Borneo Global Sipadan Backpackers (Semporna)

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)

    2.50 of 5 stars Fair

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