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Featured Hostels in Kota Kinabalu

Dock In - Hostel
P877
per night
6 Jan - 7 Jan

Located in Tanjung Aru, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tanjung Aru Perdana Park and Sabah State Mosque. Imago Shopping Mall and Sutera Harbour are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (12 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

Dock In - 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
P792
per night
12 Dec - 13 Dec

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 Anjung Samudera ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)
Fantastic hostel - well worth the money

"Amazing hostel. Incredibly welcoming staff, always eager to help. Yayan keeps the place super clean! And Leo, Leelian, Mimi and Gino try very hard to make you feel at home. Beds are comfy with a curtain, shelf, plug socket and light. Lockers, towels and toiletries provided as well as laundry soap, ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

Signel Hostel
Audrey Capsule Hostel
2 out of 5
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
P474
per night
7 Jan - 8 Jan

Located in Penampang, this hostel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Bukit Padang and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Sabah State Museum. Sabah State Mosque and Imago Shopping Mall ...

4.1/5Very Good! (11 reviews)

"good"…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

Audrey Capsule Hostel
Seaview Capsule Hotel - Hostel
P898
per night
12 Dec - 13 Dec

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is steps away from Local Fruits Market and Anjung Samudera. Centre Point and Kota Kinabalu Central Market are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (15 reviews)

"The tv doesn't work but its ok because i don't go travel to Sabah just to watch tv 😂"…"

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Seaview Capsule Hotel - Hostel
TOOJOU Kota Kinabalu
2 out of 5
No 12, Jalan Masjid Lama, Bandaran Berjaya, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
P2,079
per night
3 Jan - 4 Jan

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 Kota Kinabalu ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Hotel stay which is value for money

"Pro : walking distance to Gaya Sunday street, at the last shop of the alley (quiet), boutique hotel design with built in Bluetooth speaker Con : can hear noise if ppl walk /chit chat at night"…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

TOOJOU Kota Kinabalu
Akinabalu Youth Hostel
P584
per night
23 Dec - 24 Dec

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

4.2/5Excellent! (23 reviews)
Good location. Friendly staff.

"Great location. Very helpful staff. I stayed in a double room. The room was okay. The location is great. Close to restaurants and night market. Breakfast was not very good but you get what you pay for. I enjoyed the stay because the staff were friendly. You have to go upstairs to get to the reception.Then ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

Akinabalu Youth Hostel
Happy Garden Resort - Hostel
P1,299
per night
17 Dec - 18 Dec

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
H2 Backpacker - Hostel
2 out of 5
1st Floor, Block F Lot 2, Lorong Segama, Kota Kinabalu
P788
per night
13 Dec - 14 Dec

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
Kinabalu Poring Vacation Lodge
2 out of 5
Kampung Poring, Ranau, Sabah
P1,418
per night
15 Dec - 16 Dec

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
SKYPOD Hostel
2 out of 5
P701
per night
12 Dec - 13 Dec

Located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, this golf hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kompleks Asia City, Imago Shopping Mall and Sabah State Museum. Atkinson Clock ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (56 reviews)

"its a good place to stay"…"

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

SKYPOD Hostel
Good View Lodge
2 out of 5
2nd & 3rd Floor, Block L, Jalan Labuk, Segama, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu
P1,576
per night
12 Dec - 13 Dec

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of KK Plaza and Gaya Street Sunday Market. Kota Kinabalu Central Market and Suria Sabah ...

3.9/5Good! (9 reviews)

"Pros: -Cheap -Nice staff, good at english Cons: -Not effective air conditioning -Quite dirty toilet, unlockable door, water doesn’t run well FIY: -Tax is not included 10 RM/Room/Night I booked the room for 6 pax. I got 1 keycard and 1 key. We booked in a separate day but we can leave the luggages ..."…"

Reviewed on May 13, 2019

Good View Lodge
B-BANG HOSTEL
2 out of 5
Block J, 1st to 3rd Floor, Lot 6, Asia City, Jalan Singgah Mata, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free Cancellation
P1,409
per night
12 Dec - 13 Dec

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

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"一家四人到沙巴旅遊,我們選擇VIP ROOM,很喜歡這樣的住宿體驗 不僅床型特別,床墊和枕頭也非常舒適,空調很新很穩定很涼爽,讓我們五天四夜的自助旅遊,睡得好,玩得愉快。 飯店位置的四週有很多商場可逛,走路3-5分鐘就有好多知名的餐廳(富源,大茄來.双天.華興etc.) 最後要謝謝親切的櫃檯人員(中文也會通喔),我的孩子手機忘在grab車上,他們義不容辭的幫助我們聯絡,很快速的司機先生就幫忙將手機送回 最後一天在等待送我們到機場的司機先生遲到了,櫃檯人員也熱心的幫忙打電話確認,很貼心對待旅客。 真心推薦到沙巴旅遊,選擇b-bang capsule hotel~"…"

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

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Other property types in Kota Kinabalu

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
P9,066
per night
6 Jan - 7 Jan
4.4/5Excellent! (1,646 reviews)

"I really like this property. Rooms are comfortable and spacious. Love the balcony! Breakfast is great with lots of options. My daughter spends a lot of time at the kids club. Like the variety of restaurants but missed the Italian this time (closed recently). Staff is very helpful. Some places could ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
5 out of 5
P4,587
per night
5 Jan - 6 Jan
4.1/5Very Good! (1,159 reviews)

"Service level has been consistent all the time"…"

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2019

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel
Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel
5 out of 5
Lot G-23A, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
P5,167
per night
10 Jan - 11 Jan
4.2/5Excellent! (274 reviews)

"Clean and friendly staff. Enjoying my stay with the sea view"…"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2019

Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're searching for an affordable place to stay in Kota Kinabalu, one of its 34 hostels could be a great option. These dorm-style accommodation options come in lots of shapes and sizes, but they all have a few qualities in common:

  • Low prices
  • A social environment
  • Shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too)

By going with a hostel in Kota Kinabalu, you can spend less on accommodation and save more of your budget for sightseeing during your holiday. We've heard good things about the marina and other attractions in this destination, as well as activities like boating.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Kota Kinabalu?

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

  • The hottest months are typically April and May, while June and January 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 Kota Kinabalu?

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

Top Sights
  • Sabah State Mosque
  • Likas Stadium
  • 1 Borneo Hypermall
Natural Features
  • KK Esplanade
  • Signal Hill Observatory Platform
  • Kota Kinabalu Wetlands Centre
Cultural Attractions
  • Museum of Islamic Civilisation
  • Sabah State Museum
  • Monsopiad Cultural Village

Overall, Kota Kinabalu is known for its:

  • Boating
  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Marina
  • Parks
  • Shopping

How to Get to Kota Kinabalu and Around the Area

You can find the closest airport in Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.), 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the city centre. Once you've arrived, you might want to use public transport to get around. If you're hoping to check out more of the area, make your way to Tanjung Aru Station to take a train.