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Borneo Global Backpackers

Lot 29, Ground & 1st Floor, Karamunsing Godown, Jalan Karamunsing, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88000
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Based on 131 traveler reviews
24-Hour Front Desk

Nearby attractions
Sabah State Museum
(0.60 km)
IMAGO Shopping Mall
(0.76 km)
Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu
(0.81 km)
Hospital Queen Elizabeth
(1.05 km)
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Review by Traveloka users

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

Hi. very sorry to say that traveloka gave me trouble because Borneo Global Backpackers was closed completely but in the system is not updated. I went there the hotel was closed and its looked like there is no more hotel.
Worth for the backpackers. The service is also good.
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131 reviews
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Solo travel33
Friends getaway59
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Very Bad
Very Good
Nice ambience!
I stayed here last year, and it was great. Happy to choose this hostel after read some good reviews. It is in a quiet location and yet within a short walking distance from the main hub of the city which is nice. The staff were super friendly and polite, especially Hasdie, thanks for the excellent services. I would stay here again if I'm back in Kinabalu.
Solo travel - May 4, 2017
Spil O
Facilities & Location
First, staff were nice and accomodating. We were even allowed to check in earlier that expected. We booked a couple room which came with a free basic breakfast and where you can already feel the spring metals of the bed. We had to use a common bathroom, which is okay. Location is far from the city centre.
Couples - Jan 30, 2017
ok stay, good service, could have been better
Stay in the dorm was alright and breakfast basic. I arrived early in the morning and was accommodated and driven to the dive place in KK. Actually some of the fittings in the toilets didnt work (lights, taps,etc) and I went downstairs to shower. From the beginning the team communicated with me well to help me plan the packages around Semporna and KK. I was really happy with the general prompt responses (except one time) and tailored packages. I would really appreciate this. Only problems was - when I was told Sipadan diving was not possible for non certified divers, I could have been told that it is possible to dive in some of the other islands around Semporna. I wished later that this option was offered to me. I would have wanted to do that ideally. Without this information, I asked about KK diving and then planned to dive at TAR instead. Dive master at Semporna told me its a shame I am diving at KK rather than so many of the options at the islands at Semporna region, where I snorkeled. I did feel a bit bad due to this miscommunication.
Friends getaway - Nov 28, 2016
Wilhemina M
Hello 7 Rapids...
As promised, we went back for seconds, choosing Padas White Water Rafting and Coral Flyer Zipline over the Gaya/Sapi Island. This time, we made a special request to have the ever fun-loving guide Mr. Arif. Again, he is a pleasure to work with; making sure everything is ready and proper, leaving me and my friend nothing to worry about but to have fun. Thanks Arif  .. So, where shall we go to next? Hingga kita berjumpa lagi, THANK YOU BGB!!
Friends getaway - Sep 18, 2016
Kneth P
Comfortable Budget Stay
Stay for 1 night. Staff are friendly. Room clean & tidy in spite of the old furniture & air conditioning. No breakfast even tough it is mentioned in the package. Location, not far from city centre 10-15 minutes driving. Overall satisfied and it is a recommended for a really tight budget stay.
Couples - Sep 14, 2016
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Hotel facility


Hotel policy

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

    Check-in and Check-out Time

    Check-in: 8:00 AM
    Check-out: 12:30 PM

    Borneo Global Backpackers is located in area / city Kota Kinabalu.

    The hostel has a very good location, also near the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI), which is only 3.91 km away.

    There are plenty of tourist attractions nearby, such as Sabah State Museum within 0.6 km, and IMAGO Shopping Mall within 0.76 km.

    About Borneo Global Backpackers

    Not only located within easy reach of various places of interests for your adventure, but staying at Borneo Global Backpackers will also give you a pleasant stay.

    Borneo Global Backpackers 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 Global Backpackers 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 Global Backpackers is the right choice for you. Providing wide range of facilities and great service quality, this accommodation certainly makes you feel at home.

    Borneo Global Backpackers 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 Global Backpackers is the ideal choice for you who are looking for a comfortable yet affordable accommodation.

    Smoking is strictly not allowed in this property

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