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Borneo Backpackers

No. 24 Lorong Dewan , Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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  • Perfect Location
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Centrally located clean and friendly, BB is only 5 minutes walk to shops and the colourful Sunday Gaya Street Markets. 24hr Security
5 minutes walk to convenient store and Gaya Street Sunday Market.
5 minutes walk to Sabah Tourism Board.
5 minutes walk to Malaysia Tourism Board.
10 minutes walk to shopping mall.
10 minutes walk to Atkinson Clock Tower and long distance bus terminal.
15 minutes walk to Ferry Terminal [Labuan/Brunei and Tunku Abdul Rahman Park(TAR)].
30 minutes walk to Signal Hill Observatory view of Kota Kinabalu.

We offer facilities such as clean bathrooms, toilets, pantry area, free internet and WIFI facility, laundry, cosy lounge area, roof garden deck, 24 hours security, and a tour information counter.

Rooms available include airconditioned or fan dormitory and private room for single, twin, triple or group.

The ground floor of Borneo Backpackers has been converted into a local style post war coffee shop completed with antique furniture and traditional local foods, named 'Borneo 1945 Museum Kopitiam'.

On the walls inside and outside are displayed wartime photographs of Australians and British soldiers, local unsung heroes as well as replicas of war memorial plaques in Sabah.

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Wed 18 Jul 2018 - Sat 21 Jul 2018 Change
Selling out fast!

Room Summary

Wed 18th July 2018 - Sat 21st July 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.3

  • Security 7.3

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 4.7

  • Atmosphere 5.3

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 5.3

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    04 Mar 2017
    Only stayed one night and had a great time. The owner was really lovely also
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    01 Mar 2017
    Good hostel, great location, helpful staff
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    31 Oct 2017
    Hostel open from 11am-11pm odd times especially when your coming in on a 5am night bus, Went with a friend who was continuing on her travels and not staying there they wouldn't let her store her bags OR even hang out in the common area for an hour or two till her next bus because "she wasn't staying there." Place empty, so tired from night bus still couldn't check in till 130pm! Shower head has zero pressure I ended up having to duck down and wash my hair on the feet washing nozzle.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    13 Dec 2017
    Non existent staff working the desk. Saw the housekeeper a few times. Location is great though.
    Peru, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines


  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Things to Note

From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements,
hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent
residents of Malaysia will be levied a tourism tax of RM 10.00 per room
per night stay. Please note these changes in tax structure will result
in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during
check out.

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