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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my boyfriend stayed at this hostel for a few nights and it was a great experience. We received a warm welcome from the owner and she told us all we needed to know about the area and excursions. We went on a river and firefly tour and it was beautiful to see the landscape and animals during sunset.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was travelling with 3 friends, and we only needed a place for one night so we booked the sea view. I was surprised at how good the place was for the price. Seaview was fine, conveniently located and easy to find (just look for the four seasons next door). All of the staff were really friendly. The receptionist gave... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sea view must be the best place to stay for backpackers in Sandakan! Nabistol the manager makes sure your stay is full of options, no hassle and with a warm heart. Her knowledge and advice is also key. She runs her own adapted tours which are like no others: we did the Fireflies and river cruise the second day. About... More

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome river cruise and tasteful local homemade potato plus the pumpkin curry for dinner is so delicious. Staff are very nice and helpful. Fast n free Wifi. Worthwhile unforgettable experience to spend my time & as present for my coming birthday hehe..

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Saint Julian's, Malta
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nabustal and her team were amazing hosts. The food and healthy options tasted great. We only stayed one night as stop over before kinabatagan river tour. They helped us check out sepilok before heading to the tour. All for reasonable prices. Rooms are clean and comfortable. No bed bugs. If we had more time we would have organised our excursions... More

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What can I say, I couldn't agree more with Jodie.. We were on the same boat during the river cruise, and on the same table at dinner after that. Nabistul asked me if I would like to join the river cruise during my check in, and I thought that was an interesting idea since I also wanted an escapade from... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nabistul was a brilliant host, as were all of her team. Nabistul made sure that she knew everybody by name and went out of her way to organise specialised tours for you, including everything you desired. The rooms were adequate but could have done with a new mattress on my bed - but that was a minor factor. The drink... More

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Kuta, Indonesia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here three nights and had a lovely time. Did the evening/night river cruise where we saw lots of monkeys and fire flies. When we got back the staff cooked a lovely curry for us. Staff are very cheerful and helpful.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I like this hotel, it is located at strategic location and so close to sandakan city bay, it give me easy access to many place in sandakan.during my stay there, almost every afternoon I went to sea bay to see beautiful ocean and scenery, it is unforgettable moment. the hotel staff in charge are so welcoming and nice. she tell... More

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Sandakan, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The Seaview Sandakan Budget Hotel is well located and easily found on a street in front of the central market and almost next door to the recently opened Sheraton Hotel with a now limited sea view from the common area and front rooms. The hotel is also next door to the only modern shopping mall in town. That places it... More

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Also Known As:
Sea View Sandakan Budget & Backpackers Hotel Sabah, Malaysia
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
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 30 Specialty lodging in Sandakan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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