We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Backpacker's Freak Hostel

1-25, Jalan PM2 | Plaza Mahkota, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Backpacker's Freak Hostel
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Backpacker's Freak Hostel
Backpacker's Freak Hostel
Backpacker's Freak Hostel
Write a Review

56 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (17)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
There are newer reviews for Backpacker's Freak Hostel
See the most recent reviews
Phuket, Thailand
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Kathmandu, null, Nepal
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cork, Ireland
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
21 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sentosa Island, Singapore
1 review
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Backpacker's Freak Hostel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Backpacker's Freak Hostel

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
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld, Agoda and HostelBookers so you can book your Backpacker's Freak Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Backpacker`s Freak Hotel Melaka

33 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (20)
View from room (2)
Hotel & grounds (5)
Room/suite (3)
Videos (2)
Other (8)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (14)
Room/suite (5)
View from room (1)
Hotel & grounds (1)
Other (7)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay