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Borneo Global Backpackers Reviews

Ground & 1st Floor, Lot No.29 Karamunsing Godown, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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221 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 56%Location
  • 68%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 64%Facilities

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Located at the industrial end of town in a converted warehouse. Bed was comfy. Wifi didn't work at the beginning but once it did it was fast and remained that way all night. TV obviously had taken some damage and was pretty unwatchable. Breakfast was basic, as is to be expected from hostels. It is 20RM taxi from town to Hostel and I think you would be better putting that money towards a better location.

  • 13th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The hostel was fine, it is just far from the city centre. The private room was adequate. Annoying that we couldn't control the air conditioner in the room. They offer a lot of tours and day trips from the reception so it can be helpful if you want to organize through them.


1) you MUST bring your own toilet paper OR buy one from hostel 2) mattress is so bad that I have to take them off the bed and put on floor with extra mattress 3) Internet doesn't work real well on 2nd floor, thus I have go down to use Internet 4) Staff is not trained well to be courtesy or helpful. 5) Lockers are PAID by rent and is NOT secure because I can be able to open another locker below mine with same key 6) They have lame excuse when saying its HOSTEL but I am happy wiht new hostel now

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We provide a shooter hose which common used in Asia, we do not force guest to buy toilet paper. Our mattress is a standard quality and not the 5 stars hotel mattress. Our internet its a free WIFI and due to our building size, there's bound to be a obstacle, any wifi spot depend on the wifi router position. Our staff well trained to be courtesy and helpful probably you're more demanding or have a very high expectation. Please do no mock our establishment, We're a hostel.

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