River Song Residence - Malacca

100, Lorong Hang Jebat, Malacca, Malaysia  show map
 2 stars
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River Song Residence - Malacca


Paid parking

Kitchen facilities
Air conditioning
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Welcome drink

Snack bar

Coffee shop


Leisure/ TV room



River Song Residence is a 2-star hostel offering a magnificent view over the Melaka River. The building was renovated in 2012. Convenient amenities like a lift, a car park, a designated smoking place and a barber shop are provided.

The property is 400 meters away from St. Paul's Church, Porta de Santiago and Mahkota Parade. Guests can share a meal in Riverine Coffeehouse and Nubacha, located about 100 meters away.

Kuala Lumpur International (klia) airport is 90 minutes' drive from the hostel.


River Song Residence boasts such accommodation options as Twin Room, Deluxe Double Room, Standard Triple Room and Single Room. The provision of a speaker phone, a laptop safe, an iron with ironing board, climate control and a separate toilet in the rooms makes River Song Residence comfortable for every guest. This property has private bathrooms. They come with towels, guest toiletries and hairdryers along with showers and washbasins.


There are bicycles for rent on site.


An ATM, a beauty shop and a safe deposit box will make a stay in Malacca a very pleasant one.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hostel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   13.

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  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Barber shop
  • Coffee shop


  • Paid city shuttle
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • A la carte restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Ironing facilities


  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Lighted makeup mirror


  • Goose feather pillows


  • Television
  • Plug adaptor

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 6 years
Existing bedding FREE


Pets are not allowed.

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Hostel Address:

100, Lorong Hang Jebat, Malacca, Malaysia

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City Center
  • Malacca
    4300 ft
  • Riverine Coffeehouse (cuisine: Nonya)
    200 ft
  • Chung Wah Chicken Rice Ball
    300 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Standard Shared Bathroom Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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Standard Shared Bathroom Triple Room
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    3 persons

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    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center4000 ft
  • Portuguese Square1.4 mi

Places of interest

  • St. Paul's Church1000 ft
  • A'Famosa1400 ft
  • Princess Hang Li Poh's well1700 ft
  • St. Peter's Church2700 ft
  • Melaka Sentral1.7 mi

Shopping areas

  • Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall2000 ft
  • Plaza Hang Tuah2300 ft
  • Mahkota Parade2700 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Christ Church Melaka400 ft
  • Christ Church400 ft
  • Church of St. Francis Xavier400 ft
  • The Stadthuys700 ft
  • Melaka Clock Tower700 ft
  • Jonker Street1000 ft
  • Porta de Santiago1400 ft
  • Sam Po Kong Temple2000 ft
  • Sam Po Keng Temple2000 ft
  • Mahkota Medical Centre3000 ft
  • Eye on Malaysia4000 ft

Local attractions

  • Zoo Melaka6.8 mi
    Lebuh Ayer Keroh, Ayer Keroh
  • Chinatown - Melaka11.6 mi

Near the hostel

  • Cheng Ho Cultural Museum200 ft
    51 Lorong Hang Jebat, Melaka
  • Christ Church600 ft
    Jalan Kota, Melaka
  • Stadthuys800 ft
  • Kampung Hulu Mosque900 ft
    Jalan Tukang Emas, Melaka
  • St. Francis Xavier Church500 ft
    Bukit St Paul, Melaka
  • Queen Victoria's Fountain700 ft
    Jalan Gereja, Melaka
  • Hokkien Huay Kuan Temple900 ft
    Jalan Hang Jebat, No. 23, Melaka

Restaurants nearby

  • Riverine Coffeehouse200 ft

    Address: 108 , Lorong Hang Jebat ( 1st Cross Street )
    Phone: +60177556767

    72% likes this, based on 108 reviews
    Cuisine: Nonya

  • Dutch Harbour Cafe200 ft

    Address: No. 39 Jalan Laksamana (Riverside)
    Phone: +606-283-7606

    62% likes this, based on 29 reviews
    Cuisine: Dutch

  • East & West Rendezvous Cafe200 ft

    Address: 60 Lorong Hang Jebat

    72% likes this, based on 21 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian

  • Chung Wah Chicken Rice Ball300 ft

    Address: Jonker Street

    54% likes this, based on 123 reviews

  • Honky Tonk Haven200 ft

    Address: 68 Lorong Hang Jebat
    Phone: 012 6050446

    86% likes this, based on 38 reviews
    Cuisine: Mediterranean

Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of rooms:
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River Song Residence Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at River Song Residence

Average guest rating

8.4out of 10
Based on 52 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers

    New,cosy and clean accommodation(air- con & fan) at a very good location by the river (Jonker,red house)thus walking distance to many tourist attractions and famous food.Bus 17 will fetch u here from Melaka Bus central.Can choose rooms(towels provided) with attached bathroom or shared bathrooms-rest assured though shared, the bathrooms are spacious and clean(shower gel provided) compared to other guesthse I stayed previously at the same rate.Owners are generous and you are free to help urselves with free coffee/tea.Hot/cold water dispenser,fridge (put your own canned drink/fruits), iron(upon request).Relax oneself on the sofa at the spacious balcony and enjoy the scene of building and ferry by pass you.Owners Tan and Asri are very helpful , friendly towards their guests.Jantzen (manager) provide excellent customer service.These 3 awesome guys are patient and live makan sutra, thumbup service rendered.Ah siong being the cleaner with his colgate smile will make you feel comfortable too.This residence is near to hardrock cafe which is expected to open in dec 2012(informed by their staff) so can expect western cruisine. My stays 13/6 till 17/6/2012 with this residence are worthwhile and will be back. Thanks guys for your awesome services.

