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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This hostel was the best hostel ever. Owners and staff are so kind and very helpfull. Do you need something, just ask. They can help you with your plans.The hostel is big and very clean. It even have a rooftop with bbq and seat area where you can watch to the nice sunsets and sunrises. The hostel is close to... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I loved this hostel. It might be one of our favorites in fact; and we've stayed at many. The rooms are very clean, reasonably priced, tastefully decorated, and comfortable. We had the queen sized bed with attached shower and a view of the waterfront which was absolutely beautiful! My favorite area of the hostel was by far... More 

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5 Thank Rachel H
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After month of traveling one of my favorite backpackers. Specially the hosts are fantastic! They treat you like a family member. Everyday fresh free breakfast & a nice rooftop balcony. I really enjoyed my staying

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5 Thank Simon B
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best accommodation we have had. Very kind and helpful staff. They can help you arrange or recommend the cheapest and best transportation and trips around Sandakan. They gave us a free snack bag for one of our journeys. Good view over the sea. Good breakfast including toast with jam and fresh fruit. Good location. Tee and coffee available 24/7.

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5 Thank Oskar K
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a perfect stay! The owners of this place are the most friendly and thoughtful you will ever meet. They care about your happiness and put in a lot of effort to help you in your next steps on your trip and offer a lot of advice for trips to do. The hostel itself is good value and the breakfast... More 

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6 Thank amypP6535WC
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked for two nights but didn't end up staying. Room was clean and towels were provided. Booking was very complicated as there were so many different options to choose from and although we thought we had booked a room with a bathroom we arrived to find we hadn't. However, the person on the desk then helped us to find alternative... More 

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6 Thank Betty W
Munich, Germany
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed two nights here and even though sandakan has not a lot to offer we had a very good time here. The rooftop terrace is so nice with hammocks and sea view. You can play your own music and just relax. The rooms and bathrooms were clean and the whole hostel has a very good value for money! The... More 

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8 Thank crln_mndl
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner were not happy about sandakan but staying at the hostel made things so much better! ZU and Za are amazing hosts and will help you in anyway possible 🙆 they even cooked a delicious Malaysian dish one evening for us! Very warm and friendly atmosphere! There's the Odd warm shower clean toilet area and a cool... More 

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8 Thank Benjamin C
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This hostel is just super super cool. Very cheap, nice rooms and super super friendly owners. You have the feeling that all they want is your best, that you feel comfortable staying with them. There was fruits, coffee, tea, good breakfast and he even cooked us some sweet potatoes for dinner. I felt so comfortable and good there. Honestly one... More 

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5 Thank Sebastian U
Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

It's clearly Zu and his wife who made this place so amazing. Everything is painted, fresh new Ikea bed linen, pillows, covers... this place became a great hostel, clean, and with one od the best atmospheres I have ever encountered on my backpacking trips in SE Asia! Very helful, friendly and open staff. Rooms are refurbished, superclean and nice. This... More 

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5 Thank Darya89

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Family Rooms
  • 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: ₹ 684 - ₹ 1,026 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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