Top 5 Best Mulu National Park Accommodation

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Heading to Mulu National Park? Lucky you! It’s a beautiful part of the world. The next step after deciding to go is to find the best Mulu National Park accommodation. And that’s what we will help you with here!

Mulu National Park is an incredible spot to visit and unlike any other national park I’ve been to. There’s a reason why it’s UNESCO World Heritage listed under all four criteria! The caves, the walks, the Pinnacles – this is a place where you will spend all your time exploring. But you’ll still need a place to rest your head at the end of the day.

In this article, I will help you find the best accommodation Mulu National Park offers no matter what your budget or what exactly you are looking for.

Mulu Caves Entering Lang Cave
Entering Lang Cave

So whether you are looking for the top Gunung Mulu National Park hotel, a Mulu National Park resort or cheap Gunung Mulu National Park hotels option, we have you covered with the best place to stay in Mulu National Park for you.

Here is our list of the best Gunung Mulu National Park accommodation as well as some information about the best hotels near Mulu National Park.

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Comparison Of The Best Accommodation In Mulu National Park

NameStarsPriceWhat To Expect…Book
Park Headquarters★★★$$Only place to stay in the national parkClick here
Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa★★★★★$$$Absolute best hotel in Mulu, wifi and poolClick here
Benarat Lodge★★$Comfortable homestay with a poolClick here
Mulu Diana Homestay$Cosy and simple homestay Click here
Mulu Village$Cheap and cheerful optionClick here
The price column is a relative measure to help you compare your options

Top 5 Best Mulu National Park Accommodation

Park Headquarters Review

Mulu National Park Garden Bungalow
Garden Bungalow

Address: Gunung Mulu National Park, No 11, Mulu National Park, Pekan Mulu 98070, Miri

Near: Located inside the national park

Room Types: Garden bungalows with a king and single bed, longhouse rooms sleeping up to 5 adults, twin rooms and dorm beds in a hostel

Top Features:

  • The only option located inside the national park
  • A range of room options
  • Room rate includes breakfast
  • 24 hour electricity

For the most convenient option, you can’t beat Gunung Mulu National Park Headquarters accommodation. This is the only accommodation option located within the national park meaning you have easy access to all the walks and attractions the national park offers.

There is a variety of rooms to choose from depending on your needs and budget. I stayed in the deluxe garden bungalow which was awesome. These bugalows are comfortable and have a terrace area, air-conditioning and a king and super single bed with space for up to three adults.

Mulu National Park Garden Bungalow inside
Inside my Garden Bungalow

Other options include the twin rooms in the Rainforest Lodge which has two super singles beds. There are also Longhouse rooms which have either four super single beds or are family options which add a king bed to the single beds.

The most affordable option is the Park Headquarters Hostel which has 14 beds and a shared bathroom. These have ceiling fans only. All other rooms have air-conditioning. Beds are comfortable with thick mattresses and linen and towels included. However, they do book out so it is advised to book early.

On-site, you’ll find the open air Cafe Mulu serving breakfast, local and western dishes. The food here is great, and I was happy to discover they even had wine on offer. Perfect after a day of exploration!

The Discovery Centre is adjacent to the Cafe where you can learn about the diversity of this world heritage area. There’s also a shop selling various essentials and souvenirs including t-shirts, hats and basic groceries.

Rooms are cleaned daily. All rooms include breakfast, and the location is just stunning. At night it’s easy to fall asleep to the sound of the forest.

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Mulu National Park hostel

Best Parts?

Electricity is available 24 hours a day. This is the most convenient accommodation for exploring the national park. Room rate includes breakfast.

Worst Parts?

There is no wifi at present.


This is the best (and only) option if you want to stay inside the national park.

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Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa Review

Address: Sungai Melinau, 98008 Mulu, Sarawak

Near: 2.5km away from the national park entrance

Room Types: Double rooms with two double beds, king rooms and larger suites

Top Features:

  • The only 5 star option
  • Spa and fitness centre
  • Swimming pool
  • On-site bar and restaurant
  • Free shuttle
  • Wifi

Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa is by far the most luxurious option you’ll find anywhere near the national park. Whilst it is 2.5km away from the entrance, the resort operates a free shuttle to the Park Headquarters and to and from the airport.

This resort has all the comforts you would expect in a 5 star resort with the added benefit of Mulu Park’s stunning scenery. There is all day dining at the on-site Marriott Café, a lovely open air bar named the River Bar, an extensive fitness centre, a grand ballroom for events and a modest pool.

Rooms are very spacious and offer all the conveniences you would expect in a luxury hotel room including a desk, safe, TV and separate bathtub. You can choose from double rooms, king rooms and suites with separate living/dining quarters. Deluxe double rooms have two double beds, and every room has a balcony to enjoy the stunning scenery. Rooms include wifi, but it is slow.

After a day of exploring the national park, you can relax in the pool or sauna, or enjoy a treatment at the Mandara Spa. The resort is also helpful when it comes to organising all your tours and transport for Mulu National Park.

If you’re looking for a Mulu National Park package resort, opt for one of their packages that include breakfast and dinner.

A big win with staying here is that there is also wifi.

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Best Parts?

The only 5 star option hotel Gunung Mulu National Park. The most luxurious place to wake up to the sounds of the forest, and you can enjoy it all from your balcony.

