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9.0
Superb 255 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 9.1
  • Security 8.7
  • Location 9.7
  • Staff 9.1
  • Atmosphere 7.9
  • Cleanliness 9.3
  • Facilities 8.9
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9.0
Superb 255 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 9.1
  • Security 8.7
  • Location 9.7
  • Staff 9.1
  • 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% 255
5.8391602 118.1195095
Harbourside Backpackers
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  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 6 reviews
15th May 2016
8.6

Nice hostel in sandakan, very clean and tidy and good AC in rooms. Common area with sofas, satellite tv and DVDs was good, but could really do with AC as it was very humid. Really not much to do in sandakan, so spent more time in the common area. Breakfast was good with toast/jam/peanut butter available as well as a station where you can cook your own eggs

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
11th May 2016
10.0

IT IS CENTRALLY LOCATED AND VERY CLOSE TO BUS STAND. FROM AIR PORT BUS ( SMALL CAB ) IS AVAILABLE BUT YOU HAVE TO WAIT FOR LITTLE BIT LONG TIME . SIPLOK TOUR IS GOOD. SIM SIM WATER VILLGE SEA FOOD RESTAURANT IS GOOD AND NEAR BY OTHER RESTAURANTS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE BUT YOU MUST COME BACK BEFORE 7 PM NO BUS AFTER LATE NIGHT. MUST GO FOR HERITAGE WALK IT IS NOT 1000 BUT LESS THAN 100 STEPS AND GOOD VIEW OF CITY. STAFF IS COOPERATIVE, JAMES IS VERY FRAINDLY . NICE STAY NO SPACE FOR CLOTH DRYING.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • laurenaisha
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 4 reviews
9th May 2016
8.6

We really enjoyed our stay at harbour side. The location is fine as everything is walking distance in town. There isn't much to do around there though so I'd only recommend it to go to sepilok, there are daily buses. The hostel is really clean, breakfast is great, there's eggs, bread and cereal which is better than most places I've stayed. The tv room is a great place to chill out. The staff are nice but not super helpful. Only give the basic info when you ask and have to keep questioning.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Couple, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
5th May 2016
6.9

This hostel was perfect location. Was clean and tidy. The negatives would be no aircon in room with tv and sofa. Only enough space on sofa for 5/6 squeeze so for the people who couldn't fit on we had to use the very uncomfortable seating around it. Not very well thought out. Had towels but they smelt very bad. Asked for clean ones and they also smelt along with our room which smelt damp. No lockers so you really have to trust the people your in a dorm room with. Breakfast not great either.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 7 reviews
3rd May 2016
9.4

Extremely clean hostel. Good breakfast and can fry your own eggs. Tv room is good for socialising and there's computers to use for free. Overall would reccomend highly

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

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