We stayed here for 2 nights then another 1 night in November. While it's not flash, the place is clean and comfortable and the staff helpful and friendly. We arrived late-ish but check in was a breeze and our room thankfully nice and cool from the air con that had been switched on previously for us. We had a room with a double bed plus a bunk bed, so plenty of space for 2 of us! The one thing I would have liked would have been a mirror - but that's just me being a girl! The shared bathroom was fine - I don't think anyone else was staying on our floor, so no issue for us, but perhaps when busy, it could be a pain only having 2 showers and 2 toilets, especially since 1 toilet is accessed through the shower. The staff were great - helping out with directions etc. and were kind enough to store our packs when we went on an overnight trip to Selingan Island. The breakfast was basic, but what we came to expect in Malaysia. Location is good, right n the waterfront and easy access to anywhere you need to go in Sandakan. There's some good restaurants (incredibly cheap!) on the waterfront - but best to check out a few menus before deciding as some are better than others. There's a supermarket just down the street which is handy for supplies. I cannot believe others have complained about the price - we thought it was incredibly cheap!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unique Borneo atmosphere and centrally located in the heart of Sandakan town, right at the WATERFRONT at Harbour Square complimented with trendy bars and bistro nearby. You will be strategically and conveniently located in close proximity to the best amenities and services the city can offer.Being small, we thrive to provide you with the best budget, clean accommodation option within the city so that you will be comfortably taken care of at Sandakan Backpacker, which doubles up as your launch pad to the treasures and beauty of Sabah, Borneo. Come and share your adventure and travelling experience with us! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sandakan Backpackers Sabah, Malaysia