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Ranau Backpackers Hostel

1st Floor, Block N, Sedco Shophouse, Jalan Kembar Pekan Ranau, Ranau, Kinabalu National Park, Sabah, Malaysia, 89308
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Based on 4 traveler reviews

Nearby attractions
Kundasang War Memorial
(10.53 km)
Desa Cattle Dairy Farm
(10.73 km)
Ranau Poring Hot Spring
(11.29 km)
Tagal Sg. Moroli Fish Spa
(11.64 km)
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- Backpacking
We have booked for 2 nights but when we arrived there, they said only one night is available. they returned our money and an apology. Apology accepted and move to a different hotel on the next day. All is well.
It's cool place. great place with great people and hospitality.
overall okay. nice place, but we were informed that the hostel gate must be closed at 11pm (or is it 10pm?, i forgotten). never been to a backpackers hostel before, so just bear with the rules
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Iris E
Ranau Backpackers Hostel is in the center of town, and since Ranau is such a small town, food & stores are all within walking distance. It’s also right across from the central market. I stayed in a twin room with private bathroom good for a solo traveler like me. The A/C in the room worked well, as well as WiFi, and overall the room was good, except the bed / mattress was too hard & hence not comfortable; the same goes for the pillow. There’s self-serve breakfast, which consists of coffee, tea, bread and jam. You can also make coffee or tea all day. The staff here is super friendly, esp. Jacinta, who helped me get a ride to Poring Hot Springs as well as point out the bus stops to Kinabalu Park and towards Sandakan. Overall, this is a good budget place to stay, esp. for backpackers. Good for a 2-night stay.
Solo travel - Sep 8, 2017
David H
Just okay
The bad: Tiny room. Terrible mattress and small bed - one of those awful foam things. Horribly uncomfortable pillow. Tiny bathroom. No pressure with the shower. No mirror above the sink. The good: Excellent wifi. Polite and helpful staff. Free coffee all day and a basic breakfast. Nice balcony to sit outside and chat with staff/other guests. Central location only a 5 minute walk from the mini bus drop off point, and right across from the central market. Slightly overpriced at 60myr for a single room but your options are very limited in Ranau so there isn't anything much better around for the same price.
Solo travel - Aug 29, 2017
Good for few nights
This is the cheapest place I found. It's pretty quied, the staff is really friendly!! breakfastt included, clean, nice matresses, good location, get good advices, wifi, terrace. Prices still expensive!
Solo travel - Apr 22, 2017
Cozy atmosphere with good location
It's a value for money with cozy atmosphere to spend the night in the small town. The friendly staff is welcoming and friendly in assisting to locate the best place to eat and visit. Location is just next to the local market and free parking on site. Restaurants, banks, supermarkets, saloon, pharmacy, bus terminal is within walking distance.
Family - Mar 24, 2017
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Hotel facility


Hotel policy

  • Public Facilities
    • Parking
    • Coffee/tea in lobby
    • Restaurant
    • Breakfast restaurant
    • Lunch restaurant
    • WiFi in public area
  • In-room Facilities
    • Cable TV
    • Desk
    • Separate shower and tub
    • Shower
    • TV
  • General
    • AC
    • Smoking area
    • Terrace
  • Hotel Services
    • Luggage storage
  • Connectivity
    • Free WiFi

    Check-in and Check-out Time

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

    Ranau Backpackers Hostel is located in area / city Ranau.

    There are plenty of tourist attractions nearby, such as Kundasang War Memorial within 10.53 km, and Desa Cattle Diary Farm within 10.73 km.

    About Ranau Backpackers Hostel

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

    Ranau Backpackers Hostel 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, Ranau Backpackers Hostel is the perfect place to stay that provides decent facilities as well as great services.

    While traveling with friends can be a lot of fun, traveling solo has its own perks. As for the accommodation, Ranau Backpackers Hostel is suitable for you who value privacy during your stay.

    Ranau Backpackers Hostel is the smartest choice for you who are looking for affordable accommodation with outstanding service.

    Savor your favorite dishes with special cuisines from Ranau Backpackers Hostel exclusively for you.

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

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

    Hotel may accept Late check out, subject to room availability, with additional fee.

    Hotel may accept Early check in, subject to room availability

    • Check-in : 2 pm-10 pm; Check-out time :12 pm.
    (Reception / front office is NOT available 10pm-7am)
    • A key deposit of RM20.00 is chargeable upon check in, which is refundable upon return of key.
    • If you wish to check-out earlier (by 6am), please let us know in advance / the night before.
    • Our cleaning staff starts at 10 am. We do our best not to disturb our guests.
    • Ranau Backpackers Hostel is not liable for any loss, damage or theft of property.
    • Please keep quiet between 11 pm and 7 am.
    • The common areas are under video surveillance for your own protection.
    • The furnishings and facilities are there for your benefit and that of future guests; all facilities are to be treated with respect including rinsing the shower and cleaning up the bathroom and kitchen equipment after use so that the next guest finds it cleans and neat.
    • Common areas are for the use and enjoyment of all guests; parties, noisy gatherings, unsocial behaviour and loud music are all strictly prohibited.
    • All type of drugs is forbidden in all parts of the building.
    • Please be considerate to your room mates, other guests, staff and the property.
    • Any guest(s) who, in the opinion of our staff, compromises the comfort, safety or security of other guests or staff will be asked to leave the hostel and will not be receive a refund.
    • We operate a strict one person per bed policy. Please be for other guests and do not bring extra people back to the hostel.
    • Please keep all your belongings on your bed or in your locker. Any items found on floors, chairs, tables or in the bathroom etc. will be thrown away.
    • The main entrance door (ground floor) will be closed at 10pm for safety reasons. Please use access card to enter the premise at anytime.
    • We will not disclose any personal information without your permission unless we are legally obliged to do so.
    • By making a reservation, i agree to the terms & conditions and the house rules.

    Pets are NOT allowed.

    Smoking is strictly not allowed in this property, and smoking area is available.

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