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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We originally booked the Borneo sandakan backpackers but they over booked and took us to sandakan backpackers. This was the best thing that happened to us . The hostel is clean the breakfast is good toast jams lots of different fruits and tea coffee. The two owners were the kindest people we have met in Malaysia and couldn't do enough... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was planning to just stay for a night at Sandakan Backpackers sort of as as stop over. I ended up staying for 4 nights, just relaxing, writing and planning the next stops of my journey. There is a nice rooftop area to hang, rooms, toilets and showers are very clean and tidy. Also there is a kitchen you can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank's Zu and Za, friendly and welcoming owners for this short stay. Cheap price, perfect location, quiet rooms, a fast wifi and a very nice rooftoop with seaview (I think the only guesthouse in town to get it ?) I recommend the place ;)

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3 Thank Arthur J
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel owner Zul is very friendly and nice to me. The location is perfect - right in the Sandakan downtown and near to mall, markets, restaurant and ATMs. The hostel's rooftop is the nicest place to chill, it's very cozy and has a great sea-view! The dorm that I stayed was very comfortable. The hostel is very artistic, colourful!... More 

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3 Thank Hugotiesco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is on of the nicest hostels i have ever been! The View above the sea is such great! Very good place to met new people as well. The staff here is such sooo kindly! They will help you out, whatever your question is! Really like those guys.Also this hostel have an very good location. Everythink is very close. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed for the weekend while visiting Sandakan. It has an great location in Sandakan - close to the market, harbor, mall and restaurants. It's a big hostel, but the owners make it really homely to be there - using your name, when talking to you. They have an exquisite rooftop hangout, where you can enjoy the view over the... More 

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3 Thank Amalie O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The backpackers has just changed owners and is now run by a lovely couple with a creative mind and big ideas. It is located right at the waterfront with a beautiful rooftop to hang out. in June it was close to the Ramadan bazar and there are heaps of restaurants just a few meters away. I really felt sad about... More 

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Kota Bharu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

Best budget accommodation in Borneo so far. Excellent position with Seaview from rooms, airy and shady rooftop, fine place to socialise, cooking facilities, hot shower, air con, double room 77 Ringgits, wifi , free coffee and tea and very friendly staff. Loved it. Just outside on seafront great restaurants with delicious seafood and very cheap.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

I was in sandakan for only one night and walked I to ask the price. Was 28 for a dorm bed but because there was 2 boys and no other girls in the dorm I was given a private room for no extra cost which I thought was great. The room was very comfortable, got a great night sleep and... More 

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1 Thank weasle2014
Ipoh, Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

The place has a great view from the balcony. Now they have upgraded the roof top garden cafe. Some of the visitor that stayed there cooked for us , during our stay there.Great staff and very helpfull. Rooms are clean and nice

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
New management of Sandakan Backpackers started to operate on June 2015 with the sea view on the new roof top surrounding. Come and share your adventure and travelling experience with us! 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sandakan Backpackers

Address: Lot 108 1st Floor, Block Sh-11, Sandakan Harbour Square, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
Price Range: $7 - $26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Sandakan Backpackers Sabah, Malaysia
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