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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

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Breakfast [free]

Game room

Safety deposit boxes

This property is in high demand!

3 travelers have booked today.

8.4Excellent

910 reviews

910 reviews

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9.2Exceptional

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

Rooms available at Akinabalu Youth Hostel

Standard Double Room without View
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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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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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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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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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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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-Beds Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk 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 Sunday market, Dataran Desoka, and Atkinson Clock Tower.

What bars are nearby Akinabalu Youth Hostel?

While remaining at Akinabalu Youth Hostel, delight in your evening or night out at Q Bar or Kalamatas Resto Ba' to make 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 May.

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 7.8. 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 9.2. 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 Mamutik Island, Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre, and Sapi 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.

More about Akinabalu Youth Hostel

More about Akinabalu Youth Hostel

Akinabalu Youth Hostel: A Budget-Friendly Haven in Kota Kinabalu

Welcome to Akinabalu Youth Hostel, a cozy and affordable 1-star hotel nestled in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. With its prime location and budget-friendly rates, this hostel is the perfect choice for travelers seeking a comfortable and convenient stay without breaking the bank. Built in 2005 and recently renovated in 2022, Akinabalu Youth Hostel offers 15 well-maintained rooms, ensuring a cozy and intimate atmosphere for its guests. Whether you're traveling solo, with friends, or as a couple, you'll find the perfect accommodation option to suit your needs. Each room is thoughtfully designed to provide a comfortable and relaxing space, allowing you to unwind after a day of exploring the vibrant city. Check-in starts from 02:00 PM, allowing you ample time to settle in and make yourself at home. The hostel's friendly and attentive staff will be there to welcome you and assist with any queries or requests you may have. If you're arriving by air, the hotel is conveniently located just 15 minutes away from the airport, ensuring a hassle-free journey to your temporary home. Check-out is until 12:00 PM, giving you plenty of time to enjoy a leisurely morning before bidding farewell to this vibrant city. The hostel's central location means you're just steps away from the bustling city center, where you can explore local attractions, indulge in delicious cuisine, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Kota Kinabalu. Please note that Akinabalu Youth Hostel has a child policy in place. While children are welcome to stay, there may be extra charges involved. It's best to contact the hotel directly for more information and to ensure a seamless stay for your little ones. Experience the warmth and hospitality of Akinabalu Youth Hostel, where comfort, convenience, and affordability come together to create a memorable stay in Kota Kinabalu. Book your stay today and embark on an unforgettable adventure in this captivating Malaysian city.

Entertainment Facilities at Akinabalu Youth Hostel

Akinabalu Youth Hostel in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, offers an array of entertainment facilities to ensure an enjoyable and memorable stay for guests. The hostel features a vibrant shared lounge area where travelers can relax, socialize, and unwind after a day of exploring the city. Equipped with comfortable seating, this communal space provides the perfect setting to meet fellow travelers and exchange stories and experiences. In addition to the shared lounge, Akinabalu Youth Hostel also provides a TV area where guests can catch up on their favorite shows or watch a movie. Whether you want to keep up with the latest news or simply indulge in a movie night, the hostel's TV area offers a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Sit back, grab some popcorn, and enjoy a night of entertainment with friends or fellow travelers. With its inviting shared lounge and TV area, Akinabalu Youth Hostel ensures that guests have plenty of options to relax and entertain themselves during their stay.





Convenience Facilities at Akinabalu Youth Hostel

Akinabalu Youth Hostel in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, offers a range of convenience facilities to ensure a comfortable and hassle-free stay for guests. Stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas, allowing you to easily browse the web, check emails, and stay in touch with loved ones. For guests who smoke, the hostel provides a designated smoking area where you can enjoy your cigarette without inconveniencing others. Traveling with heavy bags? No worries! Akinabalu Youth Hostel offers luggage storage facilities, allowing you to securely store your belongings while you explore the city. To ensure a clean and tidy environment, the hostel provides daily housekeeping services, ensuring that your room is always well-maintained and refreshed. With these convenient facilities, Akinabalu Youth Hostel aims to provide a seamless and enjoyable experience for all guests.

