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Scuba Junkie Hotel & Diving

PO Box 458, Block B, Lot 36 | Semporna Seafront, Semporna 91308, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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40 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

My partner and I stayed with Scuba Junkies from the 13th-18th of October. The two of us have dived with many dive operators over the years, both resort and live aboard; throughout 14 countries. A lot of the trips we do, are documented and passed on to our Dive club members and friends, so you could say I had high... More

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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We had a really pleasant stay here. The service was above average and the dive shop were great. We didn't spend much time here as it was just stopover to get to Mabul, but can't complain. The attraction is definintely not the town though - you go there to dive.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

What a terrible place! It Sure does not compare to THE good mabul beach resort at mabul island. Avoid THE complacent staff, Renting a shower towel and THE noice! If you have THE chance, go straight to mabul beach resort! Also owned by scuba junkie.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We booked our trip to Mabul Island two month ahead, everything had worked fine, fast e-mail response, nicely written... We stayed the first two nighst in their dive logde in Semporna. The town itself is absoulty dsigusting!!! BUT the SC-lodge is a great place to be, the dorms are clean and offer enough space for everyone, so as the bathrooms.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

I intended to just stay for 3 days diving around mabul but decided to extend my stay by a week because of the great dive sites, interesting dm/instructors (they are all nice and different in their own ways so you'll definitely find the perfect ones to guide/teach you) and awesome band nights (every wed night). It's a little expensive for... More

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Austin, Texas
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47 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

If you are not going to dive then there is little point in visiting Semporan. We stayed for one night on our way to Mabul as we couldn't make the last boat out. This place is packed - the only room that was available for the one night when we made our reservation in Semporna was the ViP room -... More

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Address: PO Box 458, Block B, Lot 36 | Semporna Seafront, Semporna 91308, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Semporna
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Ranked #2 of 9 Specialty lodging in Semporna
Also Known As:
Scuba Junkie Hotel And Diving
Scuba Junkie Hotel Diving
Scuba Junkie Semporna

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