Three House is a perenniel favourite with backpackers, and it's easy to see why. Situated in the heart of the city and with a friendly, helpful owner, Bindi, you could happily spend a relaxed week here sampling the foods of Chinatown on your doorstep. The decor is very chill-out lounge, with lots of Buddhas and reds, even in the dorms and private rooms, giving the whole space a comforting... Read our full review of Three House B and B.
Situated in the heart of Chinatown on Jalan Carpenter, this is the ideal location from which to explore Kuching. Mr D, the owner, whose real name is still a mystery to us, is a mine of information and his staff are really friendly, with a good grasp of English. We found them one night entertaining a solo traveller, so if you're feeling a bit travelled out and want some company from some friendly... Read our full review of Mr D's B and B.
Although Nomads is part of the Three House and Tracks group of hostels, it has a very different feel. Where Three House is homely, Nomads feels like a place you would come to chill out with friends. This is probably due to the fact that it's run by two very approachable Iban guys who have some really amazing body art. Definitely ask them about the Iban tattoo tradition and they will regale you... Read our full review of Nomad.
A newly opened backpacker place, we really love the concept behind this lodge. Owner Danny has lovingly decorated each room in the style of an indigenous community. Danny himself is running the place at the moment, but he talked of hiring someone else so we can't guarantee that he'll be there if you visit. If he is, you'll find him to be zealously helpful with intricate knowledge... Read our full review of Borneo Tribal Lodge.
Tracks is located right next door to Nomads, and is decked out in the same unmistakable red as its sister hostels Nomads and Three House. It's pretty much the same as the others but has fewer choices of rooms than Nomads (but the same choice as Three House). The dorm and the private rooms are a good size but the walls are a bit on the thin side, so bring your ear plugs and as with Nomads, we... Read our full review of Tracks Bed & Breakfast.
Berambih Lodge is another backpacker outfit in Chinatown and while not the best on offer, we award effort marks for the decoration of their communal area, which has traditional palm leaf panelling lining the walls, giving a feeling of being inside a traditional longhouse. While the lady at the front was full of information and willing to help, we did feel that the sleeping areas and bathrooms let... Read our full review of Berambih Lodge.