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#3 of 7 Speciality lodging in Sukau
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CinBT03 wrote a review Jan 2020
Caloundra, Australia49 contributions32 helpful votes
We stayed 3 days and 2 nights at Sakau Backpackers B&B. There are a lot of places to choose from to stay at in this area, many with similar names. We stayed as a group of 10, booking 4 x rooms, with 2 x families. Youngest aged 9 years. We had our own vehicle and booked tours and meals separately. We ended up doing all tours and eating all meals at the B&B. We were able to be flexible and decide our itinerary while at the B&B. Morning and afternoon river cruises were 2 hours duration each, 6am and 4pm start. Night cruise 7.30pm start. Cruises 60 MYR each, children under 12 yrs half price. Did jungle walk too. It was a bit of a work out uphill and through great vegetation. 30 MYR. Great walk. So glad we did it. Lots of mosquitoes so take the insect repellent. The B&B provides sausage, egg, toast, bake beans for breakfast included in 75 MYR room cost. Rooms are chalet style, basic, clean and comfortable. Beers 12 MYR and softdrink 4 MYR are on sale until 8pm with tea and coffee available all the time free of charge. Lunch and dinner was tasty, home cooking. Local beef/chicken dishes, rice and veg with fruit after. The meals we all thought were absolutely delicious, using whole food and local ingredients in a buffet set out for 20 MYR per person. They cooked plain omelette at the request of 1 person in our group. There is a small well stocked convenience store with groceries locals seem to access about 50 M from B&B. Cold drinks, ice creams, insect repellent, torches, water, crisps...anything we needed we found there. Found the staff at B&B to be friendly and accommodating. Would recommend to others. Jan and Lan were excellent boatman and guides on the river.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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eanello wrote a review Dec 2019
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam15 contributions5 helpful votes
This place has a very homey vibe. The accommodations are very simple but they are clean and functional and worth it for the price you pay. You are best off if you sign up for a package (river cruises and meals included) directly with this place as they organise their own boat tours and cook delicious meals 3 times a day for the guests. The staff was super nice and helpful in organising transportation for us to Samporna and piking us up from the airport in Sukau.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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NicoleXOX wrote a review May 2019
Mammoth Lakes, California9 contributions
This place is great. It’s a simple, budget accommodation. The buffet lunches are good, and they are accommodating to special requests and dietary needs. It’s a beautiful lush green property, and the surrounding rainforest on the river is exquisite. Make sure you ask for an English speaking boat tour guide. We didn’t opt for the package deal. We did our tours a la cart, which worked out better because we didn’t want to do the walking tour. Definitely add on the Pygmy elephant safari! And bring extra sunscreen!!!
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Ld92 wrote a review Apr 2019
Manchester, United Kingdom16 contributions4 helpful votes
We did the 3D/2N package with Sukau Backpackers, mainly because it was the only option within our budget. It was as expected for a less expensive option, though some elements were disappointing and probably easy to improve. We enjoyed the 4 cruises on the river, each taking a different route. The scenery was spectacular and we saw a number of monkeys, birds, baby crocodiles and an orangutan from a distance. It seemed that the driver of the boat spotted everything we passed and positioned the boat well to watch the animals. However, he wasn’t very interactive and we ended up learning more about the animals from the guides on other boats next to us. We were also expecting a guide and a driver, and only had a driver, which was disappointing but probably to do with the budget option. There were also no binoculars available (which are essential really), and again we used some from the boats next to us. The jungle walk was disappointing and felt like a time filler. We were followed by the village dogs which barked and scared off the only monkeys we saw. After that the guide didn’t seem very interested in trying to spot anything else. The accommodation was basic but had everything we needed (air con, comfy bed, outdoor seating), and we were pleasantly surprised by how nice the garden/setting was. Transfers in private minibuses were great - pick up and drop off as expected. The food was OK for a meat eater, but the vegetarian alternative provided (plain omelette or salad) was disappointing. Some fruit for breakfast would have been nice.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nina F wrote a review Jan 2019
Roskilde, Denmark14 contributions4 helpful votes
My family of Four (kids 8 and 10) did the 3D/2N at Kinabatanga with Sukau backpackers. The rooms are basic but clean, the food was plain but pleantyfull and the Nature was beautiful and We were lucky to see two Wild orangutans pretty close to the boat. The Nightwalk wasnt worth the trouble of going through swamp and the mody Hills but We didnt see any animals. We were also dropped of at the junction but it was with Perfect timing to catch our bus to Semporna- so no complains there. All in all a worth value experience.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$17 - US$18 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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MalaysiaSabahKinabatangan DistrictSukau
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sukau Backpackers B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Sukau Backpackers B&B?
Nearby attractions include Kinabatangan Jungle Camp (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sukau Backpackers B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Sukau Backpackers B&B?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Sukau Backpackers B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Sukau Backpackers B&B have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sukau Backpackers B&B offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sukau Backpackers B&B?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Malay.