Borneo Sandakan Backpackers
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Borneo Sandakan Backpackers

Borneo Sandakan Backpackers, HS-05, Lot 55, 1st Floor, Sandakan Harbour Square, Sandakan City Center, Sandakan, Malaysia, 90701
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    Borneo Sandakan Backpackers Reviews

    8.9
    Excellent
    /10
    (87 reviews)See what guests said
    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Great staff!"

    Oren

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    April 12, 2018

    9.3
    Exceptional service
    Recommended by 95% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Borneo Sandakan Backpackers

    Things you'll love

    • 170 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Breakfast [free]

    • Air conditioning

    Exceptional
    Location
    9.4
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    Exceptional location
    Popular
    Nearby
  • Sandakan Heritage Museum350 m
  • Agnes Newton Keith Home610 m
  • Japanese Cemetery610 m
  • The Parish of St Michael and All Angels690 m
  • Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple3.6 km
  • Sandakan Memorial Park9.68 km
  • Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)19.92 km
  • Gomantong Cave Sandakan34.63 km
  • Turtle Islands National Park35.58 km
  • This property is in high demand!

    Last booked 3 hours ago

    Value for money8.9
    Distance to city center4.8 km
    Location rating9.4
    Nearest airportSandakan Airport (SDK)
    Distance to airport9.1 km

    Rooms available at Borneo Sandakan Backpackers

    8.3
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Standard Triple
    Standard Triple
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed and 1 double ...
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    Standard Single
    Standard Single
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    Double Room
    Double Room
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    Family Room
    Family Room
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed and 1 bunk be...
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    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    ...
    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Standard Twin
    Standard Twin
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds
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    What people love about Borneo Sandakan Backpackers

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Great breakfast, close to shops and really helpful staff."

      Lisa

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      November 20, 2018

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Good breakfast."

      Oren

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      April 12, 2018

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "The double room is spacious and clean."

      Oren

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      April 12, 2018

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    More about Borneo Sandakan Backpackers

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "We had a double room which was clean and spacious."

    Joel

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    June 13, 2017

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    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional

    "The staff are so very friendly and helpful here."

    Joel

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    June 13, 2017

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    Announcements

    From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements, hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent residents of Malaysia will be levied a tourism tax of RM 10.00 per room per night stay. Please note these changes in tax structure will result in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during check out.

    Reviews of Borneo Sandakan Backpackers from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (87)
    8.9
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    10
    Cleanliness8.9
    Facilities8.4
    Location9.4
    Room comfort and quality8.3
    Service9.3
    Value for money8.9
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    1234
    9.6
    Exceptional
    William from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Car Park ”

    As the dorm is located at the center of the city, it is very hard to find parking in the afternoon if you are on a road trip, other than that everything is great.

    Reviewed May 18, 2019
    7.2
    Very good
    Barbara from Argentina
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    Disapointing”

    They have only rooms with share bathroom and they were really dirty. Staff was friendly and location is good.

    Reviewed February 25, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Graham from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Great place”

    The were welcoming and very helpful. The room (double) was good with plenty of space and the air con was a god-send. The only negative was the wifi: pitifully slow even by Malaysian standards Thanks guys...

    Reviewed February 25, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Lisa from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018

    Exceptional”

    Lovely stay! Great breakfast, close to shops and really helpful staff. I’d stay again, thank you.

    Reviewed November 20, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Lisa from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018

    Great stay ”

    Location was great and close to the shops/ water front. The lady who worked there was so helpful and lovely, she really made my stay. Simple but good breakfast, with access to kitchen too. Lots of information on what to do. Would stay again :)

    Reviewed November 20, 2018
    7.2
    Very good
    muhammad from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

    Very good”

    super friendly staff..

