12 Best Homestay Melaka: Pocket Friendly & Unique Design

12 Best Homestay in Melaka

Want a home-away-from-home vacation with affordable prices?

You can enjoy all these and more in the cultural fiesta that is Melaka.

Melaka has a history going back hundreds of years ago and most historical sites are still in a relatively good state.

Luckily, all the places are within a kilometre or two from each other. This means that you need not plan a long trip to visit one site.

While there are numerous hotels around Jonker Street, there are also homestay establishments within and around the city.

Whether you are visiting alone, a couple, with friends or family, there’s sure to be a place that’ll let you enjoy your stay.

Check out these 12 best homestays here!

Here is a list of the best homestays in Melaka:

12 Best Homestay In Melaka

1. The Loft @ 13 Hibiscus

This is a charming and authentic pre-war 3-storey house in Malacca. It is within the UNESCO World Heritage Zone of Melaka.

Price Starting From:
RM 500@ SGD$170 (include hotel tax & service fee)

Homestay Highlight:

  • The loft apartment is equipped with modern amenities for the convenience of the guests.
  • Furnished tastefully and fully air-conditioned.
  • Has a kitchenette in which you will find a fridge, electric kettle and a microwave.
  • Each room has a desk and a sofa in the sitting area.
  • It also has a shower and private bathrooms.
  • There is free Wi-Fi, airport shuttles on request, and free parking.

the loft

Good To Know:

  • The Loft is located 87 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
  • 10 minutes walk from the main thoroughfare at Jonker Walk.
  • Guests can rent the car or bike provided by the homestay.
  • The Loft is 0.6 KM away from Dataran Pahlawan Malacca Megamall.
  • Get your necessities at the convenience store located right opposite the Loft.
  • Kitchen utensils are available so you can cook your own meal.
The Loft @ 13 Hibiscus
Address: No. 260, Jalan Dato’ Sulaiman, Taman Abad, 80250. Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Mida +60 1110 8185 24
Keong +60 12 3746 916
Ben +60 10 2797 328
Email: thirteenhibiscus@gmail.com

2. Ohana House 

Ohana House is located in central Melaka. It offers unique comfort for guests who want to relax fully, unwind and recharge. It is furnished with antique Maleka inspired décor. It is a minute’s walk from Christ Church. The Sam Po Kong Temple and Jonker Street are close by.

Price Starting From:
RM 130 @ SGD$44 per room (include hotel tax & service fee)

ohana house 1

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Homestay Highlight:

  • Its comfort is derived from its location, its décor as well as its furniture and amenities.
  • The cosy rooms are all tiled, air-conditioned.
  • Comes with a clothes’ rack, a desk and cable television.
  • You will also have access to a fridge as well as tea and coffee making facilities.
  • The bathrooms are equipped with a shower, slippers and toiletries.
  • For the purpose of exploring around, Ohana House rents out bicycles and cars for an additional cost.
  • You will also enjoy free Wi-Fi and free parking.
  • There is also a sun terrace with great views.

ohana house

Good To Know:

  • Ohana House is 87 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
  • Located in Jonker Night Market.
  • The Ohana House is behind Christ Church Malacca
  • Prepare lots of mosquito coils and mosquito repellent
  • Rooms on the ground floor tend to be noisier as the building is close to Jonker Street
Ohana House 
Location: 134, Lorong Jambatan, Kampung Jawa, 75100 Melaka
Contact: +6017-679 3066
Email: ohanahousemelaka@gmail.com

3. A Place Called Home

These spacious apartments are located in Melaka. You can choose from one with a sea view or another with a pool view. It has an outdoor pool, tennis courts, a fitness centre as well as a sauna for total relaxation.

A Place Called Home Malacca

It is only 200 meters from Mahkota Parade, 800 meters from Christ church and 600 meters from the Porte da Santiago. Only 1.2 kilometres away is the Sam Po Kong temple.

Price Starting From:
RM475 @ SGD$160 (include hotel tax & service fee)

Homestay Highlight:

  • A Place Called Home has a vintage décor with a contemporary touch.
  • The 2-bedroomed apartments feature a balcony, a kitchenette as well as living and dining areas.
  • You will find a flat-screen TV and a DVD player.
  • A fridge and an electric kettle are also provided.
  • Recreation is varied to suit different tastes and it includes an outdoor pool, a tennis court, squash and mini-golf.
  • There is free Wi-Fi and free parking for guests.

