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Hostels in Kota Kinabalu

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TOOJOU Kota Kinabalu
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  3. Luggage storage
  4. Check-in [24-hour]
  5. Exercise area
  6. Game room
  7. Bicycles
  8. Coffee shop
"Toojou exceed my expectations! love the design and concepts, hidden gem in Kota Kinabalu. Amazing team and staff are professional & friendly! Each of everyone greeted you whenever they bumped into you. Feel warm and excellent service. Their bed & pillows are super comfortable and clean. Managed to visit their cafe and rooftop bar, thumbs up ! Worth to dine in and make new friends at rooftop bar too. It was a great place to eat, sleep, drink & relax 👍🏼 You guys are awesome! Definitely come back again 😎 hopefully Pablo, the guardian still there welcoming everyone in the lobby ."
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9.2

Exceptional

449 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 17
Vibrant Hostel
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  3. Check-in/out [express]
  4. Luggage storage
  5. Check-in [24-hour]
  6. Game room
  7. Tours
  8. Wi-Fi in public areas
"Vibrant hostel is the place to be when you’re in Kota kinabalu. Why? It’s the location which is conveniently located at the heart of the city just beside the chic IMAGO SHOPPING CENTER. It is 10 minute ride from the KK international airport and the staff especially MARY my savior from all the queries that I ask. She is really helpful, respectful and lovable staff. And the guy(I forgot his name wearing glasses) is also very good and easy to talk to. Keep up the good work and I will definitely comeback and spread the good news of vibrant hostel. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for its super clean facilities, comfy bed and clean bathrooms and most importantly friendly and reliable staffs. Frank "
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9.5

Exceptional

573 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 12
Oikos Poshtel
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Transport to airport
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  5. Spa
  6. Game room
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Luggage storage
"Will be back here the next time i come back to Kota Kinabalu! "
8.8

Excellent

307 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 35
Skypod Hostel
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Bicycle rental
  2. Car park
  3. Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  4. Check-in/out [express]
  5. Sauna
  6. Game room
  7. Luggage storage
  8. Cash withdrawal
"You've made us feel at home here in SKYPOD! It wouldn't be so much fun without your great help. Thank you for taking care of us throughout our stays here in Kota Kinabalu. We're very glad to have met such an amazing people and staffs here in SKYPOD, and now we becoming FRIENDS! We can't thank you enough for what you've done for us, thank you for all the love, laugh, smile and jokes that we've shared for the past 6 days. SKYPOD is a wonderful stay in a fabulous city! We gladly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a cozy haven in Kota Kinabalu, SKYPOD is the one!! We definitely will be back again"
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8.8

Excellent

1122 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 10
Space Cap Hotel
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  2. Luggage storage
  3. Cash withdrawal
  4. Breakfast [free]
  5. Game room
  6. Laundry service
  7. Restaurants
  8. Room service
"I am planning to explore Kota Kinabalu in my next visit and I will surely stay again in this Capsule Hotel. I was able to check in early; all staff were nice and friendly. Awesome stay!"
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8.4

Excellent

646 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 13
OYO 218 Storytel
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  2. Front desk [24-hour]
  3. Check-in/out [express]
  4. Luggage storage
  5. Restaurants
  6. Wi-Fi in public areas
  7. Daily cleaning
  8. Smoke-free property
"I was pretty happy with my 2 night stay here. The room was fairly clean. The free water and hot water, tea and coffee was great. Although just tea leaves instead of tea bags I found weird and funny tasting coffee. I found the staff all amazingly friendly and smiling which I like. Location I quite liked that side of Kota Kinabalu. I couldn't find it without asking the restaurant below where to go but not that hard. Wifi was good. Good budget option!"
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7.5

Very good

426 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 13
Homy Seafront Hostel
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Check-in/out [express]
  5. Luggage storage
  6. Breakfast [free]
  7. Game room
  8. Room service [24-hour]
"I arrived early morning because of my flight schedule. Check-in was a breeze and showed me immediately my room, shower area and the kitchen with free coffee, biscuits and free breakfast. The whole place is really squeaky clean. The hostel is also near ATM, 7-11, Orange, CKS Grocer (mini supermarket), 24/7 restaurant/eatery who serves malaysian food. It is walking distance also to Filipino market( you can buy souvenirs here). Over-all my stay is pleasant and I want to stay here again if I will be back in Kota Kinabalu. "
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9.5

Exceptional

509 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 17
H2 Backpackers
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Transport to airport
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  5. Exercise area
  6. Front desk [24-hour]
  7. Check-in/out [express]
  8. Luggage storage
"Top 3 Things I enjoyed the most at my stay: 1. The location is an excellent spot to everything. Everything is "walkable" from the place. You can go to the Suriah Sabah Mall for some shopping, grocery shopping at KK Plaza, Adventure at Jesselton Point, or take a bus at the Padang Merdeka. It is the center of all the city tour you need to do when going to Kota Kinabalu. 2. My stay is really cheap and shows an excellent value for money. You get to enjoy the basic necessities to enjoy your stay without overspending 3. You get to meet a lot of foreign travelers as it is one of the most common place to stay for a backpacker. You can be assured of the safety of the place as it has CCTV and their staff is always present in the location. Some improvements needs to be made regarding the storage for your bag as the lock seems pretty cheeky, good thing I have my own lock for my bag as a precaution. Likewise, smiling and learning the English language for the staff is needed :D "
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8.6

