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“Backpackers guesthouse”
Review of Brooks Terrace

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Brooks Terrace
Barcelona, Spain
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Backpackers guesthouse”
Reviewed 17 September 2013

Double bed rooms are spacious and bed is comfortable. Plus, the guesthouse is very well located (near to a few good restaurants, to the river and in front of the bus stop to catch the bus to Bako national park).

Rooms are dark because there are no windows and just a few lamps, but the main issue is that rooms are pretty dirty, specially the bathroom (we had to clean ourselves the toilet with wet wipes...)

Anyway, having been on other guesthouses in Kuching I think that overall it's a recommendable place to spend a few nights and the price-quality ratio is reasonable.

Room Tip: Rooms with windows to the street are nicer and less dark (and aren't noisy).
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2013

Room was not cleaned when I checked in (used cotton bud, used soaps in the toilet). Bedsheet smelled bad, new one smelled bad as well. Thin cotton wall (I know it's a guesthouse but I've stayed in many guesthouses before...this is by far the worst). Saving grace is the helpful staff. I would go to Margherita Hotel or however they spell it if I were you.

Room Tip: Avoid this place totally
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 2 Contributor
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Reviewed 4 February 2013

Was here in 2010 with few of my friends. We were backpacking to Kuching for the first time. This place gives you great deal for backpackers, the basics are there - certainly. You can't complaint much about the place if you travel for the minimal. The place is great!

-Internet can be used for a certain amount of fee per hour.
-It's located in the central of Kuching - you can just go anywhere from here. Food choices are abundance.
-The owner was really friendly; just ask if you need any directions or tips about Kuching.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

friendly & helpful staff, cool ambient, reasonable price,
went there for 2 times, went down to the Shore Bistro for great taste of variances flavour of beer.
Great food, chinese, malay, indonesia, western, you name it.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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101 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2012

After reading the reviews, decided to book this lodge. The staff are helpful and very accommodating. The location is ok and is near to the Top Spot if you are into seafood. A lot of eateries around the vicinity and the famous Chon Chong laksa is just around the corner. The only drawback is the our room does not have a window and we felt as it we were in the prison cell without knowing if is day or night. Also, the sewage smell from the bathroom. However, for RM80 per night, I think is acceptable.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2012

this has new owners that are so lovely- very helpful and make you feel like you are at home. my room initially had a sliding door tp terrace that wouldn't lock and they immediately moved me with apologies. room was large - tv,air con. it us a little old and grubby, but it was fine. i am sure the new owners will make improvements very quickly. great location- i was drawn a map of eating places and tried them - excellent. the staff alone will make this place very popular. thanks guys!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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Bunbury, Australia
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Reviewed 7 April 2012

My wife and I stayed altogether 4 nights, and found the room quite adequate, although the shower room drain was full of hairs and obviously hadn't been cleaned out. Andy was incredibly helpful and delighted to give advice on travelling. We left our spare baggage with him on two occasions, when we went off visiting other places. It really felt like home from home. The room had a large flat screen TV, small fridge, and air-con, plus free coffee and tea available in the reception area at any time of day or night. Location is okay, only a few minutes walk from the riverfront. We had a room at the back, which Andy said would be quieter, but on the first morning (Thursday) we were woken very early by a garbage truck outside. Altogether, though, we thought it was very good value for RM80, and would be happy to recommend it to other travellers.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Brooks Terrace
Address: No. 291, First Floor Jalan Abell, Kuching 93100, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sarawak > Kuching
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Ranked #34 of 78 Speciality Lodging in Kuching
Number of rooms: 15

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