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Sandakan Backpackers Hostel

14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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South America
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is the spot to stay in Sandakan. Great value for money. Excellent staff. Breakfast included. Good wifi. In the Center of town with a harbour view. Very clean rooms with air con. The only suggestion I have is that there should be private security lockers in the dorms or somewhere in the hostel to store your things. The staff...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

this place is a great hostel, very caring and friendly staff. rooms are clean, the blanket was very comfy!! the rooftop terrace was a big big plus. very chill place. everything you need is just one minute away. highly recommendable!

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Pieve a Nievole, Italy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic hostel, great staff, friendly and helpful. Breakfast with fruit also, tea and coffee. Comfortable room. My base in the city. I ask help for some problem and they were very helpful. The atmosphere of the place is young and nice.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owners were so incredibly kind and thoughtful- I highly recommend them and their hostel! It's not often I run into people whose compassion for others outweighs everything else. Their kindness was a ray of sunshine in my journey through Sabah.

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1Thank AmandinePrem
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at Sandakan Backpackers for my only night in Sandakan and I am so glad I did. My flight didn't land until late but when I got to the hostel Maya welcomed me immediately and helped me figure out my activities for the two days I had in Sandakan. I highly recommend the 2 day 1 night Kinabatangan River...

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1Thank crcrowder
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

When we arrived in the hostel we where immediately warmly welcomed by the hosts. They showed us around and went out of their way to be able to give us a private room. The hostel is located very central in the city and has a seaview from the beautiful rooftop terrace (aka secret garden). We absolutely loved our stay there,...

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1Thank Dirk V
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Amazing location and views. Big clean room with aircon and very comfy bed. Great rooftop terrace. Friendly staff. Breakfast is limited toast and coffee but still good enough to start your off and plenty of cafes nearby. Don't hesitate just book, you won't regret it.

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Edmonton
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The staff was welcoming and friendly, and very helpful! It was clean, with free breakfast coffee/tea. The chill out area on the roof was nice. One of my favourite hostels I stayed in 100% recommend this hostel.

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1Thank reganmacdonald16
Falmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved this hostel. Rooms and bathrooms were always clean and the breakfast was good. This was made even better by John and Audrey who always remember your name and are always happy to help with anything! We will definitely go back if we return to sandakan.

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The staff/owners are super friendly! Great place to meet other backpackers. Breakfast was included (coffee, tea, fruit, toast). Dorm rooms available. Clean showers/bathrooms. Staff helped organize trips, taxis and were cool about letting you use the computer to book flights, etc. Great chill out area to watch movies or lounge on the top floor to watch sunset. Recommend trying out...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
New management of Sandakan Backpackers started to operate on June 2016 with the sea view on the new roof top surrounding. Come and share your adventure and travelling experience with us! Unique Borneo atmosphere and centrally located in the heart of Sandakan town, right at the WATERFRONT at Harbour Square complimented with trendy bars and bistro nearby. You will be strategically and conveniently located in close proximity to the best amenities and services the city can offer. Being small, we thrive to provide you with the best budget, clean accommodation option within the city so that you will be comfortably taken care of at Sandakan Backpackers Hostel, which doubles up as your launch pad to the treasures and beauty of Sabah, Borneo. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sandakan Backpackers Hostel

Address: Lot 108, 1st Floor, Block Sh-11, Sandakan Harbour Square, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
Price Range: RM61 - RM139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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“Only stayed in dorm, but it had air con and clean sheets!”
RalphM435, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Romm #4 has a great view of the sea!”
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“on-suite shower does not mean on-suite toilet”
984oskark, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
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GeorgeSsegawa, 26 Jan 2016 | Read review
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