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The hotel itself is average, I'm not going to lie! However - we stayed here for 2 nights whilst we dived in Mabul and the location for diving is PERFECT. If you can't stay on Mabul island, you need to stay here. The Scuba Junkie office is right opposite the hotel and the jetty to go to Mabul, 30 seconds... More 

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Thank Ben N
London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The lodge is directly opposite the Scuba Junkie offices, and right by the jetty so cannot be missed. There's a supermarket down the road and a cafe next door - apparently the only one in Semporna that does western food (the pizzas were okay, pasta wasn't so good, banana milkshake was excellent). The hostel itself was okay. We stayed for... More 

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Thank Faithalicious_x
Derby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed a night here as the only place to stay in semporna that got back to me with available accommodation. Pros : opposite scuba junkies office which is the company we used for the next 3 days to dive with on mabul, comfortable bed (only a mix dorm bed available) and good air con and they did respond to my... More 

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Thank rachael W
Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

We just stayed here 1 night, before heading to Mabul. I had a private room with an ensuite. It was basic but clean and had everything I needed (except a towel, which you can get from reception if you put down a deposit). The room was dirt cheap, so for the price I thought it was great. Good breakfast at... More 

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Thank Maile83
Veracruz, Mexico
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34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I stayed 2 nights in this hostel, one before going to Mabul (private room) and one night afterwards (dorm). private room: really nothing special. dorm: too cramped. small room downstairs to socialize. I was really not impressed.

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Thank Chivis R
Oakland, California
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Positive: Clean bed (bed only), nice staff, and easy Tawau airport pickup/drop-off available via SJ. Close to docks and has an ok restaurant next door. Negative: Moldy bathrooms and shower that smell of urinal cakes and are very unclean, no places to hang things in the shower, open drains, unreliable hot water, very weak shower pressure, smell of moth balls... More 

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Thank Rebecca K
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We stayed twice: before and after our 4 day trip to Mabul island. The first night was in a private room with a shared bathroom. There was only one toilet for the entire floor (another had an out of order sign that had clearly been up for a while), and that toilet also had a shower in it, so everything... More 

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Thank worldtraveler604
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Date of stay : 22 April - 29 April 2016 Atrraction : Regata Lepa 2016 Travel as : Single traveller Stay in : Standard room = MYR 75 with shared bathroom 2nd time stay here, as first time was on April 2014 and stay in the dorm. If you come with your parntner, no hassle to stay in the standard... More 

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Thank mdrashidrahiam
Switzerland
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Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

This backpackers is pretty nice. It's really quite and most of the guest are here for diving. That means. Everybody is getting up quite early. The price if you dive are alright. 25RM per night for the dorm of 75RM for a private room with share bathroom. The common area is not big but alright and it's the only place... More 

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Thank Julien S
Taipei, Taiwan
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37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Friendly staff and clean rooms. Picked the ensuite room and the bed was huge. Location is right across the street from many scuba offices which is convenient if transferring to Mabul the next day as we were. Had to give a RM10 deposit for a towel which I thought was a bit strange but I guess they have problems with... More 

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Address: Scuba Junkie Backpackers PO BOX 458, lot 4546 Seafront semp, Semporna 91308, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Semporna
Number of rooms: 21
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“Maybe opt to stay in a private room if you have to be here for a night.”
 of 5 bubbles rkeller86, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Stay in octopus room”
 of 5 bubbles mdrashidrahiam, 1 May 2016 | Read review
“Do not stay here - noisy and unclean.”
 of 5 bubbles leamcquillan, 23 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Just avoid this place if possible. Not worth the bed bug bites you will have to deal with afterwards.”
 of 5 bubbles luismN4502XE, 5 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Private ensuite was just fine.”
 of 5 bubbles EJMV84, 9 Dec 2014 | Read review
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