The 12 Best Airbnbs In Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

January 15, 2021
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Kota Kinabalu, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Kota Kinabalu and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 Vyonne's Homestay In Imago City – 10 Minutes To Gaya Street

9 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $120 per night, airbnb.com

Two bedrooms and five beds means that you can share this gorgeous apartment with up to 8 other guests, making it the perfect place to experience Malaysia’s eastern province with a group of your best friends. Plush beds, a kitchen and impeccable décor, as well as an on-site shared gym and a pool make this the perfect spot to rest after a long day touring around Kota Kinabalu.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“We provide FREE PICKUP Our homestay beside IMAGO Mall & located in the heart of CITY ♡ City center (cheap and easy to travel around)♡ Complete kitchen ♡ IMAGO Shopping Center 3 mins away ♡ Two bathrooms (no need to fight for toilets in the morning)♡ Multiple full-length mirrors (ladies I heard you)♡ Adult and kids pool (children happy, mother no worries)♡ Suitable for family & Friends.”

Amenities

Wifi | Laptop-friendly workspace | Cable TV | Iron | Air conditioning | TV | Essentials | Hot water | Room-darkening shades | Bathtub | Window guards | Elevator

Guest Reviews

“Yvonne's place is spectacular, super clean, great location and the decorations are impressive. Highly recommended. I give 7 stars out of 5 stars.” – Wei Siang
“Cordial and warm hospitality from the owner. Spacious space with full amenities for an affordable price. At the heart of the city and accessible to all main tourist attractions in KK.” – Jagtish
“Vyonne are friendly host.She attend quickly and fast respond. Recommend to family with 2-6. Comfortable and privacy” – Rozzarina
“The facility is great and the host is very great, as great as her charming look.” – Camillus
“Great location and great place. Stylish and spacious. Within walking distance to Imago. They also have a free private parking space, which makes it much easier for drivers. Vyonne made sure our stay was ok. Recommended!” – Yau Cheung

#2 Hidden Gem – Gallery-Inspired Rustic Studio Apartment

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $20 per night, airbnb.com

There are few places out there in the world, let alone in Sabah’s capital, as perfectly suited for today’s digital nomad as this quirky 1-bedroom loft. Besides a very special industrial décor, a small yet fully working kitchen and a plush king-sized bed, it boasts high-speed WiFi and a great location to experience beach living and a lively nightlife.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Find unique pieces adorning the walls of this colorful home. The bright space features a reading corner, an open-plan with moving walls to change the layout of the unit, lively green plants throughout, and a balcony oasis.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Full kitchen | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Pets allowed | Smoking allowed | Air conditioning

Guest Reviews

“I’m grateful to get this place to stay at as its super comfortable & clean! Sing yew always respond quickly if I need anything.” – Atikah
“The place was large, clean, and had great air conditioning! It was a little bit further from city center, but since the island is so small, everything was still a quick, cheap Grab ride away.” – Alice
“Our stay at Sing Yew's place was great! She answered all of the many questions that I had and was extremely helpful.” – Lacey
“It is indeed a lovely place to stay. Everything is accessible. Strategic location yet quite safe!” – Chu
“I was having a staycation in KK and chose to stay at Siew Yee’s place. It was a really nice place to stay, interesting interior design, sparkly clean, good location which is near to the airport, near to Tj Aru beach and near to KK city (all within 10 mins drive).” – Timothy

#3 Summerset Heaven – 1-Bedroom Luxury (5 Pax)

4 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $70 per night, airbnb.com

This apartment definitely embodies the ideal place to stay for a small family visiting Kota Kinabalu for the first time who also want to live in total comfort and luxury when they’re not out and about in the city. Sleek and modern décor, statement lighting and high-end electronics are just some of the things that make this a great place to stay.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“1 bedroom suite located in the heart of city center-RIVERSON SOHO, with Gleneagles hospital and Imago Shopping Mall just within walking distance. Leisure travelers very convenient to get FAMOUS foods & restaurants. BEST for family vacation.”

