Sandakan Backpackers
Lot 108, Block SH-11, Sandakan, Malaysia

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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!!

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

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!

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




One minute walk from Labuk Bus Station (local bus station) and buses to Sepilok Orang utan rehabilitation centre. We are in between Swiss Inn Hotel and Guardian Shop.