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How much is a Kota Kinabalu hostel?

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Average price (weeknight)

C$ 11

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 18
Cheapest month to stay with an average 49% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 75% rise in price.
Average Sun. - Thu. price over the last 2 weeks.
Average Fri. & Sat. price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a hostel in Kota Kinabalu

Price per night / 3-star hostel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
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Top tips for finding Kota Kinabalu hostel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in Kota Kinabalu, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in Kota Kinabalu in June and April.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Kota Kinabalu if you stay on a Sunday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Thursday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book more than 90 days before your stay to get the best price for a Kota Kinabalu hostel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hostel in Kota Kinabalu found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was C$ 39, while the most expensive was C$ 39.

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