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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decent place and cheap. Beds are comfortable (2 big pillows) and clean, and there is aircon in the dorm rooms. There is one kitchen/common room with a tv but it really lacks atmosphere and that backpacker vibe. When I was there there seemed to be many family holiday makers as opposed to backpackers, But no issues for a good sleep...

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

The location is great. The room, the beds are just nice, we didn't get any bed bug, but our roommate was bit by bed bug. I booked via booking.com, and when i reached there, they didn't have my booking record, but luckily rooms are available (female dorm). The showers/toilets are separated for male and female, and clean. The lady is...

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Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Really really bad, here is always hot , feeling like is stay by the steam room. The main point is , here looks clean but the bed have bed bug or bed some the have bug on the room. and the staff don't change the bed sheet or blanket . Even someone already check out, the staff just fold the...

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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Just came back from Kiulu for adventure activity. Checked in at Sensi and try to get some rest. They are only 2 guests including me! Cannot sleep throughout the nite. I feel itchy everywhere so i thought maybe due to my previous prog. In the morning i noticed that my bed is covered with bed bug!!!! The caretaker said another...

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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The staff is really friendly, i can speak common tongue with her and she's really helpful in directions and all. The bed assigned to me was big enough, the dorm type room is spacious. Good location since it's in the city itself. The common bathroom is not so much but they always clean it so it's okay. Overall, worth the...

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights whilst in KK. 2 nights were enough to see the main sights, however didn't visit any islands. So you may need longer if you chose to do that! Lovely hostel, great location, few minutes was from the airport bus station/bus terminal. Maps.me is right for a change! Very chilled vibe at this hostel! It's not...

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Thank Chris W
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 18 August 2016

The only thing I like in this hostel is its location. Located on Gaya street, it is perfect place to see the Sunday market on Gaya street, not so far from the port (only 10 minutes running) and very near other chilling places of backpacker. However I don't find their staffs friendly and helpful. The room and linens are old....

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We were greeted by a very unwelcoming host. They messed up our reservation and put us in a room with 50% more people than what we had booked (and paid for). When we tried to explain this the female worker just told us that we had booked for a different date. She continued to argue with me so I finally...

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Reviewed 6 July 2016

good location cause it's walking distance to the harbourfront, malls, local establishments, bus terminal, friendly and helpful crew, cheap, clean and tidy room, safe cause there's a password for you to open the door and not anyone can just go in & out

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Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

You pretty much get what you pay for here, it's nice and cheap. Facilities are okay, showers and toilets are clean but look a bit old. The rooms are pretty Small for the amount of beds that they put in but it's managable. The woman running the place seemed a bit grumpy at First but turned out she was pretty...

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Sensi Backpackers Hostel is a cozy hostel located right in the heart of Gaya Street, in the city of Kota Kinabalu Sabah, Malaysia. Our hostel is dedicated for budget travelers who prefer quiet and unique atmosphere. Cleanliness is our top priority. Our staff is friendly and understands the needs of our guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sensi Backpackers Hostel

Address: Lot No 103 Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: £8 - £10 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sensi Backpackers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Try get a lower bunk bed. I was stuck on top bunk right under the aircon and it was a cold night for me....”
 of 5 bubbles Grover191, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Poor Service but Cheap Place to Sleep”
 of 5 bubbles scottb674, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms comes with lockers! Love it!”
 of 5 bubbles JordanT502, 22 Oct 2014 | Read review
“all dorms are great”
 of 5 bubbles rahmansquash, 22 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Don't stay in Room 99- and check under the mattress for bed bugs”
 of 5 bubbles 592kirim, 23 Jun 2014 | Read review
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