Kinabalu Mountain Lodge Reviews
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Stayed here for a couple of nights after climbing Kinabalu and really enjoyed our stay. The girls who run the lodge are very helpful and cook amazing and simple (vegetarian only) breakfast and dinner (dinner for 10MR per person). There is no WIFI so be prepared to completely disconnect with a good book or socialising with other people or the 6 friendly cats. The only downside is that it is a 2km walk uphill from the park entrance otherwise you can grab a taxi for 20MR. Would stay again.
Nice place n very cool..recommend for all..next time I want stay here again..
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Beautiful location but a bit tricky to get to
Having to eat vegetarian fare is not suitable for hiking 15 km or more in a day. Having an Internet connection would make it easier to do research for onward plans. Simply having reliable electricity would have been great. Once you get past all of this it is a peaceful retreat from the city. The staff is fantastic! The basics are definitely absent though. For a closer location to the park try Tahubang Lodge. Not only do they have Internet, but there is a bustling Malay restaurant next door.
Great place. A bit far from the national park, about 10 mins walk, but definitely worth it since it´s so quiet and in the middle of nature. The shower (superhot!) and toilet area is HUGE and clean. Take your camera there at night and take docool pics from Borneo´s colourful moths and beetles (hey, it´s the jungle). Good daily RM10 dinner if you reserve in time, nice breakfast sandwiches and wonderful nasi takeaway if you climb the mountain that day. Only downside: super creaky dorm beds.
To be fair this hostel is in the middle of nowhere but as long as you know that it is fine - I just needed it for the night before climbing Mt Kinabalu. It is quite a steep up and down hill from the main road if you are walking. Despite them not having my booking I was put in a dorm without any fuss for the price I was quoted. Luckily they provide a vegetarian dinner for RM10 as long as you tell them beforehand. Staff were very friendly and helpful.