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Sanya Backpackers
Ranked #1 of 242 Specialty Lodging in Sanya
Reviewed July 21, 2012

I arrived here on a pretty stormy weather that really dampened my excitement for this trip. Nonetheless Chris, Linda and their helpers were very friendly and nice. Had a great chat with Chris who is a fellow Singaporean, and had fun playing with Mimi (the uber cute and friendly dog). Stayed in the mixed dorm on the 1st day, room was very clean, although toilets were small.

Moved to the deluxe family room on the 2nd day as I was joined by my family, very spacious and clean room, with a small balcony where you can chill out. Toilet had a weird smell because it was choked but upon telling the helpers whom informed Chris, Chris immediately came up to our room and cleaned the toilet himself. Thumbs up for the hands-on hostel owner!

Room Tip: Clean rooms with friendly hostel owners
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

This is a great place to stay, just minutes from dadonghai, which is a super chilled out and nice beach. Chris, Linda, and Mimi made us feel really welcome and quite special. They gave us good advice, met us even though we arrived quite late due to a delayed flight, and even bought us a beer! We rented surf boards from the hostel, which were much cheaper than the prices we saw elsewhere. When we got home there was a friendly email waiting thanking us for our visit and a photo they took for us. I have stayed in loads of good hostels but never experienced service like this. Like someone else said, they really know how to make you feel special. Would definitely go again.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

This was my second time staying at Backpackers, and it was an even better stay than last time! I stayed in a 6-bed dorm with my friend, met some really nice people who also stayed in the dorms. Linda and Chris are the friendliest hostel keepers I've ever met! They really know how to make you feel special, and are really accommodating and helpful. The hostel's mascot dog, Mimi, is the cutest thing ever and she makes everyone fall in love with Sanya (and herself!) Only downside is that the beds don't have duvets of any sort, only towels to use as cover - this is OK since Sanya is hot all the time, but not so comfortable! Also we rented bikes to go drive around the city, but had to cut our trip short because the bikes were almost falling apart under us... Didn't stop us from having a good time though!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

Simply the best hostel I have ever been to. The owners really care, give you advice about things to do and make your stay a great experience. The hostel is clean, the tour (I did the snorkelling trip with BBQ, Banana Boat, Jetski and ATV) was well organized, fun & at a fantastic location. Furthermore, you can walk to the beautiful datonghai beach in only 3 minutes. Hope to be back soon!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Simon K
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

Very nice hostel, not the cheapest but value for money. Chris and Linda are very approachable and lends you all you need for the fantastic beach!

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Reviewed June 26, 2012

First of all, I would like to point out the cleanliness of this hostel, not only in the rooms but also in the common areas. I felt very comfortable and Chris and Linda are always helpful. Wipeout bar is perfect for having some fun without going out of the hostel and the activities organized by Chris and Linda made us have a really good time!

Regarding the location, the hostel is located less than 10 min walk distance to the beach and 2 min to different restaurants (beach ones and street ones). And, from my point of view, the beach close to the hostel is the best one in Sanya.

The food in the hostel is tasty and shots are really good!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

Welcoming and smiling staff and cleanliness are the strengths of the hostel.
The kitchen is simple but tasty, there is a bar with beer, shots and cocktails for spending the night (or at least a part of it, it closes at 12 PM) w/o leaving the hostel.
Dadonghai beach (the best in Sanya) is less than 10 mins walk away.
Prices are honest.
We had a very nice and fun stay!
Thank you!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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 242 Specialty Lodging in Sanya
Price Range: $12 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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