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Featured Hostels in Kota Kinabalu

$14
Akinabalu Youth Hostel

Akinabalu Youth Hostel

1.0 out of 5.0 1st to 4th Floor, Lot 133 Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free WiFi in public areas is provided and the front desk is staffed around-the-clock.
 
$31
Kinabalu Poring Vacation Lodge

Kinabalu Poring Vacation Lodge

2.0 out of 5.0 Kampung Poring, Ranau, Sabah
This hostel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. A terrace, a garden, and a picnic area are also on offer.
 
$17
Vibrant Hostel

Vibrant Hostel

2.0 out of 5.0 Level 1 - 5, Unit 29, Building No E, KK Times Square, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
This hostel features free WiFi in public areas, luggage storage, and free newspapers.
 
$12
Borneo Backpackers

Borneo Backpackers

2.0 out of 5.0 No. 24 Lorong Dewan, Pusat Bandar, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
This hostel features a restaurant, a rooftop terrace, and a bar/lounge. Guests will appreciate free perks like on-the-go breakfast and WiFi in public areas. A coffee shop, a library, and luggage storage are also on offer.
 
$19
Dock In - Hostel

Dock In - Hostel

2.0 out of 5.0 House 35, Jalan Setesen Jalan Mat Salleh, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
This hostel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. A computer station, luggage storage, and laundry facilities are also on offer.
 
$17
Masada Bed & Breakfast - Hostel

Masada Bed & Breakfast - Hostel

2.0 out of 5.0 9 Jalan Masjid Lama, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free WiFi in public areas, a convenience store, and a communal living room are available at this hostel. Enjoy the free on-the-go breakfast each morning. A computer station, luggage storage, and locker space are also on offer.
 
$36
TOOJOU Kota Kinabalu

TOOJOU Kota Kinabalu

2.0 out of 5.0 No 12, Jalan Masjid Lama, Bandaran Berjaya, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. A 24-hour business center, a coffee shop, and a terrace are also on offer.
 
$17
B&B21 - Hostel

B&B21 - Hostel

2.0 out of 5.0 Lot 21, Lorong Dewan, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
This hostel features self parking and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the free continental breakfast each morning. A garden and luggage storage are also provided.
 
$13
PODs the Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu

PODs the Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu

2.0 out of 5.0 1-1-11, First Floor, Block 1, Api - Api Centre, Jln Centre Point, Kota Kinabalu
Free WiFi in public areas, dry cleaning, and luggage storage are available at this hostel.
 
$25
Happy Garden Resort - Hostel

Happy Garden Resort - Hostel

2.0 out of 5.0 Jalan Tun Hussein Onn, Bundu Tuhan, Ranau, Sabah
This hostel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. A restaurant and barbecue grills are also provided.
 
$14
Signel Hostel

Signel Hostel

2.0 out of 5.0 No. 20-1, Lot 1, 1st Floor, Block G, Jalan Sinsuran 3, Sinsuran Complex, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and express check-in are available at this hostel. Enjoy the free on-the-go breakfast each morning. Express check-out, luggage storage, and locker space are also on offer.
 
$15
H2 Backpacker - Hostel

H2 Backpacker - Hostel

2.0 out of 5.0 1st Floor, Block F Lot 2, Lorong Segama, Kota Kinabalu
Free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and express check-out are available at this hostel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the laundry service and airport shuttle. Luggage storage and laundry facilities are also provided.
 

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$31
KK Waterfront Hotel

KK Waterfront Hotel

2.5 out of 5.0 Blk B, Unit 2&3, Warisan Square, Jln Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
A restaurant, self parking, and a 24-hour front desk are among this hotel's amenities. WiFi in public areas is free. Luggage storage, laundry facilities, and free newspapers are also on offer.
 
$15
OYO 89847 Switz Paradise Hotel

OYO 89847 Switz Paradise Hotel

2.0 out of 5.0 3rd Floor, Star City Complex, Asia City, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free WiFi in public areas and luggage storage are available at this hotel. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide around-the-clock assistance.
 
$19
OYO 210 Hotel Five 2

OYO 210 Hotel Five 2

2.0 out of 5.0 No 6, Lorong Sentosa 1, Jalan Merdeka, Air, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and express check-out are available at this hotel. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide around-the-clock assistance.
 
$12
OYO 89780 Lodge 37

OYO 89780 Lodge 37

2.5 out of 5.0 0.5 KM Jalan Ranau-Tamparuli, Lot 6 & 7, 1st Floor, Wisma TSK, Ranau, Sabah
This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. Business travelers can take advantage of the express check-in. There's express check-out and multilingual staff can provide around-the-clock assistance.
 
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Best Hostels in Kota Kinabalu

The joy of travel is about the sights, the sounds, and most definitely about the food. It’s also about the people. Meeting fellow wise wanderers and hearing their tales, especially when it comes to local food recommendations, is half the fun of any trip. The best way to build an instant travel buddy group? It has to be staying in a hostel.

Forget everything you think you know about hostels. These days, hostels come in all shapes and sizes. They also attract a diverse crowd, from students taking a gap year to middle-aged adults grabbing a sojourn between career shifts. Yes, you’ll still find plenty of the backpacker hostel accommodation that offers a simple bed, roof, and door. But you’ll also discover hostels that offer Wi-Fi and communal living spaces where you can play cards or swap travel stories.

Whether you want a little taste of the high end or are looking to stretch your budget with cheap hostels, Travelocity can help you find the perfect place to crash in Kota Kinabalu. Even the best hostels are still very budget friendly, which will help your dollars go as far as your feet can travel. Have you been dreaming of finally strapping a backpack to your body and trekking through unknown countryside? Hostels were practically made for fearless budget backpackers like you.

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$155
Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

5.0 out of 5.0 No. 20, Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
This Tanjung Aru resort is on the beach, 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Sabah State Mosque, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Imago Shopping Mall and Anjung Samudera. Gaya Street Sunday Market and Suria Sabah Shopping Mall are also within 6 mi (10 km).
 
$149
Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa

5.0 out of 5.0 Pantai Dalit, Kota Kinabalu, Tuaran, Sabah
Nestled on the beach, this Tuaran resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Dalit Beach, Karambunai Peninsula, and Tuaran Crocodile Farm. 1Borneo Hypermall and Upside Down House are also within 12 mi (20 km).
 
$84
Hilton Kota Kinabalu

Hilton Kota Kinabalu

5.0 out of 5.0 Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Asia City, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of All Saint's Cathedral and Centre Point. Anjung Samudera and Gaya Street Sunday Market are also within 15 minutes.
 
$76
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

5.0 out of 5.0 Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
This family-friendly Kota Kinabalu hotel is located on the waterfront, just steps from KK Esplanade and Wisma Merdeka. Suria Sabah Shopping Mall and Gaya Street Sunday Market are also within 5 minutes.
 

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