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Footloose Homestay

Like crashing on a friend's couch

Photo of Footloose Homestay, 4H Jalan Ismail. , Johor Bahru

What we say: 3.5 stars

JB's only backpacker accommodation, this hippy hideaway won't win any points for tidiness but its homey vibe and low prices keep travellers coming back for more. The funky 70s-styled house has a four-bed dorm (no bunks) and a big private room with a double bed but little else. There's a kitchen, book exchange and a big garden to kick back in and enjoy a couple Tiger beers. Your host is the affable Hakimi, a music-loving native of Borneo, and his menagerie -- the roosters will ensure you're wide awake in time to catch that early bus. Footloose Homestay isn't in the city centre, but it is an easy 10-minute walk from the Kota Raya bus terminal or a 7 ringgit taxi ride. They could benefit from a better sign, but it sort of says Footloose Homestay on the front gate.

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4H Jalan Ismail.  T: (07) 224 2881 
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Dorm Fan 15 ringgit 15 ringgit
Dbl fan share b'room 30 ringgit 30 ringgit

Added to Travelfish on: 25th June, 2009
Last visited or updated on: 29th June, 2009

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