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Borneo Global Sipadan Backpackers (Semporna)

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Jalan Causeway | Bangunan SeaFest, Ground, 1st & 2nd Floor, Semporna 91308, Malaysia
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Kuching, Malaysia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
49 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I stayed here 1 night before I went to the island. I stayed in the 8beds dorm room. But the hostel is far the center of Sempoerna and all the restaurant. You need to walk for 10 minutes ofr that not like all other hostel. At night, the road is quite dark. Better stay at the town area with the... More

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Madrid, Spain
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113 reviews 113 reviews
84 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We didn't stay in their hostel (for the same price, you'll find better places in Semporna). However, we have to be very grateful to Borneo Clobal Divers, as they organized for us a one-day diving trip to Sipadan. They seemed to be the only ones to have permits for Sipadan diving in the short term. The equipment was worn-out, but... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We chose this place as it was recommended by my friend's brother. We did not encounter bed bugs or something like that so it was still considerably a pleasant stay. The room however do really need maintenance, most things are already too old and broken. So if you have better budget for accommodation, you could opt for others within the... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Cheap accommodation with a semi hot shower, AC, fast WIFI and breakfast included. My bed in the dorm felt apart, the light in the bathroom was broken, under renovation signs are hanging everywhere, in the common area you ll find 4 chairs, what is extremely unpractical for having breakfast or for relaxing with more than 4 persons at the same... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Well, thats lightheaded underjudgement. We've been travelling through southeastasia, but this still is the most vile place we've been to. First if all, the "under renovation" sign seems to be there forever now, and seems to be the excuse for doing nothing at all. We slept in the dorm, and we are well aware that you might not have the... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We booked a family room for 5 people, which was at the top floor of a 3-storey building. Do note that there are no elevators. It was an en-suite, towels, soap and shampoo were provided, and the room was air-conditioned. The sponge mattresses was sagging in the middle, all the towels were stained, and the door latch was broken. There... More

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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We stayed here for one night in a private room. First we had a room with a broken toilet, so we went to another room. The beds are ok but anything feels a bit grubby. Large pieces of the carpet were missing probably because of sliding the beds for cleaning.. I layed down carefully on the bed cause otherwise the... More

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Hong Kong, China
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The room a bit expensive for 3 cost around US$45, facilities is old and the air conditioner is not working good. we stayed only 1 night for transit, we won't expect too much as we don't have choice here for us to take boast shuttle at the pier of Semporna to Mabul resort by 9 am on next day morning.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I did not stay at this hostel so I cannot speak of the accommodation but I did dive with them since they were the only operator to have last minute permits to Sipadan. Sipadan itself is gorgeous. Great visibility and plenty to see. But book in advance because you may get stuck with these guys. Our divemaster seemed less than... More

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12 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

To begin with: I had a one day dive at Sipadan with Borneo Global Backpackers and the trip was perfectly organised - fantastic experience! Thus, if you want to DIVE with them - GO AHEAD! But: The accommodation was in very poor condition! At least the dorm room in which I had to stay as part of the package was... More

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Address: Jalan Causeway | Bangunan SeaFest, Ground, 1st & 2nd Floor, Semporna 91308, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Semporna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Borneo Global Sipadan Backpackers (Semporna) 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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