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Reviewed August 10, 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
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Sandakan B, Manager at Sandakan Backpackers Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2017

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 July 30, 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 October 28, 2017

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 July 25, 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 October 28, 2017

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 July 15, 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
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Sandakan B, Manager at Sandakan Backpackers Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 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 July 15, 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 TravelDNA
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Sandakan B, Manager at Sandakan Backpackers Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 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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