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Backpacker's Freak Hostel

1-25, Jalan PM2 | Plaza Mahkota, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
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Ranked #20 of 66 Specialty lodging in Melaka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014
MI W Taitung, Taiwan
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The owner was really friendly but other staff weren't so much, the room was ok, windowless but cleanish. They claimed that they offered free tea and coffee, breakfast, book exchange and none of these were actually available. Don't promise something if you're not going to do it!

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Taitung, Taiwan
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The reception staff is very friendly and humorous. The other staff is friendly and easygoing as well. In spite of staying there only one night, their advice made me feel wonderful and helpful! I wish I'll be there soon!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Under new management the place is undergoing refurbishment, hence only very good and not excellent, but besides that the view is to kill for, i open my window and staring right back at me is the amazing " Menara Taming sari" what can only be describe to all that hast seen it before is a massively tall flag pole that... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

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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Javea, Spain
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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6 hotel reviews
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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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Address: 1-25, Jalan PM2 | Plaza Mahkota, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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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