Masada Backpacker -- New Launching Backpacker in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

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

Masada is clean, convenient and cozy, and a 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 Board’s
-Tourist Information Center
-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.)

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Price per night: from 35 RM

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Masada Backpacker -- New Launching Backpacker in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

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Sep 28, 2010
Masada Backpacker made our trip memorable!
by: Michelle Idmilao

Our trip to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia was unforgettable, thanks to the people behind Masada Backpacker.

The staff responded to my queries promptly and politely. They held the room for us without taking our credit card information despite the fact that we were not scheduled to arrive until 8PM.

Masada Backpacker's location is great as everything was just a stone’s throw away – perfect for tourists like us who enjoy the adventure of going around on foot. Area is not very noisy which I love so much! Getting around in a taxi or bus is not a problem either, as Masada Backpacker is located nearby the bus & taxi stations.

There were 2 of us travelling, we got the airport transfer for free for staying at least 3 nights. One of the owners, Peter himself, met us at the airport with a big welcoming smile. Peter was also so nice to have brought us to the airport (we thought we were just getting free pick up one way).

The place was very clean and well kept. The living room offers a comfy couch and big LCD TV showing English channels among others. This was a great place to hang out while sipping a free cup of hot chocolate or Sabah tea. There was a lounge/breakfast nook with coffee & tea making facilities, fresh bread and fruits, microwave, etc. Guests can also use the desktop computer with WI-FI or connect to WI-FI free of charge. Masada Backpacker also has this cute little patio where smokers (& non-smokers) can hang out.

Here, backpackers’ main problem is no problem at all. What am I talking about? Having to qeue up for the toilet or shower, of course! At Masada Backpacker we did not have this problem at all having 3 toilets & 5 showers!

Beds are soft and very comfortable. Fresh towels daily.

Free daily breakfast.

Everything went smooth during our 3-day, 3-night stay. The tour to the islands (with snorkeling, buffet BBQ lunch) was arranged by Masada Backpacker for us. This was where I first tasted my NOW favorite Malay dessert called Kuih Mak Mur!! The staff also helped us with the places to go to during our walking tour of the city, providing helpful maps and information.

On our last day, Kelly & Peter, the owners, brought us to certain places (shrines, Catholic churches, Atkinson Clock Tower, museums, etc) and had Kutching Laksa (a very delicious Malay chicken/shrimp noodle soup) and their local iced dessert (much like the Philippines’ halo-halo).

What more can we ask for?? Our vacation was indeed unforgettable. We did not only get to stay at an affordable and nice place but we also gained friends, needless to say. So a million thanks to Masada Backpacker especially to Peter, Kelly, Jane, Sam, and Felicia! We will definitely see you again and recommend Masada Backpacker to our friends & fellow travelers!


Jun 26, 2010
Wow, The best Ever I Have Been
by: Missiatsu

The Clean Backpacker In KK. U Should Come Here and The Receptionist very Kindful, helpful and Friendly.

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