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Borneo Gaya Lodge

No. 78, 1st Floor, Jalan Gaya , Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88000
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Based on 66 traveler reviews
24-Hour Front Desk

Nearby attractions
Gaya Street Sunday Market
(0.20 km)
Milimewa Superstore
(0.21 km)
Signal Hill Observatory Tower
(0.22 km)
Atkinson Clock Tower
(0.27 km)
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Review by Traveloka users

4 Traveloka customers have stayed in this hotel and given reviews:

Strategic location in Gaya street. you can walk down .There s a coffee shop offering bakut teh till nite. It's busy on Sunday for hawkers open market. you can buy cheap items there too. Cons are hv to carry luggage up the stairs , nt good for elders.
Clean; quiet; friendly; value for money. ideal for backpacker
good and nice room and bathroom.
Bersih dan sesuai dikunjungi. suasana yang kondusif
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66 reviews
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Solo travel21
Friends getaway11
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The worst place we have ever stayed. It might be on the cheaper side but not worth it. Beds are extremely uncomfortable and gave me and my partner bad backs, pillows are like concrete, there was mould in the bathroom and toilet so clearly has not been cleaned in a while. The double room was so small and cramped there is nowhere to put your bags. Staff were unable to help with tours. The owner is rude and has bad customer service. Aircon is dirty and ended up getting me sick. Breakfast is very diappointing just bread and jam so not worth eating, we went out and bought breakfast. Its also really noisy with traffic. There are so many nicer places to stay in Kota Kinabalu close by and in similar price range so stay away from this one.
Couples - Apr 24, 2017
Annette H
Good location
We had booked a room with window and 2 double beds. The morning we were checking in they wrote us they only had another room. When we turned up in the late evening, they showed us a tiny room, no windows and 2 bunk beds. Not quite the same. The worst part was actually that the receptionist didn't try to excuse it anyway. And we were told the price was the same. We ended up sleeping there and moved to the bigger room the next night. This was an ok room. Breakfast was at another flor. Simple with toast and jam, coffee and tea. The lodge is in a nice part of KK.
Family - Oct 18, 2016
Stuart W
Stayed here 1 night, started looking for a new hostel 10 minutes after checking in. Breakfast is just toast and jam, room had no window and smelled bad, 2 toilets (1 of which stank)and 2 showers for entire hostel. Only thing I can say in defence of the place is the showers and a/c were good
Solo travel - Apr 10, 2016
Nice friendly staff
Convenient stay in KK, with cheap dorms, quite a lot of facilities and a helpfull staff. Only con is that there's young people living in the same building, they can be noisy in the early morning. Overall good value for price you pay, and at a good location.
Solo travel - Mar 21, 2016
Don't stay here
Gaya lodge was the worst place my wife and I stayed over a month in Malaysia and Indonesia. The staff on reception were inattentive and unable to provide tourist advice when we requested their help. The breakfast is awful thin pieces of toast. The lounge area was musty and lacking the cool open space that one wants when trying to chill out in KK. Our double room was very very small. Just enough room for two 30 litre back packs and our day bags. The shower had hot water but was quite small. To some extent I am ok with the size as the price was cheap, however the main reason I would advise against staying here is the absence of a nice pace to sit and the absence of friendly and useful staff.
Couples - Jan 2, 2016
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Hotel facility


Hotel policy

  • Hotel Services
    • Laundry service
    • Tours
    • Luggage storage
    • 24-hour Receptionist
  • Public Facilities
    • Parking
    • Safety deposit box
    • WiFi in public area
  • General
    • Family room
    • AC
    • Non-smoking room
  • In-room Facilities
    • TV
    • Shower
  • Business Facilities
    • Photocopier
  • Connectivity
    • LAN Internet

Check-in and Check-out Time

Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM

Staying at Borneo Gaya Lodge is a good choice when you are visiting Kota Kinabalu.

The hostel has a very good location, also near the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI), which is only 6.02 km away.

This hostel is very easy to find since it is strategically positioned close to public facilities.

About Borneo Gaya Lodge

Borneo Gaya Lodge is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get an affordable stay yet comfortable at the same time.

For you, travelers who wish to travel comfortably on a budget, Borneo Gaya Lodge is the perfect place to stay that provides decent facilities as well as great services.

If you plan to have a long-term stay, staying at Borneo Gaya Lodge is the right choice for you. Providing wide range of facilities and great service quality, this accommodation certainly makes you feel at home.

Borneo Gaya Lodge is the right choice for you who are looking for affordable accommodation in Kota Kinabalu.

24-hours front desk is available to serve you, from check-in to check-out, or any assistance you need. Should you desire more, do not hesitate to ask the front desk, we are always ready to accommodate you.

WiFi is available within public areas of the property to help you to stay connected with family and friends.

Borneo Gaya Lodge is a hostel with great comfort and excellent service according to most hostel's guests.

Staying at Borneo Gaya Lodge will surely satisfy you with its great hospitality and affordable price.

Smoking is strictly not allowed in this property

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