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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
  • 67%Value For Money
  • 70%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 60%Atmosphere
  • 50%Cleanliness
  • 63%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.


Its quite far from the bus station. We have to walk 1 kilometer to nearest bus stop. No free breakfast. The advantages is WiFi available, laundry available and television available. Staff is helpful but not so friendly And also near airport. The compounds and surroundings no so clean.

  • 12th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


This is always my first choice whenever I need to stay in KK for flight transfer. Their location is excellent, just a 5-10 mins walk from KK T2 airport, and another 5 mins to get to the beautiful beach with amazing sunset. The staffs here are very nice and friendly, and they are being really helpful during my stay.This hostel is not new nor fancy (so does many hostels in KK), but its a great place for those who need to catch flight early in the morning, and I would definitely come back again.

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