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    Backpacker's Freak Hostel

    1-25 Jalan Pm 2 | Plaza Mahkota, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
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    • Excellent36%
    • Very good27%
    • Average12%
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    • Terrible22%
    6 Feb 2017
    “Didn't actually dtay”
    14 Jul 2016
    “Dirty, depressive, hot, unfriendly”
    Free Wifi
    Breakfast included
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    Reviewed 14 March 2013

    The host was very nice and helpful. The hostel has a great location, it's surrounded with eateries and it's five minutes from all the main attractions. Basic breakfast is included, would go there again if I went back to Melaka.

    Thank Florent T
    Reviewed 4 March 2013

    stayed there on dec 2011. first time it's quite hard to find the location because the billboard was so small and you have to go upstairs to reach the hostel. anyway, its location very near melaka's attraction such as taming tower, famosa, many museums, and...More

    Thank Dian O
    Reviewed 21 February 2013

    The hostel is really basic but clean and located near everything. Our room didn't had a bathroom so we had to use the shared bathroom (there's only one Western toilet). The owner is very helpful and friendly!

    Thank Marlene V
    Reviewed 13 February 2013

    In terms of memorable stays, they don't get much more memorable than this place - mainly due to the loose guy running the joint, Sean. We arrived at the hostel without a booking and without any knowledge of what the place was like. Sean was...More

    1  Thank BradWalsh
    Reviewed 28 January 2013

    the host is very friendly and knowledgeable in a ""freaky" kind of way about the workings of the city.maybe that's the reason for naming the place "Backpackers Freak's".my trip there was made easy and all the attractions are a stone's throw away from the hostel.the...More

    Thank roy7266
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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Breakfast included
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
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    • US$12 - US$45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 15
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