I am in love with Sabah nature, and Sandakan it the best place to go in some amazing spots. We stayed almost one month, and Sandakan backpackers hostel was a nice home for us. I will miss people, town, everything. Thank you John, Maya, Joys and Audree. Andrei and Solveiga
We stayed in this hostel the night before and the night after our jungle tour in Sepilok and we loved it here! Shout out to John and the girls at the reception for taking such good care of us and helping in every way possible. We loved the roof terrace, the breakfast, the cute facts on the walls about animals, the paintings and the chill atmosphere.
For the past 8 month I have been backpacking all over Asia and this is definitely one the nicest and most welcoming places I have stayed! Super friendly staff do a great job taking care of the hostel, they can help you arrange or recommend the most convenient transportation and trips around Sandakan. You can clearly see they are passionate about what they are doing - they really make sure the guests are having a good time there. One of the coolest areas in the hostel is the rooftop terrace with hammocks and sea view – great for chilling and meeting new people. I would recommend this hostel to anyone. It really is a place I would return to!
Audrey and John are amazing people. Thanks to them this stay is perfect. I slept in a dorm for 4 nights and had only 2 nights someone else in the room. The staff provides you with excellent tips what to do if you have no plans and even the breakfast was pretty varied with peanutbutter, jam, bananas and 24/7 coffee and tea.your. And the rooftop is an extra bonus to chill and enjoy a drink. Highly recommended if you're staying in Sandakan!
We really like our stay here and the staff is so informed and helpful. We stayed over the weekend so are you staying at a sea view room you might here load music. Being earplugs in case ;)) clean room.