Roof Top Guest House And Hostel Melaka

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About Roof Top Guest House And Hostel Melaka

Located nearly on the banks of the Malacca River, and very close to this World Heritage city’s historic attractions, Roof Top Guest House And Hostel Melaka offers guests simple accommodation in a relaxed property with a lovely roof terrace.

Both dorm rooms and private rooms are available. Most of the rooms share bathroom facilities and all have very welcome air conditioning. The private rooms also have work desks.

Aside from the roof terrace, other common areas include a lounge and kitchen where guests may prepare snacks and drinks. Wi-Fi is free of charge and accessible throughout the property.

While there is no restaurant at the hostel, guests can simply head to Jonker Street or other areas in the city centre for an incredible choice of cuisines to sample.

The nearby Jonker Street Night Market is a very popular spot for dining, shopping and people watching. It is just 350 yards from Roof Top Guest House And Hostel Melaka.

Top amenities

  • WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Television

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Very nice roof terrace

There’s no doubt that the roof terrace was guests' favourite part of the hostel. They reported that it was very tranquil up there, with ample seating, shade and even a bit of a view out over the rooftops. Also often mentioned was that there was an outdoor shower up there, which guests really enjoyed using.

Excellent location and outlook

Guests couldn’t have been any happier with the location of the hostel. It was described as being very close to the historical attractions of Malacca, such as Dutch Square and Jonker Walk, as well as being close to the river. Guests especially liked being able walk along the river to get to other places in the city.

Very clean inside

Guests explained that the owners have a strict policy that all guests abide by the Malaysian custom of not wearing shoes in the home at any time. This seemed to be partly the reason for the terrific standard of cleanliness that was said to be maintained.

Negative Reviews

The hostel is often unstaffed

Guests explained that the owner of the hostel also owns a nearby café, and that he usually needs to be at the café. It seems that this is mostly a family business, without many other staff, and it often happens that there are no staff around the hostel.

Wi-Fi caused some frustration

Like with many hotels and hostels, the Wi-Fi here was not held in high regard. The bandwidth seemed insufficient for busy times, resulting in dropped connections and slow data transfer speeds.

Beds are not very comfortable

Most of the beds at the hostel were described as very old and uncomfortable. The main problems seemed to be feeling the springs of the mattress and that they sagged in the middle.

Rating Overview

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8.6 /10
8.6 out of 10 based on 1164 reviews