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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...

Thank Brendan T
Worthing, United Kingdom
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...

Thank billybean
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...

1Thank Sara A
Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

This hostel very worth your budget to summarize my experience i come out of 3 major things why you should consider this hostel. 1st it's in the center of the city. 2nd it's very close to the most visited trip in "trip advisory". 3rd very affordable and comfortable. Enjoy guys!!

Thank Ritter M
Reviewed 1 March 2016

The staff here are excellent. They are always willing to help with whatever you need and are extremely knowledgeable of the area and surroundings. The beds are comfortable and rooms are clean but easily the best part of the stay was the atmosphere at the hostel. Everyone coming and going were friendly and social. A perfect place to mingle with...

Thank Daniel P
Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 20 February 2016

The hostel is, in comparison to other budget places in Borneo, really clean. The people we met there were really cool and easy-going, good exchange of backpacker travellers information. Good value for money. The staff is rather reserved but helpful and polite.

Thank Joanna O
Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Good location in the tourist area with buses, waterfront, and mall within easy walking distance. Lots of eating options nearby. Staff are friendly, dorms comfortable, and everything cleaned regularly. Will stay again next time I go to KK.

Thank Rick H
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

I was a walk in customer about 10 days ago, decided to move from my previous hostel as I was looking for a more social place and the reviews on here were good. On checking in, I was told the price is 25 ringgit for a dorm bed, they no longer offer breakfast. At this price in KK you'd expect...

Thank Fola O
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Very Well located. Coming from AirPort with the shuttle, it's 5 min walking from the second stop. Sunday morning : Market day It included breakfast, (but I went to the night Market to buy pineapple/watermelon/mango and put it in the fridge overnight) I forgot my shoes there When travelling to Sandakan and after 4 days, they where still there :)...

Thank EHUB149
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Thankful that we found this lovely little hostel right in the central town area. No booking was made we just walked in and were offered a dorm bed in a mix room of 8. Locker provided, clean beds with linen & towels, AC and windows. The owner is friendly & helpful. I was very happy to have a hot shower;...

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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 - $16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sensi Backpackers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Try get a lower bunk bed. I was stuck on top bunk right under the aircon and it was a cold night for me....”
 of 5 bubbles Grover191, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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”
 of 5 bubbles 592kirim, 23 Jun 2014 | Read review
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