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9.0
Superb 249 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 9.1
  • Security 8.7
  • Location 9.6
  • Staff 9.2
  • Atmosphere 7.9
  • Cleanliness 9.3
  • Facilities 8.9
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9.0
Superb 249 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 9.1
  • Security 8.7
  • Location 9.6
  • Staff 9.2
  • Atmosphere 7.9
  • Cleanliness 9.3
  • Facilities 8.9
Harbourside Backpackers Located at 1st Floor, Lot 43, Block HS-4, Harbour Square, Sandakan.
Harbourside Backpackers
Malaysia
Sandakan 90000 1st Floor, Lot 43, Block HS-4, Harbour Square
90% 249
5.8391602 118.1195095
Harbourside Backpackers
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  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • Novice Nomad
  • 3 reviews
13th Apr 2016
9.7

Excellent. New, clean, in the city centre, wonderful staff, excellent facilities...loses a couple of points for the lack of a/c in the common areas but otherwise gets everything right!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 2 reviews
9th Apr 2016
9.4

Great base for visiting sepilok and going on river cruises. Staff were all lovely and very knowledgable. Would recommend!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Germany, Male, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 4 reviews
3rd Apr 2016
10.0

Awesome stay for low budget! Everything was so clean!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 2 reviews
29th Mar 2016
9.7

Excellent hostel in Sandakan. Close to markets, restaurants and convenience stores. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Extremely clean as well, the showers, toilets and lounge and even the air con was scrubbed thoroughly everyday. Good common room with cable tv and movies if you wanted to veg out for a while.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
20th Mar 2016
9.4

Right in the centre. Relaxed atmosphere. Really useful to have use of a computer and the common area with DVDs and comfy sofas was a welcome addition. Comfy beds, clean hostel with good shower. Breakfast included (eggs, toast, jams etc). No lockers if that's something that bothers you. People had stayed there days and left personal items on the bed whilst on day trips etc and nothing went missing so felt perfectly safe.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
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    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 8 reviews
10th Mar 2016
9.7

One of the best hostels I've stayed at! Scrupulously clean, super comfy bunks, hot showers, nice free breakfast (eggs, toast, jam, coffee/tea), great wifi, awesome location for bus to Sepilok, close to lots of restaurants, the mall, and the harbour...not to mention the staff are so nice and helpful!!! Security is fantastic with key cards and lockers, it's quiet at night for a good sleep, the AC works perfectly, there's a nice common room with TV and computers. highly reccommended!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
29th Feb 2016
9.1

there was a large animal of some kind in the roof scratching and slamming a ceiling panel all night. you might want to investigate.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
  • 13 reviews
27th Feb 2016
9.4

Cable TV meant we could watch the six nations!! Rooms comfortable and clean. Shared bathrooms fine. Well located.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • selinaajane
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 6 reviews
27th Feb 2016
8.9

In the middle of town this hostel was ideally located, I found all the staff to be very helpful, from telling me bus times and where to get buses to posting postcards. The security was great, having to swipe a card to get in but the hostel itself lacked a certain atmosphere. Still a friendly place with a large common area for everyone to use so I would still recommend this as a good place to stay in Sandakan.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
  • 15 reviews
14th Feb 2016
8.0

We stayed there as a stopover for moving down south. Had everything we needed - lockers, aircon and a tv room with loads of films.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness

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