SPOT ON 89886 Backpacker's Stay Services

No. 23, Carpenter Street93100KuchingMalaysia
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About SPOT ON 89886 Backpacker's Stay Services

Backpackers Stay Services is a budget-friendly hostel that features air-conditioned rooms and free Wi-Fi. Situated on historic Carpenter Street in Kuching, Malaysia, this economy accommodation is less than five minutes' walk from the bustling Kuching Waterfront beside the Sarawak River.

Straightforward private rooms and dormitories featuring bunk beds are available at Backpackers Stay Services. Most rooms have access to shared bathroom, but some private include en-suite shower facilities. Free toiletries, lockers and bed linens are provided.

The 24-hour front desk can arrange an airport shuttle service for an additional surcharge. There's a TV lounge and a fitness centre, too. Parking is possible nearby.

Eateries located within easy walking distance include the Aladdin Chicken Rice Shop and Fried Banana, which sits right opposite the property.

Plaza Merdeka shopping centre is less than five minutes' stroll from the hostel. In a little over five minutes on foot, guests can reach the popular Sarawak Museum.


No. 23, Carpenter Street, 93100, Kuching, Malaysia
Telephone: +60(82)422566 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Ironing board
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Excellent staff

Guests are typically thrilled with the quality of service delivered by the employees at this budget hostel. In particular, the front desk staff members are regarded as very helpful and approachable. They are also considered by travellers to be knowledgeable about the local area.

Central position in Kuching

As far as location goes, many travellers appreciate this aspect of the accommodation. With a central position that's a short walk from the Kuching Waterfront, the property is in close proximity to many stores, dining options and attractions, which is something reviewers really love.

Free Wi-Fi available

Free Wi-Fi is one of the main facilities offered by the hostel. Most guests score the quality of the Wi-Fi at a high level. It is often described as fast and dependable.

Negative Reviews

Basic rooms lacking comfort

There are occasional claims that the rooms offer little in the way of amenities. Guests indicate that the accommodation's rooms are below standard due to ineffective soundproofing and ageing mattresses.

Hygiene in need of improvement

When it comes to hygiene, guests note that this is one area of the hostel that requires some improvement. Along with the rooms suffering from reported issues such as stained sheets and unpleasant smells, the shared bathrooms are also said to be suffering in terms of unsatisfactory cleanliness at times.

Bathroom arrangements could improve

For some reviewers, sharing a shower and toilet with other travellers simply isn't very pleasant. As only a few of the hostel's rooms provide a private bathrooms, this is an issue that causes concern among some critics.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 46 reviews across the web
7.9 /10
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    7.6 /10
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    8.1 /10
7.9 out of 10 based on 46 reviews