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Memory Guesthouse Jb is located in Johor Bahru, which is not your typical backpacker destination -- most tourists only stop in the city for a night before they cross over to Singapore, so it is not surprising that Memory Guesthouse is pretty much the only hostel available in the city. This does not mean that it will be a last resort kind of option, however -- the hostel has an amazingly cosy atmosphere with a big outdoor area, a mini zoo, and dorms with individual bed cabins, all of which make it a great place to stay.
Memory Guesthouse is located about twenty minutes' walk from the seafront, where the centre of town is also found. Moreover, this is the point where you can go through immigration and catch the bus to Singapore (it is not possible to simply cross the bridge on foot!). The area of the hostel is quiet and residential, with the choice of a few local-style eateries in walking distance.
Rooms and Bathrooms
The hostel is not big and the only dorm is a long corridor with bed cabins on both sides -- you get a space all to yourself which is divided from the rest of the room by a curtain. Inside, you have a single bed with a shelf, a few clothes hangers, a bedside lamp and an electronic plug, and a luggage storage underneath. The bed itself is quite hard, but the arrangement itself definitely gives you a private enough space in which to snooze. There are three bathrooms and toilets at various points of the hostel and they are clean and functional.
All the common areas are outside on the terrace. As you walk into the hostel, you are welcomed by a "rain curtain" that sprays cold water onto you, which is really appreciated in the hot weather. On the terrace, you have a basic kitchen. Each guest is assigned a mug to use, and for which the guest is responsible during the stay. There are plenty of sitting areas as well with some books and boardgames, and there is also a mini zoo where you can watch some birds and rabbits jump around.
While Johor Bahru might not be the most memorable place on your trip, Memory Guesthouse will definitely leave some nice memories. It is friendly place with a welcoming atmosphere, and although most people are only staying for a night, the nice outdoor area provides an excellent space for socialisation.
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Published on 2019-10-30
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New owner Roger is the best.
Fast Internet, small but also big private room very low budget, a bit far from town but you can get a bicycle or walk 15 minutes. Roger the owner will help you with everything. Common space outside with kitchen facilities. I would return here. Near the border with Singapore.
Location and Contact
2H Jalan Inche Besar Zubaidah Off Lorong 4, Johor Bahru (Johor Baharu),
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