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Apa Kaba Home&Stay Reviews

28, Kampung Banda Kaba, Melaka, Malaysia

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209 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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It was a very nice experience to stay at Apa Kaba. We enjoyed to stay in the kampung, chat with neighbors over the fence.


We thoroughly enjoyed out stay at Apa Kaba. Kenny and the staff were really welcoming and eager to help. The room with garden view was charming. Breakfast was good too, and not just your average toast and jam. Make sure to try the Roti chanai!


boss is a very kind man


Really authentic malaysian house. It was a great stay ; clean room and toilet.


Nice place to experience a traditional style of accomodation.


It's good location, and kind staffers.


Apa kaba? Very very well! Lovely place, very relaxing, cheap (3private was 20MRper person) mangoes for free really good breakfast, great hosts, pets. No air con in some rooms but the fan works well. Close to attractions, a garden, away from the noise of the backpacker area. I recommend it if you want to feel at home and relax!


We had a great time at this homestay. Kenny and his family were very kind. The garden is beautiful. With free mango's from there own mangotree! And also a lot of animals walk around freely. City center is about 10 min walking. Nice foodcorners are near by. Typical malaysian breakfast is served! Hopefully staying there again sometime!


Apa Kaba gave me such a warm and welcomed atmostphere. Kenny and his wife and Fedelis - the assistant were really friendly and supportive. We were showed the way to every places in Melaka, especially the safe paths for us - two girls. The double private room with fans was pretty comfortable (at such a low price), though you might find it hot at the beginning. It was also clean and tidy. I really liked the garden with birds singing in the morning. Everything was fine and peaceful. I loved it.


This hostel was a great choice! We enjoyed all the facilities we needed for a very small price! Staff was extremely helpful and lovely! They didnt only explain us everything around the town, but also invited us to their evening parties in the garden, gave us as many fresh mangos falling right there from the tree, and allowed us to use showers and other facikities after we checked out as our bus ran late... the breakfasts were good too! Every morning foodwas new and diverse with felicious fruits


um.. the cock was a bit annoying in the early morning...

  • 28th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Apa Kaba homestay is the best kampong house I stayed in! The people are very friendly and helpful, the house is very nice and traditional, located in a quiet and residential area. It is very convenient as in 10 mins we can reach the city center.


It's a nice Homestay with friendly owners. We had the ensuite room and it had everything except for a minibar. The owner told us all about the city and helped us great. Overall a nice stay for a good price. The Homestay is not in the middle of the centre but all is in walking distance. Recommend this one!


Very nice surroundings, great atmosphere and very helpful staff. The area is very quiet and the garden is a great place to relax. The guesthouse is very close to the historical centre of the city: 10min walk

  • 2nd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Staff was really nice and helpful :)


easy parking, peaceful, very clean, charming place

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