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Featured Hostels in Kota Kinabalu

SPOT ON 90078 NAVITA LODGE
2 out of 5
Lot 1 & 2, Block A, Jalan Tamparuli-Ranau, Tuaran, Sabah
The price is NT$327 per night

Situated in Tuaran, this hostel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Tamparuli Suspension Bridge and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Upside Down House. Tuaran Crocodile Farm and Dalit ...

SPOT ON 90078 NAVITA LODGE
HOOD - Hostel
2 out of 5
50, Jalan Pantai, 1st Floor ( Back Entrance ), Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is NT$378 per night

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Gaya Street Sunday Market, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, and Centre Point. Kota Kinabalu ...

4/5Very Good! (8 reviews)

"It's acceptable for its price point, with good airconditioning and (somewhat) clean toilets. Wifi is slightly weak. And the room door lock is too flimsy so security is definitely a concern"…"

Reviewed on 2019/6/15

HOOD - Hostel
Get Inn Backpackers
2 out of 5
Block 3, 3-F1-11, Jalan, Api-api Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Warisan Square and Centre Point. Imago Shopping Mall and Kota Kinabalu Central Market ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)

"Excellent example"…"

Reviewed on 2019/3/4

Get Inn Backpackers
Happy Garden Resort - Hostel
2 out of 5
Jalan Tun Hussein Onn, Bundu Tuhan, Ranau, Sabah
The price is NT$587 per night

Situated in Ranau, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mount Kinabalu Park Entrance and Mount Kinabalu National Park. Desa Cattle Dairy Farm and Kundasang War ...

3.8/5Good! (5 reviews)

"Sorry to say that the walls were so paper-thin that the guy snoring next door kept me awake for hours. Apart from that it’s good value for money and great access to the park and kundasang"…"

Reviewed on 2019/3/30

Happy Garden Resort - Hostel
Dock In - Hostel
2 out of 5
House 35, Jalan Setesen Jalan Mat Salleh, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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The price is NT$661 per night

Located in Tanjung Aru, this hostel is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Tanjung Aru Perdana Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Imago Shopping Mall and Sutera Harbour. Centre ...

4.4/5Excellent! (15 reviews)

"Very good hostel with excellent and thoughtful amenities."…"

Reviewed on 2018/10/30

Dock In - Hostel
TOOJOU Kota Kinabalu
2 out of 5
No 12, Jalan Masjid Lama, Bandaran Berjaya, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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The price is NT$1,061 per night

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Atkinson Clock Tower and Gaya Street Sunday Market. Signal Hill Observatory Platform ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Hotel stay which is value for money

"Pro : walking distance to Gaya Sunday street, at the last shop of the alley (quiet), boutique hotel design with built in Bluetooth speaker Con : can hear noise if ppl walk /chit chat at night"…"

Reviewed on 2019/9/12

TOOJOU Kota Kinabalu
Vibrant Hostel
2 out of 5
Level 1 - 5, Unit 29, Building No E, KK Times Square, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$617 per night

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Plaza Wawasan, Imago Shopping Mall, and Centre Point. Sutera Harbour and Kota Kinabalu ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)

"Comfortable and in a convenient location. Nice vibe."…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/18

Vibrant Hostel
Signel Hostel
2 out of 5
No. 20-1, Lot 1, 1st Floor, Block G, Jalan Sinsuran 3, Sinsuran Complex, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$449 per night

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Local Fruits Market and Centre Point. Kota Kinabalu Central Market and Gaya Street ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)

"Just perfect....my best hostel ever!! Clean and cozy, friendly staff also"…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/3

Signel Hostel
Mari Jari SpaStay - Hostel
2 out of 5
Jalan Kepayan, Aeropod Commercial Square, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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Located in Tanjung Aru, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Tanjung Aru Perdana Park, Imago Shopping Mall, and Sutera Harbour. Sapi Island and Centre Point ...

2.5/5 (2 reviews)
No Room. Just Plastic Massage Table & Curtain

"I booked a single room. What I got was a plastic massage table behind a curtain in a women's day spa! Bathroom had cockroaches (plural). Hair on toilet seat. Very hard to find: taxi driver tried two locations, finally phoned spa admin. I had been in touch with spa by text, and asked about room location ..."…"

Reviewed on 2019/1/25

Mari Jari SpaStay - Hostel
Borneo Venture Hostel
2 out of 5
1-1-11, 1st floor, api api center, jalan center point, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is steps from Kompleks Asia City and Centre Point. Imago Shopping Mall and Kota Kinabalu Central Market are also ...

