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Harbourside Backpackers

Lot 43, 1st Floor, Block HS-4 | Harbour Square, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Only one block from the waterfront on a pedestrian mall it is well located. The staff were very helpful with travel tips and organised our Kinabatangang trip for us. The room was very comfortable , we had a double with ensuite. Basic breakfast is included. We were able to leave our bags at the backpackers while we did a side... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Originally i was affraid of a backpackers hotel in Sandakan, but it was a nice surprise for me. We found a clean, friedly, intimate hotel in the centre, with a good price. Everything are very close to the hotel, the stuff helpful. I can suggest it to everyone.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I agree with previous reviews that the pillows in this hostel are less than luxurious, everything else about this place easily makes up for it. We stayed for three nights in a mixed dorm, which was spacious and comfortable. The whole place is spotless, with a good shower, computer access and wifi, a comfortable communal area and even tea... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel itself and staff are lovely. clean rooms, toilet and showers, which is a luxury in this part of the world but beds arent great. The bed itself is ok for me, as like a hard bed, and its pretty solid, but pillows are pretty awful. Location is great and good info for local tours and attractions. Laundry 12MR... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Stayed for a few nights here in a double room. If it wasn't for the shared bathroom it would have felt more like a hotel. Cleanliness is excellent - everything is spotless. The staff are helpful and friendly. They sell beer from the fridge! Would definitely recommend.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I stayed in a six bed dorm here for a week. The hostel is located in a predestination mall in the centre of the city close to all the local attractions. Breakfast is simply just toast and coffee or tea. You are able to book tours direct with the hostel which is convenient. I have one suggestion could the hostel... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I spent 4 nights here recently, and loved it. It is so far the best hostel I've stay in, during my trip around South East Asia. It is conveniently located near the waterfront, and easy to explore local sites on foot. The hostel is super clean, you get given a towel (which is great when you've been carrying around a... More

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We stayed here twice during our Borneo trip and this is one of the best backpackers spot we stayed in southeast Asia. Location is great, right in the center of harbor front with unlimited food and shop choices. The rooms (we stayed in private room with bathroom) very clean with white linens. The owner is a nice Chinese lady who... More

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Jakarta, Indonesië
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights, because of the location, the price, the cleanliness, the staff and just because it's a nice place! The living room is the place to hang out with other travellers, the bathrooms and toilets are sparkling clean and the hostel is near to the boulevard (where you can find cheap restaurants)! Thanks!

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

stayed here 5 nights in the family room with shared bathrooms. the location of this place is just excellent! right underneath is the best curry house in town! and right opposite is the harbour mall.which has a supermarket and a kids corner on the 3rd floor with bouncy castle etc. behind the mall is the waterfront with restaurants. we have... More

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Address: Lot 43, 1st Floor, Block HS-4 | Harbour Square, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
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Number of rooms: 11
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