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Borneo Global Sipadan Backpackers (Semporna)

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Melbourne, Florida
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Stayed for a night in the dorm before catching a flight the next day. Didn’t use their scuba/snorkeling services, but the dorm bed was comfortable, the bathroom was clean and the wifi worked well in the lobby area. The location on the pier was convenient for me and good restaurants were nearby. They also arranged a ride to the airport...

Thank Ted K
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is definitely the cheapest place to dive sipadan from. The staff is very friendly and helpful. If you are going to sipadan, you'll probably go with Geoff who is a real hoot. The hostel though is decent and nothing more.

Thank Saurabh R
Galdakao, Spain
Reviewed 15 September 2016

It is a comfortable , clean, the room was spacious and quiet, but more importantly at least for us has been his personal , special people who make you feel at home , what you need and when you need it , there are never problems , always they try to make you feel good . For the year back...

Thank Beatrizdefrancisco
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I booked with BGB online back in February, exploring the different options available, BGB was definitely the cheaper option. However, their accommodation options isn't quite the cheapest. Being too lazy to walk back and forth, we opted to pay for the dorm rooms even though we could've gotten a private room for cheaper in town. The location isn't the best...

Thank ZeCheeseMaster
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Just got back from a fleeting visit to Semporna over a day-and-a-half. I was in the neighbourhood and just had to go to Sipadan to check out the world famous diving spot. Trouble was I was only planning the trip 10 days in advance and no other place would promise me diving in Sipadan. That was when I spoke to...

Thank Rishabh A
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Yes, BGB made me happy. The dorms were spaceious and cleaned dayly. The staff was friendly enough and professional. After doing my advanced paddi course the helped and assisted me very kindly to get a dive at Sipedan when all else was booked. I can really recomend this place and wish them all the best for the future.........

Thank chunter7
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Just came back from semporna last week had a awesome diving trip with them...we went to pom-pom and mataking island...saw so many things but the coral just so-so...our guide dania very frendly and the staf at bgb also frendly...very recomended!!!

Thank Angah K
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Loved my stay at BGB. Staff is super friendly and helpful and their diving courses are amazing. Had an amazing time here doing my open water and advanced thanks to all the knowledgeable and enthusiastic instructors. Even when I got sick the entire staff looked after me, so sweet! Truly left here as a friend and would love to come...

Thank Michelle v
Worthing, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 July 2016

This is one of the nicest backpackers in the town but also the best option for organising scuba dives & snorkelling trips. Norhaidah runs things perfeftly here & has the whole week of boat trips sorted out on a big whiteboard, so there are no surprises or let downs. they even do free breakfasts! Absolutely no hesitation in recommending these...

Thank Holiday-Jedi
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Me and my boyfriend spend amazing holidays here. We came actually only for diving on Sipadan but all team of Borneo Global Sipadan Backpackers made our holidays. They welcomed us as we are part of their family. Greetings to owner and his wife who are really love job what they are doing. Dive Masters were very professional and of course...

Thank habibi1992

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BORNEO GLOBAL BACKPACKERS SIPADAN & DIVE CENTRE The nearest airport to Semporna is Tawau Airport. Semporna is the gateway to the many islands, over 30 of them. The most famous diving destinations in the area are are Sipadan, Mabul and Mataking islands. Accommodation / Diving Centre ---------------------------- - 4 dorm rooms with 6/8 beds and lockers, a/c and toilet with hot shower. RM 29 per bed in dorm room. - 3 Private rooms with 1 double bed and 1 single bed, a/c and toilet with hot shower. RM 99 per private room. - 2 Family rooms with 1 double bed and 3 single beds, a/c and toilet with hot shower. RM 129 per family room. All beds are provided with pillow, linen and blanket. All rooms are air-conditioned with en-suite bathrooms equipped with hot & cold pressure water heater. Our backpackers place is in a quiet area of Semporna. Our Dive Centre is superbly located in front of the jetty to all Islands. We offer daily diving and snorkeling trips to Sipadan, Mabul, Kapalai, Mataking, Timba Timba, Pom Pom and Sibuan Timbun Mata, Bohey Dulang, Mantabuan (Tun Sakaran Marine Park) so we can explore together the amazing macro and stunning pelagic underwater marine life. We can guarantee Sipadan permits, if you are flexible on your dates or if you book in advance. We provide 24 hours reception service with no curfew and lockout. We also offer a simple and light breakfast from 6:30 am to 10 am every day to all our guests. There is free wifi, water, coffee and tea on the ground-floor where we have a lounge area with Astro tv so you can relax as much as you need to. Borneo Global Backpackers Sipadan is located in Semporna, situated in the east coast of Sabah, Malaysia on the island of Borneo. We are within walking distance to the bus terminal, banks, seafood restaurants and shops. Come as a guest, leave as a friend. ... more   less 

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Address: Jalan Causeway | Bangunan SeaFest, Ground, 1st & 2nd Floor, Semporna 91308, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Semporna
Price Range: $28 - $34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Borneo Global Sipadan Backpackers (Semporna) 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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