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Sakot Hostel
Sakot Hostel
Sakot Hostel
Sakot Hostel
Sakot Hostel
Sakot Hostel
Sakot Hostel

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8.5

Excellent

354 reviews

354 reviews

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8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Cathay Ciniplex

130 m

The Kinabalu Club

180 m

Golden Screen Cinemas

240 m

Sabah Court House

270 m

Taman Ilham

270 m

Popular landmarks
Gaya Street Sunday Market

510 m

Night Market

600 m

Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

790 m

Signal Hill Observatory Platform

870 m

Sabah State Museum

2.0 km

Closest landmarks
Klinik Kesihatan Ibu dan Anak Pekan

200 m

Klinik Lau & Choong

390 m

Sabah State Mosque (Masjid Negeri Sabah)

410 m

Dataran Desoka

420 m

Sunday market

420 m

Sakot Hostel

Jalan Bandaran Berjaya 2, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Central Business District, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Sapi Island. Massage, restaurant and spa are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

Airport transfer

Inside city center

390 meters to Mamutik Island

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Cash withdrawal

Sauna

Spa

Bar

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kota Kinabalu every 2 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.8
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport6.8 km

Rooms available at Sakot Hostel

1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 bunk beds
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Family room 1 double and 1 bunk bed
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed
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Entire 8-Bed Private Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 bunk beds
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Entire Private Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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Entire 4-Bed Private Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Sakot Hostel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Sakot Hostel?

Sakot Hostel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Sakot Hostel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is available for an additional charge. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hostel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kota Kinabalu with private transportation, the hostel can arrange car rental for you.

Is breakfast offered at Sakot Hostel?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Sakot Hostel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 21 MYR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

What are my dining options at Sakot Hostel?

To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

What is the smoking policy at Sakot Hostel?

Sakot Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Sakot Hostel?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to Sakot Hostel is South Bus Terminal, 1.1 km away.

What restaurants are nearby Sakot Hostel?

Sakot Hostel’s neighborhood is Central Business District which includes popular restaurants such as Kedai Kopi Sin Houng Kee, Halo Cafe and Dreamtel Cafe.

What popular shopping places are close to Sakot Hostel?

Shopping options in Sakot Hostel’s Central Business District neighborhood include Gaya Street Sunday Market, Night Market and Suria Sabah Shopping Mall.

What are popular attractions near Sakot Hostel?

Sakot Hostel’s location in the Central Business District neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Poring Hot Springs, Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and Sabah State Museum.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Sakot Hostel?

Sakot Hostel’s nearby natural sights include Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre, Mount Kinabalu Botanical Garden and Kokol Hill located in the same Central Business District area.

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What people love about Sakot Hostel

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "Located at the second floor, and a decent backpackers' style budget place to stay."

    Dixie

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    December 6, 2020

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "they compensate with the very accommodating staffs."

    Angelica

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    April 13, 2020

  • 8

    Very good

    "Definitely will check in again here when we visit K.K. again."

    Saneth

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    February 18, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 1,523 Kota Kinabalu properties
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Service score
9/10
Value for money score
8.8/10
Cleanliness score
8.4/10
Location score
8.7/10
Better than
93
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Better than
92
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Better than
88
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Better than
87
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Overall rating:

8.5

Excellent
354 reviews
Cleanliness
8.4
Facilities
7.8
Location
8.7
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What travelers say they love:
Very friendly and accomodating staffs.
nurhaida from Philippines
Family with young children
More about Sakot Hostel

More about Sakot Hostel

Sakot Hostel

Sakot Hostel is the perfect choice for travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Kota Kinabalu. Experience an urban escape in Kota Kinabalu with a stay at Sakot Hostel, with its exceptional location right in the city center.
Sakot Hostel provides a range services and amenities to help make your stay more comfortable. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the hostel can arrange it before your check-in date. Exploring Kota Kinabalu is made even more convenient with the car hire services available at the hostel.
If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hostel's available parking, right on-site. Front desk services including luggage storage can assist with your needs. If you need, the tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at the hostel will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Little things you forgot to pack aren't a big problem! Just stop by the convenience stores to get what you need. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hostel to allow cleaner air for all guests.
Feel right at home during your stay at Sakot Hostel. Some rooms are equipped with linen service and air conditioning for your convenience. The hostel also offers a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, bottled water, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hostel provides toiletries and towels in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at Sakot Hostel. Everyone loves a good cup of coffee! A coffee shop on-site means you can enjoy a cup of real, freshly brewed coffee every morning -- or anytime you feel like it. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the hostel. Regardless of any dietary restrictions you may have, you'll eat well at Sakot Hostel which has a selection of halal options.
A night in at the hostel's bar can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions. Sakot Hostel has vending machines for 24-hour available light snacks and/or drinks. Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house shared kitchen available here.
Never let a day go wasted when you're at Sakot Hostel with all the activities and facilities provided. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the massage, spa and sauna.


