Kota Kinabalu hostels

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Skypod Hostel
Skypod Hostel
9.2 Excellent
Lot 38, Jalan Ikan Juara 1, Sadong Jaya, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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11.3 km from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 
ExcellentBased on 28 reviews
9.2

SKYPOD Hostel offers award-winning accommodation in Kota Kinabalu and is within walking distance of Secretariat Railway Station. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet throughout the property.

Masada Bed & Breakfast
Masada Bed & Breakfast
8.7 Excellent
9 Jalan Masjid Lama, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.6 km from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 
ExcellentBased on 126 reviews
8.7

Masada Bed & Breakfast is located in Kota Kinabalu and offers guests wireless internet. It is conveniently positioned for guests wishing to visit local attractions.

Dock In - Hostel
Dock In - Hostel
8.4 Excellent
House 35, Jalan Setesen Jalan Mat Salleh, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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3.2 km from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 
ExcellentBased on 17 reviews
8.4

Dock In is located in Kota Kinabalu and features complimentary wireless internet. It is a 10-minute drive from the Petagas War Memorial and has free private parking on site.

Lavender Lodge
Lavender Lodge
8.1 Excellent
No 6, Jalan Laiman Diki, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.4 km from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 
ExcellentBased on 11 reviews
8.1

Lavender Lodge is situated in Kota Kinabalu and is close to the area's popular attractions. It also provides luggage storage, a 24-hour reception and a ticket service.

Vibrant Hostel
Vibrant Hostel
9.4 Excellent
Level 1 - 5, Unit 29, Building No E, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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1.0 km from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 
ExcellentBased on 448 reviews
9.4

Vibrant Hostel offers a comfortable setting while in Kota Kinabalu. It is ideally located for guests wishing to visit the area's popular attractions.

Pods The Backpackers Home, Kota Kinabalu
Pods The Backpackers Home, Kota Kinabalu
1-1-11, First Floor, Block 1, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.3 km from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 

PODs the Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu is situated in Kota Kinabalu and offers complimentary wireless internet. It is conveniently located for those wishing to discover the area's attractions.

Tips for booking a hostel in Kota Kinabalu

Cheapest month:June
Most expensive month:March
Average price in Kota_Kinabalu:$21/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$4/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Friday
$16 - $30
Average price per night. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$15 - $17
Average price per night. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Cheapest hostels in Kota Kinabalu

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Skypod Hostel
Skypod Hostel
9.2 Excellent
Lot 38, Jalan Ikan Juara 1, Sadong Jaya, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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11.3 km from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 

SKYPOD Hostel offers award-winning accommodation in Kota Kinabalu and is within walking distance of Secretariat Railway Station. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet throughout the property.

$10
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Masada Bed & Breakfast
Masada Bed & Breakfast
8.7 Excellent
9 Jalan Masjid Lama, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.6 km from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 

Masada Bed & Breakfast is located in Kota Kinabalu and offers guests wireless internet. It is conveniently positioned for guests wishing to visit local attractions.

$11
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Vibrant Hostel
Vibrant Hostel
9.4 Excellent
Level 1 - 5, Unit 29, Building No E, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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1.0 km from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 

Vibrant Hostel offers a comfortable setting while in Kota Kinabalu. It is ideally located for guests wishing to visit the area's popular attractions.

$14
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Lavender Lodge
Lavender Lodge
8.1 Excellent
No 6, Jalan Laiman Diki, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.4 km from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 

Lavender Lodge is situated in Kota Kinabalu and is close to the area's popular attractions. It also provides luggage storage, a 24-hour reception and a ticket service.

$18
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Pods The Backpackers Home, Kota Kinabalu
Pods The Backpackers Home, Kota Kinabalu
1-1-11, First Floor, Block 1, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.3 km from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 

PODs the Backpackers Home Kota Kinabalu is situated in Kota Kinabalu and offers complimentary wireless internet. It is conveniently located for those wishing to discover the area's attractions.

$31
Avg. per night
Dock In - Hostel
Dock In - Hostel
8.4 Excellent
House 35, Jalan Setesen Jalan Mat Salleh, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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3.2 km from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 

Dock In is located in Kota Kinabalu and features complimentary wireless internet. It is a 10-minute drive from the Petagas War Memorial and has free private parking on site.

$43
Avg. per night

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Kota Kinabalu hostel FAQs

  • What is the cost of a hostel in Kota Kinabalu?

    On average, it’s $22/night for a hostel in Kota Kinabalu, though $18/night or less would be considered a good deal. The least expensive hostel our users have found recently was for $5/night in Kota Kinabalu. Try to avoid booking your hostel in October (the most expensive month). Booking in October (the cheapest month) could save you money.

  • What hostel is closest to Kota Kinabalu Airport?

    Dock In - Hostel is 2.8 km away from Kota Kinabalu Airport, making it the closest Kota Kinabalu hostel to the city’s most popular airport.

  • Should I stay in a Kota Kinabalu hostel?

    Hostels in Kota Kinabalu tend to have a more active social scene than hotels, so they’re perfect for outgoing travellers looking to meet other people. Kota Kinabalu hostels are, on average, cheaper than other stays in the city due to their dorm-style sleeping quarters. However, this means you can spend your money elsewhere such as on local tours and events.