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The hostel beds cost RM15 each and each room has 4 beds equipped with 2 wall fans and a light. Some have mirrors, some don't. The rooms are clean but don't come with blankets and last night it rained heavily and continuously until this morning and it was terribly cold and a lot of us got creative and used the...

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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful location in nature with well marked trails and a good night walk with the rangers for only 10RM. The beach is lovely but can't swim due to crocodiles. Cafe is ok, not great veggie options and food mostly sat out for a long time and lukewarm. Dorm room bed is very cheap but smells so bad of bat urine...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Beautiful boat ride to the park. Arriving on the beach. Soon after, we saw proboscis monkeys, wild boars and silver leaf monkeys and a small green viper in a tree. Amazing! Food is very very basic. Not good. The lodges are ok. We had a private lodge, two rooms, two bathrooms and good working fans and AC. All you need....

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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We are bird watchers and only saw 24 species during our 2 night stay. The big ticket items were the primates and bearded pigs. We were well rewarded. Our accommodation was a Forest Lodge type 6 house no 2. Was great in its time but the tropics have taken its toll... Not complaining, as it was very modestly priced and...

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Reviewed 30 December 2016

We were two on the Lintang trail - 5.7. km loop and unfortunately with the recent rains the trail was wet and the rocks particularly slippery. I slid and fell using my hands to break my fall and broke my wrist. We were only about 1.7 kms along the trail. Some fellow hikers generously stopped to try to call the...

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Camberley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2016

In Kuching take red bus number 1 from the street next to the food court (yellow fire tower) 3.5 RM. Around one hour to Kampong Bako. Park entry is 20 RM, boat, 20 RM each way, takes 20 minutes. We arrived at low tide so landed on the beach, shoes off and paddled ashore. There is a self-service restaurant with...

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Reviewed 13 November 2016

We stayed in Bako for two nights. The accommodation is pretty sober and I wouldn’t expect to much from it. We stayed in a dorm. The food in the cafeteria is the only option you have and that was also not great. Nevertheless the park is amazing and a place you should visit when coming to Kuching/Sarawak. The trails were...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

The park itself is very beautiful. Enough trails to choose from! We saw proboscis monkeys, that was cool. But the accommodation was even worse then expected after reading reviews. We stayed in the dorm, the cheapest option. We expected a very basic room, but we didn't expect a very moldy ceiling and a toilet that is so awful you prefer...

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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Feeling excited to visit Bako NP. An open eye towards the natural place. However, an accident happened due to my Friend was stung by a wild bees while we on the way to the waterfall. There was no service of mobile in the forest. Therefore, we searched for mobile service and called for help. Luckily we found the office number...

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Alexandra, Victoria
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed overnight at Bako in one of the forest chalets. Being at Bako after the day trippers had left was fantastic. It was so peaceful! It seemed that as soon as the last boat left, the silver leaf monkeys came down out of the trees. I totally recommend an overnight there if you have the time. There is a...

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Address: Bako National Park 93400, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sarawak > Bako National Park
Number of rooms: 30
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“Forest Lodge Type 4 bungalow are equipped with A/C and a fridge”
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“house 3, room 2 from the Forrest Lodge, Type 4 is a good one!”
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“Book ahead to get a chalet as it's more private.”
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