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Sanya Backpackers
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

I enjoy my stay at Sanya Backpacker hostel. Great place to talk to fellow guest and share great ideas. I enjoy my hamburger and chips dinner, you should try it, being back in Hong Kong now I am still thinking of the hamburger and chip. Very difficult to get great hamburger and great chip in China. The full occupancy of this place gave me an opportunity to meet different people and share the travel experience. The common area in close enough just to talk to the next people. And Chris played a great host.

Room Tip: Ask Chris the owner if you like quite room with soft bed, he can arrange that for you
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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Thank RonnieNgKokYoon
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Reviewed 17 February 2013

My husband and I stayed in Sanya Backpackers Hostel for 15 days this past Jan and Feb. The atmosphere was great...very clean and the staff so accommodating. We met people from all over the world and Chris and Linda made sure we enjoyed ourselves at all times. Even though we are an older couple who have taught in Jiangsu province for 8 years they treated us equally with all of the younger folk.
This place is not just for the young, but also the young at heart. PS: Mimi will steal your heart!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dorty E
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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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