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Borneo Global Backpackers
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Reviewed 6 May 2006

Unlinke many places in KK BGB is very very clean. They probably took some Australian backpacker places as an example, the rooms are very easy to maintain(plastic curtain, ikea furniture, plastic wrapped matrasses) basic rooms. A handfull of Twins and Doubles and many dorms. None of the rooms have their own bathroom. Two kitchens(food is cheap and delicous in the restaurants, so why cook???)Their website says they are in the center but whats centre? It takes about 10 minutes by taxi (7 ringgit) to get to the shopping centre, phillipine market and the jetty. The staff will call a taxi for you when you want to go out.
The staff is very helpfull and have a lot of knowledge about the area. Best to ask for info when the boss is not around, though he is a very nice guy, but in the end only interested in selling you the trips the hostel offers.
The hostel is in a...well not very buzzing area...which makes it perfect for a well deserved nights rest. I would recommend this place above others because of it cleanliness and helpfull staff. Remember the pick-up service from the airport!

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Reviewed 17 April 2016
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  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 April 2016
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  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 January 2016
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Room Tip: Недалеко т отеля есть мечеть штата и квартал с домами на сваях, прогуляйтесь, их контраст поражает.
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  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled solo
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Thank Maxim Y
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Reviewed 6 January 2016
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Room Tip: AC di lantai atas kurang
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  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile
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Stayed: December 2015, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about 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 #13 of 109 Speciality Lodging in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: £4 - £7 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Borneo Global Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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