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“Worthy of the money and good experience.”
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Masada Backpacker
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

老闆人很好,會說中文,有免費的早餐和水果,冷氣超強,房間廁所很乾淨,就是距離市區步行要5分鐘,算是小小缺點. 總之 是很推薦的!

Nice and friendly staff, clean and comfortable bedding,
Free breakfast and fruit also water,value for money.Good wi-fi and air-condition
Only concern is you need to walk about 5-10 mins to the downtown.
Anyway,highly recommend.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

Stayed at Masada Backpackers early September for 5 nights. Great place to stay, and I would certain visit again if in the area.

The place was spotlessly clear, seems to be a lady cleaning 24/7. The bed were comfortable and the rooms nice and cool. The location was quiet and ideal for sleeping undisturbed.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Great hostel! Incredible night's sleep. Really... sooo comfortable! Landed in KK with limited time and no plan. Masada staff were so helpful and gave great tips! Sorted our visit for us. Close to restaurants etc.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

The place is perfect for a budget place, you have nice breakfast, rooms are affordable and staff is helpful and nice. Clean and safe place, not too far from everything. It's close to Amazing Borneo Tours, to a KFC, a 7/11, to the mini buses which take you outside the city such as Kinabalu Park for a reasonable price if you are sharing bus with 2 or 3 people.And it is around a 20-25 min walk to the main area at the harbour where you will find restaurants and bars, and some clubs with live music. Big shopping mall about 10 min walk.

Shame for some customers accomodated at the hostel, such as a chinese family that was really noisy, screaming until late hours at night (around 12 at night they finally stayed quiet, but sometimes it's not nice when you need to sleep and usually waking up every day really early).
They would eat every single thing at the kitchen so not leaving much left for the rest of the customers and travelers at the hostel. When they would have dinner, they would take all the space at the table without space for others to eat there, they would use the computer and internet for long periods as if they were at home. pretty annoying really...

Aircon was always super high, you would feel like freezing sometimes, and in the room also a bit freezing, especially because my bed was on top and the aircon would point freezing air directly to me while I was sleeping, lucky I found the remote control and switched it to fan air and was bearable then.

Fruit or toasts and coffee for free provided 24 hours a day, which was great!

Staff was nice and helped me a lot planning my trips, even called to ask for prices or availability for rental cars.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

What an awesome backpackers!
Masada is located off the main road near the bus station - within an easy walk to the markets, waterfront, shopping centre and jetty. It is down a little side street which means noise is minimum. In fact I didn't hear any road noise whatsoever.

The place is impeccably clean! By far the cleanest hostel I have ever stayed in. Shoes off at the door helps keep it clean. The reception is manned 24 hours by friendly staff always smiling and willing to share advice and have a chat. They are definitely not a lazy bunch as they are always sweeping or cleaning the showers, etc. There is a 24 hour free breakfast serving which is always kept stocked up nicely with bananas, biscuits, bread, cereal, etc

I stayed in room 6 - a twin bed room right in the centre of the hostel. I was a bit worried as it is next to the showers and main thoroughfare - but honestly I didn't have one bad nights rest! (I stayed 4 nights in a row).

The communal room is great! The wifi is fast and always available. Two computers are provided for people without laptops. The TV has loads of channels and the lounges are big and comfy.

Overall this place is great and a shining example to other accommodation owners how a hostel should be run!

Next trip to KK and I won't even consider any other hostel. I'll be coming straight back to Masada.

Room Tip: Room 6 is in the centre. Rooms 1, 2, 3 are on the edges, but I think they might be 4 shares instead...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

We stayed here In the double room for 4 nights and we loved it. The room itself is very nice and the bed is really comfy, and there is lots of storage space. There are lots of showers and toilets as well so you could always find a free one. Breakfast was simple, toast, jams, fruit, tea and coffee and free milo! You could have breakfast all day at any time, there were also free biscuits and crackers and a water machine so you could fill up your water bottle before heading out.
The hostel is about 10 min walk to the centre and the jetty, and there are lots of eating options around the area.
The staff here are very friendly and there is always some body on the desk to help you with getting around the city.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We needed 2 cheap nights as a family of 6 in KK - the dorm at Masada was perfect. The place does exactly what it needs to: clean, cheap, good showers/loos, free breakfast, free wifi/computers to use and best of all help yourself to hot chocolate or the best coffee in KK at any time. Ideal. And well enough located.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Masada Backpacker

Address: Ground & 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 #1 of 109 Specialty Lodging in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: $14 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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