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Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

While the standard of the acommodation was quite poor (dirty, run down showers, only one working for the whole upper floor) the staff made up for it. The receptionist knew out names and personally walked us to the bus station and got us a cheaper ticket. In terms of diving with scuba junkie - it was amazing! The instructors were...

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Aland Island, Finland
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed there before and after our stay on mabul, the place is located close to the harbour and the restaurants. Ok rooms with AC to a affordable price. The Pizzas from their restaurant next to the hotel is fantastic!

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Reviewed 14 February 2016

Accomodation I arrived at Scuba Junkie Dive Lodge in Semporna after 5 days spent in Scuba Junkie Mabul Beach Resort. Customers must know that they are two different type of accommodation and not at the same place at all. Scuba Junkie Dive Lodge is located in Semporna, 1 hour away from Mabul Island (which you can reach with a ferry)....

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 13 December 2015

We stayed here three nights before we went to Mabul Island and after. The hostel is basic, but totally fine. We had a private room, which was clean as well as the bathroom. The place maybe lacks a bit of atmosphere, but the staff was very nice. We had been a bit worried after reading the comments here but there...

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Like most travellers, we stayed at the SJ Backpackers Semporna prior to our stay at the SJ Mabul Beach Resort. I've stayed in plenty of grimy hostels with bad service, but this one was up there. When we arrived, I stood at the front desk while two employees sat on the ground behind the desk on their phones. I was...

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Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Arrived at 5am after 10hours bus ride but the reception was not open until around 630am. Went for sunrise instead. Dorm room is basic but comfortable. with ac. no power outlets for 6pax. wifi in the room is ok. (heard it's not so good in private rooms) Shower rooms are ok. there's RM10 deposit lockers for your valuables. Power outlets...

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Thank Wei Jian L
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Room good, wifi good, aircon worked well.Nice and clean. Staff on desk very nice. Will get laundry done for you and book tickets for the buses to Sandakan, KK etc. Please use these people to book your bus tickets NOT the pizza restaurant next door. The pizza restaurant, although doing delicious pizzas sell only Dyanar bus tickets and they are...

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Thank Mezabel
Reviewed 6 April 2015

We stayed here as part of a package with Scuba Junkie. Room ok but smelt a bit old. It had air con which was a plus as it was so hot outside. Hot and cold shower but not much pressure. Wifi reached the room which was also a plus

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 28 March 2015 via mobile

The beds in the 6 person dorm were clean, at least. Most of the outlets don't work, and the wifi isn't great. The bathrooms are kind of gross. But it's a safe place to stay in Semporna, which isn't exactly a nice town... Staff is mostly friendly. Lockers are outside the room and right next to the street so make...

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L'Escala, Spain
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Just in front of scuba junkie office. We stopped here twice before and after scuba diving. Sempurna in general is over priced because it is the gateway to Mabul and Sipadan. The town itself has nothing to offer. Because we were diving with them we paid 75MYR for a private room with shared bathroom. If you are not diving with...

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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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“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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