Convenient Transport Facilities at Akinabalu Youth Hostel

Akinabalu Youth Hostel in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, offers a range of convenient transport facilities to ensure a hassle-free stay for its guests. Whether you are looking to explore the city's popular attractions or venture into the stunning natural landscapes of Sabah, the hostel has got you covered. For those who prefer guided tours, Akinabalu Youth Hostel provides a variety of exciting excursions to choose from. Discover the vibrant culture and heritage of Kota Kinabalu with their knowledgeable local guides, who will take you to iconic landmarks, bustling markets, and hidden gems off the beaten path. If you prefer to explore at your own pace, the hostel also offers car hire services. Rent a car and embark on your own adventure, discovering the stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and majestic mountains that surround Kota Kinabalu. With the freedom to go wherever you desire, you can create your own itinerary and make the most of your time in this beautiful region. Additionally, Akinabalu Youth Hostel provides a taxi service for those who prefer the convenience of door-to-door transportation. Whether you need a ride to the airport, want to explore the city center, or simply need to get around town, their reliable taxi service is readily available. Please note that car park charges are applied at the hostel. However, with the convenience and accessibility of the transport facilities provided, you can easily navigate Kota Kinabalu and make the most of your stay at Akinabalu Youth Hostel.

Comfort and Entertainment at Akinabalu Youth Hostel

At Akinabalu Youth Hostel, we strive to provide our guests with a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Our rooms are equipped with top-notch facilities to ensure your utmost satisfaction. Each room is fitted with air conditioning, allowing you to escape the tropical heat and unwind in a cool and pleasant environment. Whether you are visiting Kota Kinabalu for business or leisure, our air conditioning will provide you with the perfect respite after a long day of exploring the city. Additionally, we understand the importance of entertainment during your stay. That's why each room at Akinabalu Youth Hostel is equipped with satellite/cable TV. Whether you want to catch up on your favorite shows or stay updated with the latest news, our TV channels will keep you entertained throughout your stay. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a wide range of programs and channels at your fingertips. Experience the perfect blend of comfort and entertainment in our well-appointed rooms at Akinabalu Youth Hostel.

Delicious Dining at Akinabalu Youth Hostel

At Akinabalu Youth Hostel, dining is an experience that goes beyond just satisfying your hunger. With a range of dining facilities available, you can indulge in delicious meals throughout your stay. One of the highlights is the shared kitchen, where you can showcase your culinary skills or simply whip up a quick meal. Equipped with modern appliances and utensils, this communal space is perfect for socializing with fellow travelers while preparing a feast. Whether you're cooking up a storm or just making a cup of tea, the shared kitchen offers a convenient and comfortable space for all your culinary needs. In addition to the shared kitchen, Akinabalu Youth Hostel also offers a daily housekeeping service to ensure that the dining areas are always clean and tidy. You can enjoy your meals in a welcoming and hygienic environment, making your dining experience even more enjoyable. To kickstart your day, the hostel provides a complimentary continental breakfast. Wake up to a spread of freshly baked pastries, cereals, fruits, and more. Savor the flavors of a hearty breakfast while planning your day's adventure in Kota Kinabalu. No matter what your dining preferences may be, Akinabalu Youth Hostel has you covered. From the shared kitchen to the daily housekeeping service and the delicious continental breakfast, you'll find everything you need to satisfy your appetite and make your stay in Kota Kinabalu truly memorable.

Akinabalu Youth Hostel's Diverse Range of Rooms

Akinabalu Youth Hostel in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia offers a wide variety of room options to cater to every traveler's needs. Whether you are a solo adventurer or traveling with family or friends, this hostel has a room type that suits you perfectly. For budget-conscious travelers, the 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed room is an ideal choice. With 5 bunk beds, it provides a comfortable and affordable option for those looking to meet fellow travelers. Alternatively, the Bed in 4 Bed Dormitory (B) room offers a cozy space with 2 bunk beds, perfect for a small group of friends. Female travelers can enjoy the privacy and security of the Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room. With 2 bunk beds and a spacious area of 14 square meters, it offers a comfortable stay for female guests. Families are also well-catered for at Akinabalu Youth Hostel. The Family Room - 3 Pax features either a queen bed or a single bed, providing ample space for a small family. For larger families or groups, the Family Room for 4 offers a queen bed or a bunk bed, ensuring a comfortable stay for everyone. Booking these rooms on Agoda not only guarantees you the best prices but also provides a hassle-free experience. With Agoda's user-friendly platform, you can easily browse and compare room options, ensuring you find the perfect accommodation for your needs. So why wait? Book your stay at Akinabalu Youth Hostel through Agoda and enjoy a memorable and affordable stay in Kota Kinabalu.

