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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Frankfurt
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25 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

During our world trip we were in Sandakan last March. We are still not forgetting to write a review about the Lady Nabistul and her great place “Sea View Sandakan Hostel”. Although we didn't stay overnight here, we spent about two weeks at her place. When we were there we were invited by Lady Nabistul to go for a firefly... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Seaview for a week and I can honestly say that I have never felt more at home in hotel than I did here! There is a wonderful cafe on the top floor which serves an incredible pumpkin curry and you even get free syrup pancakes for breakfast! Laundry is also free if you stay for 3 nights.... More

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Yongindong, Hwanghae-namdo, North Korea
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

After staying in the dirty, dingy, old hostels of KK city SEAVIEW HOSTEL was a WONDERFUL break! I called and arrived very late ate night with 2 others i recruited on the Bus over, we were greeted by Emy with warm smiles, welcoming tea drinks and delicious fresh fried bananas. The rooms were clean and bright, the sheets and towels... More

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Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Great place to stay to base yourself before and after the kinabatangan river experience. The staff was amazing, always so happy to see us. They were very helpful and we organised a scooter to ride to see the sun bear, war memorial and orangutan sanctuary. All a very easy day trip :) You MUST try the special pumpkin curry in... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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 July 24, 2014

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 July 13, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

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 June 29, 2014

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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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
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