Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Malacca, Malaysia. You can choose from 17 Malacca hostels. In total, there are 51 cheap places to stay in Malacca such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $4 for a dorm.
Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Malacca, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Most Malacca hostels are located in
Melaka, Taman Melaka Raya, Cheng Lock
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Malacca? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Malacca alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Malacca. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Malacca. To help you make friends with Malacca before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Guess what? Malacca is also named and spelled Melaka - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
Malacca is locally known as "The Historic State," befitting for Malaysia's only UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site. Historically a trading port and the seat of the old Sultanate since the 1400s, Malacca is well known locally for the Peranakan/Nyonya-Baba culture and cuisine, which is a distinct term used to identify straits-born children of Chinese and Malay descendants from the 1500s.
Apart from the nondescript commercial areas, Malacca's city centre is also peppered with architectural influences from Portuguese, Dutch, and English colonialism. Jonker Steet is usually the centre of cultural activity, and regular "street karaoke" nights are held almost every Sunday by the older Chinese community. It is also a great place to visit for knickknack shopping and food. Local Malaysians travel from all over the country to savour the famous Chicken Rice Ball (chicken, served with balls of oiled rice) and pineapple tart (in many shapes and forms, but generally constructed from a crumbly pastry with pineapple jam) vendors located in this area.
No mention of Malacca food is complete without a recommendation to Nyonya food; adventurous gastronomers, make sure you try the local delicacies -- Otak-Otak (fish cake grilled in banana leaf), Ayam Pongteh (a sweet and savoury chicken dish), and Lor Bak (fried sausage wrapped beancurd).
Many small, local Malacca hostels and guesthouses are also based on Jonker Street, usually housed in old-styled Peranakan houses, which are long and narrow, with a central courtyard, and many rooms to accommodate the usually large families of the Peranakans. Home stays are also becoming popular, with more and more of them being converted from traditional stilt houses (built in the past to avoid floods that strike during the monsoon period).
Malacca also has a variety of beaches -- the two most famous ones are Tanjung Bidara and Pantai Klebang. Although not the best of Malaysia's beaches, there are a variety of resorts from traditional small chalets to big luxurious spa hotels offering a chance to build sandcastles and take part in water sports.
Written by local enthusiast for Malacca hostels Steph
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Malacca. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Malacca. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
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Ringos Foyer Guest House & Hostel is the best hostel in Malacca for families.
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Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Malacca. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Malacca. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!
I learned so much about the countryside and the agriculture and thoroughly enjoyed the cycling. I highly recommend to anyone.
Seeing is believing. Doing it is unbelievable. Get out and ride. Melaka on bike rocks!
Driving in the city very dangerous. Roads are small.
Ab Rahim bin Said
The bike tour is awesome, everybody should do it.
Everybody should do the bike tour in Malaka. There's always a different trail and it's well recommended.
Don't bother with the sound and light show - they just play a tape and shine some very weak lights on the fort.
Melaka is such a captivating town, with a mix of architecture, religions and culture; wonderful food; interesting art galleries and antique shops and a very educated and ecletic local population.
Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Malacca and Malaysia.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.