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Featured Hostels in Sabah

Borneo Venture Hostel
2 out of 5
1-1-11, 1st floor, api api center, jalan center point, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM22 per night

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is steps away from Kompleks Asia City and Centre Point. Imago Shopping Mall and Anjung Samudera are also within ...

Borneo Venture Hostel
TOOJOU Kota Kinabalu
2 out of 5
No 12, Jalan Masjid Lama, Bandaran Berjaya, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM153 per night

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

4.8/5Exceptional! (5 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
Akinabalu Youth Hostel
1 out of 5
1st to 4th Floor, Lot 133 Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is RM57 per night

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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (25 reviews)
Nice, and Cheap place to stay

"Nice and clean place to stay. It is easy to find and locate at lots of eatery place."…"

Reviewed on 24 Jan 2020

Akinabalu Youth Hostel
Balung River Eco Resort
2 out of 5
Mile 33, Apas Balung, Locked Bag No. 30, Tawau, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM153 per night

Situated in Tawau, this hostel is within 32 miles (52 km) of Wisma Persekutuan Tawau, Tawau District Library and Tawau Tanjung Market. Tawau Fish Market and ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"This resort feels like a five star property. It’s a peacefully get away to an old palm oil plantation. It seems like the perfect place to start an artist colony, a research center, or to write a book. It would definitely be a great place for a wedding, or a family reunion. It is very affordable, ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 May 2019

Balung River Eco Resort
Tempo
2 out of 5
Lot 173, 1st Floor, Marketplace at Desa Seri Tong Talun, Semporna, Sabah
The price is RM44 per night

Situated in Semporna, this hostel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Semporna Mosque and within 6 miles (10 km) of Bukit Tengkorak and Limau Limau.

4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)

"It’s so good since they are so good in taking care of cleanliness."…"

Reviewed on 15 Feb 2019

Tempo
Kinabalu Poring Vacation Lodge
2 out of 5
Kampung Poring, Ranau, Sabah
The price is RM118 per night

Situated in Ranau, this hostel is 11.4 mi (18.3 km) from Sungai Moroli Fish Spa and 21.5 mi (34.7 km) from Desa Cattle Dairy Farm.

4.1/5Very Good! (22 reviews)

"This was a cool place to stay with fish ponds and animals all around. It was very close to the hot springs. The electricity went out on numerous occasions, to be expected, it did not dampen our stay here."…"

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2019

Kinabalu Poring Vacation Lodge
Vibrant Hostel
2 out of 5
Level 1 - 5, Unit 29, Building No E, KK Times Square, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM77 per night

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Plaza Wawasan, Imago Shopping Mall and Anjung Samudera. Centre Point and Sutera Harbour ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)

"Comfortable and in a convenient location. Nice vibe."…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2020

Vibrant Hostel
Wanderer Inn
2 out of 5
Lot D1, Semporna Seafront Resort, New Township, Semporna, Sabah
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Situated in Semporna, this hostel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Semporna Mosque and within 9 miles (15 km) of Bukit Tengkorak and Limau Limau.

4/5Very Good! (4 reviews)
Clean hostel. Good location.

"The hostel reception was on the second floor. I had to go up the stairs with my large suitcase. The hostel is clean. I was too cold overnight but other than that, nothing to complain about. The location was good. Close to the waterfront restaurants and also money exchange."…"

Reviewed on 8 Sep 2019

Wanderer Inn
Sandakan Backpackers Hostel
2 out of 5
Lot 108, 1st Floor, Block HS-11, Sandakan Harbour Square, Jalan Pryer, Sandakan, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM66 per night

Situated in Sandakan, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Sandakan Harbour Mall, Saint Michael's and All Angels Church and Bukit Buli Sim Sim. Agnes Keith ...

4/5Very Good! (4 reviews)
All good - would return again.

"Very good stay. Friendly reception staff and clean rooms that were a good size. Hot water for the showers and a varied breakfast. Good location."…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar 2020

Sandakan Backpackers Hostel
The Bunk - Hostel
2 out of 5
113, Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Gaya Street Sunday Market and Suria Sabah Shopping Mall. Kota Kinabalu Central Market ...

4/5Very Good! (4 reviews)
Barely Ok hostel, but in a very good location.

"I have stayed in many hostels around the world, so this hostel comes up as just ok. Nothing really impressive, nothing really horrible to complain about. However, i don't think it is suitable for someone without hostel experience to try it out for the 1st time."…"

Reviewed on 5 May 2018

The Bunk - Hostel
HOOD - Hostel
2 out of 5
50, Jalan Pantai, 1st Floor ( Back Entrance ), Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is RM36 per night

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

4/5Very Good! (8 reviews)

"It's acceptable for its price point, with good airconditioning and (somewhat) clean toilets. Wifi is slightly weak. And the room door lock is too flimsy so security is definitely a concern"…"

Reviewed on 15 Jun 2019

HOOD - Hostel
Dock In - Hostel
2 out of 5
House 35, Jalan Setesen Jalan Mat Salleh, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM95 per night

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 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (15 reviews)

"Very good hostel with excellent and thoughtful amenities."…"

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2018

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Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Sabah?
If you’re looking for an affordable place to stay in Sabah, one of the 52 hostels here might be a great choice for you. Hostels are a great way to stay for a lower cost, so you can save your budget for going out. We’ve heard good things about this destination’s natural setting, including its beaches and sunsets.
What is a hostel?
These dormitory-style accommodations come in lots of shapes and sizes, but all of them have three main qualities in common, including low prices, a social environment and shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too).
What are the best hostels in Sabah?
Ready to book a hostel? These top picks get the highest reviews from our customers and might be a good place to start: Tempo - Property features include free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour front desk. You’ll find showers, free toiletries and lockers in all rooms. Get Inn Backpackers - Located within a 10-minute walk of Anjung Samudera and Centre Point. You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as a restaurant. You’ll find showers and free toiletries in all rooms. Borneo Venture Hostel - Located steps from Centre Point. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen, as well as tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with towels, showers and free toiletries. Balung River Eco Resort - Property features include free parking, an outdoor pool and a restaurant. You’ll find towels, showers and free toiletries in all rooms. Dock In - Hostel - You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with towels and showers.
What is there to see and do in Sabah?
Depending on what you’re interested in, you might like to discover some places near Sabah. Get out into nature with places such as Mount Kinabalu National Park, Tip of Borneo and Mount Kinabalu Park Entrance. Cultural attractions include Mari Mari Cultural Village, Sabah State Museum and Monsopiad Cultural Village. Visit landmarks such as Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, Sabah State Mosque and Kundasang War Memorial.