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Reviews of Bala's Place Melaka Hostel

77 Jalan Hang Kasturi, Melaka, Malaysia

Atmosphere 87%

Cleanliness 91%

Facilities 76%

Location 100%

Safety 91%

Staff 98%

Value 87%

What's Included

  • Linen

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel 1.24USD

Important Information

Additional bed costs 15myr per person/night

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 12:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • No Curfew

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Melaka?

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Atmosphere 87%

Cleanliness 91%

Facilities 76%

Location 100%

Safety 91%

Staff 98%

Value 87%

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89% Overall Rating
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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
31 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: I liked the very relaxed and authentic atmosphere and the place's quietness. Very basic, but really clean.

Disliked: A mosquito net would have been a nicer idea than insecticide.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: - location: at the heart of Chinatown and at 2min from Yonker Street- Bala - the owner - was really friendly and helpful! His staff as well, which contributed to make the place very convivialI really enjoyed my stay there and can only but recommend it!

Disliked: None

Customer would recommend this property

60% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 100%
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  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 40%
60% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Nov 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Bala, his son Vic and the various 'uncles' staying downstairs were all lovely and tried to help as much as possible. The location was fantastic and there is a nice area upstairs to hang out and read etc. It has the potential to be a really great place to stay!

Disliked: I think it has a bit of a way to go before it becomes a great guesthouse. There were a few minor problems like not having a bathroom/toilet upstairs, only one of the showers working and not much access to tourist information (maps, tours, onward travel etc). Also the rooms only have fans and are lit with big fluorescent lights which makes them very hot, it would be a good idea to invest in a small lamp for each. As per Asian cultural practice, you have to take your shoes off before going upstairs. This was fine until my shoes went missing and I was disappointed that Bala kept suggesting I must have 'misplaced' them. They weren't valuable and I didn't really mind that they'd disappeared but it was pretty obvious they'd been taken by another guest of staff member, even it had been accidental. Finally, it's not easy to get back into Bala's after hours if you've been out on the town. The guesthouse gets locked up like fort knox and you have to bang very loudly on a metal gate in order to wake up one of the uncles so that he can let you in. Problem is you also wake up the rest of the neighbourhood.

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

Liked: Everything. Stayed here with 3 kids aged 5-11 and everything was perfect. Easy breakfast,great location and awesome staff!

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
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  • Value - 80%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 Dec 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: It was very well located, being within easy walking distance of all the sights. The rooms are basic but comfortable and the hostel is good value for money. The rooms are very secure. When we arrived the owner had just gone away and another gentleman was in charge (Peter?). He was very helpful, even going as far as to pick us up in his car at 630 the next morning and drive us to the bus station.

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 Aug 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Bala was fantastic; he called me in advance to make sure I had directions to the hostel, plus he even showed me around the area a bit.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 May 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Romantic getaway, Shopping

Liked: Friendly Indian couple owner, Huge nice fan, Room decoration and size. Light at night. Sink on 2nd floor

Disliked: No bathroom on 2nd floor.

Customer would recommend this property

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