The Labang Longhouse Lodge in Bario is a beautiful longhouse styled guesthouse located 10 mins walk from the airport,10 mins walk to the market centre, and enjoys a magnificient panoramic view of the Kelabit plateau from its wide veranda. From there you get to eat your meals, watch the sunset, enjoy your tea and write your memoirs.
With 16 rooms, it is the biggest accomodation facility in Bario. Superb for large groups, but cosy enough for the lone traveller. The rooms are clean with warm duvet covers (the nights can get chilly in Bario), ideal for twin-sharing but easily convertable to double beds and big enough for an extra mattress especially for kids. There are fish ponds for guests to fish their meals, and a small garden topick their greens, if they choose.
RM90per person/per night. Full board (room + all meals).
Located on the main route to the highland adventure activities like jungle trekking, camping, kayaking, bird watching, fishing, nature walks etc, it is near enough to cultural centres for handicraft making, original longhouse visits, farming experience, e-Bario internet centre and community hall without compromising on personal privacy and serene, quiet nights in the cool mountain air of Bario.
Tours to all sorts of Bario destinations and special cultural programs can be organised upon request.
The Homestay runs on solar-powered electricity and has its own conference facilities, thus it is an ideal venue for meetings, retreats, seminars, conferences, workshops and youth camps.
The owners are retired and experienced educators and conservationists, fluent speakers of English, Malay and Kelabit with expert traditional knowledge on culture, history, language, and wildlife.
If knowldge is what you seek, they are ideal resources for researchers on indigenous knowledge. In addition, you will be entertained by David's endless repertoire of jokes.