Akinabalu Youth Hostel

Akinabalu Youth Hostel

Located at the center of the city in Gaya Street, at a 15-minutes drive from the airport, its location is what makes Akinabalu Youth Hostel a great choice among backpackers and single travelers. Many of the tourist attractions such as Jesselton Jetty, Filipino Market, Pasar Besar KK and Kota Kinabalu Waterfront can be reached on foot from here. Other parts of the city are also easily accessible from here.

Rooms at the Akinabalu Youth Hostel

The mentioned property has 12 rooms in all which includes an air conditioned dormitory, a dorm with fan, private room with fan and private rooms with air conditioner. The room rent for dorm bed without ac costs around 7 USD while the with ac costs around 9 USD. However, a private room would cost around 18-20 USD per night. The rooms are moderately furnished but neat and clean. The bathroom is provided on a sharing basis. Guests in all the rooms are entitled to free Wi-Fi usage. The rooms are non-smoking zones, however, there is a separate smoking room available.

Akinabalu Youth Hostel - Private Room

Amenities at Akinabalu Youth Hostel

Facilities provided by Akinabalu Youth Hostel include luggage storage, lockers, city maps free of cost, a common room with a television, complimentary breakfast and laundry services. Also there is a common kitchen which can be used by guests if they prefer to cook for themselves instead of eating out. Since this is a budget accommodation, hence the amenities provided are limited to those catering to basic needs of travelers.

Other services

Other services offered by Akinabalu Youth Hostel include a round the clock security and front desk service, daily housekeeping, a tour desk, availability of cars and bicycle for rent. As per the policy of this hostel, all children below 2 years can stay free of cost as long as they use the existing bedding. Though there is no arrangement of cots, an extra bed can be added for older child or even adults with an added cost of 7-8 USD per night.

Book your room at Akinabalu Youth Hostel if your budget is restrained but you still want a decent stay option during your vacation to KK. The friendliness of staff makes your stay even more pleasant.


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