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9

Exceptional

41 reviews

41 reviews

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9.4

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Mr Clean

10 m

Ting & Ting Supermarket

120 m

Unika Borneo Art & Artifacts

140 m

ARTrageously Ramsey Ong

150 m

Chinese Museum

160 m

Popular landmarks
Kuching Esplanade

370 m

Sarawak Museum

600 m

Cat Monument

660 m

Sarawak Orchid Garden

2.5 km

Cat Museum

3.8 km

Closest landmarks
PELITA Car Park Complex

120 m

Cyber City

230 m

Carpenter Street

260 m

Cat City

260 m

Upside Down House Kuching

270 m

Gibbon Guesthouse

15, Lorong Green Hill 3, Kuching City Center, Kuching, Malaysia, 93100 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. 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. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

Highlights

Located in heart of Kuching

Top Value

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Inside city center

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kuching every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money9.4
Distance to city center0.1 km
Location rating9.4
Nearest airportKuching International Airport (KCH)
Distance to airport7.7 km

Rooms available at Gibbon Guesthouse

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            Frequently asked questions

            What time is check-in and check-out at Gibbon Guesthouse?

            Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

            How do I get to Gibbon Guesthouse?

            Gibbon Guesthouse is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 25 MYR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Gibbon Guesthouse also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Gibbon Guesthouse has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is available for an additional charge. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kuching with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

            What is the smoking policy at Gibbon Guesthouse?

            Gibbon Guesthouse does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

            What is the closest airport to Gibbon Guesthouse?

            The closest airport is Kuching International Airport, 7.6 km away from Gibbon Guesthouse.

            What restaurants are nearby Gibbon Guesthouse?

            Gibbon Guesthouse 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 Gibbon Guesthouse?

            Gibbon Guesthouse 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 Gibbon Guesthouse?

            Gibbon Guesthouse 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 Gibbon Guesthouse?

            Gibbon Guesthouse 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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            What people love about Gibbon Guesthouse

            • 10

              Exceptional

              "The showers were very good!"

              Michael

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              June 15, 2019

            • 10

              Exceptional

              "Nice place, stayed at a few hostels and hotels around Kuching, this one was my favourite."

              Michael

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              June 15, 2019

            • 10

              Exceptional

              "The owner, John, was very welcoming and will point you in the direction of some cheap beer."

              Michael

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              June 15, 2019

            Property ranking|Compared to 729 Kuching properties
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            Value for money score
            9.4/10
            Location score
            9.4/10
            Service score
            9.3/10
            Overall score
            9/10
            Better than
            97
            %
            of Kuching properties
            Better than
            96
            %
            of Kuching properties
            Better than
            96
            %
            of Kuching properties
            Better than
            88
            %
            of Kuching properties
            Overall rating:

            9

            Exceptional
            41 reviews
            Cleanliness
            8.4
            Facilities
            8.6
            Location
            9.4
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            More about Gibbon Guesthouse

            More about Gibbon Guesthouse

            Gibbon Guesthouse

            You'll love the exceptional convenience during your stay at Gibbon Guesthouse, 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 Gibbon Guesthouse. 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 car hire and shuttle services available.
            Parking is provided free of charge for guests. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including express check-in or check-out and luggage storage. The hotel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. The hotel's daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice.
            Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.


            Dining and things to do

            What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the hotel with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hotel. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun.
            Throughout the day, you can enjoy the activities offered at Gibbon Guesthouse. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the shared lounge and TV area.


            Around the property

            While in Kuching, take some time to venture outside of Gibbon Guesthouse. You're sure to want to visit Kuching Esplanade located 360 m away, among the most sought-after photographs for anyone visiting Kuching.


            Reasons to stay here

            Verified reviews score this hotel higher than 96% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
            Travelers who stayed here really appreciated the location, scoring it better than 96% of the city's other options.
            This hotel's staff and services score higher than 95% of accommodations in the city.

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            Amenities and facilities

            Excellent
            Facilities

            8.6

            Most talked about facilities

            Housekeeping

            3 mentions

            Food & Dining

            1 mention

            Breakfast

            1 mention

            Languages spoken
            • English
            • Chinese [Mandarin]
            • Dutch
            • Malay
            Internet access
            • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
            • Wi-Fi in public areas
            Things to do, ways to relax
            • Ticket services
            • Tours
            Dining, drinking, and snacking
            • Bar
            • Coffee shop
            • Restaurants
            Services and conveniences
            • Daily housekeeping
            • Elevator
            • Luggage storage
            • Smoking area
            Access
            • Check-in/out [express]
            • Check-in/out [private]
            • Front desk [24-hour]
            • Pets allowed
            • Security [24-hour]
            Getting around
            • Airport transfer
            • Car park [charges apply]
            • Car park [free of charge]
            • Car park [nearby]
            • Car park [on-site]
            • Rental car
            • Shuttle service
            Sports equipment rental
            • Bicycle rental

