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Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Convenient, cheap and close to Scuba Junkie office and the jetty to Mabul Island. Basic AC room, rundown and toilets aren't great. Didn't take a shower... Great for backpackers but if you want something more comfy, go elsewhere.

Thank brommie-diver
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I stayed here ahead of transferring out on the Scuba Junkie resort on Mabul Island. It is a very basic backpacker place and unfortunately not super clean. But the price is a steal if you are diving. It is across the street from Scuba Junkie offices and a 2 min walk to the jetty. The family café next door had...

Thank KristinSRy
Macau, China
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This hotel is a great place to start or end your dive trip. You have to pay a deposit for towels, but the showers are hot and the rooms are clean. Very close to the jetty. Right down the road is a large grocery store and a fruit market.

Thank sunseeker664891
Linkoping, Sweden
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Very run down and badly maintained. However the bed was comfortable and air conditioning was ok. More than Enough for just one night stay only. We paid RM 100 after discount since we're joining their diving trip but it's not worth it. Found another place just nearby for RM165 w/out discount inclusive breakfast with much better standard and comfort.

Thank Hansson2014
Sandakan, Malaysia
Reviewed 23 February 2017

It's just opposite to scuba junkie diving centre thus very convenient, easy bookings, paying and changes of bookings, staff is friendly there, especially Ian & Fadley, ...with restaurant rights next door where u still can use the lodge WiFi,.. I would stay there again

Thank skerlikovajana
Gdynia, Poland
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Located just a few steps from Scuba Junkie diveshop and the dock so it's perfect for those who dive around Semporna or take a boat to the islands. Our room (en-suite with AC and private bathroom) was very small and basic but clean and quiet. The rates are reasonable if you dive with them too. It would be an ideal...

Thank Elżbieta P
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Our room was very spacious and the bed comfortable. However, the bathroom was not in great shape: did not look clean, grout missing in a lot of places, leaky sink. Our room fronted onto the street, so we could hear all the noise going on in the street; there is a lot of traffic going on at all hours, so...

Thank peruvisitor
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

The hotel itself is average, I'm not going to lie! However - we stayed here for 2 nights whilst we dived in Mabul and the location for diving is PERFECT. If you can't stay on Mabul island, you need to stay here. The Scuba Junkie office is right opposite the hotel and the jetty to go to Mabul, 30 seconds...

Thank Ben N
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The lodge is directly opposite the Scuba Junkie offices, and right by the jetty so cannot be missed. There's a supermarket down the road and a cafe next door - apparently the only one in Semporna that does western food (the pizzas were okay, pasta wasn't so good, banana milkshake was excellent). The hostel itself was okay. We stayed for...

Thank Faithalicious_x
Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Stayed a night here as the only place to stay in semporna that got back to me with available accommodation. Pros : opposite scuba junkies office which is the company we used for the next 3 days to dive with on mabul, comfortable bed (only a mix dorm bed available) and good air con and they did respond to my...

Thank rachael W

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Additional Information about Scuba Junkie Backpackers

Address: Scuba Junkie Backpackers PO BOX 458, lot 4546 Seafront semp, Semporna 91308, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Semporna
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Scuba Junkie Backpackers Semporna, Sabah
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“Do get a room with a private bathroom”
sunseeker664891, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Stay away from the street side”
peruvisitor, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Maybe opt to stay in a private room if you have to be here for a night.”
rkeller86, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Stay in octopus room”
mdrashidrahiam, 1 May 2016 | Read review
“Do not stay here - noisy and unclean.”
leamcquillan, 23 Feb 2015 | Read review
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