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Featured Hostels in Kota Belud

Happy Garden Resort - Hostel
P1,328
per night
31 Mar - 1 Apr

Situated in Ranau, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mount Kinabalu Park Entrance and Mount Kinabalu National Park. Desa Cattle Dairy Farm and Kundasang War ...

3.8/5Good! (5 reviews)

"Sorry to say that the walls were so paper-thin that the guy snoring next door kept me awake for hours. Apart from that it’s good value for money and great access to the park and kundasang"…"

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2019

Happy Garden Resort - Hostel
Ranau Backpackers Hostel
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Situated in Ranau, this hostel is Mount Kinabalu National Park and within 6 miles (10 km) of Arnab Village and Last POW Camp Memorial. Kokob Rafflesia Conservation ...

2.3/5 (3 reviews)

"Cannot check in cause the hotel are already full after comform booked!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2018

Ranau Backpackers Hostel
Kinabalu Poring Vacation Lodge
2 out of 5
Kampung Poring, Ranau, Sabah
P1,603
per night
3 Apr - 4 Apr

Situated in Ranau, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Mount Kinabalu National Park and Poring Hot Spring. Sungai Moroli Fish Spa and Desa Cattle Dairy ...

4.1/5Very Good! (21 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 Sep 18, 2019

Kinabalu Poring Vacation Lodge
Postar's Backpacker - Hostel
1.5 out of 5
Jalan Lobou Lobou Dua, Kampung Lembah Indah, Ranau, Sabah
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Situated in Kundasang, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kundasang War Memorial and Mount Kinabalu National Park. Desa Cattle Dairy Farm is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) ...

4/5Very Good! (3 reviews)

"Very nice hostel in the village of Kundasang. Not far from Kundasang Square where there are bazaars and food. Road is abit bumpy but it's still very nice to stay here. the view from the hostel is amazing!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2018

Postar's Backpacker - Hostel
NaVita Lodge
2 out of 5
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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 ...

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Other property types in Kota Belud

Taun Gusi Village Homestay
Taun Gusi Village Homestay
2.5 out of 5
P695
per night
1 Apr - 2 Apr
4.3/5Excellent! (6 reviews)

"Friendly staff 👍"…"

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

Taun Gusi Village Homestay
Cabana Retreat - Glamping
Cabana Retreat - Glamping
2 out of 5
4.3/5Excellent! (4 reviews)
The room camp look nice but too small and hot

"Maybe enough to stay for 1 night only because the price too expensive just only for a camp..for me the price is not worth it to stay because the camp is small and shared bathroom..the night view is NICE but enough for 1 night stay..the air-condition can’t cope with the heat at the afternoon (still ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Cabana Retreat - Glamping
Laban Rata Resthouse at Mount Kinabalu
Laban Rata Resthouse at Mount Kinabalu
2 out of 5
Kundasang, Kota Belud, Sabah
Laban Rata Resthouse at Mount Kinabalu
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're looking for low-cost places to stay in Kota Belud, a hostel in town could be a great choice. These dorm-style accommodation options come in quite a few forms, but all of them have three main qualities in common:

  • Low prices
  • A social setting
  • Shared rooms (though many have private options too)

By going with a hostel in Kota Belud, you can reduce your spending on lodging and set aside more of your money for sightseeing during your trip.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Kota Belud?

Good weather's always better when you're experiencing new places, so here's some information that might be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically May and April, while March and August 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

How to Get to Kota Belud and Around the Area

You'll find the closest airport in Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.), located 41.9 mi (67.4 km) away from the city centre. Another option is Kudat (KUD), situated 46.2 mi (74.4 km) away.

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