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“Great Place To Safe Your Money” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bunibon Lodge
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Place To Safe Your Money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

Staying at cheap place, quite and comfortable. In the middle heart of the city, easy walking around. No need to take any transportation.
I understand that some people not satisfied here, but well, you're not paying a 5 star hotel, don't expect a 5 star service.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Clement_Pito
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

Having read a few bad reviews I am not sure if Bunibon have come under new management or if it has been redone (they were redecorating one of the rooms when we were there). We booked out a three bed room which was very basic (a bunkbed and a mattress on the floor) and had no window but the beds were comfortable and the room was clean. Bathroom facilities were good and there was good wifi throughout the hostel.
The people at the front desk were very friendly although pretty disorganised- their booking system seemed very complex and only a few people could understand it- it took a long time before they could find someone who we could pay for our room.
For the money I would really recommend this place- clean, friendly, comfortable and in a good location.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 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
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Laura C
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Linz, Austria
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

The hostel wouldn't be so bad, but they just don't clean. In the three days I have been there the bathroom has not been cleaned once. Also everything else was rather dirty. I don't recommend this place if you want cleanliness. Facilities are ok.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 399Tamara
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013 via mobile

Although staff are helpful and the overall building okay, for rm150 for two nights you can find wayy better (e.g lavender lodge!)

We stayed in a double room with en suite one night before having to move to a twin. the downstairs room was noisy with staff chatting loudly at reception at 6am, the carpet looked like it hadnt been hoovered in weeks and the shower soaked the entire bathroom everytime.
The twin room was very basic too, and very dusty.large cobwebs hung from wall corners and it could do with a paint job.
Toilets were rank - frequently ran out of loo roll and people left all sorts in there, just like tge showers. didn't look like they were cleaned at all during our stay.
IIt was comfortable enough, but wouldn't stay here for more than two nights - especially after the great big; çlean rooms and showers and amazing service from Lavender lodge we experienced da ys later.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank R_L_R93
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Hsinchu, T'ai-wan, Taiwan
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26 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

My wife and I stayed in a private room for 5 nights in KK. For the price, I don't know if you can find better value, room was basic but comfortable. Bed was quite nice. A/C cold. WiFi free and fast. Available kitchen and laundry. Nice lounge area with tv. Breakfast is toast and hard boiled eggs with tea and coffee. Staff are young and friendly. They will help you with anything you want to know or do around Sabah from booking tours, calling taxis, and recommending places to eat.
We will come back here again when we return to KK :-)

Room Tip: Proud double room #53-3 had bed and private bathroom but not window. Located directly across from re...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Ryan G
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Perth, Australia
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013 via mobile

Great place in town traffic isn't an issue here and the lounge is a great addition. It really sets this place apart from the rest, a few days ago my girlfriend was eating breakfast there and a group of 10 monkeys were fooling around on top of the semi see through roof...nice. breakfast is sometimes butter an jam on toast which is fine since that is all written on the board that is for breakki but sometimes you get boiled eggs which is awesome. Id recommend this place.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Kurtislorite
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the triple room. Very clean and tidy, loved the air con. Enjoyed the free breakie and a really nice social area to hang out downstairs. Sweet wifi. The best thing for us about our stay here was the staff and the great service. They were super friendly and helpful and were a standout for us after being on the road backpacking for 9 months.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Andrew H
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Property: Bunibon Lodge
Address: Lot 21 Lorong Dewan, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 96 Speciality Lodging in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Bunibon Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Started by 2 pairs of couple... Victor Suan and Josephen.. and Petronella Suan and Nenad Zrnic... together this Lodge happen and the birth of this Lodge was then named .. Bunibon .. a combination of Nick Names of Vic and Jo's children.. Bubu Nia and Bonbon.. this idea was from Nenad. Bunibon Lodge is located right in the heart of Kota Kinabalu City (on the Island of Borneo, Sabah, Malaysia). It is surrounded by other backpackers lodge, automatically puts it in the backpackers lodging "HOTSPOT" A stone throw away is the famous Atkinson Clock Tower. Built in 1903, this all-wood, no-nails structure was built in memory of Francis George Atkinson, the First District Officer of Jesselton during the British North Borneo Chartered Company Administration, who had succumbed to a tropical disease at the young age of 28. While staying in Kota Kinabalu City, a short hike to Signal Hill is not to be missed. It gives you the best view of Kota Kinabalu City. Photos of sunsets and Bright lights in the night often comes out splendid. If you are somebody who is in touch with nature, Jesselton Point which is 10 minutes walk away offers you boat services to go our nearby islands, mainly Gaya, Sapi, Manukan and Mamutik. It would only take about 10 minutes to reach any of these islands.Bunibon lodge not only accommodate you with affordable price but we also provide you with transportation and guidance to assist you during your stay in Kota Kinabalu City. Feel free to liase with our receptionist for car rental or tours.All rooms are fully air-conditioned, we basically have dorm and private room. Come and stay with us!! Luxury in a small scale... :) ... more   less 
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