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River View Guesthouse and Hostel Reviews

94 & 96, Jalan Kampong Pantai, Melaka, Malaysia

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81%

Rating
943 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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97%

Step off the busy Chinatown streets and be greeted by a calm and quiet guesthouse with a balcony by the Riverside where you can while away many a pleasant evening in peace with only the occasional riverboat distraction. The nine rooms make the place fairly small and the rooms always seemed full so book ahead! Also linked with a nearby guesthouse and a cafe which offers a good mix of local and western dishes for good prices. As a final word, look out for Carson, he'll move the earth for a smile

  • 12th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

Nice house and good experience here

  • 20th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

The hostel was in a great location and breakfast could be had o the balcony overlooking the river. The wooden interior created an authentic old world Melaka feel.


94%

Excellent!

  • 9th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Nice place to stay. Friendly and helpfull staff. Great location

  • 9th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

We loved relaxing on the nice balcony with the view on the river!

  • 6th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Atmospheric and centrally located hostel. I had a great stay of 3 nights and look forward to a return visit one day.


20%

i did not stay in this hostel because i can find it when i arrived in melaka. so i dont have much to say


80%

Convenient and friendly. Good facilities for free tea and coffee + free snacks.


100%

Wonderful stay, totally surpassed my expectations of a budget place.

  • 12th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


60%

The security here is so excellent, they don't even let you stay! I arrived late in the evening around 11 or so and the never answered the door. I had to find a spot next door which cost more than I was looking to spend. Poor form River View, poor form.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you kind sir for the compliments of high security but on the contrary, our guest house closes at 10pm as clearly mentioned on the booking site. Guest booked for a 1 night stay in the dorm on the same day of arrival and stated arrival time at 10pm. If guests are delayed for some unforeseen reasons and arrive after beyond this time but before 12 midnight, someone would come over to check in the guest if guest calls the number posted on the door. Thank you.

100%

River View Guest House has been going for some years now, but the charm of the old Chinese shop house endures. Gleaming wooden floors upstairs, a flower-fringed balcony, the downstairs lounge that stays cool during the afternoon, it is all very pleasant. The business has grown. There is now a second guest house across the street and a riverside café-terrace (that serves light, delicious banana pancakes for breakfast) but the enthousiastic owners are still relaxed and helpful.


60%

I was there during the week and there was no atmosphere at all. You cannot find the staff easily because they don't spend too much time in the hostel. Very noisy room. Good the free cake.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We thank guest for the feedback and apologise that we did not meet up to guest's expectation for atmosphere. We are a basic back packer hostel and guest stayed in the basic 3-bedded dorm. Our housekeepers are in the guest house from 9am - 5pm every day and also, guests could walk over to our café ;10metres away from 8am-10pm for any assistance.. Sorry, we do not have receptionist service.

57%

The place wasn't in the best shape, our room was gross and asked to switch after one night. We got another room that was an improvement as it didn't stink and felt comfortable using the blankets. Loud in the morning with the mosque but I believe that is a Malaysia thing. Don't eat at the restaurant as we got sick from there.


86%

This place is clean, quite, and comfortable. The wifi internet works well compared to other places - I could Skype with video without the signal being delaided or disturbed! It's not a social place because tere is no Real common area however the Street is very quite at Night and in mornings compared to jalan gaya but stil very safe.

  • 7th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)




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