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Backpacker's Freak Hostel
Backpacker's Freak Hostel
Backpacker's Freak Hostel
Backpacker's Freak Hostel
Backpacker's Freak Hostel
Backpacker's Freak Hostel
Backpacker's Freak Hostel

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7

Very good

211 reviews

211 reviews

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8.3

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 420 meters from city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Market Fri sat sun

50 m

Taming Sari Tower

60 m

Menara Taming Sari

70 m

Royal Malaysia Navy Museum

100 m

Upside Down House

190 m

Popular landmarks
Stadthuys

480 m

Red Square (Dutch Square)

510 m

Christ Church

510 m

Jonker Street Night Market

520 m

Chinatown - Melaka

530 m

Closest landmarks
MBMB Swimming Pool

140 m

Port of Malacca

150 m

United Overseas Bank

190 m

Malacca Sultanate Palace

260 m

Melaka River Park and Cruise

270 m

Backpacker's Freak Hostel

1-25/3-25, Jalan PM2, Plaza Mahkota, Malacca City Center, Malacca, Malaysia, 75000 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Malacca City Center part of Malacca, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Jonker Street Night Market. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Malacca

Check-in/out [express]

Airport transfer

80 meters to Menara Taming Sari

Currency exchange

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Cash withdrawal

Kitchen

Shops

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Malacca every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.5
Distance to city center0.2km
Location rating8.3
Nearest airportMalacca International Airport (MKZ)
Distance to airport8.5 km

Rooms available at Backpacker's Freak Hostel

Double Fan Share Bathroom
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  • Room size: 5 m²/54 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Dormitory Fan
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 bunk beds
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Twin Air Conditioning
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  • Room size: 5 m²/54 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Triple Deluxe
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Single Room - Fan
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  • Room size: 5 m²/54 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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Twin Room - Fan
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  • Room size: 5 m²/54 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
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    Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
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      Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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        Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at Backpacker's Freak Hostel?

          Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:30 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

          How do I get to Backpacker's Freak Hostel?

          For those who wish to drive their own cars, Backpacker's Freak Hostel has a car park that's close to the hostel. Parking is available for a fee of 5.00 myr per day.

          What are my dining options at Backpacker's Freak Hostel?

          To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

          What is the smoking policy at Backpacker's Freak Hostel?

          Backpacker's Freak Hostel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

          What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Backpacker's Freak Hostel?

          The closest train, metro, or bus station is Hang Tuah Monorail Station, 1.2 km away from Backpacker's Freak Hostel.

          What restaurants are nearby Backpacker's Freak Hostel?

          Backpacker's Freak Hostel’s neighborhood is Malacca City Center which includes popular restaurants such as Asam Pedas Junior, Ming Sate Hut and Man Yuan Fang.

          What popular shopping places are close to Backpacker's Freak Hostel?

          Located in the Malacca City Center area, Backpacker's Freak Hostel is close to great shopping choices like Mahkota Parade, The Shore at Malacca River Shopping Mall and Tuah Walk.

          What are popular attractions near Backpacker's Freak Hostel?

          Backpacker's Freak Hostel’s location in the Malacca City Center neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Menara Taming Sari, A Famosa Fort and River Walk.

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          Property ranking|Compared to 2,476 Malacca properties
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          Room comfort score
          7.3/10
          Location score
          8.3/10
          Room size
          8 sqm.
          Value for money score
          7.5/10
          Better than
          95
          %
          of Malacca properties
          Better than
          89
          %
          of Malacca properties
          Bigger than
          88
          %
          of Malacca properties
          Better than
          83
          %
          of Malacca properties
          Overall rating:

          7

          Very good
          211 reviews
          Cleanliness
          6.6
          Facilities
          6.2
          Location
          8.3
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          More about Backpacker's Freak Hostel

