Located a 7-minute walk from Pulau Mabul, Mabul Backpackers has accommodations with a restaurant, a bar and a 24-hour front desk for your convenience. Complimentary WiFi is offered throughout the property.

The family stay offers a buffet or halal breakfast.

Mabul Backpackers has a terrace.

Pulau Mabul is a few steps from the accommodation, while Pulau Gusungan is 7.2 miles from the property.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.5 for a two-person trip.

Mabul Backpackers has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jul 9, 2019

Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Breakfast Info

Vegetarian, Halal, Buffet


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4 reasons to choose Mabul 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
  • Is there a shuttle available to get to the closest beach nearby? What are the other transportation options?
    Boat transfer from/to Mabul island rm110 per person (return)
    Answered on December 3, 2019
  • Are all the meals included in the price?
    Yes. Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner (buffet)
    Answered on January 29, 2020
  • Hi. Do you offer pick up from Tawau town? I will arrive by bus. Thanks :)
    Yes. Shuttle rm25 pp/way
    Answered on January 29, 2020
  • Hi, do you provide speedboat ride from semporna to mabul backpacker? If not where should I take and how much per person/boat? Thank you.
    Hello, Yes our boat schedule is 8 am and 4 pm to Mabul RM 100 pp for 2 ways boat transfer
    Answered on July 11, 2022
  • is that your room service 24hrs? is that possible just book room only later used room service while stayed in
    Yes, you can also book room and later upon arrival you can decide to book other activities, diving / snorkeling
    Answered on September 28, 2022
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Mabul Backpackers
We are one of the few companies around which have a SIPADAN PERMITS readily available. We offer Try Scuba dives as well as PADI Courses from Open Water to Divemaster.
Yet another great trip to Sipadan with Mabul Backpackers! A lot of White tips, Black tips, Grey reef sharks, Bumphead parrotfishes, Turtles everywhere and so much more!
Languages spoken: English,Malay,Chinese
1 Restaurant On Site


Amenities of Mabul Backpackers
  • Towels
  • Shared toilet
  • Shared bathroom
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities Additional charge
  • Terrace
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Live music/Performance
  • Walking tours
  • Water sports facilities on site Additional charge
  • Entertainment staff
  • Snorkeling Additional charge
  • Diving Additional charge
  • Hiking Off-site Additional charge
  • Karaoke
  • Fishing Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Private check-in/out
  • Wake-up service
  • Tour desk
  • Laundry Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Room service
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Convenience store on site
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Malay
  • Chinese

House rules Mabul Backpackers takes special requests – add in the next step!


8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


7:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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.

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

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

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.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please inform Mabul 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.

FAQs about Mabul Backpackers

  • Mabul Backpackers has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

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

    • Hiking
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Karaoke
    • Entertainment staff
    • Walking tours
    • Water sports facilities on site
    • Live music/Performance

  • Check-in at Mabul Backpackers is from 8:00 AM, and check-out is until 4:00 PM.

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

  • Yes, Mabul Backpackers is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Mabul Backpackers is 1,300 feet from the center of Pulau Mabul .

  • Guests staying at Mabul Backpackers can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Vegetarian
    • Halal
    • Buffet