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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The owners of this hostel are some of the friendliest people we met. Upon arrival they gave us a very warm welcome. The hostel has a nice rooftop terrace with hammocks and nice views over the sea. Location of hostel is great, just around the corner some local restaurants on the seaside! Hostel owners have a good knowledge of the...

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5Thank Marco d
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I'm a local Sabahan, originated from Tamparuli. I just got posted to work in a remote island in Sandakan district early in 2015. Whenever I have things to be settled in town I will have to stay overnight in Sandakan town. I just came here sometimes till Zu and Za take over the management of this place. Been a regular...

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5Thank Saifullah S
Province of Milan, Italy
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The best place in town without any doubt, clean and safe, friendly and helpful staff all day long, sea view and very nice rooftop, wifi on every floor, big and healthy breakfast, aircon, kitchen, one bicycle free to use, super central position.....Are you not convinced yet? Join Za and Zu family and you won't regret it.

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5Thank TaniaJP84
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The rates were reasonable, rooms were clean, showers warm (though you will probably want a cold one), and the rooftop patio provides a magnificent view of the water. However, the reason to stay is absolutely to meet Zu and Za. Truly great hosts (and people) that allowed us to maximize our short time in Sandakan. If you are new to...

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6Thank BenjaminK1985
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great time at this hostel! Za & Zu are verry helpfull an a perfect hospitallity. They offer clean rooms, a nice breakfast (with fruits:) ) and amazing view/hangout place on the roof. They where so kind we could use our room in the afternoon, on the day of check out, (since our flight was in the evening)....

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5Thank Daphne T
Milan, Italy
Reviewed 3 October 2016

That's really a nice place to stay!!! It's very clean and the owners Zu and Za are so helpful and friendly. Truly kind people!! They don't care about having commissions from their guests, they just will help you to find the best option in the huge offer of things to do around Sandakan and Kinabatangan river. They will even share...

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7Thank giup972
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were staying at another hostel in Sandakan but wanted to find something cheaper and found this place. Despite costing less money, we found our stay here to be much better than the other hostel (nothing terrible about the other place, just that this was amazing). Zu and Za were some of the nicest people we have encountered on our...

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6Thank josephbau92
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We stayed at Za and Zu´s hostel for 3 nights and it is definately the best place you can stay in Sandakan. The price is fair and you get so much more than just a place to sleep. The rooftop terrace with sea view is really cozy and chill. Breakfast with local fruits, bread, butter, jam, coffee and tea is...

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5Thank Rikke L
sandakanbackpackersh, Manager at Sandakan Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Rikke, Thank you for taking time to review our property. It's always heartwarming to hear our guest having good time and happy with our service. Again, thank you Rikke.

Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

From the moment we walked through the door, we felt welcome, and at home. Zu & Za are the friendliest hosts we've come across, remembered our names from our first meeting and went out of their way to help us with everything we needed. They organize tours and are very knowledgable should you want to navigate the area on your...

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6Thank Mack R
Reviewed 21 August 2016

One of the best hostels I've been in so far. The rooms are clean, the style of the hostel looks nice and the owners are super friendly. They are not just the owners, they also engage in the life in the hostel and talk (in good english) to the customers.

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6Thank Aljo S
sandakanbackpackersh, Manager at Sandakan Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Hi,thank you for reviewing us, we really appreciate it. Happy to hear that you having good time and enjoying your stay here. We will continue to add more beautiful painting, hope you will visit Borneo again in future. Borneo has more to offer!! Have a safe and good trip!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Smoking rooms available
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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: RM49 - RM71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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