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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
  • Awesome 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 7.8

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 7.1

  • Cleanliness 7.1

  • Facilities 7.4

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    20 Jun 2022
    Good location. Easy to find. Friendly and helpful staff.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 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


    18 Sep 2022
    Overall very good, but we only stayed one night before going to the Kinabatangan river. Not much to do in Sandakan really. But the staff at this hostel is very nice and helpful, and it is pretty cool that they let you paint the walls. Good atmosphere.
    Denmark, Male, 25-30
  • 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
  • 8.6


    30 Aug 2022
    The hostel is in a good location by Sandakan harbour, and the staff are friendly & helpful. I stayed in a private room and the bed was clean and comfortable. The rooms are basic, but do have AC which is great. Most of the showers are in a toilet cubicle, but not much of a problem. There is a rooftop area where you can chill with views of the harbour. Overall a good stay.
    Wales, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    13 Aug 2022
    Lovely roof top terrace, would recommend to anyone
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 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
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    10 Jun 2022
    A ‘fine’ hostel
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 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