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8.3Excellent

865 reviews

865 reviews

Location 9.1
Value for money 8.6
Service 8.4
Cleanliness 8.2
Facilities 8.1
Room comfort and quality 7.2
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9.1Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Sunday market
30 m
Dataran Desoka
50 m
Atkinson Clock Tower
60 m
Gaya Street Sunday Market
70 m
Padang Merdeka
160 m
Popular landmarks
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
360 m
Signal Hill Observatory Platform
480 m
Night Market
560 m
Mamutik Island
810 m
Sabah State Museum
2.5 km
Closest landmarks
Teksi Car Park
150 m
Net Access
150 m
Main Post Office
220 m
Pos Malaysia Car Park
230 m
Sabah Court House
250 m
Newly renovated

Akinabalu Youth Hostel

133 Jalan Gaya, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000 - See map

Strategically situated in Central Business District, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Sapi Island.

Highlights

Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

Check-in [24-hour]

Great Breakfast

Inside city center

90 meters to Gaya Street Sunday Market

Facilities

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Breakfast [free]

Game room

Tours

Wi-Fi in public areas

This property is in high demand!

3 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.6
Distance to city center0km
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport7.2 km

Rooms available at Akinabalu Youth Hostel

1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • City view
  • 5 bunk beds
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Standard Double City View
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Double Room without View
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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Family Room - 3 Pax
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed and 1 single be...
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Triple Room With City View
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed and 1 single be...
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Bed in 4-Beds Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Family Room For 4
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed and 1 queen bed
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Bed in 4 Bed Dormitory (B)
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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Family Room ( 4 Adults )
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 bunk beds and 1 double be...
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Frequently asked questions

What sort of non-water sports and outdoor activities are readily available at Akinabalu Youth Hostel?

Akinabalu Youth Hostel features non-water sport and outdoor activities such as golf course (within 3 km) for you to sweat it out.

What interesting attractions are near by Akinabalu Youth Hostel that are in walking range?

While remaining at Akinabalu Youth Hostel, begin your trip by exploring the closest points of interest that are within close proximity to the property which include Padang Merdeka, City Park, and Milimewa Superstore.

What bars are nearby Akinabalu Youth Hostel?

While residing at Akinabalu Youth Hostel, delight in your evening or night out at Q Bar to get the most out of your nightlife.

At what time of the year is Akinabalu Youth Hostel most popular?

Akinabalu Youth Hostel's most popular month where verified visitors have stayed the most is in June.

In which languages can Akinabalu Youth Hostel's personnel communicate?

Akinabalu Youth Hostel can speak in 4 languages and supports popular languages such as English and Mandarin Chinese for guests going to this property. Please refer to the 'Amenities and facilities' section and in the 'Languages spoken' category to find out what different languages this property supports.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Akinabalu Youth Hostel's food?

83.0% of our past customer reviews have given a positive review and comments about this property's food. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Akinabalu Youth Hostel down in the review.

What is the typical rating that past Families with young children have given to Akinabalu Youth Hostel?

Verified families with young children that have stayed at this property have given Akinabalu Youth Hostel an average rating of 7.7. You can look up more descriptive customer testimonials and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that verified Group travelers have given to Akinabalu Youth Hostel?

Past group travelers that have stayed at this property have given Akinabalu Youth Hostel an average rating of 8.3. You can find more in depth customer ratings and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What do local visitors think about Akinabalu Youth Hostel?

Verified local travelers that have stayed at this property have given Akinabalu Youth Hostel an average rating of 9.1. You can look up on more detailed customer ratings, and feedback for this property down in the review section.

What famous natural sightseeing spots are in close proximity to Akinabalu Youth Hostel?

Akinabalu Youth Hostel is located within Central Business District, which makes it ideally near to natural sights such as Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre, Sapi Island, and Mamutik Island.

What time is check-in and check-out at Akinabalu Youth Hostel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may inquire about early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guest visitors checking in or out before or after the specified time frame may be charged an additional fee.

What people love about Akinabalu Youth Hostel

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "A great experience on hostel stay, clean room with both fan & AC in the room"

    Irene

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    April 17, 2023

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Bathroom

    "This hostel was clean, especially the toilet and the dorm."

    MD

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    December 29, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Location is the best to travel around the city."

    Robin

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    November 10, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 2,070 Kota Kinabalu properties
Cheapest price score
Room comfort score
7.2/10
Location score
9.2/10
Value for money score
8.6/10
Better than
97
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Better than
96
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Better than
91
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Better than
87
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
More about Akinabalu Youth Hostel

More about Akinabalu Youth Hostel

Akinabalu Youth Hostel

Akinabalu Youth Hostel is the perfect choice for travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Kota Kinabalu. Experience an urban escape in Kota Kinabalu with a stay at Akinabalu Youth Hostel, with its exceptional location right in the city center.
Akinabalu Youth Hostel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Free internet access provided within the hostel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Exploring Kota Kinabalu is made even more convenient with the taxi and car hire services available at the hostel. For those driving their own car, parking is available for guests.
Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including luggage storage. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hostel's tours. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at Akinabalu Youth Hostel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
All guestrooms at Akinabalu Youth Hostel provide guests with a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. Enjoy your stay even more at the hostel, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service and air conditioning. Akinabalu Youth Hostel also provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Every day at Akinabalu Youth Hostel begins with a delicious complimentary breakfast. Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the hostel's shared kitchen.
Akinabalu Youth Hostel offers unique recreational opportunities for all guests. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the hostel's shared lounge and TV area.


