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DIY Dorm
Dormitory 10-Bed - Shared Room, DIY Dorm in Kuching
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7.5

Very good

14 reviews

14 reviews

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9.4

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Bumbu Cooking School

40 m

Carpenter Street

70 m

Hiang Thian Siang Ti Temple

90 m

Kuching Esplanade

90 m

Kuching Waterfront

110 m

Popular landmarks
Chinese Museum

230 m

Sarawak Museum

470 m

Cat Monument

900 m

Sarawak Orchid Garden

2.2 km

Cat Museum

3.5 km

Closest landmarks
Unika Sarawak

140 m

Unika Borneo Art & Artifacts

170 m

PELITA Car Park Complex

190 m

ARTrageously Ramsey Ong

200 m

Main Post Office

200 m

DIY Dorm

64 Carpenter Street,, Kuching City Center, Kuching, Malaysia, 93000 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Kuching City Center, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Semenggoh Nature Reserve.

Highlights

Located in heart of Kuching

Airport transfer

Inside city center

90 meters to Kuching Esplanade

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

BBQ facilities

Coffee shop

Bar

Concierge

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kuching every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.0
Location rating9.4
Nearest airportKuching International Airport (KCH)
Distance to airport7.9 km

Rooms available at DIY Dorm

Dormitory 10-Bed - Shared Room
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 10 single beds
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    Frequently asked questions

    How do I get to DIY Dorm?

    DIY Dorm is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, DIY Dorm has a car park available for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kuching with private transportation, the hostel can arrange car rental for you.

    What is the smoking policy at DIY Dorm?

    DIY Dorm does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

    What is the closest airport to DIY Dorm?

    The closest airport is Kuching International Airport, 7.8 km away from DIY Dorm.

    What restaurants are nearby DIY Dorm?

    DIY Dorm is located in Kuching City Center, famous for good restaurants such as Kopi O Corner, Ceylonese Restaurant and Swee Kang Ais Kacang.

    What popular shopping places are close to DIY Dorm?

    DIY Dorm is located in Kuching City Center area which features shopping places such as CityOne Megamall, The Spring Shopping Mall and Vivacity Megamall.

    What are popular attractions near DIY Dorm?

    DIY Dorm is located in Kuching City Center area, which is famous for attractions such as Kuching Esplanade, Sarawak Museum and Chinese Museum.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to DIY Dorm?

    DIY Dorm is located in the Kuching City Center area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Tanjung Sipat, Sama Jaya Nature Reserve and Ward Point.

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    Property ranking|Compared to 728 Kuching properties
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    Location score
    9.4/10
    Room size
    45 sqm.
    Value for money score
    8/10
    Service score
    7.9/10
    Better than
    96
    %
    of Kuching properties
    Bigger than
    95
    %
    of Kuching properties
    Better than
    80
    %
    of Kuching properties
    Better than
    79
    %
    of Kuching properties
    Overall rating:

    7.5

    Very good
    14 reviews
    Cleanliness
    6.2
    Facilities
    6.0
    Location
    9.4
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    More about DIY Dorm

    More about DIY Dorm

    DIY Dorm

    You'll love the exceptional convenience during your stay at DIY Dorm, located right in the heart of the city center, with an easy access to everything in Kuching.
    Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at DIY Dorm. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Your explorations of Kuching can be assisted with the car hire services available here.
    Parking is provided for guests by the hostel. The hostel provides front desk services such as concierge service for guests' convenience. The hostel's daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. The hostel is entirely non-smoking.
    Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hostel come with air conditioning. You can stay fresh and clean with towels provided in some guest bathrooms.


    Dining and things to do

    What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the hostel with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun. The hostel even has in-house cooking amenities such as BBQ facilities for its most selective guests.


    Around the property

    While in Kuching, take some time to venture outside of DIY Dorm. You're sure to want to visit Kuching Esplanade located 80 m away, among the most sought-after photographs for anyone visiting Kuching.


