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H2 Backpackers
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8.6

Excellent

422 reviews

422 reviews

Housekeeping44
Breakfast6
Internet2
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9.1

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
City Park

20 m

General Post Office

60 m

Milimewa Superstore

110 m

Milimewa

140 m

Servay

160 m

Popular landmarks
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

380 m

Night Market

440 m

Signal Hill Observatory Platform

540 m

Mamutik Island

860 m

Sabah State Museum

2.5 km

Closest landmarks
Teksi Car Park

90 m

Main Post Office

100 m

Pos Malaysia Car Park

110 m

Net Access

170 m

Upperstar Cafe & Bar

180 m

H2 Backpackers

Lot 2, Blok F, 1st Floor, Lorong Segama, Jalan Tun Razak, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000 - 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 Central Business District, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Sapi Island. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Inside city center

170 meters to Gaya Street Sunday Market

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Temperature check for guests and staff
Body thermometer
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Car park

Shuttle service

Fitness center

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kota Kinabalu every 2 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.8
Distance to city center0.2 km
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport7.2 km

Rooms available at H2 Backpackers

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.2

Female Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 bunk beds
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Male Dormitory Price per bed
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Mixed Dorm
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Single Bed in Male Dormitory Room
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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Standard Queen Room No Window
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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2 Queen Bed Room in Annex Building (No Window)
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    Female 8 Bed Dormitory (No Window,Area:15)
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      Room Assigned on Arrival
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        Frequently asked questions

        Does H2 Backpackers have a hot tub?

        H2 Backpackers does not have a hot tub.

        What time is check-in and check-out at H2 Backpackers?

        Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 02:00 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 hostel 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 H2 Backpackers?

        H2 Backpackers 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, H2 Backpackers 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. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hostel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kota Kinabalu with private transportation, the hostel can arrange car rental for you.

        Is breakfast offered at H2 Backpackers?

        Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at H2 Backpackers. A selection of food types including full american and asian breakfast options is available for guests.

        What is the smoking policy at H2 Backpackers?

        H2 Backpackers does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

        What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to H2 Backpackers?

        The closest train, metro, or bus station to H2 Backpackers is South Bus Terminal, 1.3 km away.

        What restaurants are nearby H2 Backpackers?

        Restaurants including Vege Garden, LV Bar & Cafe Suria and Kim Fah Restaurant are popular in H2 Backpackers’s neighborhood which is known as Central Business District.

        What popular shopping places are close to H2 Backpackers?

        Shopping options in H2 Backpackers’s Central Business District neighborhood include Gaya Street Sunday Market, Night Market and Suria Sabah Shopping Mall.

        What are popular attractions near H2 Backpackers?

        H2 Backpackers’s location in the Central Business District neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Poring Hot Springs, Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and Sabah State Museum.

        What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to H2 Backpackers?

        H2 Backpackers’s nearby natural sights include Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre, Mount Kinabalu Botanical Garden and Kokol Hill located in the same Central Business District area.

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        What people love about H2 Backpackers

        • 8

          Very good
          Cleanliness

          "Good, cheap and clean"

          Muhammad

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          September 16, 2022

        • 10

          Exceptional
          Location

          "Plus the location also easy to access."

          MUHAMMAD

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          September 12, 2022

        • 9.6

          Exceptional
          Location

          "The location is strategic as Kota Kinabalu places of interest is nearby and just a walking distance away."

          Muhammad

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          September 6, 2022

        Property ranking|Compared to 1,519 Kota Kinabalu properties
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        Room comfort score
        8.2/10
        Location score
        9.1/10
        Value for money score
        8.8/10
        Cleanliness score
        8.6/10
        Better than
        97
        %
        of Kota Kinabalu properties
        Better than
        93
        %
        of Kota Kinabalu properties
        Better than
        92
        %
        of Kota Kinabalu properties
        Better than
        91
        %
        of Kota Kinabalu properties
        Overall rating:

        8.6

        Excellent
        422 reviews
        Cleanliness
        8.6
        Facilities
        7.9
        Location
        9.1
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        What travelers say they love:
        Perfect stay for backpackers
        Yohaselvan from Singapore
        Solo traveler
        More about H2 Backpackers

        More about H2 Backpackers

        H2 Backpackers

        For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Kota Kinabalu, H2 Backpackers is the perfect choice. Its convenient location right in the city center allows you more time to see all that Kota Kinabalu has to offer.
        All offerings provided by H2 Backpackers help to ensure a pleasant stay for all travelers. Free internet access provided within the hostel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. Car hire services provided by H2 Backpackers makes it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Kota Kinabalu.
        For those driving their own car, parking is available for guests. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including express check-in or check-out and luggage storage. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hostel's ticket service and tours. Cold evenings are even better than warm ones, when you can cozy up at the hostel's fireplace.
        For longer stays or whenever you need it, the dry cleaning service and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at H2 Backpackers. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hostel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
        A range of amenities is offered in guestrooms at H2 Backpackers. Enjoy your stay even more at the hostel, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service and air conditioning.


