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Sandakan Backpackers Hostel

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Lot 108, 1st Floor, Block Sh-11, Sandakan Harbour Square, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia See on map
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Laundry Service
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All reviewsrooftop terracesea viewgreat mixcooking facilitiesfree breakfastenjoyed our staydouble roomfresh fruitstayed two nightscoffee teaperfect locationrecommend staying heregreat place to staylaundry servicerooms are cleandrinking waterkinabatangan river
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Solo female travellers.. stay here! As a somewhat older than most backpackers, I still opt for the social atmosphere and love to meet other travellers. I don't do bunk rooms anymore, so I lucked out with private room and shower, front facing ocean view room,...More

Thank Canucktravelinlatin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located right in the centre of Sandakan, and only a minute from the water front, and restaurants. The hostel is clean, and the staff very friendly and helpful. The private room we had was spacious, if a little loud as it was over the main...More

Thank Emlyn B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After so many great reviews, I was expecting something more. That said, it was acceptable. It is far from clean but not filthy either. I had booked a few months ahead and then confirmed a few days prior to my arrival and they were totally...More

Thank blank7020
Response from Sandakan B, Manager at Sandakan Backpackers HostelResponded 1 week ago

Hello Blank, we are sorry about you having a disappointing stay in Sandakan. Some of the things that you mentioned are of course the things that we always keep in mind and try to upkeep the standards. However, it kept us thinking, because we do...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Having spent a number of days in dorms, we were keen for a comfortable private room and this is what we found at Sandakan Backpackers. AC worked really well, clean white sheets, clean enough shared bathroom, nice staff, and good location near the seafront. Breakfast...More

Thank George N
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Just a few steps away from Sheraton Four Points in Sandakan .. shares the same beautiful waterfront. Clean room and a very friendly staff. There are many small eateries and the big seafood market is just round the corner . The room comes with breakfast.......More

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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 ...More 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. Less
Hotel Amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Kitchenette
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
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US$ 14 - US$ 21 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Sandakan Backpackers Hostel Sabah
Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
Traveller (72)
Room & Suite (31)
Dining (16)
Pool & Beach (1)
Family and Play Areas (2)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (2)
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"I guess I should have specified a room but not sure even if there is much of a choice."
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"Liked the sea view rooms and quieter, get to see the sun rise from your bed if you are awake!"
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"always get the room with a view ( i.e.. facing the sea)"
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"Only stayed in dorm, but it had air con and clean sheets!"
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