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Discovery Cafe & Guest House

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3 Jalan Bunga Raya, Melaka 75100, Malaysia
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Ranked #5 of 74 Specialty Lodging in Melaka
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed in this hostel with a friend of mine, we booked online 2 beds in a dorm. The prices are incredibely cheap! Because of the low price we didn't expect much. Turns out the hostel is in a great location right in the middle of the 2 main areas of Melaka, the staff is really nice, you can have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Did not stay at this Guest House but eat in its Cafe. It is a little out of the main tourist areas so might have overlooked it, if parking in Melaka was easy. As it turned out, parking round the corner from it was a wise choice. The food was excellent and the staff friendly and efficient.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staffs- John and Craig (If I am not mistaken) were really helpful.Their customer services were superb! The location of this budget hotel is walking distance to Stadhuys Building and Jonker Walk.It's a perfect hotel if you prefer budget accomodation and really enjoy your stay with other backpackers from other countries all around the world.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location in the centre of Melaka and good value - you can walk everywhere from here. Staff very friendly and helpful. Dinner ok, breakfast, included in the price - basic toast and tea / coffee but ok. There is the original guesthouse, a second place across the road and down the street plus a new place almost next door,... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although my stay at Discovery had been pretty short, it had been pretty pleasant. The location of the guesthouse is to die for and it is just next to the river. Jonker Street is within walking distance and all the other attractions are located in tight cluster around it. There are plenty of restaurants, stores, ATMs, shops etc around and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Basic room, for fuss free budget travellers. Quite near to places of interest like Jonker Walk and Red Square. The rooms are located at an old refurbished shophouse across the street from the cafe. The gates are locked at 10pm (I think) so if you will stay longer than this time, you would have to enter the place through a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Melaka, great place with alot of history, honestly don't plan on staying more than 1-2 days there as there is not much to do. the guest house is a great backpacking and you can organise busses and transport from right in the foyer. NOTE- i bargained with the guy organising the bus trip to singapore to get a better price,... More 

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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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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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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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