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1 bedroom, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, memory-foam beds
1 bedroom, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, memory-foam beds
1 bedroom, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, memory-foam beds
1 bedroom, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, memory-foam beds

Overview of SKYPOD Hostel


2.0 star property

8.8/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
Lot 38, Jalan Ikan Juara 1, Sadong Jaya, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88100

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSabah State Mosque17 min walk
  • Popular LocationOceanus Waterfront Mall18 min walk
  • Popular LocationImago Shopping Mall19 min walk
  • AirportKota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.)12 min drive

Room options

About this area

Kota Kinabalu

SKYPOD Hostel is located on the riverwalk and in an area with good airport proximity. Atkinson Clock Tower and Kota Kinabalu City Mosque are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Signal Hill Observatory Platform and Tanjung Aru Perdana Park. Downbelow Adventure Centre and Sedco Square are also worth visiting. Guests appreciate the capsule hotel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Kompleks Karamunsing - 9 min walk
  • Kompleks Asia City - 11 min walk
  • Sabah State Mosque - 17 min walk
  • Oceanus Waterfront Mall - 18 min walk
  • Imago Shopping Mall - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Tanjung Aru Station - 4 min drive
  • Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.) - 13 min drive

About this property


Capsule hotel by the ocean
Consider a stay at SKYPOD Hostel and take advantage of free breakfast (local cuisine), next to a golf course and an airport pick-up service. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a corner/local shop and a free daily manager's reception.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Free self-parking
  • A cruise ship terminal shuttle, express check-out and a TV in the lobby
  • A water dispenser, ATM/banking services and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Guest reviews speak well of the breakfast, quiet location and WiFi
Room features
All guest rooms at SKYPOD Hostel feature comforts, such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, as well as amenities, such as late-night room service and free WiFi.
Extra amenities include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding, Egyptian cotton sheets and memory foam beds
  • Rainfall showers, bidets and free toiletries
  • 50-inch Smart TVs with Netflix, cable channels and DVD players
  • Communal kitchens, full-sized fridge/freezers and microwaves


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Malay

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Free off-site parking
  • 24-hour pick-up airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Return train station shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping centre shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast available daily 7 AMโ€“11 AM
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Free daily reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area


  • ATM/banking services
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Corner/local shop
  • Lockers available
  • Reception hall
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Conference space (500 square feet)


  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have any lifts
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Memory-foam mattress
  • Portable fan
  • Premium bedding


  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 50-inch smart TV
  • TV channels
  • DVD player
  • Netflix

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Rice cooker
  • Shared kitchen access


  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe
  • Shared accommodations
  • Slippers
  • Washing machine

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Express check-in available
Minimum check-in age - 15


Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: MYR 29
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport and train station (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property does not allow children
1 child, up to the age of 12 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cash deposit: MYR 50.00 per stay
  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property from 1 January 2023. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: MYR 30 per vehicle
  • Late check-out fee: MYR 29 (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have any lifts

Property is also known as

SKYPOD Hostel Kota Kinabalu
SKYPOD Kota Kinabalu
SKYPOD Hostel Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
SKYPOD Hostel Capsule Hotel
SKYPOD Hostel Kota Kinabalu
SKYPOD Hostel Capsule Hotel Kota Kinabalu

Frequently asked questions

Is SKYPOD Hostel pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 3 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 19 Dec 2022 start from RMย 51.72, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at SKYPOD Hostel?

Self-parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.

What time is check-in at SKYPOD Hostel?

Check-in endsโ€“anytime.

What time is check-out at SKYPOD Hostel?

Checkout is at noon. Late checkout is available for MYR 29 (subject to availability).

Does SKYPOD Hostel provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's a shuttle from the airport to the hotel that runs on request. A fee of MYR 30 per vehicle applies.

Where is SKYPOD Hostel located?

Located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, this golf capsule hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kompleks Asia City, Imago Shopping Mall and Sabah State Museum. Atkinson Clock Tower and Anjung Samudera are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at SKYPOD Hostel and receive a full refund?

Yes, SKYPOD Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to SKYPOD Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 10 - Excellent. 36 out of 59 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 61%
Rating 8 - Good. 15 out of 59 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 25%
Rating 6 - Okay. 7 out of 59 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 12%
Rating 4 - Poor. 0 out of 59 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 0%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 1 out of 59 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Excellent

Travelled with family, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amazing value
A few of the things I liked in the dorm room is each bed has a curtain so you have privacy and the space is really big with lots of storage space right under your bed. The staff were really friendly and helpful and the welcome card is a nice touch too. Thereโ€™s a nice chill out area with bean bags and the coffee is great too. (Good coffee is a rarity in hostels)
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

8/10 Good

Verified traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
its a good place to stay
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2019

8/10 Good

Verified traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Everything is good but the water pressure is too low when we stayed in the hostel. Iโ€™d like to visit here again if the water pressure gets stable.
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2019

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2018

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveller
Stayed 6 nights in Dec 2018

8/10 Good

Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2018

8/10 Good

Verified traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Quite hot bcoz the staff like to turn off the air cond.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2018

10/10 Excellent

Jon, Hong kong
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice comfortable hostel
Had an enjoyable stay here. This hostel is clean and comfortable. The only down side is it is located 5 mins drive from the city centre.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2018

6/10 Okay

Verified traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A little run around adventure
Stay at Skypod was good. The 2nd night we booked a month or so in advance. We showed up to find out the whole hostel was booked up. They relocated us to JIA by Skypod and refunded our night. A small hiccup but they were very accommodating. Only little upset was that they agreed to pay for our airport transfer from the new place but didn't.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2018

8/10 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Good value for a less money, one of the best dormitory from my trip on Malaysia
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2018