Amazing value, friendly staff, great stay
I was really impressed by this place, there are a lot of things that they have got right. This is more of a no frills guest house that does dorms than a hostel, but I really liked this approach. A cheap, clean, quiet place to stay.
This isn't a place for you if you like the hostel social, drinking and party scene. Nor do you get some of the extras offered by bigger hostels like laundry and food. But if like me, you are someone who wants great hostel value and also wants somewhere clean and peaceful, then this place is great. It's a great fit for solo travelers, couples and slightly older backpackers, whose best drinking days are behind them. I found it much better value and cleaner than any of the hostels I've stayed in recently and I like the fact that it isn't just a carbon copy of all the other hostels around Asia.
The decor is new and fresh and the place was spotlessly clean, I found the beds really comfortable with good air-con. It isn't in the heart of the old town, but is a 5-10 minute walk to all of the restaurants, shops and cafes. It is also a cheap Uber ride to get to and from the bus stations, which was about a 10 minute drive away, so I found the location great. This doesn't have a 24 hour desk, but the staff were really helpful and accommodating when I contacted them via Whatsapp and asked if I could arrive in the middle of the night (don't do the hostel thing and rock up at the door at 2am) and it was a very easy process.
As a previous review mentioned there are not enough plugs, but as it is a small place and quite quiet during my stay, I didn't have any problems charging and this isn't something that is an easy fix. I found the wifi fast and the fact that the toilets and showers are separated is also good and I never had to wait. They should definitely consider adding in some security lockers in the future, which could easily fit on the blank wall of the common area. It is a bit of a pain having to carry around your valuables all day. But a great stay and if I ever come back to Melaka, I will return.
Solo travel - 9 Nov 2017