    Reasons to stay here

    Verified reviews for this hostel's food and dining options score it better than 86% of accommodations in the city.
    Travelers who stayed here really appreciated the location, scoring it better than 95% of the city's other options.
    This accommodation beats more than 86% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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    Amenities and facilities

    Good
    Facilities

    6

    Most talked about facilities

    Breakfast

    1 mention

    Internet

    1 mention

    Housekeeping

    1 mention

    Languages spoken
    • English
    • Chinese [Mandarin]
    • French
    • Malay
    Internet access
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    Dining, drinking, and snacking
    • Bar
    • BBQ facilities
    • Coffee shop
    Services and conveniences
    • Chapel
    • Concierge
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Elevator
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area
    Access
    • Pets allowed
    Getting around
    • Airport transfer
    • Car park [on-site]
    • Rental car
    Sports equipment rental
    • Bicycle rental
    Available in all rooms
    • Air conditioning
    • Free bottled water
    • Internet access – wireless
    • Non-smoking
    • Shared bathroom
    • Towels
    • Wi-Fi [free]

    Location

    64 Carpenter Street,, Kuching City Center, Kuching, Malaysia, 93000
    Exceptional
    Location

    9.4

    Airports
    • Kuching International Airport (KCH)
      7.9 km
    • Tanjung Manis Airport (TGC)
      117.5 km
    Hospital or clinic
    • Klinik Kesihatan Jalan Masjid
      460 m
    Shopping
    • Satok Weekend Market
      2.8 km
    Convenience store
    • 7 Eleven
      100 m
    Cash withdrawal
    • ATM
      200 m

    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks
    • Kuching Esplanade
      90 m
    • Chinese Museum
      230 m
    • Sarawak Museum
      470 m
    • Cat Monument
      900 m
    • Sarawak Orchid Garden
      2.2 km
    • Cat Museum
      3.5 km
    • Semenggoh Nature Reserve
      17.7 km
    • Mount Santubong
      19.6 km
    • Sarawak Cultural Village
      21.6 km
    • Jong's Crocodile Farm & Zoo
      22.7 km
    Nearby landmarks
    • Bumbu Cooking School
      40 m
    • Carpenter Street
      70 m
    • Hiang Thian Siang Ti Temple
      90 m
    • Kuching Esplanade
      90 m
    • Kuching Waterfront
      110 m
    • Johns Gallery
      120 m
    • Hornbill Street Mural
      120 m
    • Hong San Temple
      120 m
    • Sang Ti Miao
      130 m
    • Fabriko
      130 m
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

    Property policies

    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    All children are welcome.

    Infant 0-2 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
    Children 3-12 year(s)
    Must use an extra bed
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Some helpful facts

    The property
    • Number of rooms 1

    Reviews of DIY Dorm from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    7.5
    /
    10
    Very good
    Cleanliness6.2
    Facilities6.0
    Location9.4
    Service7.8
    Value for money8.0
    High score for Kuching
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (3)
    8-9 Excellent (0)
    7-8 Very Good (1)
    6-7 Good (3)
    <6 Below Expectation (4)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (3)
    Jun - Aug (3)
    Sep - Nov (3)
    Dec - Feb (2)
    All guests (14)
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    Showing 11 verified guest comments
    6.8
    Good
    Phei from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

    Is good location only the bed is too soft to sleep and is dusty...”

    Other else the staff is nice and the toilet and shower is clean...well ... worth the price

    Reviewed July 14, 2018

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    6.8
    Good
    Muhd from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

    Value for money.”

    DIY dorm is great. The bed arrangement is good, and not like those typical capsule style which is awful. As some have said, the mattress is too soft, I agree. Some like it, I don't. Pillow was too thin as well. I was attacked by mosquitoes on the first night. Complained, they sprayed Ridsect, and no mosquitoes after that. Blankets were too small, even for a small asian guy. The toilets are too small/narrow, and both are western style (tissue paper only, no water tap). The diner downstairs, WrongPlace, serves awesome food. I love their Sambal Serai Chicken. Can eat it everyday, like mi kolok. The staffs were super friendly. Although I highlight the negative, the positives of this place far exceed those negatives. I will come back here again when I revisit Kuching, 100%.

    Reviewed February 13, 2018

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    4.0
    Rui from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory 10-Bed - Shared Room
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

    expect poor sleeping quality”

    The bed and pillow are not good for neck and back. Moreover, it is really noisy as it also houses a bar.

