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Borneo Sandakan Backpackers
Block HS-5, Lot 54 & 55, 1st & 2nd floor, Sandakan Harbour Square, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia   |  
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“Excellent place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Loved this cozy hostel!
very clean with good facilities and breakfast included.
the best thing about it was the staff who made us feel just like home they were also very supportive when it came to planning our trip.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jonathan7623, Manager at Borneo Sandakan Backpackers, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Dear Ewelina E,

Thank you for staying with us at Borneo Sandakan Backpackers.

We appreciate your kind review and hope to see you some day!

Regards
Jonathan
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Borneo Sandakan backpackers is one of the best hostels I've ever been to!
The staff were so amazingly friendly and helpful, the rooms were fresh and clean (So were the bathrooms and showers!). The staff helped us with all information we needed for a wonderful stay in Sandakan, they helped us arrange trips to the Kinabatangan river, the Sepilok orang-utan reserve and so much more!

I will forever be grateful for this wonderful welcoming we had at Borneo Sandakan Backpackers, and I want to recommend this hostel to everyone I meet!
In my opinion this is the best stay in Malaysia! The staff is amazing!!!!

  • Stayed January 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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Jonathan7623, Manager at Borneo Sandakan Backpackers, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Hi Andrea,

Greetings from the team at Borneo Sandakan Backpackers!

We appreciate your very kind review, and thank you very much for that.

P/s: Send our regards to everyone in the group.

Hope to see all of you again. Until next time!

Kind Regards
Jonathan
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Brand new hostel, opened 2 weeks ago. It is very well located, in the Harbour, the bus station and the markets. The facilities are functional and very clean.
The best part of the stay was undoubtedly the staff. We experienced a warm welcoming as well as efficient services. Expect the breakfast to be served to you!
Travelling in a group of three people.
14th of January, 2013

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jonathan7623, Manager at Borneo Sandakan Backpackers, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Dear Alexandre B,

Thank you very much for staying with us at Borneo Sandakan Backpackers!

We appreciate your very kind feedback and we are glad to be of assistance.

Do drop us an email if you happen be back again!

Regards
Jonathan
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Address: Block HS-5, Lot 54 & 55, 1st & 2nd floor, Sandakan Harbour Square, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 30 Specialty Lodging in Sandakan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are proud to present you with the newly built Borneo Sandakan Backpackers, strategically located in Sandakan Harbour Square, a well-developed domestic area at the town of Sandakan. A couple of minutes’ walk to restaurants, banks and shops, Borneo Sandakan Backpackers offers comfortable and convenient accommodation for couples, singles, families and backpackers travelling to Sandakan.Borneo Sandakan Backpackers is directly in front of Swiss Inn Hotel. Our building is painted in red and white with a vertical red "BACKPACKERS" signboard. ... more   less 
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