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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 2 days ago
26fiona1988 Kota Kinabalu District, Malaysia
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Kota Kinabalu District, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars NEW

We had a great stay here in a double ensuite room with a window. The hostel is very clean with a comfortable lounge room. The staff are lovely and the location great. The computers in the lounge area work well and we used them to sort out our pics and sd cards. I would stay again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice backpackers, good service at the reception, clean except the fact that they have bedbugs. I signaled it at the reception and they told me they were cleaning an other room because of this problem. It's a good sign, they are actually trying to get rid of these bedbugs. Hopefully they will succeed!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great hostel to stay at. Located centrally in the heart of town near restaurants and the wharf. Really clean hostel with a great kitchen. Chill out lounge room. Free WiFi. Really friendly staff who know everything about Borneo and will help you book anything - taxis, buses and tours. Stay here if you go to Sandakan!

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Den Haag
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean place, helpfull staff. They arrange everything for you. And they will help you with everything. Located in old town center, easy to get around on your own. Breakfast is simple but good. Toast, coffee and jam. And: showers with warm water!

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Hong Kong, China
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68 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here again for 2 nights in early February. It's still clean and nice. Eleen will answer your emails and help you in dealing with everything on your arrival including tours, transport and advice. It seemed that there was only one double/triple ensuite room which we have stayed for both of the occasions. The only downside is the door of... More 

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Penang, Malaysia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Clean,modern and great location Most importantly is that the service very warm You will not find you're at a normal hotel, the service is too good! They have a living room gather withs your family or friends, they even had two dekstop for search beautiful scenery in Sabah, besides, still have forty something inch tv with almost all astro channel... More 

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Leeds, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

This hostel was everything we could want. It was immaculate, always with someone going around with a mop or a cloth. The dorms were nice- comfy enough beds, air con and plugs by each bed. Softer pillows and lockers would improve the dorms. My one gripe is that the man who worked in the evenings wasn't very friendly and would... More 

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Ayr, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My friend and I were aimlessly roaming the city looking for accommodation, when a local man (who had obviously sensed our aimless wandering) sent us in the direction of Harbourside Backpacker. To our surprise the backpackers were super clean and well looked after. With a large common area set up with couches and computers, it felt very cozy and the... More 

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Staff was friendly and hospitable, very very clean and pleasant looking place, excellent location, absolutely loved my stay there. Our flight back was late at night and they let us hangout at the very comfortable sitting room till our taxi came. Will definitely recommend to my friends :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Air-conditioned and clean rooms. Comfy beds, clean toilets and shower with hot water. Water dispenser with both hot and cold drinking water in the kitchen. Common room with two computers, couch and a TV with dvd player. Location is very good. Staff is helpful with booking trips to wherever you want to go. Walking distance to mini bus station where... More 

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Address: Lot 43, 1st Floor, Block HS-4 | Harbour Square, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
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