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Frequently asked questions

What is Kota Kinabalu like for travellers on a budget?

Kota Kinabalu has cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a great choice for a budget-friendly getaway. You can find ways to save money while getting to know this destination, which is home to attractions such as Centre Point, Kompleks Asia City and Oceanus Waterfront Mall.

What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Kota Kinabalu?

Based on reviews, Celyn City Hotel is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good options for your budget-friendly stay include H2 Backpacker - Hostel and Pan Borneo Hotel Kota Kinabalu.

How many cheap hotels will I find in Kota Kinabalu?

Choose a hotel that suits your wallet from Expedia's 110 budget hotels in Kota Kinabalu.

When is the best time for a budget trip to Kota Kinabalu?

Weather will likely play an important role when you plan your trip to Kota Kinabalu, but bear in mind that cheaper options are usually available when the weather isn't as good. The hottest months are usually April and May, with an average temperature of 28°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 27°C. The rainiest months in Kota Kinabalu are October, June, September and November, with each month seeing an average of 323 mm of rainfall.

What is there to see and do in Kota Kinabalu?

Kota Kinabalu attracts visitors with its major shopping area and island views, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the local attractions that interest you most, and then fill your itinerary with activities that are easy on the wallet. Check out the area's cultural spots like Sabah State Museum and Mari Mari Cultural Village, or hunt for bargains with some shopping at Centre Point.

How can I get to Kota Kinabalu and get around on a budget?

Scoping out the transportation options in Kota Kinabalu is a smart way to keep your trip affordable. The nearest airport is Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.), situated 4 mi (6.5 km) away. To venture out into the surrounding area, hop aboard a train at Tanjung Aru Station. You can learn about your options for water transport at the local marina.

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