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Backpacker's Freak Hostel

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Reviewed 1 September 2012

Room was very clean and so was bathroom. Hostel is in a great location near to all major attractions. Sean is full of information. He organised a bus ticket for me and taxi.Found him good craic and very helpful. Think the hostel is fantastic value for money. Breakfast is included. Hostel is very secure. Would definitely stay there again and...

Thank Desire4travel
Reviewed 5 August 2012

After staying in matahari In KL I was more than happy to visit this branch in Melaka. Sean was the perfect host making everyone feel that they were at home, he gave excellent advice about traveling around the city:) It was one of the cleanest hostels I have stayed in. I will definitely return in the future and highly recommend...

Thank Katinthai
Sentosa Island, Singapore
Reviewed 29 July 2012

Easily the best place to stay in Malaysia, great atmosphere, great location, great host. Sean (the owner) is an very welcoming character that made my stay here an excellent one. I would recommend this hostel to anyone who wants an authentic and interesting place to stay. Would come back here if I return to Asia.

Thank James C
Reviewed 16 July 2012

To put it quite simply; this hostel feels like home. Sean, the owner instantly made us feel welcome and gave us a great guide of where to go around Melaka. The hostel itself is made up of 4 bed dorms (yes, four beds, basically a hotel room!) and a couple of doubles/singles, a kitchen (you can pop down to the...

Thank Hannzie
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 July 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights and although it was cheap and cheerful I probably wouldn't go back. Our room although clean enough, was a little shabby. It had a couple of holes in the carpet floor and the A/C unit started leaking (although was fixed quickly). Like I said though, it was cheap and clean so that was fine...

Thank jellyfur
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 12 July 2012

My hosteling experience here was great. Sean, the host of the hostel, was a complete joy. He was funny and informative, and my friends and I met great people while spending time in his up stairs common room. The location was optimal and the hostel was clean and cheap. Definitely a good time!

Thank mastiger1
Bali, Indonesia
Reviewed 4 July 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...

1Thank Fiqy
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 23 June 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...

Thank NoelyK2
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 28 May 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...

Thank Turtle1082
Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Reviewed 29 April 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...

Thank r0gerthat

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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 

Additional Information about Backpacker's Freak Hostel

Address: 1-25 Jalan Pm 2 | Plaza Mahkota, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Price Range: $15 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Backpacker's Freak Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Stay elsewhere!”
67stephw, 1 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Rooms are basic so don't expect too much as its targeted for us poor people :-) but if your budget is a little higher, you can always upgrade to their other 3 hotels which are on the street behind.”
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Nomad247, 13 May 2014 | Read review
“cheap, clean and comfortable”
SaraBlas, 28 Aug 2013 | Read review
“If they try to put you in 204 ask for another room!”
JonathanN330, 15 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Choose a room on the third floor”
Raluca_abuletz, 10 Jan 2013 | Read review
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