Wanderer Inn

Lot D 1, Semporna Seafront Resort New Township, Taman Bandar Semporna, Semporna, Malaysia, 91308 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
7.9
Very good
/10
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Housekeeping18
Breakfast3
Children's activities1
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Wanderer Inn

"In the heart of the town, nice staff, big public area, including a kitchen where you can cook."

Kai - May 15, 2017

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Popular landmarks
Sipadan National Park 160 m
Pusat Pelancongan Lautan Semporna 170 m
Masjid Pekan Semporna 290 m
Muzium Tun Sakaran 1.18 km
Tun Sakaran Marine Park 22.6 km
Bohey Dulang Island 23.28 km
Mabul Island 26.17 km
Mataking Island 38.73 km
Sipadan Island 40.67 km
Nearby landmarks
Arthur's Bar 100 m
Billabong Scuba 150 m
Sabah 150 m
Sipadan National Park 160 m
Ocean Tourism Center Portlaoise 170 m
Pusat Pelancongan Lautan Semporna 170 m
Masjid Pekan Semporna 290 m
SOO Clinic 530 m
Hospital Semporna 1.08 km
Muzium Tun Sakaran 1.18 km
8.6

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
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Excellent service
8.1 rating for service
Excellent comfort
8.0 room quality and comfort
Very good cleanliness
7.8 rating for cleanliness
Very good facilities on premise
7.1 facilities on premise

I love the beds with a curtain for privacy and the private outlets inside.

Amy | August 22, 2018

We stayed in the room with seaview and it was worth the money.

irna | December 20, 2018

Hotel next to a pizza restaurant that makes decent pizza.

irna | December 20, 2018

Our room was relatively quiet.

irna | December 20, 2018

This is a nice hostel.

Amy | August 22, 2018

Overall, a nice stay!

irna | December 20, 2018

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Ticket services

Cheaper than 97% of all properties in Semporna in the last 24 hoursCompared to 143 Semporna properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money7.8
Distance to city center0.1KM
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportSemporna Airport (SMM)
Distance to airport3.3 km

Rooms available at Wanderer Inn

8.0
Very good
Room comfort & quality
Male Dormitory Room
Male Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 120 m²/1292 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 male capsule
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Female Dormitory Room
Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 120 m²/1292 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 female capsule
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Studio Room
Studio Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 queen bed
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Stuart Room
Stuart Room
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Single Bed in Male Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
Single Bed in Male Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Queen Room with Sea View
Queen Room with Sea View
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  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Queen Room
Queen Room
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  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Wanderer Inn?

    Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 01:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

    How do I get to Wanderer Inn?

    Wanderer Inn is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 25 MYR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Wanderer Inn also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Wanderer Inn has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Semporna with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

    What is the smoking policy at Wanderer Inn?

    Wanderer Inn does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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    What people love about Wanderer Inn

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Nearby have so many restaurant The staff very nice."

      xiaoming

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      December 6, 2017

    • 7.6
      Very good
      Staff 

      "The young women at check-in were very nice."

      Earlyne

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      March 12, 2019

    • 8.4
      Excellent
      Location

      "this hostel Is very nice location also near"

      NATASSYA

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      June 5, 2019

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    8.0/10
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    67 sqm.
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    Overall rating:
    7.9
    Very good
    659 reviews
    Cleanliness
    7.8
    Facilities
    7.1
    Location
    8.6
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    The Inn/hostel/hotel, was clean with a big comfortable commu...
    helen from United Kingdom
    Family with older children
    More about Wanderer Inn

    More about Wanderer Inn

    Designed for both business and leisure travel, Wanderer Inn is ideally situated in Taman Bandar Semporna; one of the city's most popular locales. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

    Wanderer Inn also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Semporna. A selection of top-class facilities such as free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, convenience store, daily housekeeping, postal service can be enjoyed at the hotel.

    Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include television LCD/plasma screen, clothes rack, complimentary tea, linens, locker, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. The complete list of recreational facilities is available at the hotel, including dart board, hiking trails, watersports equipment rentals, snorkeling, diving. Wanderer Inn is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Semporna.

