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Featured Hostels in Kota Kinabalu

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Seaview Capsule Hotel - Hostel
Seaview Capsule Hotel - Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu
RM74
5.0/5 (5 reviews)

It was a good stay in Seaview Capsule with the magnificent sea view and the super friendly staffs. The cleaniness was excellent.! Definitely will come back again.!

Reviewed on 11 Oct,2018
Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Filipino Market and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sabah State Mosque and Likas Stadium. Warisan ...
JK Capsule Hostel
JK Capsule Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 Lot No 34, 3rd and 4th Floor, Block F, Kota Kinabalu
RM94
4.0/5 (4 reviews)

Location is strategy

Reviewed on 23 Nov,2018
This hostel is located in Kota Kinabalu (Downtown Kota Kinabalu), close to Imago Shopping Mall, Sabah State Mosque, and Plaza Wawasan. Also nearby are All Saint's ...
Dock In - Hostel
Dock In - Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 House 35, Jalan Setesen Jalan Mat Salleh, Kota Kinabalu
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RM71
4.8/5 (5 reviews)

I would highly recommend Dock in. I stayed here for one night, but I'm so amazed with its interior design, cleanliness, friendly staff and how organized they are upon check-in.

Reviewed on 29 Apr,2018
Located in Tanjung Aru, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tanjung Aru Perdana Park and Sabah State Mosque. Sabah State Museum and Museum of Islamic Civilisation ...
Fat Rhino Hostel
Fat Rhino Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 No 120, 1st Floor, Jalan Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu
RM54
3.3/5 (23 reviews)

Hotel nearby restaurant

Reviewed on 13 Dec,2018
Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Gaya Street Sunday Market and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sabah State Mosque and Likas Stadium. ...
SKYPOD Hostel
SKYPOD Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 Lot 38, Jalan Ikan Juara 1, Sadong Jaya, Kota Kinabalu
RM77
4.6/5 (44 reviews)

Quite hot bcoz the staff like to turn off the air cond.

Reviewed on 3 Aug,2018
Located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, this golf hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kompleks Asia City and Sabah State Museum. Atkinson Clock Tower and Filipino ...
Step-In Lodge
Step-In Lodge
2.5 out of 5.0 6 Jalan Kamunta, Kota Kinabalu
RM53
4.0/5 (2 reviews)
Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from KK Plaza and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sabah State Mosque and Likas Stadium. Warisan Square ...
HOOD - Hostel
HOOD - Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 50, Jalan Pantai, Kota Kinabalu
RM57
5.0/5 (1 reviews)

Nice place to stay, friendly environment with great ambience. Had the chance to meet and chat with others while having breakfast and late night snacks.

Reviewed on 18 Mar,2018
Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Atkinson Clock Tower and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sabah State Mosque and Likas Stadium. Gaya ...
B&B21 - Hostel
B&B21 - Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 Lot 21, Lorong Dewan, Kota Kinabalu
RM88
4.7/5 (9 reviews)

Very accessible location, friendly staff, and also, good and comfortable beds.

Reviewed on 14 Sep,2018
Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Atkinson Clock Tower and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sabah State Mosque and Likas Stadium. Gaya ...
Akinabalu Youth Hostel
Akinabalu Youth Hostel
1.0 out of 5.0 1st to 4th Floor, Lot 133 Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu
RM66
4.2/5 (19 reviews)

Bad experience I booked a private room at 3rd floor but no cupboard or mirror Towel also have to rent at RM3. The toilet is suck! I don't really care that it was a shared toilet but what I can't tolerate is no water pipe, so how the fuck the guest wash their waste???? The Hotel also don't have iron ...

Reviewed on 3 Aug,2018
Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Atkinson Clock Tower and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sabah State Mosque and Likas Stadium. Gaya ...
H2 Backpacker - Hostel
H2 Backpacker - Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 1st Floor, Block F Lot 2, Lorong Segama, Kota Kinabalu
RM46
3.0/5 (1 reviews)

ブルネイ行のバスターミナルやナイトマーケットから徒歩数分のところでロケーションは良かったです。 ゲストハウス自体も清潔で居心地は良かったです。 日本人スタッフがいていろいろとお世話になりました。 ベットも間仕切りやカーテンがあり、ある程度プライベートが保てます。

Reviewed on 27 Aug,2018
Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Wisma Merdeka and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sabah State Mosque and Likas Stadium. KK Esplanade ...
Postar's Backpacker - Hostel
Postar's Backpacker - Hostel
1.5 out of 5.0 Jalan Lobou Lobou Dua, Ranau
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4.0/5 (3 reviews)

Very nice hostel in the village of Kundasang. Not far from Kundasang Square where there are bazaars and food. Road is abit bumpy but it's still very nice to stay here. the view from the hostel is amazing!

Reviewed on 6 Nov,2018
Situated in Kundasang, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mount Kinabalu National Park and Kundasang War Memorial. Desa Cattle Dairy Farm is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) ...
Ranau Backpackers Hostel
Ranau Backpackers Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 1st Floor, Block N, Ranau
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RM59
2.3/5 (3 reviews)

Cannot check in cause the hotel are already full after comform booked!

