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Facilities, Sandakan Backpackers Hostel in Sandakan
Facilities, Sandakan Backpackers Hostel in Sandakan
Facilities, Sandakan Backpackers Hostel in Sandakan

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8.6Excellent

331 reviews

331 reviews

Location 9.3
Service 9.1
Value for money 8.7
Cleanliness 8.3
Facilities 8.2
See map

9.3Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Gentingmas Mall
70 m
Harbour Mall Sandakan
130 m
Pamol Sabah Golf Club
170 m
Sandakan Harbour Square
190 m
Centre Point Mall
250 m
Popular landmarks
Sandakan Heritage Museum
310 m
Agnes Newton Keith Home
570 m
Japanese Cemetery
580 m
The Parish of St Michael and All Angels
640 m
Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple
3.5 km
Closest landmarks
Borneo Dispensary
230 m
Kinabalu College at Sandakan
300 m
Sandakan Heritage Museum
310 m
Tourism Information Centre
310 m
Masjid Jamek Sandakan
330 m

Sandakan Backpackers Hostel

Lot 108, SH-11 Harbour Square Sandakan, Sandakan City Center, Sandakan, Malaysia, 90000 - 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

Great Breakfast

Great View

Inside city center

90 meters to Harbour Mall Sandakan

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Car park [on-site]

Game room

Kitchen

Laundry service

Restaurants

This property is in high demand!

4 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.7
Location rating9.3
Nearest airportSandakan Airport (SDK)
Distance to airport9.1 km

Rooms available at Sandakan Backpackers Hostel

Twin Room with Sea View
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 bunk beds
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Standard Twin Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Family Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 bunk bed and 1 double bed
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Double Room - Air Conditioning
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 double bed
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Dormitory 6-Bed Air Conditioning
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Street view
  • 6 bunk beds
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Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double Room with Sea View
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 double bed
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Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • 1 single bed
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Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • 1 single bed
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Frequently asked questions

Does Sandakan Backpackers Hostel provide laundry services?

Yes! Sandakan Backpackers Hostel offers laundry service at your grasp for whenever you need your favorite shirts or dresses clean and fresh all throughout your vacation. Please contact the property for more information.

Does Sandakan Backpackers Hostel provide dry cleaning services?

Yes! Sandakan Backpackers Hostel features dry cleaning service that is accessible all throughout your stay, ensuring you're always looking your absolutely best in your favorite outfit. Please contact the property for more information.

What points of interest are nearby Sandakan Backpackers Hostel that are in walking distance?

While staying at Sandakan Backpackers Hostel, start off your holiday by discovering the nearest points of interest that are within close proximity to the property which include Harbour Mall Sandakan, Pamol Sabah Golf Club, and Sandakan Harbour Square.

How many rooms does Sandakan Backpackers Hostel have?

Sandakan Backpackers Hostel has a total of 11 rooms.

What was the average room rate for Sandakan Backpackers Hostel been in the past month?

The typical room rate for Sandakan Backpackers Hostel in the past month is 53.07 MYR, compared to city's average of 163.86 MYR.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Sandakan Backpackers Hostel's pet services?

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

What is the typical rating that verified Solo travelers' have given to Sandakan Backpackers Hostel?

Verified solo travelers that have stayed at this property have given Sandakan Backpackers Hostel an average rating of 8.7. You can look up more detailed 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 Couples' have given to Sandakan Backpackers Hostel?

Verified couple travelers that have stayed at this property have given Sandakan Backpackers Hostel an average rating of 8.5. You can look up on more specific customer reviews, and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified guest travelers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that past Families with young children have given to Sandakan Backpackers Hostel?

Verified families with young children that have stayed at this property have given Sandakan Backpackers Hostel an average rating of 8.2. You can look up more in depth customer testimonials and comments 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 Sandakan Backpackers Hostel?

Verified group travelers that have stayed at this property have given Sandakan Backpackers Hostel an average rating of 8.5. You can look up more specific customer ratings and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What do local visitors think about Sandakan Backpackers Hostel?

Verified local visitors that have stayed at this property have given Sandakan Backpackers Hostel an average rating of 8.7. You can look up on more comprehensive customer ratings, and feedback for this property down in the review section.

What people love about Sandakan Backpackers Hostel

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Rooms and facilities are clean;"

    Kerstin

    |

    9 March 2023

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Room is clean."

    YENCHIN

    |

    8 February 2023

  • 8

    Very good
    Location

    "Very Good harbour view"

    Azhar

    |

    2 June 2023

Property ranking|Compared to 184 Sandakan properties
Cheapest price score
Location score
9.3/10
Service score
9.1/10
Value for money score
8.7/10
Better than
98
%
of Sandakan properties
Better than
90
%
of Sandakan properties
Better than
90
%
of Sandakan properties
Better than
89
%
of Sandakan properties
More about Sandakan Backpackers Hostel

More about Sandakan Backpackers Hostel

Sandakan Backpackers Hostel

Get the most from an urban escape in Sandakan when you book a room at Sandakan Backpackers Hostel. Located right in the city center, Sandakan Backpackers Hostel saves you time and travel by letting you wake up right in the heart of the best neighborhood.
Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable by providing the best in services and amenities. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hostel's free Wi-Fi. Taxi services provided by Sandakan Backpackers Hostel makes it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Sandakan. Guests can enjoy convenient available parking right at the hostel.
Front desk service is provided at the hostel including luggage storage. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hostel's ticket service and tours. Packing light is possible at Sandakan Backpackers Hostel thanks to the hostel's dry cleaning service and laundry service keeping your clothes clean. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hostel.
Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hostel.
Designed for comfort, all guestrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For your comfort, some rooms at the hostel are equipped with linen service and air conditioning. It's good to know that bathroom amenities including towels are provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hostel, for whenever you get hungry. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house shared kitchen.
Hostel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Get social at the hostel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


Around the property

Sandakan Backpackers Hostel is the perfect spot to explore Sandakan's fascinating cultural sights and attractions. An afternoon of browsing the works at Sandakan War Memorial Park located 9.6 km away can familiarize you with the local art scene. Don't forget to stop by Agnes Newton Keith Home located 560 m away, where everyone who visits Sandakan wants to have their photo taken.


