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Buckingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Smelly corridors. Room ok, we stayed in a triple room, but had to ask for a top sheet which were clean but stained. Room had air con but no control so set at temp and either on or off. Some toilets the flush doesn't work. Not all showers fitted. No toilet roll/paper. Not the cleanest place I've stayed in, however...

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 23, 2016

Location is great, easy walk to the bus station and restaurants and seafront. Directly opposite the port market which is incredible as all the shipments arrive and it is always buzzing - opens at 3am though so can be noisy! My room was at the front of the hostel and I was never disturbed by it though. The hostel has...

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Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

Allright, so i booked this hostel based on All the reviews on tripadvisor which seemed pretty good. And it was all good, until we got to our twin bed Room.. First thing we noticed was that the cleaning Lady only changed the beds, there was hair all over the floor and while we heard nothing about sharing the room, a...

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3Thank Sibrand J
Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

With this hostel we had Some bad experience. First we came in the day we booked the room on booking.com. And they ended up giving our room away to walk-ins. They did offer us a room with A-C for the same price but still. Then we came into the room. IT was dirty boring looking room. The beds had insects...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

I left my reference months ago, but i dont know why it doesnt appear, so here i go again. Our stay could not have been better! We arrive when the owner Nabistul was there and she welcomed us with fried bananas and tea! We took some tours, the one that we love the most was the firefly mangrooves! You get...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed April 13, 2016

Opposite to the Central Market, a 4-story property next to huge shopping mall and sea-front. A rather large reception and common room. On the top floor, there is a Cafe-style dinner room with a a spacious kitchen. Homemade pancake and tea/coffee are service for free. The room is average size and clean. I paid for a 16-dorm bed but I...

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Prague
Reviewed April 1, 2016

I stayed at this family run hostel and for me, the backpacker, was absolutely fine to stay there. The women she runs the hostel was helpful and hospitable. The dorm fun rooms was clean, the bed quit comfortable but without any blanket (no problem as I used my sarong).Toilets bathroom clean. Good value for money I paid. The price includes...

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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed March 10, 2016

This hostel could have been a bright point of light in the ill-scented and unfriendly city that is Sandakan; instead, we were faced with staff members who seemed puzzled by everything we asked them and who so persistently gave us indecipherable answers to simple questions that we just gave up. Attempting even basic communication after eleven in the evening is...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed January 26, 2016

During my stay in Sabah, I spent the most time in Sandakan. This is due to the nice, warm-hearted, helpfull owner of the hostel. There won't be a second hostel-mum which is so hospitable and so touching character as hers. She always was keen to help, keen to consult about trips and open-minded for new ideas, thinkings and behavious. Simply...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed December 7, 2015

We had a fantastic stay at Sea View last month! Simple and comfortable rooms, yummy breakfast, and a great place to meet travelers from all over the world. Prior to arriving we had sorted our accommodation and a variety of tours with Nabistul via email - and all worked out perfectly! We loved the Kinabatangan river cruise (it's definitely worth...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Old world charm and views of Sulu Sea can be enjoyed at Sea View Sandakan Budget and Backpackers Hotel. Upon arrival, guests are welcomed with traditional banana fritters and a drink. Perfectly located in the heart of Sandakan Town, Sea View is on the waterfront opposite the Central Market and within walking distance of banks, ATMs, currency exchange booths, tourist attractions, convenience stores, malls and local transportation. The second largest city in Sabah, Sandakan is known as a seafood haven and a gateway to many tourist attractions. Tour packages to Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Stilt House Water Village, Selingan Turtle Island Park, Kinabatangan River Cruise and Goamantong Cave can be organised through our onsite tour operator. We can also provide advice on local attractions. We have FREE WiFi, FREE traditional pancake breakfast, FREE welcome drink with traditional banana fritters, FREE towels, FREE travel and tour information, FREE lockers, book exchange, showers and a common room. Guest Facilities: For a small charge we can provide Malaysian cooking lessons using traditional family recipes (subject to chef’s availability), laundry service, foot & arm reflexology, tea & coffee making, kitchen use, printing/scanning, luggage storage and we also have a motorcycle. We can provide room service on request from our onsite restaurant which specialises in traditional family pancakes but also serves local cuisine, fresh seafood dishes and both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals are available. Late breakfast is available and the kitchen can provide packed lunches upon request. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sea View Sandakan Budget & Backpackers Hotel

Address: Lot 126, Harbour Square 14 Jalan Dua | opposite Sandakan Central Market, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia (Formerly Sunset Harbour Botik Hostel)
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
Price Range: $11 - $15 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“Not all rooms have wifi. Some rooms, however, have racks with the owner's drying laundry.”
 of 5 bubbles 192marav, Mar 10, 2016 | Read review
“The double room with private bathroom and air conditioner was a great choice.”
 of 5 bubbles meagan142, Dec 7, 2015 | Read review
“Just remember it's a hostel -don't go with very high expectations. Staff should be able to assist you should you need it, some staff at hotel are very nice and others may need a few things explained a few times as things can get lost in translation.”
 of 5 bubbles Asia85B, Jun 16, 2015 | Read review
“No windows on some rooms with AC. but the AC runs nicely and not to cold.”
 of 5 bubbles VanessaT291, Aug 12, 2014 | Read review
“Don't forget to try Nabistul's home made pancakes!”
 of 5 bubbles 279lucym, Jul 1, 2014 | Read review
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