            Location

            15, Lorong Green Hill 3, Kuching City Center, Kuching, Malaysia, 93100
            Exceptional
            Location

            9.4

            Airports
            • Kuching International Airport (KCH)
              7.7 km
            • Tanjung Manis Airport (TGC)
              117.4 km
            Hospital or clinic
            • Wong Yieng Beauty Professional Centre
              510 m
            Shopping
            • Satok Weekend Market
              3.0 km
            Convenience store
            • 7 Eleven
              90 m
            Cash withdrawal
            • ATM
              140 m

            What's nearby

            Popular landmarks
            • Chinese Museum
              160 m
            • Kuching Esplanade
              370 m
            • Sarawak Museum
              600 m
            • Cat Monument
              660 m
            • Sarawak Orchid Garden
              2.5 km
            • Cat Museum
              3.8 km
            • Semenggoh Nature Reserve
              17.6 km
            • Mount Santubong
              19.8 km
            • Sarawak Cultural Village
              21.9 km
            • Jong's Crocodile Farm & Zoo
              22.5 km
            Nearby landmarks
            • Mr Clean
              10 m
            • PELITA Car Park Complex
              120 m
            • Ting & Ting Supermarket
              120 m
            • Unika Borneo Art & Artifacts
              140 m
            • ARTrageously Ramsey Ong
              150 m
            • Chinese Museum
              160 m
            • Hornbill Fountain
              160 m
            • Hong San Temple
              200 m
            • Unika Sarawak
              210 m
            • Miami
              230 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.

            Children 0-12 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
            • The property is independently operated by an individual owner and does not have a proper reception area. Guests must attend an organized meet-and-greet session to receive keys and further contact details regarding the property.
            • The property does not accept credit cards. All miscellaneous charges must be settled by cash.
            • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

            Some helpful facts

            Check-in/Check-out
            • Check-in from13:00
            • Check-out until12:00
            • Reception open until00:00
            Getting around
            • Airport transfer fee25 MYR
            • Distance from city center0.1 km
            • Travel time to airport (minutes)15
            The property
            • Number of bars/lounges1
            • Number of floors1
            • Number of restaurants0
            • Number of rooms 20
            • Year property opened2015
            • Most recent renovation2015
            Parking
            • Daily parking fee0 MYR

            Reviews of Gibbon Guesthouse from real guests

            Provided by verified guests of Agoda
            9.0
            /
            10
            Exceptional
            Cleanliness8.4
            Facilities8.6
            Location9.4
            Service9.3
            Value for money9.4
            High score for Kuching
            Rating
            9+ Exceptional (11)
            8-9 Excellent (4)
            7-8 Very Good (2)
            6-7 Good (1)
            <6 Below Expectation (0)
            Time of the year
            Mar - May (1)
            Jun - Aug (10)
            Sep - Nov (3)
            Dec - Feb (4)
            All guests (41)
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            Showing 18 verified guest comments
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Chong from Malaysia
            Group
            Stayed 3 nights in August 2017

            What a superb guesthouse!”

            Gibbon Guesthouse offers comfortable accommodation at a competitive price. The owner and staffs are friendly and helpful. The unique sleeping pod gives you a private space to rest and recharge for next day schedule. Owner is kind enough to provide tons of travel tips as well!

            Reviewed August 19, 2017

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            8.4
            Excellent
            Jenna from South Africa
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 5 nights in August 2018

            Great and convenient stay ”

            Had a great stay at the Gibbon Guesthouse. Friendly staff gave me a lift from the airport and gave me loads of recommendations about things to do. Loved the privacy and comfort of my sleep pod. John the owner was very helpful and even took us all out to a night market. Facilities were good and hostel was very conveniently located, with lots of DVDs for those who just want to relax!

            Reviewed September 06, 2018

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            8.8
            Excellent
            Craig from United Kingdom
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 1 night in November 2016

            Great place to spend a few nights”

            Cheap; great location near Chinatown; super comfy beds and pillow in pod style bed meaning good level of privacy. The owner was such a great guy - super relaxed, happy to offer help and even gave us a free lift to the bus station! Wifi good enough for simple surfing which is fine given there's plenty to see and do in Kuching and around. Highly recommend this hostel

            Reviewed December 01, 2016

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Michael from United Kingdom
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 1 night in June 2019

            Comfortable, clean and relaxed. ”

            Nice place, stayed at a few hostels and hotels around Kuching, this one was my favourite. The owner, John, was very welcoming and will point you in the direction of some cheap beer. The showers were very good!