Amenities

Wifi | Laptop-friendly workspace | Dryer | Heating | Washer | Air conditioning | TV | Essentials | Hot water | Elevator | Free parking on premises | Gym

Guest Reviews

“A nice place to stay with 2 large beds that can fit 4 adults. The bed and pillow is very comfortable, had a hard time waking up every morning. It is just 1 floor above the swimming pool which can partly be seen from the balcony.” – Wafiy
“It was one of a great experience. Host is very attentive and considerate about our situation at the time and for that I rate this great. Location is ideal and place is adequate for my family.” – Eren
“Good good good place Nice nice nice room Clean unit , cool air cond because I’m fat . Will come back again” – 之
“We loved stay in this place. Very cozy house, luxury and clean. The owner very kind and friendly. So valuable to stay hear. It is also very strategic and near the imago shopping mall. just took around 3-5minutes only to go there. Thank u very much!” – Fasya
“Good place to stay at, right in front of Imago Shopping Mall, nice view from the condo, highly recommended.” – Leon
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#4 Lüsuite – The Loft Imago Three-Bedroom Sea View Apartment

9 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $70 per night, airbnb.com

Cream and white walls, glossy white floors and modern lighting combine with vibrant pop art and astonishing views to provide an unforgettable lodging for a big family or perhaps for two families travelling together to Malaysia. If you travel with children, they’ll love the shared pool, the sports courts and the playground, while the grownups will love everything else.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Lü Suite 03 is a fully furnished 3-bedroom apartment unit that is strategically located right above the largest retail mall in Kota Kinabalu – IMAGO Shopping Mall. •Being in a prime location, it provides easy access to most of the tourist attractions. •It is an ideal place for family, couples, leisure, or business travelers.”

Amenities

Wifi | Laptop-friendly workspace | Dryer | Iron | Washer | Air conditioning | TV | Essentials | Elevator | Free parking on premises | Gym | Pool

Guest Reviews

“Great view and comfortable stay” – Jen
“Great location with easy access to the best mall in town” – Fitri Hakim
“Nice bright clean apartment in the middle of KK city center. The place is situated on top of Imago Mall. The apartment is nice and cool (no direct sunlight).” – Minni
“A value-for-money space with a view. Great location to shopping and medical services.” – Isaac
“It was perfect stay ! The apartment was sparkling clean! Perfect location and significant balcony view especially for the sunrise lovers !” – Shinzy

#5 Vyonne's Homestay – Cozy Duplex With Pool View

4 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $60 per night, airbnb.com

Are you planning a girls’ trip to Kota Kinabalu with your three best friends? Then you should definitely consider booking this stunning apartment for four. It is a duplex unit that comes complete with a bedroom with two double beds, a kitchen and an elegant bathroom with a nice bathtub to soak your worries away every night.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“We provide FREE PICKUP Our homestay beside IMAGO Mall & located in the heart of CITY ♡ City center (cheap and easy to travel around)♡ Complete kitchen with all you NEED♡ IMAGO Shopping Center 2 mins away ♡ Two bathrooms (no need to fight for toilets in the morning)♡ full-length mirrors (ladies I heard you)♡ Adult and kids pool (children happy, mother no worries)♡ Suitable for family & Friends.”

Amenities

Wifi | Laptop-friendly workspace | Iron | Washer | Air conditioning | TV | Essentials | Indoor fireplace | Elevator | Hot tub | Free parking on premises | Gym

Guest Reviews

“Expect more than you see in the pictures. Great little touches and amazing amenities provided. Cozy place to stay.” – Afham
“This place is simply great, fits all the descriptions and more. I love the setting of the apartment, look exactly like the photos. The host is very helpful and reply very fast.” – Cicy
“Great apartment, very easy access and very hospitable :)” – Asanka
“Good place for travellers with lil children” – Marina
“If you are looking for homey feeling duplex, YOU ARE IN A VERY RIGHT PLACE. Really, this house feels so comfy while watching movies & doing work feels so peaceful. Not to mention!!!” – Dilah

#6 Sa # 02 -2 Br Suite @ Silk Road (Opposite Imago)

5 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $70 per night, airbnb.com

This modern gem is located just across the street from Sutera Harbour and is near many great restaurants, bars cafes as well as a plethora of cultural sites you’ll be able to visit on foot. A clean and white, minimalist interior with high ceilings provides a great backdrop for the perfect stay in Kota Kinabalu for a small family.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“This is a tastefully designed 2 bedroom suite located in Sutera Avenue, which is located opposite Imago Shopping Mall, the largest mall in KK. High Speed Fibre WiFi now installed. Astro NJOI available in this unit. Facilities: Pool, Gym & Playground.”

