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8.9Excellent

106 reviews

106 reviews

Location 9.4
Service 9.3
Value for money 8.9
Cleanliness 8.8
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9.4Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Harbour Mall Sandakan
90 m
Gentingmas Mall
120 m
Sandakan Harbour Square
140 m
Pamol Sabah Golf Club
220 m
Sandakan Central Market
220 m
Popular landmarks
Sandakan Heritage Museum
350 m
Agnes Newton Keith Home
610 m
Japanese Cemetery
610 m
The Parish of St Michael and All Angels
690 m
Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple
3.6 km
Closest landmarks
Borneo Dispensary
250 m
Kinabalu College at Sandakan
330 m
Masjid Jamek Sandakan
340 m
Sandakan Heritage Museum
350 m
Tourism Information Centre
360 m

Borneo Sandakan Backpackers

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

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Sandakan City Center, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Turtle Islands National Park. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

Highlights

170 meters to public transportation

Check-in [24-hour]

Inside city center

90 meters to Harbour Mall Sandakan

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Shared kitchen

Shops

Restaurants

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Sandakan every 6 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.9
Distance to city center4.8 km
Location rating9.4
Nearest airportSandakan Airport (SDK)
Distance to airport9.2 km

Rooms available at Borneo Sandakan Backpackers

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.3

Standard Triple
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Standard Single
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed
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Standard Twin
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Family Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
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Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
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Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
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Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What are the property's policies for children's bedding at Borneo Sandakan Backpackers?

Borneo Sandakan Backpackers's policy relating to children's bedding considers guests age 12 years and older as adults, and therefore requires an extra bed which will incur an additional cost. You can find additional information about specific child policy and age range for this property, by checking the "Property policies" section located in the property page for more details.

When was Borneo Sandakan Backpackers built?

Borneo Sandakan Backpackers was built in 2012.

How many floors does Borneo Sandakan Backpackers have?

Borneo Sandakan Backpackers has a total of 2 floors.

How many rooms does Borneo Sandakan Backpackers have?

Borneo Sandakan Backpackers has a total of 8 rooms.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Borneo Sandakan Backpackers's food?

100.0% of our verified customer assessments have given a positive review and comments about this property's food. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Borneo Sandakan Backpackers down in the review.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Borneo Sandakan Backpackers's wellness amenities?

100.0% of our verified visitor assessments have given a positive review and comments about this property's wellness amenities. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Borneo Sandakan Backpackers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that past Business travelers' have given to Borneo Sandakan Backpackers?

Verified business travelers that have stayed at this property have given Borneo Sandakan Backpackers an average rating of 9.8. You can look up more detailed customer ratings and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that verified Families with older children have given to Borneo Sandakan Backpackers?

Past families with older children that have stayed at this property have given Borneo Sandakan Backpackers an average rating of 9.2. You can check out more descriptive customer reviews and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that verified Group travelers have given to Borneo Sandakan Backpackers?

Past group travelers that have stayed at this property have given Borneo Sandakan Backpackers an average rating of 9.6. You can look up more in depth customer assessments and responses by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What well-known shopping places are close to Borneo Sandakan Backpackers?

Shopping options in Borneo Sandakan Backpackers’s Sandakan City Center neighborhood include Harbour Mall Sandakan.

Is breakfast offered at Borneo Sandakan Backpackers?

Start your days right, with the buffet and continental breakfast options made available at Borneo Sandakan Backpackers.

What people love about Borneo Sandakan Backpackers

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Very helpful and informative staff"

    SUIPENG

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    10 January 2021

Property ranking|Compared to 184 Sandakan properties
Room comfort score
8.3/10
Couples review score
9.2/10
Location score
9.4/10
Service score
9.3/10
Better than
98
%
of Sandakan properties
Better than
95
%
of Sandakan properties
Better than
92
%
of Sandakan properties
Better than
92
%
of Sandakan properties
More about Borneo Sandakan Backpackers

More about Borneo Sandakan Backpackers

Borneo Sandakan Backpackers

See the best of Sandakan with a stay at Borneo Sandakan Backpackers, which puts you right in the city center amidst the many sights and landmarks. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations.
The facilities and services provided by Borneo Sandakan Backpackers ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. The hotel provides taxi, car hire and shuttle services to help you get to where you want to go in Sandakan. While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include express check-in or check-out and luggage storage.
If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hotel's tours. In-room conveniences include daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. Some small or last-minute needs can be quickly fulfilled by the convenience stores without having to leave the hotel.
Experience high-quality room facilities during your stay at Borneo Sandakan Backpackers. The hotel provides air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hotel provides a hair dryer in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. If you're picky about eating, don't worry! Borneo Sandakan Backpackers has a selection of cuisine types including halal options. If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house shared kitchen available here.
To fill your days, be sure to check out the fantastic facilities offered at Borneo Sandakan Backpackers. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the shared lounge and TV area. Souvenir shopping for yourself or those back home takes no time at all at the shops.


