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Sandakan Backpackers

Average rooms, fun rooftop terrace

Photo of Sandakan Backpackers, Lot 108, 1st Floor, Block SH-11, Sandakan Harbour Square, Sandakan. , Sandakan

What we say: 3 stars

Cheap and centrally located, you could do worse than a night at Sandakan Backpackers but you could also do a lot better. The rooms are gloomy and spartanly furnished with a couple beds and choice of fan or air-con. The whole hostel seems overdue for a thorough cleaning, especially the shared bathrooms. Do note that the rooms with attached shower are just that – you'll still have to use the shared toilets. On the positive, there is a lounge to chill out and watch a movie and a rooftop terrace where you can relax with a beer and enjoy the sea view. Rates include free WiFi, towel, linen and light breakfast.

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Contact details:

Lot 108, 1st Floor, Block SH-11, Sandakan Harbour Square, Sandakan.  T: (089) 221 104 
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Dorm Fan 25 ringgit 25 ringgit
Sgl fan share b'room 40 ringgit 40 ringgit Attached shower only
Dbl fan share b'room 45 ringgit 45 ringgit
Dbl air-con share b'room 70 ringgit 70 ringgit Attached shower only
Triple air-con share b'room 90 ringgit 90 ringgit
Quad air-con share b'room 120 ringgit 120 ringgit

Added to Travelfish on: 16th February, 2013
Last visited or updated on: 16th February, 2013

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Tanya Procyshyn is a Singapore-based freelance writer and photographer. With a passion for unusual destinations, she has camped alongside Komodo dragons and shook hands with soldiers in North Korea. She blogs at
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