          More about Backpacker's Freak Hostel

          Backpacker's Freak Hostel

          Take advantage of the many attractions Malacca has to offer with a stay at Backpacker's Freak Hostel. Experience the joy of multiple options for activities at this convenient location! Backpacker's Freak Hostel is a perfect starting point for numerous sightseeing and tourist choices, with a location just 510 m from the Jonker Street Night Market.
          Have a hassle-free trip while enjoying the services and amenities offered by Backpacker's Freak Hostel. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hostel's available parking, right on-site. The hostel provides front desk services such as express check-in or check-out and luggage storage for guests' convenience.
          Little things you forgot to pack aren't a big problem! Just stop by the convenience stores to get what you need. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
          Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at Backpacker's Freak Hostel guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. Some rooms are equipped with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning for your convenience. It's good to know that toiletries and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


          Dining and things to do

          Everyone loves a good cup of coffee! A coffee shop on-site means you can enjoy a cup of real, freshly brewed coffee every morning -- or anytime you feel like it. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the hostel. Guests with dietary restrictions will appreciate a selection of cuisine types at Backpacker's Freak Hostel including halal options. Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house shared kitchen available here.
          Recreational facilities at Backpacker's Freak Hostel are designed for escape and relaxation. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the shared lounge and TV area. Pick up something memorable for yourself or those waiting for you back at home, at the shops and souvenir shops.


          Around the property

          One doesn't need to look far as the hostel enjoys close proximity to sightseeing options and local attractions. Engage in the city's best art at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum located 550 m away, where you can learn about the local art scene and buy original works. Get a photograph of yourself in front of Red Square (Dutch Square) located 500 m away, a must-see for anyone visiting Malacca.


          Reasons to stay here

          Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 96% of the city's accommodation.
          This accommodation is highly recommended for its location, scoring higher than 89% of other options in the city.
          It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 95% of other accommodations in Malacca.

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          Amenities and facilities
          Good
          Facilities

          6.2

          Most talked about facilities

          Housekeeping

          23 mentions

          Breakfast

          4 mentions

          Internet

          2 mentions

          Car Park

          2 mentions

          Languages spoken

          • English
          • Chinese [Cantonese]
          • Chinese [Mandarin]
          • Hindi
          • Indonesian
          • Malay

          Internet access

          • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
          • Wi-Fi in public areas

          Dining, drinking, and snacking

          • Coffee shop
          • Kitchen
          • Restaurant [halal]
          • Restaurants
          • Shared kitchen

          Services and conveniences

          • Cash withdrawal
          • Convenience store
          • Currency exchange
          • Elevator
          • Gift/souvenir shop
          • Luggage storage
          • Shops
          • Smoking area

          For the kids

          • Family room

          Access

          • Check-in/out [express]
          • Pets allowed
          • Security [24-hour]

          Getting around

          • Car park [charges apply]
          • Car park [nearby]

          Sports equipment rental

          • Bicycle rental
          Location
          1-25/3-25, Jalan PM2, Plaza Mahkota, Malacca City Center, Malacca, Malaysia, 75000
          Excellent
          Location

          8.3

          Airports

          • Malacca International Airport (MKZ)
            8.5 km
          • Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)
            85.9 km

          Public transportation

          • Hang Tuah Monorail Station
            1.3 km
          • Hang Jebat Monorail Station
            1.9 km

          Hospital or clinic

          • Watsons
            350 m

          Shopping

          • Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall
            620 m

          Convenience store

          • On-site

          Cash withdrawal

          • ATM on-site
          What's nearby

          Popular landmarks

          • Menara Taming Sari
            70 m
          • St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul)
            260 m
          • Stadthuys
            480 m
          • Red Square (Dutch Square)
            510 m
          • Christ Church
            510 m
          • Jonker Street Night Market
            520 m
          • Chinatown - Melaka
            530 m
          • Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
            550 m
          • A Famosa Fort
            1.3 km
          • The Huskitory
            5.7 km

          Nearby landmarks

          • Market Fri sat sun
            50 m
          • Taming Sari Tower
            60 m
          • Menara Taming Sari
            70 m
          • Royal Malaysia Navy Museum
            100 m
          • MBMB Swimming Pool
            140 m
          • Port of Malacca
            150 m
          • United Overseas Bank
            190 m
          • Upside Down House
            190 m
          • Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum
            190 m
          • Coronation Park
            190 m
          Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
          Property policies
          Children and extra beds

          Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

          All children are welcome.

