Entire home/flat

16 Guests

10 Bedrooms

16 Beds

Entire home/flat

16 Guests

10 Bedrooms

16 Beds

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About this listing

Nestled in an up-and-coming corner of central KK, Refarer is a hostel designed by a group of students who fell in love with Sabah and devoted a new way of travelling- 'Flash Packing'- infusing backpackers' soul with style and comfort.
We sell 4G Sim card, 我们有售4G电话卡,
接受微 信以及支 付 宝付款。

The space

Double room(RM106 per room), triple room(RM53 per person), 4 beds room(RM47 per person)and 6 beds room(RM40 per person) r available. The balance will be charged at the reception and refund too. Additionally, we provide airport service, first order first serve. Also, you can book all kinds of Sabah tour and PADI diving course in Hostel.We offer discount for students,so please bring your student card.
我们支持支 付宝和微 信预定。

Instagram: Refarer Weibo/微博: Refarer脸书/: Refarer.
We chat/微Xin号: Cbaiyi QQ:.

Guest access

All facilities in lobby area are available for our all guests. We have wii, 4k TV, water bar and a cute companion.

Interaction with guests

Travel tips, free breakfast

Other things to note

The staffs have bad temper, so please follow the regulations and do not mess the place. We have crazy exciting stairs, so do not make booking if u r unable to climb it.

The space
Bathrooms: 8+
Bedrooms: 10
Beds: 16
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: £8 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
Check-in is after 12PM (noon)

No smoking & eating in the room, we have a roomy lobby and smoking area. Please do not dispose feminine sanitary into the toilet bowl.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

91 Reviews

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Kai User Profile
May 2017
Apart from the steep stairs, everything here in this place is great! =)
Gareth User Profile
Response from Gareth:
Thanks Kai
May 2017

Koji User Profile
May 2017
Refarer is a great hostel in a good location, walkable distance to most places in Kota Kinabalu. Really friendly staff as well, who helped us out a lot.
Gareth User Profile
Response from Gareth:
Thanks Koji and friends
May 2017

Soo Fern User Profile
April 2017
We left after staying for 1 night; we've paid for 3 night. Everything in the room is broken except for the bed. No place to hang our towels, a thin sheet for the used-looking mattress, dirty laminated flooring, broken plaster board walls, broken table, broken door knob to our private room. As for the toilet, there's only one on each floor. Our towels kept falling on the ground (where the drainage is) as the only hook is tiny. Broken toilet seat, and it was difficult to get a shower - the water pressure could not be adjusted, the holder for the shower hose is broken, and the toilet paper had run out. The toilet was badly maintained. It was difficult to get to the staff as the steel stairs down was very high and steep. I could not work as the internet was almost inexistent. The corridor outside the room to the toilet was stinky. We couldn't sleep at night as the windows weren't sealed, walls were paper thin. Loud music and karaoke we're playing around till 3/4am. We've booked this accommodation solely due the good reviews. Though the host responded well over airbnb, and staff were polite, we felt extremely unsettled and reluctant to return to our room. We've asked for a refund for the 3rd night but they could only offer us another room. We've booked Cititel Express hotel, 50rm more from this place but much much more comfortable. Disappointed

Dodo User Profile
April 2017
Nice place for backpackers Clean, tidy, hot bath, hipster decorations Bit far from popular streets and poor wifi But still value for money

Sabrina User Profile
April 2017
Refarer is a nice, modern hostel, they have good common spaces and were very clean compared to other hostels. The staff was friendly, and accommodating. We enjoyed our stay in a double room the first night, which was okay, but preferred our stay in the 4 person room much more. The stairs leading up to the rooms are steep but manageable. The wifi connection isn't the best, but in the lobby it's a little better. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend if you are looking for an easy comfortable hostel.

Hannah User Profile
March 2017
We really enjoyed our stay here. The staff were so helpful and welcomed us. They assisted with our bags and tours. We had a private room, cleaned every day and the beds made. The facilities were clean. Internet was great downstairs and the rooms had aircon. Beds were firm and comfy. Only issue is the stairs to get up to the rooms but the staff are happy to help you. Would definitely stay again xxx

Daphne Elyse User Profile
February 2017
Very affordable for such an accommodating place! The hosts were super attentive to the guests as well. If you're looking for a budget-friendly hostel, this is definitely the place to be.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia · Joined in July 2015
Gareth User Profile

Peace is a lie, there is only passion.

Response rate: 90%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour

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