    Reviewed July 31, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Trish from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Standard Single
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

    Spacious room with aircon and fan and really friendly and helpful staff”

    Stayed here for 4 nights, 2 nights either side of a 2n3d jungle trek. There was no problem to leave my big pack in the hostel while I was on the trek. The staff are really helpful and the breakfast is a nice bonus. The showers are hot and clean. The hostel is also located directly above a 7/11 so really handy if you need a snack or drink. It’s also really central to the shopping mall, market and waterfront restaurants.

    Reviewed July 14, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    NAVANEETHA from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

    Everything was great except toilet”

    Nice breakfast, friendly staffs, average rooms but the toilet doesn't have water hose. Tissue paper is to cater western visitors, should have water hose for locals

    Reviewed June 22, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Hazel from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Standard Single
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

    Perfect for a few days”

    I needed to rest for a few days due to illness. The hostel has friendly staff, great location and is very clean. I had a few issues connecting to WiFi, but overall had a restful stay.

    Reviewed May 17, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Stanley from Philippines
    Group
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018

    Great value, good location”

    Located next to the Harbour Mall Sandakan Simple breakfast of bread & jam

    Reviewed May 02, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Oren from Slovenia
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018

    Super friendly hostel”

    Great staff! Really friendly, sweet and helpful. Good breakfast. The double room is spacious and clean. Comfy bed and good air-con. The shared bathroom is always clean. Hot showers. Would definitely stay here again!!! A great hostel!

    Reviewed April 12, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Nurrul from Malaysia
    Group
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2018

    Value for money ”

    Of course it was happening place and nice for tourist.

    Reviewed February 19, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Lukasz from Poland
    Solo traveler
    Standard Single
    Stayed 1 night in January 2018

    Great place”

    Big room with windows, good AC, very friendly staff.

    Reviewed January 28, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Irena from Ukraine
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

    Exceptional”

    just great

    Reviewed December 29, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Yvonne from United States
    Solo traveler
    Standard Single
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    Good value for solo travelers ”

    I booked a single room, but ended up with a triple room all to myself, which is a bonus. Very clean and quiet. Great for one night stay. The only thing is that there is no table or chair in the room to put your stuff on.

    Reviewed December 18, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Marek from Poland
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

    Highly recommended”

    This is an extremely fine hostel, you get a clean, spacious room (we had a private double), towels and a free Wi-Fi. There are four showers and four toilets, so you won't mind a room doesn't have them. It is located in the center of Sandakan, within a walking distance from anywhere you would like to get to, staff will answer all questions and point the best location for your need.

    Reviewed October 28, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kris from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2017

    Excellent little Backpacker Hotel”

    Handy little spot, great staff, shared facilities are fine and the breakfast is good. Can't ask for better value for money

    Reviewed October 10, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kris from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2017

    Excellent value for money”

    Ray and the other staff are both friendly and helpful. The rooms are basic but clean and tidy. The A/C works a treat and combined with the fan makes for a cool stay. Handy for the shops and food, (try the waterfront cafes just down the street). We used the place twice as a 'stop over' between trips. Thoroughly recommend this place.

    Reviewed July 13, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Darren from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2017

    Great”

    Lovely big light room with good aircon. Despite being next to reception, it was still quiet. Had to walk through an office to get to the bathrooms which was strange (especially when people were sitting there working and you were still in your pjs!). Breakfast is scrambled egg or pancake and toast with free tea and coffee throughout the day. Staff polite and helpful, although they told us Turtle Island was fully booked until August yet we had no problem organising through an agent down the road! Close to a mall and seafront restaurants but very little to do in the town itself.

    Reviewed July 05, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Joel from United Kingdom
    Group
    Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

    We enjoyed our stay here”

    The staff are so very friendly and helpful here. We had a double room which was clean and spacious. Free water, tea and coffee, and breakfast is included. Our room was right next to reception and kitchen so was quite noisy during the night especially when the door bell kept ringing. We enjoyed our stay here.

    Reviewed June 13, 2017
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    • Exceptional location
    • Sandakan Heritage Museum
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