All Hostels in Sandakan

Welcome to your detailed guide for Sandakan hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Sandakan, Malaisie. Compare prices for Sandakan hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.

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Sandakan Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Sandakan, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Party hostels in Sandakan

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Most Sandakan hostels are located in

Sandakan Harbour Square, Sepilok

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Hostels in Sandakan for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Sandakan for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Sandakan? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Sandakan alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Sandakan. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

Get to know Sandakan (no more "I wish I knew this before")

We wrote a complete guide about backpacking Sandakan here. This guide is only available in English. Please click the link to read our handwritten guide.

Other Nearby Cities
Sepilok Sepilok (16 Km / 10 mi.)
Lahad Datu Lahad Datu (93 Km / 58 mi.)
Ranau Ranau (161 Km / 100 mi.)
Semporna Semporna (161 Km / 100 mi.)
Kinabalu Park Kinabalu Park (175 Km / 109 mi.)
Mabul Island Mabul Island (186 Km / 116 mi.)

FAQ about Sandakan Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Sandakan. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Sandakan. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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FAQ about Sandakan Hostels

A hostel in Sandakan costs on average $8 for a dorm. A hostel in Sandakan with private rooms costs on average $39. shows all 9 Hostels in Sandakan. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 9 hostels in Sandakan, Malaisie.

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    Travel Tips for Sandakan - from the Community

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    Your Packing List for Sandakan

    Hostel? Check! Now le0t's have at your hostel packing list for Sandakan and Malaisie.

    You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

    1. Padlock
    2. Earplugs
    3. Sleeping Mask
    4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
    5. Head Lamp

    These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

    Get your full Packing List here

    Your Packing List for Sandakan