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9.1
Superb 304 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 9.3
  • Security 9.1
  • Location 9.4
  • Staff 9.2
  • Atmosphere 8.4
  • Cleanliness 9.2
  • Facilities 9.2
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9.1
Superb 304 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 9.3
  • Security 9.1
  • Location 9.4
  • Staff 9.2
  • Atmosphere 8.4
  • Cleanliness 9.2
  • Facilities 9.2

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  • Anonymous
  • Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 3 reviews
6th Feb 2017
9.7

It's a great hostel for comfort and facilities. The star are excellent and really helpful

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27th Jan 2017
9.7

Excellent hostel. The owner and staff were very nice and extremely helpful. Breakfast was hearty with make your eggs your own way plus toast and oatmeal which was a nice change. Showers and toilets were in separate areas so not the usual wet floor in the toilet and they were very clean and appeared new. The TV room was great because you could actually watch TV and DVDs relatively undisturbed. Each bed had a plug but it would be great if they could add individual lights.

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  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Avid Traveller
  • 13 reviews
14th Jan 2017
7.4

The hostel was probably the cleanest one I've ever been to which was nice, but the atmosphere of the hostel was not great at all. If you're a solo traveller, it is hard to meet people in this hostel. The location is great, literally across the road from a shopping mall and a few minutes walk to the bus station.

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10th Jan 2017
10.0

Only stayed one night but wish I'd stayed longer!! This hostel was so nice and chill. Really well run, really clean, great location. Couldn't ask for more!!

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  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 7 reviews
7th Jan 2017
9.7

We originally only booked to stay a couple of nights, but we ended up staying a week. It is a relaxed and clean hostel. The staff are super nice and will help you out if you need help with excursions or booking buses etc. The hostel was a place that you could relax too if you didn't have to much to do that day, as well as being opposite a shopping centre. I would definitely recommend for people to stay here in Sandakan to use this hostel as a hub for your trip.

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  • Anonymous
  • England, Couple, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 2 reviews
5th Jan 2017
10.0

Great hostel, very clean, comfy beds in dorm. Nice big lounge space with TV & DVDs for travellers to chill. Staff were always friendly and helpful. Good breakfast with eggs that you can cook yourself & porridge oats. Location is ideal, close to cheap eats, restaurants on the harbour front and about 5-10mins to the bus station.

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19th Dec 2016
10.0

Super clean with toast and egg breakfast included. Security cabinets are available. Located across from mall and near good and inexpensive restaurants and shopping. Staff showed me how to get to sights including orangutan and sun bear sanctuaries using local transportation. Booked for two nights but stayed three. There is lots to do in Sandakan if you look and this is a great place to stay.

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  • Anonymous
  • Germany, Couple, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 8 reviews
17th Dec 2016
10.0

The staff was lovely, the room was clean and for breakfast, they offered eggs you could boil, porridge and toast! We had a very nice stay and would definitely come back :)

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15th Nov 2016
9.4

Great hostel in a not so great town. Lovely staff, facilities and location.

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11th Oct 2016
9.7

A great little hostel with excellent facilities which include two computers for browsing and a big ass tv if you feel like lounging around (I did). The hostel is right across the street from a mall and very close to the harbour (as the name suggests!) and the bus station. Highly recommended.

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