Borneo BeacHouse

House No 122, Lorong Ikan Lais, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88100, Malaysia | Hostel
Prices starting from $16.00

Travel Blogs from Kota Kinabalu

Take a walk on the wild side

A travel blog entry by benneesham on Jun 11, 2013

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From Kuching we relocated ourselves further north to Kota Kinabalu, the capital of the state of Sabah in the east.

We tried our luck at another national park, Kinabalu NP, which is normally attracts tourists trying to trek to the top of Mount Kinabalu.
After the mountainous meanderings of the Himalayas, Hampi and Adam's Peak, we …

Island hopping

A travel blog entry by borneo2014


... there were only 2 other people in the water snorkelling with us it was excellent we saw so many different fish Parrot Fish, Angel fish, Damsel fish, along with Wrasse and Catfish. It was very quite until the next boat arrived at 10.15 with some more people on we left there about 2.30pm getting back to the hotel at around 2.45. We then caught a taxi into town ...

April Fools day

A travel blog entry by cramow

... It also made a welcome change to sit and relax rather than walk around outside in the heat. Afterwards we stopped off in the food court again for a quick dinner, we tried a new place and had roasted chicken in some sauce with rice and soup...all for 90p! Somehow today I'd spent a grand total of £3 on 3 meals for the day! It was then back to the hotel for a nice FaceTime home and an early ...


A travel blog entry by rednosefg


... rain- added a bit of excitement to the day! Despite using suntan lotion I am now resembling a lobster (with fish bites) right now- looks like unfortunately years of living in Asia hasn't changed my inability to be in sun. Speaking both English and Chinese today helped me remember a lot of the words I'd forgotten which is great timing as tomorrow I'm heading back to the best city in the world- Hangzhou. It's been the most amazing 6 weeks; I've met so ...

Monkey Business

A travel blog entry by stephanddave


... wanted to do during our time here. Initially the main reason for coming here was to climb one of South East Asia's highest peaks, Mount Kinabula. After our warm up on Mount Phan Xi Pang in Vietnam we were excited and eager to conquer this peak, even if it was raining. However, as we went to book it, we were quickly advised to wait and re-schedule as we were told that high winds and bad weather were preventing hikes to the summit and instead we would only be able to ...

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This hostel, located on House No 122, Lorong Ikan Lais, Kota Kinabalu, is near Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures, Poring Hot Springs, Gaya Street Sunday Market, and Sutera Harbour Golf Club.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsBorneo BeacHouse Kota Kinabalu

    Reviewed by benneesham

    Easy going hostel

    Reviewed Jun 11, 2013
    by (17 reviews) Londontown , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Great place, lovely people and close to everything.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by candvtravel

    Great place to stay

    Reviewed Apr 9, 2013
    by (3 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    It has cheap rooms and also good deals with 20% off if you stay 2 or more nights. The location is out of the hustle and bustle of the city centre and a 5 minute walk from the AirAsia terminal but you need a taxi to get to/from the other terminal. About 100m walk from a quiet beach and some great places to eat. The staff are very friendly and organise plenty of activities so you won't be bored. Also there is a communal kitchen and relaxing area for everyone to use. Overall a really good stay and I would recommend it highly if you don't mind being a little away from town.

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    Reviewed by clare_and_will

    give it a miss unless you need to be near the airport

    Reviewed Sep 12, 2011
    by (13 reviews) Brighton , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    It is very convenient for the airport if you are flying with air asia from terminal 2 - literally 10 min walk and easy to do even with a big rucksack. The beach is dirty and there is an open drain going to it and the food court on the beach is average. Other than that the accomodation is over priced for what you get - we are coming back this way but will stay elsewhere.

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    Reviewed by ericjon97

    Great staff, very close to the airport

    Reviewed Aug 7, 2011
    by (35 reviews) Woodstock , United States Flag of United States

    This is a fifteen minute walk from the airport, with a big backpack. Not located in central Kota Kinabalu, but it's easy enough to walk to the local bus stop and head in from there. The rooms are only ok, but for the price they are fine. I went out to Sandakan for a night and then came back and the staff were very accommodating. They held my bags and let me get right back into my own room the next day.

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Borneo BeacHouse Kota Kinabalu

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good