Reasons to stay here

This hostel beats 92% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 88% of the city's accommodation.
This accommodation is highly rated for its staff and service, beating 93% of competition within the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.8

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

25 mentions

Internet

3 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Beach

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Filipino
  • Malay

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurant [halal]
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Cash withdrawal
  • Convenience store
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Free bottled water
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Non-smoking
  • Towels
Location
Jalan Bandaran Berjaya 2, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000
Excellent
Location

8.7

Airports

  • Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
    6.8 km
  • Labuan Airport (LBU)
    119.0 km

Public transportation

  • South Bus Terminal
    1.1 km
  • North Borneo Railway
    4.1 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Klinik Kesihatan Ibu dan Anak Pekan
    200 m

Shopping

  • Gaya Street Sunday Market
    510 m

Convenience store

  • On-site

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM on-site
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Mamutik Island
    410 m
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market
    510 m
  • Night Market
    600 m
  • Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
    790 m
  • Signal Hill Observatory Platform
    870 m
  • Sabah State Museum
    2.0 km
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
    8.2 km
  • Sapi Island
    8.2 km
  • Manukan Island
    8.4 km
  • Poring Hot Springs
    14.3 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Cathay Ciniplex
    130 m
  • The Kinabalu Club
    180 m
  • Klinik Kesihatan Ibu dan Anak Pekan
    200 m
  • Golden Screen Cinemas
    240 m
  • Sabah Court House
    270 m
  • Taman Ilham
    270 m
  • Sabah Tourism Promotion Corporation
    290 m
  • Padang Merdeka
    300 m
  • Istana
    350 m
  • Asia City Complex
    390 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Baby cot is not available at the property.
  • Extra bed is not available at this property.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until01:00
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until01:00

Getting around

  • Travel time to airport (minutes)15

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)21 MYR

The property

  • Number of floors2
  • Number of rooms 4
  • Year property opened2017
  • Most recent renovation2019

Reviews of Sakot Hostel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.5
/
10
Cleanliness8.4
Facilities7.8
Location8.7
Service9.0
Value for money8.8
High score for Kota Kinabalu
Rating
9+ Exceptional (82)
8-9 Excellent (33)
7-8 Very Good (31)
6-7 Good (16)
<6 Below Expectation (12)
Time of the year
Mar - May (37)
Jun - Aug (35)
Sep - Nov (47)
Dec - Feb (55)
All guests (354)
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10.0
Exceptional
Regenna from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

HOSTELS FOR SOLO TRAVELER”

I PERSONALLY LOVE THIS PLACE ... ITS SAFE, NEAR THE BUS STATION.. NEAR TO ALL MAIN ATTRACTIONS IN KK TOWN.. LOVE THE NIGHT VIEW.. MAYBE CAN IMPROVE THE LAUNDRY SECTION... EASY FOR SOLO TRAVELERS LIKE ME

Reviewed February 06, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
nurul from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

Great place to stay”

All facilities provided is very convenice from washing machine ,iron,pantry & the hotel is beautiful 😁 ...would like to stay at sakot again...

Reviewed January 15, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
ali from Canada
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

Close to everything you nèed”

Staff are so nice and very helpful

Reviewed January 15, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
JOHARI from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

This is the best hotel ever!”

Best hostess!

Reviewed January 23, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Nor from Malaysia
Group
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

very good”

nicee and love it

Reviewed July 29, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Dixie from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in July 2020

Decent and budget”

Located at the second floor, and a decent backpackers' style budget place to stay. I stayed in a mixed room and although it was alright at that time (only me and one guy) I certainly wish if there was separate male/female rooms at this place.

