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Pusat Belia Youth Hostel
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic Hostel!”
Reviewed 5 July 2010

My friend and I were travelling for a few weeks around Asia and wanted some place relatively cheap to stay - and Pusat Belia seemed like the only place under $100 a night.

Finding out information about the Pusat Belia seemed a bit of a mission, but following the advice on here, I e-mailed youthhostel.551 (at) hotmail.com and made a booking for a few nights.

We caught the $1 bus from the airport to the city centre, and then walked to the Pusat Belia (which you pass on your way into the city - it's only like a 5 minute walk). I'm pretty sure there is a bus stop right by the hostel, but we didn't think of that until it was too late.

This place is fantastic! My female friend was in a dorm that slept 10, and shared it with a few old ladies. The mens dorms have a lot more rooms - I got one with two bunks to myself for the whole time. Rooms have a really decent air con too. Toilet and shower facilities were clean. There is no hot water, but if you have a shower towards the end of the day the water is quite hot anyway. As with almost every bathroom in Brunei, there is no toilet paper. Don't despair - the Sheraton Utama is 1 minute up the road, and the bathrooms in their lobby have toilet paper :)

There is a pool on site to use at the hostel - admission is $1. It's quite big and very refreshing.

The youth hostel is in the most convenient place, it's so central - everything is within 10 minutes walk. Rooms have lockable wardrobes to store possessions in. Felt very safe leaving stuff there, and would definitely recommend this place to all.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 November 2009

u only pay BND 10 for one night. it's the cheapest rate u can get around town. the place is clean and practical. don't expect a 5 star service, it IS a hostel. boys and girls sleep in separate rooms. for every BND 10, u get a bunk bed. if u are lucky, u can get the whole room all to urself. there are 10 beds in one room.

pusat belia is near to bus & taxi station. it is also near to food centre and yayasan complex so u won't have to worry about getting food and sundries. they provide internet cafe downstairs. it's really cheap - only BN 50 cents per 1/2 hour. best of all, the swimming pool has just been renovated when we got there!

nearby places of attraction: royal regalia, yayasan complex, kg ayer, sultan omar ali mosque.

do drop them an email before getting there; to book a bed as well as to inform them of ur expected arrival time, otherwise u might have to wait for hours before u can get ur room key.

be careful with cab drivers who would tell u that the place is:
i) closed for renovation; or
ii) only for students
cuz it's not true. therefore, email the place before u go there.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Pusat Belia Youth Hostel

Property: Pusat Belia Youth Hostel
Address: Simpang 336-17 | Jalan Kebandsaan, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Region: Brunei Darussalam > Brunei-Muara District > Bandar Seri Begawan
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Ranked #2 of 11 Speciality Lodging in Bandar Seri Begawan
Number of rooms: 10
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Pusat Belia Youth Hotel Bandar Seri Begawan

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