Reasons to stay here

Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 97% cheaper than other options.
Ranking higher than 90% of the city's accommodations options, this is a great choice for location.
Staff and service here are considered high quality by past guests whose ratings put it above 90% of the city's options.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

8.2

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

11 mentions

Housekeeping

8 mentions

Internet

1 mention

View

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Malay
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Game room
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Shared kitchen
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
Getting around
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Taxi service
Sports equipment rental
  • Bicycle rental
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Free bottled water
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Linens
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared bathroom
  • Socket near the bed
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • Wi-Fi [free]
  • Window

Location

Lot 108, SH-11 Harbour Square Sandakan, Sandakan City Center, Sandakan, Malaysia, 90000
Exceptional
Location

9.3

Airports
  • Sandakan Airport (SDK)
    9.1 km
  • Lahad Datu Airport (LDU)
    93.0 km
Public transportation
  • Labuk Bus Station
    120 m
Hospital or clinic
  • Borneo Dispensary
    230 m
Shopping
  • Harbour Mall Sandakan
    130 m
Convenience store
  • 7 Eleven
    50 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    160 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Sandakan Heritage Museum
    310 m
  • Agnes Newton Keith Home
    570 m
  • Japanese Cemetery
    580 m
  • The Parish of St Michael and All Angels
    640 m
  • Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple
    3.5 km
  • Sandakan War Memorial Park
    9.6 km
  • Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
    19.9 km
  • Gomantong Cave Sandakan
    34.6 km
  • Turtle Islands National Park
    35.6 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Gentingmas Mall
    70 m
  • Labuk Bus Station
    120 m
  • Harbour Mall Sandakan
    130 m
  • Pamol Sabah Golf Club
    170 m
  • Sandakan Harbour Square
    190 m
  • Borneo Dispensary
    230 m
  • Centre Point Mall
    250 m
  • Milimewa Superstore
    250 m
  • Sandakan Central Market
    270 m
  • Sandakan Heritage Trail
    280 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 0-1 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 2 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-in until20:00
  • Check-out from08:00
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until23:00
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)0 MYR
The property
  • Number of rooms 11

Reviews of Sandakan Backpackers Hostel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.6
Location9.3
Service9.1
Value for money8.7
Cleanliness8.3
Facilities8.2
High score for Sandakan
Rating
9+ Exceptional (81)
8-9 Excellent (24)
7-8 Very Good (25)
6-7 Good (6)
<6 Below Expectation (9)

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10.0
Exceptional
Duncan from Thailand
Solo traveler
Double Room - Air Conditioning
Stayed 2 nights in November 2022

Fantastic time at this Fantastic hostel with Fantastic staff ”

I stayed in this hostel for 9 nights so I think I am a pretty good judge. First of all the building itself is awesome and is covered with wall paintings and messages from previous guest. So inspiring! I met a lot of interesting solotravellers from all around the world. So that's great. There's also a place to do some exercises. Like a punching bag and pull up bar. Seeing I was there for 9 nights this came in handy. And the rooftop terrace is great. I stayed in a private room and this was more than ok. It's was clean and de AC was working perfectly. So was the rest of the shared facilities. Also great tours at the desk. So I would say the price/quality is very good. Meaning it's rather affordable and good quality. And last and absolutely NOT LEAST. The people running the hostel. For example the owner John. Great laidback guy that even took us to the market to get us some stinky durian fruit. Maya takes care of everything at the hostel and she and her co workers made my stay very memorable. So ladies: thank you so much for that! So end conclusion: HIGLY RECOMMENDED HOSTEL. JUST GO THERE AND HAVE A GREAT TIME!

Reviewed November 24, 2022
10.0
Exceptional
Wong from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Double Room - Air Conditioning
Stayed 1 night in December 2022

little gem in sandakan”

my room is precious. room with seaview, bed, pillow n blanket is comfortable. friendly n helpful staff. the hostel location is very good, harbour mall just 3 min walking distance, sandakan central market 5 min walking distance. easily to found restaurant nearby, watson is just next shop, 7-11 just opposite.

Reviewed December 14, 2022
10.0
Exceptional
Aisling from Malaysia
Group
Double Room - Air Conditioning
Stayed 3 nights in February 2023

Best place to stay”

This hostel is located in the heart of Sandakan. Very nice staff and great facilities. The bathroom is shared. You van also refill your water and there is also hot water available too.

Reviewed March 02, 2023
9.6
Exceptional
Kerstin from Albania
Solo traveler
Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2023

Perfect place for backpackers”

The location of the hostel is in the center of Sandakan. Staff is very nice and helpful :) Breakfast is simple, but for this price good. Rooms and facilities are clean; I just in general don’t like the asian mix of shower and toilet ( = wet floor).

Reviewed March 10, 2023
10.0
Exceptional
Nicolas from Argentina
Solo traveler
Dormitory 6-Bed Air Conditioning
Stayed 1 night in September 2022

Exceptional”

The hostel is amazing! Very clean, the location and the staff was the best in Borneo with really nice tours! Definitely 10 points for the value!

Reviewed September 23, 2022
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