Found this place quite by accident while unexpectedly stuck in KK for one nite.
Security gate with a camera up front was locked and only unlocked by the reception two flights of stairs up. As I didn't want to stay in a dorm after having been in a long rainy trip down from Kota Kinabalu, I asked for and got a private room with an attached bathroom, but no windows.
Check in was pretty straight forward and prompt. Rate was just RM69, including breakfast. The communcal hall was cosy with a television, couches & computers with free internet usage. The entire facility was also provided with free wi-fi which works just fine even in the room. No footwear was allowed which is fine as the place seems pretty well-kept. Smoking is only allowed either on the open rooftop or downstairs.
Room is basic, with a double bed (clean white sheets!) and a side-table, full air-con which you can leave on after leaving. Attached bathroom is of a substantial size with hot/cold shower and the water volume is fantastic. Breakfast is basic, with juice & bread with some jam but its a free-for-all, eat however much you want.
The vibe of this place is pretty laid-back, typical of a backpackers' lodge. A variety of travellers on the way to somewhere. Most of them keep to themselves, with a majority of lone travellers who use the free internet to book connecting trips. A tour desk in the lodge is also open in the day, with pretty reasonable prices.
Good place to start off your tour of Borneo, splurge abit for a private room as I heard the common baths & dorms are not as comfy.
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