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Melbourne
Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

Hostel is dirty and smelly. Rooms are tiny with no windows, would not recommend staying here. The smell of the fish guts outside the hostel is unbearable. Booked for 3 nights, cancelled as soon as we arrived as it was that bad. Look elsewhere for a more enjoyable stay.

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Gdansk, Poland
Reviewed 6 February 2015 via mobile

The cheapest rooms in the center of KK. Ok so thats all pro's now con's: Shared bathroom - very dirty! Rooms are extremely basic- don't expect even a table and not so clean either. Breakfast included means there is toast bread and jam. Stay only if lacking anymore funds

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Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 13 October 2014

Overall, the place is quite nice to stay. The rooms are decently clean and so is the common room area. The toilets could be cleaner, but then again I'm not expecting much with the humidity and amount of people flushing in and out everyday. They provide a free simple breakfast, which is bread, jam, coffee and tea. Although, with this...

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2Thank Olivia L
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Reviewed 5 July 2014

rm 108 pernight Room : rafflesia 4. Family room. Good concept of room but dirty ! 3 nights 1st day , staff setup the room but the toilet has already a basket full of garbage ! It is dusty everywhere. Staff asking me to pick up my own garbage when we asked them to clean everyday inside the room. When...

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leeds
Reviewed 28 June 2014

First off ill go through the few positives; very central location which was good. There were two very sweet girls on reception, and one man who i assume is in charge, they were all very friendly and welcoming. Now for the rather longer list of negatives; no window in the room, so it was completely pitch black, also very small....

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Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

Oh my god, i love this backpacker hostel. First, i met with 2 twins sisters with very good services (jaslin and joseline), they are wonderful staff ever... Owner, oh come on, he is a good man ever..he also helped me when i want to go to KK airport. I will remember all of thisssss....

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1Thank AltafSAhmad
Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

Its a nice place..clean and comfortable...we didnt expected the place would be very good.. the services is quite excellent...so for all backpackers out there that want to go kotakinabalu..you should try this place.. *wink*

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Asten
Reviewed 27 March 2014

I slept here many days. The staff is very friendly. They help you with everything and are very interested in you. I was here with Christmas, it was a fantastic evening, we had a barbecue and after that we played funny games staff and guests together. After that they gave me a beautiful Christmas gift! Thank you so much. When...

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1Thank Hummingbird43a
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 9 March 2014

We stayed for only a couple of nights whilst we waited for a cheaper fan room at another backpackers next door; I am focused on keeping our budget in check. X-Plorer Backpackers is just another unremarkable Malaysian backpackers, small rooms (some window-less) with shared bathrooms of dubious functionality and cleanliness. The kitchen facilities were more extensive than I have found...

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Reviewed 5 February 2014

We are group of backpackers visited Kota Kinabalu for hiking and scuba diving. Our room was okay. Hot water was available for shower. Toilet was little bit small for movement. But we accommodate ourself. Best part is, everything is very near by. Restrurant, ATM, shops, super market, Jetty and sea beach. Last day in our stay we face a problem....

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to our warm and friendly home-stay. “A HOME AWAY FROM HOME”. We are ideally in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (popularly known as Borneo). Fifteen minutes ride from Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Come and experience with us, our very own comfortable and clean environmental lodging house complete with a living room, five common toilets cum hot/cold water shower rooms, a unique mini garden and a balcony area made cozy for your leisure that you well deserved. ... more   less 

Additional Information about X-Plorer Backpackers

Address: Floor No 106 108 1st | Jalan Gaya,, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: $17 - $23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — X-Plorer Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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“request for an inner room (if they have one) if you're a light sleeper.”
494olivial, 13 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking Gaya Street maybe too noisy for some light sleepers especially on Saturday night.”
Nomad_Lez, 9 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Bring your own towel,blanket, power socket.”
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Peter_KL_Diver, 5 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Do not book this place.”
taujin, 21 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Staff are friendly The location was very good cheapest rate for the room”
elsie_87898, 20 Sep 2013 | Read review
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