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Jalan-Jalan Besi Reviews

14, Jalan Tukang Besi, Melaka, Malaysia

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86%

Rating
379 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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71%

It's not good the separate the hostel into 2 buildings so I had to walk an aisle to find the staff. I also don't like the shower in the toilet cubicle. The room was without air-conditioning and there was mosquito, though not serious. The price is really reasonable and good value for money though.


71%

The hostel is spartan -- at best. Outlets did not work; the roof in the common area leaked in a heavy rain. The design is such that the interior rooms get absolutely no natural ventilation so even with fans they are quite stuffy. A light for each bunk would be nice as 1 bulb per room; again it was a bit spartan. Security -- no one is on site so you depend on others to lock the front and dorm rooms. Two times in 4 days the staff were tracking down missing keys.


97%

I had a great stay here. I extended my stay at the hostel and I was having such a wonderful time I changed my flight out of Malaysia to stay longer. The female dorm has its own bathroom which is nice. The room was really hot even with the fans but it was still a nice place to stay. The atmosphere really made it great, there is always someone to hang out and explore with. I would definitely go back and recommend it to any backpackers.


97%

Great location! The place is clean overall. The staffs are friendly and helpful. Wifi is great! Will come back to this place again! ;) great job to the staff for keeping the place clean and lively.


100%

Fantastic hostel close to Jonker street and easy walking distance around town. Proper air conditioning and fan in 6 bed mixed dorm and great night sleep with NO bedbugs - I thoroughly checked and not one mozzie bite (I did use DEET also). Great showers really needed in the heat and soap included. Complimentary WiFi and Tea/Coffee was a nice touch and bikes were available for rental at RM5 per stay! But the best thing about staying in Jalan Jalan was the supper club hosted by Lee. Definitely book

  • 14th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

I stayed in the 4-bed female dorm with fan. Jalan Jalan is a clean hostel with great atmosphere in the wonderfull town of Malaka. I would definately stay here again.


83%

Jalan-Jalan Besi is a nice hostel right in the centre of Melaka. I really like it. Everything what's important to see (mosques, temples, churches and so on) is pretty close to the hostel. The shower room was very small, but that was not a big problem. Anyway in general I can recommend this place.


77%

Location is good, lounge area is nice for chilling out. :)


94%

Nice hostel. A lounge in each building which is great. Could use a TV in the lounge. The air con dorm was a bit warm i felt. You don't get the remote from what I could tell. Overall I would stay again.


91%

Very friendly and helpful staff. I was given a map and some tips upon checking in which was very helpful. Location is very ideal. No AC in the dorm I stayed in but the fan worked well enough. I would recommend this as a place to stay :)


97%

Nice, clean, quiet excellent location very helpful staff :) Jacek from Poland


97%

Wow! Jalan Jalan has been one of the nicest places i have stayed at. The crew took us to local places, cheap eating and other tips, also a cycle trip to the floating mosque. The crew were very knowledgeable about the area. The place was clean, quiet but busy and a great way to meet new friends.


86%

The location at charming Chinatown was exellent! Not too busy but near of all the attractions like night market and Stadhuys. Also lots of nice little bars and restaurants near by.


80%

Good value for money at Jalan Jalan Besi. Great location in a quiet street in Jonker Walk, Walking distance from all the main attractions.


89%

Excellent value for money and atmosphere at this place - the resident Brit takes people out in the evening to local restaurants that you probably wouldn't find on your own, easy to meet people. Great location in Chinatown and very cheap. Decent fan in the twin room so didn't need AC. It is very basic, no mosquito net and partially opened window slats, and bathroom is basically a toilet with a shower in it but all clean and so cheap. Would definitely stay again!


83%

you get what you pay for here


100%

Met new friends, had a great time, owner was friendly and informative. Had a great stay.

  • 9th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Nothing bad to say, great stay

  • 9th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


66%

Good location near jonker street. Pin pad security. Little social area with fridge and tea/coffee facilities. The building itself is run down and could use TLC! Bathrooms were horrible also.


89%

Great location for exploring the city. There are nice common areas so it's quiet easy to mix and get to know others in the hostel and the atmosphere in general is very relaxed. The bikes they offer for just 5 MYR (no matter how often you use them during your stay) are a really convenient way of getting around too.


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