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Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital city of the Malaysian province of Sabah, on the island of Borneo. Kota Kinabalu is unlike any other Malaysian city. The architecture and ethnic mix of people is quite distinct from other places in Western Malaysia.

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Cheapest month March

Kota Kinabalu Photos

The floating mosque at sunset
KM 8
Water flower
12. Helmets - rafting
Mount Kinabalu
Borneo Sunset

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Guest Reviews

Tropicana Lodge

Tropicana Lodge

Very nice and friendly receptionist. Room was very hot and small. Location was great and quite. ... more

Overall
3
Kinabalu Mountain Lodge

Kinabalu Mountain Lodge

Stayed here for 2 days. It's not as close to the park entrance as it looks on the map. About 2 km partly uphill so if you're planning to climb Mt. Kinabalu, you'll probably want to get the taxi both ways the day you start and finish the climb. ... more

Overall
4
Masada Backpacker

Masada Backpacker

Very welcoming - it was a public holiday, so the owner picked us up from the airport in his car and gave us a tour of the city! The hostel was perfectly clean, had comfortable beds, hot showers and a lovely breakfast with a wide range of fruit, fruit juice, sticky rice, cakes and toast. ... more

Overall
5

Kota Kinabalu Discussions

  • Kota Kinabalu for kids
    Hi Everyone We are travelling to Kota Kinabalu in a couple of weeks with a 10 month old baby and 4 year old. Does anyone have any suggestions for fun kid friendly activities? We're staying at Shangri La Tanjung Aru. We're also travelling with extended family - 12 of us all together of all ages from ...

  • ATMs in Kota KInabalu
    Does anyone know if there are any ATMs in Kota Kinabalu which are linked to the Cirrus or Plus network? ...

  • car hire in Kota Kinabalu
    Hi, does anybody know a rental station in Kota Kinabalu allowing to drive in a smaller sedan to Sukau ( unpaved road) and the driver being a bit older than 60! Thnks in advance! ...

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Kota Kinabalu Blog Entries

  • Day 9
    Today we took a short flight from Gunung to Kota Kinabalu. When we got there we checked into our little quaint bed and breakfast, and headed to the docks. We went fishing with the locals in the morning and afterwards, they took us to the local market ( Gaya Street Market ) which is only open on Sundays. We bough ...
    Posted in Adventures in Malaysia by Ang_dan

  • kota kinabalu
    ja så videre med et fly til kota kinabalu. fandt ved tilfælde et godt livligt sted at være. røg ind i en fest og lidt regnvejr. ...
    Posted in BORNEO by willy skou

  • Kota Kinabalu neste
    fikk en plass paa et gjestehus paa fjellet Mt. Kinabalu. 1 oktober. Det viser seg at det aller meste ...
    Posted in NYE EVENTYR by Kinestur

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Price Popularity
Masada Backpacker
86 %

Masada Backpacker

1st Floor, No.9, Jalan Masjid Lama Mosque Valley (Map) - Hostel
Masada is much better than what I expected. The location is very good, you could go to the local marketing, fish marketing and Sunday fair on foot, and so many restaurants are available around.
Lavender Lodge Kota Kinabalu
81 %

Lavender Lodge Kota Kinabalu

no.6 Jalan Laiman Diki, Kg. Air (Map) - Hostel
Overall a value-for-money stay. Close proximity to food, 24-hr convenience store, coffeeshops and a night market.
Tempurung Seaside Lodge
81 %

Tempurung Seaside Lodge

Tempurung Village (Map) - Hostel
Have spent remarkable seven days in this hotel! The beach was absolutely empty, very beautiful place. The good stafe cooked remarkable food, had the dinner at candles. Unforgettable place.
Akinabalu Youth Hostel
80 %

Akinabalu Youth Hostel

1st Floor, No. 133 Jalan Gaya, (Map) - Hostel
wonderful place for staying . nice people and clean dorms.Everything is good. but it's too noisy from the passing cars during the night. it makes me can't fall asleep.
North Borneo Cabin
80 %

