Marco Polo Travelers Guesthouse

1st Floor, 236, Padungan Road 93100KuchingMalaysia
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About Marco Polo Travelers Guesthouse

Catering for backpackers and other budget-minded travellers, Marco Polo Travelers Guesthouse provides affordable no-frills lodgings at a former shophouse in the Chinatown area of Kuching. This guest house boasts a pleasant terrace where a free buffet breakfast and cold beers are served.

The simply furnished rooms are air-conditioned and feature lockers. There is a choice of private rooms with desks or mixed dorms with bunk beds. Towels and bedding are provided. Guests have access to shared bathrooms.

Conveniences comprise a communal living room, laundry service, luggage storage and free Wi-Fi throughout. Parking is possible nearby and an airport shuttle service is offered, too.

The property offers a shared kitchen where guests can prepare light meals. Places to eat situated within five minutes’ walk include the Zhen Xiang Zhai Vegetarian Café and the Pure Fish Ball Café.

Marco Polo Travelers Guesthouse is roughly 15 minutes’ drive from the Cat Museum, which celebrates all things feline. Plaza Merdeka is less than three kilometres away for extensive shopping.


1st Floor, 236, Padungan Road , 93100, Kuching, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 82246679 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car park
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 12:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

A clean and affordable option

Reviewers give plenty of positive feedback about the rooms here. They describe the accommodation as simple but clean, tidy and fairly spacious. The cosy beds also win praise, as do the usually clean bathrooms. For guests prioritising value for money, this place appears to represent an affordable option because the room rates are typically competitive for the area.

Warm hospitality wins praise

Guests give overwhelmingly positive feedback about the good customer care they receive from the welcoming, professional and helpful members of staff at this property. They say the hosts seem to love what they do and possess great local knowledge. Better still; the hosts reportedly foster a relaxed atmosphere. There is also praise from reviewers for the simple free breakfast that reportedly tastes good and sets guests up well for the day ahead. The banana bread is one dish that guests single out for praise.

Handy location near dining options

The central location of this guest house offers a good base for sightseeing in central Kuching, guests often explain. Furthermore, foodies like the way that numerous eateries are waiting to be discovered in Kuching’s Chinatown area, which is right on the property’s doorstep.

Negative Reviews

Scope to improve maintenance

Ineffective air conditioning units, a wobbly Wi-Fi network and ageing carpets are among the maintenance concerns guests raise in their reviews. There are also claims that the shared bathrooms could do with some modernisation.

Nuisance noise

Light sleepers note that several rooms facing the street are exposed to occasional traffic noise that causes them a nuisance.

Some rooms have no windows

Reviewers take a dim view of the way some rooms here have no external windows and therefore lack natural light.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 122 reviews across the web
9.1 /10
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    9.6 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.7 /10
9.1 out of 10 based on 122 reviews