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“The great hostel in Hainan”
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Sanya Backpackers
Ranked #1 of 231 Specialty Lodging in Sanya
Moscow, Russia
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“The great hostel in Hainan”
Reviewed May 2, 2011

This is the best ever value you can get for this price for sure -
rooms though basic are cleaned every day (fresh bedding, towels etc.) and equipped with TV and aircon, not saying about free wi-fi connection and available for use desktops. The place is very clean itself and is properly secured too.
However what is really making this place outstanding is the care and support you're getting from the owner, Chris, and his team - we literally were treated like friends, not the hotel guests.

The location of the hostel is very nice too - 5 min walk to the beach, in a quiet side street (which is an issue nowdays in Dadonghai as there's permanent construction everywhere, and the other experience we had in staying near construction site is definitely not something you want for your holidays).

Both location and service this place provides you make this your #1 choice when staying in Dadonghai, Sanya ))

cheers,
Lina&Dima

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed April 26, 2011

Sanya Backpackers is the most beautiful hostel in Sanya. A very clean place to stay at. If you wanna go snorkeling/surfing/hiking/biking etc - The staff will point you in the right direction!
Everyday fresh towels, Aircon in every room.
Chris the owner of the hostel his wife and his Staff is very obliging to all of your request.
We enjoy it very much!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 2, 2011

This place stands out from the usual backpacker hostels in China. It's kept very clean, and has very good facilities, including fast Internet, both on free terminals and via WiFi. The owner and staff are very helpful and will give you good tips and information to get around Sanya. Do try to get out of Dadonghai; there is more to Sanya than that tourist enclave.

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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
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Traveling
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Reviewed March 28, 2011

If you're looking to spend time in Sanya, and have not yet booked a hostel, you can stop your search now. Having traveled China for several months, Sanya Backpackers Hostel has set a new high standard not common anywhere, let alone China. At the risk of sounding over-enthusiastic, I can honestly say that I have nothing but praise for the way Chris, the owner, passionately runs his business.

First and foremost, the hostel is VERY clean. The staff are constantly making sure that everything is up to par. There is always soap by the sink, and toilet paper by the toilet by the toilet; a luxury I have not had while at most hostels in China. Furthermore, the rooms are all cleaned and swept daily, and the beds are also swept for sand. All guests are also given a fresh towels daily, without having to ask, or giving an additional deposit.

Last but not least, Chris is extremely informed regarding local activities and sights. Not only does he give guests step by step instructions on where to go and how to get there, but also, on occasion takes large groups of his guests on great trips, such as surfing, snorkeling, etc.

When my friend and I first arrived, we only intended on staying a couple days, and then bouncing around Sanya, checking out other hostels. Needless to say we didn't do that, and actually ended up staying at Sanya Backpackers for over two weeks. It was a great time, and I highly recommend it to anyone planing on making a trip to Sanya.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
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Nanning
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Reviewed March 27, 2011

A very clean place to stay at. If you wanna go snorkeling/surfing/hiking/biking etc - The staff will point you in the right direction!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
Reviewed March 25, 2011

It's the place to stay for the convenient location, great people and clean rooms!

The staff there are friendly and honest folks. Rooms and toilets are being clean regularly. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend anyone from staying there.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
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Sanya, China
1 review
Reviewed March 18, 2011

I arrived late around mid-night in Sanya and the owner, Chris, was waiting for me and even helped me to carry the suitcase upstairs. The room I stayed was a bit noisy during the time but I guess there was some kind of construction going on. In addition, the location is very convenient and easy to reach everywhere in the city. Chris and his staff were super friendly and helpful. They even helped me to bargain with the seafood restaurant so I won't get ripped off. Overall, great experience there and highly recommend it if you are looking for a casual place to stay with good value for your money in Sanya.

Sidney

PS. I like the wifi available there. fast and free!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Sanya Backpackers
Address: No.1 Type 1 Villa , Luming Community, Haihua Road, Dadonghai, Sanya 572021, China
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Location: China > Hainan > Sanya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 231 Specialty Lodging in Sanya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sanya Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are Singaporean operated hostel providing SAFE, CLEAN and COMFORTABLE accommodation for backpackers and travellers in Hainan, China. Located in Dadonghai, Sanya, we are just a very short walk(3 mins)to the beach. By day, where all the sea activities begin and by night all the party starts. Our goal is to provide you with a wonderful experience to bring back home.We also offer surfing lessons, PADI scuba diving courses and outdoor adventures. ... more   less 
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