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Backpacker's Freak Hostel

1-25, Jalan PM2 | Plaza Mahkota, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The room isn't that great but was nice and cool which was good! The bedding had a cigarette hole in it and after check out the woman went to clean room and change sheets, when I went back upstairs to use the toilet I walked past and saw the bed was made but sheets were the same and made me... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Unless you're back packing around Asia and don't mind the most budget of budget accommodation then this isn't for you. It was more expensive than another hostel we stayed in by the river in Melaka and was really not as good. The service was slow, the bedrooms dirty and the facilities mostly broken. The showers are literally on top of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The young boys who work at this hostel treat the place more like a squat than a place of work. They sit around smoking, watching TV or napping, and treat guests as an inconvenience. They speak no English. "Reception" is in another hotel on the opposite side of the block, we had to go here every day to get our... More 

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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
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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
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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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