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Borneo Sandakan Backpackers
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

This hostel is one of the best hostels I have stayed in. (I have been traveling for 6 months!) The staff are extremely friendly, accommodating and helpful with a superb level of English. We were only meant to stay one night but stayed three. The hotel is very new and is immaculate. The rooms are spacious and very clean. The hostel in general is the cleanest hostel I have stayed in but it was the staff that made this hostel the most enjoyable. I would highly recommend this hostel to anyone on a budget or even those who are willing to splash some cash as you will not be disappointed! Ps the location is suburb as well!! Stones throw from where you need to be!

Room Tip: We had a room with fan and air con but the fan was strong enough for us and we didn't really use...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jonathan K, Manager at Borneo Sandakan Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2013

Hi Aoife & Sasha

How are you guys doing? Glad to have meet you guys. And thank you very much for the great review.

Enjoy the remaining of your holidays.

Regards,
The team of Borneo Sandakan Backpackers.

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Reviewed May 8, 2013

The moment I stept at Borneo Sandakan Bakpackers I felt that this was the hostel to stay. The place was really clean, people are really nice and the facilities are great.
The atmosphere was so friendly that we even got the chance to cook a great meal with some of the guests. Spanish omellete and a nice saldad what a great day!!!!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Thank eskimales
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Jonathan K, Manager at Borneo Sandakan Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2013

Hi

Greetings from the team at Borneo Sandakan Backpackers!

We appreciate your very kind review, thank you very much for that.

We hope to see you again!

Regards,
The Team at Borneo Sandakan Backpackers

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We have been in Sandakan for about a week and origionally we stayed in a different hostel. Our friend from our room said she was moving to this place, so decided to check it out. It was definatley worth the move for the same price we were paying we got a nice cosy dorm room with aircon.Breakfast is included and you get toast with a variety of spreads including peanut butter :) and Vegemite :D not quite marmite but nearly the same!! The staff were so friendly and made us feel as though we were at home. There is a small kitchen are and one of the evenings we made a Spanish omelette with 2 of people we made friends with from the hostel. Thank you so much for making our stay in Sandakan so pleasant. Aishah and Jon

Room Tip: Dorm was airconditioned for 20rm with breakfast included.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Nasha98
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Jonathan K, Manager at Borneo Sandakan Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2013

Hi Aisha & Jon

Greetings from the team at Borneo Sandakan Backpackers!

We appreciate your very kind review, thank you very much for that.


Regards,
The Team at Borneo Sandakan Backpackers

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Reviewed May 5, 2013

Great place. Perfect staff, they are very helpful, service minded and friendly. If you are looking for a place with good value for money this is the perfect stay-in. Bornes Sandakan backpackers is situated in the city centre and you have many restaurants just around the corner near the bay. It is also really clean and it's a good atmosphere.

Big thanks to the fantastic staff!

Kind regards
Axel & Nicole

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Axel R
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Jonathan K, Manager at Borneo Sandakan Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2013

Hi Axel & Nicole,

Greetings from the team at Borneo Sandakan Backpackers!

We appreciate your very kind review, thank you very much for that.

We hope to see you again!

Regards,
Jonathan, Gary and the Team at Borneo Sandakan Backpackers

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Reviewed April 12, 2013

I rarely write reviews but this place is worth it. Ditto to what all the other reviews say about Borneo Backpackers S'Kan. Exceptionally nice and helpful staff. Great Location. Thanks for the great recommendations and clean place to stay guys!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Thank scheija
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Jonathan K, Manager at Borneo Sandakan Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2013

Greetings from the team at Borneo Sandakan Backpackers!

We appreciate your very kind review, thank you very much for that.

We hope to see you again!

Regards,
The Team at Borneo Sandakan Backpackers

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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Really great hostel! Clean rooms and good sized dorms! All the staff are super friendly and helpful and will help you find the best tours for the best prices! Kitchen and TV area if you want to chill! Very close by to the bus station and a 1 minute walk to the harbour front! Would 100% recommend to anyone passing through Sandakan!!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Jonathan K, Manager at Borneo Sandakan Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2013

Hi Michelle

Thank you for staying with us at Borneo Sandakan Backpackers. We appreciate your review - thank you very much. Send our regards to Alex.


Regards,
The team of Borneo Sandakan Backpackers.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Great location near harbour and bus station. Lots of shops, restaurants around. You can really feel the town vibe there. Super clean, very friendly and helpful staff, reasonable price. Stayed for 1 night in air-conditioned dorm. Definitely recommended.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Jonathan K, Manager at Borneo Sandakan Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2013

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Thank you for staying with us at Borneo Sandakan Backpackers. We appreciate your review - thank you very much.

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Additional Information about Borneo Sandakan Backpackers

Address: Block HS-5, Lot 54 & 55, 1st & 2nd floor, Sandakan Harbour Square, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Sandakan
Price Range: $14 - $17 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Borneo Sandakan Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are proud to present you with the newly built Borneo Sandakan Backpackers, strategically located in Sandakan Harbour Square, a well-developed domestic area at the town of Sandakan. A couple of minutes’ walk to restaurants, banks and shops, Borneo Sandakan Backpackers offers comfortable and convenient accommodation for couples, singles, families and backpackers travelling to Sandakan.Borneo Sandakan Backpackers is directly in front of Swiss Inn Hotel. Our building is painted in red and white with a vertical red "BACKPACKERS" signboard. ... more   less 
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