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8.3
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6.4% this month
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8.3
Excellent
Location rating score
Excellent location - 270 meters from city center
Popular neighborhood
Parking
Available
  • Malacca Sultanate Palace Museum110 m
  • A'famosa (Porto De Santiago)180 m
  • Porta de Santiago180 m
  • Bandar Hilir190 m
  • St. Paul's Church210 m
  • Dataran Pahlawan270 m
  • Christ Church280 m
  • Muzium Rakyat280 m
  • Post Office290 m
  • Stadthuys Square290 m
  • Free Wi-Fi
    2017

    The Rucksack Caratel

    107, Jalan Banda Kaba, Jonker, Malacca, Malaysia, 75000 - See map
    "It has a strategic location - 5 mins walk to Stadthuys, 10 mins walk to Jonker Street."
    Mun K. - April 5, 2016
    Excellent comfort
    8.8 room quality and comfort
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 88% of guests
    • Located in heart of Malacca

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Garden

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 81 times | 11 travelers are looking at this property right now

    Property ranking|Compared to 3,186 Malacca properties
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    Room comfort score
    8.8/10
    Review score - United States
    8.4/10
    Service score
    8.6/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.6/10
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Malacca properties
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Malacca properties
    Better than
    97
    %
    of Malacca properties
    Better than
    97
    %
    of Malacca properties
    Value for money8.2
    Distance to city center3.7 km
    Location rating8.3
    Nearest airportMalacca International Airport (MKZ)
    Distance to airport8.2 km

    Rooms available at The Rucksack Caratel

    8.8
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Premier Deluxe King
    Premier Deluxe King
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed
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    Garden Suite
    Garden Suite
    ...
    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Twin
    Deluxe Twin
    ...
    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Pool view
    • 2 single beds
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    Superior King
    Superior King
    ...
    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Caravans
    Deluxe Caravans
    ...
    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 queen bed
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    Family Deluxe
    Family Deluxe
    ...
    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 queen bed and 1 king bed
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    Buddy Caravan
    Buddy Caravan
    ...
    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 4 single beds
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    Deluxe King Garden View
    Deluxe King Garden View
    ...
    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed
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    Standard Twin
    Standard Twin
    ...
    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds
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    Premier Deluxe Room
    Premier Deluxe Room
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    • Shower
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    What people love about The Rucksack Caratel

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "In the heart of malacca town, the hotel is very nice."

      Muhammad

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      January 11, 2019

    • 8.4
      Excellent

      "All in all, it was a good experience staying here."

      Mun K.

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      April 5, 2016

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Location

      "Good location close to center of Melaka."

      TOSHIO

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      November 22, 2018

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    8.4
    Excellent

    "Lovely comfy bed"

    Amy

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    January 5, 2019

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    What they offer

    7.6
    Very good
    Staff 

    "The staff is very friendly."

    Lian C.

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    January 11, 2019

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    8.3
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    Excellent
    6.4% this month
    Cleanliness8.6
    Facilities7.9
    Location8.3
    Room comfort and quality8.8
    Service8.6
    Value for money8.2
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    8-9 Excellent (251)
    7-8 Very Good (287)
    6-7 Good (67)
    <6 Below Expectation (116)
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    6.4
    Good
    Wai from Australia
    Group
    Premier Deluxe King
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

    Biggest negative was the internet - often unavailable and very slow. ”

    Had to change rooms at eleven at night as electricity blew and there was no power in the room. Internet was not functional. My daughter’s room had a light that started to flicker during the night. Staff were friendly but they too agreed the internet was an issue which management did not wish to address as there had been numerous complaints from guests.

    Reviewed July 24, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Terumi from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Twin
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

    Friendly and helpful!”

    Their staff are so friendly and helpful. Especially one of the staff help us about booking for local bus journey . Thank you very much Zai!! The hotels atmosphere is very chilling and clean, also very close to all the sight. Value for money. Well recommended!!

    Reviewed July 19, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Alex
    Couple
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Excellent”

    Only 5 minutes walk to Jonker Street and Christ Church. The hotel design is nice and unique. It was a good stay for us. Definitely a good value for money! Only big minus is that the WiFi internet in the room is not working :(

    Reviewed July 16, 2019
    4.4
    pei from Malaysia
    Couple
    Premier Deluxe King
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Below Expectation”

    The hotel is located at a strategic location, unfortunately designated parking lot is not provided to hotel guests. I booked a Premier Deluxe King Room with Garden View, but my room view was not as advertised, it was facing an abandon building. I tried to request for a change as I did not feel comfortable with it, but the reception told me that room is fully booked and the "Garden View" room was assigned to someone else. The bed wasn't comfortable and the shower floor was dirty, stains everywhere. The breakfast served was not value for money and it was below expectation.

