Travellers' Light Backpackers Lodge

Address: Lot 19, Lorong Dewan, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88300, Malaysia | Hostel
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This hostel, located on Lot 19, Lorong Dewan, Kota Kinabalu, is near Mount Kinabalu, Manukan Island, Sepilok Nature Resort / Orang Utan Sanctuary, and Kinabalu National Park.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsTravellers' Light Backpackers Lodge Kota Kinabalu

    Reviewed by rozieapps

    Smiles all round

    Reviewed Apr 5, 2012
    by (2 reviews) Midhurst , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    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

    TripAdvisor Reviews Travellers' Light Backpackers Lodge Kota Kinabalu

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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    ... the trip then. Now, on to Borneo....

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