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North Borneo Cabin Reviews

1st & 2nd Floor, No. 74 Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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277 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 68%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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Decent hostel, good value for money, nice staff very friendly and helpful; the dorms are OK, showers and common bathroom cleaned every day, basic breakfast but nothing to complain 'cause it's included!


the staff there were amazing, very helpful and very friendly if i stay in kota again i defintely will stay there again.

  • 15th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I only stayed here for 1 night in a dorm. The staff were very helpful when I asked about restaurants and tours. The only small issue was the only plug socket for a room of 10 was at one end of the room and only reachable by about 6 beds. It does have a multi socket attached but not great if you need to charge your phone (for alarm) overnight. I would stay here again.


Stayed in a lot nicer places for the same if not less money. Didn't seem to be much effort put into the place.


Excellent location with Sunday Market right down the stairs (if you are into wholesale accessories that you could see everywhere else in Asia), max. 15 minutes walk away from all the diving agencies and one of the biggest malls in KK. Breakfast was toasts and really bad coffee. DISAPPOINTED when one of the staff members tried to guilt trip us into paying for his own mistake. Otherwise nice place to just stay for 8 hours a day and out and about for the rest.


The property was secure and clean. There is a nice backpacker's atmosphere and all the necessary amenities are there. The location is smack dab in the middle of city centre! Very convenient! The staff is also friendly.


Perfectly fine hostel, in a good part of town near to shops banks etc. loads of information on tours and I found the best prices were to book at the hostel after a lot of shopping around! Hot showers as well which is a nice treat! As always you get what you pay for but I've paid the same and had a lot worse at other hostels. Beds ok, air con dorms are definitely worth it, and it's very safe. Would recommend


A family-run business, the staff were considerate enough and treat guests like a part of their family sometimes. My personal requests were entertained and I was satisfied with my stay there. Toilets and showers are relatively cleaner than the surrounding hostels around. So far my favourite place to stay in KK. P/s: to those who are not familiar with backpacking culture, you pay for what you get, so for less than RM 30 do not expect a five-star treatment as you would get in a hotel.


Great place to stay! It feels like staying at a local family's house. Lovely staff and location.

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