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Masada Backpacker

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Unpack and unwind at Masada Backpackers during your visit to Kota Kinabalu, the capital city of Sabah Malaysian Borneo.

Clean, convenient and cozy, Masada is walking distance from a variety of attractions within the city area. Take a 10-15 minute stroll to the following locations:

* The Sunday Gaya Street Market

* Sabah Tourism Boards Tourist Information Centre

* Atkinson Clock Tower

* Padang Merdeka (Bus and taxi terminal)

* Signal Hill Observatory Tower

* State Library

* Night Market

* Handicraft Market

* Local coffee shops and restaurants (KFC etc.)

* A variety of convenience shops, supermarkets and shopping malls

Facilities and services

Rest easy with Masada with these facilities and services:

* 24-hour reception

* Free Wifi in lobby area

* Internet access

* Air-conditioning

* Daily breakfast included

* Coffee and tea-making facilities

* Astro (Cable) TV

* Hot and cold showers (shower gel provided)

* Hairdryer and towels upon request

* Lockers

* Luggage storage

* Iron and ironing board

* Microwave and toaster

* Instant noodles and soft drinks for sale

* Outdoor wooden patio

* Map and brochure rack

Special Tour Arrangements

Speak with your friendly attendants to arrange for various tour packages with local operators. Go diving around the Mantanani islands or discover the wildlife of Borneo through an exciting wetland cruise. Looking for an adrenaline rush? Then white-water rafting is for you! For a dose of ethnic culture, visit the Mari-Mari Cultural Village and learn about Sabahs indigenous people and their traditions. All these can be arranged to your convenience as a guest of Masada Backpackers.

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Highlights

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • 24 Hour Check-In
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage

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Awesome 89%

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

During our travel around Asia we spent a couple of days at Masada Backpacker and we really enjoyed our stay. The staff is very friendly and helpfull and the property is clean and cozy.

When leaving Kota Kinabalu we had a very erly flight and we were a bit concerned if we could rely on a taxi picking us up in the middle of the night. The promt answer from the owner of Masada Backpacker was that if the taxi did not show up the staff was instructed to call him and he would drive us to the airport....service well above average :-)

On top af this Masada Backpacker is located nearly in the center of Kota Kinabalu....it doesen´t get much better than this :-)

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This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Masada is much better than what I expected. The location is very good, you could go to the local marketing, fish marketing and Sunday fair on foot, and so many restaurants are available around. It is very clean, and if you need wash garments, it is also very convenient. And Masada also offer bread, jam and fruits for free, I never meet this kind of service in a backpacker. It is so thoughtful. And all the staff there are so kind, they are always very gald to help you if you need, especially the owner couple, they are really soooo nice people. I had very good time there.
Next time I come back to Kota Kinabalu, Masada will be always my 1st choice.

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5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

You will feel like own place! Homey feeling, refreshment supply and cleanliness!

You need to walk a short distance thou.

Overall it was a good stay!

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Very homey.. Aplace i would want to stay whenever im in KK... the review i've read on the net is true- place is clean, staff are friendly and very accomodating at a cheaper price.

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This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Very welcoming - it was a public holiday, so the owner picked us up from the airport in his car and gave us a tour of the city!
The hostel was perfectly clean, had comfortable beds, hot showers and a lovely breakfast with a wide range of fruit, fruit juice, sticky rice, cakes and toast.

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This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Masada was really a great location, friendly people, very good service, mice and very clean rooms. All well organized. I realy can advise it to anyone.
The owner is a great man, very friendly, wanted even to give us a ride to the airport and so on....I can't find anything negative about this place. Thanks Masada for giving us a great stay!!!!

p.s.: they have a great coffee machine!!!

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This is a Trusted Review. Why?

The stay was incredible. Hostel is definitely the best I stayed in compared to European ones as well.
Staff is always available for help and always they have smile on their face and that is true smile not a fake one. Also they keep the hostel spotless clean.
Owners visit the premises at least once per day. They actually care for their guests problems, wishes and always help.
At the end of my stay the owners offered free transport from hostel to airport. And I found out from other guests that you may request transport from airport to hostel as well.
Breakfast is offered without any time limitations or restrictions. There is toast, butter, marmalade, cereal, milk, tea, coffee, various fruits, and small pastry (sweet or salty) available through the day (from midnight to midnight). Also multiple times ice cream Popsicle are available to guests free of charge.
Map of Kota Kinabalu is provided at the hostel.
Otherwise cup noodles and soft drinks including beer are available for purchase.

Since Kota Kinabalu is quite small you have all the good food in walking distance. You can always ask staff for the best choice and you'll probably be happy with their suggestion. Also ask for laundry since the one opposite the hostel is more expensive then the others.

Guests in hostel look to be influenced by the spirit of owners and staff and also good ambient, so you'll find most of them always in good mood and willing to help or join the adventures.

I wish everyone a nice stay and I hope I can return back soon!

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Hotel Amenities

  • 24 hour reception
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included

parking

  • Free Parking

inroom facilities

  • Reading Light
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities

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