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Borneo Backpackers, Kota Kinabalu

Borneo Backpackers is found right in the heart of Kota Kinabalu. Situated in a noteworthy post-WWII building, the range is otherwise called ‘Australia Place’ as the site of the Australian armed force camp when they first arrived in town toward the end of WWII. The noteworthy building housed the Chung Nam Printing business until the 1980s before being changed over into an inn. The lodging is inside of strolling minutes to all real city hotspots, and is a one-stop for tourists searching for quality beds, fun, nourishment, visits and travel tips.

Room Rates


*The rate is inclusive of continental breakfast, free-flow coffee & tea and biscuits, drinking water, towel and linen


24 Lorong Dewan
88000 Kota Kinabalu


T. +60 (88) 234 009

Sensi Backpackers Hostels

Situated along Jalan Gaya, Sensi Backpackers Hostel offers plain settlement only a 10-minute stroll from Suria Sabah Shopping Center. Free Wi-Fi access is accessible in the whole property.

With simply furnished room, comfortable rooms are fitted with tiled deck, air conditioning, and a fan. Guest have to access the shared bathroom and shared bedroom equipped with bidet pipe and shower facilities.

Available round-the-clock, the front office staff at Sensi Backpackers Hostel  are all ready to help the guest with their request throughout the day. Other facilities available for their guests are free parking spot and common lounge territory.

To reach Sensi Backpackers Hostel is only 15 minutes drive from Kota Kinabalu Aiport. the nearest shopping mall for the guests to visit is Wisma Merdeka which is only 10 minutes walk from the hostel.


Facilities Offered in Sensi Backpackers Hostel

∙ 24-hour front desk
∙ Tour desk
∙ Luggage storage
∙ Lockers
∙ Shared lounge/TV area
∙ Laundry
∙ Daily maid service
∙ Fax/photocopying
∙ Wifi

∙ Shops (on site)
∙ Mini-market on site
∙ Air conditioning
∙ Designated smoking area

∙ Snorkelling


Check in time – 1400 Hours
Check out time – 1200

**They only receive cash payments.

Address :
Lot No. 103 Gaya Street
88000, Kota Kinabalu
Sabah, Borneo

Contact No.:
+60 88 272796

Masada Backpacker

Unload and loosen up at Masada Backpackers during your visit to Kota Kinabalu, the capital city of Sabah Malaysian Borneo.

Talk with their friendly staff if you want to arrange different visit bundles with local operators. You can either go diving in Mantanani islands or find the natural life of Borneo through an energizing wetland voyage.
Or are you searching for an adrenaline rush? At that point, white-water rafting is totally for you! For a measurement of ethnic society, visit the Mari-Mari Cultural Village and find out about Sabah’s indigenous individuals and their customs. All these can be arranged for your convenience as a guest of Masada Backpackers.

Clean, convenient and comfortable, Masada is strolling separation from an assortment of attractions inside of the city zone. Take a 10-15 minute walk around the accompanying areas:

* The Sunday Gaya Street Market
* Sabah Tourism Boards Tourist Information Centre
* Atkinson Clock Tower
* Padang Merdeka (Bus and taxi terminal)
* Signal Hill Observatory Tower
* State Library
* Night Market
* Handicraft Market
* Local coffee shops and restaurants (KFC etc.)
A variety of convenience shops, supermarkets, and shopping malls

You can rest and easy with the facilities provided by Masada Backpacker:
* 24-hour reception
* Free Wifi in lobby area
* Internet access
* Air-conditioning
* Daily breakfast included
* Coffee and tea-making facilities
* Astro (Cable) TV
* Hot and cold showers (shower gel provided)

* Hairdryer and towels upon request
* Lockers
* Luggage storage
* Iron and ironing board
* Microwave and toaster
* Instant noodles and soft drinks for sale
* Outdoor wooden patio
* Map and brochure rack

Policies ∙ No curfew ∙ Credit Cards Accepted ∙  Taxes Not Included


Masada can oblige up to 50 visitors at once. Different rooms are accessible to suit any guests, including singles, couples and even families.
∙ Double-deck beds
∙ Queen-sized bed
∙ Twin bed room
∙ Triple bed room
∙ Family room (2 double deck and 2 single beds)

No.9, Ground Floor & 1st Floor, Jalan Masjid Lama, Mosque Valley, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, East Malaysia.

+6 088 238494
+6 088 234954

“Tagal” Sungai Moroli, Kampung Luanti – Fish Massage

Extravagant something more special than your normal spa? At that point head on to Kampung Luanti, Ranau for a fish rubbing session!

In the Local KadazanDusun tongue, “tagal” signifies ‘no fishing’, and the principle motivation behind the “tagal” is to safeguard nature and in addition the biological community to advantage the future era. ‘Ikan Pelian’ or Malaysian Mahseer originates from the group of Cyprinidae. These fishes are particularly prepared by the villagers to perform the mending rub exercises.

The fish back rub is considered to curatively affect the individuals who experience psoriasis. Come to Kampung Luanti for consistent fish back rubs and you will appreciate smoother and suppler skin – simply like a child’s base.

On the off chance that the thought of fishes snacking off your dead skin doesn’t thrill you, attempt different exercises, for example, wilderness trekking and outdoors. Should you expect to stay longer, Kampung Luanti is additionally furnished with a homestay system to make guests feel at home unfailingly.

Getting There
It takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes by street to Ranau from Kota Kinabalu. You can get a taxi or you could lease an auto and drive to Ranau.

Admission Fee
Local (Within Ranau )
Adult > 18 years old : RM 3.00
Children < 18 years old : RM 1.00 Local ( Outstation) Adult > 18 years old : RM 5.00
Children < 18 years old : RM 2.00

Adult/Children : RM 10.00

Kinabatangan River

Kinabatangan River supports one of the world’s wealthiest biological systems. Other than being home to Borneo’s indigenous orang utan and proboscis monkey, the encompassing woods is additionally one of just two known spots on the planet where 10 types of primates are found. All the eight types of hornbill found in Borneo make the region their home.

An outing up the waterway at first light or nightfall is the best chance to see the untamed life. You may even sight an Asian elephant meandering through the trees. Discretionary visits can be organized night safaris also to spot crocodiles, fowls and nighttime creatures.

Numerous real neighborhood visit organizations run lodges in the Sukau territory with bundles that incorporate convenience, transportation, suppers and guided visits. On the other hand, you might need to encounter the homestay program which is accessible at encompassing towns and which gives a decent chance to genuinely encounter the life of the Orang Sungai. Join in their social exercises or even attempt your hand at the nearby method for cultivating!

Getting There

The overland trip from Sandakan to Sukau covers 135km where 42km of the journey is on gravel road through palm oil plantations. A 350km drive from Kota Kinabalu is also possible but will take at least six hours. Transportation can be arranged with local tour operators.



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