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“The best hostel in town” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Jalan-Jalan
Ranked #13 of 206 Melaka B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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1 review
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“The best hostel in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

I been staying here on and off since Oct 2013. The place is really value for money, clean and tidy. The caretaker (Sam) is always give an extra miles to make sure the guest feel like home. The room are so comfortable and the dorm space are big enough to put all your stuff.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

We paid around $23 (AUD) for the new room, which had air con and hot water. The room was basic but clean, and the ensuite was small but functional. The location is great, right in the centre but not in the noise. The staff was nice enough and the wifi worked in the communal area.

I would give this place a 4 rating if it was not for the bed itself which I found uncomfortable. We also had a medium sized towel as a cover blanket/sheet, and it barely covered one person so between my husband and I we struggled.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank wordtraveller13
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

Stayed at Jalan jalan besi for 4 nights. Very comfortable stay. We stayed in a private room with a private bathroom, for a very reasonable price. Owners very friendly and helpful, and they have excellent security by means of a front gate. Very clean room and bathroom. Really nice location in melacca, would stay again and also highly recommend to anyone staying in melacca.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

I had a great stay in this hostel. I booked two rooms with built-in bathrooms. Each room was spacious but one room (the one overlook the stairway) was lacking of privacy due to the presence of a huge window. However, there's a curtain that covers the window from inside but unfortunately, from my observation wasn't adequate. I would suggest a bigger curtain to ensure the privacy of the occupants.

The bathroom was rather small which was expected so no big deal. It was very clean (as a matter of fact the whole place was very tidy and clean!) and there was hot water which was all that mattered. No complementary toiletries or towels are provided so pack your stuffs well because I didn't... I made a mistake thinking there will be towels provided.

Location wise... it was perfect! After all the hostel is located (very) near to the famous Jonker Street. You can easily walk to many tourist attractions in Malacca like The A'Famosa, The Taming Sari tower and etc.

The owner/caretaker Sam was a really nice person too. I left my watch in my room after I checked out and only realised that I have lost it after I arrived home. And Sam was kind enough to ship the watch to me. I feel a little bad though that he wouldn't let me cover the shipment cost.

Definitely I would come back and stay again!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

The staff in this hostel were pleasant if sometimes hard to find (we had to leave our keys at an empty desk when we checked out). The number of people smoking in the cramped common area made it hard to spend any time there. Our room was clean and had a good fan and mosquito net but strangely the walls didn't quite reach the ceiling which made it feel a bit more like a cubicle than a room, not very private. Bathrooms were outside and not clean, a cold shower in the dark was not much fun. All that being said this place had a certain charm and its location meant you were right in the middle of the best parts of Melaka. Apparently the bike rental is good too.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

A really nice guesthouse in a great location. We stayed in a double room with a fan and a mosquito net. The communal area is really socialable and we met some nice people there. Thank you sam for all your help.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hong Kong, China
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129 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

Awesome little place in a popular area of Malacca. It's within walking distance of numerous food stalls in China Town where you can sit have something to eat and drink and listen in on the local karaoke on the main stage.

The hostel has many bikes for rent (5rm a day) and allows you to get through many popular sight seeing locations.

My boyfriend and I decided to stay in Malacca for just 2 nights - we spent the first night in a double fan room. It's very simple and unfortunately too hot so we changed to a double room with AC and private bathroom. DEFINITELY worth the money! Cosy and spacious.

There's always people wandering through the hostel so it's a good social place to meet new faces.

The guy who runs the place, Sam, helps with everything and is very friendly! When we first entered the hostel to check in, everyone seemed like a family it's a comfortable environment to be in.

Jalan Jalan is an awesome little hostel! Would definitely come back here!

Room Tip: rooms away from the main road are quieter - we also preferred A/C
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Jalan-Jalan
Address: 8 Jalan Tukang Emas, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
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Ranked #13 of 206 B&Bs / Inns in Melaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Jalan-Jalan 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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