          Infant 0-1 year(s)
          Stay for free if using existing bedding.
          Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
          Children 2-12 year(s)
          Stay for free if using existing bedding.
          If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
          Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
          Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
          Others
          • The property requires a refundable security deposit of 20 to 50 MYR upon check-in.
          • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
          Some helpful facts

          Check-in/Check-out

          • Check-in from14:00
          • Check-out until11:30
          • Reception open until00:00

          Getting around

          • Airport transfer fee170.00 MYR
          • Distance from city center0.2km
          • Travel time to airport (minutes)100

          Extras

          • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 myr

          The property

          • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
          • Number of floors3
          • Number of rooms 16
          • Year property opened2011
          • Most recent renovation2014

          Parking

          • Daily parking fee5.00 myr

          Reviews of Backpacker's Freak Hostel from real guests

          Provided by verified guests of Agoda
          7.0
          /
          10
          Cleanliness6.6
          Facilities6.2
          Location8.3
          Room comfort and quality7.2
          Service6.8
          Value for money7.5
          High score for Malacca
          Rating
          9+ Exceptional (26)
          8-9 Excellent (38)
          7-8 Very Good (40)
          6-7 Good (39)
          <6 Below Expectation (57)
          Time of the year
          Mar - May (53)
          Jun - Aug (61)
          Sep - Nov (39)
          Dec - Feb (47)
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          9.0
          Exceptional
          WENDY from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          Single Room - Fan
          Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

          Economic and very reasonable budget hotel”

          economic, cleanliness and staff is friendly

          I hope the owner of this hostel could do some improvement on their WiFi accessibility, I was staying at the 1st floor and unfortunately there was no WiFi available there at all. In overall, the services are very good. If you're searching for a budget and strategic hostel for sightseeing in Malacca, I would like to suggest this hostel. it's located 20 minutes of walking from the main attractive places in Malacca and it's also near with 24 hours shop.

          Reviewed October 20, 2013

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          9.3
          Exceptional
          Wong from Malaysia
          Group
          Twin Air Conditioning
          Stayed 3 nights in November 2011

          Great location.”

          The staff very friendly.

          this is my first time i stay in the hostel. my frist impression the moment that i entered this hostel, i like it very much. they kept the room clean and comfortable. i save a lot cos i don't have to use any transport. just walk and enjoy the historical of malacca. thank you . for those who the first time sure you all will like this place as your fist choice. enjoy..

          Reviewed December 04, 2011

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          9.3
          Exceptional
          Zaheed from Sweden
          Solo traveler
          Dormitory Fan
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2011

          Great place for Backpackers Central,Clean,Friendly”

          Very Clean, Nice and Friendly Staff

          Nice, clean and quiet dormitory, has an air con to escape the Melaka heat! I was here to cool off from the big city and this hostel provided just that. The hostel relatively new and staffs are super friendly! Extremely good for the money I paid per night! Also don't expect rolls-royce breakfast! But you can cook anything you like in the full size kitchen. Also the shopping mall and the supermarket is about 5-10 min walk form the hostel. I didn't cook cos the hawkers food around the corner is relatively cheap! A dinner will run you about 2-4 USD. I originally came here for 1 night to test the hostel out but decided to extended for 15 days more. Melaka can be done in 1 day but my plan was to cool off get some energy before I start backpacking again.

          Reviewed April 15, 2011

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          7.3
          Very good
          Martin
          Business traveler
          Twin Room - Fan
          Stayed 1 night in April 2011

          clena and small room”

          cheap, good location

          Backpacker's Freak Hostel is a nice, friendly, clean hostel with very good location. It located just next to Pahlawan Parade, and easy access to pther sightseeing hot spot. Idea place for bargain traveler, absolutely a thump up!

          Reviewed May 01, 2011

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          8.7
          Excellent
          David from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Double Fan Share Bathroom
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2011

          absolute winner!”

          location,lounge,helpful staff

          Perfectly located on the plaza within walking distance of everything! Fabulous double air conditioned room for the price. Even though the lounge is meant to be shared by all staying here we felt we were the only ones here...a true home from home with wi-fi,TV,DVD,dining table,comfy chill out area and kitchen. OK,so the toilets are Indian style and the showers are located within the toilets....but this really isn't as bad as it sounds - everything is very clean! The hostel is very secure and even though the night market is right outside it remains peaceful. We cannot recommend this place highly enough for the price...get there before it gets discovered!

