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Travelers and Backpackers Lodges, Kota Kinabalu

Well, if you think that five star hotel is not your choice of place to stay in Kota Kinabalu, try travelers or backpackers lodge. Almost all of the lodges situated in the city center.  It would be very easy for you to go around in the city as most of the important places is just a walking distance away. The easiest way to get to most of the lodges from the airport is by taxi. It would cost you RM10 to RM15 from the airport.

Public transportation is also easy to get, as there are a lot of buses and taxis around. You may have to use it when you want to go to the main bus station to get a transport to Kinabalu Park HQ.

The travelers and backpackers lodge in Kota Kinabalu provides various types of room, from 10 bunk-bed dormitory style to twin private ensuite room. With very low room rates, it is very suitable for either solo traveler or for those who are traveling in groups.

Please feel free to check It has the best of travelers and backpackers lodges in Kota Kinabalu. All of them have a similar property facility, and some of them also offers packages to climb Mount Kinabalu. If you like to be connected to the internet, find a place where they have internet connection facility. Here are some of the relevant information regarding the backpackers lodges.


Trekkers Lodge Kota Kinabalu

Trekkers LodgeTrekkers Lodge Kota Kinabalu (TLKK)is within walking distances (about 5-10 minutes) to supermarkets, cinemas, fast food restaurant, banks, taxi & inter state bus stations and Gaya Street - the venue for the weekly Sunday market.

To go there from the Airport, go to the main road and catch the bus "Kota Kinabalu". Get off at City Hall. Head towards Wisma Merdeka and you can see our large red sign board before you cross the road to Wisma Merdeka. Or you could give them your flight details after you have booked and they will arrange a FREE airport pick up for you.

Borneo Global Backpackers

BGBBorneo Global Backpackers are within walking distance to banks, government offices, airlines offices, food outlets, shopping malls and entertainment outlets.

They are just 15 minutes to Kota Kinabalu International Airport and 8 minutes to the Tanjung Aru Beach by road transport. They are also very near to State Museum and Queen Elizabeth General Hospital (within 10 mins of walk). Only 8 minutes by bus to the Tanjung Aru Beach from the hostel. (There is a bus stand in front of the hostel).

North Borneo Cabin

North Borneo CabinNorth Borneo Cabin is located in a very close proximity to shopping and entertainment centers, restaurants and financial district with easy access to public transport such as coach & ferry terminal.

They are only 3 minutes walk to the tourist information center which is located in Gaya Street; A historic site with weekly Sunday Bazaar that will offer you an insight to the local cultures.

Xplorer Backpackers

Explorer BackpackersXplorer Backpackers are ideally in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. They are within walking distance express bus terminals and ferry terminals if you are coming from the islands.

They are just fifteen minutes ride from Kota Kinabalu International Airport. They also offer free airport pickup (upon arrival only).

Akinabalu Youth Hostel

Akinabalu Youth HostelIf you comes from the airport or train station, you have to go the main road and catch a bus to Kota Kinabalu, get off at city hall and walk about 2 minutes to Jalan Gaya (Gaya Street).

If you comes from ferry terminal, just walk down to the south and find Jalan Gaya. Akinabalu Youth Hostel is just about 5 minutes walking distance to nearest taxi and bus station.

Borneo Backpackers

Borneo BackpackersFROM AIRPORT: F-R-E-E Airport arrival transfer with minimum 2 nights stay. Advance booking required.
FROM LONG DISTANCE BUS TERMINAL: 10 minutes walk towards city center and Central Police Station along Town Padang (Independence Field).
FROM BRUNEI / LABUAN / TAR Ferry Terminal: You have to take a right turn and walk towards city center along Jalan Pantai (Beach Road) passing Grand Port View Restaurant and Standard Chartered Bank. Turn left right after RHB Delta Bank and walk straight ahead. We are right in front of the round-a-bout. Total approximately 16 minutes walk.

The Beach Lodge

The Beach LodgeThe Beach Lodge is located comfortably in the vicinity of Sugarbun Beach Street, (A 24hrs local fast food chains) where cultural performances available nightly for tourist & local visitors alike.

The Beach Lodge is within walking distance (about 3-5 minutes) to supermarkets, cinemas, fast food restaurants, banks, taxi & inter state bus stations and Gaya Street - the venue for the weekly Sunday market.

Borneo Adventure Center

Borneo Adventure CentreBorneo Adventure Centre is 15 minutes away from Kota Kinabalu International Airport. It's a straight highway from Airport to the Hotel. It is located in the center of the city and just beside us is the Bus station, Taxi stand and Central Padang. You could request for airport pick up at no cost.

Travellers Light Backpackers Lodge

Travellers LightWe are located on a peaceful quiet hill side with a jungle view right at the heart of Kota Kinabalu, about a few hundred meters from the historical Clock Tower and a walking distance from shopping centres, restaurants and banks with easy access to public transport such as coach and ferry terminal.

Buddy Backpackers

Buddy BackpackersBuddys backpackers is located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu city. Within walking distance of all local famous landmarks and amenities.

We would like to welcome you to Buddys Backpacker Home, in the Heart of Kota Kinabalu City, in the state of Sabah, West Malaysia. We pride ourselves on providing our costumers with very high standard of hospitality and cleanliness at an affordable price. With nicely decorated rooms and full air conditioning you can expect a cozy and comfortable place to stay especially after a long journey travelling away from your home.

Hamin Lodge

Hamin LodgeKopivosian 'Hamin Lodge' - directly translated from Kadazan it means Welcome to 'House or Home Lodge'. The Kadazans, one of the main ethnic groups in Sabah are well known for their beautiful culture, easy going nature and friendliness.

Hamin Lodge, a Boutique Lodge located right in the middle of Kota Kinabalu City is within walking distance to the major shopping and eating areas.

Summer Lodge

Summer LodgeSpacious, cleanliness and excellent amenities are all at the tips of your fingers as our objective is to provide you with a pleasant stay with us.

Outstandingly, the convenience of the accessibility to all parts of the city is not a problem at all. Gaya Street is where we are located as well as being known as the heart of the City, where the weekly Sunday bazaar will be held to keep all amused.


Step-In-LodgeNo location is more convenient than Step-in Lodge and we are the cleanest of all! It's a 3 storey shop lot beautifully decorated in a very relax and homely atmosphere which is 2-15 minutes walk to handicraft centre, shopping malls, banks & money changers, bus stations, night market, specialty restaurants, pubs, jetty name it! Even the Tourist Information Centre is just stone throw away, located on ground floor. You'll never regret staying with us.

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