We are in Malaysia at the invitation of our daughter and son-in-law who has been residing in Kuala Lumpur for almost a year now. Our son-in-law has been posted here on his new assignment. This is really our first trip out of the country!
After spending two weeks with them, they decided it was time for us to do some travelling on our own. Carol (our daughter) took it upon herself to find the proper accommodation that would most of all take good care of us and was looking through several options when she accidentally found it on TripAdvisor.
After making the connection and enquiries from the establishment concerned, which she claims was a happy discovery, she immediately arranged for a taxi that would drive us directly the next day from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca and drop us right at the doorstep of the Hostel called Jonkerdee. As this is our first trip ever, she assured us that Jonkerdee Hostel would take good care of us.
She only called to verify our arrival and then once more when we were to depart whereby we told her we were extending our stay by another two nights. Her response was "Didn't I tell you Jonkerdee Hostel would take good care of you?"
Here's our part. We can't dispute but we can endorse that Jonkerdee Hostel has indeed that "wow' factor. There is also one other factor it has and that is "Serendipity"
It was serendipity that brought us to the discovery of this hostel (just as our daughter had claimed).
Serendipity is that faculty of making happy discoveries by accident.
Since the time we stayed at Jonkerdee Hostel and at Andre's (the owner's) advice, motivation and encouragement to take chances and opportunities we'd never taken before, travel on roads we've never travelled before and more, every accidental and what could have been an 'unpleasant' experience had in fact turned out to be a happy discovery.
The accidental discovery our daughter made with TripAdvisor was itself, we'd say the first "serendipity" effect we encountered and experienced.
Sounds like every review written and posted about Jonkerdee Hostel on TripAdvisor have their own Serendipity story to tell.
The photographs/pictures of this Hostel for viewing on TripAdvisor is indeed a delightful and happy discovery. too. We want to say that there's everything going for Jonkerdee Hostel:-
great location, lots of ethnic restaurants around, star attraction sites and shopping complexes all within walking distance, car parking lots, less congestion and traffic, safe surroundings, etc, etc, even great ranking ( not to mention great reviews) on TripAdvisor.
Within the Hostel itself, there is nothing lacking, not the sleeping conditions, the breakfast served, the cleanliness all around, the ambience/atmosphere, the noise level (peaceful and tranquil) and other concerns like mosquitoes, stale air, dank and moldy walls, etc, are all out of mind's way and worry.
The amenities provided by this Hostel as outlined on TripAdvisor also keep to their promises.
We plan a day trip visit to Malacca again (with our daughter and son-in-law) after Christmas and we were hoping to give Andre a courtesy call, if it's all right by him. We promise not to take much of his time. We'd be flying back within the first week of the New Year, 2015.
In the meantime, Our warmest and best wishes to Andre and Good luck and success to Jonkerdee Hostel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A hostel with a whole lot of difference. A rare hospitality experience. A unique and exotic interior with a friendly atmosphere and a peaceful ambience. A must try! ... more less