Some hostels are made for comfort, some hostels are made for art, and some hostels are just cheap beds to retreat to while you spend all day exploring.
This one, however, is made for making friends. From beginning to end the hostel owner and the volunteers promote an atmosphere of community and a family atmosphere. Group activities are encouraged, and the roof is a great place to hang out. I've had many people since tell me that the friends they made here became travel friends, making this a great place for solo travellers to connect and make their travel a little less lonely.
The facilities are about average for hostels in the area. There is one large dorm with capsule beds and multiple private rooms, all of which have shared bathrooms. Some private rooms are fairly simple affairs, with just a fan and a bed, while others have big beds with air conditioning. Regardless, this is the kind of hostel which doesn't expect you to spend much time in your room, but instead either out in town or in the common areas making new friends.
Breakfast varies from day to day and is definitely more than the simple toast and jam of some other hostels.
The hostel itself is also highly volunteer friendly, so if you're looking for a long-term base during your travels you can contact the hostel and ask if they need an extra hand.
This is one of my favorite hostels. It is clean, the bed are box bed style giving you more privacy and better sleep, the common room is beautiful and spacious so it is perfect to meet people. The location is perfect to explore the city. But the best...the staff and the owner who makes this place a home. Do not miss the bicycle tour to see the sunset!! When in Melaka choose this hostel and you will have an amazing trip!!
The location of this hostel is great, right by Jonker st. Found it to be clean and very social, easy to meet people, and they organise many things to get involved in. Staff were really great here. Was nice that breakfast was included, something different each morning.
Had a double room, which only had one plug in, when two people are sharing, and limited time spent in the hostel, this wasn't so useful. Also the pillows were really hard, so not to my taste.
The people and location definitely make this hostel.
Booked 2 nights here early this month. I must say, I'm pretty impressed with this hostel. They have a common area and a balcony where people can socialize. It's located on the second floor of a building and have two floors of rooms. The hostel have some volunteer travelers, so there will be times that you will meet new people manning the front desk, some very friendly, some seemed like they are trying their best to look friendly.
I stayed in the dorm room, the beds are clean and you have your own light and charging station (both plug and USB). Top bunks are more spacious than bottom bunks. They turn off the AC during the day so it can be hot at times.
Their toilets seem like newly furnished, a bit small, but still ok. The only downside is that since the hostel is located high up, they need a pump to keep the water pressure high on the higher floors. I know it's not their fault that some travelers do not know how to follow instructions, but when the pump is left open, there will be leaks. I was located at a bottom bunk near the toilet, and one morning my area was very wet, even if the helpers already cleaned the area, the water seeped through the flooring, so it was still wet. It was so annoying. Add to that the fact that I was also near the exit, so everyone kept on passing by, the noise can be distracting.
The stay comes with free breakfast, that changes every day. You can also order other items in their menu if you want additional food.
The place is slightly a bit of a walk from Jonker street maybe less than 10 minutes. Bus stop is a about 10 minutes walk from this place as well. Get a bus that stops at Ocean Mall. Walk towards the Shell gas station at the corner. Walk past the Hallmark hotel. The entrance to the hostel is between two restaurants.
It's my first time visit Malaysia, so I have contact the crew several times before I came in, they very kind, helpful and fast response. The hotel is pretty near from famous place jongker street. fortunately I've got bed in single room (not dormitory). The room are quite clean, not to much for breakfast, but I think it's better to try a local dish. If you want to getting around, u can rent a bike from this hotel,, biking alongside the melaka River is nice things that u can do.