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“Best Backpacker Ever” 5 of 5 stars
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Sanya Backpackers
No.1 Type 1 Villa , Luming Community, Haihua Road, Dadonghai, Sanya 572021, China   |  
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Ranked #1 of 137 Specialty Lodging in Sanya
5.0 of 5 stars 295 Reviews
Shanghai, China
1 review
“Best Backpacker Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

I am sure everything had been mentioned by all the other reviewers. So if you feel like meeting new people, Chillex at the beach, Walk throught rain forest as well as drinking beer Chris's way then definitely the place to go. The location is good for food and beach and Chris know the ins and outs of Hainan. It is one of those places that you will definitely say yes to come back and stay again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

All in all an amazing experience; the staff were extremely hospitable and went out of their way to make us feel at home, the rooms were immaculate, and the location was ideal. I will most certainly be returning in the future! Thank you Chris, Linda (and Mimi) for looking after us! :D

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hebei, Hebei, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Had a fantastic time in Sanya, thanks to Chris and Linda. They have set up the perfect place to attract outgoing and intrepid travellers, and the atmosphere and events really encourages mingling. Definitely say yes to drinking beer Chris' way, and the Chris-special rainforest trip is well worth it on a nice day (as long as you can survive the bumpy roads!).
At face value, the single room prices seem steep for the room/bathroom quality and amenities, but that is not what this place is about. Young, international travelers looking to party and meet new people shouldn't stay anywhere else!

Room Tip: Chat to Chris and Linda early on, see what is available.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shanghai, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Had the best stay ever in Sanya at this hostel. Chris and Linda are so warm and wonderful and really made us feel at home. Our six-people bunk room was very clean with great AC. Wonderful location close to Dadong Hai beach (five minute walk), center of town, and many restaurants in the area. Chris offered very helpful advice when we were trying to figure out how to plan our time in Sanya. The staff was very friendly and eager to chat. Bar/sitting area provided a great place for people to meet other travelers. One of the best hosteling experiences I've had yet! Can't wait to come back in June!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hong Kong, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Chris & Linda are great host.
I visited their website before I go.
I am impressed with their affort & commitment to make sure their guests feel 1.clean, 2. security 3. comfortable. I feel they have done a good job.

Lastly, I like the food and the bar there. Eating & drinking in the enjoyable & relaxing place at the common area. chatting with other travellers if you like to.

a good plus! great location to beach, lots of choices of food, and quiet environment to sleep.

I enjoy to stay there, and they will be always around to serve your need. Ask, they will be happy to serve you. Very reasonable price for the service standard. :)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Great hostel: Chris and Linda make sure they know all their guests and greet you by name. The facilities are good, everything is immaculately clean, and there always seems to be a good social atmosphere. I've done a thousand nights hostelling and this has to be as good as any I've stayed at.

A criticism: the add on facilities are a bit overpriced.

Room Tip: Choose a dorm: enormous and uncrowded
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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zhuhai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

I stayed in a double room for 4 nights(they upgraded it from single room) and dorm for one night due to private rooms fully booked.

very impressed by the comfortable bed, I mean, the beddings feels so clean and comfy, kinda can smell the sunshine while sleeping :)

The floor feels super clean.

Dormitory is also better than most of the hostels in China.

Chris and his staff are very friendly and helpful.

Met lots of travellers here and we had great fun together...

If the extras-say food, loundry, bike rental price is more reasonable,
I would definitely love to use.

overally speaking, definitely want to stay again and recommend friends to stay.

--Rebecca

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.1 Type 1 Villa , Luming Community, Haihua Road, Dadonghai, Sanya 572021, China
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Location: China > Hainan > Sanya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 137 Specialty Lodging in Sanya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are Singaporean operated hostel providing SAFE, CLEAN and COMFORTABLE accommodation for backpackers and travellers in Hainan, China. Located in Dadonghai, Sanya, we are just a very short walk to the beach. By day, where all the sea activities begin and by night all the party starts. Our goal is to provide you with a wonderful experience to bring back home.We also offer surfing lessons, PADI scuba diving courses and outdoor adventures. All our guests will enjoy 10% off for all the outdoor activities. ... more   less 
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