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About this property


Suitable for backpackers, Kinabalu Mountain Lodge is located two kilometers from Kinabalu National Park or within a 20-minute walk. This basic lodge offers superior facilities such as cooking facilities and a BBQ area, a shared bathroom, hot and cold shower, spacious common area, and exclusive jungle trails. The hotel's staff also helps in tour booking and transport arrangements to make sure you don’t miss out on the main attractions the city has in store for you. Kinabalu Mountain Lodge makes a memorable stay.
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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Getting around

  • Car park
  • Taxi service

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden
  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • BBQ facilities
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room


  • Pets allowed

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Malay
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Please note that the hotel does not have any restaurants, but it provides vegetarian food before 7:30 pm every day (payable at the hotel).

Please be informed that since there is no heater provided in the room, guests can request for an extra blanket.

Check-in is between 02:00 PM and 08:00 PM. Guests arriving outside the mentioned check-in hours are requested to contact the property directly prior to arrival so alternative arrangements can be made.

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-3 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 4-12 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-In Until: 10:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 90km
Distance to Airport: 97km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Floors: 3
Number of Rooms : 13
Reception Open Until: 10:00 PM
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 150
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2014
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Recent customer comments

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based on 646 reviews
  • Cleanliness 7.0
  • Facilities 6.7
  • Location 6.7
  • Room comfort and quality 6.8
  • Service 7.1
  • Value for money 7.2
  • Food and dining 5.8
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Ahmad from Malaysia
Double Room
Stayed one night in September 2016
for the nature lovers
amazing view, truly nature, good place for backpackers.
Reviewed September 26, 2016

Lindsay from United States
1 Bed in 10-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016
Just Lovely!!
First: it's a 35min hike from the park entrance with some steep hills. Not super fun with a backpack, but manageable. Also, there is no Wi-Fi or phone service. We didn't know this before. Still, this place is a gem and I loved it. The lodge is cozy and the dorms were nice. The shared bathrooms are behind the building, but they are huge and clean. Great views from the porch- a great place to read or play cards and enjoy the peace. Good food at reasonable prices. Would stay again.
Reviewed September 23, 2016

Mahzan from Malaysia
Double Room
Stayed one night in September 2016
Location a bit far from the main road. But once you arrive at the place, it's a wow!
Reviewed September 16, 2016

Brett from Australia
Solo traveler
Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in September 2016
Nice place with great views
Nicely positioned and cruisy small place. Appeared to be run by three quite young girls. Could probably do with more food options given where it is. The place is entirely wooden floors so can be noisy depending on how 'considerate' your fellow guests are later in the night. Sign advertises trails but there aren't any.
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Nazuna from United Kingdom
1 Bed in 10-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed one night in September 2016
Amazing views!
This place is perfect for those coming to trek in Kinabalu Park. It is a 10 minute walk from the road but not too bad. The dorm was clean and cosy, and the beds were comfortable. A lovely place to wake up and enjoy the view.
Reviewed September 08, 2016

AISYAH from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Double Room
Stayed one night in September 2016
Staffs are very nice and cleanliness is excellent. Should come here for those who wants to stay just a night before hike to Kinabalu
Reviewed September 07, 2016

Nazuna from United Kingdom
1 Bed in 10-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed one night in September 2016
Great place for hikers!
The dorm was clean, comfortable and you got some privacy because of the wooden divides and curtains. The food was tasty (vegetarian), and the view is just stunning! It is a 10 min walk from the road but chances are you're here to hike anyway and it's definitely worth the walk.
Reviewed September 03, 2016

MICHELLE from Malaysia
Japanese Room
Stayed one night in August 2016
Not worth the price we paid . It's full of moths
Reviewed September 02, 2016

Eng from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Bed in 10-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016
Bad location
It is hidden far away from the main road, and the road leading into the lodge need some climbing and walk about 2km and get worst if it rains. Hence, if you have big luggage, you need to get a taxi. And not all taxi are willing to go in. Those taxi that are willing to drive in charged RM20
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Iris from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Bed in 10-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed one night in August 2016
Fantastic spot with a view in the mountains
I can definitely recommend the Kinabalu Mountain Lodge! The view is spectacular and it is a perfect place to unwind after a day of hiking or after climbing the mountain. There is not so much to do, which makes it perfect for sitting, relaxing, reading and chatting with the other travellers. The dorm has individual pots, so you will have your own space and will not be bothered by other guests (e.g. when switching the bedlight on/off)
Reviewed August 22, 2016


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