        Dining and things to do

        Every day at H2 Backpackers begins with a delicious complimentary breakfast. A number of great dining options at the hostel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the hostel's shared kitchen.
        A day in will be as fun as a day out with ranges of recreational activities offered at H2 Backpackers. Beat the hot weather with cooling water activities like fishing, snorkeling and diving. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the hostel's shared lounge and TV area.


        Reasons to stay here

        Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hostel scored higher than 97% of them for food and dining.
        Guests who stayed at this hostel have scored it higher than 93% of accommodations in the city.
        According to guests who stayed here, this hostel's room comfort is rated higher than 97% of other accommodations in Kota Kinabalu.

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        Amenities and facilities
        Very good
        Facilities

        7.9

        Most talked about facilities

        Housekeeping

        24 mentions

        Breakfast

        13 mentions

        Internet

        7 mentions

        Beach

        1 mention

        Languages spoken

        • English
        • Chinese [Mandarin]
        • Malay

        Internet access

        • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
        • Internet services
        • Wi-Fi in public areas

        Things to do, ways to relax

        • Diving
        • Fishing
        • Fitness center
        • Massage
        • Snorkeling
        • Ticket services
        • Tours

        Cleanliness and safety

        • Body thermometer
        • Daily disinfection in all rooms
        • Daily disinfection in common areas
        • Face coverings on staff
        • First aid kit
        • Free face masks
        • Hand sanitizer
        • Hot water linen and laundry washing
        • Hygiene certification
        • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
        • Temperature check for guests and staff

        Dining, drinking, and snacking

        • Breakfast [free]
        • Kitchen
        • Restaurants
        • Shared kitchen

        Services and conveniences

        • Air conditioning in public area
        • Daily housekeeping
        • Dry cleaning
        • Elevator
        • Fireplace
        • Ironing service
        • Laundry service
        • Luggage storage
        • Smoke-free property
        • Smoking area

        Access

        • Adult-only property
        • CCTV in common areas
        • CCTV outside property
        • Check-in/out [express]
        • Check-in [24-hour]
        • Fire extinguisher
        • Front desk [24-hour]
        • Non-smoking rooms
        • Pets allowed
        • Safety/security feature
        • Security [24-hour]

        Getting around

        • Airport transfer
        • Car park [charges apply]
        • Car park [nearby]
        • Car park [on-site]
        • Rental car
        • Shuttle service

        Available in all rooms

        • Air conditioning
        • Free bottled water
        • Internet access – wireless
        • Non-smoking
        • Shared bathroom
        • Soundproofing
        • Wi-Fi [free]
        Food and dining
        Breakfast options
        • Continental
        Location
        Lot 2, Blok F, 1st Floor, Lorong Segama, Jalan Tun Razak, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000
        Exceptional
        Location

        9.1

        Airports

        • Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
          7.2 km
        • Labuan Airport (LBU)
          119.2 km

        Public transportation

        • South Bus Terminal
          1.4 km
        • North Borneo Railway
          4.5 km

        Hospital or clinic

        • Klinik Kesihatan Ibu dan Anak Pekan
          350 m

        Shopping

        • Gaya Street Sunday Market
          180 m

        Convenience store

        • Orange 24 Hours
          60 m

        Cash withdrawal

        • ATM
          120 m
        What's nearby

        Popular landmarks

        • Gaya Street Sunday Market
          180 m
        • Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
          380 m
        • Night Market
          440 m
        • Signal Hill Observatory Platform
          540 m
        • Mamutik Island
          860 m
        • Sabah State Museum
          2.5 km
        • Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
          7.9 km
        • Sapi Island
          7.9 km
        • Manukan Island
          8.2 km
        • Poring Hot Springs
          14.3 km

        Nearby landmarks

        • City Park
          20 m
        • General Post Office
          60 m
        • Teksi Car Park
          90 m
        • Main Post Office
          100 m
        • Pos Malaysia Car Park
          110 m
        • Milimewa Superstore
          110 m
        • Milimewa
          140 m
        • Servay
          160 m
        • Dataran Desoka
          160 m
        • Net Access
          170 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 0-17 year(s)
        Must use an extra bed
        If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
        Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
        Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
        Others
        • 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 from14:00
        • Check-out until14:00
        • Reception open until23:00

