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 9.9

  • Security 9.9

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Jul 2019
    We were only here for one night - but booked for two since we had a later flight. Staff was super helpful and accommodating. As a couple, our floor seemed to only have private double beds so there weren’t that many people - meant we had a quiet environment! Breakfast was filling and pretty simple - enjoyed the instant coffee which was surprising. This location is next to the Imago Mall which was immensely convenient. Malay food court selections in the mall were next world. Location was AMAZING
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 Jun 2019
    Such amazing staff and perfect location. Great facilities too! Definitely recommend. No complaints whatsoever
    Sweden, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    30 May 2019
    Excellent new hostel in the vicinity of a shopping mall and many eateries. Beds were comfy, universal adapter was a really smart move for travellers, and locks provided for everything (even shoes!) Staff were very accomodating and even gave me the same bed after coming back from Mount Kinabalu. Every floor also had a modern kitchen and a lounge area with access to all TV series and movies. Special shoutout to Arm for amazing hospitality. Would recommend to friends and travelers alike!
    Malaysia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    21 Aug 2019
    We couldn’t recommend Vibrant enough. Super clean hostel, very helpful staff, filling breakfast, and comfortable beds. More the feel of a hotel, in a positive way. Great value for money. Simply the best hostel in KK.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    18 Jul 2019
    Nice hostel, hospitable people
    Netherlands, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    23 Jun 2019
    We loved our stay here. Everyone was very helpful. This is a very cute little hostel with lots of little feminine touches that give it a pretty feel!
    Ireland, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    27 Aug 2019
    Stayed in a private room with shared bathroom. The place was very clean. Aircon was good and it was right next to Imago Shopping Mall which was a huge bonus. The staff are lovely and very helpful. The hostel organise a lot of trips which are really good and good price. Highly recommend staying here!
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.1


    12 Jul 2019
    Lovely and very comfortable hostel. The beds are some of the comfiest we’ve stayed in, each one comes with a reading light, plug socket, a pillow and duvet and are cleaned daily. We extended our stay here as we slept so well. Staff are very friendly and helpful . Location is a little far from the main bars, restaurants, markets etc but is cheap in a grab or a 30 minute walk. WiFi works well and kitchen is good. Not much atmosphere if you want to meet other travellers
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.6


    03 Aug 2019
    little/ No atmosphere, could be timing? Rest of hostel all very nice
    Scotland, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    18 May 2019
    No atmosphere at all in the common areas, but super clean and super comfy beds!
    England, 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