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Kinabalu Mountain Lodge Reviews

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

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144 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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an amazing property, nestled in amongst the jungle, on the edge of the national park :)


All very good! A good 2km hike to Kinabalu Park. Bathrooms and Rooms basic but all in working order. I got sick on the trip but the staff were more then accommodating! Thanks so much!!!

  • 7th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Had a fantastic time during my time at kinabalu mountain lodge. Although a tough time during and after the earthquake the staff there did everything to make us feel very comfortable and at home, and the hostel itself suffered no damage from them. big thanks to BJ for the amazing food and hospitality and would definitely love to come back again in the near future. On a side note, the wildlife is absolutely amazing, both in KNP and from the balcony and grounds of the lodge.

  • 15th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great position, breathless landscape from terrace. Courtesy


I didn't know the place definitely. It's about 30min, from entrance of Mt.Kinabalu park, 15 min. from main road on foot, I don't recommend if you don't want to walk with heavy baggage, but taxi price is very high. but about the location, it's isolated from other house, so silent and cozy. beautiful sunset you can see. There is no shop, so you should bring something to eat. Hotel sells some, but poor variety. They serve you dinner (only vegetarian) and breakfast

  • 31st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Perfect to stay at the night before you climb as it's really close to Kinabulu National Park. Would not recommend if you wanted to stay for more than a few nights as there is not much else to do there apart from eat and sleep.


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..

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