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“Friendly, Clean and Nice place to stay in Sandakan”

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Sea View Sandakan Budget & Backpackers Hotel
Naaldwijk, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
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“Friendly, Clean and Nice place to stay in Sandakan”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

I stayed 2 days in Sea View Sandakan Budget & Backpackers Hotel. I felled at home. Nabistul, the manager and the rest of the staff let me feel at home and very kind and the hospitality was great. The rooms clean and simple with a good price. The food they offered me was great especially the curry. The hotel is close to the sea and the central market which is very handy.
Sandakan has an interesting heritage trail which you can walk.
Nabistul can als provide you information about what you can do in Sandakan and around.
What is worth while in Sandakan is to go to see the firefly's in the Mangroves at the other side of the bay. It is also a good place for birth watching.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

When arriving in Sandakan, I was slightly hesitant. However, as soon as you arrive at this hostel you feel right at home!
Nabistul the owner is extremely sweet and helpful, I arrived in the evening and we were up late talking and drinking tea on the sofa!
Any tour you want to do in Sandakan I would book through her, she knows what she is talking about.
If I ever go back to Borneo I will be back here for sure!

Room Tip: Don't forget to try Nabistul's home made pancakes!
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 29, 2014

We arrived in Sandakan a bit anxious after being told it was a dangerous place to go. We were picked up by a nice guy who was from the same village as me back home which was relieving and really surreal. As soon as we got to the hostel and met Nabistul we felt totally at ease, she was the sweetest lady in the world. Made us feel so welcome and was an amazing cook, her banana fritters were great! We really enjoyed our stay here and would go back without hesitation. Room was basic but very clean. Overall a great place to stay and meet the lovely locals!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

I was here about two months ago. The staff is extremely helpful and kind. They took the time to pair me up with an Irish couple so that I would save 50 MYR on a tour.The owner even cooked us a fish curry!

  • Stayed May 2014
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Miri, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2014

the feel when i walk in this hotel is feel like home~~ the facility & toilet are clean! the manager Nabistul are good..she know whatever we are looking for..hahah..and they are very friendly..give 1000 like!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Good location in centre of things and close to harbourside restaurants.
Room basic but clean and agree with others could do with a little TLC. Bed comfy, good AC, sporadic wifi, ensuite good, shared bathroom ok if you are happy amongst the piping and tanks :-)
Brekky was a cuppa plus a single pancake. Friendly owner which created a good vibe. Helped us with tours but more like driver and car. Driver Osman was brilliant and safe during a spell of extremely bad weather.
To help your planning we spent day one at Sepilok (25 kms) at 0930, then around corner for RDC which was great. After lunch Memorial park, followed by Sim Sim stilted village dropped off at English tea house, and then walked back via Nak hotel for roof top drink with view. Day two wandered around town then left 1300 for Kinbangatan river cruise which where we were spoilt with wildlife. After dinner 2 hour return trip back around 2030.
Thanks for the tip if you found this helpful.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 13, 2014

Stayed in this hostel a month or two ago - after staying for one night booked another one immediately. The food was the highlight, with Nabastul's lemongrass, coconut and pumpkin curry being the best thing we ate on our trip. Good vibes all round!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sea View Sandakan Budget & Backpackers Hotel
Address: Lot 126 Harbour Square 14 Jalan Dua | opposite Sandakan Central Market, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia (Formerly Sunset Harbour Botik Hostel)
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Sandakan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
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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