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“Great place to stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Masada Backpacker
1st Floor, Lot 9, Jalan Masjid | Mosque Valley, Kota Kinabalu 88800, Malaysia   |  
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Ipoh, Malaysia
1 review
“Great place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Great location as it's within walking distance to the bus and taxi terminal. Simple and clean with basic facilities provided. All day breakfast provided with free flow of coffee and milo. Staff are friendly and helpful. Love the comfy pillows!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I stayed in the dorm room for 1 night in March 2014. This place is clean, comfortable (you get 2 pillows!!!!!!), has a good location and breakfast is included :-) The hostel is quiet and I had a great nights sleep. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Taipei, Taiwan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Nice, clean and safe hostel. The staff were friendly and gave us lots of helpful information. Strongly recommend!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

This hostel is 35rm for 6 bed dorm and 45rm for 3 bed dorm. Excellent location, close to share taxis to kinabalu and airport bus and buses to kudat. All day breakfast includes tea coffee and milo. Cookies, cereal, toast. Lots of showers and toilets. Clothes line provided - clothes dry overnight. Easy to meet people. Each bed has locker, powerpoint. Free strong wi fi. Close to signal tower walk where you can see monkeys. Make sure to book ahead as hostel gets fully booked even in low season.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jinhua, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I arrived very late in night, but the staff is still so friendly and helpful. the service there is so excellent and worthy! the location is convinient to everywhere in city! no matter the airport terminal or city bus stop, you can walk there within 5 minutes! what better place you can find?

Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

I spend 4 nights at KK during my diving course and chose the Masada hostel. I was highly satisfied with the facilities and would recommend it to everyone.

The bus station to the long distance station is also quite close to the hostel. Also a 711 and some restaurants.

Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my one night here, and wished I could've stayed longer. They appear to be more fully booked than not. On the backside of town near the hills, this hostel is located in a quieter area. However, KK is quite small and walkable so the not so central location is hardly a problem. The rooms were quite nice and the entire place was very clean. There were numerous showers available and a welcoming common and breakfast area. Breakfast is included and can be eaten at any time. It is also near a great one day laundry service called Mega Laundry. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Masada Backpacker

Address: 1st Floor, Lot 9, Jalan Masjid | Mosque Valley, Kota Kinabalu 88800, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 74 Specialty Lodging in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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Masada Backpacker Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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