We booked this place simply because it was the cheapest but I am glad we did. The rooms are basic (literally just a bed) but very clean and the air con is fantastic. Also had 2 large windows and nice view out onto the street below. Bathrooms brilliant very clean hot water great pressure! The staff are wonderful they will go out their way to help you and very friendly! Lovely location right near the harbour! A good tip though don't bother booking any tours to sepilok, the rainforest discovery centre or labuk bay you can get to all these yourself easily at a fraction of the cost. The number 14 bus leaves the minibus station for sepilok every morning at 9 and is only 10 ringgit. Walk out the hostel to the right, turn right again and then turn left, past the local bus stop and you will see it ahead. You can get a connecting bus from sepilok to RDC and do them both in a day. The 14 bus leaves sepilok at 4. For labuk bay there in a shuttle bus that leaves hotel sandakan every day at 9.30 for 15 ringgit. Head towards the police station and when you can see the police station its just on your right and the bus is very comfy with AC. Overall loved it, would definitely go back.
- 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