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All-around pleaser

133 Gaya Street T: (088) 272 188

Akinabalu Youth Hostel

Follow the sign heading upstairs to this popular hotel on Gaya Street.

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The mixed dorms are furnished with sturdy bunks and have windows to ensure they're bright and breezy whether you opt for air-con or not. Shared bathrooms are on each floor and kept decently clean with good hot showers. There's a spacious lounge with comfy wicker sofas for checking your email, watching TV or just relaxing with a book. Smokers have a designated chill-out area too. Rates include WiFi and a breakfast of toast, noodles and coffee or tea. The staff are helpful and can organize last-minute trips to climb Mt Kinabalu and other tours. Akinabalu has lots of stairs and no lift, so look elsewhere if you have mobility problems or heavy luggage.

Our rating:

Last updated on 26th February, 2013.

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Dorm fan cooled
22 ringgit
22 ringgit
Dorm air-con
27 ringgit
27 ringgit
Dbl fan share bathroom
60 ringgit
60 ringgit
Dbl air-con share bathroom
70 ringgit
70 ringgit
Room: Dorm fan cooled, low season: 22 ringgit, high season 22 ringgit. Notes:
Room: Dorm air-con, low season: 27 ringgit, high season 27 ringgit. Notes:
Room: Dbl fan share bathroom, low season: 60 ringgit, high season 60 ringgit. Notes:
Room: Dbl air-con share bathroom, low season: 70 ringgit, high season 70 ringgit. Notes:

Akinabalu Youth Hostel
133 Gaya Street
T: (088) 272 188

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