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Mountain Resthouse

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Photo of Mountain Resthouse, 200 metres from Kinabalu Park. , Mount Kinabalu National Park

What we say: 4.5 stars

It's a short walk from Kinabalu Park to this homey guesthouse built on the hillside. Inside the two wooden buildings you'll find a mishmash of simple rooms. Even though they call the bunkbed-furnished rooms "dorms" you won't be sharing with strangers -- it's 20 ringgit per person if there's more than two of you or 30 ringgit for a solo traveller to have a room all to themselves. You can also pay a bit more for a room with an attached bathroom. Don't expect many creature comforts -- the hot water shower was a trickle and there's a communal TV with a few channels -- but it's clean and excellent value. Mountain Resthouse is run by a sweet family who'll happily cook you dinner (cheaper than the nearby restaurants) and provide extra blankets.

    Contact details:

    200 metres from Kinabalu Park.  T: (016) 837 4060 

    What we were quoted

    Type of room Low season High season Notes
    Dorm Fan 20 ringgit 20 ringgit
    Dbl fan private b'room 60 ringgit 60 ringgit

    Added to Travelfish on: 10th February, 2013
    Last visited or updated on: 10th February, 2013

    Last reviewed by:
    Tanya Procyshyn is a Singapore-based freelance writer and photographer. With a passion for unusual destinations, she has camped alongside Komodo dragons and shook hands with soldiers in North Korea. She blogs at
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