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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
"… 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 (10 mins) in the West, largest seafood open-air restaurants overlooking the city, Top Spot (5 mins) in the East and...
Section 33 KTLD
"Great staff and nice stay - We stayed here for a week and had a very pleasant experience. Friendly and very helpful/knowledgeable staff. Place was kept very clean except the bathrooms were constantly wet because the showers are inside the same tiny room as the toilet (not my favorite). We stayed in both the dorm room and a private double during our stay. Dorm was a bit dingy smelling, but not too bad. The beds are on the floor which is 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...
"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
"The 1-star Planet Borneo Lodge offers comfort and convenience whether you're on business or holiday in Kuching. The hotel has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Take advantage of the hotel's bicycle rental, family room, car park, tours, laundry service. Each guestroom is elegantly furnished and equipped with handy amenities. Recuperate from a full day of sightseeing in the comfort of your room or take advantage of the hotel's...
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...
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!" … "… tourist attractions in town such as the Sarawak museum(5 minutes), the Main Bazaar(1 minute) with all its handicraft, antiques and souvenirs, the waterfront with...
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...
"Great hospitality! - I stayed for 3 nights in marcopolo. I was greeted by Samuel, who was very friendly during my entire stay there. At the end, it felt like staying with family. I would stay again -- highly recommended!" … "… 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...
Drop In Guesthouse
"… the convenience of guests, DROP IN sells all kind of items such as lotion, 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...
Nook Cafe & Beds
"… lobby floor. Cooking facilities are available for those that love to cook. Non-residents are not allowed to the resident floor, but they can meet their friends at the lobby. Guests are not allow to bring other people to the guesthouse to cook or utilizing the facilities provided for the guests. The Nook Guesthouse is in the city center, in-between the waterfront and china town. It takes only 2 minutes walk to the waterfront and...
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
"Premium Stay Hostel is conveniently located in the popular Kuching City Center area. The hotel offers a wide range of amenities and perks to ensure you have a great time. 24-hour room service, shuttle service, room service, airport transfer, laundry service are there for guest's enjoyment. Designed for comfort, selected guestrooms offer television LCD/plasma screen, satellite/cable TV, hair dryer, desk, television to ensure a restful night....
"… 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 allergies, do let us...
"… 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
"… Air 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...
"Hero Hostel is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests in Kuching. The hotel offers guests a range of services and amenities designed to provide comfort and convenience. To be found at the hotel are free Wi-Fi in all rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, airport transfer, tours. Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. In some of the rooms, guests can find internet access - wireless, non...
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." … "… broadband for laptop users • Colour TV and Satellite Channels available • Lockers free for use (in...
"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...
"… 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...
"… 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...
My Place Hotel & Lodge
"… transport network, travelers can reach to all major beaches and the village. The property provides cozy and clean rooms for our patrons at minimal cost. There are various rooms types to cater different needs of the guests. Ranging from Single Room (one single bed), Double Room(One Double bed), Twin Room(two single beds) and Triple Room(one single bed and one double bed). Below are the standard Room Amenities (free):...
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...
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...
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." … "… private access from outside. We have private room with attached bathroom "Dayung Timungun Suite", comfortable...
Kuching Waterfront Lodge
"Nice place at convenient location - very warm welcome, always friendly and very helpful." … "Best service - staff was very kind, helpful. rooms very quiet and clean. every day made our bed and bathroom. very nice decorated. location directly in centre, bus stop and office of national park very close. we were satisfied." … "A gem of a place - Located right on the waterfront facing the Sarawak parliament, the lodge occupies a...
"… International Airport. It is in close proximity to entertainment and eating outlets as well as shopping malls, banks and offices. Padungan Hotel 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 hotel features itself as below: - 5 storey, 36 rooms boutique hotel situated at the heart...
Dream City Guest House
"… is strategically located from 0.5 km between with kuching park hotel, 360 hotel and Hock Lee shopping centre, also just opposite kingwood inn, operating a 24 hour front desk, dream city offers cosy and comfortable accommodation with free wifi access in its lobby areas. Simply furnished, air-conditioned rooms come with tiled flooring, flat screen TV and rooms include a bathroom with hot water shower facility. fluently-conversed...
Woodpecker Lodge Kuching
"Located along the famous Kuching Water Front, our property brings you 32 exclusively designed and decorated rooms to illustrate fusion concept of contemporary and classic environment. The perfect choice for travellers who seek affordable, SUPER CLEAN, and cozy rooms. Being located at the center of the Golden Triangle of Kuching, Woodpecker Lodge allows our guest to access various points of Interest by walking. Our rooms are designed to...
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