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Discovery Cafe & Guest House

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3 Jalan Bunga Raya, Melaka 75100, Malaysia
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Ranked #6 of 72 Specialty Lodging in Melaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Ben Tre Province, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I was there for almost 2 weeks, during Christmas time... I had a great time and I met lots of nice people. If you are a backpacker looking for a nice place to relax for a few days where you can make new friends and decide where to go next, this is what you are looking for... Alan the manager... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Alan the manager is absolutely brilliant, works really hard to make sure the guesthouse is clean and guests enjoy their stay. Felt really safe here and met lots of nice people too. One of the best places I've stayed and in a really good location!

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