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KB Backpacker Lodge
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Fan - Mixed, KB Backpacker Lodge in Kota Bharu
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5.8

Review score

30 reviews

30 reviews

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8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
The Store Kota Bharu

70 m

Anti Gravity Dive Solutions

130 m

Parkson Kota Bharu Trade Centre

170 m

Street Market

180 m

Central Market

270 m

Popular landmarks
Kelantan State Museum

440 m

Istana Jahar

530 m

Bank Kerapu

680 m

War Museum

830 m

Handicraft Village and Craft Museum

850 m

Closest landmarks
Kian Farmasi

20 m

Dr Choong

30 m

Klinik Wee

30 m

HSBC Bank

60 m

Dr Tan

170 m

KB Backpacker Lodge

1872-D. Tingkat 2, Jalan Padang Garong, Kota Bharu City Centre, Kota Bharu, Malaysia, 15000 - 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 Kota Bharu City Centre, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Pantai Cahaya Bulan. As an added bonus, fitness center is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

Highlights

50 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Inside city center

270 meters to Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Fitness center

Shops

Laundry service

Wi-Fi in public areas

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kota Bharu every 2 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money5.9
Distance to city center2.9 km
Location rating8.0
Nearest airportKota Bharu Airport (KBR) - Malaysia
Distance to airport7.4 km

Rooms available at KB Backpacker Lodge

Double with Fan
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Triple with Fan
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Fan - Mixed
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single With Fan No Window
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 single bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at KB Backpacker Lodge?

Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 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 lodge offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

What is the smoking policy at KB Backpacker Lodge?

KB Backpacker Lodge does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to KB Backpacker Lodge?

Kota Bharu Bus Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 90 m away from KB Backpacker Lodge.

What restaurants are nearby KB Backpacker Lodge?

KB Backpacker Lodge is located in Kota Bharu City Centre, famous for good restaurants such as Kopitiam Kita, Yati Ayam Percik and Wau Restaurant.

What popular shopping places are close to KB Backpacker Lodge?

KB Backpacker Lodge is located in Kota Bharu City Centre area which features shopping places such as Aeon Mall Kota Bharu, Anti Gravity Dive Solutions and Parkson Kota Bharu Trade Centre.

What are popular attractions near KB Backpacker Lodge?

Guests at KB Backpacker Lodge can easily visit Istana Jahar, Masjid Muhammadi and Handicraft Village and Craft Museum located in the Kota Bharu City Centre area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to KB Backpacker Lodge?

KB Backpacker Lodge is located in the Kota Bharu City Centre area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Padang Bola Taman Guru.

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Property ranking|Compared to 675 Kota Bharu properties
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Room comfort score
4.6/10
Room size
11 sqm.
Location score
8/10
Service score
6.3/10
Better than
95
%
of Kota Bharu properties
Bigger than
85
%
of Kota Bharu properties
Better than
82
%
of Kota Bharu properties
Better than
74
%
of Kota Bharu properties
Overall rating:

5.8

Review score
30 reviews
Cleanliness
4.7
Facilities
5.1
Location
8.0
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More about KB Backpacker Lodge

More about KB Backpacker Lodge

KB Backpacker Lodge

See the best of Kota Bharu with a stay at KB Backpacker Lodge, which puts you right in the city center amidst the many sights and landmarks. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations.
KB Backpacker Lodge provides the best in services and amenities to help make guests feel comfortable. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the lodge's free Wi-Fi internet access. The helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with services including luggage storage. The lodge's on-site laundry service helps you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less.
Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and essential amenities. Keep your entertainment options wide, even in your room, with a range of facilities, including television available in select rooms. The lodge also provides guests with a coffee or tea maker in some rooms. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the lodge provides toiletries in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Lodge's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. For those who hate to miss a workout, a trip to the lodge's fitness facility will keep you fresh and healthy. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the library and shared lounge and TV area. Souvenir shopping for yourself or those back home takes no time at all at the shops.


Around the property

Visit the sights and local attractions of Kota Bharu during your stay at the lodge. One of the city's most iconic and famous buildings is Istana Jahar, located 520 m away.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms here are cheaper than 83% of accommodations in the city.
This lodge's food and dining score higher than 94% of accommodations in the city.
Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 94% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Review score
Facilities

5.1

Most talked about facilities

Internet

1 mention

Housekeeping

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Malay
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fitness center
Services and conveniences
  • Elevator
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Shops
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
Sports equipment rental
  • Bicycle rental
Available in all rooms
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Desk
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared bathroom
  • Toiletries

Location

1872-D. Tingkat 2, Jalan Padang Garong, Kota Bharu City Centre, Kota Bharu, Malaysia, 15000
Excellent
Location

