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Kinabalu Backpackers Lodge
Siquijor Island, Philippines
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Good location at a fair price”
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Stayed for a night on my way through town. Dorm beds are comfortable, with working but not very efficient AC (never got temp down to settings on dial but good temperature to sleep). No insect problems.

Breakfast is basic and 4 shared toilet/showers small but clean with hot water.

Lacks a little atmosphere and staff aren't very friendly but they're helpful enough.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

I has been there couple time, price is cheap among Gaya Street Guest House. Staying Dorm including air-condition. Close to town. convenient and clean environment. free Wifi and free computer internet for all the guest, its help me save some money instead I go cyber cafe for checking my mail. Just 1 thing I quite unlike is bath room do not supply free soap or shampoo gel.
Overall I am good for it, satisfied :)

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2013 via mobile

I gave this hostel 3 out of 5 because it is all OK, but not more than that. The room was spacious, the matrass a bit bumpy but OK, airco was nice, big windows were nice. Breakfast is simple but OK although sometimes covered in ants, showers are good, but the bathrooms are musty.
I'm a bit puzzled why i saw such great reviews about the staff. We didn't get towels and we were not told that the door of the entrance can only be opened using a card that you can get when you pay a deposit. No problem, but tell us!! Then I'm more than happy to pay a deposit and not getting locked out. The same hold for telling us that one shower is not working properly. Not a problem, but tell us instead of letting me figuring that one out by waiting endless for hot water.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2013 via mobile

We wanted a quiet and clean place to shower and sleep at while we were transferring through KK. They sunk our deposit from a booking error through Hostelworld and fit us in a room on the "quiet side". They had one of three showers working. My girlfriend had enough hot water. Not enough for me. Then the water cut out altogether. None running from even the sink. I was stuck in a full lather and just had to towel off. The sleep was horrible as it is VERY noisy, even on the quiet side. Our bed came with two pitiful throws instead of a blanket, which did very little to cover my body.

We liked the free and strong wifi in our bedroom as well as the excellent central location.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

Stayed there few nights and will go back again,air-cond dorm for 20rm include breakfast,free tea and coffee,wifi,internet connection on 2computers and lockers. You can fill here your bottle with drinking water as its filtered water from tap. Clean and tidy rooms and beds,no bed bugs,but bring your own towel and propably you will need even an blanket if your roommates will set air-cond on 18C. Love the comfy sofa in area downstairs and sunny balcony.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

It is quite not bad hostel by Malaysian standard. Quite clean, but indeed very basic. Central location. The breakfast is limited to: water, tea(pre-made), coffee(brewed), white bread, margarine, sweat condensed milk, jam, peanut butter. You have toaster. 3 shared bathrooms, balcony, cord where you can had your clothes to dry. The price is:
60 for standard private double room
50 for basic private double room
45 for single room
20 for dormitory
Quite good, if for what ever reason you need to spend few couple days in the City itself.
Internet is good and included in the price.
Good for backpackers, but not for couples.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2013

KK backpackers lodge is everything you want in a simple hostel.
Fairly cheap beds (20r), basic breakfast included, warm showers, clean beds/rooms, air con included!. Staff were helpful if you needed anything, but if you didn't they pretty much left you alone. For longer stays, If you want linen changed, you will have to request it.

No real common room is the only downside, but they have wifi and 2 computers to use.

Can't complain about too much as it was good bang for the buck!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Kinabalu Backpackers Lodge
Address: Lot 4 Lorong Dewan, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
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Ranked #50 of 98 Speciality Lodging in Kota Kinabalu
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Number of rooms: 6
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