These hostels are located within the Gaya Street (Jalan Gaya) area and close by. Past interns have stayed at these hostels with good reviews. There are also plenty of other hostels and hotels along this street, feel free to check them out as well.

Gaya Street is just across the road from our office building (Wisma Merdeka)and  with walking distance – 10-15 minutes away. There are a lot of places to eat – restaurants, cafes, fast food etc! There is a Sunday Market every Sunday morning along Gaya Street (the road will be closed from 6am to 1pm).

Distance from our office & Gaya Street to KK International Airport is about 20-30 minutes by car depending on the traffic.

Hostel Walking distance from MRF office Room details Website/ Contacts
1. Jesselton Cabin, Jalan Gaya 250m Dorm

RM18/night ($4) Fan

RM25/night ($5) AC

Price for long term


+60 88 274 529

2. Kinabalu Backpackers Lodge, Jalan Dewan 350m Dorm

RM18/day ($5)

Private room(for 2 pax)

RM45/night ($11)

Price for long term



3. Borneo Backpackers, Jalan Dewan 500m Dorm


Private room

RM60/night ($15) Single

RM80/night ($20) Double

+60 88 234 009

4. Fat Rhino Hostel, Jalan Gaya 650m Dorm

RM500/month ($130) AC

Price for long term




5. Akinabalu Youth Hostel, Jalan Gaya



600m Dorm

RM27/night ($7) Fan Mix

RM30/night ($8) AC Mix

RM32/night ($8) Female

Private Room (For 2 pax)

RM70/night ($18) Fan

RM80/night ($20) AC

Price for long term


+60 88 272 188


6. Hotel Victoria & Victoria House, Jalan Sentosa 900m Dorm

RM35/ night $11

Private room

RM50/night $13 Fan Single

RM70/night $18 AC Double

+60 88 218 511