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Mabul Backpackers

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Bromley, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 5, 2014

This is a great place to stay whilst you enjoy diving or snorkelling in this fantastic location. Reasonably priced at about 90RM per person per night including all meals. All the rooms shared the same the same bathrooms,toilets, but they are building some new rooms with private facilities. The showers were cold but clean and the staff friendly.My only concern...

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed January 20, 2014

Please do not come here if you are searching for a 5-star luxury resort and plan to spend your days drinking cocktails on the beach. We came here to discover new places, meet new people and dive in an almost perfect crystal clear ocean and we definitely found what we were looking for! The rooms are very basic and, as...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed January 15, 2014

Firstly, let me start with a full disclosure statement! I'm use to 4star hotels. But thought I would give the diving in this region ago as I heard its one of the best! When I first arrived I viewed the room/bathroom, the description 'basic' requires the adverb 'very'. The rooms are clean and the staff keep the environment clean. That...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed November 27, 2013

The hostel staff were very friendly and extremely helpful in answering any of our questions. They picked us up from the bus station in the early morning and let us crash in the office until the boat to Mabul left. They also helped arrange taxi transportation to Tawau airport when we were leaving. The accommodation is standard but clean and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for a 3 day /2night + sipadan trip with my girlfriend. Before going we read some negative reviews on here but went with it anyway and we are now very very glad we ignored the haters! If you expect 4 or 5* hotel for your money you will NOT get it. But that is not why you visit...

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Shanghai, China
Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stayed at Mabul Backpackers for one night in the end of September. The hotel arranged for the transportation from the airport, via Semporna to Mabul. We were picked up at the airport by a sleepy driver who also picked up more people along the way. The ride was scary and was hugely overprized (as we noted on the way...

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Bologna, Italy
Reviewed October 8, 2013

I spent 3 nights, the location is very good, as it's on the water. It's a long house, the atmoshere is very friendly, the rooms are basic but ok, it's clean, the food is not deliciuos, almost the same every day. The dives are beautiful, the diving staff is great: very friendly, funny and professional!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Just left mabul divers and im pleased to say that my girlfriend and i had an amazing time. The place is perfectly situated to watch the sunset on the veranda with a cold beer. it also has lots of great new facilities and the rooms are clean and comfortable. Just what you need after a beautiful day out diving which...

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Dublin,Ireland
Reviewed September 14, 2013

Firstly we booked our PADI Open Water course with another company, but their one Instructor left so we got shifted on to Sipadan.com aka Mabul Divers /Backpackers to do our course and I am very glad we did! Jon Roberts was our instructor and he was fantastic! Very patient and very experienced. I also did a fun dive with another...

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed September 8, 2013

We stayed in Mabul Backpackers for 4 days last August. The diving around Mabul is good, but the island is dirty with trash everywhere and not paricularly inviting for a swim. Under these circumstances, Mabul Backpackers is quite welll located at the end of the village (which is fun to explore) and next to a resort with in my view...

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Newly built Mabul water longhouse. Clean, smart and comfortable, it is located in a quiet and beautiful part of Mabul Island. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mabul Backpackers

Address: 1 Jalan Custom, Pulau Mabul 91307, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Pulau Mabul
Price Range: $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Mabul Backpackers Hotel Pulau Mabul
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“ask for the new room with attached bathroom.”
, Apr 4, 2017 | Read review
“Rooms are equipped with a fan.”
813enigma, Jan 9, 2017 | Read review
“Private Room with bathroom much better, than private with shared bathroom”
warhammerthebest, Apr 6, 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the older rooms which were more basic, but there are nicer newer ones”
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Gem_Dogg, Jan 10, 2016 | Read review
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Ryszy, Nov 2, 2015 | Read review
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