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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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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

  • Gym in Kota Kinabalu
    I'm off to Kota Kinabalu in a few days time and I was just wondering if there's a gym there and if so where is it and what's it like? ...

  • Need HELP.. Kota Kinabalu
    Hello. I need help wherein I can get a budget accomodations yet I'll be able to go snorkelling in Kota Kinabalu. I'll be staying there for 3nights. Apparently, I am having a hard time looking for a budgeted hotel. I hope you'll be able to help me... thanks ...

  • ATMs at Kota Kinabalu airport
    I read on another site that it was advisable to change some Malaysian Ringgit before you get to Kota Kinabalu because the airport is quite new and doesn't have money changing facilities yet. It didn't mention ATMs though, so does anyone know if there's an ATM at Kota Kinabalu airport? ...

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Kota Kinabalu Blog Entries

  • Kota Kinabalu
    P1010066 P1010067 P1010071 P1010072 P1010070 Kota Kinabalu Waterfront P ...
    Posted in SABAH 2010 by jeanken

  • Kota Kinabalu
    Set off from Singapore on a two hour flight to Kota Kinabalu in Borneo but it is still part of Malaysia. This is an amazing resort with five star accommodation, offering every facility and pastime. This place was selected as part of our itinerary so we could visit the Orang-utan reserve which is right next ...
    Posted in Jules and Dalerie by Jules and D

  • Kota Kinabalu
    On arrival in Kota Kinabalu,(north Borneo),we headed out of the airport and got a taxi into the centre.Malaysian Borneo is made up of two states,Sabah and Sarawak,north and south.It also has one ...
    Posted in My Way Round by kevo1

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Masada Backpacker
85 %

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
83 %

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
80 %

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.
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.
North Borneo Cabin
78 %

North Borneo Cabin

1st & 2nd Floor, No. 74 Jalan Gaya (Map) - Hostel
Hotel Holiday
78 %

Hotel Holiday

Lot 1 & 2, Block F, Segama Shopping Complex (Map) - Hostel
Akinabalu Youth Hostel
78 %

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.
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.
Borneo Backpackers
75 %

Borneo Backpackers

No. 24 Lorong Dewan (Map) - Hostel
Yes, clean and friendly, with free breakfast and internet access.
Tropicana Lodge
74 %

Tropicana Lodge

Lot9, 1stFloor, Lorong Dewan (Map) - Hostel
Stay-In Lodge
74 %

Stay-In Lodge

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Floor Lot 121, Jalan Gaya (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 Global Backpackers
71 %

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.
D'Villa Rina Ria Lodge
70 %

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 Gaya Lodge
67 %

Borneo Gaya Lodge

1st Floor, No 78, Jalan Gaya P.O.BOX 10131, Sabah, (Map) - Hostel
Borneo Adventure Center
66 %

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 BeacHouse (Backpackers)
64 %

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.
Summer Lodge
62 %

Summer Lodge

2nd, 3rd & 4th Floor, Lot 120 Jalan Gaya (Map) - Hostel
Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve

Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve

Poring Hot Spring Ranau (Map) - Hostel
Mountain Resthouse

Mountain Resthouse

Kundasang Sabah (Map) - Hostel
Kinabalu Backpackers Lodge

Kinabalu Backpackers Lodge

Lot 4 Lorong Dewan Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (Map) - Hostel
great hostel!! 5 mins walk to the centre! staff very helpful could'nt ask for more!! sarah and josh july 2010