8

Airports
  • Kota Bharu Airport (KBR) - Malaysia
    7.4 km
  • Narathiwat Airport (NAW) - Thailand
    69.9 km
Public transportation
  • Kota Bharu Bus Station
    100 m
  • Wakaf Bharu Train Station
    4.5 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Kian Farmasi
    20 m
Shopping
  • Aeon Mall Kota Bharu
    2.2 km
Convenience store
  • 7 Eleven
    70 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    50 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah
    310 m
  • Kelantan State Museum
    440 m
  • Istana Jahar
    530 m
  • Bank Kerapu
    680 m
  • War Museum
    830 m
  • Handicraft Village and Craft Museum
    850 m
  • Masjid Muhammadi
    1.1 km
  • Min Fireflies Garden
    7.0 km
  • Pantai Sabak
    10.7 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Kian Farmasi
    20 m
  • Dr Choong
    30 m
  • Klinik Wee
    30 m
  • HSBC Bank
    60 m
  • The Store Kota Bharu
    70 m
  • Kota Bharu Bus Station
    100 m
  • Anti Gravity Dive Solutions
    130 m
  • Parkson Kota Bharu Trade Centre
    170 m
  • Dr Tan
    170 m
  • Street Market
    180 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 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 3 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 from13:00
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until12:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center2.9 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)13
The property
  • Number of bars/lounges0
  • Number of floors3
  • Number of restaurants0
  • Number of rooms 24
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2000
  • Most recent renovation2014

Reviews of KB Backpacker Lodge from real guests

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5.8
/
10
Review score
Cleanliness4.7
Facilities5.1
Location8.0
Room comfort and quality4.6
Service6.3
Value for money5.9
High score for Kota Bharu
Rating
9+ Exceptional (0)
8-9 Excellent (2)
7-8 Very Good (6)
6-7 Good (3)
<6 Below Expectation (16)
Time of the year
Mar - May (4)
Jun - Aug (11)
Sep - Nov (7)
Dec - Feb (5)
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8.0
Excellent
Richard from Czech Republic
Couple
Double with Fan
Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

Best budget accommodation”

The host is very kind. Great location. Bus station (to Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Penang) nearby, Pizza Hut and supermarket as well. Rooms are simple and nice but don't take rooms besides showers, because you will hear people showering in the morning and it might wake you up and for hot water you must wait more time than usual otherwise the price is low so we can overlook it.

Reviewed August 29, 2017

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6.4
Good
Jack from Australia
Couple
Double with Fan
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

Good hostel, basic, gym a fun addition, great loc, grumpy staff”

Pretty good. Gym is fun. Loc is great. City is nice, with a few interesting museums and a useful place to stock up for working travellers like ourselves (stationary mostly, the hostel is next to a stationary shop). Guy was pretty grumpy and unhappy - got the vibe he was just sick of looking after tourists. He was hardly ever their and would lock up when he left, which means you couldn't get in to the hostel common area (library, gym, couches). Otherwise hostel is good. Other than gym, no standout features, but solid all round. The roof top has been neglected, its now a swampy smokers/garbage dump up their, so avoid that haha. Cold showers, but its Malaysia so who cares.

Reviewed August 01, 2016

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8.8
Excellent
Jonathan from Switzerland
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Fan - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in July 2017

Very basic but clean. Great service”

The host was very helpful and provided all the necessary information. Great location right next to the bus terminal. Nice little gym for some workout and cute roof top terrace. The facilities need some work since they are pretty worn down, however everything was clean.

Reviewed August 05, 2017

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5.6
NATASHA from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Single With Fan No Window
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

Good for money”

Its ok for 1 night stay for any transaction of bus and others.. wifi is ok.. a bit scary for first time backpacker especially women..but the reception is nice..

Reviewed December 22, 2016

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8.8
Excellent
Taufiq from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Fan - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in September 2016

Great stay”

I was late due to the rain. Pawee, the owner stayed up late to welcome me. Im grateful

Reviewed September 11, 2016

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5.6
Mohd from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Single With Fan No Window
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

Backpackers”

Nice for backpackers traveler

Reviewed July 17, 2016

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7.3
Very good
Gyuheon from South Korea
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Fan - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in June 2014

Nice hostel, but could be better”

Close to city centre.

Usually, It doesn't required to book primarily. They have empty bed all the time. It is slightly cheaper than agoda actually.

Reviewed August 27, 2015

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2.8
Jagtar from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Double with Fan
Stayed 1 night in September 2016

OMG!”