Excellent

407 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 4
Akinabalu Youth Hostel
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Transport to airport
  2. Car park
  3. Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Luggage storage
  6. Breakfast [free]
  7. Game room
  8. Tours
"My friend and I stayed here on our way in to diving and trekking round Sabah, Borneo. We loved it so much we decided to stay here on our way back out of Kota Kinabalu! It's a hostel so the rooms are simple and not decorated much, but what we loved so much about this place was everything was so clean! The rooms, the beds, the common room, the bathrooms and showers!! All clean, all the time! Most hostels I've stayed at can never keep everything so clean, but Akinabalu does it! The staff are also really friendly and welcoming and offer their help with most anything we needed including booking buses and taxis, and such. The breakfast is not really a breakfast at all, so we usually walked down the street to "Fung-ip cafe." There are a bunch of other restaurants on the same strip and everything except beer is quite cheap. Would love to stay at this place again if I make it back to KK!"
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8.2

Excellent

626 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 18
Nusantara Mattwaddien Hostel
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  2. Game room
  3. Wi-Fi in public areas
  4. Shared kitchen
  5. Adult-only property
  6. Internet services
  7. English
  8. Indonesian
"Pros: -Strategic location, seafood, waterfront, market, drinking bar, shopping malls , 24 hour stores, laundry, all these u can just walk to reach. -Got air con 12 hours a day (7pm to 7am) & water heater, hot & warm water dispenser & locker. - Clean & comfortable. - Lobby like living room with air con & tv. Cons: -Staff forgot to provide blanket & towel until we seek assistance when we are about to sleep. But it is okay. - Air con timing is a little uneasy to us but lobby air con is available to on, good enough la. Can watch TV somemore. - Water pump nt strong enough, but satisfying enough. "
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8.8

Excellent

43 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 14
TOOJOU Kota Kinabalu
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  3. Luggage storage
  4. Check-in [24-hour]
  5. Exercise area
  6. Game room
  7. Bicycles
  8. Coffee shop
"Toojou exceed my expectations! love the design and concepts, hidden gem in Kota Kinabalu. Amazing team and staff are professional & friendly! Each of everyone greeted you whenever they bumped into you. Feel warm and excellent service. Their bed & pillows are super comfortable and clean. Managed to visit their cafe and rooftop bar, thumbs up ! Worth to dine in and make new friends at rooftop bar too. It was a great place to eat, sleep, drink & relax 👍🏼 You guys are awesome! Definitely come back again 😎 hopefully Pablo, the guardian still there welcoming everyone in the lobby ."
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9.2

Exceptional

449 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 17

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Frequently asked questions

What's the average price of a hotel in Kota Kinabalu?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu is USD 28. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu is USD 41. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu is USD 101.

What's the average price of a hotel in Kota Kinabalu this weekend?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu this weekend is USD 29. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu this weekend is USD 44. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu this weekend is USD 109.

What's the average price of a hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight is USD 29. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight is USD 43. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight is USD 106.

What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu near Kota Kinabalu International Airport?

Verified travelers to Kota Kinabalu who stayed near Kota Kinabalu International Airport have given top reviews to Megah D'Aru Hotel, The Atelier Boutique Hotel and Goldenhill Hotel.

What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu near Sapi Island?

Verified travelers to Kota Kinabalu who stayed near Sapi Island have given top reviews to Gayana Marine Resort and Bunga Raya Island Resort.

What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu near Gaya Street Sunday Market?

Verified travelers to Kota Kinabalu who stayed near Gaya Street Sunday Market have given top reviews to Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Hotel 7 Suria and Hotel Grandis.

What are the most popular hotels in Kota Kinabalu?

Popular hotels in Kota Kinabalu include Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Hotel 7 Suria and Hotel Grandis.

What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu for couples?

Couples who stayed in Kota Kinabalu have given high ratings to Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Hotel 7 Suria and Hotel Grandis.

What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu for families?

Families who stayed in Kota Kinabalu highly recommend Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Hotel 7 Suria and Hotel Grandis.

What hotels in Kota Kinabalu have the best views?

Verified travelers to Kota Kinabalu have given top reviews for the views at Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel, Gaya Centre Hotel and Hotel 7 Suria.

What hotels in Kota Kinabalu have the best breakfast?

Verified travelers to Kota Kinabalu have given top reviews for the breakfast at Akinabalu Youth Hostel, Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre and Escape Backpackers Kk.

What's the best neighborhood in Kota Kinabalu to stay in?

Popular neighborhoods among travelers staying in Kota Kinabalu include Central Business District, Tuaran and Tanjung Aru.

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