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This superclean, welcoming hostel boasts warm orange walls, air-con in every room and a lobby with a flat-screen TV. It also serves up a decent, complimentary breakfast (eggs). There are six rooms and two well-sized dorms (though some rooms lack windows). It has a relaxed vibe and helpful staff who are also qualified guides and run a number of tours.
Located in Sandakan Harbour Square, Borneo Sandakan Backpackers features air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. Offering a 24-hour reception, the hostel serves a simple breakfast daily. Borneo Sandakan Backpackers is a 5-minute walk to Sandakan Harbour Square Mall. Sandakan Memorial Park and Sandakan Airport are both a 20-minute drive away. It takes 1-hour by bus to travel to Sepilok and the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. Guests have access to shared bathroom and shared toilet facilities which offer a 24-hour hot shower. Hairdryers and international power adapters are available on request. The hostel offers luggage storage facilities and a tour desk. Available in the hostel’s common areas are a basic kitchen and a flat-screen satellite TV for guests to watch. Airport shuttle services can be arranged on request and charges apply.
Please note that extra beds come in the form of a mattress and extra charges apply (refer to Policies). A tourist tax of RM 10 per room per night is applied to all foreign guests. This tax is not included in the room rate and must be paid upon check-in. Guests with a valid Malaysian Identity Card or valid permanent residents MY PR Card are exempted.