Melaka Accommodations | Just Enough Space at Sayang Sayang Hostel

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

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For our overnight trip to Melaka, we wanted to stay near the river because it's such a strategic location. After searching through Traveloka, I've found this hostel called Sayang Sayang Hostel.

Located in the city center, Sayang Sayang sits right by the Melaka River and is just a few steps from Jonker Walk. It's also very this oft-photographed Melaka mural. I loved how everything seems within reach from here. It's a good homebase if you're not particularly picky.

We booked a Standard Double Room via Traveloka for Php641.58/night. The room is good for two and a loft-type – the bed on the loft and a sitting space below.
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It was very small. And there were no windows. (Windows: They're a big deal for me.) However, the sitting area was enough to accommodate our bags. There's also a mirror and some coat hangers. There was space to move around. Although we had to angle ourselves to not bump into each other.

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The bed-loft was too low and only allowed a sitting position. But the bed itself was comfortable and smelled clean. The lights only go on below and there was only a night lamp in the loft. The air-conditioning was working well.
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I understood why the guests had to share bathrooms. In all fairness, I didn't experience having to line up for the restroom. There were four, plus three separate sinks for brushing one's teeth. But it proved to be a struggle when I had to get up in the middle of the night to pee – our room was on one end and the restrooms were on the other. I had to run across the hallway, praying I don't bump into anyone – alive or dead.

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The lady over at the reception, while didn't allow us to check in earlier than 2PM, was consistently helpful. Giving us directions to places, and being overall cordial. I wished there was free water refill though.

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Despite the cramped room and the lack of windows, I enjoyed my stay at Sayang Sayang. I love its location, and the novelty of having a loft in such a tiny space. It's really cheap, too. Would recommend.

Sayang Sayang Hostel @ Riverside
No. 16 Jalan Kampung Hulu, Melaka City Center, Melaka City, Melaka State, Malaysia

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