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Sandakan

Sandakan is a bustling commercial town of 440,000 people that acts as the gateway to the eastern part of Sabah. It is however famous for being a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp during WWII and being the starting point for the infamous Sandakan death marches.

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Cheapest month April

Guest Reviews

Nipah Lodge

Nipah Lodge

It may take a while to get there and may be unknown to most taxi drivers but the remoteness is wonderful. The chalets are quaint and privately situated on stilts among the forest and mangroves. Unfortunately they have let the boardwalk go into disrepair, so there is nothing to do between visits to the Proboscis Centre. ... more

Overall
3
Sepilok Forest Edge Resort

Sepilok Forest Edge Resort

Sepilok Forest Edge resort is a great spot, out of town and close to some great atractions. The accomidation is simple and afforable. Its most indearing feature is the staff,they are friendly,helpful and are ready to chat about tours in there region, the weather and other atractions in other areas of Sabah. ... more

Overall
5
Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat

Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat

The description doesnt do this place justice, it is an absolute gem with fantstic accomodationa and the food is great. We would definatley stay here again if we we are in the area. The staff are so helpful and couldnt do enough for us. They provide a free shuttle bus to and from Sepilok Orang-utan center also with a free pickup from the bus stop. ... more

Overall
5

Sandakan Discussions

  • Borneo - tours from Sandakan
    I'm going to be in Sandakan for 5-6 days in April and would like some advice on tours, pre booking via the web they seem to be very expensive. Is it better to book on arrival? (I only have a few days so don't really want to waste time shopping around when I'm there) Particularly would like to visit ...

  • New Years Sandakan, Malaysia
    Hi All, Does anyone have any ideas of a good place to stay for new years in Sandakan? Also we plan to visit the orang-utan and proboscis monkey sanctuaries, turtle islands and caves etc around that time. Would it be cheaper to book an all in one tour or to book the separate parts individually? Any ...

  • Sandakan - Zamboanga immigration
    Hi. Based on my experience taking the ferry from Sandakan to Zamboanga, you wont be asked questions by the immigration on both sides. (I have taken ferry both ways). Anway, you already have a ticket out from Manila to Hongkong. If you take Alison ferry, it will take you about 23 hours ( you can ...

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Harbourside Backpackers
89 %

Harbourside Backpackers

1st Floor, Lot 43, Block HS-4 Harbour Square (Map) - Hostel
Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat
85 %

Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat

Mile 14 Jalan Labuk (Map) - Hostel
The dormitory is very comfortable with fan, nice beds, and deck with view overlooking the forest. Hammocks and the toilets/showers are conveniently located directly under the dorm.
Sea View Sandakan Budget & Backpackers Hotel
84 %

Sea View Sandakan Budget & Backpackers Hotel

Lot 126, Phase 1E, Block HS14 Harbor Square (Map) - Hostel
Sepilok Forest Edge Resort
83 %

Sepilok Forest Edge Resort

Jalan Rambutan, Sepilok Mile 14 (Map) - Hostel
The best location to get easy access to see the orangutans! Spacious and scenic setting. Amazing pool which is perfect for a dip to cool down in the burning sun.
Winho Lodge Sdn Bhd
82 %

Winho Lodge Sdn Bhd

Lot 8&9, Block 19, 1st & 2nd Floor, Second Avenue P O Box 178 (Map) - Hostel
Sandakan Backpackers
74 %

Sandakan Backpackers

Lot 108, Block SH-11 Sandakan Harbour Square (Map) - Hostel
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.
Nipah Lodge

Nipah Lodge

Nipah Lodge, Mile 19, Jalan Sps 3, Kg Sungai Tiram, SANDAKAN, Sabah (Map) - Hostel
It may take a while to get there and may be unknown to most taxi drivers but the remoteness is wonderful. The chalets are quaint and privately situated on stilts among the forest and mangroves.
Borneo Cove Hostel

Borneo Cove Hostel

Lot 2, Mile 1.5 Jalan Buli Sim-Sim (Map) - Hostel
Rose Guesthouse

Rose Guesthouse

3rd Avenue, Block 20 1st Floor conner, Lot 1A & B (Map) - Guesthouse
Sepilok Jungle Resort

Sepilok Jungle Resort

Km 22, Labuk Road P.O.Box 2082 (Map) - Hostel
Sukau Greenview B&B

Sukau Greenview B&B

Sukau Near Kinabatangan River - Guesthouse
Nature Lodge Kinabatangan

Nature Lodge Kinabatangan

Kampung Bilit Kinabatangan (Map) - Hostel