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Lot 38, Jalan Ikan Juara 1, Sadong Jaya, Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88100
Functional Hall
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According to 46 guests
3 guests talked about great locationGood hospitality and nice location..... Suitable for backpackers
Fu S. H.
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Based on 135 traveler reviews
24-Hour Front Desk

Nearby attractions
IMAGO Shopping Mall
(0.66 km)
Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu
(0.85 km)
Sabah State Museum
(0.90 km)
Centre Point Sabah
(0.98 km)
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Based on 28 reviews

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Everything is perfect and good.
- Backpacking
It's affordable and comfortable.
- Backpacking
One of the best hostel to stay. Definitely I will come back here.
- Business travel
Nice place, very clean. Free breakfast
- Backpacking
Highly recommended this accommodation if you're going to kota kinabalu, great communication skills (english) you won't get lost! Good accommodation, nice comfy bed.
- Business travel
Generally as a hostel, it was perfect. I like the cleanliness, friendly staff, the "pod" is super comfy, got free breakfast, the hospitality is excellent, nice smells, and lots more. it'll be an essay to wrote down how good it was staying here. I'm looking forward to stay here in future business travel.
- Backpacking
Nice place for travelling backpacking with friends.
- Business travel
Still the old friendly staffs.
- Business travel
Good. Great. Best. I will stay there again
- Backpacking
Great stay overall! Nice staff and great environment
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Best hostel in Malaysia so far
A very welcoming and outgoing staff. The dorm was very need and provided a lot of privacy. This hostel is very well thought out. It has been the best hostel I've been to in Malaysia during my stay of two weeks. The only thing they could approve is the quality of the internet.
Solo travel - Nov 20, 2017
Not what we expected
We had booked a double ensuite room and I had emailed to confirm and they replied to say the place is being renovated currently but it would all be ready by the time we come. I emailed again a week or so before and never heard back. I also emailed to arrange for airport transfer and didn't receive a confirmation, so we made or own way to the hostel and it turned out they had a driver waiting for us. So communication wise it wasn't quite perfect. Then we were put into a dorm with a queen pod instead of the double room we booked. A bit later someone came and apologized and said the double ensuite isn't ready but we could have a double with bunk beds. They also gave us a refund because we didn't get what we booked. We appreciated getting a double room after all, but it really was the most standard room - no decorations, no windows, no furniture apart from the bunk beds... And the whole place was clearly still in the middle of being renovated, so a heads up would've been nice. The location wasn't ideal but it was okay. Staff were really nice though and you can tell it's gonna be a nice place when it's done.
Couples - Nov 17, 2017
One of the best backpacker hostel
I have had to give the 5 stars as this is one of the best backpacker hostel I have stayed. First of all they have 24 hours front desk, it is convenience for those who want to have late check in. The hostel is new and impressively clean. The have got every details accommodate for those who stay here. Take it as example, they even make the courtesy to put a mosquitoes killer in the room and even a clock! They have even a bathroom curtain inside the bathroom to cover your clothes and towel so that it will not get well when you are taking your shower. The even has a changing room inside the dorm room for you to change your clothes (I seldom or never seen such details arrangement in most of the backpacker hostel). They have leisure area where can watch some movies, take a rest/break and chit chat with your friend on the bean bags. All day long free flow of coffee and it includes simple breakfast as well. If you want to do your laundry, they even provide your a washing machine for that. If you want to cook your simple own meal, they have a pantry for you. If I will be back to Kota Kinabalu again,definitely this is the hostel I will stay. Cheap, clean and provide you everything that you need there. Thumbs up!!
Solo travel - Oct 16, 2017
A great place!
This was a one night stop over but we LOVED It and wished we would have stayed longer. After some bad experiences in hostels in the city this was a breath of fresh air! It's not right in the center but honestly uber there is so so so cheap I would much rather stay here and grab a taxi in then stay in a another nasty place in the backpacker street! It's super clean, the staff are so friendly the beds comfy and you have lots of privacy with the curtains. Showers were the best we had in Borneo and breakfast also yummy!! Also for a super cheap price!! Highly recommend!
Friends getaway - Oct 1, 2017
Fabrizio B
service like in a good hotel
skypod was a good surprise. clean, cheap and free flow coffee and breakfast. the bed is comfortable and the people working there are super nice and useful. you feel well treated there. when you arrive in your bed there is a personalized welcoming message with the available discount of grab and other useful infos. every detail is good. the owners annie and ken are great, i really enjoyed the time spent with them, they were full of good suggestions. highly suggested
Friends getaway - Sep 25, 2017
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Hotel facility


