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“Decent experience, but could have been better”

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Travellers Planet Hostel
Ranked #15 of 152 Specialty Lodging in Melaka
Reviewed December 25, 2012

The rooms were good, but small. The room and bathroom was clean. However, the flush in the bathroom was not working. That was a problem. Also, we were not allowed to check in till 4pm even though the hotel's check-in time says 12noon. The owner cited the reason being that the "rooms were being cleaned". That is not acceptable as we arrived at the hotel only at 2pm and they had 2 hours to clean the room before our arrival.

Also, we were asked to check-out at 11am itself even though the hotel policy states that the check-out could be done till 12noon.

Finally, do not ask the owner to call a taxi if you are going out somewhere. We asked for a taxi to be called to get back to Melaka Sentral bus station. First of all, we were asked to share the taxi with two other hotel guests, and we had to pay RM30, each, for the one way transport to the bus station. However, we had paid just RM20 overall for two people while we took the taxi from the same bus station to the hotel, while we were arriving at the hotel. Maybe the owner has some deals with the taxi drivers to get some commission for himself.

If not for these inconveniences, it would have been a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

Ajit, a staff member, promoted this hostel for us at Melaka sentral. Usually we don't pay too much attention on the promoters but we really liked his cool and friedly style and decided to have a look. They had only one room available, nbr 4 which is the biggest family room. Usual price is RM75 but we got it for RM60. There is just a mattress on the floor but this was just perfect for us. Rooms are clean and the common area is very popular for chill out. Everybody seems to like the place and extend their visit, if possible. We ended up staying for 3 nights. The only downside is the noise, but that was managable. Location is good, this is such a small city that everything is within walking distance. We never tried the breakfast, but it seemed to be just diy coffee and toast. I would definately come here again.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tebessa
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

When arriving at the Melaka bus station we were swamped by people offering us places to stay, after lying and saying we had a room booked we were very confused & Arjit (the boss) approached us, while we were skeptical at first he showed us photos & the tripadviser Certificate of Excellence. This sold it for us & we are all very glad that Arjit came over as the hostel is a great place to stay in Melaka. The hostel is in a great location with attractions & food in very comfortable walking distance. We stayed up late drinking with Arjit & he really took care of us. Very friendly staff and a really relaxed atmosphere. This hostel is a steal for the price as well as we got a room for 3 of us for $14 USD a night! We are leaving for KL soon & the owner has rang a friend and has sorted us a room in a hostel there which was really helpful. I would thoroughly recommend this hostel to anyone planning a stay in Melaka.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

Really, I can't complain for the money. It was well priced for what it was. Friendly staff. We would have gone for an air con room but there were non left so we had a fan room on the top floor, shared bathroom. The bathroom was excellent, cleaned often and with separate toilet and shower cubicles.

The breakfast was a help yourself type affair with toast and tea/coffee. There was a lounge area that seemed quite popular but we did not use. The wifi was OK (upstairs) although sometimes dropped out (it was pretty good in the lounge.)

The room could be improved upon. The size and the bed was fine but, as sometimes happens in budget places there was no ceiling fan, just a desk fan. This was quite noisy. The main problem was that having the fan on meant that we were using the ONLY electrical socket in the room and could not charge anything. There were no anti-mosquito measures on the windows.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Minisuitcase
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

Strategic location. Night market right downstairs. Lots of restaurants around. Walking distance to Jonker Street and other attractions. Things to do at night are, stroll along the night market, take the tower ride which is just a few steps aways from the hostel, enjoy the beautiful boat ride down the river as the boat ticketing is just nearby, then walk to Jonker street for the famous chicken rice ball dinner and settle at a pub (open during weekends) for a drink and enjoy a couple of music and song.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

This is my first review on trip advisor because a place has to be either really good or really bad to warrent any after thought. Stayed here for longer than planned because this place is definitly a good one. like any great travel experience, the people here were the key, some were staff, some long term guests, and some just passing through. the rooms are all different, and generally very basic, but the common area is great and one of those places where groups tended to gather. the staff are great, and ajit is really knowledgeable and can give you as much info on the town (and really the whole country) as any travel agent, except hell tell you the cheapest way to get things done! location is great, right beside some hawker stalls and a big mall if thats your thing, and only a few mins walk from chinatown and little india. also just across the street from the historical district. if your looking for a good, cheap, clean place with the potential to meet some people, or just watch a movie on some pillows in the common area, This is the place.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Thank Brett_CAN
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

During September l stayed at Travellers Planet twice. Recommended to me in Singapore, l caught the bus to Meleka Sentral, then hopped on no 17 bus to Mahkota mall and made my way to the orange front building. I spent two days there before flying to Langkawi. After spending the next three weeks backpacking around the Malaysia peninsular l found my age catching up with me l decided l needed some place to chill. Where else but the best place l had stayed in Malaysia. I relaxed for the next five days at Travellers Planet, being taken care of by Arjit and his willing team, while l took in the wonderful sights of Meleka. Without doubt, the best accommodation l encountered, the place attracted some wonderful travellers who contributed to the great memories l have of Meleka. My first stop if l am ever able to return to Malaysia.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank john h
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Additional Information about Travellers Planet Hostel

Address: 1-19 Jalan Pm 3, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 152 Specialty Lodging in Melaka
Price Range: $10 - $25 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Travellers Planet Hostel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Travellers Planet Hostel, Malacca is a modernize architecture building painted with striking orange outlook. Featuring 13 various budget rooms to standard deluxe rooms. When it comes to accommodation, we really meant business to cater for all. Located in the heart of Melaka (Malacca), city of UNESCO historical site. We are just minutes away from all tourist spot such as the Jonker Walk (Chinatown), Fort A'Farmosa, St. Paul's Church, The Dutch Square (Stadhuys) and even all the famous museum. This is the latest and newest backpackers travelers hostel in town. Friendly environment and fairly cheap price for rooms. Rooms availability from Single/Double/Triple Fan / A/C / Attached Bathroom. The best part is the atmosphere here is so laid back and fun, plus the great locality which is near to all sightseeing sites, but not on the main road. So the place is peacefully quiet at all times. Unless the socializing travelers are having a great fun... ... more   less 
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