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“Good, nice, and cheap hostel in Mellaca”

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Backpacker's Freak Hostel
Ranked #78 of 115 Specialty Lodging in Melaka
Bali, Indonesia
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239 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Good, nice, and cheap hostel in Mellaca”
Reviewed July 4, 2012

This hostel is located just opposite Taming Sari Tower, really close to busy Mellaca Old Town. Hostel is on second floor up to third floor, funny that reception and common room located at third floor, so once you arrived, ring a bell then go to third floor. Wifi is provided here, connection was pretty good. Room was so small, with small window near window, Air Con made us freezing that time. Bathroom is sharing with other guest. Next to hostel, there's night market at night. Food is easily to get as it close to attraction center. A 24 hours mini-mart just next to the hostel.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2012

if your in melaka you won't do better than backpackers freak hostel. Sean the manager is the greatest host of any hostel I've stayed in in the world. the rooms are spotless, its got a great common area and the price is very reasonable. also he treats all new arrivals a traditional Malay meal in the hostel so everyone gets to know each other. what a guy!

  • Stayed May 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
Reviewed May 27, 2012

Stumbling upon Backpacker's Freak ended up being a grand decision.
With the comforts of clean rooms & facilities, a relaxed environment, a cozy common area & an ever enthusiastic and entertaining manager, full of advice and great conversation, my 3 day planned visit of Melaka ended up being 11 days!!
It's also customary for the guest to each chip in some money for the host to buy some very delicious local food & to enjoy everyones company. Again adding to the very special atmosphere & friendly / honest service on offer.
All in all, I would definitely recommend Freak if not for just more than adequate digs then just for a relaxed & fun stay.

Room Tip: Windows can be bad on the weekend due to 24hr Karaoke & Boy Race Cars (Tokyo Drift Style)
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2012

Had the best stay in backpackers freak hostel ever!
When you arrive, you get a personal explanation about the city, stuff you can do, tourist places, where to get free maps etc.etc.
The hostel comes with a good breakfast, nice kitchen, clean rooms, clean bathrooms and a good common room.
Ashley and Sean are such good hosts, I recommend staying with them.They will learn your name from your passport and become your friend right after.
The hostel is located in the center of the town, so perfect location to walk to everything there is to see in Melaka.

Room Tip: Make sure you book a room in advance, the place is usually crowded and people walk in all the time.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 26, 2012 via mobile

Had a good stay at backpackers freak with a very simple but clean room! Breakfast very basic but your allowed to use the fridge so you can by some yogurt and stuff your self if you'd like. Only thing we really reacted badly to was all the smoking. As a non-smoker it's actually quite discusting when people smoke in the common room ALL the time, and also when they smoke in the corridor outside your room..otherwise, friendly staff and good value for the money! Wifi not the best tough as some people have mentioned before.

  • Stayed April 2012
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San Francisco, California, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 3, 2012

Hands down, this was the best customer service I have ever received traveling! The owners make it a community environment - they're knowledgeable and courteous. Expect these guys to learn your name on day one and treat you like family by day two.

For value, it's the cheapest place in Melaka and breakfast is included with free tea and coffee twenty-four hours a day. You can use the kitchen (rather uncommon in Southeast Asia) and they encourage everyone making group meals.

They owners clean it obsessively so it's cleaner than any hotel.

Try it, you won't be disappointed!

- Chris USA

Room Tip: All rooms have AC so it's up to you whether you want the dorm or privates. Both are cheap.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2012

This is a great little guest house. Decently located between Chinatown and Melaka Raya this hostel is super clean with amazing staff. Also, the free wifi was reliable and fast which is a rare combination in guest houses. Recommended all around!

  • Stayed February 2012
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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 #78 of 115 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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