaar (Gaya Street)~Sabah Tourism Board ~Atkinson Clock Tower~Long Distance Coach Terminal~Signal Hill Observatory Tower~Ferry Jetty (To Labuan & TAR Park)~Convenient Shop~Supermarket~Shopping Mall~Handicraft Market~Bank & Money Changers~Post Office~Police Station~Night Market~State Library~CinemaCheck In/out information:Check In 13:00(pm)Check out 11:00(am)Other Services like Taxi, Car rental, motorcycle rental can be arranged.We, at Kinabalu Backpackers are looking forward to welcoming you and wishing you a pleasant journey to the West Coast of North Borneo.
They just switched owner early this year. The new owner, BJ, young friendly chap is a Mr. nice guy. A wonderful place to stay in. Everyone there is so friendly, helpful. You will feel so comfortable in this small but clean lodge. Thumbs up!! Will definitely intro this place to anyone!!
We stayed at "Backpackers lodge" for 5 nights.Everthing was great!Tidy and cozy atmosphere,very good location.Fair and blandy communication via email before arriving.They booked rooms for us without deposit fee.The rooms there were very clean with big beds and had a flowers names.Romantic..
Balcony,free internet,tv room,fridge,breakfast also available for guests.
But the best were people working in the lodge.Always smiling,very helpful.They helped us to choose best places see,make a right decision with transport and much more...We spent amazing talk time with Hody(most friendly girl working there:))!
Thank you for all!Keep up your work with smile!We'll comeback!
Ruslanas Erika Laura Kestutis from Lithuania
I stayed at Kinabalu Backpackers and I had a wonderful time. The staff was really friendly and helpful. They provided good recommendations for city (the Indian restaurant was great) as well as trips around KK. The place was clean and as I called them before they picked me up at the airport for free.
good, comfortable budget lodge for everyone...............
By A Yahoo Contributor, 5/21/08
I was at Kinabalu Backpackers Lodge from the 20th till 31st of December 2007. This is my first visit to Sabah and KB Lodge is my choice of stay.
It was a very, very last minute vacation for me and my last minute request for lodging at KB lodge turned out to be excellent. All the activities that i wanted to go were planned and decided over the counter.
What more can you ask for from a small, comfy, budget lodge? It's really, really excellent and kudos to Hody, Roger, Nizam and Diana for being such a wonderful hosts.
A word of warning… we have had some bad experiences with Kota Kinabalu Backpackers Lodge. We originally hired a tent from them which turned out to be broken. This was quite annoying as you can imagine, but they had borrowed the tent from someone else in turn and couldn’t get any refund from the original lenders. They had seemed like nice people nonetheless so we decided to stay with them for our second visit.
All guest houses in Kota Kinabalu offer to pick people up from the airport for free, so we had arranged this in advance but we realised after some time at the airport that we had been forgotten about. When we made our own way by taxi to them, they claimed that they had not received the final email which had the flight details. I was successfully copied into the email which had been sent by my other half, it’s pretty rare for an email to just disappear and not reach it’s destination. Nonetheless, we said we would stay if they drove us to the airport on our way back out as the taxi fare is almost half the cost of the room.
After a VERY long time talking, it was agreed that we would get a lift back to the airport and we would hold back the money we had spent on the taxi until we could be sure that we were being taken and they gave us a receipt which clearly said that we would pay the remainder later. It took a lot of persuading to get to this step, we were exhausted and using up vital time in our 2 day weekend break.
We went out for a meal, when we got back we were told that there had been a misunderstanding and that we had to pay everything in full straight away. The girl who had promised us that everything was sorted out went back on her word and made out that we had misunderstood her (despite the receipt) because a family member was giving her a hard time for not taking all our money in one go. In the end, we had to leave and find another place to stay late at night.
Basically, the people there are generally nice but completely useless if anything goes wrong, and have shown that they will go back on their word. Not impressed with a place that rents out broken tents, forgets to pick people up from the airport, and kicks people out late at night after going back on an agreement.
Best place in town with the nicest and most smily and helpfull staff. Clean rooms, hot shower, free internet and free breakfast - cheap! We can recomment this lodge for all that is going to visit Kota Kinabalu! It is placed in center of town, close to everything! It is not possible to say anything that we dislike about this place.
Please ask for Hody, Izam or Liana!
Majbritt and Marlene
I can only recommend this hostel to anybody! Rooms are clean, service is excellent and staff very friendly, helpful and provides you with all of the information you will need for your trips eg to the 5 islands or Mt. Kinabalu!
When I was there I had a lot of fun every minute I spent in the hostel.
Besides it is just a five minutes walk to the market, the sea and most attractions in town.
i like this place very much,the location is strategic and they are friendly and with smiling face when attend guest,expecially Hody and Nizam!
i feel happy and enjoy with the trip planning by them.whatever question i ask they will find out the answer for ur,look professional!
from:shen @ JB
Firstly it is very noisy and but is quite and lovely people.I will sure recomend to some of my friends.The airport pick up was great and cool.
Things to be improve
i. Why no Tv in the Room ?
ii. Why no place to rest (example : Balcony)
iii. Toilets have to be ckean at all times.
Kenny from : Singapore
Stay on : 14/06/2007
I loved this place - Hody is one of the most helpful and friendly people I've met on my travels, with excellent English. She went out of her way to help me when I left something behind in my room and ended up using a courier to send the goods to Bangkok. The hostel is spotless and situated near most others near America Place, and is a similar price too. Highly recommended.
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