Reviewed December 06, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
Farisya
Group
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

Room For 6”

+ Its a good place at a good location shouldnt be worry bcs everyday we saw police car circling the area. Close to most places. + very nice and helpful staff. very softspoken and polite make you feel "invited" +big bed -quite cramp for 6 people -aircond is actually not that strong but its fine -room toilet is small but shared bathroom is great but still i rate them an 8/10 🎉

Reviewed February 22, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Angelica from Philippines
Group
Entire 8-Bed Private Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

First impression NEVER lasts ”

We had difficulty in finding the hostel, it has a small signage. You’ll need to climb stairs to get to the rooms (older persons might see this hard, or those having big trollies). But those are small mishaps. Because they compensate with the very accommodating staffs. They have a laundry and pantry area, free iron usage! Near the van and bus terminal. And 5 mins walk to the shopping center

Reviewed April 14, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
NURUL from Malaysia
Group
Family room 1 double and 1 bunk bed
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

Exceptional”

Clean and comfortable.

Reviewed January 10, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Stephanie from Malaysia
Group
Entire 4-Bed Private Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in January 2020

Exceptional”

Staff is very friendly and helpful. Location is strategic

Reviewed January 22, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
noor from Malaysia
Group
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Excellent”

Everything is good just at first its hard to locate the hostel . The hostel near to convenience store so its is easy to walk and staff is very friendly. Thank you

Reviewed June 03, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Andrew from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Entire 8-Bed Private Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Comfortable stay. Near the terminal where buses and cars to other Sabah towns are available.”

Got into a dorm where there weren't any guests. Since every bed has a personal lamp which is really bright, i think it is good to put partition or at least a curtain for every bed. Love the place. It feels new and modern.

Reviewed January 05, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Shona from United Kingdom
Couple
Entire 4-Bed Private Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Very good”

We booked the hostel for the location and mainly because it advertised there was a kitchen. Since we've been travelling for quite some time, the novelty of eating out every meal wears off and we were dying to cook our own food. Unfortunately there is no longer a kitchen as advertised and they've opened up their own cafe downstairs. We were very disappointed with this. In addition, the hostel looks to be undergoing some maintenance and I feel like the price should reflect this until the renovation is finished. Light switches are in very awkward places e.g. our light switch was outside our room which mean that quite often people would turn it on during the night unknowingly. I'm sure this is an issue that will be resolved once the renovation has finished. The hostel would also benefit some furniture in the room so you can put your belongings. Nevertheless, the location is pretty good! I just feel like more facilities should be offered for the price.

Reviewed September 19, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
basheer from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Entire 8-Bed Private Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

Nice”

Located at a very strategic location

Reviewed April 05, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
basheer from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Nice”

Located at a very strategic location

Reviewed April 05, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Saneth from Philippines
Couple
Family room 1 double and 1 bunk bed
Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

Value for Money and Informative Staff”

The Staff were all good, informative and helpful. Easy to check in and out, good location and accessible to almost everything. Definitely will check in again here when we visit K.K. again.

Reviewed February 18, 2020

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Hai SAneth.. Thank you very much.. See you next year

Responded February 24, 2020
Sakot Hostel
7.6
Very good
Arina from Malaysia
Group
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Seaview room”

You guys better get the renovation done first before rent it out to people! We were not being informed anything beforehand and only know when we arrived there. Imagine waking up to the sound of people’s drilling just next door ugh! But i give credits to the location! Everything is there. From convenience stores, laundry, restaurants, waterfront (!!) etc. The best part is that you can see the sunset just from the window. Overall is excellent if you get the renovation done first.

Reviewed March 23, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Elizabeth from Malaysia
Group
Family room 1 double and 1 bunk bed
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

No water during our stay. ”

Pros: Walking distance to Mamak stall, 7E, Gaya Sunday Market, Center Points etc. Room was okay, aircon excellent & very cold. Got pantry & washing machine. Will come & stay here again for our next trip. Staff friendly but difficult to find them. Cons: No water during our stay on the 4th night. Need to wait for the water to pump. Wifi very slow.

Reviewed July 10, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Bernard from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

Very good”

okay stay . Friendly staff . Recommend for solo traveller , not for family or couple

Reviewed June 09, 2019

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6.8
Good
Yung from Malaysia
Group
Family room 1 double and 1 bunk bed
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Value of money.. Cannot expect too much”

First of all, this hostel give me the bad impression is that during my check in time, there is no any front counter officer at the counter. And the front door cannot access at all. We only manage to get in this hostel from rear door which is very inconvenient due to the renovation is in progress. And lastly we found out the staff is doing housekeeping service at that moment (multi task).. management should think about this issue... We are booking for family room provided by 1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed. But the aircond is upper of queen bed and there is the partitial between queen bed and bunk bed. It caused that bunk bed is very hot although aircond is functioning. This hostel also provide washing machine for backpacker.

Reviewed February 07, 2019

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