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Hostelz.com's Review
B&B Inn is a cheap backpacker hub, which is perfect for those watching their budgets, however it is cheap for a number of reasons. The condition of the property throughout is not great, but for the price we're happy to look past most of that. It's just a five-minute walk from the riverfront and has all the basic hostel facilities you would expect.

The Location

The hostel is situated before the city center on one of the main roads that lead into it, just five hundred meters from the riverfront. Due to this, arriving via taxi is quite straightforward if coming from the airport or Kuching's central bus station ten kilometers south of the the city center.

If you find yourself in the city center, walk to the riverfront until you are directly opposite the very impressive State Assembly building (which almost resembles a large circus tent) on the opposite riverbank. Walk east along the river until the first main junction, then turn right and walk up past the Tandoori House on your left until the road curves round to meet a roundabout; here, turn left and walk up the hill, and you'll find B&B Inn, located a hundred yards away up on your left.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The dorms here are very basic and the beds are simply just six-legged metal frames with thin mattresses on top. Private rooms are very similar. You are supplied with sheets on arrival to fit yourself; however, we found that these did not fit and exposed much of the stained mattresses, and there was also a slightly unpleasant, damp smell to the room. Wi-Fi isn't strong enough to reach the outer parts of the building, but is reasonably fast when you are connected. Large ceiling fans are present in the dorms that are more than adequate and there are plenty of clean, spacious bathrooms along with separate toilets for males and females.

Rooms and Bathrooms

If you fancy chilling out with a few beers, there's a great little rooftop area with chairs and tables, which is also covered in case it rains. Other than that, there is a kitchen/common area with one small table and TV where you can hang out; however, this lacks atmosphere due to its size and surroundings. The kitchen is great for cooking your own meals; the hostel supplies toast and tea/coffee here in the morning.

Summary

If your budget is your main priority, then head here! We're sure that there will be plenty of like-minded people staying here; be prepared to rough it a bit, though, and don't expect too much when it comes to cleanliness. The hostel can arrange tours to the surrounding national parks and the amazing Semenggoh Nature Reserve to see semi-wild orangutans, but due to the close proximity of these, traveling independently is quite simple and much cheaper.

by Chris
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
December 2013
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews
3   Good location not so bad, cheap & only difficult to find halal restaurant.  , age 47, malaysian ()

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