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    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping
    16 mentions
    Breakfast
    12 mentions
    Internet
    5 mentions
    Food & Dining
    2 mentions

    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional

    "The uncle managing the restaurant is very nice"

    Farouk

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    April 16, 2018

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    Reviews of Wanderer Inn from real guests

    Overall rating
    7.9
    Very good
    From 659 reviews
    8.6Location
    8.0Service
    7.9Room comfort and quality
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    Room comfort and quality8.0
    Service8.1
    Value for money7.8
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Gabriella from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stuart Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

    Enjoyable stay”

    I stayed at this hostel 4 days whilst my partner went diving in Mabul. I wasn't so keen on Semporna itself so I actually stayed inside most of the day. The hostel always had a great vibe and I must say the owner was very welcoming and very friendly. Enjoyed the different selection of breakfast each morning with coffee or tea. Only thing I would say is the floor could do with a little vacuum, although the cleaner was always cleaning you would find quite a bit of dust and hair on the floor which would stick to your feet as shoes weren't allowed to be worn. Apart from that a really enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed June 06, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    wilsonz from Malaysia
    Group
    Stuart Room
    Stayed 4 nights in March 2017

    Excellent place to stay”

    great location for those island hoppers and keen snorkelers. super friendly staff and willing to share tips for 1st time travelers to semporna. would definitely come again and stay here! -Wilsonz, KL

    Reviewed March 22, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    helen from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    Studio Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    Clean, efficient and central location”

    Really enjoyed my stay here. The Inn/hostel/hotel, was clean with a big comfortable communal area. The staff were really helpful. They were happy to help with an extra bed for my children, organising day trips and taxi's to the airport. It felt really comfortable and friendly here, for a family too (we had a private room with an attached bathroom), but the shared dormitory area looked really nice too, with lots of room for bags etc.

    Reviewed December 26, 2017

    hello helen,thank you for giving a time to review our inn,it's such a pleasure to us to read it, We are looking to give more good services to you and to the other guest,we hope to see you and your kids again in our inn,.and thank you for staying with us.

    Responded December 27, 2017
    Wanderer Inn
    7.6
    Very good
    Tim from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stuart Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

    Fine for a night”

    The room was clean and had good ac. Location was close to the seafood resteaunts. As for semporna itself i wouldnt recomend staying there, get on a boat to the islands as soon as you can!

    Reviewed October 14, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Yong from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Studio Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2016

    1 night stay”

    Arranged Airport transfer from Tawau Airport. Very reasonably priced. Was delayed in checking in because previous guest have not checked out and was missing. Offered a no view room after 3 hrs. Was refunded the difference. Inn was very clean, free wifi but slow. Very basic breakfast included. After a chat with the proprietor, realised the Inn was opened only 2 months ago. Should be a good place to stay after kinks are worked out.

    Reviewed May 18, 2016
    7.6
    Very good
    Earlyne from United States
    Solo traveler
    Stuart Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Very good”

    I had booked a pricey private room with private bathroom, anticipating some “luxury” after 3 days in a jungle camp. When I checked in, however, I was informed that there was no water in that room until late that night due to some construction in town, but that I could use the dorm shower, which apparently is supplied by their own water tank. I had a bit of a tantrum about paying a high price for a private bathroom that I couldn’t use, and they switched me to a dorm room and refunded some of my money. The dorm room was fine, but the shower was a trickle of tepid water. A huge disappointment compared to what I had been hoping for. The young women at check-in were very nice.

    Reviewed March 12, 2019
    3.6
    Adriany from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Studio Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2018

    Acceptable”

    With the same price, i can find a more decent place to spend a night. No TV... No Towel... if you go to Semporna just for diving and spend a night here just to rest, sleep then its ok... My experience, i sleep at another hotel (TD Mutiara Hotel) even i have already paid for a night at Wanderer inn.... it's much much more comfortable.. and guess what... same price

    Reviewed June 20, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    irna from United States
    Couple
    Studio Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Walking distance to everything, great view, lovely staff”

    We stayed in the room with seaview and it was worth the money. Hotel next to a pizza restaurant that makes decent pizza. Our room was relatively quiet. They have snorkeling day tour and island hopping for 180 ringgit. Overall, a nice stay!

    Reviewed December 20, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    mungfei from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Stuart Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2016

    ok stay ”

    Stay only one night before live on board diving. Facilities are very simple but clean. Staffs are quite nice. I stayed in a private room, it doesn't have window. The dometry does have. Shower water is not very big as I was prepared for this but acceptable. No tower or shampoo so be sure bring your own. Internet is slow in the room so suggest to buy SIM card at the airport beforehand. Breakfast is very simple but the dinning area (public space) is bright and cosy.

    Reviewed July 17, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    xiaoming from China
    Solo traveler
    Female Dormitory Room
    Stayed 28 nights in November 2017

    Very nice guest service ”

    The dormitory room is good and clean The location is very good and quite. Nearby have so many restaurant The staff very nice. I finish my dive master course must have snorkeling test and I drunk.vomit whole night,the staff very careful to take care me.let me feel warm.

    Reviewed December 06, 2017

    hello, thank you for the nice comment, we hope to see you again in our hotel..

