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Sandakan Backpackers Hostel
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

I am in love with Sabah nature, and Sandakan it the best place to go in some amazing spots. We stayed almost one month, and Sandakan backpackers hostel was a nice home for us. I will miss people, town, everything.
Thank you John, Maya, Joys and Audree.
Andrei and Solveiga

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Sandakan B, Manager at Sandakan Backpackers Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Andrei, thank you for your awesome review. We really miss the time you and Solveiga stayed, you guys are anyhow still our longest stay guests. We had a lot of fun then. Guess we shall meet again somewhere around the world. ;)

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed in this hostel the night before and the night after our jungle tour in Sepilok and we loved it here! Shout out to John and the girls at the reception for taking such good care of us and helping in every way possible. We loved the roof terrace, the breakfast, the cute facts on the walls about animals, the paintings and the chill atmosphere.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
2  Thank Olga B
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Sandakan B, Manager at Sandakan Backpackers Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Olga, thank you for your awesome review. John and the girls at the reception are thrilled. We are glad that you appreciate some of the small things that we did. We have enjoyed your stay with us too.

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

For the past 8 month I have been backpacking all over Asia and this is definitely one the nicest and most welcoming places I have stayed!

Super friendly staff do a great job taking care of the hostel, they can help you arrange or recommend the most convenient transportation and trips around Sandakan. You can clearly see they are passionate about what they are doing - they really make sure the guests are having a good time there.

One of the coolest areas in the hostel is the rooftop terrace with hammocks and sea view – great for chilling and meeting new people.

I would recommend this hostel to anyone. It really is a place I would return to!

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
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Thank marketakavan
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Sandakan B, Manager at Sandakan Backpackers Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Marketa, thank you for your review. We have loved having you around too. Some of your painting around the hostel have been really cheerful and helpful. So if you come back to Sandakan, please do not go else where, come home. ;)

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Audrey and John are amazing people. Thanks to them this stay is perfect. I slept in a dorm for 4 nights and had only 2 nights someone else in the room. The staff provides you with excellent tips what to do if you have no plans and even the breakfast was pretty varied with peanutbutter, jam, bananas and 24/7 coffee and tea.your. And the rooftop is an extra bonus to chill and enjoy a drink. Highly recommended if you're staying in Sandakan!

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
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Thank JonasvW89
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Sandakan B, Manager at Sandakan Backpackers Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Jonas, thank you for your amazing review. It was great having you stayed with us too. You might not be around Asia for quite a bit, but please do know that you are always welcomed. ;)

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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We really like our stay here and the staff is so informed and helpful. We stayed over the weekend so are you staying at a sea view room you might here load music. Being earplugs in case ;)) clean room.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Nana M
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Sandakan B, Manager at Sandakan Backpackers Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Hello Nana, thank you for your review with such amazing score. We are happy to have you and Victor around too. Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip in Borneo. Travel safe. :)

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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights. Breakfast is standard (toast, marmalade, coffee/tea). The roof terrace was nothing special but nice to have a drink in the evening. Nice staff!
If you want to have a cheap diner, go to Buhari, opposite the shopping mall. Good food, very cheap.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank ReisDNA
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Sandakan B, Manager at Sandakan Backpackers Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Hello, thank you for your review with such good score. Glad to know that you have enjoyed staying with us in overall. Some of the things that you have mentioned are good reminders for us. Thanks once again. Hopefully you get to stay with us again if you ever come back. ;) Travel safe.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed here with our 2 sons aged 11 and 13 and found the accommodation clean and very comfortable. John and Audrey and all the staff were incredibly friendly and couldn't have been more helpful. organising transport, keeping our bags - the place just has a great friendly atmosphere. Highly recommend this backpackers for everyone - not only backpackers!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
Thank Louise W
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sandakanbackpackersh, Manager at Sandakan Backpackers Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Hello Louise,
Thank you for your review with such great score. We enjoyed having you and your family around too. Please come back some other time. ;) At the mean time, travel safe.
Regards.

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Additional Information about Sandakan Backpackers Hostel

Address: Lot 108, 1st Floor, Block Sh-11, Sandakan Harbour Square, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 29 Speciality Lodging in Sandakan
Price Range: $20 - $26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New management of Sandakan Backpackers started to operate on June 2016 with the sea view on the new roof top surrounding. Come and share your adventure and travelling experience with us! Unique Borneo atmosphere and centrally located in the heart of Sandakan town, right at the WATERFRONT at Harbour Square complimented with trendy bars and bistro nearby. You will be strategically and conveniently located in close proximity to the best amenities and services the city can offer. Being small, we thrive to provide you with the best budget, clean accommodation option within the city so that you will be comfortably taken care of at Sandakan Backpackers Hostel, which doubles up as your launch pad to the treasures and beauty of Sabah, Borneo. ... more   less 
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