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Reviewed 1 June 2016

The room was nice, although the toilet was not very good and shower water was salty. Other than that the food was very good, as well as the amazing terrace, and friendly staff. It is not possible to stay without all inclusive meals. Wi.fi connection was very poor.

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Semporna District, Malaysia
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Very friendly and relax staff, good food and a beautiful view. Unfortunately our room wasn't as nice as expected, there was plastic around the bed and in the middle of the night when it started to rain we got wet because of several wholes in the roof. The bathroom clearly had not been cleaned for the last few months at...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

This is a budget place but the people here are nice. I made friends with the innkeeper and his staffs. Food is great too. You can buy raw sea food from the islanders and ask the cook to prepare it for RM20. I met with an accident there and the staffs were very helpful. They went out of their way...

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Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Me and my friend really enjoyed our time on Mabul backpackers. Just so good food, friendly staff and everybody laughed so much. It was cheap and a perfect place for you who likes a smaller place. I am very happy about Mabul island on this accommodation!! Vänersborg äger btw ;) / Happy guy from Sweden

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Reviewed 28 April 2016

I really enjoyed staying at Mabul Backpacker. The staff are kind and helpful, the service is good and the view is stunning. Furthermore, there are some fantastic diving sites close to the hostel. Staying at Mabul Backpacker was well-worth the money. I´ve actually heard it´s the cheapest accomodation on the island. But: The air-co is not the best of the...

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Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Planned on staying here for 3 night, ended up staying for 6. For backpackers wanting to dive on a budget this place is perfection. The dive sites around the area are incredible and the accommodation/living area is great! The staff are really friendly and will not hesitate to give you any advice you need. The dive master Chris put a...

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Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Mabul Backpackers on Mabul Island for 5 nights. What a great experience! The staff was awesome, the food was great, and the diving was excellent! I got a permit for Sipadan and what an incredible dive experience! The dive sites on Mabul are excellent as well with great macro. On my last night the owners son brought...

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Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Nice staff, good food. Price for the accomondation ist good value, compared to the rest of mabul. shared bathroom was veeeery simple and poor. its time to renovate this area! the staff of the divecenter is mostly friendly, all divemaster/instructor are foreigners, so they know this area only for some month. would be nice to have an experienced local divemaster...

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Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed there almost two weeks and it was just incredible. I have really nothing to blame. The food is amazing (3 times a day), the people are so nice (greetings to Paul, Erin, Chris and Christian 😉) and the dives there are cheap and so much to see! We did our AOW and it really worth it! We travelled...

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Reviewed 6 April 2016

We stayed 4 nights 5 days. This place had everything we needed and more. The transportation to and from was well organized and planned. The resort itself was beyond expectations, with amazing social area, food, and rooms. The view is beyond words! The dive instructors (Erin/Paul) were professional, social and accommodating. We completed our Advanced Diving Course, and I couldn't...

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Newly built Mabul water longhouse. Clean, smart and comfortable, it is located in a quiet and beautiful part of Mabul Island. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mabul Backpackers

Address: 1 Jalan Custom, Pulau Mabul 91307, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Pulau Mabul
Price Range: €19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Mabul Backpackers Hotel Pulau Mabul
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“Rooms are equipped with a fan.”
 of 5 bubbles 813enigma, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Private Room with bathroom much better, than private with shared bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles warhammerthebest, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the older rooms which were more basic, but there are nicer newer ones”
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 of 5 bubbles Gem_Dogg, 10 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Look elsewhere”
 of 5 bubbles Ryszy, 2 Nov 2015 | Read review
“get a room with own bathroom, becouse shared bathroom was awful”
 of 5 bubbles kajak2013, 3 Aug 2015 | Read review
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