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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Melbourne
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Bern
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights whilst diving at Mabul, then moved to the Mabul beach resort, and then came back for a 4th night before heading on from Semporna. The rooms are clean and basic but have air con which is a plus. It costs around 70 ringgit for a rivate room which is about average I think. It's... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Being one of the busiest dive resorts, the atmosphere is certainly the best and food is great. If you're diving with them you cant really argue at 25MR a night. The beds are clean (sheets given to you on arrival) and smelling fresh, but showers arent great. Staff are really lovely and happy to help with any travel plans.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

There seems to be a lot of negativity about this place, so I was a bit hesitant about having to stay 2 nights here before our trip to Mabul. However we were incredibly surprised and pleased with our resultant stay. The room was great, it was really spacious, the bed was comfortable and the shower was very decent if small.... More 

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New York
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23 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I only stayed one night, in a simple, clean, large a/c room that was quite decent for the price (Scuba Junkie adjusted rate - the "list" price would have been ridiculous). The next morning (around 7am) both showers on my floor didn't work, the toilets didn't flush and someone had puked into one sink. Obviously Scuba Junkie doesn't control the... 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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