We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 5 Sukau B&Bs / inns

Osman's Homestay

Save Saved
You added Osman's Homestay to your Saves list
Kinabatangan river, a few minutes by boat from Sukau village, Sukau, Malaysia
Hotel amenities
  • Overview
  • Reviews (28)
  • Photos (49)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (2)
  • Location
  • More
Osman's Homestay
Ranked #2 of 5 Sukau B&B and Inns
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Sukau
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

28 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (2)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Winterthur, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been spending 3 days and 3 nights at osmans homestay. The accommodation is basic but very clean and brings all you need. From the patio you have a direct view to the river, where you will have all your meals. Osmans wife is a excellent chef and takes care of special preferences. Osman himself will take care of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kiama, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a dew months before we went, but when we arrived we were told by Osman's wife that their house was full & was it ok if we stayed at their relative's house down river. Being put on the spot, we said yes as our taxi had already left. We got a mattress on the floor & a single bed.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toulouse, France
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I hesitated quite a lok before sending this review, since I would love to keep this place secret !! I was one of the best stay I had ever ! I stayed there in late 2011 and found just a mobile phone number somewhere on a forum, recommending to stay at Osman's. A bit doubtful at the very beginning, I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We stayed with Osman’s family in their house at Kinabatangan River and in hindsight I am tempted to say that the highlight of any Borneo trip must be the river cruise on the Kinabatangan River. The wildlife is extremely impressive, it’s absolutely a different feeling to a sanctuary or a zoo. In addition, several animals you find along the river... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We stay 2 nights at osman's homestay and it was fantastic! We went with the boot on the river and he shows us the best places of the jungle. We saw a lots of animals, monkeys, eliphants, crocodiles, the nose monkeys, fire fly's and a lots of nice birds. Osman's wife maked dilicious food en his children are really sweet.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Newcastle, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

My family loved Osmans, although it was last year we stayed we all still talk about how fantastic it was. Osman made us feel very welcome in his home and would do anything to make us comfortable. Our trip on the river was outstanding we went hoping to see orangutans and elephants and were not dissapointed.IThink if you want to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

We read all the reviews before going and had realistic expectations for our stay. We wanted to save some money and still see the river. Pros: -Cheaper option than most tour companies & you can see the same wildlife, same river -good meals . For dinner, we had full plates of chicken and beef rices and assortment of vegetables and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Yokosuka, Japan
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

You Tube Documentary: http://youtu.be/LS4jcSDmq5Y Title: Born in Borneo, Channel yoblair If you love elephants and you are going to Borneo mostly to experience them, then go to Osman's. Nobody can guarantee that the elephants somewhat irregular migration patterns will have then in the area during your visit. However, if they are in the area, at Osman's you will get an... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We booked for 8 people, and when we arrived, they had over booked and we had to sleep on mattresses on the floor. we had to ask for a fan. Their young children shouted, screamed and ran around continously from when we arrived at 1.30pm to 10pm. We were advised at the time of booking that we would go out... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Osmans homestay is exactly as described by the others, room for rm50 per person per night, and rm50 per person for the boat cruise. As a Malaysian myself I was disappointed to find the experience not worth the rather expensive stay. The room is very basic, two beds and a fan; with a toilet that doesn't flush and a shower... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Osman's Homestay, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Osman's Homestay? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Osman's Homestay

Address: Kinabatangan river, a few minutes by boat from Sukau village, Sukau, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Kinabatangan District > Sukau
Also Known As:
Osman's Homestay Sukau, Kinabatangan District

49 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (50)
Bathroom (1)
Room/suite (1)
Dining (1)
View from room (2)
Hotel & grounds (1)
Other (44)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in Sukau with
any amenities

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Osman's Homestay staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer