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Bariew Backpackers Lodge & Homestay

Hostel | Bario, Kelabit Highlands, Sarawak, East Malaysia, Borneo. Bario, Malaysia 98050

83.8% Overall Rating

3 out of 3 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (18/05/2011)

"Although he appears shy and quiet at first, the owner, Reddish, is extremely friendly and has a great sense of humor. He is very knowledgeable about the area's history and its people. We hired him to be our guide for a…"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Nightclub
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 2.36
  • Breakfast USD 1.89
  • Linen USD 2.36
  • Towel USD 1.18

What's Included

  • Luggage Room

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

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Bario is a small village, remote cool place, fresh air, 800 people, 14 longhouses, rice farmers, in the heart of Borneo near the Indonesian kalimantan border. It's 1,200 meters above sea level in the Kelabit Highlands. To get there is only by MAS/Maswings 18 seater baby plane (twin otter). Read more

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About Bariew Backpackers Lodge & Homestay

The word "Bariew" in the kelabit dialect is "wind".


On arrival at the Bario airport, ask for Julfiness and Reddish who also drives the local taxi. A 10 minute ride from the airport will find you at Bariew Backpacker Lodge and Homestay.

The lodge is safe, clean, friendly operators, centrally located. Situated 2km from airport and within walking distance to shops, longhouses, rice fields, police post, immigration post, army post, clinic, internet/telephone, schools, games field and to some attraction sites i.e. grave yard, army airplane wreckage etc.

The Lodge includes 2 lounge rooms, single/double beds, kitchen, showers and western toilets, laundry, left luggage storage, localised nature guides, reading corner, rattan made furniture’s, airport pick up, coffee/tea making facilities, etc.

the Lodge has it's own 4 X 4WD vehicles which will take you to the start of each walk or to other lodges and longhouses.

Bario is a base for jungle treks. Bariew Backpacker Lodge can arrange many activities such as overnight jungle trekking, camping, bird watching, sports fishing, sight-seeing, longhouse-visits, longboat trips, traditional farming experience and cultural entertainment. Jungle trekking from overnight to 5-6 days can be organized accommodating your needs and fitness level.

All meals are served in Kelabit style with the worlds most famous Bario Rice and pineapple curry.
Detailed list of activities, prices and area map of Bario Highlands is available at the lodge.

Enquiries most welcome.

warmest regards,

Your host,

Reddish and Julfiness
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