We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
See all Speciality Lodging in Kundasang

Jungle Jack Backpackers

118 reviews
Traveller (60)
Room & Suite (13)
Dining (6)
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good6%
  • Average0%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“climb mt”(13 reviews)
“short notice”(3 reviews)
“great climb”(3 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pets Allowed
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
Reviews (118)Write a Review
Filter reviews
109 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsclimb mtshort noticegreat climbrice winebooking processtelling storiesfriendly guyinteresting storiescheaper optionkinabalu national parknearby restaurantshot springsluxury hotelsutera sanctuary lodgeshighlight of our trippark entrancenext morning
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 109 reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We planned our trip to Malaysia well in advance and booked our trip around hiking Mount Kinabalu. We stumbled upon Jungle Jack as a cheaper option than the "regular" way of booking the hike (being through the official organisation). We had read some reviews about...More

2  Thank Dennis I
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Recommended by a friend and Jack was spot on. We booked it same-day from Lucy's Homestay in KK and Jack managed to make it all happen for us even with super-short notice. The accommodation is fun and we met lots of great people over dinner...More

Thank Spagetti68
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We were kind of skeptical at first because we heard of complaints that he stopped responding but rest assured we had a safe and great climb arranged by Jack. Getting Mount Kinabalu may be confusing as there's no information online. You have to catch a...More

Thank Numerical12
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We went to Jungle Jack last minute to climb the Kinabalu and were not disappointed. Jack arranged for us to climb the next day and we slept at his place the night before and after. The beds are good and the food is excellent and...More

Thank 181reinierk
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

I got here, because I wanted to climb Mount Kinabalu. I didn't make any bookings, but Jack could arrange everything last minute. The trek was really nice. But also Jungle Jack Backpackers is a really nice place to stay the night before and after the...More

Thank Jennifer-Asia-addict
View more reviews
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Top amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Price range
US$9 - US$10 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Price range
US$9 - US$10 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Add Photo Photos
Traveller (60)
Room & Suite (13)
Dining (6)
Hotel & Grounds (54)
Family and Play Areas (2)
Bathroom (1)
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
29 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Alex H | Reviewed this property |
Have you tried calling, texting or whatsapp? Use +60 10 947 7509 He is also good at sitting out climbs short notice if you arrive at his accommodations. Thanks, Alex
25 May 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Emleush | Reviewed this property |
Your booking is confirmed once you recieve the reciept number from JJ by email. You pay in full upon arrival. I hope this helps. Emily.
Room Tips
"Only 1 dorm at the moment"
Read review
"Jack knows best"
Read review
"Expect the unexpected"
Read review
"Nothing much. Just bunk beds.. but more than enough for the night before the climb.."
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing