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Hostels in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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Popular hostels in Kota Kinabalu

Discover well-known properties in Kota Kinabalu that are favoured by visitors more than others. There are 1,639 hotels in Kota Kinabalu and price data was last updated on 29 May 2024. The average price for a hotel in Kota Kinabalu is $11/night.
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1st To 4th Floor, Lot 133 Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Akinabalu Youth Hostel provides a comfortable setting when in Kota Kinabalu. It also offers a 24-hour reception, bicycle rental and free Wi-Fi.
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
8.4
Excellent
210 reviews
Location
0.9 km from city centre
1st Floor, 106/108, Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
X-Plorer Backpackers - Hostel is located in Kota Kinabalu and is close to the area's popular attractions. Those staying at the property can also enjoy complimentary wireless internet.
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
Air conditioning
8.2
Excellent
20 reviews
Location
1.1 km from city centre
No. 17, Jalan Sentosa, Kampung Air, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Victoria Hotel and Hostel is located in Kota Kinabalu and offers free Wi-Fi. It also provides a hair salon, an express check-in and check-out feature and a 24-hour reception.
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
4.7
Okay
12 reviews
Location
0.5 km from city centre
House 35, Jalan Setesen Jalan Mat Salleh, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Located within walking distance of Tanjung Aru Railway Station, Dock In provides guests with a convenient base when visiting Kota Kinabalu. Those staying at the property also have access to complimentary Wi-Fi and on-site parking.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
Air conditioning
9.2
Excellent
38 reviews
Location
3.2 km from city centre
No 12, Jalan Masjid Lama, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Conveniently situated for sightseeing, TOOJOU Kota Kinabalu is a short walk from several of the city's tourist attractions, including Atkinson Clock Tower. It also offers luggage storage, free Wi-Fi and a tour desk.
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
9.2
Excellent
274 reviews
Location
0.6 km from city centre
Jalan Off Coastal Highway, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Sarang Hostel at City Centre is situated in Kota Kinabalu and offers guests free Wi-Fi. It also provides a lift and an express check-in and check-out feature.
Free Wi-Fi
9.1
Excellent
84 reviews
Location
1.0 km from city centre

Tips for booking hostels in Kota Kinabalu

Gain useful insights and advice for booking the perfect stay in Kota Kinabalu. Price data is based on averages over the past 12 months and was last updated on 29 May 2024.
Cheapest month:September
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Kota Kinabalu:$11/night
Cheapest price found:$3/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
$7 - $20
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$8 - $19
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Cheapest hostels in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Discover affordable stays in Kota Kinabalu that provide a quality experience without breaking the bank. Hotels in Kota Kinabalu can be found for as low as $7 per night. There is currently one property in Kota Kinabalu that can be booked for this price. Homy Seafront Hostel is one of the hotels that can be booked for the lowest price in Kota Kinabalu. Price data was last updated on 29 May 2024
These are the lowest prices we've found on hostels in Kota Kinabalu at the moment. If you have flexibility with arrival and departure, use the search form to compare prices for other dates.
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A-G-18 Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
0.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$7
Avg. per night
1st And 2nd Floor, No.74, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
1.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$8
Avg. per night
No. 20-1, Lot 1, 1st Floor, Block G, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
0.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$10
Avg. per night
Level 1 - 5, Unit 29, Building No E, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
1.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
$12
Avg. per night
Unit Lot 8 Block J, 3rd Floor, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
0.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
$12
Avg. per night
Lot 38, Jalan Ikan Juara 1, Sadong Jaya, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
0.7 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$13
Avg. per night

Other accommodations in Kota Kinabalu

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
0.7 km from city centre
Air conditioning
$269
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The Loft, Imago Shopping Mall, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
0.8 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
$31
Avg. per night
1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
1.6 km from city centre
$124
Avg. per night
Pantai Dalit, Tuaran, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
21.5 km from city centre
$147
Avg. per night
No. 20, Jalan Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
4.0 km from city centre
Pool
$181
Avg. per night

Where to stay in Kota Kinabalu

Explore different neighbourhoods and areas within Kota Kinabalu to find the perfect location for your stay. Map data was last updated on 29 May 2024.
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Facts about staying in Kota Kinabalu

Find useful tips and insights about staying in Kota Kinabalu to help you make the most of your experience. FAQs were last updated on 29 May 2024.
  • What is the cost of a hostel in Kota Kinabalu?

    $11 per night is how much hostels in Kota Kinabalu cost, on average. $4 per night was the lowest price recently found by HotelsCombined users - but anything for $9 per night or less is a good deal. Kota Kinabalu hostel prices fluctuate throughout the year, with August being the most expensive month to book, and in January being the cheapest.

  • What hostel is closest to Kota Kinabalu Airport?

    The closest Kota Kinabalu hostel to Kota Kinabalu Airport is Dock In, which is 2.8 km away.

  • Should I stay in a Kota Kinabalu hostel?

    Staying at a hostel is beneficial if you’re looking to travel to Kota Kinabalu on a budget. Spending less on accommodations means you can spend more on activities, food, and souvenirs. You may find that some hostels in Kota Kinabalu offer amenities similar to those that hotels provide, such as continental breakfasts, 24/7 check-in, an on-site bar, and free Wi-Fi - so there’s often no need to forego any travel comforts.

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