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Reviewed January 11, 2013

Stayed for 3 nights in November 2012.
Great location, right near the seafront, near several restaurants (I can recommend the curry place next door), and by the new shopping mall. There was only a Mcdonalds and a few clothes shops when we were there, as it had only been open a few weeks, but new shops were opening there daily.
We had a double private room. It was quite small, but bed was comfy and air con worked well.
Shared shower / toilet were very clean and new looking, and staff cleaned them several times a day.
Breakfast in the morning was the basic help yourself to tea/coffee /toast, which was plentiful.
Lounge area was nice, good sofa's and TV and good selection of newish DVD's.
Wi fi was good strength, but could not get it in room.

Staff were helpful, and there were lots of folders and info about tours and company's to go on tracks with.
Good hostel, surprised by how nice my stay here was, one of the best we stayed in in Malaysia, and would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank emilybubble
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

I stayed some days there and was very much surprised. The dorm was friendly and welcoming. The aircondition worked smoothly. The dorm, toilet and shower was clean. They also have a very nice common living room with super DVD collection.

In a nutshel, I can highly recommend to stay there in case you are in Sandakan.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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4  Thank AlHaVi
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

We stayed at the Harbourside Backpackers Hostel in a twin bed room with shared bath room for one night and we liked the place very much. The girl at the reception showed us the room before we checked in - we got two queen size beds, big enough for four people. The room had AC, good windows (we didn't hear much noise) and was clean. A small breakfast is included.
Wifi didn't work reliable in the rooms but was okay in the common room.
We would definitely recommend this place.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Mayah2002
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

This place is brand new, so all the facilities and rooms are in great shape. They are also very clean. The staff was dedicated and helpful. Location is ideal. Still not overpriced. Not much more to say, just one of the best places we stayed in Malaysia. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Dennis W
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

We had a spacious 4-bed room with window for just the two of us (although it would not be that spacious anymore if there were four people...). Everything was very clean, the price really fair and the staff friendly. But the best characteristic of this place is its location. The huge harbour mall with a excellent food corner on the 4th floor is just accross the road and a lot of shops, restaurants and the minibus terminal are nearby! We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Nicola B
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