North Borneo Cabin

1st & 2nd Floor, No. 74 Jalan Gaya (Map) - Hostel
Step-In Lodge
79 %

Step-In Lodge

1st-3rd Floors, Lot 1 Block L, Sinsuran Complex, (Map) - Hostel
I was pleasantly surprised to find the staff so friendly. Betty is an absolute asset to the place and goes the extra mile to help people figure out how to get the best out of their travels.
Hotel Holiday
79 %

Hotel Holiday

Lot 1 and 2, Block F Segama Shopping Complex (Map) - Hotel
Bunibon Lodge
76 %

Bunibon Lodge

Lot 21, Lorong Dewan (Australian Place) (Map) - Guesthouse
Rainforest Lodge
75 %

Rainforest Lodge

Lot 48 Ground Floor & 1st Flr. Jalan Pantai (Map) - Guesthouse
Very commercial, geared for youngerr travellers, very noisy hours after official end to onsight entertainment. As an older traveller I would not choose to stay at this Lodge again.
X-Plorer Backpackers
75 %

X-Plorer Backpackers

1st floor, No 106 / 108 Jalan Gaya (Map) - Hostel
Excellent place that is reasonably priced. Good location, clean with good service and friendly staff.
Stay-In Lodge
74 %

Stay-In Lodge

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Floor Lot 121, Jalan Gaya (Map) - Hostel
Tropicana Lodge
74 %

Tropicana Lodge

Lot9, 1stFloor, Lorong Dewan (Map) - Hostel
Kinabalu Mountain Lodge
73 %

Kinabalu Mountain Lodge

Kampung Tinompok, Kundasang (1KM before Kinabalu National Park) (Map) - Hostel
Stayed here for 2 days. It's not as close to the park entrance as it looks on the map. About 2 km partly uphill so if you're planning to climb Mt.
Borneo Backpackers
72 %

Borneo Backpackers

No. 24 Lorong Dewan (Map) - Hostel
Yes, clean and friendly, with free breakfast and internet access.
D'Villa Rina Ria Lodge
72 %

D'Villa Rina Ria Lodge

Kinabalu Park Sabah (Map) - Hostel
Great and friendly staff! The location is good, 500m to the national park. Staying is a good choice before our hike in Mt Kinabalu.
Borneo Global Backpackers
70 %

Borneo Global Backpackers

Ground & 1st Floor, Lot No.29 Karamunsing Godown (Map) - Hostel
Well;The Lodge is about all,what You can expect of an Backpackers-Lodge. The Reception is very friendly and alwais ready to help You in so many way's. It is afordable and peacefull.
Borneo BeacHouse (Backpackers)
68 %

Borneo BeacHouse (Backpackers)

Jalan Mat Salleh House No.122. Tanjung Aru (Map) - Hostel
Great location if you leave from Airport Terminal 2, very expensive by taxi to get to from Terminal 1 (costs more than the price of one night in a dorm). Friendly staff.
Borneo Adventure Center
67 %

Borneo Adventure Center

P.O.Box 10453, 88805 Kota Kinabalu. Sabah. Malaysi No 1, Tingkat Satu,Kampung Air Satu,Jalan Haji Yaa (Map) - Hostel
ok, maybe at the reception they don't have a perfect english but they're great and really kind, room are spacious, with towel and soap, toilet and showers are very clean with hot water, kitchen has a
Borneo Gaya Lodge
67 %

Borneo Gaya Lodge

1st Floor, No 78, Jalan Gaya P.O.BOX 10131, Sabah, (Map) - Hostel
Summer Lodge
63 %

Summer Lodge

2nd, 3rd & 4th Floor, Lot 120 Jalan Gaya (Map) - Hostel
PODs The Backpackers Home (Kota Kinabalu Branch)

PODs The Backpackers Home (Kota Kinabalu Branch)

1-1-11, First Floor, Api-Api Centre Jalan Centre Point (Map) - Hostel
Signature Residence

Signature Residence

Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen (Map) - Guesthouse
Le Hotel

Le Hotel

Lot 15-16, 3rd Floor Block B Warison Square (Map) - Hotel
Mountain Resthouse

Mountain Resthouse

Kundasang Sabah (Map) - Hostel
Victoria Hotel & Hostel

Victoria Hotel & Hostel

No. 17, Jalan Sentosa Kampung Air (Map) - Hostel