Hobbit Home In Sabah Looks Exactly Like New Zealand’s Hobbiton & Comes With Views Of Mount Kinabalu

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Humble Hobbit Home in Kundasang, Sabah


New Zealand’s Hobbiton has got much fanfare over the years because it’s the movie set of The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit movies. Malaysian fans will now be delighted to know that they don’t have to fly all the way to New Zealand to catch a glimpse of the famous Hobbit village, as we have our very own version right here in Kundasang, Sabah.


Priced at RM210/night, can accommodate up to 5 people


Named the Humble Hobbit Home, this homestay in Kundasang is designed and modelled uncannily like the one in New Zealand. Plus, its location high up in the mountains, surrounded by incredible green hills and a picturesque landscape, adds to the unreal feel of the homestay.

To top it off, the Humble Hobbit Home has close-up views of the magnificent Mount Kinabalu. It will truly be a staycay that you can’t get anywhere else in Malaysia.

humble hobbit home in kundasang, sabahImage credit: Airbnb, Humble Hobbit Home

Priced at around RM210 a night, the homestay can fit up to 5 pax comfortably, so that works out to about RM42 per person, which is very reasonable given the unique location and design of this homestay.

inside of humble hobbit home
Image credit: Humble Hobbit Home

There is only one unit of the Hobbit Home, so you might want to plan your trip way in advance before it gets all booked out.


Humble Hobbit Home has a mini pantry and bonfire pit


Driving in Kundasang can be a little nerve-wrecking as the roads are narrow, steep, and winding, so it’s highly recommended that you bring your own groceries to prepare simple meals using their mini pantry to avoid having to drive out for food regularly.

entrance of humble hobbit homeImage credit: Humble Hobbit Home

Come night-time, you can head out to the rock garden and whip up a barbecue feast as they have a bonfire pit there that’s perfect for the weather. It can get cold in Kundasang at night, with temperatures dropping to 12°C sometimes, so you can imagine how blissful it’ll be to bundle up by the fire, roast some marshmallows, and keep warm with a hot drink in hand.


How to get there


Kundasang is a 2-hour drive from Kota Kinabalu. Do remember that the roads are curvy with lots of sharp corners, so practice extreme caution when navigating and those who get car sick easily should definitely load up on plastic bags for the car ride!

Car rental shops are easily found in Kota Kinabalu Airport and around KK city centre. A few popular ones include KK Rent A Car in Cyber City Apartment, KK Leisure at Jalan Asia City Lot 7, Journey Kinabalu in Plaza Tanjung Aru, and Big Momma Car Rental at Jalan Tuaran.


Humble Hobbit Home in Sabah looks exactly like New Zealand’s Hobbiton


With COVID-19 restrictions worldwide and international borders shut off, there’s no better time than right now to fly over to Sabah and visit our own little Hobbiton. It will definitely be worth the trip as Sabah has lots to offer, from its gorgeous beaches, to friendly people, and great food.

Address: Kg Sinisian, 89308 Ranau, Sabah
Telephone: 012-822 3605

Check out other places to visit and food to eat in Sabah here:


Cover image adapted from: Airbnb, Humble Hobbit Home

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