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Photo of The Highlands Backpacker's LodgeThe Highlands Backpacker's Lodge

Miri's first backpacker lodge

Lot 839, 2nd and 3rd Floor, Jalan Merpati, Miri T: (085) 422 327

The Highlands Backpacker's Lodge

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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.

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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 let this put you off; the real bonus of this place is that the front desk staff are a mine of information about travelling in Borneo, especially into the interior, offering impartial advice on how and where to travel. Dorm rooms are basic and lack windows. Rooms are relatively roomy but the carpets are looking a bit tatty. It is quite clear to see that before this new space was turned into the new Highlands it was used as offices, and the whole place remains littered with office furniture. The communal areas are large and, unusually for a hostel, due to its former life it has loads of tables and writing spaces. Toilet and shower facilities are basic but clean. Be sure to head up to the rooftop, which while sparse at the moment, still gets some pretty spectacular sunsets. WiFi and a basic breakfast are included in the price.

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Walk-in rates at The Highlands Backpacker's Lodge

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Dorm fan cooled
25 ringgit
25 ringgit
Dbl fan share bathroom
50 ringgit
50 ringgit
Room: Dorm fan cooled, low season: 25 ringgit, high season 25 ringgit. Notes:
Room: Dbl fan share bathroom, low season: 50 ringgit, high season 50 ringgit. Notes:

Where is The Highlands Backpacker's Lodge

The Highlands Backpacker's Lodge
Lot 839, 2nd and 3rd Floor, Jalan Merpati, Miri
T: (085) 422 327
Room rates: Under 60 ringgit

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