Amenities

Wifi | Laptop-friendly workspace | Dryer | Iron | Washer | Air conditioning | TV | Essentials | Hot water | Elevator | Free parking on premises | Gym

Guest Reviews

“Good location, cozy and clean!” – Ivanka
“Michael’s apartment is amazing. Clean ! bright!” – Junjie
“Beautiful apartment, with great comfortable furniture. There is a washer with built in dryer which was very, very convenient. Definitely will come again.” – Mohanraj
“Value for money,family friendly we can cook for the baby and 2in1 washer dryer are easy for travelers.” – Jack
“Nice clean room in the city center, next time will be scheduled here” – Yilin
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#7 Foh Sang – Spacious Bungalow For 20 Pax With 6 Rooms And 5 Baths

16 Guests | 6 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms

Book Now: $270 per night, airbnb.com

It can sometimes be difficult to find the perfect place to book for a big company event or celebration. Things like the proper size, enough seating space for all and a good vibe are some of the things we need to factor in, and this high-ceilinged 5-bedroom abode excels in all of them. Book it today and you’ll surely make more than a good impression with all your colleagues.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Hi there! Our spacious bungalow house with a large garden is located at Foh Sang, Kota Kinabalu's FOOD HUB! Ample space for parking, ideal for large groups, events with In & outdoor kitchens, 6 air-con rooms with 5 attached bathrooms. Getting around is easy.”

Amenities

Wifi | Laptop-friendly workspace | Cable TV | Iron | Washer | Air conditioning | TV | Essentials | Hot water | Free parking on premises | Single level home | Free street parking

Guest Reviews

“The host is incredible! He was the most thoughtful and gracious host! He was very accomodating and very quick to respond to any of my questions regarding the house!” – Fetty Christlla
“A pleasant stay, definitely recommend to all my friends. The house is finely furnished and cozy. It has everything we need.” – Sheila
“Jasmine house’s very big.. can accommodate 20 of us comfortably.. near to kfc, pizza, watson, self dobi etc..” – Amira
“Great banglow in safe area. A little far from the central city, 20min with car. The house is oldie, but goodie.” – Aciel
“The room was large, very convenient.” – Ms.

#8 Seashore Living space [11pax] Imago Kota Kinabalu

11 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $170 per night, airbnb.com

It’s hard to decide what the best feature about this stunning condo is whether it’s the openness of the common spaces, the panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase breathtaking views of the water, or its incredible price even though it can accommodate 11 people. Find out for yourself next time you plan a multi-family trip to Kota Kinabalu, you won’t regret it!

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“My Stay is located right at the City heart centre of Kota Kinabalu Sabah -Above Imago Shopping Centre (Largest Mall in KK city) and with a beautiful Seaview and spacious living room perfect for your vacation getaway. -Free unlimited WiFi access during your stay -Walking distance to many attraction nearby Waterfront, Jesselton point, Suria Sabah Mall, Gaya Street (Sunday morning market) , etc… (Grab or uber will not cost much too) Welcome to Sabah! Hope you enjoy yr stay Remember to rate us :).”

Amenities

Wifi | Dryer | Iron | Washer | Air conditioning | TV | Essentials | Hot water | Elevator | Free parking on premises | Pool | Kitchen

Guest Reviews

“Is a nice place to stay.. it’s very convenient and it’s located above the Imago shopping mall.. the host is friendly and give us very details explanation when we first day check in to this airbnb..” – Tan
“nice & spacious place, right in the middle of KK. love the balcont overlooking the city” – Asyrafeeq
“The house was amazingly gorgeous, with modern finishing and superb view. All the facilities and amenities were excellent, and all the beds were comfortable. Also, it was easy to get in and out of the property and the host was so so so good and friendly.” – Mira Emylia
“Great Place! Recommended for big groups :)” – Fazidatul
“We had a great time at Jonathan & Mang space. The communication was super easy and quick and the place looks exactly like it does on the pictures. The location is very convenient too.” – Fuilee

#9 Sea View 168 Square Meters (9 Pax) Three-Bedroom Three Health The Loft Imago Kota Kinabalu

9 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $140 per night, airbnb.com

With almost 170 square meters of living space, this 3-bedroom condo in the coast of Kota Kinabalu has nothing to envy from a big independent house in the suburbs. 9 people will find all the comforts of home with plenty of space to unwind either in the living room, the big dining room or the kitchen, which are all in the same massive, open space. With views to die for, you’ll never want to leave.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“My Stay is located right at the City heart centre of Kota Kinabalu Sabah -Above Imago Shopping Centre (Largest Mall in KK city) -Free unlimited WiFi access during your stay -Walking distance to many attraction nearby Waterfront, Jesselton point, Suria Sabah Mall, Gaya Street (Sunday morning market) , etc… (Grab or uber will not cost much too) Welcome to Sabah! Hope you enjoy yr stay Remember to rate us :)”

