The previous review by Montrealais summed the accomodation at Bako National Park perfectly. You really must not expect much, this is just basic lodging for a hiker and it does the job.
The rooms do have a very mouldy smell to them and yes there is grime here and there and the bathrooms are unpleasant (our shower didn't have a shower head, rather it was just a tap!) but you really just have to deal with it to be able to enjoy the beautiful national park. We only used the accommodation to sleep in, otherwise we were out hiking and enjoying the outdoors.
The canteen is ok, as mentioned the pricing system is a bit haphazard and if there are a lot of guests staying then make sure you arrive at the exact time they put the food out or else you will be left with the scraps. We arrived half an hour later and there was not a lot of food left and they don't replenish it. It's decent food, enough to get you through.
The park is certainly building and refurnishing new accommodation and this will be great when it opens to the public. In the mean time just don't go with high expectations. It is worth staying at least one night to do a longer walk - the nature and beaches are totally worth the slight feelings of unpleasantness you get from the accommodation!More
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