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Akinabalu Youth Hostel

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  • Excellent42%
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  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
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“social area”(4 reviews)
“fan room”(4 reviews)
“gaya street”(12 reviews)
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Free Wifi
Breakfast included
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1 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good spacious open communal area, friendly helpful staff and central location. Hot clean showers and free tea and coffee was great, as well as breakfast which they set up early for us before our mount Kinabalu climb!

Thank Emilyhobbs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hostel. Very central location and very helpful staff. Hot and clean showers and lots of space in communal areas and in the rooms! Breakfast is provided and includes fruit. Free tea and coffee throughout the day. Overall a very pleasant stay!

Thank campbellsusie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are very friendly and breakfast is included. Good location in backpacker area and near the harbour. No aircon in dorm rooms unless you pay extra and even then you can’t have it all day. Good common area and WiFi. I’d come back again.

Thank Giovanna M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great hostel! Comfortable and in a great location! Lots of things to see around the area. Good drying facilities. Good WiFi and communal space. Great staff and welcoming to us all. Great breakfast with toast and papaya and eggs

Thank Katie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A really good place to stay in Kota Kinabalu, close to everything and breakfast is included. Fan room is quite warm but not too hot. Good WiFi. We really enjoyed our stay here, we would recommend it to backpackers

Thank IreneeJacobs
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US$15 - US$21 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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"a room with fan would be enough as I didn't feel the heat at night"
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"bring toiletries, hangers, room slippers, and keep luggage locked for safety. bring extension plugs with long..."
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"Fan room - very cheap"
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"All the rooms are fairly quite."
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