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Akinabalu Youth Hostel

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Photo of Akinabalu Youth Hostel, 133 Gaya Street. , Kota Kinabalu

What we say: 4 stars

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

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Contact details:

133 Gaya Street.  T: (088) 272 188 
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Dorm Fan 22 ringgit 22 ringgit
Dorm air-con 27 ringgit 27 ringgit
Dbl fan share b'room 60 ringgit 60 ringgit
Dbl air-con share b'room 70 ringgit 70 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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