Travelers are voting Sandakan Backpackers, Winho Lodge Sdn Bhd and Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat as the best of 10 hostels near Sandakan. There is 18 hostels near Kota Kinabalu a city just 135 km from Sandakan. The most popular of these is Summer Lodge near Kota Kinabalu. You can find 34 hostels in Sabah and 153 hostels in the country of Malaysia. Our members favorite in Sabah is Borneo Adventure Center and Hotel Holiday is the top pick in Malaysia. Want more? Check out our map of hostels near Sandakan.