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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just came back from Kiulu for adventure activity. Checked in at Sensi and try to get some rest. They are only 2 guests including me! Cannot sleep throughout the nite. I feel itchy everywhere so i thought maybe due to my previous prog. In the morning i noticed that my bed is covered with bed bug!!!! The caretaker said another... More 

Thank Riduwan Z
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The staff is really friendly, i can speak common tongue with her and she's really helpful in directions and all. The bed assigned to me was big enough, the dorm type room is spacious. Good location since it's in the city itself. The common bathroom is not so much but they always clean it so it's okay. Overall, worth the... More 

Thank Meryl C
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights whilst in KK. 2 nights were enough to see the main sights, however didn't visit any islands. So you may need longer if you chose to do that! Lovely hostel, great location, few minutes was from the airport bus station/bus terminal. Maps.me is right for a change! Very chilled vibe at this hostel! It's not... More 

Thank Chris W
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

The only thing I like in this hostel is its location. Located on Gaya street, it is perfect place to see the Sunday market on Gaya street, not so far from the port (only 10 minutes running) and very near other chilling places of backpacker. However I don't find their staffs friendly and helpful. The room and linens are old.... More 

Thank Lana_D87
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

We were greeted by a very unwelcoming host. They messed up our reservation and put us in a room with 50% more people than what we had booked (and paid for). When we tried to explain this the female worker just told us that we had booked for a different date. She continued to argue with me so I finally... More 

Thank Scott B
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

good location cause it's walking distance to the harbourfront, malls, local establishments, bus terminal, friendly and helpful crew, cheap, clean and tidy room, safe cause there's a password for you to open the door and not anyone can just go in & out

Thank Lhenivey E
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44 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

You pretty much get what you pay for here, it's nice and cheap. Facilities are okay, showers and toilets are clean but look a bit old. The rooms are pretty Small for the amount of beds that they put in but it's managable. The woman running the place seemed a bit grumpy at First but turned out she was pretty... More 

Thank Sibrand J
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Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

The location is good. Middle of backpackers area. With food, bars and live music. There is a 24/7 self service laundry next block. 10 min walking. ASK the locals. Cost around 1rm per/kg if you fill iT all the way. The owner is nice. But dont annoy her haha. We pressed the doorbell to many times. The rooms are cramp... More 

Thank Brendan T
Worthing, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

We stayed as a family of 3 in a four bedded room. The room itself was clean and tidy as was all the hostel. We were impressed with the price for staying here given the facilities, (air con, fridge, internet, and all kept clean and tidy) and the location. We felt it was excellent value for money and gave easy... More 

Thank billybean
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

Overall it is a good hostel with a great location at Gaya street, the backpacker strip. It's close to the ferry point, a few malls and lots of good restaurants. BUT we had bedbugs in our beds during our stay there. The staff was really helpful and nice, but when we told the staff about the bedbugs, they just sprayed... More 

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Sensi Backpackers Hostel is a cozy hostel located right in the heart of Gaya Street, in the city of Kota Kinabalu Sabah, Malaysia. Our hostel is dedicated for budget travelers who prefer quiet and unique atmosphere. Cleanliness is our top priority. Our staff is friendly and understands the needs of our guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sensi Backpackers Hostel

Address: Lot No 103 Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: $13 - $17 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sensi Backpackers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Poor Service but Cheap Place to Sleep”
 of 5 bubbles scottb674, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms comes with lockers! Love it!”
 of 5 bubbles JordanT502, 22 Oct 2014 | Read review
“all dorms are great”
 of 5 bubbles rahmansquash, 22 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Don't stay in Room 99- and check under the mattress for bed bugs”
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“Breakfast, tea n coffee provided.”
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