Best homestay in Kuching, Sarawak

“Approximately 40 mins from Kuching International airport to The Village House (taxi ride is about MYR60/ car).

This place is a total gem, very well hidden (no kidding as there’s nothing much to explore around this homestay except for a quiet beach). If you’re going for a short weekend to relax & chill with friends or couple, then this would probably be the best choice but if you’re thinking to have a party there, maybe not unless you’ve pre-booked all their rooms!

Food and drinks (Tiger/ Heineken beer per bottle is about MYR15 each) are available from morning till 10:30pm at night only (so pre-ordered your food/ drinks before they closed). Staff will clocked off after 10:30pm (Bar/ Cafe will be closed) but 1 of the staff who’s staying next to this place is easily located incase of any emergency.

I must say their sandwiches & Nasi Goreng Kampung is amazing but Potato wedges (do not try this if you’re a big fan of wedges!) & Sarawak Curry Laksa definitely needs some improvement. Prices are affordable. (You can have your food billed to your room & make payment only when you check-out. Visa/ Master card accepted but with 3% surcharge incurred. AMEX not acceptable unfortunately).

Rooms & bathroom (attached) are very clean and the air-condition can get pretty strong if you’ve it switched on the whole day (warning!). The only problem is they’ve very thin walls if you do not want to be heard by next door or anyone downstairs!

They’ve extremely helpful and attentive staff here named Ms.Aliffah and Flora as they’ve helped us get our missing mobile phones (left it near the pool area at night), call and arrange our transportation. If you’re not a local like me, you can even get some travel tips from them!

The nearest sightseeing place is Sarawak Culture Village which is about 10 mins drive away (Daytime transportation is about MYR5/ way by car). If you want to explore downtown city centre, it’ll be about 30 mins car ride (that’ll cost you MYR60/ car per way). Do ensure you make prior transportation arrangement with the staff as there’s seriously no transportation available there.

I’m already missing this place and just can’t wait to be back!”