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Borneo Global Sipadan Backpackers (Semporna)

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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Just came back from semporna last week had a awesome diving trip with them...we went to pom-pom and mataking island...saw so many things but the coral just so-so...our guide dania very frendly and the staf at bgb also frendly...very recomended!!!

Thank Angah K
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Loved my stay at BGB. Staff is super friendly and helpful and their diving courses are amazing. Had an amazing time here doing my open water and advanced thanks to all the knowledgeable and enthusiastic instructors. Even when I got sick the entire staff looked after me, so sweet! Truly left here as a friend and would love to come...

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Worthing, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 July 2016

This is one of the nicest backpackers in the town but also the best option for organising scuba dives & snorkelling trips. Norhaidah runs things perfeftly here & has the whole week of boat trips sorted out on a big whiteboard, so there are no surprises or let downs. they even do free breakfasts! Absolutely no hesitation in recommending these...

Thank Holiday-Jedi
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Me and my boyfriend spend amazing holidays here. We came actually only for diving on Sipadan but all team of Borneo Global Sipadan Backpackers made our holidays. They welcomed us as we are part of their family. Greetings to owner and his wife who are really love job what they are doing. Dive Masters were very professional and of course...

Thank habibi1992
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Was a little apprehensive, having stayed at their sister hostel in Kota Kinabalu, but this was an entirely different affair. Stayed in a Dorm room for 29 ringgit/night, and it was impeccably clean, facilities were top-notch, just wish our room had had curtains! Breakfast was included, but didn't differ from the standard toast and jam.

Thank Sam R
Enschede, The Netherlands
Reviewed 23 April 2016

I stayed here for approximately 9 days, just because of the clean rooms, friendly staff and great service they provided. I also booked my Sipadan dive with BGB which was reasonable. Let me elaborate my stay. Stay: On the first day there was an overbooking, however they decided to use the family room as a dorm room (for 2 nights)...

Thank TravelerRico
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Reviewed 13 April 2016

No double rooms available, and you have to pay for the whole triple room even if only two people stay in it, which is not usual - at least it wans't the case in nearby Sandakan. No towels, smelly bathroom, no wifi reception in room (upstairs, at least). Some of the staff speak rather poor English, so it is not...

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Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Reviewed 6 April 2016

We have booked a permit for Sipadan through BGSB online. On arrival, nobody knew about our permit and ofter some calls we got the information, that we will go on a nother day. as we had enough time, this was no problem. the information about the diving on the other island was very poor. we stayed one night in the...

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Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

We took our AOW and leisure dives with BGS. The staffs are hospitable, helpful and welcoming. We went to dive sites at Mataking, Mabul, Pom Pom, Kapalai and Sipadan. BGS has very experienced and dedicated instructors/DM. They knew the dive sites insideout and were able to predict the underwater situation very well. We saw some very rare marine life which...

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Reviewed 1 April 2016

I booked with them for 2 nights together with a snorkeling trip to Tun Sakaran Marine Park. The 6 bed dorm room with A/C was clean and cheap, only bathrooms could be better maintained.The breakfast basic, just bread, butter and jam. Coffee and tea available  all day, also a filtered water. Staff friendly and helpful. WIFI works well (in the...

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BORNEO GLOBAL BACKPACKERS SIPADAN & DIVE CENTRE The nearest airport to Semporna is Tawau Airport. Semporna is the gateway to the many islands, over 30 of them. The most famous diving destinations in the area are are Sipadan, Mabul and Mataking islands. Accommodation / Diving Centre ---------------------------- - 4 dorm rooms with 6/8 beds and lockers, a/c and toilet with hot shower. RM 29 per bed in dorm room. - 3 Private rooms with 1 double bed and 1 single bed, a/c and toilet with hot shower. RM 99 per private room. - 2 Family rooms with 1 double bed and 3 single beds, a/c and toilet with hot shower. RM 129 per family room. All beds are provided with pillow, linen and blanket. All rooms are air-conditioned with en-suite bathrooms equipped with hot & cold pressure water heater. Our backpackers place is in a quiet area of Semporna. Our Dive Centre is superbly located in front of the jetty to all Islands. We offer daily diving and snorkeling trips to Sipadan, Mabul, Kapalai, Mataking, Timba Timba, Pom Pom and Sibuan Timbun Mata, Bohey Dulang, Mantabuan (Tun Sakaran Marine Park) so we can explore together the amazing macro and stunning pelagic underwater marine life. We can guarantee Sipadan permits, if you are flexible on your dates or if you book in advance. We provide 24 hours reception service with no curfew and lockout. We also offer a simple and light breakfast from 6:30 am to 10 am every day to all our guests. There is free wifi, water, coffee and tea on the ground-floor where we have a lounge area with Astro tv so you can relax as much as you need to. Borneo Global Backpackers Sipadan is located in Semporna, situated in the east coast of Sabah, Malaysia on the island of Borneo. We are within walking distance to the bus terminal, banks, seafood restaurants and shops. Come as a guest, leave as a friend. ... more   less 

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Address: Jalan Causeway | Bangunan SeaFest, Ground, 1st & 2nd Floor, Semporna 91308, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Semporna
Price Range: RM98 - RM116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Borneo Global Sipadan Backpackers (Semporna) 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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