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 Board’s 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

About Masada
The name ‘Masada’ derives from the Bahasa Malaysia term ‘Emas ada’, which translates to ‘gold found’ or ‘gold available’.