We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Masada Backpacker

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Professional photos
Masada Backpacker
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

310 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 274: English reviews
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is a really great place to stay when in Kota Kinabalu. The staff are really helpful and accommodating, happy to provide recommendations- which were amazing. There was also loads of information readily available . The rooms were nice and clean and the beds comfortable. It is also a very social hostel with good communal areas!! Would definitely stay...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Rlcartwright1
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hostel is in a good location, right next to the minibus/shared taxi terminal. We were able to walk to supermarkets (2 minutes), shopping malls and restaurants (10 minutes), the harbour (20 minutes), and most attractions fairly easily. Whilst not every street has the best lighting, we felt quite safe walking around at night as two young females. Our private...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Faithalicious_x
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend hostel. Friendly staff and meet a lot of travellers around the world. Nice place to stay. Got wi fi also. Easy to find food area this 15minutes frm here you can go to Wisma Merdeka to find boatman for snorkeling.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Suzie M
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here for a total of 3 nights. The location is great as it is just a 20 to 30 minute walk away from the ferry terminal and the mall. There are also plenty of restaurants, and a 7-11 just a 3-5 min walk away. Hostel is clean and comfortable. They have a no shoes policy...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank ktam1124
Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We stayed for 3 nights at the end of September in a twin room, no window but good air conditioning throughout the hostel. Fridge, unlimited tea, coffee, water with a small area to sit and chat to people. Breakfast basic but ok and plentiful. Showers good, hostel is clean and fairly centrally located, would recommend to others

 Report
Helpful?
Thank rachael W
Sandakan, Malaysia
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Overall good, clean and tidy, had an expresso coffee machine. Great location, just a short walk into local shopping area and fish markets. Masada offers rooms with a double bed, great for couples. The hostel was very secure

 Report
Helpful?
Thank bridgettemackley
County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay in Kinabalu to meet other backpackers, have a good time but also chill out. The staff are very helpful and the room was clean and comfortable. I didn't see many backpackers in Kinabalu, even though it's probably the busiest place in Malaysian Borneo, but I met a lot of great people through this hostel. Highly recommend!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Liam S
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Masada backpackers is a really great hostel. Free breakfast was good with fruit being available and cereal and bread. Tea/coffee/water available all day which is a great bonus. Air con is really good and the location is also okay being a five to ten minute walk away from shops and market. A really thick sheet is provided to keep warm...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Chelsea C
Singapore City, null, Singapore
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Used as a transit stop for the night, I was very impressed by the cleanliness and organisation of the whole establishment. The room of 4 has adequate space to move around with lockers and ample space for your belongings. There are many shower areas and sink basins to use, which are very clean. Water pressure is good enough considering its...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank SaharaHara
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 August 2016

stayed here twice for 1 night each while using KK as our base between trips around Sabah. It was just what we needed - central location, secure, decent internet, decent rooms and hot showers. Breakfast is included but its pretty basic.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank fionahlynch

39 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (33)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (9)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (16)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Kota Kinabalu hotels
1.0 km away
Hotel Eden54
Hotel Eden54
#2 of 89 in Kota Kinabalu
1,101 reviews
0.6 km away
Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
#5 of 89 in Kota Kinabalu
1,904 reviews
0.0 km away
Hotel Shangri-La Kota Kinabalu
Hotel Shangri-La Kota Kinabalu
#12 of 89 in Kota Kinabalu
377 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.8 km away
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
#4 of 89 in Kota Kinabalu
1,200 reviews
0.3 km away
Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
#10 of 89 in Kota Kinabalu
367 reviews
0.6 km away
The Klagan Hotel
The Klagan Hotel
#11 of 89 in Kota Kinabalu
283 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Masada Backpacker

Address: Ground & 1st Floor, Lot 9, Jalan Masjid | Mosque Valley, Kota Kinabalu 88800, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: ₹ 1,090 - ₹ 1,498 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld, Agoda, Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Masada Backpacker reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Masada Backpacker Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Masada Backpacker Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Masada Backpacker staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Masada Backpacker staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Make sure your room has air con”
 of 5 bubbles bridgettemackley, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Try some of the Indian food near by. Great people there”
 of 5 bubbles bhammer3012016, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Room on ground floor does not have any windows.”
 of 5 bubbles alhady89, 29 May 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms have no windows, windows rooms only on 1st floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Barelle, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
“If there is no room with a window, I would go some place else”
 of 5 bubbles 392vladc, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay