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Masada Backpacker Reviews

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

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92%

Rating
762 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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97%

Great staff. Very friendly, helped with some tour bookings and very knowledgeable on traveling.


100%

Great facilities and nice and clean!


100%

One of the best hostels I've ever stayed in (and I've stayed in a lot). Lovely accommodating staff, nice rooms with a/c, wireless internet, a large personal locker, a nice shelf with plug socket by each bed, power showers (with hot water - and shower gel and shampoo included), towels available, comfy sofas to sit on. Two computers with printing if needed. And my favourite bit - hot drinks and/or cold water whenever you want! I loved this place. It's also close to the bus stops/station


100%

A great place to stay in KK. Very kind staff with lots of tips for my trip to Borneo.


94%

The place and the staff are really good. The staff were especially helpful in giving directions.

  • 11th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Philippines
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

The best hostel for a short stay in Kota Kinabalu so far.All the facilities here are always kept clean and tidy (beds,showers,toilets etc).Each bed has a couple of charging sockets so there is no need to fight with others to charge your gadgets.Staff are friendly and helpful.Breakfast is great despite the usual toast,jam and butter.Eateries,convenience stores and fast food (like KFC) are all nearby.I'd seriously recommend!


89%

Good hotel, staff very nice and location very good!


91%

This hostel has been a delight. I have stayed a total of 4 nights and in 3 different rooms. The place itself is basic but has more everything you need. Super clean and lots of space to socialise with other guests. The real benefit of this hostel is the staff, they have done everything possible to make my stays enjoyable, stress free and not said no to a single request. Including taking my washing to the laundry when I was away on a trip!


97%

Thank you to the Gina & the rest of the team. Keep it up guys! looking forward to come back to KK. Cheers!

  • 2nd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


86%

one of the great new hostel, i stayed 3 nights and came back for another 2 nights, fantastic place of my trip to KK. mostly are great, for that price you can have that service, you know bedding every day!? this is a service beyond a backpacker hostel! of course if you wanted to be picky, there are still things to tell or to improve. however for me it was good enough. As for location, you can walk through the town in 20 minutes, but its not in the center of the town.


97%

I had a fantastic stay at Masada. Staff is very courteous and helpful. Location is perfect with Airport Bus stop very near , KFC and 7 Eleven in vicinity. They truly understand the need of the guest, One suggestion is that shower are really slow , if they can work on this issue , it would be nice. I recommended Masada Backpackers highly.

  • 1st Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

overall good experience. central location, around 10 minutes walk from bus stop. good facilities, during my stay, i vouch that they clean the toilets and showers on time and efficiently. attendant ffrom reception was warm, cordial, helpful in tips and pleasant. i think her name was gina. i hope its correct


83%

good hostel in KK, with good location, clean showers and nice vibe


97%

Everything was excellent,Nice staff,clean,safe and fresh fruits for breakfast😄


100%

This was perhaps one of the best overall hostels I've ever stayed at EVER. Two kitchens, two floors, quiet, spacious and surrounded by plenty of great places to eat and only 10 minutes from Night Markets amazing grilled seafood. The staff was amazing; extremely helpful, pleasant and I'm sure far underpaid. PAY THEM MORE!


100%

Friendly and accommodating staff! Will surely stay here when i get back to Kota Kinabalu!


97%

Loved this place! Stayed here for 3 weeks and it felt like home. Staff were so friendly and helpful and answered any queries we had. Beds were comfy, rooms and bathrooms were cleaned daily. Free breakfast with tea and coffee available all day. It was brilliant, highly recommend.


94%

Thanks to the very friendly young staff. I stayed at Masada 3 times, no complaints!


86%

Although there's water pump working very hard to maintain the water pressure, the water pressure problem needs to be fixed.


94%

Very nice hostel, clean, super friendly staff, basic rooms but all with AC, lockers and pretty good beds. 10 min walk to the sea with night market. We stayed 1 night in the dorm and 3 in the twin bed rooms.


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