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Harbourside Backpackers

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Lot 43, 1st Floor, Block HS-4 | Harbour Square, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
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1 room 1 adult
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Friendly and helpful staff, clean rooms, free breakfast, free wifi and a nice common lounge area with a TV and a selection of DVD's to choose from which we made use of a couple of nights there as the nightlife isn't that great in Sandakan.

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did an overnight stopover in Sandakan at Harbourside - double room with shared bathroom. It was a clean room and a clean shared bathroom which was great - and the shower pressure was good which was an added bonus! The staff were helpful with questions we had though we didnt book any tours through them so cannot comment there.... More 

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Selangor
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79 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

It is a very convenience place to stay if you planning for a short trip. Located in Sandakan main town as you can do your city tour by walking distance only. Food not to worry because plenty of restaurant near by with a reasonable price. The room price also quite cheap and basic facilities is provided. Make sure your value... More 

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Manager_Harbourside, Manager at Harbourside Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us and your time in reviewing our hostel and very happy to know you had an enjoyable stay. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I stayed in this hostel with my girlfriend few weeks ago, the hostel is nice and clean but the personal is terrible and not honest ! We booked a 1 day river cruise with them, including pick up 12.30, transport to the river, snacks/tea, visit of the lodge and surrounding of the jungle, 2 hours boat cruise and diner. It... More 

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Thank Frederic D
Manager_Harbourside, Manager at Harbourside Backpackers, responded to this review

Greetings! Very appreciated that you choosing our hostel for your accommodation within vacation previously in Sandakan. Thank you taking time to write a review and feedback to our hostel. Please allow me to apologize for dissatisfied with your experienced during your tour. Your willingness to share your thoughts is appreciated. First, we apologize for the miscommunication to book your tours... More 

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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Great place for a little bit of rest and to go to Sepilok over the day! The single rooms are quite cheap (50 RM) per night and dorms 30 RM. Four different marmalades to choose from, free coffe and tea plus a water tank where you can fill up your own bottle. The staff is really friendly and the toilets/showers... More 

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Manager_Harbourside, Manager at Harbourside Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your support and superb feedbacks, very happy to know our services and facilities live up to your expectations but the most importantly our associates are friendly. we do our best in extending our hospitality to all our guests. Once again, thank you for staying at Harbourside Backpackers. Yours sincerely, More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

This is a clean well kept hostel in a good location. The staff are very friendly and helped us to liase with our next location. We had private rooms which were basic but spacious. The communal areas were very large and easy to hangout in. Breakfast was basic but edible and the kitchen was very clean.

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Manager_Harbourside, Manager at Harbourside Backpackers, responded to this review

Greetings! Thank you for staying at our hostel and we are indeed heartened by your positive review. We are glad that you had enjoyed your stay recent stay here. We do our best in extending our hospitality to all our guests. Once again, thank you for staying at Harbourside Backpackers. Yours sincerely More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights. Booked via email and payment was made when we got there. The receptionists were very friendly and accommodating. The common areas are clean and very cozy. They do allow you to cook, good if you're in a tight budget. The place is also a walking distance from the restaurants, port, market, groceries and other attractions.... More 

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Thank Ycel L
Manager_Harbourside, Manager at Harbourside Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and your time in reviewing our hostel and very happy to know our services and facilities liver up your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Yours sincerely, More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

I was impressed with Harbourside backpackers. Nice hostel, helpful staff. Rooms were great for the price. Clean, Good AC. Easy enough to get to sepilok, sunbear sanctuary and the rainforest discovery centre. Just walk to the minibus area. 6rm one way/45 mins.

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Manager_Harbourside, Manager at Harbourside Backpackers, responded to this review

Greetings from Harbourside Backpackers! Thank you for the great feedback and your time in reviewing our hostel - delighted to hear you had an enjoyable stay. Thanks again, and we hope you will choose our hostel the next time you are in Sandakan. Yours sincerely, More 

Kirchberg, Switzerland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

very friendly staff, they will help you with everything and are just lovely people. the place is perfectly clean and on a good spot. if you come to sandakan, stay here! the internet works all the time in the common room. breakfast is simple, toast, butter and jam but is enough. the rooms are fine, enough space and you get... More 

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Manager_Harbourside, Manager at Harbourside Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great feedback and your time in reviewing our hostel - delighted to hear you had an enjoyable stay. Once again, thank you for staying at Harbourside Backpackers. Yours sincerely, More 

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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Nice, clean accommodation at Harbourside. Really great location and they'll help you book tours, buses etc. TV room is great to chill out in and meet whatever people you can there (Wasn't so busy when I was there)

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Manager_Harbourside, Manager at Harbourside Backpackers, responded to this review

Greetings from Harbourside Backpackers! Thank you for staying at our hostel and we are indeed heartened by your positive review. We are glad that you had enjoyed your recent stay here. It is our aim to see to the comfort and safety of our guests. Once again, thank you for staying at Harbourside Backpackers. Yours sincerely, More 

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