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Discovery Cafe & Guest House

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3 Jalan Bunga Raya, Melaka 75100, Malaysia
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Ranked #7 of 73 Specialty Lodging in Melaka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Negombo, Sri Lanka
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

It was a nice stay with my famaly in this hotel.It was so nice to sit in the open restaurent with live music in the evening. The staff was nvery helpful. The location of the hoptel is ideal to do the shoping and to have a walk in the evening in the historical city of Malaka.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Super basic rooms, no frills here. Great if you're young, super budget conscious, or long hauling around south east Asia. Clean, with minimal amenities. It's a room, no view. Only 2 bathrooms per floor which became quite busy on a weekend morning. Wi-Fi was slow but not unusual for life in a developing country. The winning part was the staff... More 

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Ben Tre Province, Vietnam
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Great location and it was great to have a bar and restaurant downstairs. Some nights the singer was very loud and sang until approx 1am, I wouldnt recommend the hotel for families because of this! Nice staff and very helpful.

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San Francisco, California
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Their wifi really sucks - either it does not work or it is so slow that you just can't function. There’s also no fridge, no proper drinking water, no kitchen, nothing. The large dorm is so hot, it was impossible to stay around during the day. Even with all the fans on it's still seems like an inferno. All that... More 

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Rochford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Been past this place a few times and decided to stop for lunch, good priced drink and reasonable food with friendly staff. Went back a couple more times in the evening when there was a little live music, but nothing to get excited about. Overall a pleasant good value spot in a good position

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Jannali, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Arriving on a Friday, the only available double room was at the Discovery Malacca Hostel across the road from Discovery Café & Guesthouse. There was only an interior window with no curtain so the light from the hallway made it hard to sleep. The noise from people walking up the timber stairs and on the timber floors added to the... More 

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Canggu, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The guesthouse is divided into to parts. The reception and restaurant is the bad part. The house with the rooms the good one. Alan takes care of the rooms and the guests and does a great job. You'll have everything you need and will meet many fellow travellers. The guy at the reception is unfriendly, unhelpful and you might have... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Located right in the city center this clean hostel has a nice cafe\bar adjacent to it. Very friendly staff and clean rooms are also part of the equation. The WiFi is stable. The only thing it lacks is a little kitchen where one could prepare food for oneself.

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I stayed there for 3 days after Christmas. It was an amazing experience to be able to mingle with other travelers all over the world. Plus all tourist destinations in Malacca are within the reach. Alan, our host, made sure everything is under control and well organized under his nose. I had good rest and slept well there. I'll surely... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is probably the worst hostel I've ever stayed in. It was ridiculously noisy, like sleeping in the middle of a highway. We had the unairconditioned mixed dorm and the sleep was awful, best thing to do is just get completely plastered. Alan, who runs the place on behalf of the owners is great, lots of helpful advice and probably... More 

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