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Located in Semporna, a 3-minute walk from Semporna, Island Backpackers has air-conditioned rooms and a shared lounge. The property is around a 16-minute walk from Pulau Bangau Bangau, 2.3 miles from Bubul and 5.4 miles from Kampong Timbayan. The property provides a 24-hour front desk, airport transportation, room service and free WiFi throughout the property.

At the hostel, every room has a desk. All guest rooms include a shared bathroom, a hairdryer and bed linen.

Bahru is 6.8 miles from Island Backpackers. The nearest airport is Tawau Airport, 51 miles from the accommodation.

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)


Availability

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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
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?
    Dear Guest, We do provides our own lockers , include the key in each dormitory rooms. The lockers is free to use, just need deposit RM30/ key. Best regards from: IslandBackpackers team.
    Answered on August 8, 2020
  • Are sheets and towels included?
    Dear Guest, We provides towels in each private room. In the dorm room we also collect deposit for towel include locker. Regards from: SanSan
    Answered on August 8, 2020
  • Do you offer luggage storage?
    Yes we do have luggage storage and its free.
    Answered on August 8, 2020
  • Hi, is there a window in the twin room with shared bathroom?Thanks.
    Dear Guest, our twin room did not have window. Regards: Island Backpackers team.
    Answered on August 8, 2020
Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
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

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 10.78USD. 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 10.78USD. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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