Le Village Guesthouse Melaka

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Description

The Hostelz.com Review

Le Village Guesthouse Melaka is an artsy abode run by a bunch of hippies. It is quite a walk from the historic center and everything about it is old, dirty, and rundown. Wi-Fi is practically nonexistent and the only nice thing about it is the tiny bay window corner, which is ideal for reading and chilling.

The Location

The hostel is located in the east of the city, about twenty-five minutes' walk from the historic centre. This is the modern part of Melaka, which boasts mostly with shopping centres and eateries. While you might get enthusiastic when you see that the sea is literally on the doorstep of the hostel, there are no beaches here; instead, it is a dirty coast full of rubbish due to the closeness of the harbour. The area definitely feels less safe than central Melaka, but it is probably still ok if you do not stay out late. However, the front door of the hostel is always open and mostly, there is no reception (they leave a phone there for you to call them if you want to check in or have any questions), so make sure to keep the door of your dorm locked when you leave.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The dorm looks more like a squat than anything else. There are only single beds, all of them with different sheets and blankets, and it has a very haphazard feel. The place has some permanent guests, people working locally, which definitely takes away from the hostel vibe. The bathrooms are on the ground floor and are really old and barely functioning. If you really need to, you will surely put up with it for a night, but do not plan for multiple days here, as everything is just too gross for that!

Common Spaces

As you enter the hostel, first you will find a shoe rack halfway up the stairs, and then you enter a corridor area full of paintings and artwork. There are not many places to sit, there is no water dispenser and no kitchen, and the Wi-Fi does not function. There is, however, a tiny atmospheric space in a corner with two couches and a big bay window where you can sit with a book or watch the street below you.

Summary

If you have any other option, try to avoid this place. Very little care or taste goes into it from the side of the owners and you could very easily get annoyed by the complicated process of having to track down the receptionist to be able to check in, by the lack of Wi-Fi, or the general lack of maintenance.
by JudyM
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
2019-11-02
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Location/Contact

Address
39 Plaza Mahkota, Jalan PM 4, Malacca (Melaka), Malaysia
Coordinates
2.189491, 102.246280 (accuracy not guaranteed)
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Telephone
+60 6-286 0086
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

Le Village Guesthouse Melaka is one of the most relaxed hostels we've ever stayed in. It feels more like you are staying at your friend's house than a hostel. This hostel is a great place if you want to stay somewhere for a longer time, but of course it is a great place to stay in for only one night. The very late check-out time (2 p.m.) also makes it convenient if you are catching a late bus and need a place to hang out until your bus leaves. The Location The hostel is located in an amazing area in the heart of the UNESCO world heritage city Melaka. If you come to Melaka by bus, you can take a taxi straight to the hostel or settle for a cheaper option and take the local bus to the maritime museum (the huge old Portuguese merchant-sailing-ship-turned-museum) and walk from there about few hundred meters to the hostel. Most of the sights in Melaka are within walking distance of the hostel. Melaka in general is a great place to walk around in. The are shops and a market just a few minutes walk away. There are dozens of restaurants within a radius of few hundred meters, the closest one being a really nice place, serving good and cheap food twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week, just five meters from the hostel doorstep. Rooms and Bathrooms You choose from single, double, and twin rooms and a mixed dorm. All of the rooms have fans -- there are no air-con rooms available. The rooms do not have safety lockers but the entrance of the hostel has a locked door with a security code and there is also a twenty-four-hour reception so it is quite safe to leave your stuff in the rooms. All rooms have shared bathrooms. There are western-style toilets as well as Asian-style squatting toilets. There is no hot water in the showers. In the shower areas there are hooks to hang your clothes on and soap dishes. Common Spaces There is a kitchen for guests if you prefer to cook your own food. They provide free coffee, tea, and drinking water. There is a fridge where you can store your drinks and food. There is a TV lounge with sofas where you can watch DVDs or choose from one of the dozens or maybe hundreds of channels the satellite TV has to offer. There is also a chill-out room where you can paint, make music, be creative, or just hang out and get to know like minded people. They have ticket and laundry services, luggage storage, and free Wi-Fi. Summary This is a very relaxed and chilled-out hostel where you can meet other travelers, but not a party place. It's the perfect place to stay for longer and really get to know the amazing city of Melaka.
ari stend
(finland)
2011-11-13

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