Kinabalu Park Accommodation

Summit Lodge and Garden Lodge at the Back

Surrounded by temperate forests and situated at an altitude around 6,000 feet (1,829 meter) above sea level, the accommodation facilities inside the Kinabalu Park are some of the best that one can find at this holiday resort. These accommodations consist of chalets, cabins, as well as dormitories. Guests who stay at the park also have easy access to the other park facilities like restaurants, exhibition centre, nature trails and the botanic garden. Lately bird watching is also a popular activity at the park.

Summit Lodge and Garden Lodge at the Back

The Kinabalu Park was established in 1964. Accommodation at the park was started with just two chalets and a dormitory (Grace Hostel). The two chalets were located right at the entrance of the park. Staying in here was managed by the Sabah Park at that time. Today the two chalets at the entrance have turned into office buildings which include the reception and lobby. As more people visited the park and with better road connection in the 70s, a few more chalets (Kinabalu Lodge, Garden Lodge, Summit Lodge, and Peak Lodges) were built. By the mid-80s the cabins (Hill Lodge) and another dormitory building (Rock Hostel) were ready. Eventually the beautiful lodges (Nepenthes and Rajah Lodge) beside the cabins were also completed in the early 90s.

Neat Bedding at the Liwagu Suite

Since the year 2000 the accommodation facilities at Kinabalu Park is managed by the Sutera Sanctuary Lodges. All the rooms and chalets have gone upscale and the whole place had a serious make-over since the change of management, a big improvement from the early days. Today the chalets and cabins have a modern setting and well thought of designs to match. A special feature that many guests are looking for is the fire place, and most of the park chalets and lodges have one. With the wonderful cold weather, and the peaceful surrounding of the park, plus the magnificient view of Mount Kinabalu, staying at the Kinabalu Park will surely bring back many fond memories.

The Common Room at Grace Hostel

Price Guide (2011)

Type of Accommodation No. Of Unit No. Of Person Malaysian International
Grace Hostel 20 beds 20 persons RM 100.00 RM 160.00
Rock Hostel 20 beds 20 persons RM 100.00 RM 160.00
Rock Twin Share 4 rooms 2 persons/room RM 310.00 RM 450.00
Hill Lodge 10 units 2 persons RM 365.00 RM 510.00
Liwagu Suite 4 units 2 persons RM 435.00 RM 620.00
Peak Lodge 4 units 4 persons RM 590.00 RM 850.00
Nepenthes Lodge 8 units 4 persons RM 685.00 RM 970.00

(Price inclusive of breakfast.)

Premier Chalet

Type of Accommodation No. Of Unit No. Of Person Price
Rajah Lodge 1 unit 6 persons RM 8,000.00
Kinabalu Lodge 1 unit 6 persons RM 4,150.00
Garden Lodge 1 unit 4 persons RM 2,600.00
Summit Lodge 1 unit 4 persons RM 2,600.00

(The above prices inclusive of breakfast, lunch, dinner and entrance fee payable to Sabah Park)

The Lobby with Free Wifi All Day

The Reception Office Building

The reception office opens from 7:00 am to 12:00 am, free Wifi is available at the lobby.

Balsam Cafeteria: 6:30 am to 9:00 pm

Liwagu Restaurant: 11:30 am to 9:30 pm

For a cheaper option guests can visit the small cafeteria called Panataran Kinabalu Restaurant, located just outside the entrance of the Kinabalu Park Headquarters.

Kinabalu Park HQ Map

How to go there? Take the Kota Kinabalu-Ranau road. At about 91km one will reach the entrance to the Kinabalu Park. For the independent travellers, there is a daily bus from Kota Kinabalu to Ranau for RM 15.00 leaving at 8:00 am near the Padang Bus Station, and just ask the driver to stop at the Kinabalu Park entrance. Budget taxi, which only leaves with a full capacity of 4 passengers, can be located here too. Or one can take the long distance coaches at the Inanam Bus Terminal, most of them will pass by the park.


Near by interesting places to explore are Mt. Kinabalu, Kinabalu Park HeadquatersKundasang Town, Desa Cattle Farm, Kundasang War Memorial, Poring Hot Spring, Sabah Tea Garden, and Moroli River (Fish Therapy). For other accommodation at Kundasang or around Mt. Kinabalu Park, click here.

Sutera Sanctuary Lodges Central Administrative Office, Lot G15, Ground Floor, Wisma Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. tel: +6088 303 900 fax: +6088 259 552 email: website:

Kinabalu Park Accomodation Picture Gallery:

Premier Chalets

Rajah Lodge (Premier Chalet) Garden Lodge (Premier Chalet)

The Nepenthes Lodge

 The Nepenthes Lodges

Twin Bed (Nepenthes Lodge) Living Room (Nepenthes Lodge) Master Bedroom (Nepenthes Lodge)

The Fire Place (Nepenthes Lodge) Entrance to The Nepenthes Lodges

The Peak Lodge

The Peak Lodges

Nice Living Room (Peak Lodge) Twin Bed (Peak Lodge) Neat and Clean Bunk Bed (Peak Lodge)  Peak Lodge Front Entrance

Seating Area with A Fire Place (Peak Lodge) Dining Table with A Great Mountain View (Peak Lodge) Garden Chairs at The Balcony (Peak Lodge)

Nice Table (Peak Lodge) Coffee and Tea Making Facilities and the washing area (Peak Lodge) Toilet (Peak Lodge) Shower at The Peak LodgeThe Mountain View from The Peak Lodge

The Hill Lodge

The Hill Lodges

Twin Bed at The Hill Lodge Seating Area at The Hill Lodge Washroom at The Hill Lodge

Liwagu Suite

Visitor Centre Building

The Hall Way Leading to The Liwagu Suite Liwagu Suite Living Area A Sofa Bed (Liwagu Suite) The Washroom (Liwagu Suite)

King Bed at Liwagu Suite Liwagu Restaurant The Lobby at The Visitor Centre Building

Grace and Rock Hostels

Bunk Bed at Grace Hostel Tables with A Forest View ( Grace Hostel) A Fire Place at Grace Hostel

The Shower Room (Grace Hostel) The Common Washroom (Grace Hostel) Toilet at Grace Hostel

A Spacious Deck Area at the Entrance of Grace Hostel

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