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    Harbourside Backpackers

    Lot 43, 1st Floor, Block Hs-4 | Harbour Square, Sandakan 90739, Malaysia
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    01/10/2017 02/10/2017
    US$14
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    • Excellent66%
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    • Average5%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
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    “stayed here” (16 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Breakfast included
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    Kitchenette
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    Free Parking
    2.0 Star Hotel
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    11 - 15 of 125 reviews

    Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

    We absolutely loved our stay here. We booked a private en suite room which was so cheap. The room was spacious, clean and had everything we needed (even hot water). The hostel itself had a great TV and living area with computers that can be...More

    Thank Ben N
    Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

    I can recommend this hostel to absolutely everyone, it is super clean, a small breakfast is included and the staff has been really helpful with booking tours, calling around, washing laundry and so on. Thank you for all your help and keep it up!

    Thank Sandra R
    Reviewed 31 October 2016

    My friends and I stayed here for a few nights last month, and we all really liked it. Very clean/comfortable, good breakfast, helpful staff with good English, nice lounge area with DVDs, and good location. One negative is that the wifi can be pretty slow...More

    1  Thank Elijah L
    Reviewed 28 October 2016

    very helpful staff, clean, i had an ensuite, had problems with a tap they fixed it. nice little kitchen fro breakfast just eggs jam and toast. honest prices for tours. supermarket across the road and down to your right about 300m there is a supermarket...More

    2  Thank filip l
    Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

    We stayed here for 2 night. The hostel is in the middle of the centre and across the street theres a shopping mall and grocery shop. The staff is friendly and helpfull and the rooms, toilets and showers very clean. Breakfast is basic but good....More

    1  Thank Renske-oo
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
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    • Price range
    • US$13 - US$20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Room types
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 11
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    • Sabah >
    • Sandakan Division >
    • Sandakan
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    • Harbourside Backpackers Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
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    Room & Suite (12)
    Bathroom (9)
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    Room Tips
    "breakfast included, cheap, good location, nice staff"
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    "Level four is quiet"
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    "Try to get a room on the first floor -- that way you will have wifi in the room. The wifi doesn't reach..."
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    "I stayed in two separate en suite rooms, 11 and 4 and both were perfectly acceptable"
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