We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Scuba Junkie Backpackers

Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Semporna
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Scuba Junkie Backpackers
Add a photo
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"},"moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel"},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 57: English reviews
Veracruz, Mexico
Level Contributor
21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed 2 nights in this hostel, one before going to Mabul (private room) and one night afterwards (dorm). private room: really nothing special. dorm: too cramped. small room downstairs to socialize. I was really not impressed.

Helpful?
Thank Chivis R
Oakland, California
Level Contributor
27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Positive: Clean bed (bed only), nice staff, and easy Tawau airport pickup/drop-off available via SJ. Close to docks and has an ok restaurant next door. Negative: Moldy bathrooms and shower that smell of urinal cakes and are very unclean, no places to hang things in the shower, open drains, unreliable hot water, very weak shower pressure, smell of moth balls... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rebecca K
Indiana
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We stayed twice: before and after our 4 day trip to Mabul island. The first night was in a private room with a shared bathroom. There was only one toilet for the entire floor (another had an out of order sign that had clearly been up for a while), and that toilet also had a shower in it, so everything... More 

Helpful?
Thank worldtraveler604
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Date of stay : 22 April - 29 April 2016 Atrraction : Regata Lepa 2016 Travel as : Single traveller Stay in : Standard room = MYR 75 with shared bathroom 2nd time stay here, as first time was on April 2014 and stay in the dorm. If you come with your parntner, no hassle to stay in the standard... More 

Helpful?
Thank mdrashidrahiam
Switzerland
Level Contributor
120 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

This backpackers is pretty nice. It's really quite and most of the guest are here for diving. That means. Everybody is getting up quite early. The price if you dive are alright. 25RM per night for the dorm of 75RM for a private room with share bathroom. The common area is not big but alright and it's the only place... More 

Helpful?
Thank Julien S
Taipei, Taiwan
Level Contributor
36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Friendly staff and clean rooms. Picked the ensuite room and the bed was huge. Location is right across the street from many scuba offices which is convenient if transferring to Mabul the next day as we were. Had to give a RM10 deposit for a towel which I thought was a bit strange but I guess they have problems with... More 

Helpful?
Thank Matt_in_Taiwan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

While the standard of the acommodation was quite poor (dirty, run down showers, only one working for the whole upper floor) the staff made up for it. The receptionist knew out names and personally walked us to the bus station and got us a cheaper ticket. In terms of diving with scuba junkie - it was amazing! The instructors were... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lucy J
Aland Island, Finland
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

We stayed there before and after our stay on mabul, the place is located close to the harbour and the restaurants. Ok rooms with AC to a affordable price. The Pizzas from their restaurant next to the hotel is fantastic!

Helpful?
Thank Groundwave
Level Contributor
24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Accomodation I arrived at Scuba Junkie Dive Lodge in Semporna after 5 days spent in Scuba Junkie Mabul Beach Resort. Customers must know that they are two different type of accommodation and not at the same place at all. Scuba Junkie Dive Lodge is located in Semporna, 1 hour away from Mabul Island (which you can reach with a ferry).... More 

Helpful?
Thank Vinyle M
Munich, Germany
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We stayed here three nights before we went to Mabul Island and after. The hostel is basic, but totally fine. We had a private room, which was clean as well as the bathroom. The place maybe lacks a bit of atmosphere, but the staff was very nice. We had been a bit worried after reading the comments here but there... More 

Helpful?
Thank Annika M
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

9 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (9)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Semporna hotels
0.0 mi away
Seafest Hotel
Seafest Hotel
#1 of 7 in Semporna
3.5 of 5 stars 238 reviews
0.0 mi away
Sipadan Inn
Sipadan Inn
#3 of 7 in Semporna
3.5 of 5 stars 144 reviews
0.0 mi away
Sipadan Inn 2
Sipadan Inn 2
#2 of 7 in Semporna
3.5 of 5 stars 64 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
Best Bunk Beds
Best Bunk Beds
#2 of 12 in Semporna
5.0 of 5 stars 26 reviews
0.0 mi away
Scuba Tiger Semporna Holiday Resort
0.0 mi away
Borneo Global Sipadan Backpackers (Semporna)
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

In your room
  • Air Conditioning

Additional Information about Scuba Junkie Backpackers

Address: Scuba Junkie Backpackers PO BOX 458, lot 4546 Seafront semp, Semporna 91308, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Semporna
Number of rooms: 21
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing