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Borneo BeacHouse (Backpackers) Reviews

Jalan Mat Salleh House No.122., Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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220 Total Reviews
  • 60%Value For Money
  • 67%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 53%Atmosphere
  • 33%Cleanliness
  • 53%Facilities

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The only good thing about this hostel is proximity to the airport. You don't even get a room key and when I asked for one they said they don't give them out because it is a dorm. Also had an early flight and the gate was closed and locked so had to jump over a fence at 5am to get off the property.


The room was very dirty. There were no blankets or sheets. The toilet and shower were very dirty. A lot of ants came out of the wood in the bedroom. It was close to the airport but far from everything else. Paid for 2 nights but left after 1 because we had such a bad experience.

  • 16th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Nice and quiet place. There is a nice terrace, very relaxing. The hostel can be reached easily by walking from the airport, which is a big advantage. Staff was very friendly, I felt myself like at home. The cleanliness is on Malaysian level.

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