Reviewed on 31 Aug,2018
Situated in Ranau, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Mount Kinabalu National Park and within 12 mi (20 km) of Kundasang War Memorial and Poring Hot Spring. ...
Borneo Backpackers
Borneo Backpackers
2.0 out of 5.0 No. 24 Lorong Dewan, Pusat Bandar, Kota Kinabalu
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RM75
3.4/5 (5 reviews)

Had amazing stay. The stuff is very friendly and its confortable serounding

Reviewed on 12 May,2017
Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Gaya Street Sunday Market and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sabah State Mosque and Likas Stadium. ...
PODs the Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu
PODs the Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu
2.0 out of 5.0 1-1-11, First Floor, Block 1, Kota Kinabalu
RM56
4.0/5 (1 reviews)

Nice hotel Staff was very friendly But the air cond not cold Overall was excellent

Reviewed on 11 Apr,2018
Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Warisan Square and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Sabah State Mosque. Filipino Market and Centre ...
Escape Backpackers KK
Escape Backpackers KK
2.0 out of 5.0 Unit Lot 8 Block J, 3rd Floor, Kota Kinabalu
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RM48
4.0/5 (1 reviews)

It was kinda tough to figure out where the place was given the small sign and hardly noticeable numbers due to the color choice. But after going up about 4 flights of stairs, comes this cozy little spot in the heart of the city. Air conditioner works fine and the food offered was alright. Just don't ...

Reviewed on 12 Jan,2018
Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Centre Point and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sabah State Mosque and Likas Stadium. Warisan Square ...
Happy Garden Resort - Hostel
Happy Garden Resort - Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 Jalan Tun Hussein Onn, Bundu Tuhan, Ranau
RM92
Situated in Ranau, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Mount Kinabalu National Park.
Kinabalu Poring Vacation Lodge
Kinabalu Poring Vacation Lodge
2.0 out of 5.0 Kampung Poring, Ranau
RM129
3.9/5 (17 reviews)

More improvement required. Road to premise need to be upgraded.

Reviewed on 18 Jun,2018
Situated in Ranau, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mount Kinabalu National Park and Poring Hot Spring. Kundasang War Memorial and Desa Cattle Dairy Farm ...
Jesselton Cabin
Jesselton Cabin
2.0 out of 5.0 1st and 2nd Floor, No.74, Kota Kinabalu
RM52
3.7/5 (50 reviews)

I stayed there for only day time, its cheap but I'd better pay a bit more and go other places.

Reviewed on 6 Oct,2016
Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Gaya Street Sunday Market and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sabah State Mosque and Likas Stadium. ...
Laban Rata Resthouse - Hostel
Laban Rata Resthouse - Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 Laban Rata, Kota Belud
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Situated in Kota Belud, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Mount Kinabalu National Park and within 9 mi (15 km) of Desa Cattle Dairy Farm and Kundasang War ...
Good View Lodge
Good View Lodge
2.0 out of 5.0 2nd & 3rd Floor, Block L, Jalan Labuk, Kota Kinabalu
RM129
4.2/5 (4 reviews)

Big room but thin bed and at 3rd floor of the buidling. Not recommend to disable person. China owner that chat loud at night.

Reviewed on 10 Feb,2018
Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from KK Plaza and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sabah State Mosque and Likas Stadium. KK Esplanade ...
Mari Jari SpaStay - Hostel
Mari Jari SpaStay - Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 Jalan Kepayan, Aeropod Commercial Square, Kota Kinabalu
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4.0/5 (1 reviews)
This hostel is located in Kota Kinabalu (Tanjung Aru), close to Tanjung Aru Perdana Park, Sabah State Mosque, and Sabah State Museum. Also nearby are Sutera ...
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      What Is a Hostel?


      If you're searching for an affordable place to stay in Kota Kinabalu, one of its 34 hostels could be a great option. These dorm-style accommodation options come in lots of shapes and sizes, but they all have a few qualities in common:

      • Low prices
      • A social environment
      • Shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too)

      By going with a hostel in Kota Kinabalu, you can spend less on accommodation and save more of your budget for sightseeing during your holiday. We've heard good things about the marina and other attractions in this destination, as well as activities like boating.


      When Is the Best Time to Visit Kota Kinabalu?


      The weather can be important when you want to venture out and explore, so here's a little information that might be helpful:


      • The hottest months are typically April and May, while June and January are the coldest months
      • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 31° C and night-time temperatures average 24° C
      • April-June: 32° C is the daytime average and 24° C is the night-time average
      • July-September: Daytime averages are around 31° C and night-time averages are around 24° C
      • October-December: The average temperatures are 31° C during the day and 24° C at night
      • Average rainfall is 93 inches in a year

      What Can I Do in Kota Kinabalu?


      Depending on your interests, you might like these places to visit:

      Top Sights
      • Sabah State Mosque
      • Likas Stadium
      • 1 Borneo Hypermall
      Natural Features
      • KK Esplanade
      • Signal Hill Observatory Platform
      • Kota Kinabalu Wetlands Centre
      Cultural Attractions
      • Museum of Islamic Civilisation
      • Sabah State Museum
      • Monsopiad Cultural Village

      Overall, Kota Kinabalu is known for its:

      • Boating
      • Diving
      • Snorkelling
      • Marina
      • Parks
      • Shopping

      How to Get to Kota Kinabalu and Around the Area


      You can find the closest airport in Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.), 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the city centre. Once you've arrived, you might want to use public transport to get around. If you're hoping to check out more of the area, make your way to Tanjung Aru Station to take a train.