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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, Warisan Square C-03-03, C-03-04, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
RM82
4.7/5 (9 reviews)

Great sea view and good location

Reviewed on 30 Mar,2019
Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is steps away from Local Fruits Market and Filipino Market. Centre Point and Kota Kinabalu Central Market are ...
Audrey Capsule Hostel
Audrey Capsule Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 Lorong Grand, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellation
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RM30
4.5/5 (2 reviews)

The girl who runs it is very helpful. She makes recommendations on everything. Restaurants, sightseeing, beaches. All the things that tourists need to know. The capsule was spotless, common areas were always clean. Everything was perfect.

Reviewed on 26 Mar,2019
Located in Penampang, this hostel is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Petagas War Memorial and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Sabah State Museum. Sutera Harbour and City Mall are ...
Signel Hostel
Signel Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 No. 20-1, Lot 1, 1st Floor, Block G, Jalan Sinsuran 3, Sinsuran Complex, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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RM65
5.0/5 (4 reviews)

Really enjoyed the experience of a shared dormitories especially the common room/play room. Lots of games to enjoy with others. Staffs are friendly and approachable. Really recommend to others

Reviewed on 9 Apr,2019
Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Local Fruits Market and Centre Point. Filipino Market and Kota Kinabalu Central Market ...
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, Api - Api Centre, Jln Centre Point, Kota Kinabalu
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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 steps away from Centre Point and Filipino Market. Imago Shopping Mall and Kota Kinabalu Central Market are ...
JK Capsule Hostel
JK Capsule Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 Lot No 34, 3rd and 4th Floor, Block F, KK Times Square off Coastal Highway, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
RM94
4.2/5 (5 reviews)

Location is strategy

Reviewed on 23 Nov,2018
Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Plaza Wawasan, Imago Shopping Mall and Filipino Market. Sutera Harbour and Centre Point ...
Step-In Lodge
Step-In Lodge
2.5 out of 5.0 6 Jalan Kamunta, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
RM59
4.3/5 (3 reviews)

빈스가 너무좋아요 I like vince 또한 잠자리도 좋고요 시원하고 앞에 거리들이 멋있네요

Reviewed on 23 Feb,2019
Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Local Fruits Market, Filipino Market and Kota Kinabalu Central Market. Centre Point ...
SKYPOD Hostel
SKYPOD Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 Lot 38, Jalan Ikan Juara 1, Sadong Jaya, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
RM66
4.5/5 (52 reviews)

its a good place to stay

Reviewed on 26 Mar,2019
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 ...
Fat Rhino Hostel
Fat Rhino Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 No 120, 1st Floor, Jalan Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
RM59
3.3/5 (24 reviews)

Excellent location for food and shopping. Many wild birds around but sorry if you don‘t like them, but can make you closer to nature without going to a wild place.

Reviewed on 11 Mar,2019
Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Gaya Street Sunday Market, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall and Kota Kinabalu Central Market. ...
V Hotel
V Hotel
2.0 out of 5.0 Lot 48, Jalan Pantai, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellation
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RM80
Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is steps from Atkinson Clock Tower and Gaya Street Sunday Market.
Escape Backpackers KK
Escape Backpackers KK
2.0 out of 5.0 Unit Lot 8 Block J, 3rd Floor, Jalan Sinsuran, Sinsuran Kompleks, Kota Kinabalu
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RM53
4.5/5 (2 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 within a 5-minute walk of Local Fruits Market, Centre Point and Filipino Market. Kota Kinabalu Central Market ...
Ranau Backpackers Hostel
Ranau Backpackers Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 1st Floor, Block N, Sedco Shophouse, Jln Kembar Pekan Ranau, Ranau, Sabah
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RM55
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 miles (20 km) of Poring Hot Spring and Kundasang War Memorial. ...
Dock In - Hostel
Dock In - Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 House 35, Jalan Setesen Jalan Mat Salleh, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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RM80
4.3/5 (10 reviews)

Very good hostel with excellent and thoughtful amenities.

Reviewed on 30 Oct,2018
Located in Tanjung Aru, this hostel is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Tanjung Aru Perdana Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Imago Shopping Mall and Sutera Harbour. Centre ...
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Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa

Pantai Dalit Beach, Tuaran, Sabah
    5.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.5 out of 5 (884 reviews)

    Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & SpaRM584

    when booking 11 May - 12 May

    Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & SpaRM584
    Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

    Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

    No. 20, Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
      5.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.3 out of 5 (1,310 reviews)

      Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and SpaRM704

      when booking 13 May - 14 May

      Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and SpaRM704

      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.