My partner and I stayed here for 1 night during a 4 month round the world trip and are confident travellers. For RM55 (£11 at the time) we had a double room with a private bathroom here in November 2010. The room was very basic and painted a dark colour but it was very clean and all we needed for one night.
The room had a large comfy double bed, TV and air con. The hostel offers free breakfast (toast and tea) and free internet use.
It is in a central location in Sandakan around the shops and close to a KFC! There is a restaurant opposite called Hawaii which was very tasty :-)
You must visit the Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary if you come here!! We took a bus here for £1.60 each. The sanctuary itself was lovely, very lush and green and very peaceful. It cost £14 for 2 of us to enter and you have to pay a little extra to take your camera in, which is a must! Lots of monkeys here, be careful as some are aggressive and we were lucky enough to see 5 orang-utans, one with a baby!
Only down side is there are a lot of stray dogs around here heavily pregnant or very skinny which wasn't nice to see. And we were woken very early in the morning on the Sunday by the market setting up outside!!
Watch out for taxi drivers...they drive like maniacs! Have fun, Borneo is lush!
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