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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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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
"… 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 walking distances, you can let your hair down and unwind at the up-market clubs, pubs, cafes, ice-cream parlour and foot reflexology centre, which are all located within a stone’s throw away.Pinnacles Kuching is perhaps one of the most ideally located, clean and welcoming...
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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." … "… Lodge 121 is...
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
"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." … "… have private room with attached bathroom "Dayung Timungun Suite", comfortable dorm, budget room with shared...
"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." … "… and then spend the afternoon wandering around modern malls in new...
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...
"… 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...
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...
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...
"… two double rooms and a twin room. Personal lockers are provided in dorms. All rooms are air-conditioned. Bathrooms are shared, with hot showers and complimentary hair and body shampoo. Hair dryer, iron and ironing board are also available upon request. Feeling lazy? Lounge in the lobby in front of the TV and channel surf. In need of information to plan your journey? Help yourself to our tourist information rack or just ask us....
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Drop In Guesthouse
"… crackers, snacks, drinks, local pastries and many more with a very reasonable price. Souvenirs, collector's artifacts and paintings are also available for sale. Available Dormitory Room: 4 beds and 5 beds. Available Private Room: Single (1 single bed), Single Deluxe (1 single bed), Twin (2 single bed), Queen (1 queen bed) and Family Room (1 queen bed + 1 single bed). In Room Facilities: Air conditioning, bed sheet and linen,...
"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...
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...
Premium Stay Hostel
"… 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 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...
"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...
"… Kuching City. Free breakfast and WiFi! Padungan is a vibrant area consisting of a mixture of modern and old shops preserving its historical heritage of old China Town where eateries, watering-holes, shopping centres, banks, airline offices, money changers, florist, fruits, sundry shops can be found in abundance. Within view from Beds is The Great Cat of Kuching, backed by the City Gate is one of the Kuchings most lovable and...
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...
"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." … "Our address: Lot 47- 50, Sec 49, Abell Road, 93100, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. The hotel is situated along Abell Road,...
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...
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