Mari Mari Backpacker Lodge
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"Nice relax place to stay"

tzuying

October 14, 2016

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7.5
Recommended by 85% of guests
  • Private beach

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Fishing

  • Shops

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Sulap Double with Seaview
Sulap Double with Seaview
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  • 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Family Room with Shared Bathroom
Family Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Twin with Shared Bathroom
Twin with Shared Bathroom
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  • Beach view
  • 26 m²/280 ft²
  • 2 single beds
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Quad (Shared Bathroom)
Quad (Shared Bathroom)
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  • Partial sea view
  • 27 m²/291 ft²
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Twin / Double with attached bathroom
Twin / Double with attached bathroom
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  • Beach view
  • 21 m²/226 ft²
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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1 Bed in 6 Bedded Dormitory
1 Bed in 6 Bedded Dormitory
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  • 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 6 single beds
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"The resort is a beautiful place and staff is very friendly."

Reviewed March 25, 2016

Adrian from Switzerland

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What they offer

"Amazing secluded setting and wonderful huts on the beach."

Laura from United Arab Emirates

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Speed Boat Transfer (Daily Departure) as follow :
09.30 AM: From Kuala Abai Jetty to Mantanani Island
03.00 PM: From Mantanani Island to Kuala Abai Jetty

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Agoda Reviews (121)Booking.com Reviews (89)
7.5
Cleanliness6.9
Facilities6.6
Location8.8
Room comfort and quality7.0
Service8.0
Value for money7.2
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9.2
Exceptional
Aruto
Solo traveler
1 Bed in 6 Bedded Dormitory
Stayed 5 nights in September 2018
Exceptional”
Nice location, beautiful beach great sunset, and staffs are very friendly and kindly.
Reviewed September 13, 2018
3.6
Michael from United States
Couple
Twin / Double with attached bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in August 2018
Good location, horrible accommodation. ”
The buildings shake if someone walks around. Their is no power during the day. The power randomly goes out at night. No refrigeration of the food or drink, so you better not order meat. Everything happened 30 minutes after it was scheduled. The snorkeling trips were fun because the coral was amazing, buy the guides didn't do anything. The place is so cheap they don't equip their boats with two way radios.
Reviewed August 27, 2018
8.8
Excellent
John from United States
Couple
Twin / Double with attached bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in February 2018
Great Value for an Island Paradise”
What a great place to stay. Not 5 stars, but who cares when you can see turquoise waters from your private porch and sit under a cabana or on the beach drinking a coconut. The price was right for us, and we also really enjoyed the diving and especially the snorkeling. I've never seen so many fish....like even in an aquarium. Bring an underwater camera or gopro. Worth 3 or 4 or 5 nights. We also walked into town and purchased a full Parrot fish that they prepared so wonderfully. It was definitely the right choice to come here after hiking Kinabalu, which was amazing!
Reviewed August 11, 2018
7.2
Very good
Stephen from Canada
Family with young children
Twin with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018
Minimalist Paradise”
The white sand beaches and clear blue waters are the big draw here and on sunny days its a true paradise.
Reviewed April 17, 2018
6.4
Good
Chih-Chi from Taiwan
Group
Twin / Double with attached bathroom
Stayed 1 night in March 2018
Nice but one unhappy thing happened”
The staffs of the lodge are friendly, the bungalow is beauty. We had a relax and good time there. But one thing happened, we were unhappy in the end. I have asked the fee of shuttle bus, but the staff told me it's free, so we didn't bring enough money to the Island. No matter how much is the shuttle bus, the staff should be honest to give the info.
Reviewed March 20, 2018
7.2
Very good
Li from Taiwan
Couple
Twin with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in October 2017
Very good”
The staff are really helpful .Overall there is certain things that need to improve.Too many garbage around the island .Is too bad when the beach is super gorgeous but you can see garbage all over the island.
Reviewed October 09, 2017
3.2
Yee from Hong Kong
Family with teens
Twin / Double with attached bathroom
Stayed 1 night in July 2017
Worst value for money in my 30 years of travel history. ”
No security measure to speak of. Ants on bed - why if changed or clean? toilet seat broken and smelly. Shower not working well. Room dirty. Staff are however friendly and helpful. There are few other accommodation options on the island, not sure of comparative value or quality though.
