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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really clean and tidy with an awesome common area and a nice free breakfast. Located right on the main square near the harbour. Good place to meet other solo travellers. They offer good tours and the orangutans and sun bears are amazing.

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Thank Luke H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I had a private room with a double bed - and that was pretty much all that was in the room. The common area was very minimalistic too, with a couch and TV. It was not especially social, and the shower facilities weren't on par either. The owner was however nice, and we ended up booking a... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Boyfriend and I stayed here as a pit stop before heading into Sepilok. Can't really fault this place. Super super clean, the bathroom area was impeccable - not stayed somewhere with such clean shared showers! Chill out room was great too. Friendly staff who gave us lots of advice. Breakfast was a lovely little touch. We ended up coming back... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place in conveniently located in the nice little city of Sandakan. Rooms are very clean and the staff is the greatest. I really felt like they went out of their way to help us plan our trips to Kinabatangan River and Danum Valley. Breakfast is standard white bread and eggs. AC in rooms and wifi in common areas. I'd... More 

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Thank rosedas
Sandakan, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place cannot be faulted, great value for money, clean, secure, air conditioned, right near the harbor and down stairs hubs of activity. Our room had on suit, a window, air con and quiet. The linen was nice and they have eggs included with staple breakfast. Computers and wifi are provided.

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Medellin, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice clean hostel really friendly staff free breakfast and not only toast with jam. Directly opposite a shopping mall and 100 meter from the see and all restaurants etc. Kitchen free coffee and tee and nice realaxing room with big screen television with lot of movies.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

This is a good place. Quite cheap and very clean. Staff are very helpful. The rooms are good enough. Toilets and A/C all functioning well. We were happy with the choice and would definitely suggest it if you are only staying for a night. Some nice eating places outside and the sea is 1 minute away. Free wifi. TV is... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Positive: Well located (very close to the local bus station), clean, friendly staff, good internet and computers to use, very clean showers and bathrooms, and can set up tours (like for the Kinabatangan River). Negative: Private rooms are small and boxy. This hostel provides an underwhelming breakfast that you make yourself and has little variety in selection.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

One of the best hostels we have stayed in! The bedrooms and bathrooms are spotlessly clean, the staff are really friendly, great communal area with tv, pc's and sofa. Perfect location for sightseeing around the area. We booked some great tours through them too! Highly recommended.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed my stay here in the dorm room: Staff really nice, great location ridiculously clean :) Free breakfast and good wifi connection. Have a nice chill out area with a good DVD collection. Best budget hostel I've stayed in while travelling Asia.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ideally located in Harbour Square in the heart of Sandakan town center and opposite Harbour Mall shopping center. Only five minutes walk from central bus station and eight minutes walk from Mini bus station (bus to/from Sepilok Orang Utan Center). Close by to central market, bank, restaurant, cafe, shopping mall and supermarket. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Harbourside Backpackers

Address: Lot 43 4 1st Floor, Block Hs- | Harbour Square, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
Price Range: $13 - $17 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Harbourside Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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