Hotel policy

  • Food and Drinks
    • A la carte dinner
    • A la carte lunch
    • Restaurant with AC
    • Bar
    • Breakfast
    • Brunch
    • Cafe
    • Dining area
    • Early bird breakfast
    • Late riser breakfast
    • Snack bar
    • Snacks
    • Vegetarian meal
  • Public Facilities
    • Parking
    • Coffee/tea in lobby
    • Coffee shop
    • Early check-in
    • Late check-out
    • Restaurant
    • Breakfast restaurant
    • Dinner restaurant
    • Lunch restaurant
    • Safety deposit box
    • WiFi in public area
  • Hotel Services
    • Welcoming drinks
    • Early Check-in
    • Front desk
    • 24-hour Receptionist
    • 24-hour security
    • Late check-out
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Medical service
    • Multilingual staff
    • Tours
  • In-room Facilities
    • Desk
    • DVD player
    • Hairdryer
    • In-room safe
    • Kitchenette
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Shower
    • TV
  • General
    • AC
    • Cloakroom
    • Connecting rooms
    • Family room
    • Heater
    • Non-smoking room
    • Smoking area
    • Smoke free
  • Nearby Facilities
    • ATM/Banking
    • Beauty salon
    • Gift shop
    • Grocery
    • Hair salon
    • Laundry
    • Shops
    • Supermarket
  • Transportation
    • Airport transfer
    • Area shuttle with surcharge
    • Bicycle rental
    • Bicycle storage
    • Car rental
    • Limo or town car service
    • Shopping center shuttle with surcharge
  • Shuttle Service
    • Airport transfer with surcharge
    • Ferry terminal shuttle with surcharge
    • Train station pickup
    • Airport transfer
  • Things to Do
    • Casino
    • Outdoor facilities
    • Sauna
    • TV lounge
  • Sports and Recreations
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Snorkeling
  • Accessibilty
    • Access friendly
    • Wheelchair accessible
  • Business Facilities
    • Meeting facilities
  • Connectivity
    • Free WiFi

      Check-in and Check-out Time

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

      SKYPOD Hostel 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 4.19 km away.

      There are plenty of tourist attractions nearby, such as IMAGO Shopping Mall within 0.66 km, and Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu within 0.85 km.

      About SKYPOD Hostel

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

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

      Spend quality time at SKYPOD Hostel with your spouse. Make it an unforgettable stay by enjoying all services and facilities that the hostel has to offer.

      Are you a shopaholic? Staying at SKYPOD Hostel will surely spoil you for numerous shopping centers nearby.

      SKYPOD Hostel is a hotel near Airport, an ideal accommodation while waiting for your next flight. Enjoy a satisfying place to rest during your transit.

      When staying at a hostel, the design and architecture are two important factors that can spoil your eyes. With its unique setting, SKYPOD Hostel provides a pleasant accommodation for your stay.

      Have fun with various entertaining facilities for you and the whole family at SKYPOD Hostel, a wonderful accommodation for your family holiday.

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

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

      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.

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

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

      SKYPOD Hostel is a hostel with great comfort and excellent service according to most hostel's guests.

      SKYPOD 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

      Hotel may accept Early check in, subject to room availability


      Pets are NOT allowed.

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