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Masada Backpacker Reviews

1st Floor, No.9, Jalan Masjid Lama, Mosque Valley, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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89%

Rating
691 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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97%

Staff are incredibly helpful and kind. They do a great job keeping the place clean and guests happy. Breakfast can be taken at any time. Location is far enough to be quiet and relaxing while in walking distance of the jetty, bars, food, etc.

  • 18th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Will definitely recommend this place

  • 30th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Philippines
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

Very clean and friendly staff. Good breakfast, 10 min walk to the center. It's a little bit weird how the ground floor en 1st floor are connected and some people are staying there for a long time and take over the room/living room.


83%

Very good location arriving or leaving with the airport bus. Very clean, pleasant and helpful staff, very secure guest house. The owner is redecorating the guest house. The pictures that you have to anounce the guest house, are completely different from the reality, you should change them. The double room are quite small, but well decorated, a bit expensive 80 RM, with a common bathroom

  • 17th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

The staff are very nice especially Meg! The rooms are great, very clean and comfortable.

  • 15th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Absolutely fantastic hostel. Good security, staff are helpful and friendly. Bottomless towels are great! They have a covered line for drying clothes, breakfast all day with cereal and milk and coffee and toast and jam and fruit. The rooms are clean, beds sturdy, outlets a plenty, neat shelves for packs and separate lockers for your valuables. The common area works very well for meeting other people - one of the best hostels I've been to!


86%

Location is very good. It only takes a few minutes to walk to the Gaya street and the Jessie point. Very convenient. Staffs there are very nice. Free breakfast provided also! First choice if I go back to KK again.

  • 14th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

This place is very clean. Which make me very comfortable staying here for 2 nights. The staffs is nice and helpful. In term of location wise, this place very near to Padang Merdeka, where it's the place you can take a taxi or airport bus. Also it only 10minutes walk to Filipino Market. Very convenience.


94%

Changed my second night of stay for three times, because of climbing Mt. Kinabalu and it was no problem! Extreme friendly staff! All day breakfast, good location near bus terminal. Definitely recommend!


91%

I had a pleasant stay here. Staff made me feel very welcome & are very helpful. The atmosphere is cosy & i felt like i was home. Room very clean, lockers very spacious. Location fairly close to everything. There's even a KFC & a convenience store just a few blocks. I would recommend this hostel.


100%

One of the best hostels I have stayed in. Excellent location, lovely helpful staff and good clean facilities. I would recommend Masada very highly!

  • 25th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Great hostel to meet other solo travelers! The staff was great! Big and clean beds. The locations is in a shady location, but there is lots of security


89%

A nice, clean hostel. It was only a 3-minute walk from the airport shuttle drop-off point and a 10 or 15-minute walk to the waterfront. The staff didn't seem especially knowledgeable about tours or things to do in Borneo, but they were nice and gave me a few good recommendations for later hostels. All day breakfasts, coffee, milo, and cookies were much appreciated. A good jumping off point if you have to spend the night in KK.


80%

Nice hostel. There was a bar nearby (maybe underneath) that had music pumping until the wee hours. Definitely sounded like it was worth checking out if we hadn't of been climbing the next day!


83%

my home in KK always when I visit here. Female dorm with 3 beds is good.


97%

Nice staff


83%

Tours are expensive so use a tour operator in town or do yourself

  • 30th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Greats stay at Masada, definitely recommend when staying in KK!


94%

Good breakfast with toast, cereal, muffins and really good cookies. You can eat during the day too. There is always someone at the desk. They change the sheets every day. Super clean and close to everything in KK. Came back the week after! Great hostel!


100%

No complaints here. KK itself is a little bland but I liked this hostel quite a bit. At first you think its tiny, but that actually makes it kind of cozy. Very easy to meet people here and they are always stocked with coffee/tea/toast. Prices are really reasonable too.


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