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    Sandakan Backpackers Hostel

    Lot 108, 1st Floor, Block Sh-11, Sandakan Harbour Square, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
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    • Excellent64%
    • Very good23%
    • Average7%
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    “rooftop terrace” (13 reviews)
    “sea view” (14 reviews)
    “snake fruit” (2 reviews)
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    1 - 5 of 117 reviews

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Reception girls were lovey, always kind. Was greeted with a friendly smile by all. Sadly my smile left me when I learned that the cost was 35 MYR + tourist tax which was “split between members of the room” but of you check in before...More

    Thank Matt W
    Response from Sandakan B, Manager at Sandakan Backpackers HostelResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Matt, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you like our staff members at the reception. About the rate of your bed in the dorm, we will normally honour the price that we have mentioned for throughout your stay or even give...More

    Reviewed 5 November 2017

    I stayed about a week in the hostel located in the center of Sandakan town. Nice, clean and comfortable place to stay with very friendly and dedicated staffs. Highly recommend to backpackers and travellers.

    Thank lpin2017
    Response from Sandakan B, Manager at Sandakan Backpackers HostelResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Lpin, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay here with us. Please feel free to come by the next time you visit Sandakan. ;) Regards. Sandakan Backpackers Hostel

    Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

    Lovley staff who truly cares about every single guest. Nice and airy rooms. Ok beds. The staff will help you whith just about anything you may need. They have good comunication with the different tour companies so there is no need to look for travel...More

    Thank Ludvig E
    Response from Sandakan B, Manager at Sandakan Backpackers HostelResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hello Ludvig, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you have enjoyed staying with us and to know that we did a good job assisting you with your tour arrangement. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travel. Regards, Sandakan Backpackers Hostel

    Reviewed 2 November 2017

    I stayed there only for a night. The hostel is basic but it's clean and has very nice view from the rooftop. Very good breakfast which was included. The staff were very nice and helpful. You can ask them anything you want, they're very willing...More

    Thank Elena T
    Response from Sandakan B, Manager at Sandakan Backpackers HostelResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Elena, we are glad that you have enjoyed your short stay with us. We have to thank you for your amazing score and that we are all flattered with your praises. :) Regards, Sandakan Backpackers Hostel

    Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

    This is really great hostel in the center of Sandakan! Very cozy and comfortable! The staff is very friendly and always ready to help and give advice! A special thanks to Maya! On the roof of the hostel there is a nice terrace overlooking the...More

    Thank Юлия С
    Response from Sandakan B, Manager at Sandakan Backpackers HostelResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hello Julia, thank you for your review with such compliment, we are very encouraged. Glad to know that we were at good help during your stay. Much love, Sandakan Backpackers Hostel

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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • Laundry Service
    • Room amenities
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    • US$16 - US$20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
    • 11
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    Room Tips
    "Liked the sea view rooms and quieter, get to see the sun rise from your bed if you are awake!"
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    "always get the room with a view ( i.e.. facing the sea)"
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    "Only stayed in dorm, but it had air con and clean sheets!"
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    "Romm #4 has a great view of the sea!"
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