Borneo Global Sipadan Backpackers (Semporna)

Address: Jalan Causeway, Semporna, Sabah, 91308, Malaysia | Hostel
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This hostel, located on Jalan Causeway, Semporna, is near Semenggoh Nature Reserve, Gunung Mulu National Park, Gunung Gading, and Hornbill Golf and Jungle Club Course.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsBorneo Global Sipadan Backpackers (Semporna)

      Reviewed by mathew-sarah

      Good place, dis-organised though

      Reviewed Jul 16, 2011
      by (12 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

      We stayed in one of the dorm rooms and it was really nice and cleaned daily. We did some diving through them also. The divemaster, Haefiz, was good but they messed up the days we were supposed to dive and we ended up going diving, waking at 6am, after arriving at 1 am the night before diving after a full days travelling. Taliking to others they had messed up quite a few trips and reservations of other people also, so the management seem to be very dis-organised.

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      TripAdvisor Reviews Borneo Global Sipadan Backpackers (Semporna)

      3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

      Travel Blogs from Semporna

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      A travel blog entry by brettandemma on Nov 08, 2014

      13 photos

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      A travel blog entry by brettandemma on Nov 06, 2014

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      ... a look. I put my head in again to watch the bump heads and then a huge 2 metre turtle swam by my leg followed by another. We descended only to around 3-4 metres and there was fish everywhere! I got close to the bump head parrot fish and behind the bump heads even more turtles then White tip sharks swam by followed by grey tip sharks and then a huge Napoleon wrasse, we literally didn't know where to look it was unbelievable. We followed ...

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      A travel blog entry by shayles on Sep 30, 2014

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      ... coastal town that acts as a gateway to the islands in this region. Philippines also has many islands off their coast and the division between the countries lies between the islands. The kidnappers are coming from Philippines, kidnapping tourists and workers from the Malaysian coastal areas for ransom demands. My self-rationalisation has been that - everyone kidnapped so far has been Asian and when the victim isn't a worker, then its a tourist that has been ...

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      A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo on Aug 16, 2014

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