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Kluang, Malaysia
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200 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2015 via mobile

Pricey compare to hotels in Tawau. Got mosquitoes. Basic. located in hotels and supermarket area. Near jetty. It,s bar is next door only.It seems westerners like it. The market only 100m away where you could buy fruits and tidbits

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2015

There are so many better places in Semporna to stay at. This place was noisy and so small. The staff were quite rude and really did not give a damn about us. I would really recommend Best Bunk Beds - great location and so clean. Do yourself a favour and stay anywhere but here.

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1 Thank leamcquillan
Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2015

I came to this hostel after spending a few days in its sister hotel in Mabul. I was hoping for more less the same quality but sadly thats not the case. I stayed in a private room with my girlfriend and as soon as we got it it stank of insect repellant. We thought that given the high number of... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

Basic budget accommodation for divers. Dorm slept 10. Double or twin rooms available. All rooms are air conditioned. Shared Bathrooms & basins outside at the end of the corridor. Hot water (but low pressure) shower available. Bed are clean & comfy. Value for money. Nearest to SJ dive shop & jetty. But if you want more privacy, this is not... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 18 December 2014

The room was clean, the price was ok. We had a quiet room on the backyard side. It on the street. Many possibilities to eat around the hotel. Just the wifi is not really good, better in the bar next door.

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014

Spend 1 night on our way to Mabul and 1 night on our way to Tawau airport. Stayed in a private en suite room. Bed was good, aircon was working, bathroom basic but with all facilities working incl warm water. Towels can be provided, just ask! No safe in the room. This backpackers is right across the dive shop and... More 

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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 December 2014 via mobile

I stayed here instead of the resort in Mabul to save money. It is fairly clean. Beds are comfortable. There is a cheap Indian restaurant right next to the hostel, so if you want to save some money this is the place to stay. Close to the dive shop. If you go to Mabul to dive the boat takes about... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a dorm which had 3 double decker beds...the room & the bathroom are tidy & clean. The staff very friendly, charming & helpful. Strategic location-near to pharmacy, multiple choices of restaurant, hypermarket @ giant & close to the jetty.

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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2014

The place is opp to Scuba Junkie Office. The people are very friendly and the charges for the dorm is very nominal. if your are going diving with scuba junkie you get good discount also. Very tidy and clean. Bathrooms are little old and is just ok. but keeping in mind the charges of the dorm the bathrooms are just... More 

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Melbourne
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33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014 via mobile

Stayed here because we were diving with Scuba Junkie. Big plus is that it is right next door to the shop, so no need to wander around further if diving is your main activity. Accomm was ok, but nothing special. Wifi didn't reach our room (have to head closer to reception). Shared bathroom was ok but quite old and the... More 

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Additional Information about Scuba Junkie Backpackers

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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