Akinabalu Youth Hostel

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akinabalu youth hostel

Every since the arrival of Air Asia, a budget airline to Kota Kinabalu, many backpackers have added Kota Kinabalu City to their list of destinations. With the arrival of the ever increasing backpackers all over the world, more and more Bed and Breakfast or budget hostels have been set up in and around Kota Kinabalu to cater for the budget conscious travellers.

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spacious lounge

Clean, tidy, informative, and friendly stuffs are what travellers come to expect from budget hostels, and Akinabalu Youth Hostel, does possess most of the criterion above. Located on Gaya Street, the oldest street in Kota Kinabalu, Akinabalu Youth Hostel also has easy access to the many points of interest in Kota Kinabalu.

Australia Place

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australia place

An Australia Place in Kota Kinabalu? Yes! there is. The Australia Place is located at foothill of Signal Hills near the Atkinson Clock Tower next to the old police station. This is the few places of modern Kota Kinabalu City that is not on the reclaim land. The jungle beside the australia place has remain undisturbed for many years, and monkeys still inhabit in this area. The place was so named, as this was the place where the Australian soldiers camped when they landed here some 60 years ago, toward the end of second world war. The name has fondly remained unchanged till today.

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another view of australia place

X-plorer Backpackers

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x-plorer backpackers

small, clean and relax
X-plorer Backpackers is a small hostel with about 7 to 8 rooms. Even though it is small, it comes with the standard clean rooms and it has a well lay out living lounge area that comes with a balcony. There Astro cable TV for entertainment and also to keep up with the latest news. A fridge and microwave for makingsimple meals. well keep toilet and clean bathroom too. Note the reception area is at the back of the building.

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art wall at x-plorer backpackers