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Sandakan, Malaysia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's just opposite to scuba junkie diving centre thus very convenient, easy bookings, paying and changes of bookings, staff is friendly there, especially Ian & Fadley, ...with restaurant rights next door where u still can use the lodge WiFi,.. I would stay there again

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Gdynia, Poland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located just a few steps from Scuba Junkie diveshop and the dock so it's perfect for those who dive around Semporna or take a boat to the islands. Our room (en-suite with AC and private bathroom) was very small and basic but clean and quiet. The rates are reasonable if you dive with them too. It would be an ideal...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Our room was very spacious and the bed comfortable. However, the bathroom was not in great shape: did not look clean, grout missing in a lot of places, leaky sink. Our room fronted onto the street, so we could hear all the noise going on in the street; there is a lot of traffic going on at all hours, so...

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Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

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...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 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...

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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2016

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...

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Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 3 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...

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Veracruz, Mexico
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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Oakland, California
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...

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Indiana
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...

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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
Also Known As:
Scuba Junkie Backpackers Semporna, Sabah
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“Stay away from the street side”
 of 5 bubbles peruvisitor, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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