This is without doubt the worst place I have booked ever through Agoda. I dont even know where to start. I could write a whole chapter on all the deficiencies - but I will keep it brief as I simply dont have time to go into the details. 1. Cockroaches in the bathroom. 2. Rat rustling in the bins on the stairs. 3. The foulest smell of sweat and unwashed sheets and bed emanating from the dorm. 4. The toilets were a total disgrace. How you were supposed to wash after a number 2 with a plastic pipe attached to a tap that was a good meter from the toilet itself is a mystery and required some imagination and the skills of a gymnast! 5. The keys to the rooms didn't fit properly and had to use all my patience to get in and out of my room. 6. Wifi - Forget it - didn't work at all! I really considered changing hotels, but endured the night and got out as quickly as possible the next morning! On a slight positive note - the owner was polite, friendly and tried his best to please. I would like to say it was the closest I have come to realising a part in Faulty Towers!

Reviewed September 04, 2016

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7.2
Very good
yasmin from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Single With Fan No Window
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

scary place”

Not recommended

Reviewed December 25, 2016

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4.4
Sulaiman from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Single With Fan No Window
Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

Dissapointing”

Run down facility. No service, no proper lock for the room.

Reviewed May 06, 2016

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4.0
Gorka from Spain
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Fan - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in September 2015

Friendly staff, filthy bedsheets and mattress ”

Friendly staff, location, acceptable showers but perhaps only in comparison with beds
Reviewed September 13, 2015

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8.0
Excellent
Annaliese from United States
Couple
Double with Fan
Stayed 1 night in June 2014

Convenient stopover to the Perenthian Islands”

Helpful staff, right around the corner from the bus station, good library to buy or exchange books
Reviewed July 07, 2014

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6.3
Good
Dorian from Belgium
Solo traveler
Single With Fan No Window
Stayed 1 night in October 2015

Correct pour le prix”

Personnel, emplacement, qualité-prix

Correct, aide fournie en cas de besoin par le personnel, facile à trouver, bien situé dans le centre.

Reviewed October 30, 2015

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4.7
Frederic from France
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in August 2015

très déçu ”

Proximité de la gare des bus pour les Perhentians. commerces à proximité.

Lorsque nous sommes arrivés vers midi le "propriétaire" nous a annoncé qu'il n'y avait plus de chambre mais qu'il nous en avait réservé une autre dans un hôtel voisin. Je suis allé voir la chambre mais elle ne comptait que un lit une place et un de deux places or nous sommes 4. Je l'ai fait remarqué. Il semblait sceptique. J'ai du lui montré ma resta déjà payėe. Il a dit qu'il ferait ajouter un lit. Nous sommes rentrés en fin d après midi et il y avait par terre un vieux matelas tout sale et une paire de draps. Donc pas de 4ème lit mais un matelas par terre. Je suis descendu voir les gens de l accueil de l hôtel en leur expliquant la situation. Ils ont contacté le propriétaire du KB backpacker qui est venu. Il ne comprenait pas pourquoi nous n étions pas contents. Je lui ai dit il n'y a pas 4 lit ici mais 3 lit ainsi qu matelas. Donc 4 places pour dormir dont une très inconfortable. dans cet hôtel de substitution au passage pas terrible avec chambre très bruyante donnant sur une rue fréquentée il y avait des chambres 3 et 6 places. Il me semble que la logique compte tenu de la situation était de nous donner en compensation une chambre de 6 places mais il n a pas voulu. ue.

Reviewed August 13, 2015

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3.0
Giancarlo from Italy
Solo traveler
Single With Fan No Window
Stayed 1 night in March 2015

soggiorno a kota bharu”

localizzazione

Che le abbiano le lenzuola in questa guest house?

Reviewed March 26, 2015

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5.0
Toon from Belgium
Couple
Double with Fan
Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

verwacht niet te veel”

goede matras

Zeer matige kamer gekregen zonder raam. Zeer dunne muren met open venster aan de gang kant. De Lodge heeft dringend zzb opfris beurt nodig. Het personeel is er vriendelijk en heel behulpzaam.

Reviewed February 17, 2015

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2.0
takashi from Japan
Solo traveler
Double with Fan
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

最悪だあ”

もう二度と泊まることはない。地球の歩き方は嘘つきだ。

Reviewed January 22, 2017

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6.0
SEIICHIRO from Japan
Solo traveler
Single With Fan No Window
Stayed 1 night in December 2015

(人''▽`)ありがとう☆”

屋上に洗濯物が干せる

22時のチェックインの旨を書いて予約を入れていたが起きて待っていてくれた。 宿屋のオヤジは上半身裸で短パン姿がスタンダードですが、イイ奴です。

Reviewed January 21, 2016

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5.3
Asumi from Japan
Solo traveler
Single With Fan No Window
Stayed 1 night in September 2015

アクセスが良いです”

バスターミナルが近い、コンビニが近い、プルフンティアン島への案内が良かった
Reviewed September 19, 2015

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4.7
itaru from Japan
Solo traveler
Double with Fan
Stayed 2 nights in September 2014

価格以下”

場所だけOK、

窓は確かにありました、外に面していず光は差し込まず、目隠しのブラインドは壊れていました。

Reviewed September 26, 2014

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