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Sandakan Backpackers Hostel

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Lot 108, 1st Floor, Block Sh-11, Sandakan Harbour Square, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
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#10 of 39 Speciality lodging in Sandakan
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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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Darts
Taxi service
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Laundry service
Wifi
Vending machine
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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Ocean view
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Harbour View
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Malay
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Andre U wrote a review Sep 2017
1 contribution1 helpful vote
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
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Response from Sandakan B, Manager at Sandakan Backpackers Hostel
Responded 28 Oct 2017
Hello Andrei, thank you for your awesome review. We really miss the time you and Solveiga stayed, you guys are anyhow still our longest stay guests. We had a lot of fun then. Guess we shall meet again somewhere around the world. ;)
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Olga B wrote a review Aug 2017
33 contributions8 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Response from Sandakan B, Manager at Sandakan Backpackers Hostel
Responded 28 Oct 2017
Hello Olga, thank you for your awesome review. John and the girls at the reception are thrilled. We are glad that you appreciate some of the small things that we did. We have enjoyed your stay with us too.
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marketakavan wrote a review Jul 2017
Kuching, Malaysia1 contribution
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!
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Response from Sandakan B, Manager at Sandakan Backpackers Hostel
Responded 28 Oct 2017
Hi Marketa, thank you for your review. We have loved having you around too. Some of your painting around the hostel have been really cheerful and helpful. So if you come back to Sandakan, please do not go else where, come home. ;)
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JonasvW89 wrote a review Jul 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands109 contributions7 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Response from Sandakan B, Manager at Sandakan Backpackers Hostel
Responded 28 Oct 2017
Hello Jonas, thank you for your amazing review. It was great having you stayed with us too. You might not be around Asia for quite a bit, but please do know that you are always welcomed. ;)
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Nana M wrote a review Jul 2017
4 contributions1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Response from Sandakan B, Manager at Sandakan Backpackers Hostel
Responded 17 Jul 2017
Hello Nana, thank you for your review with such amazing score. We are happy to have you and Victor around too. Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip in Borneo. Travel safe. :)
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PRICE RANGE
US$15 - US$19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MalaysiaSabahSandakan DivisionSandakan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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