    Responded December 22, 2017
    Wanderer Inn
    8.8
    Excellent
    Amy from United States
    Solo traveler
    Female Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2018

    Nice place to crash and see Semporna or recover from diving”

    This is a nice hostel. Great value and location. Some of the staff had a rough exterior, but when I smiled and asked questions, everyone became friendly and helpful. I love the beds with a curtain for privacy and the private outlets inside. The breakfast isn't bad, too. The one criticism that I have is that there is no soap by the bathroom sinks. I asked to use some and it was begrudgingly retrieved for me and then put away again.

    Reviewed August 22, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Hilmy from Malaysia
    Group
    Male Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2017

    Excellent”

    Everythings ok except u have to be in your room before 12am (safety issues) and its not a really muslim friendly hotel (no qibla direction and sejadah provided)

    Reviewed November 20, 2017

    Hello, Thank you for staying in our place. we look forward to providing you with the best service in the future. we hope to be able to provide the facilities at our hotel, but we can not do that because the hotel owner is a chinese. we hope the customer understands our situation. Regards, LIZ Reception

    Responded December 23, 2017
    Wanderer Inn
    7.2
    Very good
    Kim from Malaysia
    Couple
    Stuart Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

    Simple and easy but probably won't come again , there are more choices around the same price”

    Simple and easy but probably won't come again , there are more choices around the same price . Sound proofing bad , Power trip two times in a night , Curfew to be back by 12midnight else auto gate will be locked is quite restricting . Wanted to eat and drink till late night as its a holiday place but restricted by curfew is not so suitable for us . Bed was clean but sink area outside bathroom and toilet doesn't look that clean and nice

    Reviewed January 03, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Aizan from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Male Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017

    Great stay!”

    Room is clean, common room is spacious and relaxing. Friendly staff. WiFi connection can be slow sometimes & signal not too strong in room.

    Reviewed February 27, 2017
    6.0
    Sim from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Studio Room
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2018

    They didn't mention about the tourist tax on Agoda and they charged me an additional 80 upon checkin”

    Hotel has a 12am midnight policy which I wasn't aware of, I was lock outta my hotel after I went out to take some photos. Had to spend a night on the street which was according to locals not very safe. The stay was unpleasant, the other hotels there does not have this policy which I had to walk-in to another hotel to spend a another 5hours before I can go back to my own room.

    Reviewed November 25, 2018
    6.8
    Good
    Melissa from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in March 2016

    New hostel that will hopefully get better with time”

    Pros - capsule beds, clean, spacious, good location near dive shops and jetty and bus station, modern, hot showers Cons- noisy! Bar just underneath which played music until late (not great if you're up at 6 for diving), room and thus my clothes smelt fishy (but maybe all hotels near the jetty smell like this?), no door to the room, staff were lovely girls but they were shy and didn't understand my questions like what time is the bus to Sandakan. I had to find out from another hostel. And breakfast was literally only bread and bananas. No toast :(

    Reviewed March 13, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Adzrie from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Studio Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    Safe and strategic stay”

    door is locked at 12am but there's a balcony to hangout and smoke. place is really clean. lovely boy cat , named Baby. nice place to stay. nearby the jetty and seafood restaurant. they have beer too. awesome stay.

    Reviewed December 22, 2017

    Hello, Thank you for staying with us. We are very happy to hear that. We always welcoming our guest and try to give them more comfortable to stay with us. We hope to see you again. Thank you, LIZ Reception

    Responded December 23, 2017
    Wanderer Inn
    8.4
    Excellent
    Marc from South Africa
    Solo traveler
    Male Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2017

    Excellent”

    Good for a night before you head off diving/snorkeling. No towels provided unless you're in a private room- no exceptions or rental offered. Decent breakfast and centrally located.

    Reviewed March 10, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Farouk from Malaysia
    Group
    Male Dormitory Room
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

    Good location, all is within walking distance”

    Everything is good during our stay. There is a nice, low-profile chinese seafood restaurant called Old something. The uncle managing the restaurant is very nice

    Reviewed April 16, 2018

    thank you for choosing us.we hope to see you again in our hotel Thank you.

    Responded May 07, 2018
    Wanderer Inn
    7.6
    Very good
    mardiana from Malaysia
    Group
    Female Dormitory Room
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

    Please monitoring visitor/tourist from china”

    please advise your visitor/tourist respect each others. please put any notice to make sure they keep clean, don't put cloths every where, don't use more than 1 bed and please make sure no man enter in female dorm, ensure No naked women inside the dorm. my bad experience when your tourist from china naked in front of my bed and walk around the dorm and ask their friends to take the picture, not 1 but 4 of them naked in the dorm . Respect our culture, this is "Malaysia". tQ anyway keep it up ... no regret... i will support u and stay for my next trip.

    Reviewed April 29, 2016
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