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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 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good 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 7.3

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 7.3

  • Cleanliness 6.7

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Nov 2019
    Such a good hostel! Perfect location and staff are just so helpful
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.7


    10 Nov 2019
    Very nice hostel! The hosts were lovely and helped us with looking for a nice restaurant, location is very central and everything is clean!
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    14 Jan 2020
    Stayed twice over 2 weeks and it was perfect. Clean rooms, bathrooms are as you'd expect for this part of the world. The girls on reception are awesome, so friendly and helpful. Rooftop chill out area has a great view over the harbour. Would definitely stay here again :)
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    27 Dec 2019
    Stayed for a night and it ticks all of the boxes. The place is clean and relaxed and had everything that we needed. The rooftop area was a nice space to just chill in the afternoon or relax in the evening andhas a nice view of the sea. All of the staff were super friendly, helpful and made us feel very welcome. They arranged for us to go on the firefly evening tour very last minute, We changed our plans and left a day early in a bit of a hurry and forgot our key deposit. They team were so gr
    England, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 8.9


    27 Feb 2020
    We slept in a nice double room with air con. The roof terrace was lovely and ladies at reception really helpful. Only at stayed her as an overnight stop before a wildlife cruise. Only down side was a nearby bar liked karaoke now and again!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3


    29 Feb 2020
    Reccomend here! Kinabatangan Jungle tour is definitely worth it, you cant get a price much cheaper than booking through the hostel. On the jungle tour they have night treks which are run by the locals, it costs 10 myr which goes directly to the locals. A good way to distribute your wealth to a good cause, palm oil conservation and working with locals.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    05 Jan 2020
    Nice, basic hostel. Breakfast was really good and beds were comfy. Nothing special but also nothing to really complain about. Didn't seem like the best place for socialising.
    Finland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    30 Nov 2019
    Only stayed one night in double room. The room was clean but Cathryn’s could do with updating. Not much of an atmosphere but it was low season. Nice facilities - rooftop area and kitchen. Not much to do in Sandakan itself but good for a cheap stopover.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    17 Nov 2019
    Did the job for one night stop over in Sandakan. Nice welcome, clean and quirky. Lots of fruit and tea available for breakfast was a bonus.
    Scotland, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.0


    05 Feb 2020
    Stayed here by accident as I booked my flight for the wrong day! Beds were comfy, showers only let out a trickle of water and rarely had any toilet roll in the toilets. The rooms were pretty clean but other areas not so much, bins weren’t emptied in the 24 hours I was there and I didn’t see anyone cleaning. There was even ants in the sugar pot! Girl who checked me in was nice but other than that, staff or friends of staff just congregated in the common area.
    England, Female, 31-40
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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