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Balung River Eco Resort

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Desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Basic Chalet | Living area

Overview of Balung River Eco Resort

Balung River Eco Resort

2.0 star property

10.0/10 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
Mile 33, Apas Balung, Locked Bag No. 30, Tawau, Sabah, 91009

Explore the area

  • AirportTawau (TWU)37 min drive
  • Popular LocationSt. Patrick's Anglican Church59 min drive
  • Popular LocationBukit Gemok Forest Reserve62 min drive
  • Popular LocationTawau Golf Club62 min drive

Room options

About this area


Balung River Eco Resort is located in Tawau.

What's nearby

  • St. Patrick's Anglican Church - 59 min drive
  • Al-Kauthar Mosque - 59 min drive
  • Wisma Persekutuan Tawau - 59 min drive
  • Bukit Gemok Forest Reserve - 62 min drive
  • Tawau Golf Club - 62 min drive

Getting around

  • Tawau (TWU) - 32 min drive

About this property

Balung River Eco Resort

Property highlights
Take advantage of a round-trip airport shuttle, a garden and laundry facilities at Balung River Eco Resort. Guests can also expect to find a restaurant.
Additional perks include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self-parking
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), barbecues and 2 meeting rooms
  • A water dispenser
  • Guest reviews say good things about the helpful staff
Room features
All 44 rooms offer comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities such as free bottled water.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee and electric kettles
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Housekeeping and desks


English, Malay

Property amenities

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge) from 6:00 AM to 11:30 PM
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: MYR 30.00 for adults and MYR 30.00 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Laundry facilities

Business services

  • Meeting rooms - 2


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have any lifts
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 12:30 PM

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cash deposit: MYR 50.0 per stay
  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property from 1 January 2023. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: MYR 30.00 for adults and MYR 30.00 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: MYR 10 per person (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: MYR 10 (one-way), (from 1 to 12 years old)
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have any lifts
Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Balung River Eco Resort Tawau
Balung River Eco Tawau
Balung River Eco
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Tawau Balung River Eco Resort Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Balung River Eco Resort
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Balung River Eco Resort Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Balung River Eco Resort Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Tawau

Frequently asked questions

Does Balung River Eco Resort have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool. Pool access is from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

How much is parking at Balung River Eco Resort?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Balung River Eco Resort?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Balung River Eco Resort?

Checkout is at 12:30 PM.

Does Balung River Eco Resort provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs 6:00 AM-11:30 PM on request. A fee of MYR 10 per person applies.

Where is Balung River Eco Resort located?

Situated in Tawau, this hostel is within 32 miles (52 km) of Al-Kauthar Mosque, St. Patrick's Anglican Church and Wisma Persekutuan Tawau. Tawau District Library and Bukit Gemok Forest Reserve are also within 32 miles (52 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Balung River Eco Resort and receive a full refund?

Yes, Balung River Eco Resort offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Balung River Eco Resort cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



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Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
This resort feels like a five star property. It’s a peacefully get away to an old palm oil plantation. It seems like the perfect place to start an artist colony, a research center, or to write a book. It would definitely be a great place for a wedding, or a family reunion. It is very affordable, but has no WiFi, and the cell service is intermittent. Also, sadly you can’t access Tawau Hills Park from here, but is only 15 minutes from, only one of four, columnar basalt formations in the world. The staff is wonderful. They felt like family. I would definitely stay here again
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

General hotel information

Hotel locationTawau
Star rating2 star property
Nearest airportTawau (TWU)
Accommodation typeHostels
Nearby landmarksWisma Persekutuan Tawau, Tawau District Library, Tawau Golf Club