Experience the Vibrant Central Business District in Kota Kinabalu

Located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, Akinabalu Youth Hostel offers easy access to the vibrant Central Business District. This bustling area is known for its lively atmosphere, diverse range of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options, making it the perfect destination for both business and leisure travelers. As you step out of the hostel, you'll find yourself immersed in the energy of the city. Take a stroll along the streets lined with modern skyscrapers and traditional shophouses, and you'll discover a fusion of old and new. Explore the local markets, such as the Filipino Market and Gaya Street Sunday Market, where you can browse through a wide array of goods, from fresh produce to handicrafts and souvenirs. Food enthusiasts will be delighted by the culinary delights that await them in the Central Business District. Sample delicious local dishes at the numerous eateries and street food stalls, or indulge in international cuisine at the upscale restaurants. After a satisfying meal, unwind at one of the trendy cafes or bars, where you can enjoy a refreshing drink while soaking in the vibrant atmosphere. Whether you're looking to shop, dine, or simply immerse yourself in the local culture, the Central Business District in Kota Kinabalu offers an exciting and dynamic experience that will leave you wanting more. With Akinabalu Youth Hostel as your base, you'll be perfectly positioned to explore all that this thriving area has to offer.

Convenient Transportation Options from Kota Kinabalu Airport to Akinabalu Youth Hostel

Located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu's Central Business District, Akinabalu Youth Hostel is easily accessible from the nearest airport, Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI). Upon arrival, travelers have several convenient transportation options to reach the hostel. One of the most popular and hassle-free ways to get to Akinabalu Youth Hostel is by taking a taxi from the airport. Taxis are readily available at the designated taxi stand outside the airport terminal. The journey from the airport to the hostel takes approximately 15 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. It is advisable to negotiate the fare with the taxi driver before the ride to ensure a fair price. For budget-conscious travelers, another option is to take a public bus from the airport to the hostel. The airport is well-connected to the city center by several bus routes. Look for buses with the destination signboard 'Kota Kinabalu City Center' or 'Wawasan Plaza.' The bus ride takes around 30 minutes, and the hostel is just a short walk away from the bus stop. Alternatively, if you prefer a more personalized and comfortable transfer, you can arrange for a private airport transfer service. Many reputable companies offer pre-booked airport transfer services, where a driver will meet you at the airport and take you directly to the hostel. This option is particularly convenient for those traveling with heavy luggage or seeking a hassle-free journey. No matter which transportation option you choose, Akinabalu Youth Hostel's central location ensures easy access to popular attractions, shopping malls, and vibrant dining options in Kota Kinabalu. With its comfortable and affordable accommodation, friendly staff, and convenient transportation links, Akinabalu Youth Hostel is the perfect base for exploring the beautiful city of Kota Kinabalu.

Discover the Vibrant Surroundings of Akinabalu Youth Hostel

Nestled in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, Akinabalu Youth Hostel offers easy access to a plethora of exciting landmarks and attractions. Immerse yourself in the healing waters of Poring Hot Springs, just a short drive away from the hostel. Surrounded by lush rainforest, this natural wonderland features hot sulfur baths, rejuvenating waterfalls, and a canopy walkway offering breathtaking views of the surrounding area. For a spiritual experience, visit the iconic Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, located just a stone's throw away. Known for its stunning architecture and serene atmosphere, this mosque is a must-visit. Take a boat ride to Mamutik Island, a tropical paradise boasting crystal-clear waters and pristine white sandy beaches. Enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving, or simply bask in the sun while savoring the beauty of the island. Culture enthusiasts will appreciate the proximity to the Sabah State Museum, where you can delve into the rich history and diverse heritage of Sabah. For panoramic views of Kota Kinabalu, head to the Signal Hill Observatory Platform, offering sweeping vistas of the city skyline and the South China Sea. Don't miss the bustling Filipino Market Kota Kinabalu, where you can shop for local handicrafts, fresh produce, and mouthwatering street food. Jesselton Point is another nearby attraction, serving as a gateway to the beautiful Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. Embark on an island-hopping adventure or indulge in thrilling water activities such as parasailing and jet skiing. History buffs will appreciate the Atkinson Clock Tower, a historic landmark that stands as a reminder of Kota Kinabalu's colonial past. Nature lovers can explore the Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre, a haven for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts. Discover an array of bird species, reptiles, and plant life in this tranquil sanctuary. Lastly, don't forget to snap a photo with the iconic Marlin Statue, symbolizing Kota Kinabalu's vibrant fishing industry. With Akinabalu Youth Hostel as your base, you'll have endless opportunities to explore these captivating landmarks and attractions, creating unforgettable memories of your stay in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Convenient Public Transport Stations Near Akinabalu Youth Hostel

