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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank KaterineNicole1987UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Stayed in a dorm room for one night. Dorm wasn't too oversized - 6 beds, and had a nice friendly crowd. Staff were friendly and helped us book our onward journey, Better-than-usual breakfast too - scrambled eggs on toast, a rarity from hostels!

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Thank Sam R
Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

This place is a lovely base for planning trips into the jungle etc in Sabah. The staff can organise Kinabatangan river cruises and other excursions. There is a friendly common area with TV, computer and wifi. Breakfast is included and you cook it yourself. There is a communal kitchen for cooking other meals and snacks. The room was nice and... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Stayed there one night while in Sandakan after Sepilok and rainforest trip. Great location, good choise for backpackers, helpful staff. Got a good room and were able to get some rest before continuing our trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

We were suppose to stay at Borneo sandakan backpackers but they had overbooked us and sent us to harbourside instead. I am so glad they did! Lovely communal area, spotless and new looking showers and toilets, towels provided and good air con. The only thing to say is the wifi isn't the best but I think sandakan as a whole... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Friendly and helpful staff, clean rooms, free breakfast, free wifi and a nice common lounge area with a TV and a selection of DVD's to choose from which we made use of a couple of nights there as the nightlife isn't that great in Sandakan.

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

We did an overnight stopover in Sandakan at Harbourside - double room with shared bathroom. It was a clean room and a clean shared bathroom which was great - and the shower pressure was good which was an added bonus! The staff were helpful with questions we had though we didnt book any tours through them so cannot comment there.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

It is a very convenience place to stay if you planning for a short trip. Located in Sandakan main town as you can do your city tour by walking distance only. Food not to worry because plenty of restaurant near by with a reasonable price. The room price also quite cheap and basic facilities is provided. Make sure your value... More 

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Manager_Harbourside, Manager at Harbourside Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us and your time in reviewing our hostel and very happy to know you had an enjoyable stay. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I stayed in this hostel with my girlfriend few weeks ago, the hostel is nice and clean but the personal is terrible and not honest ! We booked a 1 day river cruise with them, including pick up 12.30, transport to the river, snacks/tea, visit of the lodge and surrounding of the jungle, 2 hours boat cruise and diner. It... More 

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Thank Frederic D
Manager_Harbourside, Manager at Harbourside Backpackers, responded to this review

Greetings! Very appreciated that you choosing our hostel for your accommodation within vacation previously in Sandakan. Thank you taking time to write a review and feedback to our hostel. Please allow me to apologize for dissatisfied with your experienced during your tour. Your willingness to share your thoughts is appreciated. First, we apologize for the miscommunication to book your tours... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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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, 1st Floor, Block HS-4 | Harbour Square, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
Price Range: $14 - $17 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Harbourside Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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