            Reviewed June 15, 2019

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Scott from United States
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 4 nights in December 2019

            Great location ”

            John’s Place/Gibbon Hostel is near riverfront Easy walking to all sights and joh’s Restaurant just outside Accommodation is basic with hot showers, free coffe/tea and light snacks

            Reviewed December 10, 2019

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            8.4
            Excellent
            Francisco from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

            Great hostel but not clean enough”

            Pros: the mixed dorm is very quiet during the night even though the window faces the street; there's a fridge in the lounge room where you can put some food, fruits or drinks which is very handy when you are tired and don't want to go out to buy some groceries; the location is close to many visiting sites and shopping malls. The downside of this hostel is the general cleaning maintenance. Whoever does the cleaning is not done properly and the manager or owner of this place doesn't check it or doesn't care if the cleaning is done well!!! The two washing basins to the right of the entrance to the toilets and showers where there is a big mirror on the wall have not been cleaned for months as they are disgustingly dirty! I was here for a week and wouldn't go there not even to wash my hands!!! I hope the owner reads this comment and does something about it!!

            Reviewed September 26, 2018

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            9.2
            Exceptional
            Ellen from Vietnam
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 1 night in June 2018

            Great place to sleep”

            John, the owner, isn't around lots but he's got 2 other businesses across the alley and checks in frequently. He doesn't keep the hostel very full and the beds are fully curtained/walled off so it's a pretty quiet place to rest after exploring the many things there are to do in the area. John helped me to book transportation and kept the same bed for me with several check-ins, which was really nice.

            Reviewed June 24, 2018

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Tate from United States
            Solo traveler
            Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
            Stayed 3 nights in July 2017

            Great stay, better host”

            Stayed a few nights and really enjoyed the hospitality of John. He owns a few business in the area and is eager to help you in any way. Coffee and toast are free in the morning and the bathrooms stayed clean. He also has a slew of recent movies for you to watch. Just ask John!

            Reviewed July 18, 2017

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Hiew from Malaysia
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 1 night in October 2017

            Cosy, cheap & full package”

            Its my second stay here. The boss is nice & helpful, got locker with padlock, unlimited biscuits, got plenty of movies DVD for u to watch, cosy bed, own light & sockets, near to Medan pelita, bus stop to Bako is in walking distance (near museum)

            Reviewed November 01, 2017

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Chin from Malaysia
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 1 night in April 2017

            Exceptional”

            Clean place, appetitable breakfast, the only thing I didn't like was the size of the pod (being a six footer) and the feel of ventilation inside the pod (the covering curtain is thick rather than the thin type).

            Reviewed April 10, 2017

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            9.2
            Exceptional
            Sandro from Switzerland
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 1 night in August 2017

            Exceptional”

            Stayed only 1 night. Staff and the owner, John, were friendly and extremly helpful and shared a lot of advices. Facilities were basic and clean. Breakfast/Snacks are accessable 24/7

            Reviewed October 24, 2017

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Andrew from United States
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

            BEST HOSTEL EVER”

            Owner is extremely kind, funny, and helpful. Super cheap for the amount of space you get and a homey environment to get to know others. Highly recommend!!

            Reviewed December 05, 2018

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Fadi from Malaysia
            Solo traveler
            Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
            Stayed 1 night in June 2018

            Exceptional”

            Clean, private, strategic location and no bed bugs nor insects. Perfect for a solo traveler.

            Reviewed July 08, 2018

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            MAH from Malaysia
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

            Very good owner and budget hotel to stay”

            Short break and owner will bring me over to taste many local delicious food

            Reviewed January 08, 2019

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            8.0
            Excellent
            julia from Malaysia
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 1 night in July 2018

            Owner is friendly”

            John bring me eat mee kolok at 3am. Glad he can be trusted :)

            Reviewed July 11, 2018

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            8.0
            Excellent
            Nicolau from Spain
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

            acojedor ”

            esta bien. no es el mas barato, pero si vajas 10 ringit más es dificil encontrar un hostel que te sientas agusto. este era limpio, ordenado y bien ubicado. Lo mejor la terraza!

            Reviewed August 01, 2017

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            6.4
            Good
            Chang from South Korea
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 1 night in January 2019

            가성비좋음”

            시내중심 베드쿠숀좋음 조식간단 온수샤워 시원함.

            Reviewed January 21, 2019

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            8.8
            Excellent
            anna from China
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 1 night in August 2018

            一次很愉快的旅行经历”

            老板阿john就像一个认识多年的老朋友,古晋是我大马行最没有期待的一座城市,却收获了最多的惊喜,一定要去吃老板推荐的餐厅,超级棒,老板自己做的石斑鱼米粉味道也很赞,推荐!

            Reviewed January 10, 2019

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