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Backpacker's Freak Hostel

1-25, Jalan PM2 | Plaza Mahkota, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ajit, the owner, has 3 hotel (backpacker's freak hostel, m international, and ajit guest house). I chose hostel because the price and location. The hostel is in front of Taming Sari Tower, so I can fully see the tower (better from 4th floor). The room i stayed is mixed dorm w/ fan. I owned all because no other guest in... More

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Charging 25 ringgit for a dorm bed on agoda is a joke. You can get better for similar price or cheaper. We checked into this place (had to pay a 2 ringgit "heritage fee" even though neither of the other 2 places we went in malacca asked for this), and within 10 minutes we had seen 3 bed bugs. The... More

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Iloilo City, Philippines
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This is one of the worst place i have been in my whole travelling experience. I booked a private bed (with A/C) and was greeted with stained sheets, smelly pillow, and hairs all over. The blanket looks like it has not been washed for a week. I don't recommend this one. Look for another place near the river. Melaka is... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Myself and two friends stayed here, and it was horrendous. Not only do you have 3 flights of nasty rotten carpeted stairs to battle to get to reception, when you get there, the "communal area" is one tatty sofa, and a table and chairs. We were greeted by a nice young man who checked us in, who was a working... More

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Santander, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This Backpackers is really good, is clean, has a comfortable mattress, air conditioning, one of the few in the city that brings a breakfast, The typical: a tea or coffee with some toast, butter and jam. They have a fridge where you can keep your drink cold. Don't look for backpacker price and wanna have a hotel room. It's in... More

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Berlin, Germany
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

This hostel must be a joke! Why? We booked a double with AC and got a lousy 6m² shoe box with fluorescent tubes, no windows and worn-out mattrasses right next to the "bathrooms" instead. In order to get to our beds we had to pile up our backpacks and stuff so that we decided to stay in there as little... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We'd read the good reviews on here before booking so felt pretty confident it was worth a go.... BUT much to our horror, they couldn't have been further away from the truth! A taxi brought us to the building and when he pointed it out I thought he must have made a mistake. It looked more like a squat! We... More

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights. Owner or "boss" Shaun was veryhelpfull with what to do and where to gowhat bus to get on leaving etc. He is def a bit of a character but he is very friendly and will help you if he can. Reading some bad review on here put me off a bit but in the end... More

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

Me and my wife was looking for a cheap night stay.. juz a couple of hours of wink before continuing our journey from Singapore via night bus.. chancing upon this hostel.. and with all the good reviews.. decided to give it a try.. we will be arriving in malacca around 2am.. and we did our part in filling that out... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

I tend to really trust the ratings on this site, so I was quite excited to stay at Backpacker's Freak Hostel. At the time of this review, the place has 4.5 stars, with over forty reviewers; this is why I'm so confused. I had to check to make sure that I had the right place. I've been traveling for some... More

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Also Known As:
Backpacker`s Freak Hotel Melaka
Backpacker`s Freak Hotel
Address: 1-25, Jalan PM2 | Plaza Mahkota, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 60 Specialty lodging in Melaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are one of the latest backpacker's joint in Melaka. Located in the city center of all historical sites and just minutes away from Chinatown. This is the place where budget and comfy comes together. ... more   less 
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