    Reviewed July 13, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Wei from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Buddy Caravan
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    A little gem within walking distance to jonker st”

    Good concept of "caratel" but there are not real caravans. We stayed in a room for 4 which has very good use of space but rather small with no window. So we hang out at the common area cum dining area which is comfy but limited in capacity - free flow coffee & tea available. There are outdoor high chairs & tables, and a small pool with pool side chair. Free but limited parking available. Less than 10min walking distance to Jonker St.

    Reviewed June 07, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Su from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Buddy Caravan
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Caravan Hotel”

    Overall a pleasant and unique experience and stay. The kids love it. Buddy room is small for 4 pax however you can always spend your leisure time outside at reception area. Fast wifi speed. However, breakfast lacks variety. Suggest to provide a main course like a pack of nasi lemak or fried mee once guest presented with breakfast voucher.

    Reviewed May 29, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Diana from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Very convenient location!”

    Just a hop and skip away from old Melaka town. Great accessibility with ample on-street parking available. Toiletries in the room were better than expected. Appreciate the variety of news channels on TV. Please remember to get parking coupons for yourselves if you are driving into Melaka!

    Reviewed May 13, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Jemima from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Quiet place within the busy tourist area”

    If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay away from the busy city centre but near enough to walk to the all the attractions (5-10mins walk), this is best place to stay. With its own pool backyard tucked away behind the busy main roads outside the palace's gates. Rooms are clean with basic amenities.

    Reviewed May 12, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Xeyna from Singapore
    Couple
    Premier Deluxe King
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Excellent”

    Walking distance to Jonken street and local attraction (less than 10mins). However, walking back to the hotel at night can be quite dark even thou there are street lights around. Besides the location, everything else is great!

    Reviewed May 04, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    NGOC from Vietnam
    Family with young children
    Buddy Caravan
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    A small beautiful hotel”

    It's a small but beautiful hotel with warm welcome. Staffs are helpful and friendly. Great location for a visit to Melaka

    Reviewed July 18, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Koon from Malaysia
    Couple
    Deluxe King Garden View
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Will stay here again”

    My favourite parts are great location (just few mins away from jonker) and friendly staff. I also like that they have a pantry with drinking water provided. Provide parking, but on first come first serve basis, and the parking is actually not gated. Breakfast was very simple. The room was a little small, but clean room with nice view, overall it’s a pleasant stay

    Reviewed April 23, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    ENG from Malaysia
    Group
    Buddy Caravan
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Great Location & Unique”

    We liked the hotel design, it's quite new and clean. The most importantly, very near to the attraction places e.g Jonker streer, A Farmosa etc. The only down side, very limited car park space, only few lots available at the road side!

    Reviewed April 23, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Stephanie from New Zealand
    Couple
    Garden Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Spacious room with Jacuzzi - great after a long day of traveling!”

    We stayed for 2 nights and were pleased with the room. Though we wished there were more options for Gluten-free food for breakfast, the place was very much central to all of the local attraction and food - 8 mins walk! Overall was great, thank you!

    Reviewed April 22, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Elizabeth from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe King Garden View
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    For somewhere a bit different....”

    The Rucksack Cartel is an unusual hotel. The delightful rooms overlooking the nearby gardens are spacious and well equipt. Below there are different accom options off the central common area that had books, games and the outdoor pool. I found the wifi a little challenging to use and the walk home at night a bit spooky on my own, but this hotel is very close to everything while still being quiet.

    Reviewed April 18, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Alisa from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Twin
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    Good stay ”

    Hotel was clean, beds and pillows were extra comfy, family room was fairly large for 4 pax and location is great. You can park your car and walk everywhere so that you don’t get stuck in the traffic. Breakfast was a bit sparse though.

    Reviewed April 16, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Wei from Malaysia
    Couple
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Very good”

    Great location which is walking distance to jonker yet tucked away from the noise. Room isn't spacious but good enough for a day for two, nice bathroom amenities but not much lighting in the room especially at night

    Reviewed March 19, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Pat
    Couple
    Deluxe King Garden View
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    garden view”

    We asked for a room with a garden view and boy did we get a view!! Absolutely gorgeous.So pleasant and calming to sit in your room with a drink looking at that view. Also didn't realise this hotel also has a swimming pool.Even better. Close to the centre of town( 5 minutes). Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed February 24, 2019
    5.2
    WAN from Malaysia
    Couple
    Garden Suite
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Above average”

    Not worth the money! We booked the Garden Suite, expected for a comfy stay, however it wasn’t. Bath tub is so dirty! We even have to wash on ourselves before we use it! Somewhere in the bathroom is also dripping water. For breakfast part, it was so disappointing as well. Doubting myself that seriously this is what I get at this price?

    Reviewed July 15, 2019
    6.4
    Good
    rosliza from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Buddy Caravan
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Perfect location!”

    If your plan to visit the Afamosa and the malacca river......this hotel is for u....

    Reviewed July 14, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Tiong from Malaysia
    Couple
    Deluxe King Garden View
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Excellent”

    modern design, comfort for stay 2 to 3 days.

    Reviewed July 07, 2019
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