Worst Parts?

Meals and drinks can be pricey. Wifi is slow (but it does have it!).


One of the best Mulu National Park package accommodation options. With the Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa you can enjoy all the national park offers by day and return to the resort for ultimate relaxation by night.

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Benarat Lodge Review

Address: Melinau River, Mulu National Park, Sarawak

Near: 2.3km away from the national park entrance

Room Types: Double, twin and triple (family) rooms

Top Features:

  • All rooms have private bathrooms
  • Room rate includes breakfast
  • Swimming pool and on-site restaurant
  • Free airport shuttle

Benarat Lodge is a nice homestay with a bit more to offer than some of the very basic options. This homestay includes a cooked breakfast, an on-site swimming pool and a nice restaurant. Breakfast is included in the room rate, and other meals can be ordered by request.

You can choose from double, twin and triple rooms, each with air-conditioning and private bathrooms. These rooms are decent and comfortable with a solid bed, a fan, linen and towels provided. Wifi can be organised for a fee, but it isn’t the most reliable.

As with many homestays in the area, electricity is only available at certain times of the day, but there is a solar powered water heater as well as lights and fans.

The homestay is not super close to the park at about a 20 to 30 minute walk away. However, hosts can organise your tours and transfers. They also offer a free airport shuttle.

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Best Parts?

A clean and comfortable option. Room includes a good breakfast. Airport shuttle is free, and there is a pool.

Worst Parts?

Wifi is not great. Electricity is not available during the day, but this is standard in the area.


A solid option if you’re looking for a decent homestay near the national park with a few extra perks.

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Mulu Diana Homestay Review

Address: No 43, Kampung Melinau, Mulu, 98070 Miri, Sarawak

Near: 2km away from the national park entrance

Room Types: Dorm style accommodation as well as double, triple and quad rooms

Top Features:

  • Room rate includes breakfast
  • Common area and guest kitchen
  • Tennis court

Taking advantage of the natural setting, Mulu Diana Homestay is a welcoming place to rest your head at night. There are a few perks to staying here, including use of common areas like a guest kitchen and a lounge for relaxing and discussing the trip with fellow travellers. There’s also a basic tennis court and on-site restaurant.

Your host is Diana who is well respected for her hospitality and great cooking.

You can choose from dorm rooms with a single bed and share bathroom, or private double/triple/quad rooms. Rooms are basic with not much more than a bed and mattress, but they are clean and comfortable. The room rate is also affordable and includes a delicious breakfast. Towels are an extra cost however.

The property is located close to the river which can be great for taking a swim. Cheap transfers to the park and airport can be organised. Cave tours and night walks are just some of the planned activities the host can help to organise.

As with other places, electricity is limited to the night.

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Best Parts?

Breakfast is very good. Drinks are also affordable. This is a great place to unwind and relax in nature.

Worst Parts?

You need to manage without wifi and limited electricity.


A welcoming host and lovely riverside position makes Mulu Diana Homestay a good choice to spend the night after exploring the national park.

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Mulu Village Review

Address: Sungai Melinau, Jalan Mulu Marriott, Mulu, 98008 Mulu, Sarawak

Near: 2.4km away from the national park entrance

Room Types: Twin/double, triple and quadruple rooms

Top Features:

  • Friendly and welcoming homestay
  • Wifi is available nearby
  • Host can offer transfers to national park

Mulu Village is probably as basic as it gets when it comes to a homestay in Mulu, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good choice. This homestay has some very accommodating home owners which is important when you’re somewhere this isolated. You will feel well taken care of.

Rooms are of the most basic variety with a variety of configurations. You can pick from quadruple, twin/double and triple rooms. All are basic and have clean beds and a fan. Some have a private bathroom. Budget rooms have a shared bathroom.

The property is a homely stilt house which matches the natural environment. It has a terrace and is located close to a nearby restaurant offering good, simple meals, and a small supermarket.

At 2.4km away from the park headquarters, it is accessible and the host can offer both airport pick up and park transfers, but it would be best the confirm this with them directly. There is a simple restaurant nearby and fresh fruit and snacks are also available.

Electricity is intermittent and only available at night, as with other homestays in the area. Wifi is available. but it not super convenient due to electricity shortages, and the fact that its not on-site but nearby.

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Best Parts?

One of the most affordable options around Mulu National Park.

Worst Parts?

This is a very basic homestay. Like most places around Mulu National Park electricity is only available at night.


If you just need somewhere basic and welcoming where you can rest after exploring the national park, this is great choice.

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Map Of The Best Mulu National Park Hotel

Best Mulu National Park Accommodation map
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Final Words

I hope you found this guide to the top hotel Mulu National Park options useful.

Mulu National Park is a great place to visit and, with the right accommodation, you’ll have an even better experience.

Find our complete guide to visit Mulu National Park here. It’s a must read!

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By Sharon Gourlay

Sharon is a certified Malaysia travel expert and can't get enough of travelling and talking about Malaysia since she first visited 21 years ago. She travels around Malaysia multiple times a year both alone and with her kids. She used to call Penang home and especially loves this food paradise. Sharon also has a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies, a Certificate III in International Travel Sales and has been certified by Tourism Malaysia as a Malaysia Travel Expert. Through this site, she'll help you have the perfect trip to this amazing destination.