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Sea View Sandakan Budget & Backpackers Hotel

Lot 126, End of Jalan Dua, Harbour Square 14 | opposite Sandakan Central Market, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia (Formerly Sunset Harbour Botik Hostel)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We didn't stay in the hotel itself but we were taken on a FIREFLIES tour by the manager; Nabistal, who is lovely, kind and very welcoming. She takes you on this boat up the river where you look for proboscous monkeys and lizards and then watch the fireflies come out at night! Once the tour is over you go back... More

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Chengdu, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff could not have been more friendly. The beds were clean and comfortable with hot showers. Right between the Sheraton and Central Market it has a nice quiet location. They do tours to all the major attractions, though I didn't go with them because I was there just to rest a few days.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff is very friendly, no problem to check in a bit early or to check out a bit late. We stored are suitcases a couple of days during a trip. The lady boss will pay a lot of attention to sell her trips. A bit too much. We arranged everything on our own. It is not hard to do,... More

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Naaldwijk, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed 2 days in Sea View Sandakan Budget & Backpackers Hotel. I felled at home. Nabistul, the manager and the rest of the staff let me feel at home and very kind and the hospitality was great. The rooms clean and simple with a good price. The food they offered me was great especially the curry. The hotel is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When arriving in Sandakan, I was slightly hesitant. However, as soon as you arrive at this hostel you feel right at home! Nabistul the owner is extremely sweet and helpful, I arrived in the evening and we were up late talking and drinking tea on the sofa! Any tour you want to do in Sandakan I would book through her,... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in Sandakan a bit anxious after being told it was a dangerous place to go. We were picked up by a nice guy who was from the same village as me back home which was relieving and really surreal. As soon as we got to the hostel and met Nabistul we felt totally at ease, she was the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was here about two months ago. The staff is extremely helpful and kind. They took the time to pair me up with an Irish couple so that I would save 50 MYR on a tour.The owner even cooked us a fish curry!

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Miri, Malaysia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

the feel when i walk in this hotel is feel like home~~ the facility & toilet are clean! the manager Nabistul are good..she know whatever we are looking for..hahah..and they are very friendly..give 1000 like!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good location in centre of things and close to harbourside restaurants. Room basic but clean and agree with others could do with a little TLC. Bed comfy, good AC, sporadic wifi, ensuite good, shared bathroom ok if you are happy amongst the piping and tanks :-) Brekky was a cuppa plus a single pancake. Friendly owner which created a good... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Stayed in this hostel a month or two ago - after staying for one night booked another one immediately. The food was the highlight, with Nabastul's lemongrass, coconut and pumpkin curry being the best thing we ate on our trip. Good vibes all round!

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Address: Lot 126, End of Jalan Dua, Harbour Square 14 | opposite Sandakan Central Market, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia (Formerly Sunset Harbour Botik Hostel)
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Old world charm and views of Sulu Sea can be enjoyed at Sea View Sandakan Budget and Backpackers Hotel. Upon arrival, guests are welcomed with traditional banana fritters and a drink. Perfectly located in the heart of Sandakan Town, Sea View is on the waterfront opposite the Central Market and within walking distance of banks, ATMs, currency exchange booths, tourist attractions, convenience stores, malls and local transportation. The second largest city in Sabah, Sandakan is known as a seafood haven and a gateway to many tourist attractions. Tour packages to Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Stilt House Water Village, Selingan Turtle Island Park, Kinabatangan River Cruise and Goamantong Cave can be organised through our onsite tour operator. We can also provide advice on local attractions. We have FREE WiFi, FREE traditional pancake breakfast, FREE welcome drink with traditional banana fritters, FREE towels, FREE travel and tour information, FREE lockers, book exchange, showers and a common room. Guest Facilities: For a small charge we can provide Malaysian cooking lessons using traditional family recipes (subject to chef’s availability), laundry service, foot & arm reflexology, tea & coffee making, kitchen use, printing/scanning, luggage storage and we also have a motorcycle. We can provide room service on request from our onsite restaurant which specialises in traditional family pancakes but also serves local cuisine, fresh seafood dishes and both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals are available. Late breakfast is available and the kitchen can provide packed lunches upon request. ... more   less 
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