Bako offers rooms in a lodge and hostel, and also has several campsites.
I stayed in the hostel, which had a simple 4 bed, no frills setup. Facilities include electricity, two fans in the room, running water, toilets with indoor plumbing and private shower stalls. Despite the lack of A/C, the room was bearable during the evening.
It's a good idea to book ahead, as Bako has limited accommodations that usually fill up fast. They have a decent online booking system (http://ebooking.com.my), and were relatively prompt in verifying my reservation. However, it's probably easier to just call them (if you can) in order to get instant confirmation.
If you plan to stay over nite in Bako National Park, you can arrange with the park authority for the following type of accomodations:
Two rooms Forest Lodge (3 beds in each room) with fans and shared bathroom/toilet @ RM100/room or RM150/lodge.
Two rooms Forest Lodge (2 beds in each room) with fans and attached bathroom/toilet @ RM50/room or RM75/lodge.
Four rooms Forest Hostel (4 beds in each room) with fans and shared bathroom/toilet @ RM15/bed or RM40/room.
*No cooking allowed inside the Lodge & Hostel.
Camping site with public bathroom/toilet @ RM5/pax.
*Camping equipment is not provided.
Basic accomodation to suit everyone's budget.
Well, I have never tried camping in this park before. But I do think it would be pretty fun and exciting to camp and knowing there are wildlife roaming around the park. ;-)
Campsite rental is RM4 only.
There is a pretty spacious balcony for visitors to hang out and getting to know people.
There are 4 beds in a room at RM42/room and RM10.50/adult.
Kitchen facilities are provided so that visitors can prepare their own meals. Provide a few bathroom to accommodate more people.
To avoid disappointment (especially during weekends), it would be advisable to book well in advance, as there are limited numbers of chalet only.
It consists of 2 to 5 beds at RM84/chalet and RM42/room.
More privacy. You don't have to share bathroom and kitchen with many people. As there are only two rooms in a chalet.
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