12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Sarawak, Malaysia - Updated 2024

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Pristine beaches, unbelievably clear waters, and ancient caves. Rainforests untouched by civilization, seemingly preserved in amber, teeming with wildlife. A people hardened from surviving in the jungle, yet full of warmth, character, and history. This is Sarawak, Malaysia’s hidden gem in plain sight.

The natives of Borneo, the Dayak, have been entwined with the forest for many generations. From the magnificent longhouses built without a single nail, to the dyes used in the sacred weaving art of pua kumbu, to the traditional and much-feared sumpit beracun (poisonous blowpipe), the First People have integrated the gifts of Mother Nature into every corner of their lives. Therefore, it is no surprise that Sarawak has become a focal point for green tourism in the country, with many being fascinated by the indigenous culture and its respect for nature.

If you’re curious as to what it’s all about, mark this place next on your travel calendar and be sure of a unique experience like no other in Asia. Don’t know where to stay in Sarawak? We’ve come up with a list of Airbnbs in Sarawak, Malaysia.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 04, 2024.

1. New condominium in the city (from USD 47)

Located directly opposite Vivacity Mall and surrounded by restaurants and eateries, guests will find no shortage of shopping and dining options at this listing. As it is a new place, everything is in pristine condition and your host, Ally, will only be too willing to rectify any problems that emerge. With a round-the-clock security service and pool access, be at ease in this spacious condominium with a homely charm.

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Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
4.19 km (2.6 mi) from Kuching City Mosque
105 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
rooms are comfortable with good air-conditioning
apartment is spacious with nice touches n amenities
the living room kitchen and bathroom deco with small flowers and cute notes
the apartment is located on the eight floor with a nice view and quite windy too
only 1 thing to improve is wifi
very clean and spaciuos house
super clean and comfortable
place was sparkling clean and comfortable
clean spacious and very comfortable
her place clean and tidy
friendly and attentive host
the host was friendly
the host is very helpful
the host is very friendly
ally is a great host
the location is wonderful
the house was located in the good location easy to go to the shopping mall (viva city mall)
the location is good which is just opposite to viva city mall
good price & location
very nicely furnished and comfortable with close proximity to most attractions
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2. Cozy room for the family (from USD 27)

Located in the quiet, upper-class neighborhood of Green Heights, this Sarawak accommodation with one king and one queen bed adjoins the main house next door via a glass-walled space. Enjoy the beautiful garden, take a walk in the nearby park, and feel free to ask Shirley, your host, or any of her family members for anything you need. There’s also a healthy breakfast provided on request!

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Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
6.78 km (4.3 mi) from Kuching City Mosque
65 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 3 Beds 7 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
moreover she made delicious sandwiches which can be requested for breakfast
the room was very comfortable and spacious with great bathroom attached
room is big and clean
the room was clean and very spacious
the room was clean and spacious and the linens and bed were very clean and comfortable
clean peaceful & friendly hist
shirley's place is a nice spacious and clean place to stay
shirley is a great host
the host was really kind and hospitable
shirley herself was very helpful and friendly in responding our requests/questions
highly recommendsuper nice very friendly host
host and family are friendly
easy shopping for daily needs and close to f&b outlets
the location easily accessible to airport and town
it was in a great location near to the airport
you are walking distance to some good local places to eat- especially for breakfast laksa
shirley's place is very close to the airport and easy to get to by car
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3. Rustic, one-of-a-kind cottage (from USD 80)

This fabulous place has probably one of the most unique setups in Sarawak, bringing the term ‘nature escape’ to a whole new level in terms of vacation rentals. With a fish pond, hot tub, pool AND a small waterfall in the garden (yes, you read that right), be as close up with nature as it gets in this secluded chalet, where your host Cyril will be delighted to share local food and travel tips as only a local can. Relax in a truly Sarawakian atmosphere and be free from worldly frustration in this place which runs on its own schedule, where nobody is ever in a hurry to do anything.

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Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
6.39 km (4.0 mi) from Kuching City Mosque
12 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire chalet 6 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
the staff was particularly nice
cyril proved to be an excellent host
cyril is a fantastic host
very nice place looks really like a hidden paradise as soon as you go in
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4. Light and beautiful city loft (from USD 52)

Located in an unbeatable area, you’ll find walking to all the attractions, such as the museums, the waterfront and Chinatown extremely convenient as everything is really nearby. With a gorgeous sunlit loft and workspace, the airy feel of the place relaxes the weary traveler while providing a quiet sanctuary within the city. Best of all, this listing is a complete steal, making it one of the best places to stay in Sarawak for those on a budget!

