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Backpackers in Pangkor

Traveling on tight budget, isn't that what Backpackers in Pangkor do? It is not as difficult as some people want you to believe. Budget travelers do not have to worry about cheap places to stay on the island. here might not be a whole lot but there is some choice.

Apart of the resorts at Pulau Pangkor there are some fine cheap huts near the beach for backpackers available.

The best I found around Nipah Bay and they are excellent bargains for backpackers, cyclists and other individual long term travelers. The cheap places are usually "camps" which here at Pangkor usually means you will get a beach hut.

The huts come with mattresses and fan. Bathroom can be attached. We found some nice places around Nipah Bay which are cheap and good values.

If you feel you want more comfort, please review the hotel page.

Nipah Guesthouse Pangkor Island

Nipah Guesthouse

The Nipah Guesthouse is a new (well, relatively new, they opened in 2009) guesthouse at Teluk Nipah. Annuar and Alicia are your hosts here. They have done a great job to make your stay at Pangkor as much fun as you can get it. I highly recommend it!

The Nazri Nipah Camp

Relaxing at the Nazrih Nipah Camp in the lush forest.The Nazri Camp is located at Teluk Nipah. The Camp offers 10 small huts. Some of the huts are triangle sized. All have fans and mattresses available. Some of the huts have attached bathrooms.

Food is available for reasonable prices. There is a barbeque on request available with a minimum of 10 people. There is a central relaxing area with music and TV (football seems to be very popular).

The Nazrih Nipah Camp has a laundry service available. Adik, the manager is a musician. Don't be surprised when you come you find him jamming with the guests or some friends.

But the main reason why I like the Nazrih Nipah Camp is it's relaxed and cool atmosphere under the shady trees.

Relaxing at the Nazrih Nipah Camp in the lush forest.

It has for sure a sort of "jungle feeling". Highly recommended if you travel "on a shoestring". Price of the huts depend on having a attached bathroom, but start from RM 50.

Pangkor Rimba Kem

In fact the Pangkor Rimba Kem is no longer just a camp site. Located at Coral Beach, about 1 km from Nipah Village. The Pangkor Rimba Kem is a reasonable option for the price.

Pangkor Rimba Kem, economy chalet
Economy chalet at Pangkor Rimba Kem

Pangkor Rimba KemThere are standard and economy chalets for RM 80 and RM 150. There are 4 dormitories for 18 people each.

Like I said, it's nice place, especially when you know it's the ONLY place very close to the beach in Nipah. The standard chalets look out over Coral Bay and it's a great view.

The hotel has a restaurant but it's only available for groups. This means if you come on your own, you have to find your meal in the Nipah village, a 15 minutes walk from the hotel.

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