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Scuba Junkie Backpackers

PO BOX 458, lot 4546 Seafront semp, Semporna 91308, Malaysia
Scuba Junkie Backpackers
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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... More 

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L'Escala, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 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... More 

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Kluang, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 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 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

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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