Located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, Akinabalu Youth Hostel offers easy access to several public transport stations, making it a convenient choice for travelers looking to explore the city and beyond. Just a short walk away from the hostel, you will find the South Bus Terminal, a major transportation hub that connects you to various destinations within Sabah and beyond. Whether you're planning to visit the stunning islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park or explore the lush rainforests of Kinabalu National Park, the South Bus Terminal is your gateway to these exciting adventures. For those looking to venture further, the North Bus Terminal is also conveniently located near Akinabalu Youth Hostel. From here, you can catch buses that will take you to other parts of Malaysia, including popular destinations like Sandakan and Kuching. Whether you're a budget traveler or simply looking for a hassle-free way to explore the region, the North Bus Terminal provides a reliable and affordable option. With these public transport stations just a stone's throw away, Akinabalu Youth Hostel offers the perfect base for travelers to easily navigate their way around Kota Kinabalu and beyond. Whether you're in search of cultural landmarks, stunning nature, or vibrant markets, the hostel's proximity to the South Bus Terminal and North Bus Terminal ensures that you can easily reach your desired destinations with ease and convenience.

A Culinary Adventure Awaits

Indulge in a culinary adventure right at your doorstep at Akinabalu Youth Hostel. With a plethora of dining options nearby, you'll be spoilt for choice. Start your day with a hearty breakfast at Guan's Kopitiam Gaya Street, where you can savor traditional Malaysian kaya toast and aromatic local coffee. For a taste of the city's famous laksa, head over to Yee Fung Laksa, known for its rich and flavorful broth. Kedai Kopi Wan Wan is another must-visit spot, offering a variety of local delicacies that will tantalize your taste buds. If you're craving some crispy fried chicken, Borenos Fried Chicken in Asia City is the place to go. For a unique dining experience, try the Hainanese-style beef noodle soup at Yii Siang Hainan Ngiu Chap. Indulge in the bold flavors of Indian cuisine at Krishna Fish Head Curry Restaurant, or enjoy a leisurely meal overlooking the waterfront at KK Waterfront. CHUBS offers a fusion of Asian and Western dishes, while Seoul Garden HotPot Suria Sabah serves up delicious hotpot meals. End your day with a refreshing drink at Shoney's Dining & Bar. With such a diverse range of dining options, Akinabalu Youth Hostel is the perfect base for food enthusiasts seeking to explore the vibrant culinary scene of Kota Kinabalu.

Shop 'til you drop in Kota Kinabalu

Located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, Akinabalu Youth Hostel is surrounded by a plethora of shopping landmarks that will satisfy even the most avid shopaholic. Just a short stroll away, you'll find Asia City Complex, a vibrant shopping mall offering a wide range of retail outlets and eateries. If you're looking for unique gifts and stationery, Salt x Paper Stationery & Gifts is a must-visit, while bookworms will delight in browsing through the shelves of Iwase Books and Borneo Books II. For a more upscale shopping experience, head to KK Times Square and KK Plaza, where you'll find a variety of high-end fashion boutiques and luxury brands. Don't miss out on the bustling Filipino Market Sabah, where you can haggle for local handicrafts, souvenirs, and fresh produce. After a long day of shopping, treat yourself to a rejuvenating massage at Japanese Shiatsu & Reflexology or drop off your laundry at Mega Laundry - Kampung Air. With so many shopping options at your doorstep, Akinabalu Youth Hostel is the perfect base for a retail therapy getaway in Kota Kinabalu.

Affordable Accommodation at Akinabalu Youth Hostel

If you are looking for budget-friendly accommodation in Kota Kinabalu, look no further than Akinabalu Youth Hostel. With an average room price of just $24, this hostel offers excellent value for money. Compared to the average price of a hotel room in the city, which stands at $54, Akinabalu Youth Hostel provides a more affordable option without compromising on comfort and convenience. At Akinabalu Youth Hostel, you can enjoy clean and comfortable rooms at a fraction of the cost of other accommodations in Kota Kinabalu. Whether you are a solo traveler, a group of friends, or a family on a budget, this hostel provides a welcoming and affordable place to stay. With its central location, you can easily explore the city's attractions, dine at local eateries, and experience the vibrant culture of Kota Kinabalu, all while saving money on accommodation.

