51 Upper China St, Kuching T: (019) 885 3998, (082) 423 499
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 womb kinda feeling. Dorms each have six beds, space is limited, and there aren't any windows, but there isn't a feeling that you are being packed into a sardine tin. Private rooms have a little bit more space and we loved the bed linen, which departs from the usual white and cream. All rooms have shared bathrooms.
A light breakfast is included in the price as is WiFi, and there's a good kitchen area where you can cook your own food. The communal area has some floor seating and a good sized TV with a host of DVDs. We loved that Bindi would often sit with us and watch TV; it gave the place such a homely feel that we would not hesitate to say that this is among our top favorite places to stay in Kuching.
Do note that Three House, Nomad and Tracks are all owned by the same people and as such, prices among the three are the same and if one place happens to be full, they will often put you in another.
By Hollie Tu
Last updated on 6th February, 2013.