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Wo Jia Lodge has a great location, bang on the riverfront. There's a really good vibe throughout this place and it's decorated and furnished to a high standard, from traveler photos on the walls to Buddhist pictures and ornaments scattered around the building. Don't expect this to be a party hostel, though -- this has more of a sophisticated feel to it.

The Location

The hostel is very easy to find -- just head to the riverfront and you will see the huge State Assembly building on the opposite river bank (this almost resembles a large circus tent). The hostel is situated among the two-hundred-meter, crowded row of souvenir shops that that run along the river bank road. The door to the hostel is in between two of these shops and leads up to the the first floor. As the pathway is under a canopy, you can easily walk straight past the hostel without noticing it; however, due to its unique wooden front, it stands out clearly when standing on the opposite side of the road.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Dorm and private rooms here are furnished and decorated to a standard that you would expect of a hotel. The many bathrooms are clean and spacious. Hot showers are available, too, which seems to be a rarity at places as cheap as this in Borneo.

Common Spaces

The main common area feels extremely warm and welcoming with red walls, mahogany furniture, and a large sofa and floor cushions; there's also a TV, DVD player (with small stock of films), and a PC to freely use. Wi-Fi is fast and very strong throughout the building. The owners run this place and you can tell that they've invested a lot of time and money making it look nice. The communal kitchen lacks a little but still has enough to cook up a simple hot meal with a hob, kettle, sink, and a fridge at your disposal. Breakfast is included, which simply comes as toast with tea and coffee; they also sell basic refreshments.

Summary

Wo Jia is a more luxurious hostel without the extra cost. If you're after a place to party or somewhere that doesn't mind you drunkenly stumbling in at 2 a.m., then you'll probably want to look elsewhere, as this is more of a place where you kick back and share traveling experiences with other like-minded Borneo adventurers.

by Chris
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
December 2013
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