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The Cardamom Hostel

43A, Jalan Kota Laksamana 1/2 | Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Stayed there 2 nights with a friend in dorm. It's small but comfortable to spend the night. We didn't really hang around at the hostel, as we just sleep and walk around the city. It's 5 minutes from Jonker Street, but the place is just so peaceful at night. :) Kuan is informative and helpful. We met his wife as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

For the price this place is excellent value. I stayed in a double room. The positives: - cheap (RM45/night) - quiet - great location to walk around Melaka - plenty of places to eat just downstairs from hostel - clean - air conditioned room - has wifi. The negatives - staff are not helpful and are rarely available - beds... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Friendly, cheap and clean. Place for making tea etc. Rooms quite big and airy. I stayed in a dormitory and was comfortable, but several others were getting up very early to see the sunrise and they were so noisy that in the end I joined them as there was no sleep to be had! Staff are not on duty 24/7,... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We are a young Irish couple who stayed in the Cardamon Hostel for one night. We stayed in a double room. It was clean, large and had great air con. The staff were very friendly and gave us great information about Melacca. There was free water and the bathrooms and showers were great. The hostel is a five minute walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We only stayed here for one night. The room was quite spacious, good air con and fan, strong wifi and really clean. Shared bathroom was quite clean also. The accommodation has excellent security. The front door is always locked and at night there is a second door which is locked. It is a 5 min walk from Joncker street. Melaka... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Overall nice for short stay in nicely decorated shophouses, clean & homely feel. Other dorm mates doesn't create much noise and don't even switch on the light when others are sleeping. Nice. Except that there is no window (cause it is a shophouse, you see) unless you stay in double room. The view outside is nothing special, though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is probably one of the friendliest hostels I have stayed in. The couple that runs the hostel are super nice and friendly and also very polite and professional. The room we stayed in had a very nice window with flowers. The rooms are basic, but charming and spotlessly clean. There is a lot of useful information and maps etc.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

pls provide your check in time for owner to let them be prepare cause sometimes they may away but will b back in few mins ! A good experience here while can easily walk into heritage city by passing riverbank. Rooms have quite private and dorm design, a lot drawing and painting on the wall to represent heritage city character!... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Overall a solid hostel. Wifi worked well. The owner was extremely helpful and told me all about what to do and where to eat. The hostel is average- no communal area and is small so not sociable. However it is clean. I think that the private bedroom is overpriced for what if is. Ok location but quite difficult to find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The owner of this hostel is super helpfull! The rooms and showers are nice for the backpacker kind of travellers (clean and good). Seems like a family hostel to me and that's why they really put some effort to make your stay marvelous and comfortable. To also be a bit critical,....the bed was a little bit harder then expected. Eventhough,... More 

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