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Batu Bata Guesthouse

May 7 May 8
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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New Zealand
Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

Spent my weekend at batu bata. Nice located next to 7eleven carpenter street. Walking distance to many visit spots. Warm and sweet hospitality from the staff. Clean and cosy bedroom with nice Borneo decor lounge area. Definitely will come back!

Thank JoeyWCY
Reviewed 16 January 2015

If privacy is your thing,this place is great. Stayed there for 3 nights.Almost had the whole place to myself,as it was off season. Good location.Next to a Big modern shopping mall. supermarket, fast food outlets,the works...Got my snacks and drinks from there,for all my activities. Walking distance to the waterfront.Near Bars and restraunts.near Paradesa Borneo tours ( can book,good tours...

3Thank 794dka
Reviewed 18 August 2014

A nice, clean and quiet questhouse in ideal location which located at chinatown. The host of the guesthouse was giving me and my friend a great warm welcome and taking us to look around the guesthouse with very pleasant and smiley face.

2Thank Freequeen
Reviewed 13 May 2014

A nice, clean and quiet questhouse in ideal location if you plan to explore Kuching and surrounding areas. It is on a street with several good cheap restaurants and a couple of good bars. The waterfront is only a couple of minutes walk away, and the bus station a couple of minutes walk the other way. If you need to...

3Thank Richard C
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2014

This guesthouse is clean, cosy with complimentary hot drinks and water, a sweet roof garden and lovely rooms. The host is so kind, smiley and helpful and this has a really homely feel. It's in a great location and I would highly recommend it.

1Thank Traveller2222222
Reviewed 31 January 2014 via mobile

We stay at the room/dorm for 2 days, it's nice room stay for budget vacation. Besides, it's near to china town and mall. Also waterfront. Maybe I would suggest make a room for prayer for muslim. Thank you for your services. :)

Thank Nurain N
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 December 2013

I loved kuching and my 6 nights in Batu Bata were perfect.The guesthouse is spotlessly clean and it was nice and quiet...the location is almost unbeatable along the charming Carpenter St,only 2 minutes walk to the waterfront and the bus station for easy transport to Bako, Bau, Kubah early in the morning...and the best sarawak laksa 10 metres from the...

1Thank chrisso78
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 11 November 2013

The staff are friendly but not intrusive. They make me feel at ease when I hang around in the common area chatting with me at times. The bathrooms are really clean and it would be good if sanitary bin can be placed within the toilets.

1Thank N1t3
Kuantan District, Malaysia
Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

Decent place for someone who is on a budget! Cheap and I must say very comfortable. Best part is the hospitality. Oh and five star for the rooftop view. This place has the best place to go star gazing!

2Thank zainalabidinnordin
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2013

I would stay here again. The dorms were very cozy and heated up at night when there were more than 2 of us. The wifi is great quality. The breakfast is simple, butter jam and bread, but the staff offered cake. The huge plus is that the place was clean and the staff very friendly, in like two other places...

Thank conniefsmith

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Batu Bata Guesthouse offers you one of the best lodging you can find here in Kuching. We are here because we know we can provide you everything you need in a modest, yet efficient way. Assisting you with guides and informations, and also to make sure comfort and happiness is there during your stay. With a rustic concept, you can feel the ambience straight away as one enters the place. We appreciate bricks here as Batu Bata means bricks in Malay. There is cement screed floors and counters, antique vase, unique plants, handicrafts decor, classic radio and music player, photographs of tribal people and warriors, bamboo shelves, naked brick walls and many more. We have 30 beds here, and our beautiful outdoor balcony with amazing view available on both floors. Our amazing shower tops it off with high power flow from the ceiling shower head not only for a place to bath, but also to refresh your mind when taking a bath. Our amenities here are laundry service, book exchange, free Wi-Fi accessible through top floor, PC, TV room, breakfast area, kitchen, luggage storage and many more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Batu Bata Guesthouse

Address: No. 8 1st Floor, Carpenter Street | China Town, Kuching 93100, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sarawak > Kuching
Price Range: $24 - $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Tidy, Friendly staff”
Freequeen, 3 Sep 2015 | Read review
“The dorms were very warm at night. If you don't do well with heat, get an air conditioned room.”
conniefsmith, 29 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Make sure you don't get the room the 7/11 neon sign right outside the window.”
pawprinto, 8 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Take the most expensive room you can. The street is not noisy.”
WaihekeMike, 25 Sep 2013 | Read review
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