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Kuching, the charming capital of Sarawak, is one of the two East Malayan states on the island of Borneo. Once you arrive, you will love this city and it's worth it to spend a few days. The laid-back atmosphere, the markets, and the nightlife will detain you here probably for more time then you planned. The city isn't big, so you can discover it on foot, but it has a lot to explore. The waterfront is the main area in the city during day and night; on one side, there are the traditional markets and handicraft shops called the main Bazaar, and on the other side is the historical part with the ancient courthouse building that now houses the tourist center. Obviously the waterfront is also the place where a lot of restaurants, cafes, pubs, and bars appear for an evening drink. Use your time to visit at least one of Kuching's museums -- either Sarawak museum or Islam museum, according to your favorite theme or simply visit both. On the other side of the river, you can find Fort Margherita and the village called Kampongs.
The easiest way to arrive in Kuching is by airplane; there are airport taxis to take you into the city. If you are already in Sarawak, then the bus should be the best option. The hostels in Kuching are pretty fair, with good standards of cleanliness and all the facilities you need for a fair price. When booking your hostel in Kuching, try to stay as near as possible to the waterfront to enjoy the city at its best –- probably as you move closer to the waterfront the prices rise a bit, so find the best tradeoff for yourself.
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"This brand new and fabulously presented guesthouse has everything that you could wish for. It's situated in the heart of Kuching, seconds away from the river. The owners are well travelled, and having stayed in all kinds of accommodation, they aim to bring their vision of home to you. To get from the airport take a taxi which costs 17 RM. The hostel, although priced higher than other places in Kuching, is worth the extra money. It is...
Borneo Seahare Guesthouse
"Borneo Seahare Hostel, close to the Kuching waterfront, is operated by the ever-helpful and very friendly Wes and Teresa. This hostel is one private room and two dorm rooms, which makes for a quiet stay. While we were there for five nights, we only had one other group stay a night, so it was more like our own apartment. The Location The hostel is located up road from the Kuching waterfront and very close to restaurants, bars, and even a...
"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...
Pinnacles Kuching Lodge
"… restaurants overlooking the city, Top Spot (5 mins) in the East and the up-coming trendiest shopping centre in the city (2 mins) in the South, there will definitely be something for everyone to do at any hour of the day! Even 7-Eleven is located immediately below us to serve you 24-7, all day long!After your fruitful day-out touring the sights and sound of the city and its many amazing tourist attractions mostly located within...
Section 33 KTLD
"Five stars thanks to the staff - I had a wonderful stay in Lodge 121, thanks to the wonderful staff. The location is not prime, but still just a 10-15 minute walk to the waterfront. I would like to see more dormitory accommodation to improve the atmosphere a bit, but the demand seems to be for single and double rooms. This hostel has all the facilities a hostel should have and I would definitely stay again." … "Great staff and nice...
Nomad Borneo Bed & Breakfast
"Nomad Borneo Bed & Breakfast is quite possibly the most relaxed backpacker joint in Southeast Asia and it's largely thanks to the wonderful manager Chris and his collection of Iban family and friends that seem to run the place in the same relaxed fashion. The Location Nomad is on Green Hills Road, only a few minutes' walk to the river, shops, restaurants, and other sites in Kuching. Rooms and Bathrooms The dorm room is actually...
Annah Rais Longhouse Homestay
"… guide,laundry service,complimentary bbq party*,jungle trekking,waterfall picnic,tour-longhouse,hotspring,orang utan wild life center,herbs 7 ptcher plant garden, and many more activities depending on the length of your stay. All of our rooms are built and designed individually with private access from outside. We have private room with attached bathroom "Dayung Timungun Suite", comfortable dorm, budget room with shared bathroom"...
"Berambih Lodge is ideally located one block from the riverfront. You may feel that you've walked into a jungle bamboo hut as you walk in -- a lot of effort seems to have gone in to kitting out this place. It's not a party hostel but a friendly and welcoming hub to meet like-minded Borneo adventurers. The Location Just one minute from the river, situated at the far east end of Carpenter Street, this is the next adjacent road up from the...
Planet Borneo Lodge
"… style water feature, timber decks and ample outdoor seating, is the perfect place to unwind after a day's activities. We truly take pride in fulfilling our motto; "A Slice of Nature in the Heart of Kuching City".FACILITIES PROVIDED:~ 24 Hrs Reception ~ Full Air-Conditioning~ Free WIFI~ CCTV Security System ~ Smart Access Card~ Full Kitchen Facilities~ Cable TV in Common Area~ Huge Lounge and...
