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Sandakan Backpackers

Sandakan Backpackers

Lot 108, Block SH-11 Sandakan Harbour Square, Sandakan, Malaysia Map Send to a friend
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Sandakan Backpackers

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About Sandakan Backpackers

Centrally located in the heart of Sandakan town, this building is right at the Waterfront at Harbour Square complimented with trendy bars and bistro nearby. You will be strategically and conveniently located in close proximity to the best amenities and services the city can offer.

With a unique Borneo touch on atmosphere, eleven air-conditioned rooms from cozy dormitories to private double breath-taking sea view rooms with attached shower.

Being small, we thrive to provide you with the best budget, clean accommodation option within the city so that you will be comfortably taken care of at Sandakan Backpacker, which doubles up as your launch pad to the treasures and beauty of Sabah, Borneo.

Come and share your adventure and travelling experience with us and all the backpackers around the world!

Experience your pleasant stay at Sandakan Backpacker, a place to meet, share and have fun - a traveller's choice!!

Facilities:

Rooms:

1 Large dormitory (air-conditioned and fan) (6 Beds)

4 Medium dormitory (air-conditioned) (3-4 Beds)

4 Double (air-conditioned)

1 Double (fan)

1 Single (fan)

Shared facilities:

Free WI-FI Accessibility

Free flow of filtered drinking water

Free bed linen

Free towel

Free Luggage Storage

Budget Tours and Information Counter

Laundry service

Cosy lounge area with wide selection of reading material, TV and ASTRO (Satellite TV)

DVD player with inhouse DVD selection

Open-air roof Garden Deck

Common bathroom

Self-catering pantry

Pool table

Tours:

Day trips:

Sepilok Orang-utan + Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary + Rainforest Discovery Center+ Water Village + Lunch

Kinabatangan River Cruise + Gomantong Cave + Lunch

Sepilok Orangutan + lunch+ Rainforest Discovery Center

River & Sea cruise @Semawang Water Village+Fireflies night walk+Return transfer + Dinner

Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary

+ Jungle Trekking + Return Shuttle Transfer

Kinabatangan Sukau River cruise + Gomantong Cave + Dinner

Sepilok Orangutan + Gomantong Cave + Kinabatangan Sukau River cruise + Lunch

1 night @ Nipah Lodge + Jungle trekking+ fireflies night walk + Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary (4 feeding) / CHALET@ RM280nett per person *minimum 2 pax

Overnight trips:

1) Kinabatangan River cruise + Sukau Jungle trekking Experience Borneo Wildlife Jungle!

2D/2N KINABATANGAN SUKAU SAFARI

Day 1

Sandakan/GomantongCave / Sukau

At 0815hours, pick up from Sandakan Hotel to Gomantong Cave by road.

Explore the biggest bird's nest caves in Sabah, home to approximately 27species of bat, totaling around 2 million individuals. Walked the wooden walkway through the forest for about 10 minutes to the vast cave opening

in the limestone rock face. On the trail to the cave, sometimes you can

see wild orangutan Continue journey to Sukau by the Kinabatangan River and check-in to Sukau Lodge. Lunch in a restaurant with the river view and breeze that relaxes you.

At 1530hrs, river cruise to experience wildlife at Kinabatangan river with your knowledgeable guide making it interesting.

Curious Proboscis monkeys gather by the river bank, Pied Hornbills drifted overhead and swifts darted across the skies catching insects and a good chance to see number of bird's species and other wildlife until nightfall.

Dinner then proceed to slide show. Overnight at Sukau Lodge with spacious private twin room with attached bathroom. If weather permits, a night-walk to the jungle is a whole new experience.

Day 2

Ox Bow Lake / Nature Trail

Breakfast at 0630hrs. Proceed to Ox bow Lake by taking another boat trip, the lakes are abode of fresh water fish, otters and sometimes wild elephant may be sighted. Trek in the riverine rainforest and return to the lodge for lunch. To see and experience more of the wildlife, you can follow our nature trails. Dinner at the restaurant, meeting and sharing experience with other wildlife and nature lovers or just simply relax with you love ones, family or friends.

Night cruise is optional and can be arrange at the lodge upon request.

Day 3

Sukau / Sandakan

After breakfast at 0630hrs and check out. Return to Sandakan & transfer to airport or Sandakan by 1000hrs

Includes: Return pick-up transfers, 2 overnight at Private twin A/C, 2 lunch/ 2 Dinner/ 2 Breakfast, License guide, River cruise and night walk

if weather permits.

2D/2N Sandakan/Gomantong Cave/ Sukau

RM580 per pax (AC room / Private Twin attached bathroom)

1D/1N Sandakan/ Gomantong Cave / Sukau

RM390 per pax (AC room / Private Twin attached bathroom)

Check out time for 1D/1N Gomantong Cave and Sukau 0700hrs. Return to

Sandakan & tranSfer to airport or Sandakan by 1000hrs.

(Minus RM30 should you not want Gomantong Cave)

2)Turtle Island Package (Selingan)@ from RM500 per person (advance booking)

return boat transfer , jetty - turtle island - jetty

lunch, dinner, breakfast

one night accommodation at turtle island

Homestay @ Kinabatangan Sukau, Sandakan

Lankayan Island Resort 3D/2N, Chalet@RM1496

Kapalai Resort 3D/2N @ RM1520

Sipadan and Mabul Island Diving package from RM350

Dive Sibuan and Sebangkat island + accommodation+ meals+ more than 7 dives at RM350

PADI Dive Package at Lankayan, Kapalai or Mabul available

PADI Diving Courses:

Open water Diver 3D/2N RM980

Advanced Diver 3D/2N @ RM950nett

(include manual book/equipment, accommodation, meals)

Cave or cavern Diving Expeditions (Turtle Tomb) available @ Sipadan Island

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Highlights

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • 24 Hour Check-In
  • Airport Transfers
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Linen Included

Important Information

The building is quite new which is seaview right at the waterfront.

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Great 84%

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Was more comfortable than I'd expected for a small-town backpackers lodge. Cleans sheets and pillow, fresh paint on some walls, good air-con, plenty of clean toilets and heated showers. Breakfast is only a hot drink and toast.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Yes this place is right downtown at the waterfront and my room looked straight into the sea!
I recommend it.

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
3
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Great place - totally surpassed my expectations. Friendly staff always happy to help with anything, lovely location by the sea and very clean, if you're in Sandakan go here!

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

The location was great. It's a 2-minute walk to the bus station and close to a hotel pick-up for tours. It also has a great view of the sea from the communal area. It was quiet during our stay, mostly because there were only 5 people checked in due to Hari Raya holiday closure. The staff was helpful in arranging the river cruise tour for us. There were unresponsive to my email requests a few weeks beforehand about a dive trip. Ends up we couldn't do it because of a monopoly on the dive trip islands near Sandakan will not allow or an overnight or a day trip tour for diving (shame on them). Bedrooms were clean (aircon was a bit weak) and the shared bathrooms were okay. We drove to Sandakan from KK and were able to park on the street out front. It is located on a quiet street. An alarm woke us at 4am, but it was the pharmacy next door and as such it sounded like the end of the world was at hand (for 5 minutes). All trips are displayed at reception and if you don't want to plan a tour yourselves by public transport, they are recommended (patience may be required with the tour operator logistics unit). We would stay there again if we go back to Sandakan.

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
5
Facilities
4
Service
5

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Hotel Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • Breakfast Included
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included

general

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Laundry Facilities

communications

  • Fax Service

sport& leisure

  • Cable TV

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