Top Rated Hostels in Sandakan, Malaysia
44 out of 44 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Harbourside Backpackers
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Good room with private bath, great common room, shame about the smokers We stayed in room 4 (with private bath). Turns out it also has a private animal running around in the ceiling space, which at 3am was interesting, as it seemed to get louder and heavier as the night progressed. It didn't come through the ceiling though, so all was well. Room is comfortable, (one double bed, one single), good space, good shower and wetroom. Effective air con. Two electric sockets in room. We were able to access wifi from this room. Internet access was good for the first day and then intermittent for the next day. Friendly staff, breakfast is toast and jam and coffee/tea and was included in our rate (and the bread was good thick white bread. The coffee was just as thick and good and strong). There's a well laid out common room with a big TV, small library luggage store and PC internet access. Unfortunately guests are allowed to smoke in this room, which meant that we just left when they did as they seem to fail to understand that a breeze from the open window just blows the smoke into the room. For me this spoiled the experience at this otherwise great place to stay. We also booked our trip to the Kinabatangan River (to Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort - excellent place to stay) through the backpackers, although it was fulfilled through the Borneo Sandakan Packers and Tours (who are just superb, but didn't have a private bathroom option).
Everyone was helpful and friendly, it was a great location, and the rooms were really nice.
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69 out of 72 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat
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Lovely surroundings, with rooms overlooking the jungle. Lots of nice communal areas. Good food, with options for vegetarians too. Shuttle bus runs three times a day to the RDC and Sun Bear and Orang-utan Sanctuaries. Free pick-up from the bus stop.
I really enjoyed my stay here. It's really close to the Orangutan centre and the hostel offers a free shuttle service to and from the orangutan centre. The food on offer was good and it's a pretty chilled out place to relax. They helped me book my Kinabatangan river trip too :)
5 out of 6 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Sepilok Jungle Resort
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Loved the location on the edge of the jungle, however it is a bit far from shops etc. We saw wild animals from the restaurant including a kIngfisher and monitor lizard, hummingbird and they keep turtles there too. Really good to stay if you are intending to visit the Oranguatan Rehabitilitation Centre and also not too far from the Probiscus Monkey place too. The in house restaurant was a bit pricey for Malaysian food prices but really nice food nonetheless.
Great location for the Orangutan Rehab Centre and the Rainforest Discovery Centre. The onsite restaurant turns out pretty good meals and excellent fresh pineapple juice.
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13 out of 17 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Sea View Sandakan Budget & Backpackers Hotel
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We ended up staying here 3 nights and the staff were friendly and helpful. They were very flexible in terms of check-in and leaving our bags in storage. Each time we came back to check-in after trips we had a welcome drink and yummy fried banana treats. The place has everything you need.
I like the staff- very friendly and helpful. The location is very central and safe.
63 out of 73 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Sandakan Backpackers
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Location is great, right in the centre of town and right next to the bus station
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 used by the other guests. We booked a homestay over the hostel, which was nice.
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12 out of 13 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Winho Lodge B & B
|Atmosphere -||70%||Staff -||86%||Facilities -||73%||Safety -||78%|
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Super comfy bed. Friendly staff. Hot shower. Laundry service (a little expensive though). Free bottled drinking water.
This place is great value for money. The location in Sandarkan is good and you get a basic breakfast and good wifi included in the price. Furthermore the staff is great and the common area is nice.
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