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Discovery Cafe & Guest House Reviews

No. 3 Jalan Bunga Raya, Malacca, Melaka, Malaysia

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85%

Rating
182 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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80%

I spent two nights on the dorm (are just 1 minute walking from Discovery Cafe). Was Ok, clean, friendly staff, toilets clean, good ubication but a small room.


60%

Bit of a weird set-up, looked half finished during our stay. The room itself was clean, but everywhere else needed a bit of attention. Very central (all of the sights are a short walk away) and a decent price.


57%

Didn't particularly enjoy my stay here. The guy Alan who everyone seems to speak highly of must have been away and the staff that replaced him werent very helpful and at times were even a little creepy. You're much better off walking around jonker St to find a place as I walked past loads of hostels there that looked a lot nicer for similar prices.


80%

It was a good hostel. Clean and and close to everywhere. However, I barely slept for the duration of my stay as the floorboards are squeeky and the walls ultra thin so you can hesr everything.

  • 12th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

He opened a new part of his hostel round the corner. i stayed in the dormitory there and all was o.k. there

  • 28th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


71%

Apparently there was a weird guy in the dorms so the staff explained this and told me I could stay in a private room for the same price, I thought that was pretty considerate. It's simple and the music was pretty loud at night but after 12 it stopped.


80%

The guesthouse is divided into to parts. The reception and restaurant is the bad part. The house with the rooms the good one. Alan takes care of the rooms and the guests and does a great job. You'll have everything you need and will meet many fellow travellers. The guy at the reception is unfriendly, unhelpful and you might have to wait a long time. The restaurant is terrible especially the breakfast. They don't even offer tea. Stayed January 2015


97%

Great hostel, I can recommend it 100%!! Thank you Alan for everything only point of improvement: turn the volume down at the café, to enable chatting ;)


100%

Great place to stay, thanks Alan!


74%

We stayed at another location, 2 minutes walk from the Cafe. Window was opened directly to the hostel corridor.

  • 25th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

Great place to stay. Alan the host is amazing. Very friendly and helps in every matter. He even found a new raincoat for my backpack. highly to recommend.

  • 19th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

No comment. It's all good.


83%

Friendly and helpful staff

  • 28th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


71%

The dorm is actually in a different building a block away from the cafe, just a few minutes walk though. 5 minutes away from jonker street and other tourist attraction.


94%

I really enjoyed my one night stay at this hostel. 'Alan' who runs the hostel is friendly and chatty and really gives the hostel some character. I had a comfy sleep and the place was very clean. The hostel has a nice, cosy common area and guests are encouraged to socialise. I would stay here again.


97%

I cannot find another hostel who can be as clean and tidy than discovery. Allen is really helpful.


91%

Overall good. The air-con is cold enough and 3 Bed Private got a toilet inside the room. The only problem is, the floor is too noisy (wood material) so i cant sleep well after people start moving early in the morning.


100%

Great few nights spent here. Alan who works here was very helpful and a really nice man.

  • 23rd Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Really nice Hostel. First a Little bit strange because it's in a backyard but inside its nice and very clean. Female 4 bed dorm is pretty small and dark but fine. Nice little room downstairs where everyone can meet and where Alan, the owner is. He's really nice. Malacca is not. Big city so you can walk by feet and the hostel is near the market and the red place




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