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“A nice new place, but a little noisy.”
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Backpacker's Stay
Manchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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“A nice new place, but a little noisy.”
Reviewed 15 August 2012

We found this place soon after arriving in Kuching.
Its newly built so is clean and bright. The staff are friendly and helpful, the shared bathrooms are very clean with warm and powerful showers. There is a shared kitchen area with a toaster and bread, jam, etc provided for breakfast and free tea and coffee provided all day.
We stayed in a double room for RM50 a night. We had a room with a window overlooking the street which was nice but a little noisy late at night and then early in the morning with businesses opening. Another night we stayed in a room further down the hall away from the street, but this was very noisy due to the 24 hour food place next door banging and chopping at all hours!
Noticed that the few people that were staying in the dorm rooms were each put in a separate room instead of being made to share, effectively getting a private room for a dorm price which was a nice touch.
Overall a nice place, would recommend it.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 23 July 2011

Insanely overpriced (and so mostly empty), but actually crispy new hostel in downtown of Kuching.
If you're tired from squat-like wet toilets, annoying smelling and noisy 'backpackers' and bedbugs, and have a deep pockets with bunch of bucks - check this place.

Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 July 2011

This guesthouse only opened on 1 july and is therefore brand-new! we are pretty sure we were the first guests here ever, as they were still setting things up and busy finishing off the shower area etc. staff was super-friendly, i reckon they would have organized us a glass of swiss milk if we had asked for one. we slept in a dorm with 6 beds, 30rm per night. comfortable, however do we think it could get a bit cramped if there are 6ppl with 6 backpacks, as there is only one small shelf and not much space between the beds. the rooms look good. another point is that there are hardly any windows in the whole building. other than that, its simply fantastic. just imagine living in a brand-new building with beautiful wooden floor, extremely silent aircon and most importantly, everything just works. we highly recommend staying here!

windows, eng, keine bruenneli

  • Stayed July 2011
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Property: Backpacker's Stay
Address: 23 Carpenter Street, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sarawak > Kuching
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 77 Speciality Lodging in Kuching
Hotel Class:2 star — Backpacker's Stay 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We could not have found you a better homestay in Kuching than Backpacker`s Stay in Chinatown! Our hostel is located right in the heart of the bustling Chinatown, offers endless entertainment, eateries and shopping options. All other necessary amenities and public transport systems are also located our doorstep. ... more   less 
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