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Mabul Backpackers

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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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Semporna District, Malaysia
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Very friendly and relax staff, good food and a beautiful view. Unfortunately our room wasn't as nice as expected, there was plastic around the bed and in the middle of the night when it started to rain we got wet because of several wholes in the roof. The bathroom clearly had not been cleaned for the last few months at...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

This is a budget place but the people here are nice. I made friends with the innkeeper and his staffs. Food is great too. You can buy raw sea food from the islanders and ask the cook to prepare it for RM20. I met with an accident there and the staffs were very helpful. They went out of their way...

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Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Me and my friend really enjoyed our time on Mabul backpackers. Just so good food, friendly staff and everybody laughed so much. It was cheap and a perfect place for you who likes a smaller place. I am very happy about Mabul island on this accommodation!! Vänersborg äger btw ;) / Happy guy from Sweden

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Reviewed 28 April 2016

I really enjoyed staying at Mabul Backpacker. The staff are kind and helpful, the service is good and the view is stunning. Furthermore, there are some fantastic diving sites close to the hostel. Staying at Mabul Backpacker was well-worth the money. I´ve actually heard it´s the cheapest accomodation on the island. But: The air-co is not the best of the...

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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: $28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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“ask for the new room with attached bathroom.”
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“Rooms are equipped with a fan.”
813enigma, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Private Room with bathroom much better, than private with shared bathroom”
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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Gem_Dogg, 10 Jan 2016 | Read review
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Ryszy, 2 Nov 2015 | Read review
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