Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
A responsible ecotourism experienceKinabatangan River
T: (89) 551 070;
If you'd like to have a responsible ecotourism experience, this is the lodge for you. TERC is a small operation with just 10 A-frame sleeping cabins with mattresses and mosquito nests. The location ... Read the full review of Tungog Rainforest Eco Camp.
Sounds goodKinabatangan River
T: (13) 13 863 6263;
This is the lodge being touted by most hostels in Sandakan, and we have to admit it appears to be a good option. In terms of accommodation there's something for everyone, with a 40-bed dorm, simple ... Read the full review of Nature Lodge Kinabatangan.
Back to basicsKinabatangan River
T: (89) 535 784;
This back-to-basics lodge has a loyal following from the gap year crowd. Accommodation is mattresses on the floor of doorless wooden huts and the showers are buckets in the middle of the jungle, but ... Read the full review of Uncle Tan Jungle Lodge .
Possible volunteering opportunitiesKinabatangan River
T: (12) 828 1473 ;
This research station along the Kinabatangan River is an interesting alternative to the touristy jungle lodges. Guests stay in four-bedded rooms in a lodge shared by grad students and visiting ... Read the full review of Danau Girang Field Centre.
Comes highly recommendedT: (016) 676 5922;
As long as you don't mind a few stairs (a few hundred actually – think of it as practice for Mount Kinabalu), The Last Frontier is highly recommended for travellers on a flashpacker budget. The ... Read the full review of The Last Frontier Resort.
A few more creature comfortsKinabatangan River
T: (89) 237 525;
This lodge offers a few more creature comforts than the other cheapies, with fan-cooled private rooms and ensuite bathrooms with hot water. The wooden longhouse overlooks the Kinabatangan River so ... Read the full review of Barefoot Sukau Lodge.
Good option for familiesKinabatangan River
T: (88) 448 409;
If you're more interested in creature comforts than creatures, this is the jungle lodge for you. Guests stay in huge wooden chalets furnished with multiple beds, wardrobes, coffee/tea maker and ... Read the full review of Bilit Rainforest Lodge.
Stay with a local familyKinabatangan River
T: (013) 891 3078 ;
As an alternative to the touristy jungle lodges, it's possible to stay with a local family in the village of Bilit. Your accommodation will depend on who's willing to take you in, but you can expect ... Read the full review of Bilit Village Homestay.
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