Tracks Bed & Breakfast
"… of traveling around Kuching and the whole island of Borneo itself. Clean, homely and comfortable environment at a very reasonable price, Tracks will make your stay in Kuching a memorable one. We understand the needs of travelers as we ourselves are travelers too. We are glad to help you out if you need assistance or advice, since this B & B is runs by young generation Ibans with travel knowledge and experience of local customs....
"It's new, comfortable, budget place. - Firstly, i heard from my friend who has visited the place, then i try to make the booking by internet booking. When i reach there, i find it the place is seem like home feel. Saramo Hostel which provide the facilities that i need. The rate is the cheapest that i find for the hostel standard, I'm going with my friend." … "… staff will welcome and guide you at the Saramo Hostel Kuching....
Threehouse Bed & Breakfast
"Perfect place for travelers on budget - The lay out of this hostel is so beautiful. You can easily socialize with other fellow travelers. Surrounded by cafés and chinese cheap food courts. The waterfront is just 200 m away. A must-stay hostel when in Kuching!" … "… it a more colorful situation , experienced travelers ourselves, and we hope to make your stay with us as relaxed and comfortable in a friendly atmosphere and make it...
Wo Jia Lodge
"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...
"… East, it is surrounded by modern buildings, where as to the west, it has old historical buildings. Nearby Marco Polo's is the famous Kuching waterfront, Main Bazaar, India Street, Sarawak Museum, Tourism Information Center, Shopping Mall, Public Transport, Entertainment Outlet, and 24hours restaurant & cafe(across only). We offer budget guesthouse that offers backpackers rates. We have 4 rooms comprising of large dormitories...
Nook Cafe & Beds
"… a 4 floors building, Level 2, lobby and level 3 and 4 are rooms. On the main road, there's 24 hours convenience store, 24 hours eating place, 3 minutes walk to the waterfront, food court, clubs and bars. At Nook's we have 6 twin room , A deluxe room and 2 Dormitory room, with 4 & 5 beds and double room. Nook Cafe is just located at the 1st floor of the building. Guests can chill out at the lobby with their friends...
Chinatown Traveller Homestay
"The Large room has a fantastic view over Kuching from its roof terrace. Also there is a nice garden adjacent to the property. The accommodation is above the coffeeshop (Kopitiam), the typical Chinese styled shop but it has been recently renovated to keep up with modern layout and feel. The place is well decorated and furnished with antiquities making the stay more special and homely. Each room has either fan or air-conditioning. Minimum...
Premium Stay Hostel
"… offers 24hr room service, car park, laundry service/dry cleaning, airport transfer, Wi-Fi in public areas. We are charging our guests a minimum rates for late check out an hour. Our reception counter is open round the clock (24 hour). We do have lugagge or bags storage for all guests. We do have wifi access in all our room. We have hot and cold drink dispenser all day long. Experience high quality room facilities, including...
"… Check-in : 5pm; Check-out : 12noon. Early check-in and late check-out is subject to room availability. Late check-out charges are as follows : 12:00noon - 6:00pm : 50% of room type charge, 6:00pm onwards : full rate. Early arrival (before 5:00pm) and late arrival (after 10:00pm) : do let us know so we can make the necessary arrangement. 2. A simple breakfast is provided from 6:30am - 10:00am. Should you have any food...
"… Bunkers offers 20 single beds (2 x single pods; 2 x double pods; 3 x triple pods; 1 x dorm pod with 5 beds); 7 x couple pods with queen beds. 24-hour reception, pantry, TV lounge, shared toilets and showers, secure storage for valuables, free Wi-Fi, fridge, fully air-contitioned. it is also conveniently located within walking radius to tourism hotspots: at our doorstep is Damai Santubong Beach, restaurants, bar, food court, flea...
"… the appearance of our hotel, you will know that we just love the culture of our city, Kuching, which is simply irreplaceable. We at Quiik Cat believes in no frills YET comfortable and clean environment to relive off your stress and tiredness after a long day. Try our POWER shower while enjoying our natural river stone foot massage, a one of a kind that we are proud of. All day long coffee/tea and local fresh bread are serve...
