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Selangor, Malaysia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

What can I say, it was absolutely heaven on earth, a paradise.. blue sea spread miles infront of you and the best part was when you exit your room, you could straight away jump into the sea. Thumbs up from me and my family👍🏼👍🏼

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South Korea
Reviewed 1 week ago

This backpacker has a great vibe about it.It comes from the staff and owners.There is a big common area overlooking the ocean where you can relax,read,and laze about after diving or snorkeling during the day. Fwiw,there's not really any snorkelling off the pier,you will have to take a boat to the snorkeling spots,or walk around the island and swim to...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Our stay at the hostel was definetely a trip to remember. The staff and diving instructors made our stay unforgettable, thank you so much for this warm welcome and sad goodbye! We felt so comfortable at this place thanks to you guys. The food was good and the hostel itself had a relaxed atmosphere. The rooms are very simple but...

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

I cannot recommend this place enough, even if you don't plan on diving every day, you can easily spend a week here on the island, enjoying the hammocks and company of instructors and guests. Considering you get three meals a day, and very attractive prices on diving, this is amazing value! While everything from accommodation to food is quite basic,...

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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Mabul Backpackers was recommended to me by fellow backpackers as I was making my way up the Borneo east coast. I was not disappointed! Mabul Backpackers is one of the few budget diving resorts: accommodations in Mabul. It's beautifully located at the end of the strip with an adjacent beach that is not full of litter and sighting plastic bags...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Love the location which is at the very last end further from the village and away from all the trash floating in the sea. Just by snorkeling near the platform, we found a stone fish, morray eel, dwarf lion fish, yellow box fish and blue spotted sting ray. At night sometimes devil Ray or a turtle would swim by. Some...

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Eugendorf, Salzburg, Austria
Reviewed 1 July 2016

I had a wonderful time at Mabul Backpackers! Stay a couple of nights and you will quickly become a part of the family that includes guests, staff and of course the lovely cats roaming around. I ended up extending my stay and so did many of the other guests. I came to Mabul mainly for the Macro diving, which was...

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Kuala Lumpur
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This was to me one of my most favourite backpackers place ever. The rooms were clean though only fan. but then most of ous just lounged in the lounge area all day long when we were not out in the water. its further apart from the rest of the hotels so its quite nice that way. food was good. service...

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Cebu Island, Philippines
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Ok people, here's some honest facts for those thinking of coming to stay here. The backpacker's accommodation is exactly that....for backpackers...not for flashpackers. Don't come if you want 5* but are not willing to pay the price. There are 5* resorts on the island but they are mega bucks....this is easily the best budget place on the island (this is...

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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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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: £16 (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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