Photo: Expect the real deal at Apakaba.

Apakaba Homestay

Authentic kampung charms

28 Kampung Banda Kaba, Melaka T: (06) 283 8196 (012) 798 1232

Apakaba Homestay

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Tucked away in a traditional kampung, a 10-minute walk to sights, Apakaba Homestay offers an authentic village stay in the middle of the city, creaks and all.

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Apakaba won’t be eveyone’s cup of teh tarik, but we were charmed by the lovely leafy garden and welcoming home filled with a lifetime of memorabilia.

Colourful, to say the least.

Colourful, to say the least. Photo: Sally Arnold

Here you can immerse yourself in Melaka’s rich culture and become part of an extended local family for a day or two experiencing laidback village life. The unassuming green-painted wooden family home, built in 1912, presents a mix of simple but clean and cosy fan or air-con rooms with both en suite or share facilities. Rooms are decently sized but a tad dark, thoughmismatched homely decor brightens things up: think framed pictures and patterned bed linen (there’s a quilt, but no top sheet).

Bathrooms are mixed, some older style and a little stained, others more modern, but all are clean and have hot showers and Western-style toilets.

Lot's to get curious about.

Lot's to get curious about. Photo: Sally Arnold

Help yourself to a hot drink or snack from the well stocked pantry or make yourself at home relaxing in the shady garden amid local fruit trees, cats, rabbits and roosters. A home-cooked local breakfast is included and the friendly family can organise barbecues on request. Bikes are available for rent too.

The authentic experience and friendly personal touch is what makes Apakaba Homestay a good flashpacker pick. Alternatively Emily Travellers Home closer to the shopping malls is another friendly option, but only has cold-water showers.

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Walk-in rates at Apakaba Homestay

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Dbl fan share bathroom
50 ringgit
50 ringgit
Quad fan share bathroom
80 ringgit
80 ringgit
Triple air-con share bathroom
90 ringgit
90 ringgit
Dbl air-con private bathroom
100 ringgit
100 ringgit
Twin: 90 ringgit.
Triple air-con private bathroom
135 ringgit
135 ringgit
Room: Dbl fan share bathroom, low season: 50 ringgit, high season 50 ringgit. Notes:
Room: Quad fan share bathroom, low season: 80 ringgit, high season 80 ringgit. Notes:
Room: Triple air-con share bathroom, low season: 90 ringgit, high season 90 ringgit. Notes:
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 100 ringgit, high season 100 ringgit. Notes: Twin: 90 ringgit.
Room: Triple air-con private bathroom, low season: 135 ringgit, high season 135 ringgit. Notes:

Where is Apakaba Homestay

Apakaba Homestay
28 Kampung Banda Kaba, Melaka
T: (06) 283 8196 (012) 798 1232
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º15'13.63" E, 2º11'29.6" N
Room rates: Under 60 ringgit

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