A Place Called Home

Good To Know:

  • The homestay is 8.7 km away from Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
  • Do note there is no washing machine in the apartment.
  • Be careful when getting to Mahkota Parade as there is no pedestrian crossing, so guest will need to be wary when crossing the road.
  • About 15 minutes walking distance to Jonker Street.
  • There is no oven in the kitchen.
  • No breakfast included
A Place Called Home
Location: 16, Jalan Syed Abdul Aziz, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia.
Contact: +6012-296 3321
Email: bookings@aplacecalledhome.my


4. Vista Rio Melaka

Centrally located in Maleka, Vista Rio Melaka is a large 2-storey house containing 3 separate bedrooms. These bedrooms are decorated with wooden and tiled flooring. It is just 3 minutes away Jonker Walk and not far from the other attractions In Jonker Street, Melaka has to offer.

Price Starting From:
RM342 @ SGD$115 (include hotel tax & service fee)

Vista Rio 1

Homestay Highlight:

  • Vista Rio Melaka located in the heart of Melaka.
  • Has a living area with sofas and flat-screen TV.
  • The rooms are air-conditioned and they have fans too.
  • One of the bedrooms comes with an en-suite bathroom while the others share another bathroom.
  • The Dataran Pahlawan Shopping mall is a 12-minute walk away.
  • Close to Chinatown and the Stadthuys House- only three minutes away on foot.
  • Guests will enjoy free Wi-Fi as well as a sun terrace.

Vista Rio

Good To Know:

  • Good parking spaces.
  • Prepare with mosquito repellent.
  • Centrally located to all the famous sight-seeing attractions.
  • The house is next to Melaka river, so you’ll get a nice view of it.
  • There is no gas cooker in the kitchen.
  • Can fit up to 7 people in the house.
Vista Rio Melaka
Location: 21A, Jalan Jawa, 75100 Malacca, Malaysia.
Contact: +6017-656 5099

5. Sunflower Villas Melaka

The Sunflower Villas Melaka is a cluster of 25 double storied houses in Melaka. They are fully furnished 4-bedroomed holiday houses which can comfortably hold a group or family of eight.

As a group, Sunflower house can accommodate a group of more than 150. One can also hire the house for special occasions.

Price Starting From:
RM248 @ SGD$84 (include hotel tax & service fee)

Sunflower House

Homestay Highlight:

  • Set in serene and pristine grounds, Sunflower holiday houses are what will make your holiday worthwhile.
  • You can rent a house here and you will not be far from famous Malacca attractions including renowned eateries that serve authentic Malay food.
  • Enjoy free Wi-Fi in public areas as well as in your rooms.
  • There is a family room, shared kitchen, BBQ facilities, restaurant.
  • Airport shuttles are provided.

Sunflower House 2

Good To Know:

  • Sunflower house is located 5 kilometres from the city centre.
  • 87 kilometres from the Kuala Lumpur International airport.
  • There is no soundproofing, so noises from outside can be heard quite clearly.
  • Need to take a cab for about RM20 just to get to town.
  • Only up to 3 users allowed to use WIFI for free.
  • Able to cook own meals with cooking utensils provided.
  • The water pressure isn’t strong enough.
Sunflower Villas Melaka
Location: No. 57, Jalan PJ 1, Taman Pertam Jaya, Pedang Temu, 75050 Melaka, Malaysia.
Contact: +606-282 1500
Email: enquiry@sunflowerhotel.com.my


6. D’Brug Homestay

Situated on the shores of river Malacca, D’Brug Homestay offers comfortable living space which acts as a base for the exploration of the city’s historical sites.


Price Starting From:
RM188 @ SGD$63 (include hotel tax & service fee)

Homestay Highlight:

  • D’Brug Homestay has modern themed luxury rooms which exude a soothing allure.
  • Guests are pampered by contemporary comforts as well as the spectacular views of River Malacca.
  • It is just 5 minutes from Jonker Walk
  • It has tastefully decorated interiors and modern décor. Sitting in a location away from city traffic, and sitting in a tropical garden.
  • There comfortable bedrooms which are equipped with a fridge, microwave and electric kettle.

D Brug Homestay Melaka Room

Good To Know:

  • The parking space is limited and the public parking space is usually full.
  • You can opt to pay for a parking space at RM3 over the bridge but it is 5 mins away.
  • Toiletries and towels are provided.
  • Walking distance to Jonker Street.
  • Can fit up to 15 people in the house.
  • Best to book the whole house- upstairs and downstairs to have more privacy.
  • Get a great view of the river and the River Cruise passing by.
  • Host a BBQ party in the front yard.
D’Brug Homestay
Location: 18, Kampung Pantai Melaka, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia.
Contact: +6012 – 374 6916
Email: booking@dbrug.com


7. Jetty Suites Apartment

Located in the centre of Melaka city, Jetty Suites have serviced apartments with great views of the Straits of Melaka and of the historic city itself. You will have a choice of one, two or three bedroomed apartments.

