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Backpacker's Freak Hostel
Ranked #86 of 126 Specialty Lodging in Melaka
kuala lumpur
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Standard, simple and cheap”
Reviewed August 23, 2011

We checked in at about 11pm on a Saturday night (though we had informed the hostel about it) and the duty manager was around to make sure the keys were passed to us. We were really tired from a long day's trip in Malacca and we didn't see the blankets/towels for rental sign. It was also not told to us so although we were lucky that we brought our own towels, we had a night sleep using towels as our blankets!. We took the budget double room with a/c and weren't expecting much from the room since it was budget but we were not told about the small window either which didn't shine much sunlight into the room so it felt quite weird to wake up to the similar conditions as to when we fell asleep the night before. Light breakfast is provided for all guests but we didn't have the opportunity to utilise it since there are many good places to eat in Malacca. The toilet is clean but the structure of it is somewhat 'unique'. The toilet bowl is on a raised platform so you have your feet dangling when seated. The shower comes with a squatting toilet bowl (also known as 'Asian toilets') which is not really an issue but just the feeling that you might have a possibility of slipping and having a foot stuck in it or some of your toiletries falling through it. In the end it is a hostel so don't expect much. We would recommend this place to those who just want a night of comfortable sleep. Location of this place is great since its near to a shopping mall and it is just right opposing a tourist attraction spot.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Backpackersfreak, Owner at Backpacker's Freak Hostel, responded to this review, September 3, 2011
Hi there,

Thanks for the review. We really hope that you have a pleasant stay with us and the whole new experience staying in a backpackers hostel. We will take your kind advise to improve ourselves in the near future. Thanks!
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 14, 2011

Nice, clean and quiet dormitory, has an air con to escape the Melaka heat! I was here to cool off from the big city and this hostel provided just that. The hostel relatively new and staffs are super friendly! Extremely good for the money I paid per night! Also don't expect rolls-royce breakfast! But you can cook anything you like in the full size kitchen. Also the shopping mall and the supermarket is about 5-10 min walk form the hostel. I didn't cook cos the hawkers food around the corner is relatively cheap! A dinner will run you about 2-4 USD. I originally came here for 1 night to test the hostel out but decided to extended for 15 days more. Melaka can be done in 1 day but my plan was to cool off get some energy before I start backpacking again.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
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Backpackersfreak, Owner at Backpacker's Freak Hostel, responded to this review, April 18, 2011
Thanks Zaheed for your long stay with us here. Really hope you enjoyed along your stay with us.
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed April 1, 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed here for a week. It just opened and has new furniture (best mattress I've had in 4 months of traveling) and clean rooms. It s just a few minutes walk to Chinatown and right down the street from the two big malls and all of Melaka's historical attractions. Most rooms are on the bottom level (1 up from the street) while the dorms and kitchen/lounge are on the top floor. The owner, Anderson, has a self-run business on the floor between which helps keep the noise down.
We have felt incredibly welcome and invited. We made a reservation and without asking were given a discount because we stayed for a week. We looked at other places and were not as impressed. For the same price we got better amenities, better staff, more security, and a much nicer room with A/C.

  • Stayed April 2011
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Backpackersfreak, Owner at Backpacker's Freak Hostel, responded to this review, April 9, 2011
Thanks for your good review on our hostel. I really appreciate it. Hope to accommodate you again one of these day. All the best in your traveling! Cheers!
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed March 17, 2011

Stayed here during short getaway trip to Malacca. Loved its location as it's very near to all Malacca's historical charms. Staff are friendly. If you need blankets or towels, it's available for rental @ 2 ringgits each. I had a chat with staff, he mentioned hotel just opened in Feb 2011

Breakfast was included but don't expect too much as it's just a backpacker's hostel. However, you can cook some light meal 'cos they have kitchenette. You just need to make sure after cook you wash & keep the place clean & tidy.

There is a small area for you to sit back & relax on the top floor with TV & movie as well as free wireless internet.

7/11 is nearby as well so you can come down to grab your snacks or drinks anytime you want.

  • Stayed March 2011
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Backpackersfreak, Owner at Backpacker's Freak Hostel, responded to this review, March 21, 2011
Sawadee Khrap!

Hi, I remember your stay with us here. On behalf of the management, I wish express my gratitude for leaving us a few splendid comments. Anyway, if you happen to be coming to Melaka again, I hope to see you again and stay with us here!

All the best in study in Singapore.

J.K. Anderson
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Property: Backpacker's Freak Hostel
Address: 1-25 Jalan Pm 2 | Plaza Mahkota, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #86 of 126 Specialty Lodging in Melaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Backpacker's Freak Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are one of the latest backpacker's joint in Melaka. Located in the city center of all historical sites and just minutes away from Chinatown. This is the place where budget and comfy comes together. ... more   less 
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