Where We Slept is our hotel roundup from our time on the road. We hope it helps budget travelers see how far their dollar can go--even though sometimes, it's not far enough!
The riverside of Sukau is full of lodges that organize wildlife viewing tours. Typically, you'll both cruise and eat where you stay, so make sure you like the vibe before committing to the whole package.
The bungalow had an amazingly nice shower, which was awesome because the rainforest can be cold and damp. The room itself was fine. Perhaps not the cleanest thing out there, but that's why you have a sleep sheet.
We did all of our cruises with RB Lodge for 35MYR each. They were cheaper than Greenview and much less crowded, which meant we could tell the guide exactly what we hoped to see. We really lucked out, too, because our guide from RB Sukau Lodge was the only one to spot wile orangutans up in the trees!
Interested in seeing Borneo's orangutans and pygmy elephants without paying for a plane ticket? Check out our Sukau photo tour!
If you have any tips on budget travel in Borneo, please share them in the comments!