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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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"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...
"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...
"Situated just a two minute walk from the centre of Kuching, B&B Inn is ideal as a base for checking out the city. It is a fifteen-minute taxi ride from the airport or an hour by bus (we would suggest a taxi as it is not the easiest place to find) The hostel occupies the first and second floors of the building next to the Borneo Hotel. To be clear, this is budget accommodation. The staff are very friendly and helpful though. They arrange...
Pinnacles Kuching Lodge
"… a small, friendly and quaint accommodation establishment similar to a lodge. It is located on the highest point in the city, i.e. on a hill overlooking the city in all four directions, so again, rest assured that you will have the best bird’s eye views of the city from all rooms, especially at night when the city is fully lit. Bound by the famed Kuching Waterfront (3 mins walking distance) in the North, souvenir street Main Bazaar...
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"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." … "… available at...
Nomad Borneo Bed & Breakfast
"Amazing hostel! - Nomad is extremely friendly and clean. The manager makes terrific pancakes for breakfast every morning. It's the best place I stayed in Borneo." … "… If however you need advice and assistance we are glad to help out. As traveling in Sarawak can be exhausting with its wide diversity of travel attractions, we provide you with a warm welcome to a place with a feel free environment. So you can have time and space...
Annah Rais Longhouse Homestay
"Annah Rais Longhouse is an authentic Bidayuh tribe longhouse located at approximately 65km away from Kuching. If you are looking to experience the local longhouse traditional life, this is the place for you. Price include accomodation (homestay concept, with the local family), breakfast, lunch & dinner." … "… individually with private access from outside. We have private room with attached bathroom "Dayung Timungun...
"Strategically located along Ewe Hai Street in the heart of beautiful Kuching City, Berambih Lodge is only a few paces from the famed Kuching Waterfront and 50 feet from the oldest Chinese Tua Pek Kong Temple. Straddled between the old and new city hubs, you could spend the morning walking along quaint narrow alleyways in old Kuching where tin-smiths noisily go about their work, spice and textile traders selling their merchandise and then...
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...
Mr.D's Bed & Breakfast
"… yourself. With a Sarawakian's hospitability, you'll experience a sense of airy, cozy ambience at the comforts of home. Built for the convenience of budget conscious and our brand new rooms, you can be assured of the cleanliness and comfort of your stay. So, just come and chill out! Perched in sleek red, you are sure to spot our signature building. Need tattoo ? Traditional Borneo island iban tribal hand-tapped tattoos 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." … "… and then spend the afternoon wandering around modern malls in new...
Wo Jia Lodge
"… and laundry, both charged at cost). FACILITIES We believe that our range of facilities covers everything the budget traveler could possibly need, and then some. Please see the facilities page for full details. LOCATION In our opinion (and most of our guests agree!), Wo Jia Lodge has the best possible location in all of Kuching. We are on Main Bazaar, Kuching's most historic street, directly overlooking the Kuching Waterfront....
"… area for guests to relax after a long day of sightseeing. Our common room is spacious and has a TV with international channels. We also provide computers with internet access for guests use free of charge. Travellers with their own laptops can also use our free wi-fi connection. Marco Polo's is also an environment friendly guesthouse. We have recycling bins located throughout our premises. We also do our best to conserve power and...
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...
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...
Premium Stay Hostel
"… hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. For sightseeing options and local attractions, one need not look far as the hotel enjoys close proximity to Tua Pek Kong, Hong San Temple, Fort Margherita. Premium Stay Hostel also 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...
Drop In Guesthouse
"… 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 guests,...
Borneo Trekkers Bed & Breakfast
"The City Chime Square is a three-story guesthouse located in the centre of the Heritage Trail area, very close to the waterfront, bus stops, and attractions, all within walking distance. This guesthouse is new -- it opened in April 2007 -- and has a lot of potential, but at the moment it's functional and a work in progress. Within six months it should have loads of character. The entrance is down a small street and fairly easy to miss, so...
"A homely concept of staying bringing you near to your home with our vast hospitality background our primary objective is to provide visitors a clean , cozy, comfortable and safe place to stay when they are away from home. Facilities and services available at Nook Centralize air-conditioned Bed Linen & Towel included Common shower – Hot & cold Water Free Wifi Tour and Airport transfer arrangement TV Lounge / Common Area Complimentary...
Wisma Ho Ho Lim
"… HOMTEL offers guests a comfort, serene and relaxing mood whilst all rooms are designed with a local ethnic elements and plush of modern touch to welcome you with warmth for full extend of your stay. Basically, the property is able to say that over 70% of its rooms have different designs and you have the opportunity to stay in a different concept, mood and set-up room. Equipped with basic facilities and services, making any guest...
"… 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 -...
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!" … "… toilets. -First-aid kit -Prices inclusive of breakfast. -Bed linens,blanket and towels are provided free of charge. -Double rooms are all air-conditioning and with...
"… Airport. It is in close proximity to entertainment and eating outlets such as 24 hours McDonald and KFC 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, Main Bazaar and Chinatown. What we offer: 1) Spacious room with ensuite bathroom, hot water shower and air...
Morning Glory Guest House
"… yet want to be close to all the downtown excitement that Kuching has to offer. We provide the comforts of a hostel and the charm of an Asian homestay. Morning Glory Guest House is located along Bampfylde Road, a leafy neighbourhood, just 5-minute drive away from city centre. Take a short stroll to the Civic Centre, Amphitheatre and Sarawak Club as well as public parks that lead to the iconic Sarawak Museum and Waterfront....
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...
"… Inn is conveniently close to some of Kuching's key attractions and no more than a few minutes walk from an array of some of Kuching's major tourist attractions, restaurants, cafes & shops, banks, city shopping malls, other 5-star hotels, and franchise outlets such as KFC, McDonald's, Pizza Hut and 7-Eleven. A stroll by the calm city centre which stretches from Chinatown Padungan to the picturesque Kuching Waterfront takes only about...
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 will...
My Place Hotel & Lodge
"… My Place 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 Rooms7 Twin Rooms2 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...
"… lodge, our sister property. - Please provide us your arrival time as our reception are open for informed arrivals only. Thank you. - For any guest who is require airport pick-up *chargeable please do email us your flight number and arrival time. Thank you. * Between 6.00 AM to 11.59 PM RM25.00 per way Between 12.00 PM to 5.59 AM RM35.00 per way - We also can help you to arrange tour with very reasonable price...
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...
"Holistic Spa Retreat . 1. Lounge ( quality fresh food, used only extra virgin olive oil & sunflower, No MSG added)2. Spa facilities ( waterfall pool, fish spa, sauna red-infra red, sauna steam, jacuzzi, private sun bath & non smoking room lounge )" … "… Raja and bear left at the traffic light (Shop Houses on left). Continue on Setia Raja and you will come to the Jalan Wan Alwi round-a-bout. Follow round-a-bout turn on...
De Palma Waterfront Kuching
"… a 24-hour front desk. Air-conditioned rooms at De Palma Kuching come with a flat-screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Rooms have either shared or private bathrooms. Some rooms also feature views of the Kuching Waterfront. Guests can relax in the common lounge, which has a TV and a mini library. Staff can assist with tour bookings, including river cruises. For dining, a 5-minute walk from the hotel will bring guests to...
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