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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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Phuket, Thailand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

I stayed in this hostel for 1 night, When I arrived the owner, Sean, said the dorms were all full but he had a private room available. This was more then i wanted to pay and was about to go else where as i knew there were other hostels for the same price despite Sean trying to tell me otherwise.... More 

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Kathmandu, null, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

as soon as i came into this hostel i felt at home, sean is wonderful : ) not only during my stay of two nights was he completely welcoming, but let me hang out in the hostel for a further 10 hours while i waited for my bus...and gave me fruit (and a sneaky beer) for the journey! some hostels... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

shawn was a great host the place was clean tidy, shawn seemed to be able to answer every question we had about the local area and most of malaysia :) shawn was also more then happy to move us to a private room with a double bed as i stupidaly booked a private with 2 singles. there are no other... More 

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Backpacker's Freak is an absolutely wonderful time that is actually more like a little home than a hostel. Sean is more than friendly and makes a great friend as well. He really cares about your well-being and ensures that you have a good time in the process, as he really seems to know everything about Melaka and what to do... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Room was very clean and so was bathroom. Hostel is in a great location near to all major attractions. Sean is full of information. He organised a bus ticket for me and taxi.Found him good craic and very helpful. Think the hostel is fantastic value for money. Breakfast is included. Hostel is very secure. Would definitely stay there again and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

After staying in matahari In KL I was more than happy to visit this branch in Melaka. Sean was the perfect host making everyone feel that they were at home, he gave excellent advice about traveling around the city:) It was one of the cleanest hostels I have stayed in. I will definitely return in the future and highly recommend... More 

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Sentosa Island, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Easily the best place to stay in Malaysia, great atmosphere, great location, great host. Sean (the owner) is an very welcoming character that made my stay here an excellent one. I would recommend this hostel to anyone who wants an authentic and interesting place to stay. Would come back here if I return to Asia.

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Essex
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

To put it quite simply; this hostel feels like home. Sean, the owner instantly made us feel welcome and gave us a great guide of where to go around Melaka. The hostel itself is made up of 4 bed dorms (yes, four beds, basically a hotel room!) and a couple of doubles/singles, a kitchen (you can pop down to the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights and although it was cheap and cheerful I probably wouldn't go back. Our room although clean enough, was a little shabby. It had a couple of holes in the carpet floor and the A/C unit started leaking (although was fixed quickly). Like I said though, it was cheap and clean so that was fine... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

My hosteling experience here was great. Sean, the host of the hostel, was a complete joy. He was funny and informative, and my friends and I met great people while spending time in his up stairs common room. The location was optimal and the hostel was clean and cheap. Definitely a good time!

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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): $
Number of rooms: 15
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