          Reviewed July 19, 2011

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Erin from China
          Solo traveler
          Dormitory Fan
          Stayed 1 night in September 2012

          enjoy the stay soooo much~!”

          clean, free breakfast, nice owner

          i stayed here for 3days, the owner of the hostel is very kind, price is cheap and room is clean. Also, the owner's puppy is lovely! A good choice for backpackers! the location is good, cos only take few minutes from the hostel to the scenic spots.

          Reviewed September 19, 2012

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Aiman from Malaysia
          Family with teens
          Dormitory Fan
          Stayed 1 night in February 2012

          Strategic location and warm service”

          Comfortable and clean

          Comfortable and convenient. Air conditioner is cool despite the sweltering heat outside. Clean room and washroom. No security problem as no key is required to enter the premise. CCTV to monitor the movement of people in and out of the hostel. The ever helpful worker will be more than willing to help to bring your luggage to your room or down the stairs if you need help.

          Reviewed February 10, 2012

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          8.7
          Excellent
          Jeya from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          Double Fan Share Bathroom
          Stayed 1 night in November 2011

          Awesome place, superb service, home experience”

          Cheap, clean, at home feeling, friendly staff, good location

          this is a small backpackers hostel located in the heart of melaka city just few meters walking distance from melaka raya area which has a few historical landmarks and a couple of other attractions such as shopping malls, taming sari tower and joker street

          Reviewed November 15, 2011

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          9.0
          Exceptional
          ELAINE from Malaysia
          Group
          Twin Air Conditioning
          Stayed 3 nights in April 2011

          Value for Money”

          Strategic location, clean and nice, value for money

          Very good location, just right opposite Melaka attractions. Value for money, the room are clean and nice. Just few dollar can get a place for overnight with breakfast. Highly recommend to all the backpacker, most of the place in Melaka you can just get a map and walk. Highly recommended hostel.

          Reviewed April 08, 2011

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          9.0
          Exceptional
          IRENE from Philippines
          Couple
          Twin Room - Fan
          Stayed 2 nights in May 2011

          Great Location and a Warm Smile”

          great location, very friendly and exemptionally accommodating staff!

          we reached the hostel quite late, but we are so glad that jonathan was there to wait for us. we made friends with the staff: jonathan and swamu both of them were very friendly and we couldn't wait to go back! toilet is shared amongst the occupants so if you're quite fussy about it, i'm not sure you'll be loving it.

          Reviewed May 11, 2011

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          8.0
          Excellent
          BAMBANG from Indonesia
          Group
          Twin Air Conditioning
          Stayed 1 night in April 2011

          a nice and value for money hotel”

          close to historic and jongker street

          the hotel was juz nice, the staff was very friendly. the location was perfect; in front of menara taming sari and 10 mins walking to historic city of melacca and jongker street. i definetely recomended this hostel and would come again when visit melacca.

          Reviewed April 27, 2011

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          8.3
          Excellent
          Celine from Malaysia
          Couple
          Double Fan Share Bathroom
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2011

          Great location ”

          Very affordable

          the hostel was simple and peaceful. throughout the whole stay we did not really bump into anyone which gave it a sense of privacy despite the shared bathrooms. the rooms are spacious and clean with towels and blanket provided. there's even air condition which we really looked forward to after a whole day out in the sun. overall, the place was very value for money especially for those looking just for a basic place to stay and spend more money on shopping & eating.

