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Borneo Gaya Lodge Reviews

1st Floor, No 78, Jalan Gaya, P.O.BOX 10131, Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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141 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 63%Staff
  • 68%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 63%Facilities

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Although the location is very good. The staff is only sitting there, and does not really help you to look for activities, and lacks enthousiasm. In the hostel, there was a guy in the living room 24/7 watching stupid TV movies, and killing the atmosphere for everyone else. The breakfast is white bread (toast) with jelly.

  • 18th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Nice atmosphere, and good communal area. Even extended my stay by 3 nights because I enjoyed it so much

  • 4th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Stayed here a few times before.The most affordable accomodation in town with basic amenities, with an advantage of the perfect location at the cultural heart of KK.


Positive: location, rooms Negative: staff is not helpful . It is very difficult to ask basic questions about the city and get items that the cost of the room includes ( ex: towels, toilet paper)


:) 1) perfect location right in the cultural heart of KK 2) value for money...reasonable price 3) comfortable air-conditioned room 4) toilets and showers are pretty clean :( 1)no blankets provided 2) mattresses are kinda thin. However i did not encounter bedbugs as stated in previous reviews 3)limited plugs for u to charge yr phone (one extension cord and that u have to share with 6 others)


The location was good, staff weren't very willing to help though and only one spoke good English. We also found a lot of cockroaches in our room and during our stay (5 nights) our room wasn't cleaned once.

  • 5th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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