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Sandakan Hostels

Friendly and relaxed – hostels make the perfect base for nomads.

More than 1 million people last month said they'd recommend to their family and friends.

  • The 10 Best Hostels in Sandakan, Malaysia

Budget travelers know there's no better way to make the most of their trip than by staying at a hostel: Save money for exploring during the day, and swap stories with fellow backpackers in the shared kitchen or bar in the evening. Dorm-style bedrooms with shared bathrooms are standard hostel fare, but private rooms are also available for those willing to pay a little more.

Hotels That Guests Love in Sandakan
  • Exactly what it says on the tin. Fantastic value for money. Great location. Clean shared bathrooms. Brilliant staff. Just what a backpackers hostel should be like.

  • + amazing rooftop terrace with hammocks and cool view to the ocean + very beautiful view from common area where you can sit, work on your computer or just drink coffee and watch the sea, boats etc. very peaceful view. + you can easily book a trip to safari river from reception, the prices seem the same like everywhere else + just next to the hostel are a lot of very cheap restaurants, just next to the sea + new bikes free for use

  • Fantastic staff, great chill out areas, good sized room, very clean!! One of the best hostels I've stayed at!

  • The beds!! The comfiest bed I’ve had in four months of travelling! Great location right near the bus stop for the orangutan sanctuary and loads of cheap places to eat! There’s a kitchen to cook too if you really wanna keep costs down! Staff are also so so so helpful can’t thank them enough for all the information they gave us! They call you by your name every time they speak to you absolutely lovely!

  • Best hostel in Sabbah so far ❤ such wonderful, friendly, cheerful, warm hearted, lovely staff - they are amazing, they help you with absolutely everything, we were so grateful to be able to stay here❤ rooms are so clean and we just loved to chill on the terrace overviewing the harbour 🌴 thank you Sandakan Backpackers Hostel! We loved staying with you!!

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