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Sepilok Jungle Resort Reviews

Km 22, Labuk Road, P.O.Box 2082, Sandakan, Malaysia

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83 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 63%Security
  • 100%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 63%Facilities

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The hostel has you more or less like a captive, since it is very close to Sepilok center. The dishes served are simple, unimaginative and rather pricey. For more upscale food go up the street to the B and B, which serves things like rack of lamb and even some so so desserts. This hostel is also tacking on an extra 6 percent like it is some kind of upscale resort. It is simple, no frills and empty this time of year.


I visited off-season and some facilities weren't available. My room was ok if shabby. The area around the pool was filthy although staff were there all day doing nothing apart from taking entry fee. One major complaint: the staff encourage any rehabilitated orangutans that visit by feeding them, undoing a decade of work with each one by dedicated staff at the nearby centre to return them to the wild.

  • 2nd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


I really enjoyed my stay in Sepilok. This place is literally right next door to the orangutan sanctuary! This means that some of the orangutans visit the resort so make sure you keep your things out of reach and don't get too close! The pool is also lovely and definitely worth the RM5 to use it. I loved the fact that I could stay here for only RM33 a night. Very good value. There is a nicer restaurant further down the road at the forest edge resort of you don't like the banana cafe.


Excellent location, close to the sepilok Orangutan sanctuary. Quite clean and great big area for socialising. Food available is pricy and average, wifi doesn't work in the rooms , but overall had an enjoyable stay. Would recommend.

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