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Borneo Backpackers

Free airport pick-up

Photo of Borneo Backpackers, No. 24 Lorong Dewan, Kota Kinabalu. , Kota Kinabalu

What we say: 4 stars

One of the many hostels at Australia Place, the main reason to choose Borneo Backpackers is the free airport pick-up if you book a private room for two nights or more. Other than that, we like the homey vibe (perhaps a little too homey when you find a cat in the bathroom) and the common spaces – a TV lounge, guest computers, reading nooks, a full kitchen and a rooftop garden perfect for chatting with dorm-mates over a beer. The dorms have sturdy wooden bunk beds and the private rooms, though spartanly furnished, are a good deal. Rates include WiFi, a simple breakfast and filtered drinking water – it's an extra five ringgit for a towel.

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Contact details:

No. 24 Lorong Dewan, Kota Kinabalu.  T: (88) 234 009  
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Dorm Fan 20 ringgit 20 ringgit
Dorm air-con 25 ringgit 25 ringgit
Sgl fan share b'room 40 ringgit 40 ringgit
Sgl air-con share b'room 50 ringgit 50 ringgit
Dbl air-con share b'room 70 ringgit 70 ringgit
Dbl fan private b'room 60 ringgit 60 ringgit
Triple air-con share b'room 102 ringgit 102 ringgit
Quad air-con share b'room 130 ringgit 130 ringgit

Added to Travelfish on: 26th February, 2013
Last visited or updated on: 26th February, 2013

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Tanya Procyshyn is a Singapore-based freelance writer and photographer. With a passion for unusual destinations, she has camped alongside Komodo dragons and shook hands with soldiers in North Korea. She blogs at
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