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Akinabalu Youth Hostel
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

have been to some youth hostel, so we know what to expect. Everything looks good to me especially nice decorated public area for you to chill out reading a book, very nice atmosphere. The only thing I wouldn't accept is the cover for the bed, it is a so worn out blanket with almost black color, their sheet and pillow both has nice and white color cloth. So in the end I insist to get one more bed sheet as my cover to use under the blanket, I just couldn't imagine my skin to be directly under this looks dirty blanket. The mattress is so soft and comfortable, that is a bless.

Recommendation:
1, white and clean cover
2, nice curtain would make rooms looks better

Pros:
1, Very good public area, comfy and quiet
2, Very soft mattress
3, clean
4, Good and convienient location right on Gaya street

Cons:
1, Very dirty and worn out cover, can't sleep with it
2, noisy outside environment.

Honestly speaking, to change a white and new bed cover would welcome more guests and not spending lots of money, I would really suggest to do it.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank angela_wly
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Reviewed 24 October 2012 via mobile

To start a pretty common backpacker standard hostel. Meaning almost clean, boring room with to few toilets thinking of the amount of guests. But thats not all, we woke up with bites on our bodies! Would not recommend this hostel, we changed the first thing in the morning. The good thing though was that we got a refund of the other days we were supposed to stay.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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1  Thank yasminarafat
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Reviewed 19 October 2012

WORST hostel I've ever stayed in!!! Rooms are tiny, 5 people to a dorm is an absolute joke!! The beds are so noisy and any small movement is felt and heard!! Also bed bugs galore, disgusting!!! Staff were very unhelpful when we complained about our door not closing properly, door wasn't fixed and left open all day/night!! Don't stay here!!!!!!

  • Stayed: October 2012
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3  Thank StewartLorraine
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Reviewed 15 September 2012

They have a nice common area and the services are friendly, however there are tons of bed bugs! They moved me to another bed for the night, and THAT bed also had bugs. I couldn't sleep and went to the common room, three people came down complaining about bugs, and they were in different rooms! I'm sure they know about the bugs but they keep checking people in. About to go back and demand a refund...they better.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled solo
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2  Thank ChasingEndlessDays
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Reviewed 13 September 2012

This hostel is nicely located in Jalan Gaya, where you have the big street market on Sundays. If you arrive on a Sunday; have fun finding it. It took us almost an hour.
The hostel has a really nice common area where you can help yourself to some breakfast in the morning. Just toast with jam or noodles, but with coffee :D. Or watch TV, read one of the magazines or just hang out with fellow travellers.
Our room was pretty huge, simple, clean and nice. Nothing to rave about but decent for a hostel.
Shared bathroom and showers were pretty clean, not really new but still in a good shape.
Wifi worked fine in our room, even though we were on the top floor.
All in all one of our better hostel experiences.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank ThoChri
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