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Jesselton Cabin
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

when u enter u will get instantly a good vibe. stayed in a private room and in a dorm, each 2 nights. Rooms are clean, beds are OK, fans are running all the time. U also can book with air con. The location is perfect. To tourism office only around the block, mall 5 min., jetty 10 min. (Tip> take a boat to one of the nearby islands for a day relax), local restaurants in the same street, fast food around the corner. the hostel is family owned, questions are answered truthfully in time, price and distance. You also get good advice throughout Sabah.
I can recommend the place to everybody. So far i have seen, travellers keep coming back after there mount kinabalu tour or jungle track. Even i came back after sipadan diving.

Room Tip: Private rooms can be booked up to 4 people. Ask for room A(private) or B(dorm), its on the same floor as the reception/TV/free computer/breakfast/shower/smoking area.
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Thank RuderesO
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Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

This is one of the best hostels I've stayed in in Southeast Asia! Would definitely stay there again!
Fan dorm 25 R/night, AC dorm 30 R/night.
Good facilities with nice commonroom, free computer use, wifi, TV, 24 h free drinking water, tea and coffee, clean dorms and bathrooms, safety lockers, good location, great value, all you need!
The only little complains:
There were periods when the wifi ddidn't work.
Only toast for breakfast, but thats how It usually is in Southeast Asia.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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1  Thank SEIKHS
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Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for two nite. It's time for the owner to renovate again. Hygiene is depend on which bed u are given. Must go buy febreeze anti-bacterial spray to kill the .......
Disappointed with the review, why over rated this hostel. We need more genuine traveller to give truthful review.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
3  Thank Lomo_wil
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

I found this hostel a perfect starting point for my voyage in Sabah, with hot showers, good trust worthy staff who provided me with frank honest good advice (a rare occurance).
It is also in a very central location in KK.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank David D
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

North Borneo Cabin was in an excellent spot; a 2 minute walks to supermarkets, cafés and the waterfront and 5 minutes from the jetty.

The room was adequate and had a good sized window (private double room with a/c). The shared bathrooms were also fairly clean which was nice.

However, I guess it definitely felt like a $10 a night kind of stay. The breakfast was cheap white bread with a huge tub of butter and foul instant coffee. Also, We were sitting in the upstairs common room when a rat ran from the door to the balcony.

Unfortunately though, the laundry facilities didn't exist and the staff were quite stand-off-ish and looked as if they a) didn't want to be there or b) we were interrupting their Facebook time. It was especially disappointing/concerning when the late night staff were unable to tell us where the local doctor/hospital was as one of us was having an allergic reaction to medication.

Overall fairly average, but I guess keep in mind the location and price.

Room Tip: Definitely appreciated our large window and a/c!!
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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