    Reviewed December 11, 2017

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    8.0
    Excellent
    SIEW from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory 10-Bed - Shared Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2017

    Last Minute Private Room Preparation”

    Booked a bed in a 10-bed dormitory, but upon checking in, was informed by the staff that there's some issue with the booking with Agoda. In the end, they couldn't give me a bed in the 10-bed dormitory and instead, they prepared a last minute single private room for me at the attic. I was worried at first, but then I realize that the 10-bed dormitory was all filled with guys, and I'm the only girl, so I decided the take the private room for safety purposes. Apart from that, although the private room seems slightly dusty, but I'm happy with the room. They even went through the trouble to buy a new pillow for me, and provided clean bedsheets and blanket. They even provided free towel (which was not included in the package). Overall, I'm quite happy with the private room, as I felt safe and had all the privacy to myself. Especially when I'm a solo girl traveler.

    Reviewed August 17, 2017

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    5.6
    Chin from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory 10-Bed - Shared Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2017

    Above average”

    The dorm not really a neat and clean place but I like the feel of it. Bed is large and quite comfortable. Aircon doesn't feel strong but during night it still feels cold. Toilet, shower and sink not good, just usable.

    Reviewed April 10, 2017

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Marine from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory 10-Bed - Shared Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2016

    Nice place to spend a night”

    DIY Dorm is such a nice place to stay, close to restaurant and bar in a walking area. we loved the decoration: fancy and retro. very clean and bed are confortable. really recommend.

    Reviewed December 06, 2016

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    6.0
    sara from United States
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory 10-Bed - Shared Room
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2016

    Disappointing”

    Although the owners are nice guys, the place is seriously dirty-from cockroaches running around to candy wrappers, hair and dirt on bed platforms, to trash not emptied and cobwebs in toilets, showers and dorm room. The mattresses are incredibly squishy-sit down and you feel the wood platform below, air con that doesn't cool down the dorm space, and mosquitoes (to be fair, they did buy bug spray when I complained about being attacked. It is set up as restaurant (which is good) with a forgotten floor of dorm beds that you have to escape if you want to leave when the restaurant isn't open (12-12). I really liked the idea of using recycled materials, but there's no staff dedicated to hostel so no one available to help with activities and tour booking, where to do laundry, which bars to check out, or transportation to local sites and other destinations. Restaurant staff speaks very limited English.

    Reviewed November 12, 2016

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    6.8
    Good
    Alba from Spain
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory 10-Bed - Shared Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

    nice place to stay, not much to do”

    it was well located, and a really cool place (well decorated), very spacious, and a place to keep your luggage. Not really had a place to relax or stay with other travellers, breakfast not included and toilets were very small and not very clean.

    Reviewed October 23, 2016

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Tanya from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Dormitory 10-Bed - Shared Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2016

    All This For Only USD5? ”

    Welcome jasmine tea drink. Comfortable beds. Clean bathrooms. Hot water shower. Fresh towels. Fast wifi. Warm & friendly owners who made me feel totally at home. 5 stars all around!

    Reviewed May 12, 2016

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    6.0
    Nicolau from Spain
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

    Esta sobrevalorado”

    Es un sitio cutre, pero es barato. un poco guarro, uno de los dos AC esta roto asi que si te toca en el lado erroneo hace un poco de calor. no es acojedor ni por un instante. la cuestión es que el negocio principal lo tienen con el bar-restaurante. El guesthause está minimamente cuidado. para nada es tan cool como aparenta. solo es barato.

    Reviewed August 01, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Li from Taiwan
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory 10-Bed - Shared Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2017

    相當熱門的背包客棧”

    原本已經預訂住宿,因為去utc吃海鮮,直到晚上十點多Check in,但老闆告知已經客滿了,把錢退給我之後,並推薦我另一家 旅店,還陪同我一起過去登記住宿,我覺得這樣的處理相當好。隔天一早我再走回來,想預訂當天晚上的住宿,想不到 工作人員告訴我仍是客滿。這麼熱門的背包客棧沒能住到,讓我覺得相當可惜,希望下次有機會再來。

    Reviewed April 22, 2017

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