        Getting around

        • Distance from city center0.2 km
        • Travel time to airport (minutes)20

        The property

        • Number of bars/lounges0
        • Number of floors1
        • Number of restaurants0
        • Number of rooms 3
        • Year property opened2015
        • Most recent renovation2015

        Reviews of H2 Backpackers from real guests

        Provided by verified guests of Agoda
        8.6
        /
        10
        Cleanliness8.6
        Facilities7.9
        Location9.1
        Room comfort and quality8.2
        Service8.7
        Value for money8.8
        High score for Kota Kinabalu
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (123)
        8-9 Excellent (29)
        7-8 Very Good (28)
        6-7 Good (10)
        <6 Below Expectation (20)
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        Mar - May (48)
        Jun - Aug (66)
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Farsana from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in October 2019

        Impressive ”

        I travel frequently but this is my first experience of staying in a backpackers accommodation and was impressed. First the room and space was clean n neat, the bed sheets were way cleaner than some hotel rooms. Toilets n shower although a little small was very clean. The owner was very friendly n accommodating. As I was travelling alone, I felt safer as there were people moving about n it felt almost like home.. Will surely stay again

        Reviewed October 22, 2019

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        Hi..thanks you very much for review and comment high ratinf to our hostel:)very apperciate it.

        Responded November 01, 2019
        H2 Backpackers
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Mohd from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

        Great Hostel”

        I love this hostel for it is very clean. Obviously, they change the pillow sheet, towel, and bedsheet to a spotless clean ones once a guest checked out. The staff especially the long-hair boy is really courteous, good, and helpful! The location is a plus and near everything you need. Will definitely stay here again.

        Reviewed May 22, 2022

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Nur from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Female Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
        Stayed 3 nights in December 2021

        Worth every penny! ”

        Stayed for 4 nights here. Hotel is very clean. Pod-like bed bunk that gave total privacy. Staffs are friendly. Airport shuttle service is also provided. Location is very strategic. Walking distance to city attractions, approximately 10-15mins walking to reach wet market, jesselton ferry terminal etc.

        Reviewed December 14, 2021

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Yim from Malaysia
        Family with young children
        Stayed 1 night in June 2019

        Worth for Value”

        stay in double room. The whole hostel is clean, staff are nice. They will help you on laundry with pay. Location is very convenience, downstair is night market, behind is to filipino market , opposite is Gaya street. All in walking distance.

        Reviewed August 26, 2019

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        Hi Yim,thanks you very much for your review and your highly rating..you are also so nice and very friendly guest..thanks again you for choosing our hostel H2 Backpackers to staying ..Very apperciate it..:)

        Responded August 27, 2019
        H2 Backpackers
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Abd from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in April 2021

        Worth for money”

        The reception is very friendly and well-mannered and easy to communicate. He's approachable and makes everyone comfortable to stay here. Because of him I think I will come and stay here again whenever I'm free.

        Reviewed April 26, 2021

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        NURFATIN from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Female Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
        Stayed 1 night in April 2021

        H2 BACKPAKERS”

        This is my first time to try this kind of place to stay for my staycation and Im glad that is not worst for my first time,actually it is beyond my expection is good actually remind back my memories stay at my university hostel.The staff so friendly the cleanlinees can be approve more and the facilities is good but I hope for the toilet there have a strict rule because I dont know how the male having a bath at a female toilet and Im sure infront of the door have given the female sign Im not sure either the man suddenly change his gender or what but ya I hope they will improve in this site 😀

        Reviewed April 11, 2021

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Theresa from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Female Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
        Stayed 1 night in April 2019

        Nice hostel”

        The toilet was clean beyond my expectation. Bed and pillow was comfy enough. But it can get challenging to climb up to the upper bunk.

        Reviewed May 05, 2019

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        Hai,thanks very much for you take time to review and comment our hostel..and very apperciate you for choosing our hostel to staying..:)

        Responded May 26, 2019
        H2 Backpackers
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Fadzli from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in January 2020

        Very friendly and helpful staff”

        the staff was very helpful, the breakfast served was good and the bathroom was super clean

        Reviewed January 13, 2020

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        Hi Fadzil,thanks for your reviewcomments and choosing stay in our hostel H2 Backpackpacker..very apperciate it..:)

        Responded January 14, 2020
        H2 Backpackers
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Kan from Hong Kong SAR, China
        Solo traveler
        Female Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
        Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

        Too noisy in the room:(”

        The hostel near most of the special attractions. The toliet is clean buy the common area is a little bit small. For the bed, it is small and too noisy at night as the neither the door nor the wall between the bed can prevent the noise. I can sleep well for these nights. Also, if you would like to have hairdryer, you have to paid $2. OVERALL, it is a common experience here, not so inpressive

        Reviewed April 04, 2019

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Rosemarie from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        Female Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
        Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

        Value for money”

        The hostel is clean and the staff were very nice. Good location as well.

