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Borneo Sandakan Backpackers

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just stayed for one night before we went on a tour. Cheap but clean with good facilities and helpful friendly staff in the middle of Sandakan. No issues with the hostel but if you can avoid staying in Sandakan I would as it's not much to talk about, better staying in Sepilok if you can.

Thank Joey L
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We've been traveling for 3months now around south east Asia and Borneo sandakan backpackers is by far the best hostel we've stayed in. The area is perfect, The place is very clean, the staff very friendly, the price is low and you quickly feel at home. The staff prepares your breakfast in the morning ( or you can prepare it...

Thank Leila L
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing value for money. Really friendly and helpful hosts. Super clean and loved that they cooked eggs for breakfast for us, irrespective of the time we came down. Air conditioned spacious room. Toilets and showers clean.

Thank KeyweeKid
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

My friend and I stayed here twice, each time for one night. This hostel is conveniently located not far from the sea and also from a shopping mall where you can get almost everything you might need. The rooms, the toilets/showers and also the entire building were very clean and the staff were all friendly and helpful.

Thank Beatrice1992
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

If I HAD to return to this city, I would stay here again. Very clean & affordable rooms, staff were very friendly and helpful. We also booked some tours through them in-house, as we trusted them. Sandakan itself is not a place I would return to, with nothing to offer but the obligatory Borneo wildlife tours which I'm sure can...

1Thank McKennaAFC
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The staff were wonderful and helpful. They went out of their way to help my friend and I. The hostel was clean and had a nice common area to socialize with the other guests. The location was one street from the ocean and close to many restaurants.

Thank APinBKK
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

The Backpacker is really clean and got an extremely friendly staff. The staff speaks very good english and loves to help you, if you have any questions about directions and the area. Rooms and Bathrooms are really clean. Beds might be a littlebit to short, if you're a big person. There's access to unlimited tea and coffee in the lobby...

Thank Portorion
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Although we only stayed the one night, as we passed through sandakan, I would highly recommend staying here. The staff where extremely friendly and very helpful in helping us arrange plans for travel the next day. The hostel had a good social environment and was clean and comfy!

Thank kelkelbarrett
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed over night before travelling to sepilok the next day. The staff were amazing- really welcoming and helpful and the hostel itself was very clean and comfortable. We didn't see much of Sandakan itself as it was just a stopover for us but if you are going I would definitely recommend staying here!

Thank Rlcartwright1
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for just one night in early October but the staff (especially Difi) could not have been more helpful with organising tours, giving directions & tips. There was no problem checking in early, leaving bags while on a 3 day trip & using the hostel as a base on our return, before leaving later that night. The rooms...

Thank Ash D

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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 

Additional Information about Borneo Sandakan Backpackers

Address: Block HS-5, Lot 54 & 55, 1st & 2nd floor, Sandakan Harbour Square, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
Price Range: $20 - $32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Borneo Sandakan Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Better in-room WIFI is available on the first floor”
Faithalicious_x, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The doRm was great. 6 beds only but I was alone for 2 nights which felt like a private room. Airconditioned and comfi beds.”
haggaib, 27 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Thin walls, bad sound insulation”
ekaterina280199, 1 Nov 2014 | Read review
“don't go into a dorm. If you're on a low budget go down the road to Harbourside BPs - they have nice dorms.”
HappyShake, 12 Jul 2014 | Read review
“I had a dorm room to myself which was awesome! It was ery quiet and dark (no windows) but there was a ventilation fan which kept the room fresh.”
Tee_G1301, 23 Apr 2014 | Read review
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