Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

Children between 12 to 18 years old must be accompanied by the parent.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Vibrant Hostel is located at the heart of Kota Kinabalu, within 5 minutes walking distance to Imago Shopping Mall and Riverson Kota Kinabalu. The hostel is very close to most of the attractions in Kota Kinabalu such as Gaya Street (Sunday Market), Filipino Market, Atkinson Clock Tower, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, Oceanus Mall, Waterfront (Bar, Restaurant & Night Life), Jesselton Point, Signal Hill and many more. Kota Kinabalu International Airport is only approximately 8 km from the hostel.

Vibrant Hostel provides free Wi-Fi and continental breakfast, tea and coffee (all day). The property features five floors with lift capable of accommodating 96 persons, with four 8 persons mixed dormitory rooms, fourteen 4 persons dormitory rooms and 4 private rooms (queen bed) good for 2 persons. Free toiletries and shared bathroom. All rooms are air conditioned with personal locker, reading lamp and universal socket.

We aim to provide a comfortable and yet affordable stay to all our guests.

***Property Policies & Conditions:

1. Cancellation Policy: 3 days before arrival.
2. Check in from 14:00 to 21:00.
3. Check out before 12:00 (noon).
4. Payment upon arrival by cash (Malaysian Ringgit). Credit card is accepted but subject to bank surcharge.
5. Taxes: not included.
- For non-Malaysian guest, RM10 is implemented for each room per night as tourism tax.
6. Breakfast: included.
7. No curfew.
8. No smoking in the whole hostel.
9. Reception Working Hours: from 07:00 to 21:00.
10. Age Restriction:
(1) The minimum age to check in is 18 years old.
(2) No children below 12 years old.
(3) Children between 12 to 18 years old must be accompanied by the parent. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Apr 2019
    Cleanest hostel ever!! Staff were friendly and accommodating. Breakfast provided was great start to the day. Rooms on smaller side but bedding was VERY comfortable which more than made up for space. Would stay again!
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0


    06 Mar 2019
    Really clean hostel week very friendly staff!
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Mar 2019
    Amazing ... so clean staff all so helpful comfy beds felt so safe easy to get to places LOVED the stay defintly recomend and it’s new so not many reviews but don’t let that put you of it’s AMAZING
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    07 Feb 2019
    This is an excellent hostel, newly opened. The staff were absolutely wonderful. They were able to organize two day trips for us with ease to finish off our trip. The apartment style kitchen makes for a nice social environment. The facilities are great for a hostel with plug sockets and reading lights on every bed and lovely hot showers! I would definitely stay again!
    Ireland, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Jan 2019
    Don’t be put off by the lack of reviews so far! A really new hostel which we absolutely loved. Mary and the rest of the staff are so friendly and helpful and were very kind to us during our stay. The hostel is very modern, clean and well run. Breakfast provided was great and there was always somebody on hand to answer questions! Thanks so much guys!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    24 Apr 2019
    Vibrant Hostel is super modern with a really happy feel to it. Mary who works there was so welcoming and friendly! She helped us plan our trip to an island and made us feel at home. We stayed in a private room and the bed was so big and comfortable, it felt like memory foam! Lots of showers and everything was really clean. Breakfast was toast and eggs with tea, coffee and crackers available all day in every kitchen. Only a short walk to the waterfront where there's restaurants and market :)
    New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    12 Mar 2019
    Very good stay at Vibrant hostel. Reception staff all very good and helpful, especially Mary. Great location right near the shopping centre and also lots of restaurants and travel agents around (good dive shop nearby as well). Would definitely recommend and stay here again if in Kota Kinabalu!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    05 May 2019
    Had a queen private room and I can honestly say it was the comfiest sleep we have had all travelling (so far!). The lady who greeted us was so welcoming and helpful! We checked out very early in the morning as we had a flight to catch and it wasn’t a problem at all. Good location, next to a really good mall. Bit of a walk into main KK but nothing too major. Overall a great stay. Short but sweet!
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.1


    21 Mar 2019
    Very helpful and friendly staff! Nice basic clean rooms. Nice bathroom. No complaints!
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    22 Apr 2019
    The staff were absolutely lovely and very accommodating. Very clean hostel with great amenities. Only thing that let's it down is there is no real communal area and not much atmosphere. Great for a good night's sleep though!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi