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Jesselton Cabin
Jesselton Cabin
Jesselton Cabin
Jesselton Cabin
Jesselton Cabin
Jesselton Cabin
Jesselton Cabin

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8.1

Excellent

564 reviews

564 reviews

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9.1

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Never Close Super Mart

10 m

Gaya Shop Lot

10 m

Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

50 m

Borneo Books II

150 m

Borneo Books I

150 m

Popular landmarks
Gaya Street Sunday Market

240 m

Night Market

790 m

Mamutik Island

1.1 km

Sabah State Museum

2.8 km

Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

8.1 km

Closest landmarks
Consulate of Australia

40 m

Maybank

50 m

Menara Jubili Car Park

80 m

Sabah Tourism Board

90 m

Standard Chartered Bank

150 m

Jesselton Cabin

1st & 2nd Floor, No 74, Jalan Gaya, 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.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

Check-in/out [private]

Inside city center

70 meters to Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Game room

Shared kitchen

Laundry service

Room service

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kota Kinabalu every 2 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.6
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport7.5 km

Rooms available at Jesselton Cabin

Standard Double Room with Fan
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 double bed and 2 bunk bed...
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Family Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 2 bunk beds and 1 double be...
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Standard Air Conditioning Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed and 1 double bed
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Private Room Fan
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed or 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with Fan - Mixed
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  • Room size: 120 m²/1292 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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  • City view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed
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Economy Double Room
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  • City view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Jesselton Cabin?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 01:00 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.

How do I get to Jesselton Cabin?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Jesselton Cabin has a car park that's close to the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kota Kinabalu with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

What is the smoking policy at Jesselton Cabin?

Jesselton Cabin does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Jesselton Cabin?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is South Bus Terminal, 1.7 km away from Jesselton Cabin.

What restaurants are nearby Jesselton Cabin?

Jesselton Cabin’s neighborhood is Central Business District which includes popular restaurants such as Welcome Seafood Restaurant, Fatt Kee Seafood Restaurant and Kedai Kopi Yee Fung.

What popular shopping places are close to Jesselton Cabin?

Located in the Central Business District area, Jesselton Cabin is close to great shopping choices like Gaya Street Sunday Market, Night Market and Suria Sabah Shopping Mall.

What are popular attractions near Jesselton Cabin?

Jesselton Cabin is located in Central Business District area, which is famous for attractions such as Poring Hot Springs, Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and Sabah State Museum.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Jesselton Cabin?

Jesselton Cabin is located within Central Business District, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre, Mount Kinabalu Botanical Garden and Kokol Hill.

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What people love about Jesselton Cabin

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Staff are very friendly and accomodating"

    yohind

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    October 31, 2022

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "Friendly place!"

    Greg

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    October 7, 2022

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Friendly helpful staff and convenient location."

    Greg

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    October 1, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 1,577 Kota Kinabalu properties
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Cheapest price score
Room comfort score
7.3/10
Room size
47 sqm.
Location score
9.1/10
Better than
99
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Better than
95
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Bigger than
93
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Better than
92
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Overall rating:

8.1

Excellent
564 reviews
Cleanliness
7.6
Facilities
7.6
Location
9.1
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What travelers say they love:
Overall satisfy especially for the price!
Lai from Malaysia
Solo traveler
More about Jesselton Cabin

More about Jesselton Cabin

Jesselton Cabin

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Kota Kinabalu, Jesselton Cabin 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.
Enjoy all that Jesselton Cabin has to offer! Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Exploring Kota Kinabalu is made even more convenient with the taxi and car hire services available at the hotel. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including luggage storage and safety deposit boxes.
Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hotel's tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundry service keeps 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 Jesselton Cabin. All your minor, last-minute needs can be taken care of by the convenience stores without having to go anywhere.
For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
All guestrooms at Jesselton Cabin provide guests with a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. Enjoy your stay even more at the hotel, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hotel you'll find towels available in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the hotel's shared kitchen.
Fill your days with the array of activities and facilities offered at Jesselton Cabin. Challenge your travel group members or other guests to competitive fun, with the hotel's hiking trails. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the hotel's games room and shared lounge and TV area.


