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Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat

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Very Good
267 Total Reviews
Wonderful Location
Superb Staff
Awesome Cleanliness

Property Description

Paganakan Dii means The Family in indigenous Kadazan-Dusun tongue and the retreat is conceived to welcome guests in familial hospitality. Designed in a contemporary interpretation of traditional stilts houses, it seeks to become the gateway to an unforgettable discovery of Sabahs rainforest; its flora and fauna, and a meeting point of people who value our planets eco-treasures.

Our true tropical retreat consists of air-ventilated longhouses constructed with walls made of a fine mesh which allow all-round visibility and air-circulation. The duplex chalets consist of walls which open in their entirety to the trees surrounding you and are designed with open-air bathrooms to fully embrace Natures liberty.

With a multi-tiered communal pavilion built on a forested hillside and a multi-purpose hall offering amazing panoramic views reaching over 10km to complete the retreat, you truly feel enveloped by a tangible sense of Nature.

Reviews & Ratings

Very Good
267 Total Reviews
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Very Good
Oct 08, 2023
Cool hostel with a nice vibe. The staff were helpful and friendly. They have a great free shuttle service that takes you to the Orangutangs, Sunbears and the Discovery Centre. The restaurant is decent, with some good local food. However, the dorms werent good at all. No AC, 3 roof fans that dont do alot. Loads of mosquitoes and the mosquito nets didnt work well, we woke up with a lot of bites. Only two chargers for a 12 bed dorm. I'd pay the extra cost for a private room.
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Couple, 25-30
Sep 27, 2023
The staff are lovely and really helpful! The view and scenery are beautiful being in the rainforest, minus the palm trees...we did see a hornbill and other birds. HOWEVER, the property/facilities are no up to standard. The toilets/showers were not clean. There were two sockets for a 10 bed dorm, no lamp ir facilities by bed at all. The places generally needs a good clean. Hammocks were very low to the ground. decking had no shade. deck chairs not comfy. The food was okay.
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Couple, 31-40
Sep 20, 2023
Lovely hostel in the middle of the jungle in Sepilok! Super close to the sun bear conservation centre and the orangutan sanctuary but quite far from everything else - taxi needed to get to and from Sandakan. Facilities are basic but mosquito nets were provided in the dorm rooms which was super useful. Definitely worth a visit for a night or two for the authentic jungle vibes in Sepilok!
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Female, 18-24


  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
  • General

    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Air Conditioning
    • Card Phones
  • Services

    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant

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