When we first arrive the hostel, the rooms look well maintain and clean. But once I flipped up the blanket, there were strands of hair and dust and dirt under it. Guessed the turnover rate of the hostel rooms were so fast that the host does not have enough time to thoroughly clean the rooms but simply swept the floor clean and arranged the beds neat.
Suspect the sheets were not change since hair and dirt were found under the tucked blanket. The blankets were definitely not changed which is a bad thing since the bed bugs can easily hide in the thick linen and remain hidden and not visible. Only realised I was badly bitten after the end of my 3D2N trip in room 3. It was my first time having such bad experience with beg bugs. Other than me, my two other guy friends were very badly bitten too. In fact, they discovered matured and baby bugs right after sleeping through the first night and got quite a few bites from room 7. Next morning after feedback, they had their rooms changed to room 2 (this was when I saw how the cleaner clean the room for next user. blankets are not change at all. So if infected, the next occupant will get the bug attacks as well.) Rooms were swept and sprayed with possibly the bed bug spray before passing on to my 2 guy friends. Yet, same thing happen. they were badly bitten as well in room 2 (room 2 is situated directly under room 7 so possibly the bugs travelled down.) Other wise the view of the hostel, the toilets, and the host even provides free complimentary cakes and pastry for the travellers.
Other than the bug issue, the stay is wonderful. Price is relatively competitive and location is walkable distance from the famous Jonker street.
If bugs does not bother you at all, this hostel will be a good deal for your travelling stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The guest house offers accommodation in comfortable twin or double bedded rooms with fan and common bathrooms (hot & cold shower) for up to 14 guests. Towels are provided for guest use. Drinking water, coffee & tea is provided complimentary. The back deck terrace has a magnificent view of the Melaka River. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- River View Guest House Hotel Melaka