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Sanya Backpackers
Ranked #2 of 260 Speciality Lodging in Sanya
Reviewed 30 January 2013

Absolutely fantastic place to stay and relax in sanya. Great location and freeee beach towels.

Loved the dorm rooms - really handy baskets for clothes and so much space for a dorm room!

Chris and Linda and all the smiling staff go out of their way to make you feel at home. The staff really make the place. To top it off, the bar is a great place to have a drink with one two or seven strangers :)

Will stay here if ever in Sanya again!

Cheers for the lovely memories guys.

Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
Thank Margaret X
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Reviewed 15 January 2013

We stayed in a private room for three nights in December. It was good enough for us, but I don't think that I would stay there again if going back to Sanya.

What we liked:
- friendly and helpful staff
- good location, just about five minutes walk to the beach
- they organised a nice party on christmas eve

What we didn't like:
- the beds were extremely hard
- the bathroom was very small and smelly
- very low water pressure in the shower
- we saw at least two cockroaches in our room

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Sydensvein
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ChrisChiang, Manager at Sanya Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2013

Dear guest, thanks for staying with us! friendliness, cleanness and comfortable are our main duty since we open the hostel in 2010. we clean rooms and toilets every day, we change towers every day too. due to the issue you were talking about we feel very sorry and very pity as well. travelers always find the mattress in China is harder than other country because of the different culture. but our mattress definitely is softer than most of the hotel and hostel which is agreed by most of our guests. regarding to the smell from toilet, we find that is because your toilet is plugged up. if you told us at first time we would settle it immediately. due to the cockroaches, we must say sorry to you. we promise to kill cockroaches regularly in future to avoid such things happen again and we will try all our best to make the hostel better and better. hope you have the chance to feel it in the future! :)

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Reviewed 15 January 2013

Chris and Linda truly make your stay memorable! The moment you enter their hostel, you feel like you arrived home! They are truly friendly, welcoming and accomodating meeting every request with a smile.
The location is splendid - just 2 minute walk from the beach (plus u get beach towels and floating boards for free!), the food street, pharmacy, banks, a huge supermarket are all withing walking distance from the hostel. The bar street is just a few bus stops away (around 10-12 rmb by taxi) and the hostel has a very decent bar itself.
The towels are changed everyday and rooms are cleaned on a daily basis which is rare in most hotels in Sanya.
Chris organizes marvelous trips to the rainforest and waterfall and is a very talented and patient surfing instructor ;))) Had a lot of unforgettable experiences all thanks to them! They are the people who'll make you smile first thing in the morning. Plus there a lot of foreigners in the hostel who are really outgoing and interested in getting to know you.
By and large, I believe this is one of the best places to stay in Sanya. Will definitely recommend to everyone who is looking for a relaxed and friendly atmosphere right in the heart of the city.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Bezoomniy
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Reviewed 14 January 2013

great staff great location,about 3 minutes walk to pharmacy, beach, cheap cheap food and an awesome surfer bar. lots of foreigners in the area and about 3yuan (50 cents?) away from the bar area of the town. great run for the money. oh and did I mention, they provide free beach towel and toys for the beach! (like a volleyball!)

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 December 2012

Sanya Backpackers has a great location and friendly atmosphere! Restaurants, the beach and party, all nearby. Chris and Linda help you with everything you need and give good tips on what to do on the area. Hope we can come back to surf again :)

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank joy s
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Reviewed 22 December 2012

Came to Hainan from mainland China where we had stayed in some pretty average hostels, had a complete nightmare of a journey over to the island and we were about ready to give up when we arrived. However, from start to finish our stay in Sanya was brilliant, can't speak highly enough of Chris, Linda and all the staff (especially Mimi!) who were helpful and happy at all times. Even if the island hadn't been as beautiful as it was, I'd recommend going to Sanya Backpackers! Best place I stayed in China without a doubt.

Nilia and James.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank idirnilia
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Reviewed 19 December 2012

great place and really nice staff. Thanks Linda a & Chris. The buffet party at the hostel was amazing. Was a perfect extend weekend. I liked very much my 4 days in Snaya. Small waves in my weekend but Chris shown us the paradise beach with only a few people there.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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
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Ranked #2 of 260 Speciality Lodging in Sanya
Price Range: £10 - £29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sanya Backpackers 2*
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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