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Kinabalu Mountain Lodge Reviews

Kampung Tinompok, Kundasang, (1KM before Kinabalu National Park), Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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84%

Rating
115 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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94%

a very good hostel with a nice view at the valley. the staffs are very friendly and helpful!!! the rooms are nice and clean! it's close to the nationalpark (2km) and the atmosphere is very nice. perfect place to be :) i can recommend it!!!!

  • 5th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


51%

i know is difficut to get hot shower for 24 hours. please do invest more on this.

  • 26th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

The room was comfortable and they provided a meal. The only complaint that we had though was the lack of hot water in the showers. Certainly not what we needed after climbing Mount Kinabalu that day! However, this is made up for by the excellent staff. The morning of our departure they booked us a taxi back to the national park. When this failed to appear, one of the staff drove us there herself, so we wouldn't miss our ongoing bus. This was very much appreciated.

  • 29th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


83%

Great place to escape from civilasation. really clean and I met amazing people over there. You can walk to park entrance, but D'Villa is def closer. You should def be ok with cats and insects to stay there, as they are everywhere!


91%

The hostel staff were extremely accomodating to our late arrival check in, and were even happy to drop us to Poring Springs on one occasion. The view of the surrounding mountains is stunning, perfect to build the excitement for the Kinabalu trek! The location is a short (2km), pleasant walk from the park entrance. The only criticism was that the hot water facility was only available between 4 and 8pm, due to bathroom upgrades, hopeful these will be finished soon. Highly rated accommodation!

  • 29th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

Nice little mountain lodge. will recommend to friends to come and stay too

  • 25th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Indonesia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

loved the atmosphere and the staff were absolutely fantastic!

  • 6th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Lovely hostel with a great view from balcony especially when sunsets. It is a 2km walk from park entrance, but much cheaper prices than staying in the park. If you don't fancy the 20minute walk (30mins with big backpacks) you can get a taxi for 15MYR, but care taxi's can overcharge as have monopoly. Dorm accommodation is basic and I advise layers to sleep in as cold compared to elsewhere in Sabah. Breakfast is Toast & jam plus egg and beans. Serve a basic dinner for 8MYR

  • 14th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

The Lodge is only 2km from the National Park so great alternative than staying inside the park (cheaper). Easy to take a taxi there, but if you are saving your pennies like us and you are going to walk there, the 2km is long when you have luggage! Awesome location with pretty views. Homely feel with kitchen facilities, tv, couches, verandah to relax on. At the bottom of the road that connects with main road are fruit/vegetable stalls so you can buy food to cook. Staff really kind and helpful.


83%

Friendly staff, nice place even if a bit remote (better to have a car to avoid walking 20min to the park). Kitchen is free to use and common place is cosy.




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