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Amazing hostel. Friendly, helpful staff, very social atmosphere, clean and attractive decor.
Initially I was going to stay at Marco Polo for a couple of nights and I ended up staying much longer. The owners are genuinely nice and were always very helpful and knowledgeable about kuching. The common area is enjoyable. The breakfast was always very good. The location is good enough. It's a little bit remote from the city center (15 min walk) but I didn't see it as a problem. There are a lot of dining option near the hotel, also an olympic swimming pool just nearby.
Overall I had a really nice stay, but I think the place could use a sprucing up cosmetically. It's a shame about the back-door entrance near the restaurant's kitchen, and honestly I found the other end of town much nicer. However, with this said, this was the first hostel on my 3-week trip where I found the guests and staff all interacting on the patio with one another, the way hostels used to be before wi-fi (to be clear, there is a good wifi signal here, too!) I have very fond memories here.