Photo: Behind a laundry: Expect clean clothes when you leave Ernah.

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Basic, clean and friendly

Behind Ernah Laundry, Poring T: (0148) 555 543 (0168) 259 431 (0888) 76421

Ernah Lodge

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After you’ve climbed Mount Kinabalu and managed to crawl to Poring Hot Springs for a soak, the last thing you’ll want to do is move on immediately.

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Ernah Lodge, just outside the park, offers simple clean budget accommodation, so you can take your time and enjoy this lovely neck of the woods.

Positioned on the main (only) road in Poring behind the owner’s laundry business, you can guarantee that that your stinky mountain climbing clothes will be fresh as a daisy when you leave.

Rooms include a smallish fan-cooled four-bed dorm, air-con doubles and a large family room, all with hot-water ensuite. Windows offer no outlook and decor is a bit hodgepodge, however rooms are bright and clean enough. Clean bottom sheets and blankets are provided, so you might like to bring a sleep sheet. A homely communal lounge is furnished with a handful of comfortable sofas and a TV and the family’s small kitchen can be used by guests. WiFi isn’t available and breakfast is not included, but both can be found nearby.

The owner, Jonis, is a great wealth of local knowledge and he also offers a transport service (and he’s an old friend, so say hi). For similar alternative accommodation, Kinabalu Poring Vacation Lodge, on the path to Lupa Masa, also offer dorms, and somewhat quirky twins and doubles can be found at Round Inn nearby.

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Walk-in rates at Ernah Lodge

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Dorm air-con
30 ringgit
30 ringgit
Dbl air-con private bathroom
70 ringgit
70 ringgit
Up to 80 ringgit.
Family room
200 ringgit
200 ringgit
Room: Dorm air-con, low season: 30 ringgit, high season 30 ringgit. Notes:
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 70 ringgit, high season 70 ringgit. Notes: Up to 80 ringgit.
Room: Family room, low season: 200 ringgit, high season 200 ringgit. Notes:

Where is Ernah Lodge

Ernah Lodge
Behind Ernah Laundry, Poring
T: (0148) 555 543 (0168) 259 431 (0888) 76421
Coordinates (for GPS): 116º42'13.63" E, 6º2'43.63" N
Room rates: Under 60 ringgit

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