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Located in Semporna, Island Backpackers offers a shared lounge. The property provides a 24-hour front desk, airport transportation, room service and free WiFi throughout the property.

All rooms in the hostel are equipped with an electric tea pot. Every room has a shared bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. All guest rooms at Island Backpackers include air conditioning and a desk.

Pulau Mabul is 17 miles from the accommodation. The nearest airport is Tawau Airport, 60 miles from Island Backpackers.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.4 for a two-person trip.

Island Backpackers has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Oct 9, 2017

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)


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4 reasons to choose Island Backpackers

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
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Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar Amazing Island
    0.7 miles
  • Restaurant Fung Ling Restaurant
    0 miles
  • Restaurant Ah Long Restaurant
    0 miles
  • Restaurant KFC
    0.1 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Summer Breeze
    0.3 miles
Closest Airports
  • Tawau Airport
    36 miles
  • Lahad Datu Airport
    43 miles
How to get to Island Backpackers from Tawau Airport
    Private shuttle
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Amenities of Island Backpackers
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Ironing service
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Safety & security
  • 24-hour security
General
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Malay
  • Chinese
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House rules Island Backpackers takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

2:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

6:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of MYR 50 is required on arrival. That's about 11.19USD. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full, in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

7+ years
Extra bed by request
MYR 50 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

The maximum number of extra beds allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Payments by Booking.com

Booking.com takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.

The fine print

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Please inform Island Backpackers of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

A damage deposit of MYR 50 is required on arrival. That's about 11.19USD. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full, in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about Island Backpackers

  • Island Backpackers offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Island Backpackers is 650 feet from the center of Semporna.

    • The prices at Island Backpackers may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Check-in at Island Backpackers is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:30 AM.

    • From the nearest airport, you can get to Island Backpackers by:

      • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 1h 30min