We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Osman's Homestay

Kinabatangan river, a few minutes by boat from Sukau village, Sukau, Malaysia
Best prices for your stay
Check In Check Out
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in SukauSee available hotels in Sukau
Traveller (162)
Room & Suite (3)
Pool & Beach (2)
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“his wife” (26 reviews)
“local family” (6 reviews)
Breakfast included
Free Wifi
All hotel details
{"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel_hsx","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel_hsx__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel_hsx__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
Write a Review
Reviews (90)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 5 of 81 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Although, we agree with the other reviews: Osman is a really good guide, he also made our stay beyond uncomfortable. Osman is also irritable, irrational, controlling, and repeatedly verbally attacked us and other tourists staying with him. Perhaps we caught him on a bad few...More

1  Thank dmm1686
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a two hour taxi ride from Sandakan, we arrived at the Kota Kinabatangan river where the very friendly wife of Osman was waiting for us. From there she brought us by boat to paradise! Osman's place is amazing, we stayed 3 nights and it...More

3  Thank Paul L
Reviewed 3 June 2017

If you're planning a trip to the Kinabatangan river and your main focus is to see as much wildlife as possible then this is the place for you... and Osman is definitely the guide for you. He seems to be the BBC's 'go to' guy...More

5  Thank Franc C
Reviewed 11 May 2017

What an epic stay it was! We have spent 4d/4n there and saw an incredible amount of animals - ref leaf monkeys, proboscis monkeys, orangutans, millions of bats in a cave, pygmy elephants, many hornbills, crocodiles and many others. Osman is a legendary guide that...More

1  Thank Arminas K
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The night before we asked Osman if we could leave really early for the morning boat trip, he said it wasn't a problem so we were all set for a 6am cruise. At about 540am, there was a knock on our door. Initially I thought...More

Thank Mustafa A
Sukau Greenview Bed & Breakfast
207 reviews
#1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Sukau
Kinabatangan Jungle Camp
165 reviews
#1 of 2 Speciality lodging in Bilit
Nature Lodge Kinabatangan
349 reviews
#7 of 29 Speciality lodging in Sandakan
Bilit Rainforest Lodge
258 reviews
#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Kota Kinabatangan
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
  • Top amenities
  • Breakfast included
  • Hotel Amenities
  • Breakfast included
  • Number of rooms
  • 4
  • Location
  • Malaysia >
  • Sabah >
  • Kinabatangan District >
  • Sukau
  • Also Known As
  • Osman's Homestay Sukau, Kinabatangan District
Add Photo Photos
Traveller (162)
Room & Suite (3)
Pool & Beach (2)
Dining (1)
Hotel & Grounds (153)
Bathroom (2)
Family and Play Areas (1)
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
11 July 2017|
Response from Beatrice1992 | Reviewed this property |
This is his wife's phone number: +60 (0) 19 841 5259. Her name is Yanti, she is extremely helpful and responds very quickly to messages on WhatsApp. I'm not sure if staying in another lodge is possible - it's probably less... More
Google Translation
17 March 2015|
Response from Patrizia S | Reviewed this property |
Don't go there!Hi! Two days ago my boyfriend and I were at Osman's Homestay. First: the prices and the activities are different. It is 70rm per person for one night including meals and 50rm per per person for one trip on the... More
Room Tips
"Join in for as many boat rides as possible - they're so cheap and the more you do, the more chances of..."
Read review
"The rooms are basic, clean and have pedestal fans. Shared bathroom and western toilets."
Read review
"value for money"
Read review
"Rustic cabin on the river"
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing