Check-in and Check-out Time
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
The historical hub of Peninsular Malaysia or Malacca is named as UNESCO World Heritage site back in July 2008, and since then, many tourists from around the world are attracted to Malacca. It can be seen occupied under Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and British rule, has left the town as a blend of diverse cultures, most clearly recognisable in the city’s architecture. Located at one of historical town of Malacca, this hostel is a budget backpacker’s accommodation that offers at an affordable price. It is surrounded by historical sites such as Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum and A’ Famosa. This newly built hostel offers a dormitory room with shared kitchen, dining area and lounge. Visitors also can enjoy a movie with collections of DVD facilities as well. Besides free WiFi access throughout this hostel, guests can also have direct access to 24-hour reception desk for concierge and luggage storage services. Besides that, convenience store, cash withdrawal and souvenir shop also located nearby this hotel.
How to Get to Backpackers Freak Hostel
From Kuala Lumpur city centre, it takes around an hour and 30 minutes to reach this hostel by using ELITE highway and exit to Melaka town. Besides that, visitors also can reach this hostel from Batu Berendam Airport at Melaka and by using bus at Malacca Old Bus Station.
Types of Room in Backpackers Freak Hostel
The concept of rooms in Backpackers Freak hostel is dormitory-like room. The dormitory consists of single beds and can be shared with group of people whether it is family or friends. The dormitory is equipped with shared kitchen and dining area. There are dining area that can accommodate up to 6 guests at once and communal area with flat television with satellite channels.
Restaurants and cafes in Backpackers Freak Hostel
As for dining options, Plaza Mahkota has many restaurants and trendy cafes. If you opt for snacks and beverages, there is a night market available at Jonker street. Among the local delights visitors can find are Gula Melaka Cendol which originated from Indonesia and has become the most-favoured ice dessert in Malaysia. In addition, there are also chicken rice balls and Nyonya Assam Laksa. Besides that, Harper’s Café is one of Malacca’s best known restobars. It serves menu of Malay-European fusion fare and offers excellent and breathtaking views of the Malacca River. Other than that, Cafe 1511 serves Nyonya and Western cuisine with specialties including Nyonya laksa, otak-otak and pai tee. It also serves many types of beverages alongside excellent food. For more options and choices, visitors can head to shopping malls nearby this hostel which are Dataran Pahlawan and Mahkota Parade.
Facilities and Activities in Backpackers Freak Hostel
Backpackers Freak hostel also features amazing facilities and services for comfortable and convenience of guests. Besides free WiFi access throughout this hostel, guests can also have direct access to 24-hour reception desk for concierge and luggage storage services. Besides that, convenience store, cash withdrawal and souvenir shop also located nearby this hotel. For leisure and recreational activities, guests can always approach the tour desk to arrange visits around Malacca and rent a bicycle to fill up free time.
Interesting Places Near Backpackers Freak Hostel
Jonker Street - Jonker Street is known as Hang Jebat street and located at historical town of Melaka, just across the river from Dutch square. It was once renowned for its antique shops and developed to clothing and crafts outlets as well as restaurants. It is on both sides of the road with heritage houses dating back up to the 17th century. Today, the street houses many shops selling antiques, textiles, handicrafts and souvenirs. On the weekends, starting Friday night at 6pm, the road is closed off for traffic and turns in a very crowded night market. Visitors are reminded to come early as there is a limited parking space on site.
The Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum - The Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum is a combination of three terrace lots that were acquired by the Chan family in 1861. It was opened as a museum in March 1985 and the name of the museum is derived from the term Baba, an honorific manner of addressing a Straits-born gentleman and Nyonya which addresses a Straits-born lady. The vision of the museum is to educate communities to Malaysia’s history Peranakan identity and culture. As visitors enter the museum, there are many pictures showcasing the history of the origin of Baba & Nyonya and their culture as well as heritage. It is open daily from 10 am to 6pm.