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Mari Mari Backpacker Lodge, Mantanani Island

Kampong Mantanani, Pulau Mantanani Besar, Malaysia
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    Breakfast included
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    In General I like the “basic concept” to be on an island. Basic rooms, no electricity in during day (as not needed) etc... but here some points I did not like here: 1. Checkout vs transfer back timing The Check out is at 9:30 AM...More

    Thank Ralph W
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We stayed here for 2 nights in February and were so disappointed with the accomodation, especially when you’re paying £70 a night and £40 for the bus. Toilets and showers were absolutely filthy and I didn’t see them being cleaned once during our stay. The...More

    Thank jamesmartinez2016
    Reviewed 15 January 2018

    We stayed 2 nights in a 4 people bedroom. This is more than basic: just 4 beds + 2 ventilators! The bathroom is as indicated outside. Everything was clean in the lodge. You are super close to the beach and of course with seaview! Bring...More

    2  Thank yaughtjerem
    Reviewed 11 December 2017

    Don't trust the reviews. If you did, you probably would have thought less of this place, just as I did before I arrived. In truth, I almost cancelled coming here based on the reviews. And boy, am I glad I did not. Mari Mari Backpacker...More

    2  Thank Kezsin
    Reviewed 3 November 2017

    This is a wonderful place to relax, and they have very fair prices. Beautiful beach and turquoise, crystal-clear water right in front of the cabins and dorms, very clean & lovely rooms. You can watch picturesque sunrises and sunsets on this island, drink some coconuts...More

    2  Thank AdventureTravel86
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    Hotel description
    Backpackers Lodge on Pulau Mantanani Besar Island in Sabah Borneo. We provide twin shared rooms with attached bathroom, twin shared rooms with common bathroom, and dormitory rooms. Hot water shower is available during island's regular electricity supply time (6.00pm to 6.00am).Our dive center - Mari Mari Dive Center is a PADI authorized dive resort. PADI scuba diving certifications are also available.Best for scuba diving, snorkeling or just lay back and relax the white sandy beaches and crystal clear water.
    Price range
    US$71 - US$152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    Price range
    US$71 - US$152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    "Get the front-hutts."
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    "Chalet 11 has the best view on the beach"
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    "The chalets are the best with view to the sea, and bathroom inside."
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    "Two front cabins (10 & 11) have a bigger deck and better views."
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