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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The rooms are very cozy and affordable with the price. But im totally loving the bathrooms. It was very really clean and complete with toiletries and hot shower. Would definitely going back there for future visits.

Thank Amira A
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The last place we stayed on our Sabah holiday, by now we were used to the welcome (or lack thereof) and took no offence. A lovely wooden mountain cabin that, had they added geraniums along the outside balcony would have had me believing I was in Europe. Lovely double room, wood floors, walls and ceiling. Lots of shelf space. Comfortable... More 

Thank ChinaGed
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Second visit to Mt Kinabalu and first time at this lodge. We shared one of the family balcony rooms between friends. The room and facilities were clean, the shower was very hot ! The staff was friendly and helpful. Their food options are simple but very affordable. Being biologists we loved the incredible amount of moth species around it was... More 

Thank Nicolas R
Penang Island, Malaysia
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

The location of the lodge is easily accessible by the car but not by walking. As it can be very tiring. Me and my friends stayed in the dorm room for rm35 per night. It was perfect. The room is a pod style for more privacy. The blanket is super amazing. Love it. Slept like a baby. The staffs were... More 

1 Thank Farishafiq
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed for 3 nights in the dorm room. The beds are pod style with two curtains you can pull together (kind of) for privacy. They're quite comfy but the pillows aren't great. Being the mountains, it gets very cold at night. The lodge supplies a duvet but if, like me, you suffer from the cold you may need two.... More 

1 Thank K L
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

The view from the lodge is beautiful! We upgraded our room within minutes to get a balcony so we could make the most of it. It's incredible! Sitting on the balcony with hot coffee and a book after a day of trekking was like paradise. We shared a cab from KK to the entrance of the National Park and then... More 

Thank saigongirl89
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

One of the closest more budget friendly lodges near to the park headquarters and the big climb. Basic accomodation with friendly staff, few amenities and a verandah view out over the hills. The entrance driveway is a hilly km and another easy km walk up to the park. Food here is very basic and there is minimal hot water and... More 

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Reviewed 25 July 2016

We were recommended to go there by other travelers, and it was just the best. The view from the balcony is outstanding, we could just sit there for hours and watch the clouds and lights change. The owners are really friendly, it felt like a home. Food was good (and vegetarian! which I liked). Place is clean, books to read,... More 

Thank Dieke S
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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Comfortable lodges, friendly staff, great dining, perfect location. We couldn't have really asked for more. After arriving at Mt Kinabalu headquarters we completed the arrivals process with the staff and were escorted to a very comfortable 2 person lodge. The lodge had an en suite shower/toilet and a king sized bed. It didn't have air conditioning which resulted in the... More 

Thank Ben L
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Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

It's a beautiful lodge that offers private rooms or dorms. I stayed in a dorm; the beds are built into small bunks with curtains. You have a plug and your own lights in them. At night it can get a bit chilly since you are up on a mountain, so maybe pack a pair of good pj's and some socks;)... More 

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Additional Information about Kinabalu Mountain Lodge

Address: 1 km before Kinabalu Park (from KK direction), Kundasang, Ranau, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Ranau > Kundasang
Price Range: $19 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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“Dorm room for backpackers”
 of 5 bubbles Farishafiq, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There are rooms with balcony for 4 person, rooms for 2 person and dormitory beds for solo/budget travellers.”
 of 5 bubbles jensu27, 14 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Check the Halelua open air cinema when walking to the lodge. It has been closed for years but an impressive location.”
 of 5 bubbles Varel_Fristensky, 4 Dec 2015 | Read review
“the japanese room is good for 4-5 people , choose the a room in the second floor”
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 of 5 bubbles lourdesb967, 15 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Dorm beds are squeaky. I am a very light sleeper though and still had a good night's sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles emilicious56, 13 Aug 2014 | Read review
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