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Bako National Park Hostel

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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

You could compare the hostel to the house found deep in the forest of the Blair Witch Project... Or at least, a building that has been abandoned for several decades without any maintenance. As is clear from the other reviews here, the hostel is far from ideal. The 'kitchen' (A sink and fridge that you wouldn't dare leave anything inside)... More 

Thank Thomas S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The park is absolutely beautiful. The wildlife is incredible and the views are stunning. It's just such a shame that the hospitality and accommodation are bad. Pros: The wildlife! We saw proboscis lots of monkeys (mostly by the main beach), macaque monkeys (don't eat food outside or they will steal it and become vicious), silver leaf monkeys, pit viper snakes,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The hostel at the Bako seriously need to have some maintenance. There were plenty holes and cracks on the ceiling, toilet wasn't clean, broken chair, dirty pillow, very old bed with unclean bedsheets. Rusty refrigerator is provided but its unclean inside. By just looking at them I feel regret staying overnight. However I wanted to stay overnight because of beautiful... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The accommodation is very basic. We where at lodge type 5 with private bathroom, it was clean. The food is OK, but water and snacks are more expensive than other places. We brought some instant noodles (the hot water for them cost MYR 0,5) and beer (they were kind to let us keep our beer in the fridge). The jungle... More 

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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Firstly - the rooms were pretty rough but manageable for a night or if you are used to backpacking but very much a hostel! I was slightly annoyed before even getting into the room as despite the fact they were 90% empty they refused to let us in the room until bang on check in time - seemed very petty... More 

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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Dark and dirty cabin (the trash from the previous visitor was not removed). This hostel is the only place to stay at Bako NP and luckely there is a lot to see in the park, so you don't need to stay inside. This is runned by the government and they need to refresh the accomodation. They make enough money with... More 

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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Bako National Park is an amazing destination for lovers of nature. If you wanna hike seriously on the several available paths, you must stay at least one night. The only available accommodation is pretty basic (no hot water, no Wi-Fi) and not very clean (sometimes they probably wash bed sheets, but it's better if you bring your own sleeping bag/liners).... More 

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Bako National Park is a paradise for animal-lovers. Yes you could come for only a day, but the real experience is to stay for at least one night. The accommodations are basic - but this is the jungle. We had a private room with private bathroom and it was clean and ok - really nice to take a cold shower... More 

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

We decided to saty at Bako National Park for 3 days... Definitely worth of it! We booked online house 3, room 2 from the Forrest Lodge, Type 4 The room had a good airco (but the fans in the room were good enough!), proper sheets and comfortable beds. The room has its own (cold) shower, toilet and a fridge. The... More 

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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Of all the things we did travelling, this was my favourite! We stayed for 3 nights and loved every minute. You can't beat waking up to wild monkeys outside your room! Yes the accommodation is basic but the chalet is actually quite sweet and has a nice little veranda. Our ceiling fan was effective air con and our fridge was... More 

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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”
 of 5 bubbles jtcase, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“house 3, room 2 from the Forrest Lodge, Type 4 is a good one!”
 of 5 bubbles Anitatatatatata, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Book ahead to get a chalet as it's more private.”
 of 5 bubbles 535cathrynt, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Hoste Like Rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Kerala2014, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Forest Lodge Type 6 had a fridge, private bathroom, ceiling fan and towels.”
 of 5 bubbles w0rkinghard, 5 Mar 2016 | Read review
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