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Planning a trip in Nothern Borneo, specifically Kota Kinabalu? If you’re tight on budget and not planning on spending too much on accommodation, we have the best affordable stays for you.


Dock In Hostel

You would not feel like you’re living in a hostel in this “Hostel of the Future”. With features and amenities of a hotel, Dock In will make you feel like you’re in a hotel instead of a hostel. It’s clean because there will be fresh bedding throughout your stay. Not to mention, the rooms are secured with card-accessed doors and safe room-sharing settings. You don’t have to worry about your safety and also your belongings.

House 35 Jalan Setesen Jalan Mat Salleh Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu 88100, Malaysia

Vibrant Hostel

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Private Queen Room for 2

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This 6-month-old hostel that was up for business since October 2018 is a 5-floor hostel that can accommodate 96 persons. There are a few types of dorms available for you to choose from according to your preference. What’s great about the location of this hostel is that it’s just right next to Imago Shopping Mall. Walk for about 2 minutes and it’s a shopping paradise!

E29-1, Level 1, Block E, Lot 29, Kota Kinabalu Times Square (KKTS), Kota Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu Sabah 88000

Borneo Backpackers

Location, location, location! If you want to explore Kota Kinabalu truly, Borneo Backpackers is popular amongst the backpackers and travelers who want to get to all the tourist attractions within walking distance. The quirky Biru Biru Cafe is just downstairs where you can enjoy a meal or just chill and have a coffee.

24 Lorong Dewan
88000 Kota Kinabalu


Zoku Lifestyle

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A Throwback to my 19, when Everything kept me spellbound in my first solo trip aboard. Always last-mins always Willing to try,sometimes lost sometimes gained. “It’s easier to keep going if you never stop” i read it on the flight from Hamilton island bk to Brisbane. That’s true. The pass 2yrs, i always keep working and working hard, rarely spending time on something truly counts. I did learn a lot during Endless Business trip domestic and overseas, but long flights did not amaze me like before. I’m eager to pursue something inner and deeper when I’m far away, following something set me free. Actually it’s an accidence I come here kota Kinabalu, didn’t expect that people views and foods are so good 😊 happy to get 2 more amazing person I would like to interview and their stories would be part of my book in the future. Getting matured is not about the age but about the heart. Glorify god’s name in any situation and be grateful as look back to the countless blessing days.

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Your home away from home. Zoku Lifestyle literally feels like a home because it just is so cozy and it gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling. Also located at Times Square, it is conveniently just right next to Imago Shopping Mall. You don’t have to worry about looking for food or shopping for necessities. You can just stay in and read a book or just linger around and make new friends!

Lot No 34, 2nd Floor, Block F KK Times Square, Off Coastal Highway
88000 Kota Kinabalu


JK Capsule Hostel

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Nginep di capsule hotel itu seru 🤣

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Just one floor above Zoku Lifestyle Hostel, JK Capsule Hostel offers a different concept than the other hostels in KK Times Square. Experience a futuristic stay while in Kota Kinabalu. It’s cozy and fun!

Lot No. 34 3rd Floor Block F | KK Times Square Off Coastal Highway, Kota Kinabalu 88100, Malaysia


Dimple Life Hostel


Beautifully styled with modern furniture, you’d think you’re walking into a luxurious condo. Lots of natural sunlight that beams through the ceiling to floor windows. A great way to wake up every morning.

Unit P1 / D / 22/3, Block D 3rd Floor KK Times Square, Kota Kinabalu 88100, Malaysia


Escape Backpackers

You don’t have to worry about breakfast every day because it is provided to you every morning. Escape Backpackers had accommodated travelers from all over the world. It’s clean, fun and affordable hostel to live in during your stay here in Kota Kinabalu!

Jalan Sinsuran | Unit lot 8 block J,3rd floor, Sinsuran Kompleks, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia


Homy Seafront Hostel

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Location: Homy Seafront Hostel, Kota Kinabalu. . Just loving the ambiance of this new hostel in KK. I've stayed an overnight and wish it was longer so that I can watch the sunset overlooking those large glass wall. Look at the view morning view though, I would have had my office here if it were my home so that I don't have to leave for work. ______________________________________________ If you are looking for a new stay in KK that is not only within distance of Center Point and Jesselton Point Waterfront, this place is offering you a stupendous view of the sea and a great bed to rest on. _____________________________________________ I can guarantee a warm and friendliest services by the two owners, Cindy and Matthew. Not only Matthew fetched us from a neighborhood building, Cindy also made a great breakfast for me! What more could you ask? _____ Oh well, it is only RM40 for a night. _____ Will definitely come back next time and I'd make sure it's not a rainy season so I could catch the amazing Borneo sunset. Thank you Homy Seafront Hostel. _____ Would you come here with me to watch the sunset and sipping on a good cup of coffee? Say yes, please! 😄 ___________________________________ #homyseafronthostelkk #hostelreview #kkcity #sabah #borneo #hotelreview #borneo #manukanisland #gayaisland #mamutikisland #thetravellingsumandak #sabahtravel #sumandaktravel #sumandak_project #adventure #backpacking #backpackingasia #malaysia #southeastasia #soletraveler #budgettravel

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Who says that affordable living means you don’t get to enjoy the beautiful view of Kota Kinabalu. For those of you who love the nightlife, Homy Seafront is just right in front of KK Waterfront. Just within walking distance, you can go bar hopping or go shopping at Oceanus Shopping mall which is only 10 minutes away.

Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens | Lot A-04-11 , 4th Floor, Block A, Warisan Square, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia


Faloe Hostel

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F – Find a dream
A – Achieve it
L – Love it
O – Own it
E – Embrace it

These are the acronyms of Faloe Hostel who had won awards such as Hoscars 2019 Best Hostel MY and Hoscars 2018 Best New Hostel. The founders of Faloe Hostel are very hands-on and friendly. They can be seen lingering and hanging out with their hostel guests and even celebrating their birthdays! It does make you feel like home during your stay there.

I-50-3, Block i, No 50, 3rd Floor, KK Times Square, Off Coastal Highway, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah


Cozy Hostel



The white, cork and wood combination in its interior makes this hostel feel so clean and bright! Cozy Hostel does look very cozy and gives you this very serene vibe. People from around the globe have given two thumbs up during their stay here. Also located at KK Times Square, you already know how convenient it is to get around in this area.

F-33A-5, Block F, Lot 33A, 5th Floor, KK Time Square, off coastal highway

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