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PO BOX 458, lot 4546 Seafront semp, Semporna 91308, Malaysia
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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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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17 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

First of all.. Semporna is not a very nice town and somehow this makes the Scuba Junkie Backpackers into a not so nice place aswell. We paid 70RM a night for a twin room with A/C and shared bathroom. The beds and sheets were clean, the room quite big. The bathrooms weren't very nice, smelled a bit, but if you're... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

If it wasn't for the older woman this would have been an unmitigated disaster. My friend and I were obviously an unwelcome distraction for the young guy on his mobile at the front counter. He wasn't interested in checking us in, giving us the room we had booked or letting us know where facilities were. Forget a welcome. The older... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

So the staffs are the BEST, but thats probably because I speak fluent malay! The aunty there actually got me tickets with the local fare to KK from RM75 to RM60, helped me carry my bags to the bus stop and send me off! Slept in the dorm, beds were fine, but air cond was HORRIBLE- best toilet is the... More

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Poortugaal, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Stayed there for one night in the most expensive room to get to Mabul the next day. What a dump! It was awfull! The bathroom was absolutely disgusting, the aircon almost didn't work and the staf didn't even response at our feedback. Semporna is horrible also. Take another hotel if you go diving with Scuba junkie

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

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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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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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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27 hotel reviews
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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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Address: PO BOX 458, lot 4546 Seafront semp, Semporna 91308, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Semporna

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