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 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful 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 not 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 9.5

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Oct 2019
    This is my second time staying here, not so many words to say, I just love it! Really close to most of facilities you need! 10 out of 10!
    Malaysia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    13 Aug 2022
    Small but nice room and lovely staff.
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    06 Dec 2021
    Perfect hostel with clean and great facilities!
    Malaysia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    01 Dec 2019
    We loved our stay at Vibrant Hostel! We stayed in a private room, which was really nice and spacious. It is located right next to the Imago Mall, and it is within walking distance to the Waterfront. Other than that we just took Grab everywhere, because it is so cheap :). The lady from the reception was super great and helped us book a tour to Mt Kinabalu. Would stay here again!!
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    13 Nov 2019
    Central location and superb staff! Everything was spotless and the bed was really comfy. You can lock away your luggage (and shoes!). I was flying late in the evening and was able to check out and leave my luggage with the hostel and then I returned in the afternoon to shower and collect my things before leaving for my long journey home. The friendly receptionist made everything so easy and I really appreciated how thoughtful she was, letting me shower and relax at the hostel after checkout.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    04 Jan 2022
    I find the hostel very clean, and the staff (Mary) is very friendly. Overall, a good stay and would definitely come back. Only thing that drives me insane is the dry toilets are always wet. Maybe put up a sign so other guests can be mindful of it?
    Malaysia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    12 Nov 2019
    I had a 4 bed female room all to myself which was nice. The staff were super accommodating of my 2am check-in after a late flight. Beds were super comfy and the place was clean, however I only saw 2 other people staying there (I was only there for one night) so I'd definitely say it's not the sort of hostel where you meet people and make friends. Perfect for a quick stopover though!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    01 Nov 2019
    Good location, clean, and a comfortable base for before and after our Mount Kinabalu trek. Can't fault the hostel for anything, but the layout doesn't really contribute to a social place. Friendly staff.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    02 Feb 2020
    Great stay here at Vibrant! Very clean, tidy, modern and comfy. The proper thick duvets on the bed the highlight! Staff very helpful. Recommended.
    England, Male, 25-30
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  • 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