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Sanya Backpackers
Ranked #1 of 228 Speciality Lodging in Sanya
Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
“really nice owners, so helpful and friendly, made us fell at home...”
Reviewed 27 July 2011

Nice clean place, really close to the beach. The owners are really sweet and helpful. We went on some great tours arranged by the owner, but they where also helpful if you need tips or advise exploring the island on your own...

Got free internet, possibility to buy breakfast and small meals, fried rice, dumplings ect. for a fair amount.

We had a really good time at sanya backpackers

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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San Anselmo, California
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 19 July 2011

One of the best things about Sanya Backpackers is Chris and his wife Linda. They are super knowledgeable about the area and definitely help to make your stay a great one. The hostel has a very good vibe; it's easy to meet people there.
The hostel is new. It's kept very clean. The dorm rooms are huge. Love the fresh towel every day. Individual lockers. Shower pressure is very good. Western toilets. Only thing that could improve the room is individual bed lamps, but those aren't really necessary. After all, I didn't spend too much time inside and used the bathroom light quite effectively when I didn't want to wake up anyone with the room light.
Great location caps it all off.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
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Shanghai, China
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2011

I know for sure where I will be staying when I go back to Sanya on my next weekend getaway. Its more likely calling a friend and asking for staying for a couple of days than actually choosing a hostel.

I enjoyed the scuba diving that Chris arranged - my first one, was a memorable experience; the barbecue, cause it gave me a chance to interact with people on a very down to earth way from diffferent walks of life ... just discussing about the trip, sanya, the island, china in addition to all the things you just talk about out of the blues.


I really enjoyed the company of Chris and Linda - now I can say I stayed at my friends in Sanya than saying i stayed at a place called Sanyabackpackers.

Good spot that you have there.
tks guys!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Toronto
1 review
Reviewed 12 July 2011

the hostel is very clean and the staff would point you a way for anything you would like to try, surfing, hiking, scuba diving (the owner Chris is an instructor for scuba diving).

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Nanjing, China
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Reviewed 12 July 2011

A very nice and clean hostel just about 200 meters from the Da Dong Hai beach and 30 minutes bus from Ya Long Bay beach. The owners and the staff are super friendly and English speaking and will make you feel at home in no time. I really hope to be back soon!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2011

very conveniently located hostel, near to the beach. The owners spoke good English and were very friendly and helpful. Room was very clean. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone travelling to Sanya.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Umea, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2011

It's located in Dadonghai, a few minutes from the beach! The owner Chris and his wife Linda are very service minded, speak good english and are helpful in any way possible.

They have a small restaurant if you wanna stay in and eat and Chris arranges diving and snorkeling trips. Bikes & scooters are for rent. The rooms are very clean, daily maid etc.

Best hostel so far in China!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sanya Backpackers
Address: No.1 Type 1 Villa , Luming Community, Haihua Road, Dadonghai, Sanya 572021, China
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Region: China > Hainan > Sanya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 228 Speciality Lodging in Sanya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are Singaporean operated hostel providing SAFE, CLEAN and COMFORTABLE accommodation for backpackers and travellers in Hainan, China. Located in Dadonghai, Sanya, we are just a very short walk(3 mins)to the beach. By day, where all the sea activities begin and by night all the party starts. Our goal is to provide you with a wonderful experience to bring back home.We also offer surfing lessons, PADI scuba diving courses and outdoor adventures. ... more   less 
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