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Sandakan Backpackers Hostel
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Reviewed 7 January 2009

Tourist info center reccommend this place. Indeed it is a lovely place at the harbour square waterfront, near to the bus station, taxi stand, suepermarket and Open market where you can find local handicraft n souvenirs.
The seabreeze n view from our room was nice, we love our comfy pillows n our mattress, doesnt seems like your staying in a backpacker. Toilets are clean and the staff was kind n always helpful.
They advice me how to visit places of interest myself by just taking bus to go there and not taking tours which really save me a lot of money as a budget tourist.
The only thing is that the construction near the area.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled with friends
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1  Thank AmaNda_BaRceL0na
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Reviewed 29 December 2008

My friend and I booked in advance one overnight stay in Sandakan but we ended up coming back and forth to this lovely and warmful place again and again as we returned from our tour trips. The hostel is situated just by the seaside and we had an excellent seaview from our double bed room.

I would definitely recommend this place to all travellers. It's not luxury but it was clean with aircondition and a had a very cousy atmosphere. At night time we enjoyd satellitte movies with the other guest. It was the best.

The staff were always helpful with information on day trips and we booked a cheap and absolute fantastic Kinabantangan tour package from them. I would recommend to book tours from here. It's cheap and well-organized.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with friends
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1  Thank mr9000
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Reviewed 28 December 2008

The Sandakan Backpackers is perfectly situated at the beach front of Sandakan. However the beds are way to hard - feels like sleeping on the floor, good is that they have aircondition in the rooms. The hostel charges high amounts for the laundry and internet. For what you pay there for 15 mins you get elsewhere an hour for. The WC were not clean and everything looks a bit run down. This place is certainly good enough for a one night stay but not more

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled solo
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  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled solo
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