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Scuba Junkie Backpackers

PO BOX 458, lot 4546 Seafront semp, Semporna 91308, Malaysia
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked in to the dorm in scuba junkie dive lodge semporna. We got there around 4pm (2 hrs after check inn opened) we got shown to the dorm which still had someone else's bedding on. We advised the rude staff who said they would change them immediately. After waiting in the lobby for 30mins we went back to the... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Great and good service. Hotel also clean, nice staff, got bar & restaurant itself to chilll out at night if bored staying at the room. Also have internet or wifi connection at the lobby. I recommend this backpackers hotel to others and you will not regret.!

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10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Once you've arrived in semporna, go with scuba-junkie - they'll make your stay in this dirty smelly town more tolerable. The place is clean and cheap, has free WiFi, warm water showers and aircon-rooms and is near to everything you need (bar, supermarket, divecentre, jetty, restaurants). Only the staff could be a bit friendlier. The dormbed is 25 RM, a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Stayed here for one night while I waited to be able to fly after diving. So the staff weren't terribly interested in checking me in, and sort of assumed I'd find the right room myself. Room had bag storage off the floor. Bed had no sheets or pillow, and when I asked for them they said they would bring them... More

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Utila
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We stayed in Semporna at Scuba Junkies for a week while diving. We really enjoyed our stay; the hotel staff were so nice, we loved our huge room & of course the diving was wonderful with all the strange & wonderful critters we saw. The dive staff had such great enthusiasm for what they do. Edgar is so much fun!... More

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Liverpool
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20 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We stayed for one night at Scuba Junkies Semporna before our transfer the next day. Semporna is not a great place and I would not like to stay here longer it was smelly and dirty. The 'hotel' was very basic, but we did manage a decent nights sleep on a clean bed in a clean room. The hotel was 'rough... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We had to stay one night on our way out and decided to stay here. We were lucky that the family room was available. Good sized room for 3 people can sleep a 4th if you bring in a mattress or push the couches together. The place was spotless, a/c, hot water and Wi-Fi. Close to restaurants and the main... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

We just stay a couple of hours there and stayed at the VPI room. It was a big room but was very dirty with a lot of dead bugs in the floor and some alive in the walls. The only 3 good things about this room was the clean sheets, the fact that stays near the jetty that took us... More

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We stayed the night here before heading out to Mabul (and again on our return from Mabul). We had a double ensuite room both times. The price was okay - about £14 per night if you're diving, but I certainly wouldn't stay here if we didn't get the discounted diver rate. The bed was awful - so bad that it... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

The scuba junkies backpackers is distinctly average, but an ok place to spend the night before heading out to the islands. I stayed in a dorm room- sheets were clean, and the AC just about worked. This place is functional but that's about it...

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Address: PO BOX 458, lot 4546 Seafront semp, Semporna 91308, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Semporna
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Ranked #5 of 9 Specialty lodging in Semporna

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