Borneo Global Sipadan Backpackers (Semporna)

Jalan Causeway, Semporna, Sabah, 91308, Malaysia | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Semporna

Sipadan

A travel blog entry by miduck on Jul 13, 2014

... it was raining heavily and sideways too with a huge side wind. I was laying on the bench when Hoges came over and said G'day so we chatted for a bit. I did three dives more dives for the day and finished at 4pm after having the best time ever. We got to Mabul, found out some more about the shooting the night before at Sipadan Water Village - one cop shot dead, another missing feared kidnapped - then went back to Semporna. We got ...

Last day of Open Water training - Scuba Junkie

A travel blog entry by miduck on Jul 11, 2014

... went over to a local wreck (suck by Borneo Divers 2 months ago) -a boat about 30m long and 10m high - massive. We had some lunch, rice, noodles, chicken curry etc then met back at the boat at 2:30 and from there we went to the south side of the island to Stingray City where we went down to 18m and drifted along a steep coral reef with a strong current for 52 minutes. We saw a Hawksbill Turtle, 3 stingrays, a moray eel, clown frogfish, ...

Kinabatangan - Semporna

A travel blog entry by miduck on Jul 09, 2014

... packed my bag and we were in June minivan ready to go by 8. We got dropped at the Sandakan - Sukau - Semporna junction along the main highway and waited about 25 minutes for the double story air con Semporna bus to pick us up for RM 40. I swapped the book I'd finished, Clive Cussler's 'The Kingdom' which was pretty good, for a book called 'Critical Mass' about a nuclear threat in the USA which I started reading along the way. We got to Semporna, waved ...

I am confused!!!!

A travel blog entry by s.lukaszewicz on Jun 24, 2014

73 photos

... is still on the list!! I am so confused, it is wayy too much for me!!! Making a decision? A that kind of a decision???!!! To delete one of those from my list, is not an easy choice.
I decided to think all that through on a nearby, Mabul Island!
Once I got there tho..seeing all the crystal clear water, I forgot what the meaning of ''choice'' means. I was in heaven all my ''problems'' were gone. (''problems'' cos probably that's the best problem I had in my life ...

Diving, Machine Guns, Pride and Dogs in Borneo

A travel blog entry by sharonandjim on Jun 16, 2014

9 comments, 37 photos

... transport. We wanted to go outside of the town to climb Skull Hill. You had to wave down any car and for 10 Ringgit they would take you where you wanted to go. We stood on the side of the road and were saying, 'that car looks okay, no not that one etc etc'. We finally settled on one that looked 'safe' and got a lift to Skull Hill. When we finished at Skull Hill we walked about a kilometre out to the main road and a car passed by and stopped for us. The driver looked ' safe' ...

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Location

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.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Borneo Global Sipadan Backpackers (Semporna)

    2.50 of 5 stars Fair