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Jalan-Jalan Besi Reviews

14, Jalan Tukang Besi, Melaka, Malaysia

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85%

Rating
360 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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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.


86%

The staff go above & beyond to include all of the travelers from both Jalan houses in all sorts of fun outings. I loved my stay!


86%

Nice atmosphere and easy to meet new friend. Dorm room is quite humid and smelly but it's ok cuz price is really cheap. Wifi is ok not too fast but fine. Great location just 5minutes to Jonker street and clock tower. Helpful staff. Would recommend to traveller in budget.


100%

Came back to melaka quite honestly for this hostel, the people are amazing and it's so friendly, food club and group Activities creates a great group of friends everytime, victor , lee and team are so helpful and chilled. Facilities are amazing and location can't be beaten . EVERYONE extends there stay,never experienced a hostel where people sit

  • 11th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

A truly great stay. The hostel itself is quite basic, but very comfortable, and consists of two buildings/homes roughly 50m away from each other. Victor was very welcoming and is a truly genuine person. The self-styled 'PR Manager' of Jalan-Jalan, Lee, made the hostel a great place to stay, though. Every evening Lee would take any member of the hostel who was keen to a local restaurant (on one night a Sikh temple) for some awesome cheap eats, which was a good way to meet other travellers.


63%

It would be nice to have more than one room with air con and toilet area closed so we won't share it with lizzards.


100%

Thanks for everything Jalan Jalan.

  • 10th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

2nd time staying. Still all good. :)


74%

Not much to say. The host at the front desk Andre was awesome :) They put me up in a separate building so had to walk back n forth to get to meet people. I would say it was a decent stay


94%

I loved staying here and ended up extending my stay to three weeks. The female dorm is clean and has free lockers and an en suite bathroom. The staff was great. Ari was really helpful and gave me some great travel advice. The location can't be beat. It's one block from Jonker's street and very close to the river. Very relaxing and quiet. I'd definitely stay again. It's my home away from home in Melaka!


51%

If you want a cheap room, this will do the trick. I must be honest, Victor is a really nice & helpful guy but no one else seems to care. Also the WIFI isnt great & if you stay in the 2nd building, chance is you may have a REALLY noisy neighbour playing music at 1am, but in fairness thats not the hotels fault. Also for some weird reason there's little hostile notes like "AFTER HAVING COFFEE, WASH YOUR CUP & PUT IT BACK, IT ISNT STARBUCKS!!" I never understood the reason for pointless aggression?

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your stay and feedback. Take a chill pill, the notes you mentioned were only meant as a jokey reminder and nothing more. Also, when I asked you how things were when we met, your response was always OK, so we don't really understand your review. Anyway, we'll take your comments into consideration and look for things we can improve upon.

100%

There comes a time when travelling gets too much and for me Jalan Jalan was the best place for me to relax and chill. Quiet and centrally located to most of the sights in Melaka.

  • 18th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Excellent hostel and atmosphere. Host was kind, helpful and informative. Would stay again and also recommend.


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