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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 steps away from Warisan Square and Filipino Market. Imago Shopping Mall and Centre Point are also within 6 ...
Signel Hostel
Signel Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 No. 20-1, Lot 1, 1st Floor, Block G, Kota Kinabalu
Free cancellation
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RM65
5.0/5 (1 reviews)
Located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is within walking distance of Local Fruits Market, Centre Point and Filipino Market. Also nearby are Kota ...
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
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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, 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, Sutera Harbour and Filipino Market. Also nearby are Centre Point ...
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 within 6 miles (10 km) of Warisan Square, Imago Shopping Mall and Centre Point. Gaya Street Sunday Market and ...
SKYPOD Hostel
SKYPOD Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 Lot 38, Jalan Ikan Juara 1, Sadong Jaya, Kota Kinabalu
RM68
4.5/5 (49 reviews)

Everything is good but the water pressure is too low when we stayed in the hostel. I’d like to visit here again if the water pressure gets stable.

Reviewed on 9 Jan,2019
Located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, this golf hostel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Filipino Market, Imago Shopping Mall and Atkinson Clock Tower. Kompleks Asia ...
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 steps away from Gaya Street Sunday Market and Atkinson Clock Tower. Imago Shopping Mall and 1 Borneo Hypermall ...
Escape Backpackers KK
Escape Backpackers KK
2.0 out of 5.0 Unit Lot 8 Block J, 3rd Floor, Kota Kinabalu
Free cancellation
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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 within 6 miles (10 km) of Centre Point, Imago Shopping Mall and Gaya Street Sunday Market. Kota Kinabalu Central ...
Ranau Backpackers Hostel
Ranau Backpackers Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 1st Floor, Block N, Ranau
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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
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RM72
4.5/5 (8 reviews)

Very good hostel with excellent and thoughtful amenities.

Reviewed on 30 Oct,2018
Located in Tanjung Aru, this hostel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Tanjung Aru Perdana Park, Imago Shopping Mall and Sutera Harbour. Filipino Market and Centre ...
Get Inn Backpackers
Get Inn Backpackers
2.0 out of 5.0 Block 3, 3-F1-11, Jalan, Kota Kinabalu
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5.0/5 (1 reviews)

This place nice

Reviewed on 15 Feb,2019
This hostel is located in Kota Kinabalu (Downtown Kota Kinabalu), close to Kompleks Asia City, Imago Shopping Mall and Centre Point. Also nearby are Filipino ...
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, Imago Shopping Mall and Sutera Harbour. Also nearby are Sabah State ...
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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.