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Miri


Dillenia Guesthouse
Backpacker - Under 60 ringgit
Lot 846, 1st floor, Jalan Sida, Miri
T: (085) 434 204

There is quite literally nothing to dislike about Dillenia Guesthouse and it is perhaps Miri's best hostel. It has a central location and the owner has made a huge effort to make the place feel homely. Yes, it's the slightly more expensive backpacker option in Miri, but this is more than justified considering the owner, Mrs Lee's, helpfulness. Nothing is ever too much to ask and her friendly... Read our full review of Dillenia Guesthouse.

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Glory Inn
Flashpacker - 60 to 120 ringgit
Lot 1122 & 1123 Off Permaisuri, Miri
T: (085) 420 181

Do not be put off by the name of this place; it's a typical inn in name only, and this place is by and far the best inn that exists in Miri, being centrally located and having good value rooms. Glory Inn is unequivocally not a backpackers hostel either; its tiled reception is filled with plastic flowers and an intimidating looking front desk. As it does not cater solely to foreign tourists, there... Read our full review of Glory Inn.

Minda's Guesthouse
Backpacker - Under 60 ringgit
1st-2nd Floor, Lot 637, North Yu Seng Road, Miri
T: (085) 411 422

The cheapest of the backpacker options in Miri, Minda's is located centrally on the main tourist strip of Miri. Perenially busy, there are always travellers buzzing around even in low season, so if you're a solo traveller and are looking for some company, this might be the place for you. The owner, Dennis, can sometimes be seen around the place; do engage him in conversation if you want to hear a... Read our full review of Minda's Guesthouse.

The Highlands Backpacker's Lodge
Backpacker - Under 60 ringgit
Lot 839, 2nd and 3rd Floor, Jalan Merpati, Miri
T: (085) 422 327

Priding itself on being Miri's first backpacker lodge, The Highlands moved from its original location to a larger spot, and this has caused some confusion with local taxi drivers, so remember to jot down the address to avoid driving around in circles. Unfortunately, it's still in the process of being completed, and as such the place does look like it could do with a lick of paint. However do not... Read our full review of The Highlands Backpacker's Lodge.

De Central Inn
Flashpacker - 60 to 120 ringgit
No.14 North Yu Seng Road, Miri
T: (085) 424 168

Miri is littered with inns, which tend to be ramshackle affairs with smoking allowed in rooms, walls as thin as paper and water-stained carpets. De Central is one of the middling inns, ideally situated smack bang in the middle of the main strip -- but this is one of the only things going for it. The receptionist's level of English when we visited was good, but the foyer was somewhat harshly lit... Read our full review of De Central Inn.

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Outside Miri


Treetops Lodge
Flashpacker - 60 to 120 ringgit
Lot Number 210, Kampong Siwa Jaya, Bakam, Miri
T: (085) 472 172

If, after the hustle and bustle of Miri city, you are looking for somewhere to relax, then make your way to Treetops Lodge. Nestled on the top of a hill with views of the edge of Lambir Hills National Park in the distance, this is, to use an overused cliche, the perfect getaway. This lodge is in the style of an old Malay house, with the addition of a massive veranda. Its gardens are filled with... Read our full review of Treetops Lodge.

Park City Everly
Midrange - 120 to 250 ringgit
Jalan Temenggong Datuk Oyong Lawai, Miri
T: (085) 440 288

One of the more expensive options in Miri, the Park City has many good points -- one of them being that it is not as expensive as the Marriott next door, but still on the same stretch of beach. That's not to say that the beach is anything special and if you know what's good for you you'll avoid swimming in the sea if at all possible -- some cases of heavy metal poisoning has been known to occur... Read our full review of Park City Everly.

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Miri? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Malaysia.


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