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PO Box 458, Block B, Lot 36 | Semporna Seafront, Semporna 91308, Malaysia
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    4 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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This backpacker's in Semporna is not grand but is very serviceable and good value for money. The stairs are a long climb at the end of a day spent wandering other airports but the staff are great, the room big, the air conditining and hot water works and the wifi is quick, free and reliable. Not the place for an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I had never been diving before but had always been interested in learning! My boyfriend and I had planned on travelling South East Asia for a couple of weeks before he went to China.. So I saw that as the perfect opportunity to go and learn how to dive! I travelled alone to Semporna, but i got in touch with... More

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Olot, Spain
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The backpackers place is clean and very well located if you are gonna dive with the same comapany. Not as fancy as the Mabul Resort, of course, but still decent and nice for a backpackers. We stayed three nights and was ok. The experience with Scuba Junkie depends mostly in who is your instructor. We did two snorkeling trips with... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We stayed at the lodge next to the dive shop before heading out for 2 nights on Mabul. Well we regretted it so much because we got no sleep and this ruined the first two days diving at Mabul as we tried to recover. It was an endurance to get through the diving rather than being a relaxing pleasurable experience.... More

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Denver, Colorado
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143 reviews 143 reviews
44 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The photos posted are of their Mabul resort - an entirely different island (and different Trip Advisor page)!!! This review is for the backpacker accommodation on Semporna (the mainland if you will). An adequate place to stay if you just want to dive. If you are with someone who doesn't dive, splurge for the Mabul location. Rooms are basic no... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

We did three fun dives with Scuba Junkie at Mataking Island and had a great experience. It was our first fun dives after we got certified and our dive instructor, Ashleigh, was very professional and took very good care of us. Good equipment, friendly staff and people on the boat. We did not book in advance so we were told... More

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Helsinki
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I tried to book a stay at Scuba Junkies' Mabul resort, but as it was fully booked, had to settle for the Semporna hostel (eventually I did manage to get a bed from Mabul for one night, but more of that in a separate review). First of all; the photos you see here are NOT from Semporna, they are from... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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228 reviews 228 reviews
79 hotel reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Ideal base for either diving/snorkelling or a one-nighter before/after Mabul. The WiFi could have been stronger but place was very clean, spacious, good showers and great restaurant. Found beer expensive but staff VERY helpful and approachable, especially with sorting onward travel. I want to thank SJ for keeping the BACKPACKER ETHOS strong and offering very good value and clean accommodation... More

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights. Unfortunately we left it too late to go snorkelling around Sipidan, however we organised a trip to Sibuan through Scuba Junkie which was fantastic. We were taken to 3 different snorkelling spots and told the area to swim in to spot the turtles etc (saw a sting ray too) Food was provided on the... More

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Madrid
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I had to stay at Scuba Junkie's Semporna Hotel, as my plane arrived too late for a transfer same day to Mabul. The good thing is that the hostel is just next to Scuba Junkie diving operator, so very convenient if you dive with them. However, I found ridiculous to have to pay a deposit to get a towel !... More

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Address: PO Box 458, Block B, Lot 36 | Semporna Seafront, Semporna 91308, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Semporna
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Scuba Junkie Hotel And Diving
Scuba Junkie Hotel Diving
Scuba Junkie Semporna

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