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Lot 38, Lorong Karamunsing A Jalan Ikan Juara 1 Lorong Karamunsing A Lot 38, Sadong Jaya, Kota Kinabalu 88100 Malaysia
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#2 of 281 Specialty lodging in Kota Kinabalu
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Established in 2014, SKYPOD is an award-winning hostel in KK with Pod style bed offering you an amazing lodging experience at a truly affordable rate. A stone's throw away from the Sembulan River Walk & centrally located in the heart of KK yet away from the hustle and bustle, SKYPOD is within walking distance to Imago Shopping Mall, KK Sentral Bus Terminal & the Waterfront. Jesselton Point, the gateway to the beautiful TAR Marine Park is merely 10 minutes away. In close proximity to the airport, SKYPOD is also a perfect layover for flight transit, early flight arrival and late departures. Our warm service, clean environment and comfortable beds have been our hallmarks over the years. For solo travellers, our friendly Crew are always on hand 24/7 to assist and accompany you during your stay. A safe haven for female travellers too! Meet new friends from all around the world. Learn local culture and languages from our friendly Crew. Enjoy the casual atmosphere. Make yourself at home!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Free breakfast
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Wahidah A wrote a review 17 Sep
Singapore, Singapore103 contributions29 helpful votes
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Not for the fussy. Okay for the price paid but cleanliness/up keeping could be better for shared toilet and shower. Stayed on the ground floor room with bunk bed. We came in late but they left the key at the counter for us to check in - fuss free. Bed was comfortable, aircon was great. Clothes hook on the room door were abit too high for shorter people (like me). Same issue in the shared shower but they have extra screws at a lower level - bring a plastic bag to keep all your dry clothes in. Common areas are spacious, microwave, cold and hot water dispenser provided. About 10 mins drive away from nearest shopping centre. A few eateries at the next few alleys for breakfast/lunch. Hostel area can be quite dark at night so just take note. If you’re not staying in much and on a budget, can consider.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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sallybats wrote a review Feb 2020
Malaysia5 contributions2 helpful votes
I am so surprise we have serv8ces bnb like this ..skypod at KK. I bever know about this and i only know we have this before in oversea. More amazingly they operate it with a class dude. Im proud to be sabahan ...sabahan entreprenuer ( founder and owner) skypod hostel so brilliant open this skypod. Keep up the good quality Sir. And please i challenge u open another one at sinsuran area the city bussines centre. Need to show others that areas sislnsuran also can have a first class hostel bnb even that area not have a good rapport and vibes. Lets do it dudes. God bless and prosperous u with wealth and good health.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Lesley wrote a review Feb 2020
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia169 contributions52 helpful votes
We do really enjoy with this comfortable bed and it does provided wristband keys for the customers. This hostel does provide ironing clothes and few toilettes. The breakfast can be requested on 6am due to the business schedule and it does have long black coffee. Quite convenient.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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hEiDi_3750 wrote a review Sep 2019
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Very clean rooms and bathroom facilities, friendly staff, breakfast included (good coffee), locker for baggage, comfortable beds with curtains for more privacy (dorm), towels provided, nt the best locaion but ok
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Leonard wrote a review Sep 2019
Subang Jaya, Malaysia10 contributions3 helpful votes
This was my first time staying in hostel. To my surprise, the place was clean and everything is so convenient in this hostel. We book a 2 bunker bed room, thus we have all the room to ourselves. I must add, as I am quite particular with toilet. Their toilet are always clean most of the time.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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laurencesebastian wrote a review Sep 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia12 contributions4 helpful votes
It was my first time staying in a hostel like this, so naturally, I was apprehensive at first. But, it turned out to be a good experience. The place was simple yet clean. I must commend the staff who did an excellent job of keeping the place clean and well managed. The only thing that is negative is, other hostel guests have to be mindful of the rules of lights out and keeping quiet in the sleeping area after 10 pm.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Saz wrote a review Aug 2019
Dublin, Ireland34 contributions41 helpful votes
I have to admit we were very surprised to see this hostel has so many excellent reviews as we thought it was average at best! The Good: Breakfast is ok, and they have coffee and drinking water machines in the reception areas. Bunks have curtains and surrounding area seems to be safe enough. They have brochures in reception of tours you can book and these tours are fantastic, we would highly recommend the all day tour of the islands/night-time firefly cruise. The Bad: Unfortunately there was a lot of negative aspects of our stay particularly when it came to facilities. Firstly in the Superior 12 Bed Mixed Dorm there was a leak in the wall that persisted for our entire stay, staff placed a bucket under it as a solution. It was a difficult process to book trips at reception with staff continuously telling you to come back and book later which is frustrating when you are only in KK for a short time. Worst of all there were two toilets for the whole floor of the 40+ guests, one of which was out of order for a whole day/night meaning long waits for the toilet. Shower area is ok but the sink needs a deep clean. Note that children are allowed at the hostel so you may experience crying babies at night! Construction work seemed to be underway at the back of the hostel so hopefully they are building more bathrooms!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Jennie wrote a review Jul 2019
Philippines12 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed in Skypod from July 27, 2019 to July 30, 2019. The place is really cozy and the staff are really nice. They are very hospitable especially Azian “Az” and Flo. We stayed in a mixed dorm. The dorm and pods are clean and neat, the restrooms are shared restrooms but all through out our stay, it is clean and there’s a complimentary body wash. They have free coffee all day round and they have complimentary breakfast as well. Overall, it’s a stellar experience and will definitely go back. Jennie and Nova, Philippines
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mario wrote a review Apr 2019
Zaragoza, Spain71 contributions9 helpful votes
I stayed here for 3 nights in a mixed dorm and I had a pleasant stay. The floor is covered by carpets all over the building and it is clean everywhere including the bathrooms and the rooms. The beds are comfortable and the ceilings are high so the refrigeration is great. I especially liked the common area at the entrance and the chill out area on the first floor. They are nice places to relax (and watch a movie or read a book!).
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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Pilar Chavez wrote a review Apr 2019
160 contributions15 helpful votes
My boyfriend and I stayed in a mixed dorm for 4 nights and we had an amazing experience. The capsule beds are spacious and comfortable, and there are curtains hanging from the top of each bed, which gives some privacy. It is probably one of the best dorms we have ever stayed in. Everything was very clean, whether toilets, showers, common areas or rooms. The wifi works very nicely and the aircon too. It is the perfect place for backpackers. There is a common area with tables, chairs and puffs and a big flat TV to watch movies. Many thanks to the staff for being so kind and helpful!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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PRICE RANGE
US$11 - US$14 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MalaysiaSabahWest Coast DivisionKota Kinabalu DistrictKota Kinabalu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about SKYPOD Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to SKYPOD Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Imago Shopping Mall (0.7 km), Sabah State Museum (0.7 km), and Mamutik Island (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at SKYPOD Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at SKYPOD Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to SKYPOD Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Laundroluxe, Welcome Seafood Restaurant, and Suang Tain Seafood Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at SKYPOD Hostel?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does SKYPOD Hostel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, SKYPOD Hostel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does SKYPOD Hostel have airport transportation?
Yes, SKYPOD Hostel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to SKYPOD Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Monsopiad Cultural Village (8.7 km).
Is SKYPOD Hostel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.