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The best on a budget

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

Mountain Resthouse

It's a short walk from Kinabalu Park to this homey guesthouse built on the hillside.

Photo of Mountain Resthouse 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.

Our rating:

Last updated on 10th February, 2013.

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Dorm fan cooled
20 ringgit
20 ringgit
Dbl fan private bathroom
60 ringgit
60 ringgit
Room: Dorm fan cooled, low season: 20 ringgit, high season 20 ringgit. Notes:
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 60 ringgit, high season 60 ringgit. Notes:

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

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