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Sandakan Backpackers Hostel
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

Generally this hostel have a very strategic location. Market, shop, bus station, restaurant just nearby. The staff also was very helful. This hostel also recommend tour with a cheap price. Besides that, they also provide kitchen for us to cook, NICE ROOF TOP, free Wi-Fi and also prepared a simple breakfast. Overall, this hostel is awesome! we have a good time to stay at this place! :)

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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

The staff of four at Sandakan Backpackers ensure a very clean, efficient, and positive stay. Located in the downtown area, this hotel is 5-stars in terms of cleanliness. Really. It's immaculate. The staff is very helpful - they welcome you and take their level of service very seriously. They don't ask for tips, just that you communicate any complaints or advice quickly to them. They have wifi, TV, kitchen and lounge. Rooms are secure. The whole place gives a feeling of comfort, safety and security. I would highly recommend this hotel to any traveler in Borneo.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 November 2012

I think this was the best hostel we ever stayed in. The rooms are nice (nothing special), toilets and showers are outside the room. The showers were not the cleanest we have seen, but it was okay (just the warm water on the third floor didn't work, so I always went to the second floor to shower). On the roof there is a terasse which is really nice. We often played cards up there or dart. The other backpackers were also great - we met many new people and some days we sat at breakfast till 11 and talked about traveling.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

Sandakan backpackers has a really homely chilled out vibe, free wifi and really helpful, knowledgable staff.
We had a double aircon room for 60rm per night, free wifi and free breakfast. The room was clean, hot showers and they have a nice DVD chill out area.
The staff were fantastic for advice on the local area and how to get about. The hostel is right near the bus station that brings you to sepilok so it is really easy to visit the orangutan centre.
i definitely recommend to stay here!!

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed 20 July 2012

This hostel is very well situated - right on the waterfront, with lots of good eateries around, and the main market a short walk away. It is basic no frills accommodation. We found the staff friendly, and helpful enough if we wanted information. The one negative for me was not being supplied with a top sheet/covering for the bed. With the air conditioning on it can be quite cool without something to keep you from the blowing air.

That said, we all found it clean and comfortable. I would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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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
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 29 Speciality Lodging in Sandakan
Price Range: ₹ 1,141 - ₹ 1,394 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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 
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