This was the best hostel we've stayed in during our travel through Borneo. When we arrived we were welcomed with tea and banana fritters. The staff helped us organise a river safari in Kinabatangan and told us where to get cheap pearls. The owner (the extremely friendly Nabistul) then kindly invited us for dessert on our second evening (with excellent pancakes).
The room was very nice, air-conditioned and good value. It had free wi-fi and a nice communal living area. Included was also a free breakfast with freshly made pancakes.
Overall it was a great stay and I'd definitely recommend this to anyone staying in Sandakan!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Old world charm and views of Sulu Sea can be enjoyed at Sea View Sandakan Budget and Backpackers Hotel. Upon arrival, guests are welcomed with traditional banana fritters and a drink. Perfectly located in the heart of Sandakan Town, Sea View is on the waterfront opposite the Central Market and within walking distance of banks, ATMs, currency exchange booths, tourist attractions, convenience stores, malls and local transportation. The second largest city in Sabah, Sandakan is known as a seafood haven and a gateway to many tourist attractions. Tour packages to Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Stilt House Water Village, Selingan Turtle Island Park, Kinabatangan River Cruise and Goamantong Cave can be organised through our onsite tour operator. We can also provide advice on local attractions. We have FREE WiFi, FREE traditional pancake breakfast, FREE welcome drink with traditional banana fritters, FREE towels, FREE travel and tour information, FREE lockers, book exchange, showers and a common room. Guest Facilities: For a small charge we can provide Malaysian cooking lessons using traditional family recipes (subject to chef’s availability), laundry service, foot & arm reflexology, tea & coffee making, kitchen use, printing/scanning, luggage storage and we also have a motorcycle. We can provide room service on request from our onsite restaurant which specialises in traditional family pancakes but also serves local cuisine, fresh seafood dishes and both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals are available. Late breakfast is available and the kitchen can provide packed lunches upon request. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sea View Sandakan Budget & Backpackers Hotel Sabah, Malaysia