Reasons to stay here

Find rooms here that are cheaper than 99% of all other options in the city.
Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hotel scored higher than 96% of them for food and dining.
According to guests who stayed here, this hotel's room comfort is rated higher than 94% of other accommodations in Kota Kinabalu.

Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.6

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

28 mentions

Breakfast

21 mentions

Internet

10 mentions

Food & Dining

3 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Indonesian
  • Malay

Internet access

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

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Game room
  • Hiking
  • On-site entertainment
  • Outdoor recreational features
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • BBQ facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Room service
  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Convenience store
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Playground

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [nearby]
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service

Available in all rooms

  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Linens
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared bathroom
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • American
  • Asian
  • Halal
  • Buffet
Location
1st & 2nd Floor, No 74, Jalan Gaya, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000
Exceptional
Location

9.1

Airports

  • Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
    7.5 km
  • Labuan Airport (LBU)
    119.6 km

Public transportation

  • South Bus Terminal
    1.7 km
  • North Borneo Railway
    4.8 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Watson
    330 m

Shopping

  • Gaya Street Sunday Market
    240 m

Convenience store

  • On-site

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    50 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
    50 m
  • Signal Hill Observatory Platform
    200 m
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market
    240 m
  • Night Market
    790 m
  • Mamutik Island
    1.1 km
  • Sabah State Museum
    2.8 km
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
    8.1 km
  • Sapi Island
    8.1 km
  • Manukan Island
    8.5 km
  • Poring Hot Springs
    14.0 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Never Close Super Mart
    10 m
  • Gaya Shop Lot
    10 m
  • Consulate of Australia
    40 m
  • Maybank
    50 m
  • Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
    50 m
  • Menara Jubili Car Park
    80 m
  • Sabah Tourism Board
    90 m
  • Borneo Books II
    150 m
  • Borneo Books I
    150 m
  • Standard Chartered Bank
    150 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 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-11 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 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

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until13:00

The property

  • Number of rooms 6

Reviews of Jesselton Cabin from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.1
/
10
Cleanliness7.6
Facilities7.6
Location9.1
Room comfort and quality7.3
Service8.3
Value for money8.6
High score for Kota Kinabalu
Rating
9+ Exceptional (80)
8-9 Excellent (66)
7-8 Very Good (82)
6-7 Good (49)
<6 Below Expectation (40)
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Mar - May (96)
Jun - Aug (73)
Sep - Nov (78)
Dec - Feb (70)
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10.0
Exceptional
Graham from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with Air Conditioning - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

The staff were the best i have experienced in years of travel.”

Friendly, relaxed hostel, beautiful people. i had an accident broke a couple ribs, they fed me, washed my clothes and when there was no improvent took me hospital even visiting everyday to make sure i was comfotable and had all i needed. All the while caring and smiling. I loved this place and the people! Genuine and honest. I will be passing on this compassion asap. Thank You to all the people there during my stay. I will never forget you, with love.x

Reviewed April 19, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Yong from Malaysia
Family with young children
Family Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in July 2022

Exceptional”

The best hostel to stay in here at KK! The staff are friendly and very nice. The room is clean and well-prepared before you come there. I recommend this to whoever wants a place that’s accessible to Malls, Restaurants, and Pulau.

Reviewed July 05, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Lai from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with Fan - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in March 2022

Exceptional”

This hostel is very worth the money u spent, it's a budget hostel so don't expect too much, they offer tea/coffee too so that's a plus. Besides the location is just the best location u can hope for in KK, in the gaya street so u don't need to walk too far to crave for food, mall is just walking distance too. Overall satisfy especially for the price!

Reviewed March 11, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
NUR from Malaysia
Family with young children
Private Room Fan
Stayed 1 night in February 2022

Pantry”

Bring your own butane gas canister.

Reviewed February 19, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
MUHAMMAD from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with Air Conditioning - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in November 2021

location”

best location for all attraction

Reviewed November 25, 2021

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9.6
Exceptional
Matsushita from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with Fan - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

Good hotel”

Mabager is friendly and helpful. Water heater didn't work. Other than that, perfect!

Reviewed May 24, 2022

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8.8
Excellent
Marcos
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with Fan - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Amazing staff,really comfortable place.”

