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X-Plorer Backpackers

1st Floor, 106/108, Jalan Gaya, , Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88000
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Based on 51 traveler reviews
24-Hour Front Desk

Nearby attractions
Gaya Street Sunday Market
(0.08 km)
Milimewa Superstore
(0.10 km)
Atkinson Clock Tower
(0.19 km)
Signal Hill Observatory Tower
(0.33 km)
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Review by Traveloka users

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

Quite nice because clean and cheap.
Strategic location. near gaya street market.
Very good place for stay. Safe neighborhoods and clean hostel. The people are friendly and helpful. Meet a lot of new friends here.
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Friends getaway21
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Friendly staff
Our rooms were clean and all equipment in them worked. Staff was friendly. There is a restaurant very close where live music is played every night up to 23-24 so that should be taken into consideration if you are an early sleeper.
Friends getaway - Jan 22, 2017
Backpackers ONLY
Okay. Four of us stayed here last night for RM82/night with 1 king bed and 1 double decker bed plus shared bathrooms (male+female) so don't be surprised when you met them in toilet or bathroom. If you are a solo traveller you can rent a bed with much cheaper price so you might share the room with other travellers. This inn is at the centre of the city, near with restaurant, pub, Philippine market, bank and etc. In my opinion this place is more for B&B instead of like hotel or such cuz its a little bit noisy like 24/7. I'm not so sure but if you guys came with children or younger one this place is not for you. Breakfast gonna be served at 8.30am and it was plenty of plain white bread, butter and fruit jams. But you guys can cook or do whatever you like since the pantry there have almost everything basic like oven, toaster, heater, and etc. The receptionists are very friendly since they will assist you with almost everything. Well they got 2 building apparently. Mine was the new building I guess which is above the chinese restaurant. I went for the other building to check-out later that day and manage to see how the place is. Well, the one that I stayed for that night is better in terms of cleanliness and comforts.
Friends getaway - Oct 8, 2016
Happy with the stay
Room is basic but for RM60 for an A/C room is quite a good deal. We stayed at the smaller branch above pasta pasta restaurant and all rooms can fit 4 people. Not sure if same price will be given for more than 2 pax. Breakfast was bread and jam. They tend to forget to refill but if you mention it they will sort it out. Towels were not given in the room but you have to ask. Refill water, fridge and a rice cooker available at the pantry and we're very happy to use it. Stayed for 4 nights and could easily do more. Service could be improved in terms of responsiveness and cleanliness.
Couples - May 21, 2016
No shampoo, no towel, terrible breakfast. Location is OK, but there are more places around there to stay. First morning, they serve only a pack of cornflakes and instant coffee pack, while second morning, nothing was served.
Friends getaway - Apr 13, 2016
Good location
good location for traveler and also clean facilities, well renovated! we Spent a night here with my friends. Price is cheap! but wifi is slow, but not that bad. anyway the staff so friendly ! recommended for who want to stay at backpackers
Friends getaway - Mar 23, 2016
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Effective 1 September 2017, hotel guests who are non-Malaysian or non-Permanent Residents of Malaysia are required to pay a tourism tax of MYR 10 nett per night per room forsee more

Hotel facility


Hotel policy

  • Hotel Services
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • 24-hour Receptionist
  • General
    • AC
    • Non-smoking room
  • Public Facilities
    • WiFi in public area
  • In-room Facilities
    • Desk
  • Connectivity
    • LAN Internet

    Check-in and Check-out Time

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

    X-Plorer 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 5.9 km away.

    There are plenty of tourist attractions nearby, such as Gaya Street Sunday Market within 0.08 km, and Atkinson Clock Tower within 0.19 km.

    About X-Plorer Backpackers

    X-Plorer 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, X-Plorer Backpackers is the perfect place to stay that provides decent facilities as well as great services.

    X-Plorer 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.

    X-Plorer Backpackers is a hostel with great comfort and excellent service according to most hostel's guests.

    X-Plorer Backpackers is the ideal choice for you who are looking for a comfortable yet affordable accommodation.

    Breakfast time start from 00:00 until 00:00.

    Smoking is strictly not allowed in this property

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