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H2 Backpacker - Hostel
2 out of 5
1st Floor, Block F Lot 2, Lorong Segama, Kota Kinabalu
The price is P809 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb

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 Feb 6, 2019

H2 Backpacker - Hostel
Akinabalu Youth Hostel
1 out of 5
1st to 4th Floor, Lot 133 Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is P919 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan

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

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 Jan 24, 2020

Akinabalu Youth Hostel
Masada Bed & Breakfast - Hostel
2 out of 5
9 Jalan Masjid Lama, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is P1,139 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan

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

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 Nov 14, 2019

Masada Bed & Breakfast - Hostel
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Jesselton Cabin
2 out of 5
1st and 2nd Floor, No.74, Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is P528 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is steps from Wisma Merdeka and Gaya Street Sunday Market. Suria Sabah Shopping Mall and Kota Kinabalu Central ...

3.8/5Good! (56 reviews)

"good ,clean & Best 👍👍😍😍😍😍"…"

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

Jesselton Cabin
Dimple.Life - Hostel
2 out of 5
Unit P1/D/22/3, Lot 22, Block D, KK Times Square, 3rd Floor, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is P915 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan

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

4.7/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
LOVELY STAY

"Just amazing. Ms. Rose was the kindest ever <3"…"

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Dimple.Life - Hostel
Lot 52 - Hostel
1.5 out of 5
Lot 52, 1st Floor, Jalan Pantai, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is P1,518 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is steps from Wisma Merdeka, Gaya Street Sunday Market, and Suria Sabah Shopping Mall. Kota Kinabalu Central Market ...

Lot 52 - Hostel
Borneo Backpackers
2 out of 5
No. 24 Lorong Dewan, Pusat Bandar, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is P664 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb

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 ...

3.7/5Good! (12 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2019

Borneo Backpackers
Life Sabah Hostel
2 out of 5
Lot No 33a, 2nd Floor, Block F, KK Times Square, Off Coastal Highway, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is P809 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan

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

4.6/5Wonderful! (9 reviews)

"Unique place but for free breakfast is not satisfactory"…"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2019

Life Sabah Hostel
SPOT ON 90078 NAVITA LODGE
2 out of 5
Lot 1 & 2, Block A, Jalan Tamparuli-Ranau, Tuaran, Sabah
The price is P754 per night from 15 Feb to 16 Feb

Situated in Tuaran, this hostel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Tamparuli Suspension Bridge and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Upside Down House. Tuaran Crocodile Farm and Dalit ...

SPOT ON 90078 NAVITA LODGE
Halo Hostel
2 out of 5
Lot 70, Lorong Berjaya 1, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is P890 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan

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

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 Jan 9, 2018

Halo Hostel
Dock In - Hostel
2 out of 5
House 35, Jalan Setesen Jalan Mat Salleh, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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Located in Tanjung Aru, this hostel is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Tanjung Aru Perdana Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Imago Shopping Mall and Sutera Harbour. Sapi Island ...

4.4/5Excellent! (15 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

Dock In - Hostel
Cozy Hostel
2 out of 5
F-33A-5, Block F, Lot 33A, 5th floor, KK Times Square, Off coastal highway, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Plaza Wawasan, Imago Shopping Mall, and Centre Point. Sutera Harbour and Kota Kinabalu ...

Cozy Hostel
X-Plorer Backpackers - Hostel
2 out of 5
1st Floor, 106/108, Jalan Gaya, 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 Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal. Centre Point and Anjung ...

2.8/5 (8 reviews)
Locked out of room after shower

"The lock on the 8-bedded doem room was damaged & it took 10 mins to ooen the door on 2 occassions. The technician or employee was away for 2 days. On the 3rd day the lock failed & lock had to be broken in after 3 different people tried for over 1 hour to ooen the door using the key."…"

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2018

X-Plorer Backpackers - Hostel
Lavender Lodge
2 out of 5
No 6, Jalan Laiman Diki, Kampung Air, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is P1,174 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Sedco Square and Centre Point. Kompleks Asia City and Atkinson Clock Tower are also ...

