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Sandakan Backpackers Reviews

Lot 108, Block SH-11, Sandakan Harbour Square, Sandakan, Malaysia

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97 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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the manager was very nice and helpful. He helped me book my river cruise to Kinabatangan and bus ticket to Semporna. He also cooked a delicious meal for breakfast. Very nice place to stay.

  • 16th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Great location, right by the markets and on the harbor. Good internet and AC but the building is old and in need of maintenance. Hot water in showers did not work but room was simple and comfortable. New bed. Peaceful and quiet at night.


Great location in the heart of the harbor area, street markets, etc. Easy ride from airport (30 ringgit) , to Sim Sim stilt town, etc. Hot water broken in a couple showers, Internet doesn't reach to all the rooms, but common area is fine plus has groovy street sounds. breakfast is white bread toast and jam, but street food is cheap and plentiful. Beds are comfortable and some rooms have AC. I stayed in two different rooms and AC was basic but cooled the rooms nicely. Cash only.

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