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Bako National Park Hostel

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Camberley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 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...

2Thank whatisthislife
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...

Thank Rachelle v
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...

Thank Lauravs91
Reviewed 19 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...

3Thank AndyM3714
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Not worth staying overnight, especially at the weekend when its really busy. We got put to back of the que at the 'overnight stand' and at the jetty, as tour groups and day drippers get given priority. We were waiting over an hour on the jetty. At the National park you can't check in until 2pm and everyone leaves their...

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I write this review to get some reality over the quality of the stay in the bako national park. I read some many bad reviews, we were expecting something really horrible. That turned out to be not true. So here's my view: The rooms (we had a type 6) are very big, but with much in it. A bed and...

Thank erik441
Papendrecht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We went to this park and spotted many wild live. It's very hot overthere so bring enough water with you, there are more than enough tracks to walk around which are bringing you back to the HQ and our advise to you is to book a guide there as they will inform you about what you will be seeing there...

Thank Saval t
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Bako National Park is amazing and it is worth spending the night. The proboscis monkeys and bearded pigs all come out around dusk. While you may only see one or two of the monkeys during day trips to the park, they visit the entrance at dusk. You also MUST go on a night walk. It's cheap (20RM?) and lasts for...

1Thank Tricia C
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We went to the national park by boat which was 30 mins long. Suppose to see the proboscis monkey but when we went there, there weren't any. We were just unlucky. Other tour groups from previous days were able to see it. The only wildlife we saw were the wildboars, small green snake, long tail monkey, wild catfish. It was...

Thank snbs96

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Address: Bako National Park 93400, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sarawak > Bako National Park
Number of rooms: 30
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