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Travellers' Light

A hostel with a view

Photo of Travellers' Light, 19 Lorong Dewan, Australia Place, Kota Kinabalu. , Kota Kinabalu

What we say: 3.5 stars

If you like the Australia Place location but aren't a party animal, this is the hostel for you. Travellers' Light has a more grown up feel and a beautiful wooden terrace with a view of the jungle or, if you prefer, the communal TV. Other than the fact they have a female-only option, the dorms are pretty standard with six or eight bunk beds crammed into a small air-con room. The private rooms could use a make-over and share the same bathrooms as the dorms. Cleanliness is better than most, especially the toilets which had that just-mopped sparkle when we visited. The staff are easy-going and you'll quickly feel at home. Rates include WiFi and a light breakfast of toast and instant coffee, but towels are extra. Reception is open 24 hours so it's a good choice if you're arriving in the wee hours.

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19 Lorong Dewan, Australia Place, Kota Kinabalu.  T: (88) 238 877 
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Dorm air-con 25 ringgit 25 ringgit
Dbl air-con share b'room 70 ringgit 70 ringgit
Triple air-con share b'room 80 ringgit 80 ringgit
Quad air-con share b'room 90 ringgit 90 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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