Best Places for Backpackers in Sandakan, Malaysia.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Sandakan, Malaysia.

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Top 8 hostels in Sandakan, Malaysia.

These are the 8 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Sandakan, Malaysia.

1
Nature Lodge Kinabatangan

95 /100

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Nature Lodge Kinabatangan

One of the most existing places in South East Asia to watch wildlife and its not in the zoo! Nature Lodge Kinabatangan (NLK) is located within Kampung Bilit, a village along Kinabatangan river and takes its name from the white trunked-kabilit trees found in the nearby forest. We are easily access...
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2
Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat

90 /100

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Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat

Paganakan Dii means The Family in indigenous Kadazan-Dusun tongue and the retreat is conceived to welcome guests in familial hospitality. Designed in a contemporary interpretation of traditional stilts houses, it seeks to become the gateway to an unforgettable discovery of Sabahs rainforest; its fl...
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3
Nature Lodge Sepilok

89 /100

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Nature Lodge Sepilok

Located in Sepilok, just before the junction to Rainforest Discovery Center, the Lodge is located 1.5KM from the roundabout at the main road, 800m to Rainforest Discovery Center and 1.2KM to Sepilok orang Utan center. Nature Lodge Sepilok offers 2 room options - dormitory and chalet type to suit...
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4
Sandakan Backpackers Hostel

88 /100

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Sandakan Backpackers Hostel

Sandakan Backpackers Hostel is close to restaurants and dining, great views (Sea View), and art and culture. You will love our place because of the views, the location, and the people. This place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, and families (with kids). Being small, we...
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Oceanus Backpackers Hostel

86 /100

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Oceanus Backpackers Hostel

Oceanus Backpackers Hostel provide you experience staying beside the sea. Suitable for back packers. Living room's windows are facing the sea. Sea breeze into entire unit. Wonderful sunset everyday across sea level. The unit is right at heart of Sandakan CPD town city center. Tour packages c...
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Harbourside Backpackers

84 /100

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Harbourside Backpackers

Ideally loacated in Harbour Square in the heart of Sandakan town centre. Only five minutes walk from Central bus station & eight minutes walk from Mini bus station. Close to central market, bank, restaurant, cafe, shopping mall & supermarket. We provide clean, comfortable & secure accommodation...
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7
Sepilok Jungle Resort

81 /100

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Sepilok Jungle Resort

The Sepilok Jungle Resort, enclosed inside a tropical virgin rainforest, adjacent to the world famous Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary, Sandakan, will take you back in time when humans were closer to nature. It is set amidst beautiful landscape gardens and thousands of acres of tropical rainforest. The...
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8
Sukau Backpackers Bed & Breakfast

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Sukau Backpackers Bed & Breakfast

Sukau Backpackers B&B was established in 2011. It is located at Sukau village near Kinabatangan River which takes 2 hours drive from Sandakan town. The location make it convenient for tourist to join the river cruise tours on Kinabatangan River. Sukau Backpackers Bed & Breakfast offers multiple c...
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