Kota Kinabalu, located on the north of Borneo Island, is a popular tourist destination, known for its stunning sunsets and beaches, a mix of cultures, and a wide range of activities.
Kota Kinabalu offers a great selection of hostels with private rooms, ensuring travellers can find the ideal accommodation to suit their budget and needs. For the ultimate comfort and convenience, these are the best hostels in Kota Kinabalu with private rooms.
JHub is a hostel located in Kota Kinabalu, situated 1.8 km from Filipino Market Sabah and 5.7 km from North Borneo Railway. It is 8.2 km from Likas City Mosque and 11 km from International Technology & Commercial Centre Penampang - ITCC.
Each room is fully air-conditioned and comes with bed linen and towels. JHub is located near various attractions such as KK Esplanade (3.6 km) and Sabah State Mosque (3.2 km). The nearest airport, Kota Kinabalu International Airport, is 5 km away. The hostel is non-smoking.
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Homy Seafront Hostel stands at the centre of the Kota Kinabalu city, and provides modern accommodation for its guests. The name of the hostel was chosen to give its guests a homey feeling.
Being surrounded by the stunning sea views, and only a minute away from the busy waterfront, Homy Seafront Hostel has convenient access to the largest shopping mall, Imago, and tourist attractions such as Jesselton Point and Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Parks islands.
The beds provide guests with personal space and privacy, and bathrooms have all the necessary amenities. There are separate dormitories for male and female guests, and lockers in the open area. A dinning area and a common area with TV are also present, for travellers to meet and interact.
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Located at the heart of Kota Kinabalu, Vibrant Hostel offers its guests convenience and comfort. With its managed by 5 floors with the capacity to accommodate 96 persons, it provides rooms from mixed dorms, 4person dorms, and private rooms with queen beds which are all are air-conditioned and provided with personal locker, reading lamp, and universal socket.
It is near tons of attractions such as Gaya Street, Filipino Market, Atkinson Clock Tower, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, and Oceanus Mall. All guests receive complimentary free Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, tea and coffee (all day), and toiletries. It is 8 km away from Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Vibrant Hostel is definitely a great option for those looking for a comfortable stay.
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Akinabalu Youth Hostel is offering an attractive tour package rate for in-house guests. The rooms are spacious and airy, providing excellent amenities for a comfortable stay. Furthermore, the hostel is conveniently located in the heart of the city, close to Gaya Street, which hosts a weekly bazaar adding to the charm of the City.
The hostel staff will be at the service of the guests at all times in order to make their stay enjoyable. Make Akinabalu Youth Hostel be your host for a journey to the Isle of Borneo and experience an amazing trip!
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At TOOJOU Kota Kinabalu, travellers can explore a modern space which combines the best of both worlds; travel and social. State of the art amenities, cosy capsule beds, daytrip opportunities, a fusion cafe, co-working spaces, and a rooftop bar are all available to provide the perfect mix of relaxation and exploration.
High-Speed internet allows visitors to stay connected, and artwork displayed on the walls showcases the diverse culture of Borneo. TOOJOU Kota Kinabalu allows tourists to experience the beauty of Borneo hospitality through its modern facilities and mindful offerings.
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Just a few steps away from the renowned Sunday market located on Gaya Street is a great accommodation option. Jesselton Cabin is conveniently surrounded by banks for easy access to ATMs. The location is three minutes' walk from convenient stores, Sabah Tourism Board, and a shopping mall. The Atkinson Clock Tower is a mere five minutes' walk away.
Further, guests can also enjoy a ten-minute walk to the Ferry Terminal or to Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. Signal Hill Observatory, with its spectacular views of Kota Kinabalu, is only twenty minutes' walk away. Jesselton Cabin offers its guests 24/7 reception, security, air conditioning (7pm - 7am only), breakfast, cable TV, common room and free Internet access, among others. There are lockers, luggage storage, a tour and travel desk, and no curfew/lockout.
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Signel Poshtel is located in the heart of Gaya Street in the central business district. Guests can easily access the Sunday Market located just at the doorstep, as well as a few minutes away from the Atkinson Clock Tower.
Offering a unique panoramic view of the cityscape, Signel Poshtelprovides 13 ensuite bedrooms, 9 bedrooms with shared bathrooms, and 28 bunk beds. This poshtel's maverick concept bridges the gap between a hotel and a hostel, combining affordable luxury rooms and modern bespoke bunk beds to give travelers an authentic, local, social, and design-led experience. Whether it be solo travel, a business trip, or a romantic getaway, Signel Poshtel guarantees lasting memories.
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Mountain Resthouse provides accommodation for nature lovers out there. Located along the trunk road and a mere 5 minutes away from Mount Kinabalu Park headquarters, you can easily go on your next adventure! With 6 double/family rooms and 12 dormitory rooms, suited for 2 to 4 people, making it the perfect place to stay.
Seated at a height of 5000 feet, the temperature here is sure to keep you blissful and cosy. As far as getting there, all buses to Sandakan and the East Coast of Sabah passes by the area, making it convenient to reach. Mountain Resthouse also provides free use of the kitchen facilities, for your cooking needs.
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Designed to create a homely atmosphere with the essence of Borneo, Sakot Hostel offers visitors a range of rooms, including private double bedrooms, four-bed queen-bed dormitory rooms, and six-bed single-bed dormitory rooms. Each bedroom provides an intimate and cosy space, whilst the communal areas are a great place for making new friends and meeting fellow travellers.
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