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Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
2 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 

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Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 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 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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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 

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Thank Matt_in_Taiwan
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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 

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Thank Lucy J
Aland Island, Finland
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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!

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Thank Groundwave
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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 

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Munich, Germany
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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 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Like most travellers, we stayed at the SJ Backpackers Semporna prior to our stay at the SJ Mabul Beach Resort. I've stayed in plenty of grimy hostels with bad service, but this one was up there. When we arrived, I stood at the front desk while two employees sat on the ground behind the desk on their phones. I was... More 

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Thank lizincanada2015
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Arrived at 5am after 10hours bus ride but the reception was not open until around 630am. Went for sunrise instead. Dorm room is basic but comfortable. with ac. no power outlets for 6pax. wifi in the room is ok. (heard it's not so good in private rooms) Shower rooms are ok. there's RM10 deposit lockers for your valuables. Power outlets... 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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