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Featured Hostels in Pusat Bandar

Akinabalu Youth Hostel
1 out of 5
1st to 4th Floor, Lot 133 Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
RM57
per night
Jan 25 - Jan 26

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is steps away from Atkinson Clock Tower and Gaya Street Sunday Market. Suria Sabah Shopping Mall and Centre Point ...

4.2/5Excellent! (23 reviews)
Good location. Friendly staff.

"Great location. Very helpful staff. I stayed in a double room. The room was okay. The location is great. Close to restaurants and night market. Breakfast was not very good but you get what you pay for. I enjoyed the stay because the staff were friendly. You have to go upstairs to get to the reception.Then ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Sep,2019

Akinabalu Youth Hostel
Borneo Backpackers
2 out of 5
No. 24 Lorong Dewan, Pusat Bandar, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
RM53
per night
Jan 24 - Jan 25

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Gaya Street Sunday Market, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall and Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal. ...

3.8/5Good! (10 reviews)

"I love it. This is a really nice backpackers’ hostel and very clean indeed. The price is also very affordable"…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug,2019

Borneo Backpackers
B&B21 - Hostel
2 out of 5
Lot 21, Lorong Dewan, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
RM88
per night
Jan 27 - Jan 28

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is steps away from Atkinson Clock Tower and Gaya Street Sunday Market. Suria Sabah Shopping Mall and Jesselton ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)

"Great location, gaya street just across the road and Sinsuran Market aka Philipin Market around 10mins walk. within half an hour you can walk all around kota kinabalu ! The place, the receptionist, the environment everything is great ! facilities and amenities are in good condition. 100% recommended ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep,2019

B&B21 - Hostel
Masada Bed & Breakfast - Hostel
2 out of 5
9 Jalan Masjid Lama, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
RM78
per night
Jan 24 - Jan 25

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Atkinson Clock Tower, Centre Point and Gaya Street Sunday Market. Anjung Samudera ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Masada is good for friends or groups

"It was a nice stay because it was close to most night markets. A very affordable place to stay with friendly staff and FREE breakfast, amazing!"…"

Reviewed on 14 Nov,2019

Masada Bed & Breakfast - Hostel
PODs the Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu
2 out of 5
1-1-11, First Floor, Block 1, Api - Api Centre, Jln Centre Point, Kota Kinabalu
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
RM56
per night
Jan 24 - Jan 25

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Warisan Square and Anjung Samudera. Centre Point and Kota Kinabalu Central Market ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Comfortable

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

Reviewed on 11 Apr,2018

PODs the Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu
TOOJOU Kota Kinabalu
2 out of 5
No 12, Jalan Masjid Lama, Bandaran Berjaya, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
RM153
per night
Jan 24 - Jan 25

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Atkinson Clock Tower and Gaya Street Sunday Market. Anjung Samudera and Kota Kinabalu ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Hotel stay which is value for money

"Pro : walking distance to Gaya Sunday street, at the last shop of the alley (quiet), boutique hotel design with built in Bluetooth speaker Con : can hear noise if ppl walk /chit chat at night"…"

Reviewed on 12 Sep,2019

TOOJOU Kota Kinabalu
Signel Hostel
2 out of 5
No. 20-1, Lot 1, 1st Floor, Block G, Jalan Sinsuran 3, Sinsuran Complex, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
RM61
per night
Jan 24 - Jan 25

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Local Fruits Market and Centre Point. Kota Kinabalu Central Market and Anjung Samudera ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
Fantastic hostel - well worth the money

"Amazing hostel. Incredibly welcoming staff, always eager to help. Yayan keeps the place super clean! And Leo, Leelian, Mimi and Gino try very hard to make you feel at home. Beds are comfy with a curtain, shelf, plug socket and light. Lockers, towels and toiletries provided as well as laundry soap, ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jun,2019

Signel Hostel
H2 Backpacker - Hostel
2 out of 5
1st Floor, Block F Lot 2, Lorong Segama, Kota Kinabalu
RM59
per night
Jan 25 - Jan 26

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of KK Plaza and Gaya Street Sunday Market. Suria Sabah Shopping Mall and Kota Kinabalu ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (4 reviews)

"Strategic place , good hospitality , cheap and reasonable . Extremely friendly staff. Internet was running super good 24-7. I’ll definitely put up here again on my next trip to KK."…"

Reviewed on 6 Feb,2019

H2 Backpacker - Hostel
Get Inn Backpackers
2 out of 5
Block 3, 3-F1-11, Jalan, Api-api Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Warisan Square, Anjung Samudera and Centre Point. Imago Shopping Mall and Kota Kinabalu ...

