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Scuba Junkie Backpackers

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PO BOX 458, lot 4546 Seafront semp, Semporna 91308, Malaysia
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars NEW

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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Hong Kong, China
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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4 hotel reviews
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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

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 (Bangalore), India
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We had a double room with ensuite bathroom. The room was pretty basic, not spacious but clean and suited out needs well. We just spent one night there before heading out to mabul the next morning. It's not a place I'd like to stay much longer - but that's not mainly because of the hostel but Semporna itself. Semporna is... More 

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Address: PO BOX 458, lot 4546 Seafront semp, Semporna 91308, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Semporna
Number of rooms: 21

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