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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.