Travellers' Light Backpackers Lodge
How has this hostel rated in the past?
TravelPod Member ReviewsTravellers' Light Backpackers Lodge Kota Kinabalu
Really lovely staff, very helpful. Free breakfast (toast and tea and coffee) until 10am but you can help yourself and we were able to have hot drinks all day. The staff were helpful when booking a climb up Mount Kinabalu, and always smiling. A wonderful balcony that views into the forest with views of butterflies and sometimes monkeys. A lovely little chill out spot.
Only minus is the walls are thin and the floors, so people who are noisy are a pain but there are plenty of signs asking guests to be considerate!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
TripAdvisor Reviews Travellers' Light Backpackers Lodge Kota Kinabalu
Travel Blogs from Kota Kinabalu
... the trip then. Now, on to Borneo....
In the cab from the airport to the hotel the radio started playing Country Roads by the legendary John Denver. This tune is a firm family favourite, particularly loved by Kier. As we crawled through the humid evening rush hour of Kota Kinabalu, the gloaming dusk settling on another foreign cityscape it seemed exquisitely poignant. Tentatively, the Kid started to sing along, and ...
... tree stumps, goodness knows what else at high speed until we eventually arrived at the jetty, luckily still in one piece. By the time we had unloaded (my rucksack was still intact being tied on safely under the tarpaulin on the roof) the rain stopped and I got a motorbike taxi back to my hotel. Hot shower later and a visit to CFC for fried chicken and fries, I relaxed in my room and did some chores. Now I had wifi again, I could start planning my ...
... a trekking to look for the largest local waterfall. After a local breakfast the group of 22 people head forward to the jungle. Once on our way the rain started poring, we were already soaked! Mr Warwick was the leader, but their rule is he is just doing a trekking and we all are following so if he gets lost we also do!
So we went, it would take about an hour to get to the waterfall......guess we never found that waterfall! The first part looked like a path, although ...
... to me, but there was both western and squat style loo's and I chose to use the squat loo. I have noticed this happening on more than one occasion and I think it's because the western loos here are so minging!
Back in KK, after watching another beautiful sunset, we finally found the night market hooray! This was certainly an experience but I was a little disappointed. The market was basically split into 2 sections; a food produce part and a 'to eat ...