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Harbourside Backpackers

Lot 43, 1st Floor, Block HS-4 | Harbour Square, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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85 reviews 85 reviews
36 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We stayed in one of the private rooms here, and after spending a few days on the kinabatangan, bathing in cold muddy river water, this place seemed like the height of luxury. The hostel was very clean and nicely done up. The rooms were small but had everything we needed so no complaints. They have a lovely common area with... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This hostel is a good clean hostel with helpful staff and a good TV lounge. Sandakan is quite an ordinary place known as the jump-off for Sepilok Orang Utan sanctuary and Kinabatangan river trips. The real bonus of staying here is this hostel sell a tour to the latter for the cheapest price I have knowledge of and I've worked... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The cleanest hostel I have ever stayed in. Great staff and very helpful. Good place to use as a stepping stone to do the exciting tours on offer on that side of the Island. There isn't much to do in Sandakan itself so get on the internet and book some tours whilst you're in the hostel. If you don't mind... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The staff here are very welcoming, helpful, and knowledgable about local information. There is always someone cleaning and the extra effort pays off. It's a great example of a basic hostel. Good location and cheap eats nearby. Local bus number 4 goes to the long distance bus terminal, although it can be a pain getting around without a taxi.

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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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