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Backpacker's Freak Hostel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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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
Jakarta, Indonesia
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 melaka river cruise. you can go there only on foot. also a lof of restaurants...

Thank Dian O
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 22 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
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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 very helpful in sorting us out with a room for a couple of nights and...

1Thank BradWalsh
Singapore, Singapore
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 nights here in Malacca are vibrant during the weekends.night markets, street performers, deliciously affordable food...

Thank roy7266
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 11 January 2013

We have booked this place from hostel world in the day of arrival. The photos of the rooms and the description seemed appealing. We reached the place late at night ( around 12 ) and we received the last available room - just because we booked in the last minute. But the room looked nothing like the pictures. The rooms...

Thank Raluca_abuletz
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2012

I stayed in this hostel for 1 night, When I arrived the owner, Sean, said the dorms were all full but he had a private room available. This was more then i wanted to pay and was about to go else where as i knew there were other hostels for the same price despite Sean trying to tell me otherwise....

2Thank Gizzigog
Kathmandu, null, Nepal
Reviewed 16 September 2012

as soon as i came into this hostel i felt at home, sean is wonderful : ) not only during my stay of two nights was he completely welcoming, but let me hang out in the hostel for a further 10 hours while i waited for my bus...and gave me fruit (and a sneaky beer) for the journey! some hostels...

Thank Jillian W
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 September 2012

shawn was a great host the place was clean tidy, shawn seemed to be able to answer every question we had about the local area and most of malaysia :) shawn was also more then happy to move us to a private room with a double bed as i stupidaly booked a private with 2 singles. there are no other...

Thank anne-maree88
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 4 September 2012

Backpacker's Freak is an absolutely wonderful time that is actually more like a little home than a hostel. Sean is more than friendly and makes a great friend as well. He really cares about your well-being and ensures that you have a good time in the process, as he really seems to know everything about Melaka and what to do...

1Thank Daniel_Newcomer

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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 

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 - $33 (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.”
  • If you cant stand heights than get a blind fold
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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