I stayed first one night before go to Semporna, and I stayed again when I went back to Kota Kinabalu. Staff is super great,really helpful and friendly. Facilities are good,and clean. Beds are comfortable. Good breakfast. Maybe the only thing,no plugs next to the beds. Bus terminal to airport or to Inanam Bus terminal (Bus to Semporna) 10min walking from.

Reviewed April 21, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Michael from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with Fan - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in December 2021

great location, good people, hot coffee and breakfast but”

shower broken for a while still not fix so no hot water, rooms are shared with some long term stay there so room condition may not as clean or spacious anymore since some long term stay put up a lot of stuffs like their mini kitchen, food store, shelf etc. Despite the low fee, breakfast is still served, hot coffee is provided and most people there are friendly. I am about 80kg when I climbed up the bund bed the whole bed frame could have fallen down. also not suitable if you drive and need a parking especially during day time.

Reviewed December 14, 2021

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8.8
Excellent
Yong from Malaysia
Family with young children
Family Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in July 2022

Value for money with strategic location! ”

If you’re looking for somewhere with easy access to KK town and budget friendly, this is definitely worth it! Definitely worth if you just need a place to crash after a long tiring of sightseeing and island hopping. Staff are friendly too!

Reviewed July 02, 2022

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9.2
Exceptional
Sharifuddin from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with Fan - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in November 2021

The cheapest accomodation in KK”

A good and nice place to stay for broke backpackers

Reviewed November 14, 2021

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9.2
Exceptional
Ishverjit from Malaysia
Couple
Standard Air Conditioning Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Exceptional”

Pro Friendly staff Clean and big room Good location Just bathroom is not attached.

Reviewed February 07, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
Emmanueldaud from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 5 nights in December 2021

Staff are so cool 😎”

My stay was perfect

Reviewed December 29, 2021

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9.2
Exceptional
Sharifuddin from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with Fan - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in November 2021

Backpackers friendly”

The cheapest hostel in Kota Kinabalu

Reviewed December 06, 2021

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8.4
Excellent
Wei from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Economy Double Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2021

Excellent”

Location is great, staff is friendly. However, i have requested for none smoking room, but i was given a room full of smoking smell. It has greatly affected my sleeping. One of the water heater is not functioning, and the toilet is pretty dark. They should have change the light bulb

Reviewed May 03, 2021

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8.8
Excellent
Emmanueldaud from Malaysia
Solo traveler
bed in mixed dormitory with fan
Stayed 3 nights in August 2021

Excellent”

Not every bed have power outlet for charging. But overall very good for it's price.

Reviewed September 03, 2021

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7.6
Very good
Anita from Malaysia
Family with teens
Standard Air Conditioning Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Stayed there for 2 nights. I got what I paid for. Aircon only available from 8pm to 8am which was ok”

Stayed there for 2 nights. I got what I paid for. Aircon only available from 8pm to 8am which was okay to me since I spent most daytime outside. The common room made me feel at home. The staffs, Amy and her brother..friendly and helpful. Do expect the noisiness from the street and the heat during hot days... But it's okay if you know your money paid for it, is worth. I just hope the water pressure is higher. Look at it this way, the shower room are shared, and we don't want people waiting for you showering that long just because of water pressure is low. Once you improve it, people will shower a bit quicker.. But overall.. I like the place.. And will stay there again next time.

Reviewed December 01, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Retnali from Malaysia
Group
Economy Double Room
Stayed 6 nights in August 2020

Very good”

The staff was very nice and accommodating. Unfortunately there was water disruption when we were staying so we couldnt use the bathroom on our floor. But beside that it was worth the money especially for the location (walking distance to the mall and jetty and lots of good food!)

Reviewed May 09, 2022

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8.4
Excellent
Emmanueldaud from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with Fan - Mixed
Stayed 6 nights in November 2021

Makes you feels at home!”

Staff are super awesome.

Reviewed November 23, 2021

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8.0
Excellent
Izat from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with Fan - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

Strategic location”

This hostel located in the middle of town so you can excess to the attractive place easily. Also the staff is helpfull and worth for ur money if you stay here.

Reviewed February 11, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Michael from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with Fan - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in December 2021

I didn't sleep over ”

because the rooms have too many people inside but it's still a great location place, no hot water for shower

Reviewed December 14, 2021

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