Reasons to stay here

Find rooms here that are cheaper than 96% of all other options in the city.
Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hostel scored higher than 95% of them for food and dining.
According to guests who stayed here, this hostel's room comfort is rated higher than 95% of other accommodations in Kota Kinabalu.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

8.1

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

41 mentions

Breakfast

32 mentions

Internet

7 mentions

Food & Dining

5 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Malay
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Game room
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Breakfast [free]
  • Shared kitchen
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoking area
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Family room
Land sports
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Exterior corridor
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • American

Location

133 Jalan Gaya, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000
Exceptional
Location

9.1

Airports
  • Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
    7.2 km
  • Labuan Airport (LBU)
    119.3 km
Public transportation
  • South Bus Terminal
    1.4 km
  • Tanjung Aru Railway Station
    4.5 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Klinik Kesihatan Ibu dan Anak Pekan
    270 m
Shopping
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market
    70 m
Convenience store
  • Orange 24 Hours
    160 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    80 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market
    70 m
  • Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
    360 m
  • Signal Hill Observatory Platform
    480 m
  • Night Market
    560 m
  • Mamutik Island
    810 m
  • Sabah State Museum
    2.5 km
  • Sapi Island
    8.1 km
  • Manukan Island
    8.4 km
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
    8.5 km
  • Poring Hot Springs
    14.2 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Sunday market
    30 m
  • Dataran Desoka
    50 m
  • Atkinson Clock Tower
    60 m
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market
    70 m
  • Teksi Car Park
    150 m
  • Net Access
    150 m
  • Padang Merdeka
    160 m
  • City Park
    170 m
  • Milimewa Superstore
    170 m
  • Milimewa
    190 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-4 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 5-11 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-in until05:00
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until00:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center0km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)15
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of floors5
  • Number of rooms 15
  • Year property opened2005
  • Most recent renovation2022

Reviews of Akinabalu Youth Hostel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.2
Location9.1
Value for money8.6
Service8.4
Cleanliness8.2
Facilities8.1
Room comfort and quality7.2
High score for Kota Kinabalu
Rating
9+ Exceptional (151)
8-9 Excellent (117)
7-8 Very Good (131)
6-7 Good (67)
<6 Below Expectation (60)

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10.0
Exceptional
Theresia from Austria
Couple
Standard Double City View
Stayed 2 nights in January 2023

Quiet rooms, great common area, good location”

Great Place to stay. Big common area, awesome to hang out, work or meet others. Quiet rooms, warm showers with great water pressure. For breakfast there is toast, boiled eggs and instant noodles available. You can get yourself a free hot drink all day: teh tarik, milo, nescafe. There is drinkingwater available for free to refill your waterbottle. The kitchen in the common area offers a fridge with freezer, pots and of course plates and cutlery. You have friday and saturday night market at the doorstep as well as sunday morning market. We really enjoyed staying here, so I definitely would recomend this place. + free water refill + free instant coffee, milo etc. + good common area with kitchen + shared bathroom was always clean

Reviewed February 18, 2023
10.0
Exceptional
MD from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in November 2022

Space, Services and Staff”

Space: I am so comfortable to stay here at Akinabalu Youth Hostel almost every weekend because the hostel has a comfortable space at lobby area. Services: This hostel quite cheap for and worth it because they provided breakfast like an egg and bread. Guests also can watch TV and its like a home for me. Staff: All staff here were helpful in term of telling my things was left in the dormitory especially when my book and short pants was there. Thank you !

Reviewed November 20, 2022
10.0
Exceptional
ARIF from India
Solo traveler
Bed in 4 Bed Dormitory (B)
Stayed 1 night in December 2022

It is very close to restaurant and mall”

Very clean, staff is very cooperative, breakfast is pretty good, very big hall, tv and books for reading. Only I sujjest them to put one desk top or lap top for internet surfing. I stayed in 10 bed dorm which is on forth floor, 55 steps, very difficult, no lift.

Reviewed December 16, 2022
10.0
Exceptional
ZHUJI from China
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in January 2023

Shenshan Hotel - Great Value After Renovation”

Location: Needless to say, it must be the best location in Kota Kinabalu, ​​right above Gaya Street Yifeng Building. As the Spring Festival is approaching, there are many performances downstairs. Hygiene: Compared with the first time I came to Kota Kinabalu eight years ago, the Shanshui has been renovated. However, the red background color of the lobby has not changed, and even the rattan sofa at that time is still in service, including three small wooden fish. It can be said that time has changed, but feelings remain the same. Facilities: Basically, the toilets and showers are all complete, and there is no need to squeeze. The key is that the lobby is really comfortable, and you can overlook the Friday and Saturday night markets at night. Service: It's really super nice. The two young ladies are very friendly and helpful as much as they can.

Reviewed January 19, 2023
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10.0
Exceptional
Robin from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in November 2022

Solo traveller, best backpacker (for now)”

Friendly staff, daily clean hostel (especially the room). Safety and privacy is secured. Location is the best to travel around the city.

Reviewed November 11, 2022
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