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Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
287 meters (0.2 ft) from Kuching City Mosque
159 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire loft 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
my kids love the loft the stairs and the "open-air" toilet on upper floor
beautiful furniture super clean friendly people comfortable beds and sufficient air-conditioning
room is comfortable aircon is defiantly tip top
one more comfy chair in the main room would make it perfect
if u are a fan of history u might like this place
the place was very clean and comfortable
the place was clean and cosy
unit is clean
the apartment was great clean and spacious with fluffy towels and lots of extras
the room is very clean and comfortable beds
staff was friendly and helpful
friendly staff at the cafe
host is very friendly
cafe staff very helpful
host is friendly & helpful
excellent location very central whilst quiet
location is super central near the bus station
excellent location and very comfortable stay
the location is great walking distance to many good food and places of interest
great location from which to explore kuching
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5. Cozy pad for the family (from USD 68)

Located above the Boulevard Shopping Mall, guests can expect a very convenient stay. Have great dinners at the local restaurants just downstairs, or try your hand at cooking Sarawakian food with ingredients from the grocery store, just steps away from your door. This brand new apartment will delight families looking for a safe and secure, yet cozy home away from home.

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Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
5.4 km (3.4 mi) from Kuching City Mosque
34 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we very enjoy our stay at her apartment
the apartment is very clean and well maintained
it was clean and lacked for nothing
apartment was super clean
apartment itself is true clean & new well maintained
the place is as clean and well decorated as the images suggest if not better
the host is responsive and kind
she is a lovely host and very friendly as well
love it thanks host
she was friendly and gracious and refunded our cash deposit
mei mei is a great host
spacious comfortable and well located
it's such an ideal place for those who plan to have family trip to stay there
the place is nice convenient and near to airport
i will definitely come back to mei's place if i were to have my holiday in kuching again
the apartment itself is quiet private and secure as we have our access to the apartment
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6. Warm, private hideaway (from USD 64)

Located right next to the famous Top Spot Seafood, this apartment is the ultimate choice for those looking to sample Kuching’s array of delectable treats without having to walk too far. A newly refurbished listing, you’ll love the comfort of the sofas and beds, as well the great view from the large living room windows in both the day and nighttime. Its convenient location also makes exploring on foot much easier.

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Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
1.37 km (0.9 mi) from Kuching City Mosque
95 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 5 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good wifi enjoyed by all
thanks for the fast wifi too
apartment is also nice with city view
house is clean and functional complete with washer dryer refrigerator and fast wifi made us feel at home
the view of the city from the pool is great
the apartment is clean and well maintained
apartment was very clean tidy and comfortable
very clean enough towels & complete amenities
the apartment building is also clean and reasonably secure
a very clean spacious apartement and great location
thank you for hosting us :)
the host was very friendly and accommodating
delwin was very responsive and quick to reply to our questions
very friendly & understanding host
delwin very helpful throughout our stay
the location is great near to restaurants river walk & grocery stores
many great spots within walking distance
good location and easy to ecxess
the location is fantastic - right in the middle of kuching
great location and fantastic flexibility in booking
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7. Two-bedroom apartment near the airport (from USD 32)

This bright and spacious apartment in Kuching, Sarawak, is perfect for groups of four. There are two bedrooms, a total of three beds, and one bathroom, so everyone in your party is guaranteed a good night’s sleep. WiFi, air conditioning, and free parking are all available, and a great thing about this Airbnb is that it offers hotel-like amenities like access to the saltwater pool, gym, and garden. The airport is less than five kilometers (three miles) away, and you can also enjoy easy access to a nearby supermarket as well as restaurants and cafes.

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Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
5.01 km (3.2 mi) from Kuching City Mosque
95 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great space to work with very good wifi
the gym and pool are also really nice with a nice view of the city
super clean spacious and good value
the place is spacious clean and tidy
very clean and equitable with everything i need
it is tidy clean and looks just like in the pictures
it was a very nice and clean apartment
great host with quick responses to questions
great contact with host
host is super courteous and patience with the questions i had
the host was excellent she cared deeply about our guest experience
the unit is great the host is great
great location on top of a myriad of shops
great location surrounded by eateries everywhere
when i asked about the location of the pharmacy thanks for the quick answer
very convenient peaceful and a wonderful place
will recommend her place to my friends and definitely be back for another break in the future
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8. Condo with pool access

This well-furnished Airbnb in the Jazz Suite condominium complex is just a short walk away from Vivacity Megamall, so those who plan to get some shopping done while in Sarawak should definitely book this unit! Besides the easy mall access, guests can also check out shared facilities like the swimming pool, gym, sauna, children’s playground, and more. There are two bedrooms plus an additional sofa bed in the living room, so up to six guests can comfortably sleep here. The balcony offers a view of the pool and the city. If you’re looking for affordable accommodation in a convenient location, this is one of the best options out there!