Jetty Suites Apartment Melaka

Price Starting From:
RM123 @ SGD$42  (include hotel tax & service fee)

Homestay Highlight:

  • The Jetty Suites are suitable for long or short term stay whether it is for an individual, a couple or a family.
  • The suites are just 10 minutes away from A’ Famosa
  • A few minutes’ walks from Jonkers Walk, and St. Paul’s Hill and Taming Sari Rotating Tower.
  • The rooms are air-conditioned and they are also equipped with remote controlled fans in all rooms.
  • Guests will enjoy free Wi-Fi as well as a 42 or 32 LCD TVs, and electric room safes.
  • The kitchens have an electric hob and hood, a fridge, microwave and electric kettles as well as crockery, cutlery and glassware.
  • Parking is free.

Jetty Suites Apartment

Good To Know:

  • The Jetty Suites is located in Melaka city.
  • Mahkota Parade is right across the homestay.
  • Getting to Mahkota Parade might be slightly dangerous as the street don’t have a pedestrian crossing.
  • Lots of parking space provided.
  • Toiletries and towels are provided.
  • The lift is rather slow and small which only allow occupancy up to 11 people.
Jetty Suites Apartment
Location: Costa Mahkota, 16 Jalan Syed Abdul Aziz, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia.
Contact: +6016 – 662 8099
Email: info@jettysuites.com


8. Modern Cave Boutique Stay

A space where art meets shelter. The beauty of modern design combines with comfort creates this wonderful place for anyone, regardless of play, work or chill and stay. It is the epitome of leisure and boundless fun!

Not to mention, they offer nap bars for anyone who wants to take 40 winks! Guests can have a quick energy-booster to recharge for another tour in town.

Modern Cave Boutique Homestay Melaka Resting Area

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Price Starting From:
RM 128 @ SGD$43 (include hotel tax & service fee)

Homestay Highlight:

  •  There are rooms for the whole family, dormitories for solo travellers and double rooms for couples.
  • 24 hours snack bar pantry
  • Kitchen to eat your meals
  • Lounge at the terrace garden
  • Watch movies in the lounge area
  • Take a 2 hours nap at their nap bar
  • Host a private event or BBQ party (pre-booking required)
  • Get yourself a light breakfast with toast and coffee or tea
  • Within 1km away from Baba & Nyonya House Museum, The Royal Press and Jonker Street
  • Close to other attractions near Jonker Street like Christ’s Church, A Famosa, St. Paul Hill and Stadthuys House are easily accessible from the guesthouse.
  • Excellent wifi services
  • Public parking spaces
  • Surrounded by restaurants and nightlife

Modern Cave Boutique Homestay Melaka Room

Good To Know:

  • Do note shoes are to be left outside the house and guests have to wear the slippers provided by the homestay
  • The double bedroom is pretty cramped
  • The homestay is located in a more quiet neighbourhood which is good for a good night rest
  • Guests are allowed to use the kitchen to cook
  • Shower and bathroom sink do not have hot water
  • Some rooms do not have windows, while some are frosted glass or it face the wall.
  • 10 minutes walk to the city centre of Malacca
Modern Cave Boutique Stay Malacca
Address: 2G, Jalan Laksamana 1, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka
Contact: +606-288 1268
Email: moderncave.mc@gmail.com


9. Cosy Stay Melaka

Located centrally in Melaka, Cosy Stay Melaka has comfortable accommodation for people staying in the city for either leisure or business. It is self-catering and it is a few minutes’ drives away from the Dataran Pahlawan Megamall as well as the Portuguese Settlement.

Price Starting From:
RM237 @ SGD$80 (include hotel tax & service fee)

cosy stay

Homestay Highlight:

  • Accommodation at the Cosy Stay Melaka offers a balcony with garden views.
  • Each apartment comes with air-conditioning.
  • There is a separate living area with sofa sets and flat-screen cable TV.
  • Being a self-catering establishment, the kitchenette has a fridge, electric kettle and kitchenware.
  • The bathrooms have showers and hair dryers.
  • There is also an outdoor swimming pool.
  • Airport shuttle services can be provided on request.
  • Cosy Stay Melaka is eight kilometres drive from Jonker Walk.
  • You will also get parking and Wi-Fi free of charge.

Good To Know:

  • The kitchen is not fully equipped for cooking but only able to reheat food.
  • Close to a convenience store like 99 Speedmart.
  • 20 minutes walk to Jonker Street.
  • The building may look old but the unit is charming.
  • The toilet is rather small and does not have ventilation.
Cosy Stay Melaka
Location: Champor Tower, Garden City, 75000 Malacca, Malaysia
Contact: +6017 – 656 5099
Email: info@jettysuites.com


10. Klick – Klock Home Stay Melaka

This unique vacation home offers guests’ one big bedroom which has been refurbished from an old pre-war building in the UNESCO World Heritage Centre of Melaka.