Around the property

There are many attractions to discover within close proximity to Borneo Sandakan Backpackers. Learn about the city's art history with a day at Sandakan War Memorial Park located 9.6 km away, where you can see collections by famous artists. Pose in front of Agnes Newton Keith Home located 600 m away, and you can always show your friends the time you went to Sandakan.


Reasons to stay here

This hotel's food and dining score higher than 94% of accommodations in the city.
This hotel scores higher than 92% of accommodations in the city for its location.
Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

8.3

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

13 mentions

Housekeeping

11 mentions

Internet

2 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Malay
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant [halal]
  • Restaurants
  • Shared kitchen
Services and conveniences
  • Convenience store
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Luggage storage
  • Shops
  • Smoking area
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
Getting around
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Non-smoking
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • American
  • Continental
  • Vegetarian
  • Buffet

Location

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

9.4

Airports
  • Sandakan Airport (SDK)
    9.2 km
  • Lahad Datu Airport (LDU)
    93.0 km
Public transportation
  • Labuk Bus Station
    170 m
Hospital or clinic
  • Borneo Dispensary
    250 m
Shopping
  • Harbour Mall Sandakan
    90 m
Convenience store
  • On-site
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    170 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Sandakan Heritage Museum
    350 m
  • Agnes Newton Keith Home
    610 m
  • Japanese Cemetery
    610 m
  • The Parish of St Michael and All Angels
    690 m
  • Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple
    3.6 km
  • Sandakan War Memorial Park
    9.7 km
  • Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
    19.9 km
  • Gomantong Cave Sandakan
    34.6 km
  • Turtle Islands National Park
    35.6 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Harbour Mall Sandakan
    90 m
  • Gentingmas Mall
    120 m
  • Sandakan Harbour Square
    140 m
  • Labuk Bus Station
    170 m
  • Pamol Sabah Golf Club
    220 m
  • Sandakan Central Market
    220 m
  • Borneo Dispensary
    250 m
  • Ang Bang Guan Seafood
    290 m
  • Suntos Supermarket
    290 m
  • Centre Point Mall
    300 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-11 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until00:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center4.8 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)25
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYES
  • Number of bars/lounges0
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of restaurants0
  • Number of rooms 8
  • Year property opened2012

Reviews of Borneo Sandakan Backpackers from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.9
Location9.4
Service9.3
Value for money8.9
Cleanliness8.8
Facilities8.3
Room comfort and quality8.3
High score for Sandakan
Rating
9+ Exceptional (39)
8-9 Excellent (15)
7-8 Very Good (9)
6-7 Good (3)
<6 Below Expectation (4)

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10.0
Exceptional
Daniel from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

Best place in Sandakan! ”

tours, staff, rooms

We were so glad we chose to stay at this backpackers. We were welcomed with huge smiles. The rooms and bathrooms were really clean. We booked our kinabatangan river tour through them as they have their own tour office (Borneo Sandakan Tours) and when comparing prices with other travellers it seems we got the best deal! Would definitely recommend you book this tour through them we had the time of our lives. They looked after our bags while we were away and we booked in again when we returned from our 3day river tour. The breakfast was nice. It is in a great location right on the main street of sandakan, which is a quiet town so there is little noise.

Reviewed September 06, 2015
9.6
Exceptional
Markus from Germany
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 4 nights in June 2016

Very nice place in Sandakan!”

Very really liked our stay at borneo sandakan backpackers and recommend it to everyone visiting Sandakan. The room was basic but sufficient. The showers/toilets were always clean. The breakfast was tasty.

Reviewed June 19, 2016
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
Thomas from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 4 nights in September 2019

Lovely hostel ”

Really nice hostel, nice and relaxed feel to it. Nice little sofa area with a tv full of movies. Very clean and the staff were nice and friendly. Highly recommend and close to everything in Sandakan, just behind the waterfront and big mall.

Reviewed October 20, 2019
8.3
Excellent
TEE from Malaysia
Group
Stayed 2 nights in January 2016

Good hospitality and attitude ”

Warm and friendly staffs, clean environment and safe

Awesome! Best environment with warm persons around, their staffs are soo friendly enough. I am not afraid of safety issue even with many foreigners staying together. Will stay here again if ever travel to Sandakan again!

Reviewed January 23, 2016
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