Midway down the steep-ish river road, just past Teresek View Hotel, what was previously named Rippa, the new Rayyan Hostel has upgraded a bit with new bunk beds plus a bright turquoise and lavender colour scheme.
Their four dorm type rooms are spacious and clean with a large shared pebble-washed, modern bathroom and shower at the end of the hallway. The rooms come in four or six bed options and are equipped with air-con or fans and a large window, which keeps the rooms decently lit during the day. Toilet and shower use is also available for non-guests for a couple of ringgit. Although they do have a kitchen on site, the café was not open when we came by, but they did have a few snacks for sale. It’s just a short roll down the hill to the abundance of floating riverhouse eateries.
Address: Overlooking the river by the road, Kuala Tahan
T: (013) 949 6139; (012) 693 5051;
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º24'7.68" E, 4º22'59.67" N
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Room rates: Under 60 ringgit
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Dorm fan cooled||20 ringgit||20 ringgit|
|Dorm air-con||25 ringgit||25 ringgit|
A short contract job in a (Singapore) hospital initially landed Vanessa in Southeast Asia, where she decided to take a break from her medical career for more creative endeavours. She is presently basing herself in Langkawi, Malaysia from where she continues her exploration of Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Burma, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and other destinations on her bucket list.
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