We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Traveler (150)
Room & Suite (25)
Dining (4)
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
Travelers talk about
Breakfast included
Paid Wifi
Free Parking
Room Service
All hotel details
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
Reviews (170)
Filter reviews
139 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsdetached bathroombig familyexpensive resortsalt waterdive sitesrelaxing environmentgood vibesall inclusive foodwarm hospitalitysing songbudget accommodationrooms are basicmarine lifedive instructoropen waterblue ringdon't expect luxury
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 139 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

Stayed there for five days diving around Mabul, Kapalai and Sipadan. Had a perfect stay! Soooo good diving! Staff was great. Professional and superfun. Billy made us feel very welcome from the beginning and did a great job with our refreshdives and fundives. As did...More

Thank Elin N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Mabul because my girl-friend is higly addicted to diving, we stayed for 4 days and on the first evening i decided to do the open water courses. The instructor (Billy) put everything he had into it to give me feeling of savety and...More

Thank be20480
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

it set aside from cramped hotel and villas . it also have its own view. cheap accomodation compare to other package. friendly staff. decent food but good enough for us. the package include breakfast lunch n dinner. this is the place where u can relax...More

Thank Malekku
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Stayed here while myself and 2 friends did our Open Water course and we all had the best time ever, it was definitely the highlight of our trip through SEA. We saw more marine life than I ever expected including turtles, pufferfish, crocodile fish and...More

Thank Laura F
Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

Amazing scuba diving, sunset views from terrace, really friendly staff and good vibes! One of the cheapest places on Mabul. Dorms and private rooms, all with fans. Don't expect luxury for that price as it's basic, but anyway you'll gonna spend most of the time...More

1  Thank Marcinito
View more reviews
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Top amenities
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Breakfast included
Things to do
Add Photo Photos
Traveler (150)
Room & Suite (25)
Dining (4)
Pool & Beach (3)
Family and Play Areas (3)
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Mabul Backpackers staff and past guests.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Room Tips
"add another penny to book New room with attached bathroom for a better stay"
Read review
"The seaview rooms are great and each one has a hammock and individual balcony"
Read review
"ask for the new room with attached bathroom."
Read review
"Rooms are equipped with a fan."
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing