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Asal Longhouse

Bario Asal Longhouse, Bario 98050 Malaysia
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Bario Asal Longhouse, Bario 98050 Malaysia
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Bario Airport
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William H wrote a review Mar 2020
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This was my very first visit to Bario. We chosen to stay at Asal Longhouse homestay. The place was run by a lovely host , Jane. Throughout the 3 day 2 night stay, we been well taken care of by Jane. The place is comfy and we enjoy the cold breeze of Bario and nice view of the nature. Jane’s authentic Kelabit dish is something to look foward to everyday. Highly recommended this place for a group of traveller of 6-10 pax.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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CMK788 wrote a review Jan 2020
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I had an amazing time at Asal Longhouse. Jane is so hospitable and friendly! She is the most amazing cook, the food I had with Jane was the best I had in Borneo. I am a vegetarian and for each meal she made a variety of delicious dishes. Just staying here for the food alone is a reason to come! The room was clean and the pillows very comfortable. The long house is also the oldest and longest in Bario with a rich history. Jane was also very helpful in organising a guide for me for a day hike. I loved Bario and hope to come here again in the future!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Sia Mooi wrote a review Dec 2019
Seremban, Malaysia13 contributions
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My husband and I stayed 5 nights at Jane’s longhouse. It was superb. Jane was very helpful and hospitable. She served delicious meals. Fresh vegetables from the garden and farm. She even brought us around to visit places and meet people. She helped us to connect to the people and know their culture. Great place to stay with a great host.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Gavin C wrote a review Jul 2019
Brunei-Muara District, Brunei Darussalam2 contributions1 helpful vote
Our host Jane met us at the airport and made us feel at home right away. Jane asked us if we wanted to be shown around the town and introduced us to some of the local people while telling us about Bario's history. The longhouse itself was a very unique experience and made us feel like we were experiencing a part of borneo we hadn't fully seen in our 4 years here. Rustic and homely it was very relaxing to sit outside on the balcony and experience a calmer pace of life. The Kelabit food itself was delicious and we were well catered for. Using local vegetables and fruits Jane prepared us a mini feast of home cooked dishes and exotic flavours. The local pineapple curry was especially good! 
She was very much part of our experience of Bario and suggested places for us to visit, such as a small Penan tribe settlement on the edge of the forest. Although we weren't able to communicate with them they seemed not to mind and it was truly a unique experience to see the way they lived. On the way back to the airport Jane showed us her sisters pineapple farm and inited us in for tea while we waited for our check in time to start. Such a unique and truly cultural experience!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Daisy daisy wrote a review Jun 2019
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We had a great time staying at Jane's at Asal Longhouse. She is very friendly and hospitable. Our rooms were comfortable. Enjoyed beautiful Bario and the trekking. Fr Perth, with my cousin from Beijing
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Alice-Wallaby wrote a review May 2019
Brescia, Italy53 contributions
We’ve had a fantastic stay at Jane’s homestay – not to be confused with two other homestays located in the same longhouse! It was the most authentic experience we’ve had in Borneo – meeting the longhouse residents, including old ladies with long earlobes, waking up to the early morning call to prayer (yes, Christian prayer – the religious revival in Bario is something you have to see for yourself), and, of course, trying the unique Kelabit cuisine. Jane has a real gift for cooking: her dishes are simple yet bursting with unusual and fresh flavours. Venison (sambar deer!), jungle ferns, wild leeks, surreally sweet Bario pineapples – all served on an airy terrace overlooking a luscious garden. At Jane’s, we’ve had one of our few real hot showers in Borneo. The homestay has electricity round the clock, the bed was very comfy, and the bathrooms wouldn’t be out of place in a nice city home. However, the best part actually came after we left! My husband forgot his favourite (and expensive) t-shirt at the homestay, and Jane found way to send it to us – with another guest who was flying to Kuching a few days later! Now that’s what I call true Kelabit hospitality.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Make sure to book Asal Longhouse - there are other homestays in the same building
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MElliott_51 wrote a review May 2019
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand177 contributions14 helpful votes
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We had the good fortune to have 2 nights in Bario with Jane in her amazing Longhouse. The oldest in the region. Quite an experience- I have never walked 209 steps from one end of a house to another- but I did here. We had our own room and shared facilities. Jane was an excellent hostess and we were given the most wonderful food experiences - all local food grown in the area. And of course the famous Bario Rice. She arranged motorbikes for us so we had some transport to explore the area. I recommend this location as a great way to immerse yourselves into the way of life in this area.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Asal Longhouse
Which popular attractions are close to Asal Longhouse?
Nearby attractions include Bario Asal Londhouse (3.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Asal Longhouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include airport transportation, laundry service, and breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Asal Longhouse?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Does Asal Longhouse have airport transportation?
Yes, Asal Longhouse offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Asal Longhouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Malay.