If you are one of those travellers who need budget, cheap, or simply basic accommodation around Kinabalu Park Headquarters, then Mountain Resthouse will be a perfect place for you. Located just 300 metres away from the entrance of Kinabalu Park, Mountain Resthouse has the cheapest bed for rental in Kundasang and the Resthouse caters especially for the budget conscious backpackers. The rest house is partially hidden by trees and plants from the main road, and it is built on a sloppy hill that over look the Bundu Tuhan farming community. Mt. Kinabalu is completely hidden by the hill behind the rest house. Temperature here ranges from 19°C to 17°C at night. Mountain Resthouse has been in operation for almost a decade now.
This rest house consists of two wooden buildings that run parallel to each other, with one on a higher ground. Room One, two family rooms and a kitchen at the corner make up the lower building. Room One has a queen bed with an attached bathroom, and this is the only bathroom in Mountain Resthouse that has hot shower facility. The family room has a queen bed and a bunk-bed, that can sleep four. Both the family rooms have their own attached bathroom. The kitchen would come in handy for guests who want to do some simple cooking themselves. Facilities here are very limited, a gas stove, some fried pans, and pots are the only cooking tools provided.
The upper building consists of six small rooms with three to four beds each. Most of the rooms has a configuration of two bunk beds on either side of the walls. All the guests here will have to share a common washroom, with a men and women section, adjacent to this building. Each section has a toilet and a shower room. The only downside is this washroom which is a concrete building is sightly tilted, so some basic skill of balancing is needed when one wants to use the washroom.
|Room One||RM 70|
|Family Room||RM 70|
|Dormitory bed||RM 20|
Mountain Resthouse does not have a cafe or restaurant, but guests can walk just 300 metres to the entrance of Kinabalu Park Headquarters for an affordable, nice and clean restaurant. This restaurant serves Chinese, local and some Western food. English breakfast is at RM 12 per set. Transportation to this rest house is very easy as all major buses and coaches to and from Kota Kinabalu will have to pass by here.
Near-by interesting places to explore are Mt. Kinabalu, Kundasang Town, Desa Cattle Farm, Kundasang War Memorial, Poring Hot Spring, Raffelsia flower area, Sabah Tea Garden, and Moroli River (Fish Therapy). For other accommodations at Kundasang, click here.
How to get there? Just take any buses or coaches to Mt. Kinabalu, Mountian Resthouse is just a mere 300 metre down from the entrance of Kinabalu Park Headquarters.
km 93, Jalan KK-Ranau,
Kinabalu Park, Kundasang
mobile: +6016 837 40 60