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.

“Nice Place, Nice People” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Home Sweet Home Hostel

Home Sweet Home Hostel
Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Save
You added Home Sweet Home Hostel to your Saves list
Home Sweet Home Hostel
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   270 AB Taman Melaka Raya, Melaka 75000, Malaysia (Formerly Sunny's Inn)   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #52 of 88 Specialty Lodging in Melaka
Vale, Oregon
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice Place, Nice People”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I stayed for 5 days, and it was nice, clean, quiet, just as you would like it.

The hosts were cheerful, helpful, and made me feel at home. The area around was filled with restaurants, and there was a good selection of reference materials on the general area, and the surrounding countries. My host got me bus tickets, and had good ideas on where to go next.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank kevinberg53
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

51 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We made similar bad experiences as the other people, who gave a comment here. The owner approached us at the bus station, too and persuaded us to stay at his hostel. "Coincidentallyl" someone just cancelled his room reservation. So we had the room we wanted.
Our room wasn't clean at all. We found a used tooth brush under the bed, a used shaver in the bathroom, finger nails all over the floor and the floor hadn't obviously been properly cleaned for a long time - the completly opposite of the owner's announcement!
The main door was locked all day long. So every time we wanted to get in or out, we had to inform them. This was really annoying, as we often just wanted to get out for a short time. Often we had to look for them for a while, before we could get out. Really annoying!!! After a few days we found out that the owner and his family always switched off the air conditioning in our room, after we left. Sometimes we wanted to cool down in our room, but unfortunatly we couldn't switch on the air conditioning. We paid an extra charge for it, by the way!!!
The owner and his wife seemed to be very friendly and helpful at first, but we always had to realize that they just wanted to make money. For example, they brought us a bus ticket from the bus station, but without telling us, that we had to pay them an extra charge for it. We only found out later, when we had a closer look at the tickets. When we wanted to do our laundry one morning, the owner stopped us at the door and convinced us that his wife will do the laundry for a low price till the evening. As we were backpackers we washed almost all our clothes and towles- thinking we would get back our stuff in a few hours. When we wanted to get back our laundry in the evening, we were told, that it still needs a while. Each time we asked for the laundry, they had new storys, why the laundry wasn't ready. We got it back nearly 2 days later! Not funny with no towels and no fresh clothes!!!!!!
The price of the rooms are too high for what you get. Be careful with the owner and his family. They lie into your face and they are friendly, because they want to get money out of you!!!!!

We can't recommend this place!!!

PS: Be careful with the good comments here. I'm pretty sure that they were written from the owner himself.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank 2globetrotter2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers are raving about these Melaka hotels

Niah
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

stay for one night, upon check in owner said our room reservation not available. but can give us other room which we need to top up with additional $$. No toilet paper in the toilet, light is too dim. Wake up in the morning with bite and itchyness all over the body. Owner very friendly, but beware of the boss. He is too friendly towards female guest and it feel very uncomfortable. overall, not satisfied with the room and the money we spend on it.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Rachel C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
innsbruck
Level Contributor
30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

we've stayed there for 2 nights, bokked via agodo.com. after we had some troubles finding the place we were disappointed by the owner for the first time at the check in. our booking, which was paid by credit card was not valid and agoda should had sent me an email to inform me - not true, never got an email. however, "lucky us" he got another room for us, because he gave away our actual booked room to someone else: incl a/c but we had to pay 25 rm additionally, no big deal for us but a bit strange.
the room actuall had no window, just the bathroom did. the room was badly sound-proofed, size was small but ok, it could have been cleaner. the owner himself is somewhere in between very friendly and helpful and son of a gun. you can do defenitely better!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank quetzalZZZ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

This is a fantastic guesthouse highly recommended for travellers, 45 ringgits for a double air conditioned room with breakfast included. Michelle was also kind enough to drive us to the guesthouse from the coach station and pointed out some of the sites on route. The location is convenient situated near to plenty of restaurants and shops. The beer is very cheap and the owners invite you to watch films with them in the evening, compared to many grubby hostels in malaysia this place is a delight!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank terri h
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ko Samui, Thailand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Wonderful experience at this guesthouse. Two beautiful owners, full of generosity. Price is not expensive, 35 ringgits for a double room but you have the breakfast/tea/coffe included, a nice living room with a smart TV, Wifi... Laundry, beer very cheap and you can book bus/trek with them. We stayed 5 nights cause we felt so good ! It's near Melaka MegaMall, museums, 10min walk from the city center and Chinatown and so many delicious street food at the bottom of the hotel. You can eat Chicken Rice Ball, Bak Kut Teh, Chinese Soup, Nyonya food and Indian food !
You have to stay in this guesthouse if you come to Melaka !
All the best for them

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank FlorentGeorgette
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Had a great time here. TV room, clean kitchen and a wonderful FAMILY make you feel really at home here.
Had some cool conversations with the owners and even some drinks! Beer is one of the cheapest in town (hard to find in Malaysia).

The hostel doesn't have a pool but if you're lucky they might bring you to one of their appartment (which I was).

A place I won't forget!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank eric_agb
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Melaka hotels
0.1 mi away
No photo provided
T Hotel
#71 of 196 in Melaka
3.5 of 5 stars 3 reviews
0.2 mi away
Red Guesthouse
Red Guesthouse
#27 of 88 in Melaka
4.0 of 5 stars 3 reviews
0.5 mi away
Travellers Planet Hostel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.3 mi away
LSM Lodge
LSM Lodge
#20 of 88 in Melaka
4.5 of 5 stars 5 reviews
0.1 mi away
Comfort Two Hotel
Comfort Two Hotel
#55 of 196 in Melaka
4.0 of 5 stars 4 reviews
0.7 mi away
Cheng Ho Guest House
Cheng Ho Guest House
#37 of 88 in Melaka
3.0 of 5 stars 30 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Home Sweet Home Hostel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Home Sweet Home Hostel

Address: 270 AB Taman Melaka Raya, Melaka 75000, Malaysia (Formerly Sunny's Inn)
Location: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #52 of 88 Specialty Lodging in Melaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates):
Hotel Class:2 star — Home Sweet Home Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Expedia, Agoda, Hotels.com, Priceline and Hotwire so you can book your Home Sweet Home 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.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing