Gunung Mulu National Park on Budget – Accommodation and Food

Nov 02


The cheapest place to sleep is at the Park HQ’s dormitory. It only cost RM37 per person per night. If you have two person and you wish to have some privacy, you can choose a fan room with attached bathroom that cost slightly more expensive at RM110 per room per night. Additional person may cost extra. There are also air-conditioned rooms that cost RM180 per room per night which I personally think not worth it because electricity is cut off from 12 midnight to 6am. That means no air-cond when you sleep. Breakfast is included in all accommodation. To avoid disappointment, pre-book your accommodation by contacting the Park HQ.


Gunung Mulu National Park HQ


Our room is in the same building with the cafe


Cafe Mulu. The one and only place to eat in Mulu Park HQ.


The private fan room. It is quite spacious.


Our room from another angle


Our spacious room


Corridor toward our room


Resting at the Cafe while escaping the rain.


Mulu Discovery Center located inside the cafe


Inside Mulu Discovery Center


When it comes to food, you don’t have much options and they are quite expensive in Mulu. For example, a small bottle of drinking water is RM3, a bowl of plain rice is also RM3, a can of beer is RM8 and a plate of fried rice is RM10. Luckily water boiler is provided in the room. To save money, I boiled my own drinking water. Remember, you are going into a jungle. There are no 7-Eleven or coffee shops. So, pack your own food stuff and snacks before you fly into Mulu. That will save you some cash.


The cafe's counter. Order your food here.


The menu


The menu


Our free breakfast




The cafe is nestled at the edge of the jungle surrounded by greenery

To be continue…


  1. Dear Ben. This is a great post for us. We are planning a trip to Sabah from the Netherlands (Holand)and you made planning Mulu a walk in the (rainforest) park for us!

    Dank je wel! (‘Thanks a lot’ in Dutch)

  2. Judy Morente /

    Dear Ben,

    I had been wanting to go and see gunung mulu with my family. Your information is very much appreciated. Thank you so much for taking the time to post these valuable information.


  3. Marco and Saskia /

    Hi! Mulu was amazing! The park HQ was fully booked. We stayed at the Royal Mulu resort. It is currently under renovation. The up side of that was it was very quiet (Only 30 people or so). It is more expensive though. Judy: (And others) Book your tours in advance. We couldn’t do the Garden of Eden tour. Which we regret. Anyway we saw amazing things. If you don’t mind getting wet and dirty do the turtle cave. It is not really physical challenging for adults, but itd a real adventure. Warm greetings from wet and cold Holland.

  4. was browsing to find information about accommodation in Mulu, and found this page. good information.

  5. Pavel Kolar /

    Hallo there,
    we would like to book 3 nights for 2 people at your Mulu nationam park HQ dormitory (RM37) from 5.5. – 8.5.2013, Please could you let us know avaibilities and price.
    Thank you for your help

  6. Andrew Ho /

    Can you arrange accommodation for 15 adults at your place for 01 Night on Thurs.19.9.13.
    Arrival from Miri to Mulu about 10.00 am.
    All Rm. Twin sharing.
    May use your other services too.
    Thank you.

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