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Osman's Homestay

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Reviewed 13 July 2017 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

4  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

8  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
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

My friend and I stayed here for 3D4N and we loved it! Communication beforehand was seemless via WhatsApp. The house can only be reached by boat from Sukau jetty (5min) and from its veranda one has a beautiful view of the Kinabatangan river. The rooms...More

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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
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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
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"Join in for as many boat rides as possible - they're so cheap and the more you do, the more chances of..."
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"The rooms are basic, clean and have pedestal fans. Shared bathroom and western toilets."
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"Rustic cabin on the river"
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