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The Cardamom Hostel
Ranked #18 of 105 Specialty Lodging in Melaka
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“The Cardamom Hostel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

Super nice backpacker hostel. The owners (Kuan) are a young educated couple and so friendly and helpfull. Day and night. The hostel is laying in walking distance of all of the major attractions of Melaka (for example Stadhuys and Jonker Street). The rooms are big anough and some of them have airco. The rooms have no bathroom, so you have to share it with the other guests. But the two bathrooms who are available are clean. The owner mr. Kuan also has two bikes for rent. So we explored Melaka on bikes, what was very pleasent. Ok, the bikes are not really made for western european guys, but in this case the locals also have something to laugh at. Also the beds can be a little bit short when you are taller then 1,90 meter.
Ok, its a simple hostel compare to 5 star hotels. But when you are backpacking i would really advice this hostel. Its cheap, clean, cosy and the owner is super friendly.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Cardamom Hostel
Address: 43A Jalan Kota Laksamana 1/2 | Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
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Ranked #18 of 105 Specialty Lodging in Melaka
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cardamom Hostel, is house of the owner, Ah Kuan, who situated 10 mins from Jonker Streets, Red Square, Stadthuys and others famouse Historical Site. Established in Jan 18, 2013, we provide 4 rooms, that is 2 Standard Double Room(Queen Size Bed), 1 8-Person Dormitory(4 Bunk Bed) and 1 Family Room (! Queen and 1 Single size Bed). We provide WIFI that cover for whole house, PC, Air - Conditions on each room. Toilets and Bathrooms are mix together, so be sure to notice it. Note: 1)You can put your lugguage and Check in After 2:00PM and Not Late Than 6:00PM, Please Contact Me if you want to do Early Check in or Late Check in 2 days in advanced. 2)Please do not LITTELING, SMOKING and MAKE LOUD NOISE inside the house, failed to do so will banned from entering the house permanantly. 3)We do not provide Towels and Shampoos, please do bring yours. 4)Please do not wear any slippers or shoes after you entering the house. This is Malaysia costume traditional, please respect it. ... more   less 
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