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Borneo Global Backpackers
Stockholm, Sweden
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“Really great value for your money”
Reviewed 6 July 2013

This is a backpacker hostel, nothing more noon less. The low price is great and you get everything you need. The breakfast is toast with jam and coffe/tee he wifi works in the lobby. It takes 20 minutes to walk into city center.

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Reviewed 7 November 2012 via mobile

This hostel is slightly out of town.

First i will mention the negatives:
broken sink in one of thr mens toilets and no toilet paper.

Extremely hot rooms, even with the fan on. Thankgoodness i was sleeping in that room alone because it was a furnace. Beds were clean, but some beds have slightly collapsed bases.

The good points:

Soooo cheap. 12 ringits and i got the whole room to myself. Free breakfast and good eifi connection.

So in review, my only real gripe is that the rooms were incredibly hot. Otherwise very cheap.and cheerful for a.couple of nights.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Prague
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Reviewed 14 September 2012

Hostel is close to the airport. Taxi from airport to hostel is usually 30RM, 45RM at night or early in the morning. Hostel is OK, small rooms, usually without any window. Everything was quite clean and safe. Taxi to downtown is from 10RM to 15RM. Staff is friendly and helpful if you ask them. They are able to provide taxi service and call wherever you want if you ask. I would stay again - price is adequate to comfort. Breakfast included.

Room Tip: Try to ask for room with window. We didn't have window and it is difficult to get fresh air with...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 July 2012

Hostel itslef was OK. Just very unhelpful and not that friendly staff. Didn't have a good vibe about it. A bit of a mission out of town. Close to airport. Would definatley not stay their again or reccommend to to others..

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 June 2012

Price is good and it includes breakfast. The hostel itself is really close to the airport but quite far out from the town centre. It takes only 10 minutes though by taxi which would cost you 10 ringitt there and 10 back. The rooms are alright but upstairs smells. I am not sure if it was only when we were there but whenever we arrived back to the hostel at night and walked upstairs that horrible smell was lingering around every day. It still didn't put us off to come back here a couple of times after travelling different towns in Borneo. It is however kept very clean and we saw cleaners cleaning commonual areas and rooms every day. Bed linen was also washed every day. Staff is friendly and helpful. They do book you a taxi if you ask them to and give you all the information you need. I think they are absolutely great.
One problem we faced was dinners at nights. Taxis don't work after a certain hour and we had only a choice of two weird restaurants nearby. One of them did work out well and went back every day. It is the smaller restaurant a little bit hidden behind the bigger one. :) I can't remember the name sorry.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 May 2012 via mobile

They have played a little with the words here. We have stayed in global backpacker hostels in Oz and had a good experience with them. Thinking this was one of them we book a few nights here. The place was about a 20 minute walk to the town. The staff were not great bar one. Double room size was ok but no sheets or towels provided which most doubles for this price do have.

  • Stayed April 2012
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no current city
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2012

stayed there twice on my trip to borneo.. got a promo price 12rm per night and it even includes complimentary breakfast.. so brilliant!! city is not too far... just 10 min walk.. if u are backpacker this amount is nothing... place is clean and comfortable.. there's a option to have a private room or dorm.. all the dorms are 6beds... but place is so big that dorms are not full.. might say that we were lucky.. took the dorm coz we are on a buget.. but there was nobody else there.. so it felt like private room :D over all place is nice and clean, u even get hot water shower..its a luxury for backpackers :D
staff there is nice and helpful .. special thanks for the guy who works there night time sadly i don't remember your name :D
only down side is that internet connection is not very good.. you need to go to internet cafe if u want to plan your next step.. but u can check your e mails and fbook for free..

Room Tip: all the dorm rooms are the same... no window, but in this heat that's a good thing :D
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Borneo Global Backpackers
Address: No. 29 Ground + 1st Floor, Karamunsing Godown | Jalan Karamunsing, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
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Ranked #10 of 98 Speciality Lodging in Kota Kinabalu
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Hotel Class:2 star — Borneo Global Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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