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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 8 September 2015

I knew what to expect because i've read the reviews on Tripadvisor. House type 6 is indeed old, moldy and dusty. But if you do an overnight in the park you have the opportunity to enter the park at dawn, and come back when the sun goes down. Also you can do a nightwalk for as much as 10 myr....

Thank PriscillaW184
Reviewed 2 September 2015

We stayed just one night in the beautiful Bako National Park. The system of booking a room needs improvement. Our first attempt online was rejected but with some email contact, we were able to secure a private room for just one night (it is a popular place). We were expecting a double/twin room, but found out when paying in the...

Thank TinyTravellerA
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

The accommodation is extremely basic but you do get what you pay for (RM15 for a 4 bed dorm with fan). There is no hot water and you will be showering with the mosquitos. The food in the canteen is just about edible although a lot of it is cold and stale but it's very cheap. The walks in the...

Thank Louise M
Kuching, Malaysia
Reviewed 4 July 2015

We stayed overnight & had pre-booked our stay at the Forest Lodge Terrace Type 5. The cost? RM100 (USD26) per night. I have to admit after reading TripAdvisor's poor-mediocre review about the park's overall hostel lodgings, I was a bit apprehensive about what we had gotten ourselves with. After all, the angmoh backpackers have paid such a nominal fee, so...

3Thank leafiewonder
Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

My husband and I, we went to Bako for a day trip and we regret not being able to stay there over night. We took the red #1 bus to Bako which departs at 7,8,9.. etc am. We took it in the Burger stop (yes, that's the bus stop) next to the River Bank suits in the waterfront. Try to...

7Thank Sebnem K
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

Bako NP is a great place! Beautiful nature and active wildlife! The hostel is basic, but all you need. Beds are fine to sleep well and you have a shower to refresh yourself. But when you look for a luxurious hotel, don't go. Do you love nature and can survive with some basics, then go! There are drinks, beers and...

3Thank WouterM85
Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
Reviewed 23 March 2015

We stayed in two types of accomodation - type 5 and hostel. Type five was very nice, airy and pretty clean. Hostel room was small (toilet & bathroom shared with other rooms), but there were only two of us (instead of four), so it was still acceptable. Considering price range and the fact that it is national park I think...

3Thank ZuZua
Reviewed 24 January 2015 via mobile

Didn't really get off to a good start with this place as when we booked it, direct with the national park office, the lady was rude and unhelpful. Local bus is easy to get & cheap. When we arrived at the boat terminal we were told that the next boat was at 2pm (we got there at 1130) we were...

1Thank Kathrin4891
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 4 December 2014

We recently spent 3 nights in the park in a Type 6 house, which was dark and dank, with a rotten floorboard and drippy toilet- although the passing proboscis monkeys, monitor lizards and pigs made up for it. We tried to upgrade to the 3X as expensive Type 4 house but was told it was reserved (although no one ever...

7Thank 1offthebeatenpath
Reviewed 26 November 2014 via mobile

There were nothing else but four beds, two fans, shower and a toilet in our room. Still we did just fine in there for the night. Monkeys will try to come in the rooms, so keep the door closed at all times. the table and the chairs outside were broken. it would have been nice to sit on the terrace,...

1Thank Kia O

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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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