The Cardamom Hostel 小豆蔻旅舍 @ Malacca

Not sure how many of you remember my sudden getaway trip at Malacca during mid-August this year. Remember I shared an izakaya review? Check it out here. So after one and half month, I finally find my time to write my accommodation review. Since it was a sudden trip, it would be pricey if we book a hotel room. And also, Danny and I were planning to reduce our budget too. And hence, we decided to search for homestay. After few searches and recommendations, we booked our stay at The Cardamom Hostel.

FYI, it was our first homestay experience. We were curious about the accommodation and the service. We didn’t dare to put much expectation even though we had read a lot of positive reviews. However, when receiving an SMS from the person in charge, honestly speaking, we felt warm. He texted us to confirm our check-in time so he can wait us. Since it was a Friday, we only departed at late noon. We followed Waze to go The Cardamom Hostel. We reached a place with shop lots, but we didn’t see any signboard with the words “The Cardamom Hostel”. Drove few rounds but still unable to spot it. We called the person in charge and told us to wait at a shop so he can bring us up to the hostel. Finally, we spotted the signboard when we got down from the car. 

The Cardamom Hostel doesn’t have fancy design or furniture. However, we felt we were home when stepping into the hostel. Just like what The Cardamom Hostel wanted its guests to feel like. 

There was a corner full of guests’ notes. And also, The Cardamom Hostel provided all home appliances which all guests are free to use as long as you put them back after using. 

Well, The Cardamom Hostel is really heart-warming. All things were well-labeled, guests can easily find things they need easily. Besides, The Cardamom Hostel put 100% trust on their guests. They provided some snack and drinks for sale; in the self-help method. So if you are hungry, you can grab some food and drop your money into the container there. If you want to have some other food, you can also walk to nearby 7-Eleven or mamak or restaurants downstairs. 

All in all, we were satisfied with our stay at The Cardamom Hostel. They provided excellent service! We sincerely felt we were at home when staying at The Cardamom Hostel which we never had when we went for vacation. Next time, when we visit Malacca again or if anyone is asking suggestion for accommodation, for sure, we will recommend The Cardamom Hostel! However, the only thing we would like them to improve is to add a signboard which can be seen from roadside so that guest can find them easily.

Note: We booked a queen size bed room. RM50/night.

The Cardamom Hostel
Address: 43A, Jalan Kota Laksamana 1/2, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka.
Tel: 0126359786


  1. I've not heard of this hostel before because I have always only stayed at hotels. With your recommendation, I really should start to explore hostels.


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