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The Rucksack Caratel

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Garden Suite With Jacuzzi | View from room
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
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Overview of The Rucksack Caratel

The Rucksack Caratel

3.0 star property
3-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Jonker Street Night Market

8.4/10 Very good

150 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
The price is S$38
Price available on 04/01/2023
107, Jalan Banda Kaba, Malacca City, 75000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor pool
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Bandar Hilir
  • Jonker Street Night Market - 11 min walk
  • Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall - 7 min drive


  • Sakae Sushi - 5 min walk
  • Restoran Selvam - 5 min walk
  • Dutch Harbour Café - 5 min walk
  • Hard Rock Cafe - 6 min walk
  • Cedol Jam Besar - 6 min walk

About this property

The Rucksack Caratel

The Rucksack Caratel puts you 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Jonker Street Night Market. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks. Other features include a snack bar/deli, a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers say good things about the pool and walkability.


English, Malay

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia)

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 26 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (7 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool


  • Lift


  • English
  • Malay

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Cash deposit: MYR 100.0 per stay

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: MYR 2.00 per accommodation, per night
  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property from 1 January 2023. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Renovations and closures

The property will be renovating from 7 December 2022 to 12 December 2022 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Lift
During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimise noise and disturbance.

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for MYR 85.0 per night
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia) guidelines.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Rucksack Caratel Hotel Malacca
Rucksack Caratel Hotel
Rucksack Caratel Malacca
Rucksack Caratel
Rucksack Caratel Garden Wing Hotel Malacca
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Rucksack Caratel Garden Wing
The Rucksack Caratel Hotel
The Rucksack Caratel Garden Wing
The Rucksack Caratel Malacca City
The Rucksack Caratel Hotel Malacca City

Frequently asked questions

Does The Rucksack Caratel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Rucksack Caratel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Rucksack Caratel?
As of 8 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Rucksack Caratel on 4 January 2023 start from S$38, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Rucksack Caratel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Rucksack Caratel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Rucksack Caratel?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Rucksack Caratel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Rucksack Caratel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
What is there to do at The Rucksack Caratel and nearby?
The Rucksack Caratel has an outdoor pool and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Rucksack Caratel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Sakae Sushi (5-min walk), Restoran Selvam (5-min walk) and Dutch Harbour Café (5-min walk).
What's the area around The Rucksack Caratel like?
The Rucksack Caratel is in Bandar Hilir, a short 5-minute walk from Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall and 7 minutes' walk from A Famosa. Travellers say that the area is walkable and good for shopping.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

A tiny & comfort stay.
the hotel is nice but parking is the headache!
LUI, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Debbie, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Overall stay was so so..wireless internet was very dissapoiting. There's no connection on the whole day on 2nd day. Highligted the issues twice, but still the same internet.
Chrisleen Lee, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Strategic location hotel
A good stay!
LUI, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Good stay
Good stay!
LUI, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Raj, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The place is clean and it is worth the money that you’re paying. The pool was closed due to RMCO, but it was still not that bad. However walking back from Jonker Street to the hotel at night can be a little scary, as the area is quite quiet and anything could happen....
VC, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Love this place Told the hubs that I will only return to this place every time I travel to Melaka
Carmen, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was indeed an experience. Staying in this hotel is an experience and I would like you guys to experience that. I love the design, the comfort and the friendly staffs of the hotel!
ThirdyGalore, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Walking distance to shopping area and sightseeing places. The staffs are extremely friendly and attentive.
2-night trip with friends
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