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4.71 km (3.0 mi) from Kuching City Mosque
114 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
quiet room great view from the room
great tv channels n wifi
everything is super good except the wifi speed need abit more
recomended very cosy & comfortable places for staying enjoying night view from balcony
fast response good stay experience comfortable living area balcony with view of the kids playground and walking track
very clean and comfortable
a very clean and comfortable apartment
clean nice and cosy place
great n clean place very recommended
nice place to stay very clean and comfortable
host is approachable & friendly
hosts are responsive and efficient
the host was very helpful as well
kudos to the host for opening the place up and responding immediately to any concerns that i have
fast respond and very helpful host
great place to stay for the weekend
this place also offer nice and quiet ambience and close to the shopping mall
a great place to stay
a great place for great price
a great place to stay
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9. Cool, calming suite

With a dark color palette, the rooms in this apartment evoke a mysterious calm and quiet elegance. Located inside a hotel, guests will have access to, among other amenities, the sauna, gymnasium and swimming pool, in addition to being near several eateries. This venue is also party-friendly, with its avant-garde decor and rich furnishing. Andy, your host, is always only a call away should you need anything.

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Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
5.64 km (3.6 mi) from Kuching City Mosque
43 reviews  
Room in serviced apartment 5 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
best things are have hair dryer iron& netflix
air-conditioning works fine and i love how the apartment was full furnished
all kids really enjoyed the netflix and fast wifi
the bed was large and very comfortable to sleep in
space is clean and spacious as advertised
apartment is clean modern and quiet
the room was clean and tidy
and the environment is clean
the house is very clean and comfortable
btw the staff is friendly
thank you very much to andy and his staff wong
its a wonderful place generally and the response from the owner was really good
andy is a great host
andy is a great host
great location with a shopping mall beneath
spacious unit good environment nice location with a great shopping mall just downstair only
ideal for a group of 6 to stay in the place
most importantly the place is just above a shopping centre and the hotel
it’s a good place
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10. Tasteful home in Kota Samarahan

This double-story terrace house in a quiet neighborhood promises a tranquil and fuss-free stay for large families and groups. Adults and children alike will appreciate the charming decor of the place. Four bedrooms ensure everyone sleeps in comfort, while the fully-equipped kitchen makes cooking convenient and fun. Do note that this is a Muslim listing, therefore pork and alcoholic beverages are discouraged.

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Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia
15.34 km (9.6 mi) from Kuching City Mosque
15 reviews  
Entire townhouse 5 Beds 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
the house is really clean comfortable and cozy
sharul's place is very beautiful clean and comfortable
my first impression the place was amazing comfy and clean as described
sharul is a kind and friendly host
nice place and friendly host
great location at kota samarahan and very near to uitm and unimas
a very quiet and nice neighbourhood
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11. Very modern city apartment

Located right in the heart of Kuching, this residence boasts dark, sleek and minimalist furnishings for a wonderful stay without any hassle. A well-equipped kitchen makes light cooking a breeze while other amenities are provided and well thought-out. Designated parking is also available. Guests can look forward to returning to a welcoming and low-maintenance home in the evening after a busy day exploring the streets, or simply retire to an early night in comfort.

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Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
6.93 km (4.4 mi) from Kuching City Mosque
21 reviews  
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
clean tidy modern and defintely cosy
the apartment is clean and tidy
fully furnished and clean
very good host; her house is very beautiful clean and tidy
house is clean and nice very new with modern amenities
quick response and good hospitality from the host
host is kind n helpful
the host is very friendly and accommodative
kwang is a friendly and good host
the host is friendly and helpful
good location very clean
it fulfills all the need you required and the place is very beautiful and comfy
a good place to stay
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12. A wood lover's dream house

A house with wood as its main inspiration and component, the Charcoal utilizes both original and repurposed timber in its decor and furniture. Living plants all around the space will make you feel at peace, along with lots of natural light from the numerous windows and open spaces. Lovingly designed and brought to life, it’s a perfect place for large groups wanting to experience something new, while enjoying a solidity only wood can provide.

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Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
2.62 km (1.7 mi) from Kuching City Mosque
82 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 12 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
spacious rooms with beautiful furniture made out of wood and recycled wood
very clean and 5 stars for everything
ellie’s place is stylish big and clean
besides everything was clean and well prepared especially if you wish to cook during your stay
thanks ellie the charcoal is huge and clean we love the ensuite too
friendly and helpful host too
the host was very responsive and helpful
host is very accommodating and responsive to our needs
bedrooms were great and hosts were friendly and easy to deal with
the charcoal is a truly amazing house for me to host my family gathering party
great tropical experience spacious and good location
the place is super comfortable and in a great location
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A great mix of options

Whether it’s a classy apartment or unique abode, Sarawak’s Airbnbs have got you covered. While you’re here, check out the top things to do and the best places to eat in Sarawak. Don’t forget to sample some of their delicious street food for a full experience. We hope you love the recommendations and have the time of your life discovering Sarawak!

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