Backpacker favourite no more
214B Jalan Melaka Raya 1 T: (06) 286 5711, (06) 286 5703
This long-running backpacker haunt has been acquired by neighbouring Johan Hotel and a lot has changed.
Most of it is an improvement, including a fresh coat of paint, renovated bathrooms, comfy new beds and TV and air-con in every room. Our favourite features are still there, including the rooftop lounge, library of travel guides, guest kitchen and a funky loft roof for guests who don't mind scaling a ladder with their luggage -- but the mellow hippie vibe and the backpackers are completely gone. While it's still pretty good value, we have to admit we liked it better before. Rates include WiFi.
By Tanya Procyshyn
Last updated on 6th October, 2012.