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Sandakan Backpackers

Hostel | Lot 108, Block SH-11, Sandakan, Malaysia 90009

80.0% Overall Rating

63 out of 73 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (25/10/2011)

Oliver Moencke thinks…

"The location was ok. The Hostel is located close to the water but it isn't anything special. Unfortunatly the common room was to little, but they also had a roof garden, which was nice but not really…"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Laundry service
  • Communal kitchen

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 9.32

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 12:00
Latest Check-out: 14:00

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Centrally in town with sea view and sundeck roof-top, at Harbour Square right at the waterfront. Trendy bars & bistro, nature heritage trail walk just nearby. Warm & cosy borneo atmosphere with hospitable friendly staff. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

5 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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6 Bed Dorm - Male only (Shared bathroom)

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6 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

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Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Budget Twin (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included

Budget Double Ocean View (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included

Budget Double (Shared bathroom)

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Budget Family Room (Shared bathroom)

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Budget Single (Shared bathroom)

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About Sandakan Backpackers

With a unique Borneo touch on atmosphere, eleven air-conditioned and fan rooms from cozy dormitories to private double breath-taking seaview rooms with attached shower..

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

Come and share your adventure and travelling experience with us and all the backpackers around the world

Experience your pleasant stay at Sandakan Backpacker, a place to meet, share and have fun – a traveller’s choice. Tours and day trips are available.

Accommodation Information

• 3 Medium dormitory (air-conditioned) (5-6 Beds)
• 2 Double (air-conditioned)
• 2 Double with sea view (Air-conditioned)
• 2 Family Room (4 beds)
1 Twin Room

Shared facilities :
• WI-FI Accessibility
• flow of filtered drinking water
• bed linen
• towel
• Luggage Storage
• Budget Tours and Information Counter
• Laundry service
• Cosy lounge area with wide selection of reading material, TV &Cable(Satellite)
• DVD player with in-house DVD selection
• Open-air roof Garden Deck
• Common bathroom
• Self-catering pantry
• Game room
• Pool Table

Location Information

Near by local bus station (including airport and sepilok orangutan), Taxi stand 24 hours. Supermarket, pharmacy, KFC, ATM machines, Banks, Open Market, Bistro cafe's and restaurants at the water-front. Also close to Agnes Keith House Museum, and the English Tea House.