Borneo Venture Hostel
Zoku Lifestyle
2 out of 5
Lot No 33a, 2nd Floor, Block F, KK Times Square, Off Coastal Highway, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Plaza Wawasan, Imago Shopping Mall, and Centre Point. Sutera Harbour and Kota Kinabalu ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (9 reviews)

"Unique place but for free breakfast is not satisfactory"…"

Reviewed on 2019/8/25

Zoku Lifestyle
Step-In Lodge
2.5 out of 5
6 Jalan Kamunta, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Local Fruits Market and Kota Kinabalu Central Market. Centre Point and Gaya Street ...

3.3/5 (6 reviews)

"This was most likely one of worst hostels/guesthouses I have stayed in since I travel in Asia... and that must be at least more than hundred. The staff was totally bored when I arrive. He was close to ignore me. No welcome, no nothing. The room was totally scuffed and done without any passion. I ..."…"

Reviewed on 2019/5/10

Step-In Lodge
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Other property types in Kota Kinabalu

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
5 out of 5
No. 20, Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is NT$3,898 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (1,140 reviews)

"Great location for the beach and sunset, extremely friendly and helpful staff. Great amenities. Would definitely recommend."…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/2

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Pantai Dalit, Kota Kinabalu, Tuaran, Sabah
The price is NT$3,534 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (998 reviews)

"Beautiful, spacious and wonderful facilities, restaurants and food. I think this has now become my favourite ever hotel and we will return, hopefully soon. Fantastic hospitality, and my wife shed a tear when the staff sang to us as they bid us farewell."…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/26

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
CJ Residence
CJ Residence
2.5 out of 5
#4, 2nd Floor, Block J, Sinsuran Shopping Complex, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is NT$485 per night
5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)

"Good service... Next time i stay again at Cj residence"…"

Reviewed on 2020/8/1

CJ Residence
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Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Kota Kinabalu?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a lower cost, so you can save more for fun things to do. We’ve heard good things about this destination’s natural setting, including its island views and natural parks.
What is a hostel?
These dorm-style accommodations come in quite a few forms, but all of them have three main things in common, including low prices, a social setting, and shared rooms (though many have private options too).
What are the best hostels in Kota Kinabalu?
Based on our customers’ reviews, these Kota Kinabalu hostels have the best ratings: HOOD - Hostel - Located steps from Gaya Street Sunday Market. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen, as well as tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with showers, free toiletries, and lockers. SPOT ON 90078 NAVITA LODGE - You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as air conditioning. You’ll find towels, showers, and desks in all rooms. TOOJOU Kota Kinabalu - Located within a 10-minute walk of Gaya Street Sunday Market. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar. Rooms come with towels, showers, and free toiletries. Dock In - Hostel - Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with towels and showers. Signel Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Centre Point. You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as a 24-hour front desk. You’ll find towels, showers, and free toiletries in all rooms.
How many hostels can I expect to find in Kota Kinabalu?
If you’re in the market for somewhere affordable to stay in Kota Kinabalu, one of Expedia’s 34 hostels might be a great option for you.
What's the weather like in Kota Kinabalu?
The weather can be a big factor when you want to venture out and explore, so here are some stats about the local climate: The hottest months are usually April and May with an average temp of 82°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 81°F. Average annual rainfall for Kota Kinabalu is 106 inches.
What is there to see and do in Kota Kinabalu?
Overall, Kota Kinabalu is known for its boating opportunities, snorkeling, and marina. Major attractions include Imago Shopping Mall, 1Borneo Hypermall, and Centre Point. Get out into nature with places like Mount Kinabalu National Park, Sapi Island, and Poring Hot Spring. Cultural attractions include Mari Mari Cultural Village and Sabah State Museum.
What's the best way to get around Kota Kinabalu?
You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is Kota Kinabalu Intl. Airport (BKI), 4.1 mi (6.6 km) away. When you’re out and about, you may want to make use of public transit. If you’re looking to explore more of the area, make your way to Tanjung Aru Station to hop on a train.