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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Sandakan Backpackers Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Sandakan Backpackers Hostel is close to restaurants and dining, great views (Sea View), and art and culture. You will love our place because of the views, the location, and the people. This place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, and families (with kids).

Being small, we thrive to provide you with the best budget and clean accommodation option within the city so that you will be comfortably taken care of at Sandakan Backpackers Hostel, which doubles up as your launch pad to the treasures and beauty of Sabah, Borneo. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Aug 2019
    Great Hostel with very friendly staff and a cool rooftop area to relax and hangout. Staff helped organise trips as needed.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    28 Sep 2019
    Great location, value for money and helpful staff.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    31 May 2019
    Tiene una terraza muy acogedora, el personal muy atento, con un pequeño desayuno, queda muy central al lado del comercio y la calle de restaurantes. Perfecto para una noche de pasada.
    Chile, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    09 Aug 2019
    Had a Nice stay at sandakan backpacker hostel. Staff is very helpful! WiFi not the best
    Denmark, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.1


    14 Jun 2019
    Solid backpackers. Helpful staff. Hot showers.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    12 Aug 2019
    A good stop over location for exploring Sepilok area. I had a private room with a great sea view and was spacious. However, it had a horrible smell coming from the shower - I’m not sure if this was the same in all the other bathrooms? I was able to overlook the issue as I was staying just one night, but did mention it at check out so am sure the issue is now rectified. The terrace is a lovely place to chill and the breakfast was a nice added extra.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    24 Jun 2019
    Funky little hostel with a gorgeous river front sunrise view from the top deck. Several eateries down below on the river. I didn’t feel super safe in Sandakan - men hollered and tried to hustle cigarettes when I walked to another hotel for rooftop drinks... there isn’t much to do in Sandakan other than the animal rehabs in Sepilok or as a stop over before a jungle trek, however this hostel was in the best location it could be and the staff was nice. Breakfast was French toast.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    22 Jul 2019
    In a good location. Not much facilities and the breakfast was just ok. The staff are so helpful here and friendly. Such hard workers. Not much atmosphere in the hostel or around the area.
    Ireland, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 6.9


    21 Sep 2019
    Basic hostel with basic facilities. Showers and toilets could do with a proper clean, needs refurbishing - shower is in same cubicle as toilet. Breakfast is toast and some fruit, similar to most hostels. Provide drinking water which is good and in central location. Wifi a bit hit and miss, not that great.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    05 May 2019
    Pros: nice rooftop area; different breakfast each morning which was really nice, cooking facilities which is rare in Asia, friendly staff were quite informative with where to go/transport/times etc. Cons: super thin mattress dipped SO much, I rolled into the centre!! So had to change to a better one. Someone stole my sandals from the shoe rack too!
    England, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wii