Amenities

Wifi | Dryer | Iron | Washer | Air conditioning | TV | Essentials | Hot water | Elevator | Free parking on premises | Pool | Kitchen

Guest Reviews

“Jonathan is really a great host. He respond fast and accurate. The house is perfect and i couldnt even imagine staying in other place rather than his.” – Elsa
“This place is very neat, clean & comfortable. The host really friendly & helpful. Keep it up.” – Muhammad Hadi
“we got basically everything we need. the view for the ocean is great. the location is good.” – Jie
“The condo was awesome and as per photo. The whole families were in love with the view and the space of the condo, but they were so in love with the pillows and mattresses and became ‘the talk' ever since we left. It's really comfortable and wish we could bring it home heheh.” – Eyna
“nice and clean house, awesome stay place with families” – Yen Ling

#10 The Loft Imago – 3 Bedrooms Apartment With Sea Views

8 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $80 per night, airbnb.com

Located on top of the iconic Imago Mall, this 3-bedroom apartment is an ideal choice for a group of bridesmaids on a shopping spree over the weekend. Smooth wooden floors and a modern kitchen will feel just like home and the prime location near the city’s centre will make it the perfect home base to explore all the shops and cafes to your heart’s content.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Our homestay is located just above IMAGO shopping mall 🙂 ♡ City center IMAGO KK♡ Complete kitchen with all you NEED♡ IMAGO Shopping mall just located downstair♡ 2 bathrooms (no need to fight for toilets in the morning)♡ Swimming pool & children Playground♡ Suitable for family & Friends”

Amenities

Wifi | Laptop-friendly workspace | Dryer | Iron | Washer | Air conditioning | TV | Essentials | Hot water | Indoor fireplace | Free parking on premises | Gym

Guest Reviews

“beauty place to stay, nice view, easy to go to the mall” – Yeana
“Vyonne's apt was pleasant to stay in. Location was great with a big shopping mall beside it. Vyonne was very responsive.” – Stephanie
“Lovely place, very nice hosts. My first time in KK, so quite blur. Took the time to help us with where to go and what to do around.” – Jolyn
“The owner's correspondence is very fast kindness, but quickly be resolved there was trouble to a power failure, the room inside was also able to stay comfortably” – Muneo

#11 Luxury Garden Loft @ Imago – 2rooms 2bath, 5pax

5 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $80 per night, airbnb.com

Imagine waking up in an apartment located in the heart of Sabah’s capital, going out to a nearby bakery for some freshly baked breakfast and returning home to wake your family and surprise them. Then, go with them to explore the surroundings so that when you’ve had you fill you can come back and relax in a stunning pool and bond as you enjoy a good movie. This loft makes that, and much more, possible.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Hi there! Welcome to Olumis Homes! Our cosy home is right above Imago Shopping Mall, the most popular mall in Kota Kinabalu in the center of the city. Very convenient to find food & shopping just below our home!”

Amenities

Wifi | Laptop-friendly workspace | Dryer | Iron | Washer | Air conditioning | TV | Essentials | Elevator | Free parking on premises | Pool | Kitchen

Guest Reviews

“Home olumis all good. Free parking card for kdraan. Son shooping continued to lobby and continued until Imago Mall. Glad to want to park, I only got to take the elevator twice.” – Fazilah
“The apartment is clean. Host is very responsive and answers all my messages very promptly. WiFi is good and kitchen well equipped. Washing machine also helped me a lot as I was staying here one week.” – Cheeky Jess
“Nice, clean, comfortable. 5 stars ” – Nurfarhana
“Easy check-in and check-out if you follow the instructions accordingly. Very strategic location. Convenient if you have a car since it's near to Jesselton, airport and tanjung aru area. The host is responsive. Clean and cosy unit.” – Sook Yan
“Nice as expected and fast respond host. Recommend to book here. But do not expect to swim here at the moment, as the swimming is closed until further notice. Overall is great” – Angeline

#12 The Mandara Breeze @ Riverson Soho Seaview

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $50 per night, airbnb.com

With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, this apartment is the ideal lodging for a pair of couples on an adventure to Kota Kinabalu. Its modern décor, its high-quality furnishings and its great location makes it perfect to make the best of your trip while providing a classy and private place to rest once you get back home after a day of urban explorations.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“You’ll have the condominium to yourself. Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests. This is one of a few places in the area that has an indoor fireplace.”

Amenities

Wifi | Laptop-friendly workspace | Dryer | Iron | Washer | Air conditioning | TV | Essentials | Hot water | Indoor fireplace | Elevator | Free parking on premises

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