5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)

"Excellent example"…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar,2019

Get Inn Backpackers
Escape Backpackers KK
2 out of 5
Unit Lot 8 Block J, 3rd Floor, Jalan Sinsuran, Sinsuran Kompleks, Kota Kinabalu
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
RM43
per night
Jan 24 - Jan 25

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Local Fruits Market and Centre Point. Anjung Samudera and Kota Kinabalu Central Market ...

4/5Very Good! (7 reviews)
Cozy little spot in the middle of the city

"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

Escape Backpackers KK
Good View Lodge
2 out of 5
2nd & 3rd Floor, Block L, Jalan Labuk, Segama, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu
RM129
per night
Jan 24 - Jan 25

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of KK Plaza and Gaya Street Sunday Market. Kota Kinabalu Central Market and Suria Sabah ...

3.9/5Good! (9 reviews)

"Pros: -Cheap -Nice staff, good at english Cons: -Not effective air conditioning -Quite dirty toilet, unlockable door, water doesn’t run well FIY: -Tax is not included 10 RM/Room/Night I booked the room for 6 pax. I got 1 keycard and 1 key. We booked in a separate day but we can leave the luggages ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 May,2019

Good View Lodge
Halo Hostel
2 out of 5
Lot 70, Lorong Berjaya 1, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
RM71
per night
Jan 24 - Jan 25

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Sedco Square, Centre Point and Gaya Street Sunday Market. Anjung Samudera and Kota ...

3.7/5Good! (10 reviews)
Inexpensive Private Room for Couples

"Halo hostel is a good option for couples travelling. The rooms are small, but have storage space, individual bathrooms and are clean. The area is really good if you want convenience. Walkable to the downtown area and jetty. Breakfast is made to order eggs, toast, fruit and coffee. My only con is ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jan,2018

Halo Hostel
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Other property types in Pusat Bandar

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
5 out of 5
Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
RM412
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24
4.1/5Very Good! (1,189 reviews)

"convient location, arrived on New year Eve, right before countdown"…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan,2020

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
5 out of 5
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Sinsuran, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
RM468
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24
4.3/5Excellent! (1,173 reviews)

"Location, view and service was excellent. Staff were very friendly and attentive, they remembered what we liked for breakfast and went out of their way to prepare special meals for us as we are vegan. We are very grateful."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jan,2020

Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
The Klagan Hotel
The Klagan Hotel
3 out of 5
Unit 25-28, Ground Floor, Block D, Warisan Square Jalan Tun Fuad Step, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
RM181
per night
Jan 31 - Feb 1
4.1/5Very Good! (927 reviews)

"Very good location and good service. Value for money."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jan,2020

The Klagan Hotel
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're looking for a low-cost place to stay in Pusat Bandar, one of the 21 hostels here could be a great choice. No two hostels look exactly the same, but these dormitory-style accommodation options all offer the following:

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

Hostels are a great way to stay in Pusat Bandar for good value, so you can save your budget for fun things to do. You can enjoy activities like shopping, and the sea views create an appealing natural setting.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Pusat Bandar?

Good weather's always better when you're experiencing new places, so here's some information about the local climate:

  • The hottest months are typically April and May, while April and September 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
  • Rainfall averages 93 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Pusat Bandar?

Depending on your interests, you might enjoy these places:

Top Sights
  • Likas Stadium
  • Sabah State Mosque
  • 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

In general, Pusat Bandar is known for its:

  • Parks
  • Marina
  • Shopping
  • Seafood

How to Get to Pusat Bandar and Around the Area

You'll find the closest airport in Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.), located 4.4 mi (7.1 km) away from the city centre.