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Turquoise and chic with Hoi An lanterns, choice art, wood floors and an excellent cafe down below firing up Asian fusion cuisine, this is one of KK's best backpacker haunts. Dorms and rooms are immaculate, (most) with art-stencilled walls, a balcony and reading room to chill in, and constantly whirring fans.
Borneo Backpackers is located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, a 10-minute walk from Signal Hill Observatory Platform. This backpacker’s hostel offers free Wi-Fi in public areas and a free flow of filtered drinking water. Borneo Backpackers is within a 15-minute walk from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal and KK Waterfront. Kota Kinabalu International Airport is a 20-minute drive away. Air-conditioned rooms offer shared bathroom facilities with 24-hour hot water supply. Ironing facilities and a hairdryer are available upon request. Guests can relax in the shared lounge, fitted with a satellite TV and a selection of reading materials. A common kitchenette and rooftop garden are available. The hostel offers laundry services and a tour desk. A selection of local cuisine is available just below the hostel.
A tourist tax of RM 10 per room per night is applied to all foreign guests. This tax is not included in the room rate and must be paid upon check-in. Guests with a valid Malaysian Identity Card or valid permanent residents MY PR Card are exempted.