          Reviewed June 25, 2011

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          6.7
          Good
          MARIA from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          Double Fan Share Bathroom
          Stayed 1 night in October 2011

          Very good location”

          Very good location

          I was welcomed by a most amiable man who showed me my room, and even accompanied me to the nearest cleaners where I had my soiled clothes laundered. A very accommodating person, indeed. He (and another hotel staff) even lent me a universal socket for my laptop and cellfone. The room was okay, with a well-functioning aircon which can be very cold in the evening considering that the room I was in was small. There was no blanket provided; no towels, too. The disconcerting part was the shared bathroom because there was only one in one floor, plus the fact that it was also where the squat bowl is located. There is a separate seat bowl adjacent to the bath though. The location is its major plus. It is so close to the Heritage Walk. One only has to cross the major street fronting the hostel (most tourist buses stop ply in this street), past the garden and then saunter along the area where Melaka's colonial past becomes alive, from Christ Church all the way to the Portuguese's section symbolized by the A'Famosa, then the Sultan's Palace, and St. Paul's Church atop a hill. On the way, there are so many souvenir shops. There was even a night market on that same street where the hostel is located at. There are also a lot of eating places, and so it's not a problem for one who has a discriminating taste in Malaysian food. Getting a bus to Melaka Sentral is also not a problem.

          Reviewed November 07, 2011

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          6.3
          Good
          ANGGA from Indonesia
          Solo traveler
          Single Room - Fan
          Stayed 1 night in January 2014

          Budget hostel located in the downtown”

          Location, food surrounding and Shopping Mall surrounding

          Located in the downtown of malacca. People can find this hostel in front of taming sari and beside the mahkota parade mall. Many food stalls surrounding and you can see the night market just beside the hotel. It also walking distance from ferry terminal

          Reviewed February 09, 2014

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          8.0
          Excellent
          Choong from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          Dormitory Fan
          Stayed 1 night in April 2013

          Good and comfortable hostel”

          Friendly boss, clean room, easy access to heritage area

          The room is clean and the staff are friendly. They are willing to talk and share whatever about the states with the customers. The price of the room is cheap and what you get is staying there is actually more worthy than what you pay for the room rate per night! But, every tourist have to pay an extra amount of RM2.00 heritage tax due to government policy. So, be aware of this issue whenever you stay in any hotel in Melaka.

          Reviewed April 25, 2013

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Aiman from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          Dormitory Fan
          Stayed 1 night in December 2011

          Warm caretaker and clean”

          good location, spacious

          A comfortable and satisfactory stay. However, air-conditioned is only turned on from 7.00 p.m. to 10.00 a.m. Then air cooler is used as an alternative to save energy. While this is good as travellers would only come back to rest at night, it may not be ideal for people who want to rest during the day. Perhaps, the hotel could come up with a policy like Tune Hotel. If guest requests to use the air conditioner, then he/she has to pay a little more. A clean place and a warm caretaker are basically essential for a comfortable and good rest.

          Reviewed December 14, 2011

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          9.0
          Exceptional
          Zaheed from Sweden
          Solo traveler
          Dormitory Fan
          Stayed 6 nights in April 2011

          Clean, Comfortable and Nice”

          Friendly Staff, Clean and Price

          As mentioned earlier I decided to come to this hostel due to friendly staff (super helpful) and cleanliness!

          Reviewed May 08, 2011

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          7.7
          Very good
          YUTARO from Japan
          Solo traveler
          Dormitory Fan
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2012

          Good location and nothing else”

          good location

          When I had arrived at this hostel, nobody was there, so I was forced to wait for my chec-in more than 1 hour. Rooms were clean, but air-con was in operation only night time, so if you would take a short rest at the hostel, you'd get swetish.

          Reviewed September 14, 2012

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          8.3
          Excellent
          Jeffery from Malaysia
          Couple
          Twin Air Conditioning
          Stayed 1 night in August 2011

          Lovely hotel with great staffs”

          Clean and close to town

          it is a nice hostel for the budget. helpful staff. parking is not a problem and it is within the vicinity of attractions. a good choice for group of friends that would like to go for trips and hang out together.

          Reviewed September 05, 2011

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          8.3
          Excellent
          Shabaz from Thailand
          Solo traveler
          Dormitory Fan
          Stayed 1 night in May 2012

          Great location”

          The hostel was clean

          One of the best hostels I'v stayed in for sure. Nice clean rooms and bathrooms. Great location, most of the sightseeing in Mallaca is walking distance.

          Reviewed May 22, 2012

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