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Akinabalu Youth Hostel Reviews

1st Floor, No. 133 Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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246 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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Excellent place for relax. Amazing view, quite atmosphere. No doubts, go to Akinabalu.

  • 5th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ukraine
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


staff : very helpful with good english - thank you Sarina! location : good- within walking distance from everything wifi : sometimes unstable but staffs can fix bed : decent common space with sofas are relaxing and i liked talking with others there. overall, worth the money.


Had a great time here! In a really central area for all things KK. Lock box for security, the 5 bed dorm was roomy and the air con strong! Staff was friendly and knew lots, could arrange tours and help out with island hopping as well. Only downside was there was only 1 plug in the dorm for 5 beds, so many people hung out in the common room charging their stuff. Not the worst thing that could happen, and easy to make friends because of it.


Excellent location, easy to travel everywhere. Only very simple breakfast is provided.


Beg Bug....pls buy febreze so kill it....whole body bitten by it. Two person also being bitten


Very helpful staff especially "Ate..." Very good location.

  • 30th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Philippines
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The room is equipped with 1 king bed and 1 bunk bed, the blanket seems worn out, and with hair on it. The living room is cozy, with Internet access, movie, and big table.

  • 30th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


It was fine for the money you pay, great to wifi in the rooms


he hostel is close to a bus station for trips to Beaufort, lawas, Bruni and miri. It is right next to Gaya Street where you can visit Sunday Market. It is close to many restaurants one of which offers inexpensive dishes and seafood. It is called Old Farm, in Cithpark and opposite Post Office. It is only fifteen minutes walk to Jesslton ferry pier where you board boats for islands such as Manukan, Sapi ( two of the islands of the Turku Rahman National Park)


DO NOT STAY HERE. Dorm room was cramped and hot. There was no space to put luggage comfortably in the room. Beds were uncomfortable and wobbly. I slept on the top bunk

  • 18th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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