I've stayed in many backpackers around Sabah and this is easily the best! As soon as we walked in there's a great vibe and atmosphere created by the warm and welcoming staff, and you really feel like you can relax and unwind. It's the only backpackers I've been to that has a good lounging area where you can chill on beanbags and watch the TV, the only place with duvets which is a very homely touch, and it even has veggiemite to eat for breakfast! On top of this, it's also the cheapest hostel we've stayed in, 5 ringgit cheaper than the usual price for a hostel. In terms of location it's perfect, very central and just a 3 minute walk from bus stop, and the two owners, Jonathon and Gary, are tour guides and can give you all the information you need for where to go, prices, times, everything. They can even take you around themselves for a very reasonable price. They really put in the extra effort for their customers, and they're always happy to take their customers out for a chat and a drink at a local bar if the customer fancies it, they know how to have a good time! I don't think there are any other backpackers that go the extra mile like hey do just to make their customers happy. It's the perfect place to stay. Do it!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Borneo Sandakan Backpackers Sabah, Malaysia