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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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Contact details:

4H Jalan Ismail.  T: (07) 224 2881 
Email them at: footloose_jb2000@yahoo.com

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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