Stayed here for 3 nights and had a great time. We arrived about 3 am due to some flight delays and was surprised when the receptionist woke up when we buzzed the front desk (sorry for waking you up maam :D ). Supposed to have a bunk bed reserved but we're told they booked the night thinking we're not gonna arrive anymore but its ok because we were told they can check us in somewhere else. Decided not to take the room in the other hostel and just wait for a couple of hours because some backpackers are leaving early in the morning for a hike and we can check-in immediately after they left - good thing that there is a 24 hour cheap restaurant beside so that's where we spent waiting.
Breakfast of toast with Jam and Peanut butter included plus coffee and tea all you want, bathrooms are clean, aircon is cool, beds are comfortable, common area has tv with cable (this is where you will eat breakfast as well), lockers available (though not very big) - and bring your own padlock to be safe. Wifi is fast and the staff are very helpful and friendly.
The location is nice as it is only a few minutes walk to the jetty port, some malls, money exchange, and cheap restaurants/coffee houses. It will be a bit noisy on sunday morning as the hostel is right where the sunday market is located. For me that is actually convenient since if you end up buying a lot on the market then you can bring the stuff you bought back to the room easily and continue on with your day.
You are definitely getting more than what you paid for here, highly recommended!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sensi Backpackers Hostel is a cozy hostel located right in the heart of Gaya Street, in the city of Kota Kinabalu Sabah, Malaysia. Our hostel is dedicated for budget travelers who prefer quiet and unique atmosphere. Cleanliness is our top priority. Our staff is friendly and understands the needs of our guests. ... more less
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