Mari Mari Backpacker Lodge
Agoda Homes

Mari Mari Backpacker Lodge

Kampung Mantanani, Pulau Mantanani Besar, Kota Belud, Malaysia
- View on map
Twin / Double with attached bathroom Mari Mari Backpacker Lodge
Twin / Double with attached bathroom
    Removed from saved list
    Beach Mari Mari Backpacker Lodge
    Beach Mari Mari Backpacker Lodge
    Coffee shop Mari Mari Backpacker Lodge
    1 Bed in 6 Bedded Dormitory Mari Mari Backpacker Lodge
    See all 33 photos
     Mari Mari Backpacker Lodge

    Guest reviews

    7.6
    Very good
    /10
    (141 reviews)See what guests said
    8.4
    Excellent

    "That's the perfect getaway destination, if your looking for..."

    Aline

    -

    December 11, 2018

    8.2
    Excellent service
    Recommended by 94% of guests

    Property highlights

    • Airport transfer

    • Private beach

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Fishing

    Excellent
    Location
    8.8
    See map
    Excellent location
    Value for money7.3
    Location rating8.8
    Select your room
    Twin with Shared Bathroom
    Twin with Shared Bathroom
    ...
    • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
    • Beach view
    • 2 single beds
    Enter dates to see prices
    Quad (Shared Bathroom)
    Quad (Shared Bathroom)
    ...
    • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
    • Partial sea view
    • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
    Enter dates to see prices
    Twin / Double with attached bathroom
    Twin / Double with attached bathroom
    ...
    • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
    • Beach view
    • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
    Enter dates to see prices
    1 Bed in 6 Bedded Dormitory
    1 Bed in 6 Bedded Dormitory
    ...
    • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 6 single beds
    Enter dates to see prices
    Family Room with Shared Bathroom
    Family Room with Shared Bathroom
    ...
    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • Shower
    • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
    Enter dates to see prices
    Sulap Double with Seaview
    Sulap Double with Seaview
    ...
    • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 double bed
    Enter dates to see prices
    Have a question for Mari Mari Backpacker Lodge?

    What people love about the property

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

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

      Laura

      |

      May 19, 2016

    • 8.8
      Excellent

      "Nice relax place to stay"

      tzuying

      |

      October 14, 2016

    • 8.4
      Excellent

      "Staff it's extremely friendly and helpful!"

      Aline

      |

      December 11, 2018

    Up to 30% off with Agoda Insider Deals!

    Prices drop the moment you sign in!

    Sign in now
    More about Mari Mari Backpacker Lodge

    More about Mari Mari Backpacker Lodge

    6.4
    Good

    "The staffs of the lodge are friendly, the bungalow is beauty..."

    Chih-Chi

    |

    March 20, 2018

    An overview

    Show less

    What they offer

    7.6
    Very good

    "The resort is a beautiful place and staff is very friendly."

    Adrian

    |

    March 25, 2016

    Show less

    Property's guest policies

    Show less

    Some helpful facts

    Show less

    Announcements

    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

    Real reviews from real guests

    Agoda Reviews (141)Booking.com Reviews (89)
    7.6
    /
    10
    Cleanliness7.1
    Facilities6.8
    Location8.8
    Room comfort and quality7.0
    Service8.2
    Value for money7.3
    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    All languages
    All guests (141)
    All room types
    Showing 100 verified guest comments
    12345
    8.8
    Excellent
    Bert from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Twin with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019
    Nice escape to the island”
    The lodge is very nicely located at the remote island of Mantanani. It has all the necessary amenities and the resort itself is quite clean. The nature on the island is beautiful and i would recommend anyone to take a boat tour for going snorkling/diving. The coral reefs with their beautiful fish are amazing to see. One negative point is to see all the plastic waste on the island island and in the sea. The local villagers living there just throw their plastic waste in to the sea with no regrets! This is quite heartbreaking to see unfortunately.
    Reviewed February 09, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Aline from Macau
    Couple
    Twin / Double with attached bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018
    Getway ”
    That's the perfect getaway destination, if your looking for peace, wonderful beaches ( despite the garbaje around), rustic accommodation and meals. Desconnect from the outside world, snorkeling or diving. Or just relax and lay back at white sand beach. Staff it's extremely friendly and helpful!
    Reviewed December 11, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Wing from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Twin / Double with attached bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019
    Nice place for relaxation ”
    Nice and helpful staffs. It’s a good place for holiday if you like beach and sun. The lodge is on the beach, just go downstairs and you will reach the sea. You can play snorkelling twice a day with experienced coaches. It take a bit long way to get there, but it’s worth to do so. It’s better to take drugs before transportation. Just one minor thing, order the food ASAP since they need some time to cook for all travellers.
    Reviewed February 09, 2019
    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
    8.3
    Excellent
    EUNJIN from South Korea
    Business traveler
    Twin / Double with attached bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in June 2015
    marimari♡”
    food, beach, service
    Electricity does not come in time a little hot. The bulb was broken. But just it gave changes for the better room. The restaurant dishes are delicious as one. The staff is also friendly and gave as one example of our requirements. I want to stay more than two nights next one as foil.
    Reviewed July 01, 2015
    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
    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
    8.3
    Excellent
    SHERMAWATY from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 6 Bedded Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2015
    Solo Traveller”
    Room superb, view marvellousn weather was perfect!!!
    As a solo traveller all was good. Personal safety was a priority. Had the best room with a view. I could just stay at the hammock all day with the view. Sad to say no electricity available during the day. There was a day it was getting too dark but the lights where still not on at 630pm and had to sit and wait at the beach till it was switched on (this resort only have electricty power from 630pm to 630am) cause most of the time during the day you will be outdoors. But i wonder what will happen if it gets dark in the day and during rainy days. They could have improved the quality of food better, small restaurants serve better food i would say. Others was good☺️
    Reviewed January 03, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Cheuk from Hong Kong
    Group
    Twin / Double with attached bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in June 2013
    A perfect night on a beach”
    The stuff members are extremely helpful and friendly. The food were fairly delicious. The view and environment are very soothing and stunning.
    Although the weather there was a bit unstable, we still managed to enjoy ourselves in this beautiful small island. Even though our trip was delayed on the day we were supposed to leave the island due to bad weather, the stuff there tried their best to help us and provided complimentary accommodation.
    Reviewed July 02, 2013
    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
    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
    8.4
    Excellent
    yunzhi from China
    Couple
    Twin / Double with attached bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2018
    Excellent”
    cute suite house,live in the nature
    Reviewed September 27, 2018
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    12345
    This is a popular property. Don't miss out!

    Back to search results

    Back to room choices

    |

    Dismiss

    Mari Mari Backpacker Lodge
    |Very good 7.6
    ×
    Check in. Step out.
    Experiences on Agoda. Because your room is just the beginning.

    • Excellent location