Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Sandakan Backpackers Hostel

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270 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

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.

Reviews & Ratings

270 Total Reviews
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  • Location
  • Staff
  • Atmosphere
  • Cleanliness
  • Value for Money
  • Facilities

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Latest Reviews

Nov 07, 2023
I had a wonderful stay at the hostel. Everyone is super friendly, you get a small breakfast, free coffee/tea/water all day. The rooftop is amazing and everything is really what a backpacker's heart desires. I don't understand the bad reviews! I didn't have any bed bugs, the bathrooms were fine, the shower pressure is a bit low, but then again you pay so little and get so much for it! Also, the bus to Sepilok leaves right outside the door. I‘d come back!
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Couple, 25-30
Oct 26, 2023
Warning! Bedbugs in the female dorm. The lady in the reception was kinda and give us privet room after I saw bedbugs on the wall next to my bed in the middle of the night! They were kind enough to let me stay in the privet for 2 nights instead and not paying extra.
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Female, 31-40
Oct 18, 2023
Bed in private room was ok, A/C was super powerful and good, wifi was also good. However, due to the placement of my room close to the front of the street, you could hear EVERYTHING outside (as there is almost no noise insulation), and as a local store nearby decided to constantly play really loud (and really annoying) music for most hours of the day and night, it was hard to enjoy staying in the room whatsoever. Bathrooms were filthy, trash never changed, covered in ants... would NOT recommend
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Male, 25-30


  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Air Conditioning
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers
    • Ceiling fan
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Wii
    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi

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