        Reviewed February 02, 2019

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        Hai Rosemarie,thanks very much for you take time to review and good comment our hostel.you is very friendly and nice guest..:)very apperciate you support choosing staying in our H2 Backpackers...

        Responded February 03, 2019
        H2 Backpackers
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Jeffery from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in September 2018

        Clean and convenient for solo traveler.”

        Decent capsule-like hostel with simple breakfast, clean room, common area, and bathroom.

        Reviewed May 10, 2019

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        Hai,thanks you very much for take time to review our and comment our hostel..and thanks you to choosing and staying our hostel H2..very apperciate it..:}

        Responded May 25, 2019
        H2 Backpackers
        10.0
        Exceptional
        WAI from Malaysia
        Couple
        Stayed 1 night in November 2019

        Nice ”

        The boss is so good and manner to the guest. Simple breakfast provided. Decoration at room so cozy and nice. Everything is just nice.

        Reviewed June 01, 2020

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        Hi,thanks very much for your review and ratings.. very appreciate it

        Responded June 28, 2020
        H2 Backpackers
        10.0
        Exceptional
        haenglan from Singapore
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

        Very nice”

        Value for money good location and staff very kind

        Reviewed May 12, 2022

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Azpeda from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Female Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
        Stayed 1 night in October 2018

        Fav backpackers stay”

        Slept here 4x already. So comfy and silent. I can sleep all day

        Reviewed January 01, 2019

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        Hai,thanks very much for your good review and good comment...:)

        Responded January 02, 2019
        H2 Backpackers
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Mohd. from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2021

        Cosy and cleanliness”

        The bed, the lobby and dining area is cosy. Toilet is clean and tidy. Only the shower water pressure quite slow.

        Reviewed November 05, 2021

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        Nica from Philippines
        Couple
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

        Very commendable”

        The place was generally high above expectations. The room is very comfy and the bathrooms are clean except that the heater won't work. We felt that the caretaker was a bit unaccommodating when we arrive. We informed them ahead of time of our flight schedule and paid extra for late check-in.

        Reviewed January 28, 2019

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        Hai Nica,thanks very much for you take time to review and staying in our hostel..very apperciate..

        Responded February 01, 2019
        H2 Backpackers
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Nurfaranadia from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Female Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
        Stayed 1 night in July 2019

        Great place to stay for a while.”

        Someone has to open main door for you to check in. I arrived at 2.15pm to check in, unlucky for me the staff just taking her time off after working alone as she explained to me when i came back on 3pm. So ensure you call first to let them know your expected arrival time to their premise. RM20 as a deposit and will return back during check out. Super fast internet, got aircond and fan.

        Reviewed July 15, 2019

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        Hai Nur,sorry about has to open door for you to check-in.Because my staff go to buy lunch.So apologize it.I have email you what time you will arrive and check-in actually and we always have email guest what time will check-in..So then we will know around what time guest will arrive to check-in.We really thanks you so mucj take a time to review our hostel and comment..very apperciate it:)

        Responded July 15, 2019
        H2 Backpackers
        9.6
        Exceptional
        kelly from Malaysia
        Couple
        Stayed 1 night in March 2019

        Exceptional”

        The place was really clean with friendly hosts. Value for money. Would come back anytime

        Reviewed April 02, 2019

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        Hai,thanks you very much take time to review and write good comment to our H2 Backpackers..:)very apperciate it.

        Responded April 03, 2019
        H2 Backpackers
        8.8
        Excellent
        Lee from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in September 2020

        Very high density dorms but it's clean”

        The dorm beds are narrow. And there's 12 people in one tiny room. The bed curtains don't do much for privacy or blocking the breeze of the AC. Currently it's full of working people renting by the month since there's zero foreign tourists. The caretaker runs a tight ship. Strict but she makes sure everyone is quiet in the room and everything is kept clean. There's no common area to hang out besides the small lobby area

        Reviewed October 02, 2020

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Noor from Singapore
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in December 2018

        Acceptable”

        Everything is good.

        Reviewed April 21, 2019

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        Hai Noor,thanks you very much for your review and comment..:)very apperciate it..

        Responded April 24, 2019
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