Hostels in Semporna, Malaysia

6 hostels available. Prices start from $4 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Semporna

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2nd Floor, Wisma Seri Melanu, 91308 Semporna, Malaysia. More
from $3.56
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
Lot B10 Semporna Seafront Resort Township Taman Bandar Semporna More
from $7.35
Adventure Hostels Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
Lot D1, 1st & 2nd Floor, Seafront Resort Township More
from $6.00

Scuba Junkie Backpackers

Semporna Seafront
Free Breakfast
"…The street is busy with shops, dive centres (including Scuba Junkie), traffic, and people. It's not the most attractive location, but it is handy. If you don't like diesel fumes from the boats, … More
"…Dorm beds in longhouse style accommodation start from 15RM per night with communal bathrooms. Private rooms with TV, air con, bathroom start from 66RM per night. Pay a little extra for seaview … More
"…Our objective is to provide an excellent getaway… either on one of our brand new speedboats offering daily island trips for snorkelling and diving, or perhaps some time from the busy world to … More

Hotels in Semporna

Lot173 1St Floor, Marketplace @ Desa Seri Tong Talun More
from $11.52
Lot A24, Bandar Utama, Jalan Bubul More
from $7.10

Wave View Hotel

Free Breakfast
"…Guests at Wave View Hotel can enjoy a à la carte or an Asian breakfast. The nearest airport is Tawau, 97 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service. … More
from $31.23

Hostels in Semporna, Malaysia

6 hostels available. Prices start from $8.00 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Semporna (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel.

Semporna is a small fishing town in Sabah, one of the Malay eastern states. The town is really small but its location makes it one of the best places to depart for diving trips in the natural beauty of Pulau Sipadan -– Sipadan Island -– just thirty kilometers south in the Celebes Sea. Here the diving is tip-top -- world-class diving with turtles, sharks, barracudas, amazing corals, and tropical fish.

This ecosystem is very important and that is why since 2005 it has been forbidden for anyone to stay in Pulau Sipadan –- the large number of tourists and fishermen was threatening to irreparably damage the coral. This is why Semporna is so important, as it is one of the best places to stay, very well prepared for backpackers. As there is a limit of just more than one hundred people per day in Sipadan, it is hard to get a permit to go diving; if you cannot get the permit right away (in some parts of the year it can take weeks), there are still some really good spots for diving in the neighbouring islands Mabul and Kapalai.

The best way to arrive in Semporna is by bus; it usually stops near the town, about thirty minutes walking from the center.

There are a few hostels in Semporna, all with nice dorms and friendly staff. Semporna's hostels are the best way to get the best deals for diving in Pula Sipadan -– they can get the permits more easily and create packages including accommodation, food, and diving. Also, the hostels in Semporna are the best place to meet other travelers that share the same tastes in diving and nature, making it an excellent place to share experiences.

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Semporna Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Semporna, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 6
Average dorm price $14
Average private room price $34
Cheapest hostel in Semporna ZEN Rooms Island Backpackers with $7.5
Most Semporna hostels are located in Semporna Seafront
Average rating of all hostels 6.6

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Mabul Island (26 Km / 16 mi.)
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