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Harbourside Backpackers

Lot 43,1st Floor ,Block HS-4,Harbour Square, Sandakan Town, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia, 90000
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Based on 140 traveler reviews

Nearby attractions
Agnes Keith Home
(0.58 km)
St Michael and All Angels Church
(0.75 km)
Sim-sim Village Seafood
(2.46 km)
Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple
(3.72 km)
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Review by Traveloka users

2 Traveloka customers have stayed in this hotel and given reviews:

Good and comfortable, I love to stay here. I would like to recommend anybody to be here.
Great! Super hospitable hostel manger.
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140 reviews
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Solo travel36
Friends getaway27
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Bekah B
Basic but nice little hostel
Lovely little hostel. Nice sized dorm room with comfy beds. Lockers provided for smaller items. Toilets and showers were always clean and worked well. Nice self-service breakfast every morning. Good living area with sofas and TV, but not a lot of atmosphere while we were there. Lovely staff, really friendly and helpful when we wanted to book tours.
Friends getaway - Nov 10, 2017
Nadine S
Nice but nothing special
It is very well located nearby the local market. The staff is super friendly and helpful and also offer pick-up services. However, the single room was without window and the bed looked already quite old. Also for breakfast they didn't offer a lot.
Solo travel - Oct 11, 2017
Favourite hostel after travelling 12 weeks in SE asia
Super clean, comfy bed, very friendly staff, amazing location, good breakfast (you can cook your own eggs, good coffee and avocados avaliable). Offer good tours at decent prices as well. Had a dorm room to myself. Would recommend 100%
Solo travel - Sep 8, 2017
Excellent hostel
This hostel is spotlessly clean with very helpful staff. Sandakan is navigatable on foot and walking distance to the bus stops for sepilok and to see the proboscis monkeys aswell. It's a yes from me harbour side backpackers
Solo travel - Aug 24, 2017
Great hostel with amazing staff!
This hostel is really nice, the staff are amazing at helping book tours and they remember everyone's name which was sweet. Rooms and bathrooms are super clean, good air con, wifi only works in common areas. There's a tv and films to watch and two computers to use free of charge. Breakfast is better than most free breakfasts and includes porridge, toast, eggs and coffee/tea. Overall a good stay in sandakan and nice to have somewhere to chill as there's not much going on in the city itself.
Friends getaway - Jul 29, 2017
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Hotel facility


Hotel policy

  • In-room Facilities
    • Desk
    • TV
    • Kitchenette
  • General
    • Smoking area
    • AC
    • Non-smoking room
  • Public Facilities
    • Room service
    • WiFi in public area
  • Hotel Services
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
  • Food and Drinks
    • Breakfast
  • Business Facilities
    • Computer station
  • Nearby Facilities
    • Shops
  • Connectivity
    • LAN Internet

    Check-in and Check-out Time

    Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM

    Harbourside Backpackers is located in area / city Sandakan Town.

    The hostel has a very good location, also near the Sandakan Airport (SDK), which is only 9.55 km away.

    There are plenty of tourist attractions nearby, such as Agnes Keith Home within 0.58 km, and St Michael and All Angels Church within 0.75 km.

    About Harbourside Backpackers

    Harbourside Backpackers is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get an affordable stay yet comfortable at the same time.

    For you, travelers who wish to travel comfortably on a budget, Harbourside Backpackers is the perfect place to stay that provides decent facilities as well as great services.

    While traveling with friends can be a lot of fun, traveling solo has its own perks. As for the accommodation, Harbourside Backpackers is suitable for you who value privacy during your stay.

    Harbourside Backpackers is the smartest choice for you who are looking for affordable accommodation with outstanding service.

    WiFi is available within public areas of the property to help you to stay connected with family and friends.

    Harbourside Backpackers is a hostel with great comfort and excellent service according to most hostel's guests.

    Harbourside Backpackers is the ideal choice for you who are looking for a comfortable yet affordable accommodation.

    Smoking is strictly not allowed in this property

    Pets are NOT allowed.

    Harbourside Backpackers Hostel Sandakan is offering free daily breakfast (toast, tea, coffee), free WIFI, free towel & linen, free lockers, free luggage storage, & small communal kitchen for all in-house guest.

    Small amount of refundable deposit might be collected by hotel upon arrival. We have included all charges provided to us by Harbourside Backpackers Hostel Sandakan. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

    Hotel front desk is operating daily from 0600 hours to 2300 hours daily. If you are planning to arrive beyond operating hours, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

    This is a strictly non-smoking properties as most of hotel facilities are shared among other guests.

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