GoREST Guesthouse Kuching
"… conditioning, and a simple breakfast is provided each day. We also accept walk in customer and it is subjected to the room availability. At GoREST | Kuching, we also offer the best priced, highest standard tours and travel for Kuching. Our tours are guaranteed great value; Wall Climbing, Caving Adventure, Semadang Kayaking, Bamboo Rafting, and Sarawak’s National Park trekking. *Please take note that we are a backpacker's...
"… recycled metals and woods, every single corner is thought of, to create magic. Although it is operating, many wonderfully touches will still be added on. Anyways, 10 spacious bed mixed dorm design to give maximum privacy and a spacious private room. There are only 2 rooms or in fact two floor (one for the dorm, and the upper floor for the private room). Ever been to a hostel with ridiculous toilet and bath to beds ? Not happening...
Drop In Guesthouse
"… chinese and local cuisine from the various coffee houses and restaurants surrounding it. DROP IN specially designed environment with traditional local theme allow you to blend in with our local culture without even stepping out of the guesthouse. To be environmentally conscious and going green, various recycle goods are used for decoration which definitely will bring you a different stay in experience. For the convenience of...
My Sarawak Travel Café
"Very good and new place to stay right in the center of Kuching with maybe the best air con you can find in a hostel in Malaysia and excellent showers. The friendly owners have a lot of information on things to do and places to eat in Kuching. Daily Newspaper is provided and fifteen minutes of free internet per day." … "… • Guest Pantry • Comfy guest lounge • Laundry Service • Luggage storage (subject to space...
"The Borneo bed and breakfast is a good place to base yourself if arriving in Borneo for the first time. It's easily reached by taxi, or by pick up from the airport if pre-arranged. Kuching itself has doesn't have much to offer, but there are a couple small museums, a fort, and a meandering river which is nice to walk down at sunset. It's a small town, but is the central point to several good must visit sites, including Bako National Park, and...
"… means 'cat' in Malay. The Cat Museum located on Bukit Siol, houses more than 2,000 cat artifacts and memorabilia. Begin your Borneo Adventure at Beds! A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY.. Developed in the 1920s during the rubber boom era that followed after World War I, Padungan Road was named after a Malay Village – Kampung Padungan, once the largest in Kuching. Though no longer a Malay village, this part of town still retains its name -...
"It is in close proximity to entertainment and eating outlets as well as shopping malls, banks and offices. Abell Residence is within minutes of walking distance to the famous Kuching Waterfront. It is also less than 5-10 minutes walk to the famous Chinese history temple, Tua Pek Kong, Main Bazaar and Chinatown." … "… the famous Chinese history temple, Main Bazaar and Chinatown. What we offer: 1) Spacious room with...
My Place Hotel & Lodge
"… is the place to go if you are looking for budgeted tours and budgeted rooms. Altogether there are 18 rooms at My Place; 7 Single Bedded Rooms 7 Twin Rooms 2 Double/Queen Bedded Rooms 2 Triple Bedded Rooms (which consists of 1 Queen and 1 Single bed. Located in the heart of kuching city centre and is centralised to all menities from shopping complexes to eateries, it is the best guesthouse you would want to stay in whether short...
Borneo Tribal Lodge
"Borneo Tribal Lodge is located in the heart of Kuching city, Borneo Tribal Lodge is just a ten minute walk to the waterfront and the main shopping and entertainment areas. Borneo Tribal Lodge is a small little lodge located in Kuching, Sarawak. Our lodge incorporates the culture of Borneo's indigenous tribes - re-conceptualizing the longhouse and promoting authentic local handicraft by using them as decorations - in hopes that our guests...
Kuching Waterfront Lodge
"A gem of a place - Located right on the waterfront facing the Sarawak parliament, the lodge occupies a tastefully restored 3 story Chinese merchant's house, now surrounded by the majority of Kuching's antique and artifact traders. Priced slightly higher than some of the other options, it does however take your ringgit that much further. All rooms, other than the dorms, have TV, phone, aircon, sheets, towels, and en-suite -- some behind a 3/4...
Batu Bata Guesthouse
"… antique vase, unique plants, handicrafts decor, classic radio and music player, photographs of tribal people and warriors, bamboo shelves, naked brick walls and many more. There are 30 beds here, including 6-bed dorms and private rooms and the beautiful outdoor balcony with amazing view available on both floors. The amazing shower tops it off with high power flow from the ceiling shower head not only for a place to bath, but...
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