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3.8 / 5Good
11 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Gaya Street Sunday Market
    1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Wisma Merdeka
    4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Suria Sabah Shopping Mall
    7 min walk
  • Airport
    Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.)
    16 min drive

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    About this area

    Kota Kinabalu

    Borneo Backpackers is located in Kota Kinabalu's Downtown Kota Kinabalu neighbourhood. Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal and Sutera Harbour are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Gaya Street Sunday Market and Imago Shopping Mall. Anjung Samudera and Sedco Square are also worth visiting.

    Visit our Kota Kinabalu travel guide
    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Gaya Street Sunday Market - 1 min walk
    • Wisma Merdeka - 4 min walk
    • Suria Sabah Shopping Mall - 7 min walk
    • KK Plaza - 7 min walk
    • Kota Kinabalu Central Market - 10 min walk

    Getting around

    • Tanjung Aru Station - 9 min drive
    • Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.) - 18 min drive


    • Where to eat
    • Biru Biru – Restaurant offering local and international cuisine. Serves breakfast and lunch daily.

    About this property

    Borneo Backpackers

    This hostel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. Free on-the-go breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, a rooftop terrace, a library and tour/ticket assistance are on-site. All 17 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, showers and ironing boards.

    Property amenities


    Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    No on-site parking available

    Food and drink

    Free on-the-go breakfast
    1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
    1 bar



    Guest services

    Front desk (limited hours)
    Luggage storage
    Tour/ticket assistance


    Rooftop terrace

    Room amenities


    Air conditioning


    Free toiletries
    Shared bathroom

    Food and drink

    Shared kitchen


    Iron/ironing board
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

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

    Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Staff & service, room comfort

    Passing through KK

    A nice little hostel. Had a private room. Small but clean. Staff were helpful and friendly. Would stay there again.

    Stayed 1 night in Dec 2018

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort


    Had amazing stay. The stuff is very friendly and its confortable serounding


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Toilet is dirty

    The room is nice. A queen bed with a dressing table and chair. But theres no hook to hang clothes or towels. The toilet bowl is quite dirty when i first came in. Theres like people's business "stain". If it cleans with clorox or at least brush it off it would be nice. The staff is not as quite friendly as i thought.

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