Price Starting From:
RM112 @ SGD$38 (include hotel tax & service fee)

Klick - Klock (2)1

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Homestay Highlight:

  • Nestled in a tranquil section of the area, Klick Klock Home Stay is located in Jalan Jawa which is accessible by crossing an iron bridge across the Malacca River.
  • You will be offered the entire ground floor and the upper floor as well which is approximately 93 square meters (1000 square feet).
  • The very spacious bedroom is fully air-conditioned and it has four big windows.
  • You will find one king-size and one queen size beds.
  • The large living room has a daybed, couch, and dining table.
  • There is also cable TV and a DVD player.
  • The bathroom is airy with both cold and hot water.
  • There is 24 hours free Wi-Fi and free use of a desktop computer.

Klick - Klock (1)

Good To Know:

  • Jalan Jawa or Java lane is accessible by crossing the Malacca River via the Jambatan Kampung Jawa iron bridge in Melaka city.
  • There are kids and baby pool.
  • There are many mosquitoes so be prepared to bring mosquito repellent.
  • About 5 mins walk to Jonker Street.
  • Parking space is limited.
  • The bathroom has a huge space.
Klick-Klock Homestay Melaka
Location: Jalan Jawa, Kampung Pantai, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia
Contact: +6012 – 680 0750


11. Gen-Ji Cottage

This four-bedroomed facility is located in the heart of Melaka. It is a 10 minutes’ drive to Jonker Walk, the centre of the historic city.

Price Starting From:
RM112 @ SGD$38 (include hotel tax & service fee)

gen ji

Homestay Highlight:

  • Gen-Ji Cottage is one of the few homestay establishments with a mini-market in it.
  • The bedrooms are air-conditioned, airy and they come with washing machines.
  • There is a kitchenette too with its fridge and electric kettle.
  • Parking is free and there is free Wi-Fi as well.
  • The living area has a flat-screen TV and dining area.

Gen-Ji Cottage Melaka Room

Good To Know:

  • Water pressure for shower is low.
  • There is a night market in front of the house.
  • Convenient store like 7/11 is just around the corner of the house.
  • There is no air-cond in the living room.
  • Can accommodate up to 14 people.
Gen-Ji Cottage
Location: No. 7, Jalan Mangga 1, Taman MGBM, Kampong Bachang, Melaka, Malays
Contact: +6012 – 681 2990


12. Rimba Mac Villa Melaka Retreat Guesthouse

This villa retreat offers a relaxing environment for getaways, private parties, and social gatherings in the UNESCO World Heritage Zone. The property is a 10-minute drive from Melaka Raya as well as Jonker Street.

Price Starting From:
From RM358 @ SGD$121 per villa per night (include hotel tax & service fee)

rimba mac (2)

Homestay Highlight:

  • Rimba Mac Villa Melaka Retreat Guesthouse is a popular guesthouse not only for accommodation but for other functions as well.
  • It is located in the heart of Melaka.
  • A short drive away is the Melaka Raya where you will find fine restaurants, good shopping and a thriving nightlife.
  • Also close to the guesthouse are Jonker Street, Dataran Pahlawan and Hatten Square.
  • Other than accommodation, the guesthouse also hosts events like film shooting, weddings, photo and video shoots, product launches and art exhibitions.
  • The accommodation at the guesthouse features a living room with garden and pool view and TVs with Astro channels is provided as well as free WiFi.
  • There is a lounge as well as a dining area plus a kitchen which is equipped with a fridge, stove, filtered water, a toaster.
  • Valet parking is free and a porch for two cars is provided.
  • Has seven bedrooms; 4 bedrooms each with king size bed, 1 bedroom with two single beds, and another room with a king size bed.
  • All rooms are air-conditioned, they have TVs showing local channels as well as a private garden and garden bathroom.

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Good To Know:

  • The villa is 1 hour 30 minutes’ drive from Kuala Lumpur International airport.
  • The curtains are rather thin which the street light or sun ray will shine in.
  • The pool is really small.
  • There are quite a lot of mosquito surrounding the house.
  • Very convenient if you have a car as it is easy to access to town.
  • It is located in a residential area, so it is best not to make any noise after 11:00pm.
Rimba Mac Villa Melaka Retreat Guesthouse
Location: 10, Mac Villa, Jalan ALP 1, Taman Ayer Leleh Permai, 75050 Melaka
Mr. David: +6011-  066 3980
Ms. Rachel: +016 – 665 0371
Email: rimbamacvilla@gmail.com


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