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Borneo Global Sipadan Backpackers (Semporna)

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
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Cebu Island, Philippines
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was at first hesitant booking my accomodations and trips with BGS, but then I decided to since I have 9 days of free before my dive starts with Scuba Junkie. I said why not? Norhaida, whom I've met thru fb only is very friendly and accomodating. She arrange everything for me, from airport pick-up/drop-off Tawau at a friendly price....

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Reviewed 8 March 2017

I am extremely grateful for the most friendly service I got during my stay at the Borneo Global Sipadan Backpackers. I came here to do my advanced padi course but in the end I ended up doing far more dives as there were so many beautiful dive spots. The dive gear was of good quality and I can happily say...

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Darwin
Reviewed 11 February 2017

If your here for the diving, and I don't really know why else you would be, this is a fantastic place to stay and an extremely professional diving company linked to it as well. You cant go wrong for the price and Harda and the staff are very experienced with local knowledge. You will not find better value or friendlier...

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Los Banos, Philippines
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I and my best friend stayed here in a private room for a night. The room was clean and comfortable. We were able to serve ourselves some light breakfast in the morning. I especially love that we have Haidah as our receptionist. I'm thankful that she was able to organize for us a more affordable four-island day trip compared to...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We stayed at Borneo Global Sipadan Backpackers for 4 days in a shared mix dorm! The location is far from the center of town, so it actually feels a bit quieter and with the 24 hour reception, you feel safe too. Overall, the room and the lobby area was clean. Breakfast was simple with toast and jam with free coffee...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I don;t know why else people would go to Semporna if not to dive, and if you're a diver, as everyone in this hostel was, this is a great place to help. The staff is extremely kind and helpful, with a smile at all times. The breakfast is included, but like in most places in Malaysia, it's toast and instant...

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 4 days while scuba diving! Excellent location and price. Very clean. I especially want to compliment Norhaida, who worked at the desk! She was so welcoming and she felt like a mom to me. She works very hard and makes this place feel like home! Can't wait to visit again!

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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

dormitory was clean and all the staff very friendly. for sure im coming back to stay and take a package including sipadan island because the prices cheap and worth.maybe next time im coming with my friend. thanks guys

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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I never give out poor rating but the fact that the hostel ignored my complaint really shocked me. The accommodation is fine. I stayed two nites in a dormitory room wid three bunk beds. It's mixed gender so will have guys stay in the room. Simple breakfast wid toasted bread+jam+tea bagS. Wifi can only be connected in the lobby. Hot...

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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Clean, quiet, nice and kind and helpful staff, bathroom in dorm with shower and hot water, basic breakfast included, efficient laundry service at affordable price. I don't think anybody can expect a better deal than this... fully satisfied!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
BORNEO GLOBAL BACKPACKERS SIPADAN & DIVE CENTRE The nearest airport to Semporna is Tawau Airport. Semporna is the gateway to the many islands, over 30 of them. The most famous diving destinations in the area are are Sipadan, Mabul and Mataking islands. Accommodation / Diving Centre ---------------------------- - 4 dorm rooms with 6/8 beds and lockers, a/c and toilet with hot shower. RM 29 per bed in dorm room. - 3 Private rooms with 1 double bed and 1 single bed, a/c and toilet with hot shower. RM 99 per private room. - 2 Family rooms with 1 double bed and 3 single beds, a/c and toilet with hot shower. RM 129 per family room. All beds are provided with pillow, linen and blanket. All rooms are air-conditioned with en-suite bathrooms equipped with hot & cold pressure water heater. Our backpackers place is in a quiet area of Semporna. Our Dive Centre is superbly located in front of the jetty to all Islands. We offer daily diving and snorkeling trips to Sipadan, Mabul, Kapalai, Mataking, Timba Timba, Pom Pom and Sibuan Timbun Mata, Bohey Dulang, Mantabuan (Tun Sakaran Marine Park) so we can explore together the amazing macro and stunning pelagic underwater marine life. We can guarantee Sipadan permits, if you are flexible on your dates or if you book in advance. We provide 24 hours reception service with no curfew and lockout. We also offer a simple and light breakfast from 6:30 am to 10 am every day to all our guests. There is free wifi, water, coffee and tea on the ground-floor where we have a lounge area with Astro tv so you can relax as much as you need to. Borneo Global Backpackers Sipadan is located in Semporna, situated in the east coast of Sabah, Malaysia on the island of Borneo. We are within walking distance to the bus terminal, banks, seafood restaurants and shops. Come as a guest, leave as a friend. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Borneo Global Sipadan Backpackers (Semporna)

Address: Jalan Causeway | Bangunan SeaFest, Ground, 1st & 2nd Floor, Semporna 91308, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Semporna
Price Range: $29 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Borneo Global Sipadan Backpackers (Semporna) 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Best restaurant in town across the way..”
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“Look for Haidah especially if you're Filipino.”
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“Dorms are 29 per night which is pretty good.”
Rchavosh, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 5 has the best facilities, though the bathroom in room 3 is the biggest”
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