Reviewed July 22, 2017
7.2
Very good
Wang from China
Group
Twin with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in February 2017
nice place, too far from city,transportation charge is very high”
too expensive for boat
Reviewed March 05, 2017
6.0
Polly from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Twin with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017
Wouldn't recommend for solo traveler”
The island itself is beautiful and the rooms are nice enough for basic accomodation. I would recommend coming with a friend though as it's not very busy and I had no one to talk to. Still, nice to chill out and read my book!
Reviewed February 27, 2017
7.6
Very good
RENYING from Malaysia
Couple
Twin / Double with attached bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017
island getaway”
the Sulaps are old and require some maintenance, but everything met our basic needs, clean beds (no bed bugs), clean toilets and working shower. No hot water though. Location right on the white sand beach which is great. But the beach is infested by sand flies and flies. Staffs are very very friendly. Food is simple but edible. basically, if you wanna get away from all the city stress, this is the place to be.
Reviewed February 13, 2017
2.8
Courtney from South Africa
Couple
Twin with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in January 2017
Over priced and washed out ”
Mari Mari Backpackers is over priced and not worth your money. The accommodation is horrible - there are rats in the roof and fleas in the bed. The pillows are lumpy and the beds are uncomfortable. The food and drinks are overpriced. The food is horrible and there are no other options on the island. The island is full of litter and there is little concern for the environment both from Mari Mari staff and locals on the island. It's a big dissapointment.
Reviewed January 24, 2017
6.8
Good
Khairulnisa from Malaysia
Couple
Twin with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in April 2016
good ”
best view
Reviewed October 20, 2016
8.8
Excellent
tzuying from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Twin with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in October 2016
Most unique resort building in the mantanani ”
Nice relax place to stay
Reviewed October 14, 2016
8.4
Excellent
PINGHSUN from Taiwan
Couple
Twin / Double with attached bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in September 2016
wonderful place to soft the soul”
nice place to experience island life delicious food and amazing vision of the sea .
Reviewed September 21, 2016
8.8
Excellent
Caroline from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Twin with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016
Beautiful sulaps on a beautiful island”
Mari Mari is a lovely place to stay - a bit like glamping. We had read lots of reviews which were not overly positive but we loved it! Our sulap was only a few metres from the sea, with beautiful white sand in between. We did some great snorkelling but unfortunately were not able to dive due to the weather reducing visibility. Would highly recommend!
Reviewed August 06, 2016
7.2
Very good
Kuo from China
Couple
1 Bed in 6 Bedded Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in July 2016
not bad”
not bad
Reviewed August 02, 2016
4.4
Stefanie from Switzerland
Solo traveler
Twin with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in July 2016
Disappointed”
We (two girls travelling Malaysia) didn't like it: Island dirty, staff (specially the women) unfriendly, food bad, no cocktails, no ice, no juices, no massage, ... Bungalows are basic but fine. Was far too expensive for its value! We stayed 3 nights and we didn't know what to do there - very boring.
Reviewed August 01, 2016
9.6
Exceptional
caroline from United Kingdom
Couple
Twin / Double with attached bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in July 2016
Idyllic unspoilt paradise”
We loved our stay here. The accom was basic but the vibe was very chilled and right on beautiful beach. The sunset was amazing as was the snorkelling. Would definitely recommend it.
Reviewed July 23, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Laura from United Arab Emirates
Group
Twin / Double with attached bathroom
Stayed 1 night in May 2016
Amazing little backpackers gem”
Loved this place. It was expensive for Borneo and the accommodation is basic, but for a basic place, it is lovely. Amazing secluded setting and wonderful huts on the beach. Couldn't have asked for more. Loved it!
Reviewed May 19, 2016
5.2
Daisy from United Kingdom
Couple
Twin / Double with attached bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in April 2016
Nice place but overpriced”
We enjoyed our time here but we're disappointed at the price we paid for what we get. Also because you are so secluded on the island, you have no option to eat every meal in the cafeteria which is overpriced food and quite restricted menu. Everything is overpriced as they know you have no other choice on the island, for example you are charged for wifi by the day! Also the staff were quite lazy and not very helpful. Diving was not good. Other than the pricing we enjoyed our stay on the island, if you just want a nice secluded spot with not much to do but enjoy the sun and sea then it's great.
Reviewed April 16, 2016
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