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Borneo Adventure Centre & Lodge
Reviewed 22 April 2009

The real adventure started once we reached Borneo Adventure Centre & Lodge in Kota Kinabalu!

At the reception desk, we noticed, for 24hrs AC (which is a necessity given the intense humid and hot climate there), we would have to pay extra! They only provided AC for 12hrs from 6 in the evening till morning 6! When we told them, that this was not mentioned in the website (Hostelbookers) through whom we had booked, we were rudely replied that they were not responsible if Hostelbookers did not update information, and hence not their problem!!
We wanted to talk to the owner, hearing which they said, they did not know where he was, only to tell just a little later that he was out of town!
Next came the shocker..
BED BUGS!
Though the room was okay and clean, I was royally bitten by bugs and needless to mention, could not catch a wink the whole night!
Next morning, I told them so, they had never heard something like this (bugs complain) before!
We obviously shifted to another room, and this time luckily did not find any more intruders!
Overall our stay has indeed been a memorable one here, and I definitely do not intend to recommend it to anybody who is likely to be going to Kota Kinabalu!
We are not 'fussy travellers'..but this one has been one big disappointment!

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 August 2008

Brilliant hostel, very clean, spacious, good A/C and above all...the staff were very helpful and friendly. Central location by a night market. Although it's perfectly safe the neighbourhood is a bit rough.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled with friends
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Thank nall
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Reviewed 23 September 2012
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  • Stayed: September 2012
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Thank anikaopreis
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Additional Information about Borneo Adventure Centre & Lodge

Address: 1 Lorong 1 Tingkat | Jalan Hj Yaakub Kg Air, Kota Kinabalu 88805, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
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Ranked #82 of 109 Speciality Lodging in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: £9 - £23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 29
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