3.6/5Good! (65 reviews)

"Basic and clean. But bed was extremely uncomfortable. Staff very helpful and friendly."…"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Lavender 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 P1,294 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan

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

4.9/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Vibrant Hostel
Homy Seafront Hostel
2 out of 5
A-G-18 Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, A-04-11, 4th Floor, Block A, Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu
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Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is steps from Warisan Square and Centre Point. Imago Shopping Mall and Kota Kinabalu Central Market are also within ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)

"The location is very strategic. Walking distance to Filipino market, gaya street."…"

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

Homy Seafront Hostel
Signel Hostel
2 out of 5
No. 20-1, Lot 1, 1st Floor, Block G, Jalan Sinsuran 3, Sinsuran Complex, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is P776 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan

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 Gaya Street ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)

"Just perfect....my best hostel ever!! Clean and cozy, friendly staff also"…"

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Signel Hostel
TOOJOU Kota Kinabalu
2 out of 5
No 12, Jalan Masjid Lama, Bandaran Berjaya, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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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 Signal Hill ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)

"Excellent, clean, modern, affordable and chic hostel. Hostel workers are very friendly and helpful. I have nothing to complaint. Make sure to say hi and pet the hostel's cat (Pablo)"…"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2020

TOOJOU Kota Kinabalu
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 and Centre Point. Imago Shopping Mall and Kota Kinabalu Central Market ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)

"Excellent example"…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

Get Inn Backpackers
EB2 Hostel
2 out of 5
3rd floor, unit lot 8 block J, Jalan Sinsuran, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is steps from Local Fruits Market and Centre Point. Kota Kinabalu Central Market and Gaya Street Sunday Market ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)
꽤 괜찮음

"가격대에 비해 숙소가 깨끗하고 좋았어요"…"

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2020

EB2 Hostel
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Gayana Marine Resort

Gayana Marine Resort

5 out of 5
Malohom Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu, Gaya Island, Sabah
4.1/5Very Good! (395 reviews)

"Diving was moderate. Overall rather expensive compared to Malaysian standards. Super service! Staff was extremely attentive. Monkeys were enjoying!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

Gayana Marine Resort
Gaya Island Resort

Gaya Island Resort

5 out of 5
Malohom Bay, Pulau Gaya, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Gaya Island, Sabah
4.4/5Excellent! (424 reviews)
Beautiful Gaya Island Retreat

"My family and I stayed at GIR for 2 nights and had a great time. The rooms were enormous (complete with separate areas for walk in robes, bathtub, shower, toilet). Room amenities were excellent, with bug spray and ointment for insect bites. Our rooms had fantastic views across the sea to Mt Kinabalu, ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Gaya Island Resort
Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

5 out of 5
No. 20, Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is P5,012 per night from 22 Jan to 23 Jan
4.4/5Excellent! (1,039 reviews)

"Love the view from my room and the ambience was relaxing. The Sunset Bar was a winner, just chill while watching the beautiful view of the sunset. Definitely will return."…"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
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Hostels and More in Kampong Gaya

If you're having issues finding a hostel in Kampong Gaya, there are 349 lodging choices within 10 miles, and we'll help you choose one that suits you. With the budget-friendly options here, you can cut down your spending on overnight costs and focus on exploring during your trip. We've heard good things about this destination's natural setting, including its island views and beaches.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Kampong Gaya?

The weather can be important when you want to venture out and explore, so here's some information that might be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically May and April, while July and October 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
  • Average rainfall is 93 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Kampong Gaya?

Depending on your interests, you might enjoy these places to visit:

Top Sights
  • Likas Stadium
  • Sabah State Mosque
  • 1 Borneo Hypermall
Natural Features
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Park
  • KK Esplanade
  • Signal Hill Observatory Platform
Cultural Attractions
  • Museum of Islamic Civilisation
  • Sabah State Museum
  • Monsopiad Cultural Village

Generally, Kampong Gaya is known for its:

  • Snorkelling
  • Beaches
  • Boating

How to Get to Kampong Gaya and Around the Area

You can find the nearest airport in Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.), located 5.9 mi (9.5 km) from the city centre.

Frequently asked questions

What are the best hostels in Kampung Gaya?
Our travelers like these accommodations in the area, and they may have budget-friendly room rates: Gayana Marine Resort - 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from the heart of Kampung Gaya. You can take advantage of free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool at this hotel. Gaya Island Resort - 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from the heart of Kampung Gaya. Located within a 20-minute walk of Imago Shopping Mall and Centre Point. Property features at this hotel include free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Kampung Gaya?
The weather is important when you want to venture out and explore, so here are some stats that may be helpful: The hottest months are usually April and May with an average temp of 82°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 81°F. The rainiest months in Kampung Gaya are October, June, September, and November, with each month seeing an average of 13 inches of rainfall.
What is there to see and do in Kampung Gaya?
Generally, Kampung Gaya is known for its snorkeling, beaches, and boating opportunities. Major attractions include Imago Shopping Mall, 1Borneo Hypermall, and Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal. Get out into nature with places like Sapi Island, Kota Kinabalu Wetlands Centre, and Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. Cultural attractions include Sabah State Museum and Mari Mari Cultural Village.
What's the best way to get to and around Kampung Gaya while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in Kampung Gaya on hand to make the most of your stay: You can fly into the nearest airport, which is Kota Kinabalu Intl. Airport (BKI), located 5.9 mi (9.5 km) away from the city center.