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“A gem in Kuching” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lodge 121

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Lodge 121
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A gem in Kuching”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2011

A stylish low budget place. A few blocks from the main sights in Kuching but all is in easy walking distance. Very friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay.

Room Tip: Check and see if any of the dorms are free. They happily put me in one of the empty dorm rooms which...
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  • Stayed February 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2011

After reading a bunch of reviews here, I checked with Lodge 121, and they said they had taken care of the bedbug problem reported a year before. I decided to go ahead and book with them because they had the best price for a single room out of the local budget options in Kuching.

Pros: The rooms were clean and there were NO BEDBUGS, as they had promised. The location is pretty good for walking and is near a large supermarket. The airport service is reasonable and efficient. Everyone on the staff is nice. There is free wifi and free breakfast.

Cons: The single en suite rooms don't have windows. Or maybe some do, but the one they tried to give me did not. I instead opted for a shared bath single room that did have a window. The toilets/showers were together in small closet-sized rooms, and they are of the style where the shower water goes all over the little room. It dries quickly though. The rubbish bin in the toilets did not get emptied too often. The wifi was easily overloaded and slowed to a crawl when more than a few people used it.

The first night I was there, the hostel was only about half-full, and this was just fine for the shared baths. But after that, some large family groups showed up and overwhelmed the toilets/showers. The free breakfast is only toast and jam, but that's a lot better than no breakfast at all. Also, the front desk was able to print my airline tickets for free since they were using recycled paper. The hostel is pretty decent value for money if you are on a budget.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2011

I spent a few nights in Lodge 121 on Borneo in July 2011 and was surprised to find a beautiful hostel just outside of downtown Kuching. Lodge 121 was renovated 5 years ago and preserved its freshness and cleanyness until now. Very stylish and beautiful rooms, happy and helpful hostel staff, small breakfast for free, Internet access and Wifi for free, TV room, guitar nights and many happy travellers share their time in Lodge 121. I´d definitely recommend it!!

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2011

The hostel had a good buzz about it and everyone is very friendly. It was very clean and well presented and the communal areas were great.

The private room with ensuite was great and felt like a hotel within the room. The best hostel we've stayed in.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Denver
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2011

Pretty nice place that’s stylish and clean, if not a bargain. Euro/Asian styling, fresh paint, nice furniture with clean lines, rooms with wooden slider “window” to hallway with shared baths. AC in each room. Short walk away from the center of the action. The worst part of this B&B is the breakfast; with only white bread, a toaster, kaya paste, and butter and tea/coffee – but this is typical of many places in Malaysia that include breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Lodge 121

Property: Lodge 121
Address: Lodge 121, Lot 121, 1st Floor, | Section 33 KTLD, Tabuan Road,, Kuching 93100, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sarawak > Kuching
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 69 Speciality Lodging in Kuching
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,178 - ₹ 1,636
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lodge 121 offers double private en-suite, common shared bathrooms & toilets for private single, double, triple and quad sharing rooms. We also have a dormitory unit for group of 10 persons, attractively priced to fit your budget.We are strategically located in the heart of Kuching City. LODGE 121 is just a stone's throw away from the famous Kuching Waterfront, Main Bazaar, India Street, Sarawak Museum, Visitors' Information Centre, main shopping centers, Supermarkets, main bus stops, Cineplex and trendy eating & entertainment outlets. ... more   less 
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