I actually planned to stay at another hostel I head is pretty good but when we arrived, the place was empty. We were under the hot sun, tired and desperate for a place to rest. Then we found River View and were gratified to find the owner friendly and the place neat. He just told us to help ourselves to whatever there is in the kitchen and let us choose our own room. He even told us what is good in Melaka and rented bikes for us. The price is reasonable, especially if you're backpacking.