Friendly Staff, Good Breakfast, and Great Location

Akinabalu Youth Hostel in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia has garnered rave reviews from its guests. One of the standout features mentioned by multiple reviewers is the friendly and helpful staff. Guests appreciate the warm and welcoming atmosphere created by the staff, who go above and beyond to ensure a pleasant stay. Another highlight is the delicious breakfast served at the hostel, which is praised for its quality and variety. Visitors also love the convenient location of the hostel, making it easy to explore the vibrant city of Kota Kinabalu. With its clean and comfortable rooms, spacious communal area, and excellent service, Akinabalu Youth Hostel is a top choice for travelers looking for a friendly and convenient place to stay.

Akinabalu Youth Hostel: A Haven of Positive Customer Reviews

Akinabalu Youth Hostel in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia has garnered an impressive reputation for its exceptional customer ratings. With an overall score of 8.3, this hostel has consistently received high praise from its guests. One of the standout features that guests appreciate is the excellent value for money, with a rating of 8.6. Visitors are delighted by the affordable rates without compromising on quality or service. The facilities at Akinabalu Youth Hostel also receive high marks, with a rating of 8.1. Guests can enjoy a range of amenities including a communal kitchen, a cozy lounge area, and free Wi-Fi throughout the property. The cleanliness of the hostel is another aspect that guests rave about, with a rating of 8.2. The staff takes great pride in maintaining a spotless environment, ensuring that guests feel comfortable and at ease during their stay. One of the key highlights of Akinabalu Youth Hostel is its unbeatable location, earning a remarkable rating of 9.1. Situated in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, guests have easy access to popular attractions, vibrant markets, and delicious local eateries. The convenience of the location allows guests to explore the city with ease and make the most of their time in Kota Kinabalu. Despite being a budget-friendly accommodation, Akinabalu Youth Hostel does not compromise on comfort. While the comfort rating is 7.2, guests still appreciate the cozy and inviting atmosphere that the hostel provides. The friendly and attentive staff at Akinabalu Youth Hostel also contribute to the positive guest experience, with a staff performance rating of 8.4. The staff members go above and beyond to ensure that guests feel welcome and have everything they need during their stay. With such impressive customer ratings, Akinabalu Youth Hostel is undoubtedly a top choice for budget-conscious travelers seeking a comfortable and convenient stay in Kota Kinabalu. Whether you're a solo adventurer or a group of friends, this hostel guarantees a memorable experience with its exceptional value, excellent facilities, cleanliness, unbeatable location, and friendly staff.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

8.1

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

41 mentions

Breakfast

31 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
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Family room
Land sports
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • 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

9.2

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 5-17 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 18 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 from14:00
  • 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

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8.3
Location9.2
Value for money8.6
Service8.5
Cleanliness8.2
Facilities8.1
Room comfort and quality7.2
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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
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
JINJU from China
Group
Family Room - 3 Pax
Stayed 1 night in October 2023

Recommendation”

Stayed here in May, it was clean and I recommend it. They now provide 2-in-1 shower products which they didn't have before. It's conveniently located above the pedestrian street and there are many food options nearby.

Reviewed October 17, 2023
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9.6
Exceptional
Robin from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Bed in 4 Bed Dormitory (B)
Stayed 3 nights in February 2024

Affordable hostel”

Strategic location and easy to move around Kota Kinabalu. While the hostel is spacious, friendly staffs, modern and has tourism vibes, I would like to recommend the hostel to do something with the dust originated from vehicles. Maybe sandals for check in guests? Also, please use bigger/thicker pillow for more comfortable sleep for the guests.

Reviewed February 13, 2024
9.2
Exceptional
Steve from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard Double City View
Stayed 5 nights in February 2024

Great Hostel”

Friendly staff and very helpful. I stayed in a double room with ac & window. Good size quite comfortable. Shared bathroom & shower facilities all clean & working. Breakfast basic bread & eggs. Coffee & water fills free. Enjoyed my 5 day stay in KK for CNY.

Reviewed February 11, 2024
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