Bayu Kinabalu Lodge
500 metres from the park entrance T: (88) 889 693, (013) 853 2145
It's a bit further from the park entrance, but this simple spot will do if the other options are full.
Inside the two-level wooden house are private rooms, dorms, a living room with TV and a guest kitchen. The dorms are furnished with bunkbeds while the private rooms come in various configurations to suit everyone from families to solo travellers. For large groups, it's possible to rent the entire house (550 ringgit, up to 25 people). Bathrooms are shared and there is one on each floor with a flushing toilet and hot water shower. Guests are welcome to cook in the kitchen or an adjacent restaurant serves Malaysian and Western meals. Bayu also offers the cheapest laundry service around at 1 ringgit per piece or 5 ringgit per kilo.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dorm fan cooled, low season: 15 ringgit, high season 15 ringgit. Notes: 8 bed, 20 ringgit for 6 bed dorm, 25 ringgit for 4 bed dorm
Room: Sgl fan share bathroom, low season: 40 ringgit, high season 40 ringgit. Notes:
Room: Dbl fan share bathroom, low season: 80 ringgit, high season 80 ringgit. Notes:
Room: Family room, low season: 80 ringgit, high season 80 ringgit. Notes: 2 single beds, 2 bunk beds