    Being new , there are still rooms for improvement as mentioned by the owners.They have intention to have bicycles and famous food location map in the near future for their customers. For car owners may consider to park at the open car park beside the church (opposite River Song residence) as the parking lots infront the residence are limited.

  • Couple

    The hotel is very nice. Room is clean, environment is good. Near to jonker walk and other historical place. The owner is friendly and ready to help if u need help.

  • Couple

    traditional Baba house yet modernised, central location, friendly owner

    cheap carpet in front of bathroom doesn't absorb water raised criss-cross platform (wood/bamboo/plastic) inside bathroom would make it more comfortable

  • Family with children

    The boss(Tan) and staff (Ah Xiong) are very friendly. Boss recommended nice food around the hotel. I especially like the balcony's view. I feel very comfortable staying here.

    Generally very satisfy with the stay except my room's(B9) door very tight. (have to pull harder to close)

  • Older travelers

    the cleanliness n the location of it ,,,

  • Couple

    Practically, I like everything about this property. The people running it simply friendly with great attitude. Had nice long chat with the owner, Jayden Tan, about business, the area, etc. The balcony overlooking the river is perfect. We sat there for hours. Very clean. Can't ask for better location. Will absolutely coming back if we come back down to Melaka.

    It is more about suggestion than 'didnt like'. It'd be nice to have some light afternoon snacks/morning breakfast as complimentary at the balcony. Not a full breakfast, but just thought there are so many delicious food/snacks in Malaka and it'd be nice for guests to get sample of that. Very minor suggestion is the bathroom mat. It doesn't absorb water very well and stays damp.

  • Family with children

    It is located right beside the river, so we can see the river as our back yard view. It is a chinese old building but it is so clean and nicely designed and decorated. It is very closed to Jonker street, and we can find many local food around.

  • Single

    Clearly a new facility and very clean. The owners/staff are very friendly. It also has a great location and nice view of river from back patio and upstairs deck.

    First, the room is tiny and there is literally no furniture. There is bed and nightstand. Clothes, bags, and everything else must go on floor as there is no furniture. Kind of ridiculous but since rooms are so small there is no room for furniture Second, the walls are so thin that you can hear people stomping around and walking up/down in the early morning and late evening. I was not able to sleep at all in this hotel. Kids running up the stairs sounds like an earthquake and you can hear people taking in hallway. Zero sound insulation, it is like conversation is happening in your room. Third, no window in room. It is basically a closet. In summary, despite a nicely refurbished historical building in central tourist area of Malacca, the price is just too high for this building. It is budget quality for premium price. For a tiny bit more you can get a decent hotel nearby or for half the price get same quality at one of the dozen of quaint family hotels in old Malacca.

  • Group of friends

    Nice,clean, dirty ane near jongker street

  • Single

    All gd n convenient! I shall be back ...

    Only minus is no tv! A must hv for me.. Hope e next time they have ;-)

  • Group of friends

    Superb customer service from the trio :) excellent views of Melaka from the lounge ... Very clean rooms .. Neat :) relaxing ambience ... Awesome stay !!!

  • Group of friends

    The location is very good ,and the hotel have nice boss who take us to eat the local food named sadie.

  • Single

    This hotel is a converted old Dutch house, very recently renovated to a very good standard. My double room was large, with a typical combined shower/toilet & tastefully tiled in modern colours. The bed was comfortable, bedding & towels were fresh & clean.Rooms had both fans & aircon but no TV or phones.A large TV was located in the entrance foyer along with the water feature & fish pond ( a very attractive area).Decor was very appealing with artistic pieces placed throughout the hotel.A well equipped, scrupulously clean pantry was located at the rear, looking out onto the Melaka River.This was fan cooled & contained a fridge, cold water dispenser, tea/coffee facilities with cutlery & crockery. Free WIFI was available & functioned well.Tan & Edmond were very gracious hosts, making my stay a very pleasant one..thanks guys:-)

  • Single

    Excellent location, just half minute walking to Jonker Str, and less than 2 mins walking to the famous red house. The hotel has the service of bike renting, 10RM/day, with a bike all the attractions can be explored within one day. The staff are very very patient, friendly and helpful, they will arrange everything to meet your requirements. Melaka River is at the back of the hotel, you can just sit there eating, drinking, relaxing, with beautiful scenery around you.

  • Single

    The location is excellent. It is by the River and very near to Jonker Street. From the back door of the hotel, one could take a quiet walk to Jonker Street or cross the river to St Paul's Hill. At night, one could sit at one of the small eating places by the river for a meal or drinks. There is also a communal kitchen at the back of hotel, where there is hot and cold water, a refrigerator for guests. On the second floor (which is carpeted and no shoes are allowed), there is a balcony with a cosy sitting area, which is perfect for a quiet chill out in the evening.

    This is a minor point. There is a water feature in the hall which has water flowing all day and night. I could hear the sound from my room on the first floor. It is not exactly disturbing, if one considers it as the sound of rain. There are no windows in some of the rooms.

How to reach hostel

hostel River Song Residence - Malacca Malacca location
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Hostel Address:

100, Lorong Hang Jebat, Malacca, Malaysia

Get directions
City Center
  • Malacca
    4300 ft
  • Riverine Coffeehouse (cuisine: Nonya)
    200 ft
  • Chung Wah Chicken Rice Ball
    300 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of rooms: