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The Rucksack Caratel

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Outdoor pool
Family Deluxe Room | In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Caravan Deluxe (No View/Window) | Bathroom | Shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels

Overview of The Rucksack Caratel

The Rucksack Caratel

3.0 star property
8.4 out of 10 Very good
8.4/10 Very good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Parking available
  • Housekeeping
107, Jalan Banda Kaba, Malacca City, 75000

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall5 min walk
  • Popular LocationMahkota Parade Shopping Mall10 min walk
  • Popular LocationJonker Street Night Market11 min walk
  • AirportMalacca (MKZ-Batu Berendam)17 min drive

Room options

About this area

Malacca City

Located in Malacca City, The Rucksack Caratel is in the city centre. Bukit China and Malacca Sultanate Palace Museum are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Melaka Botanikal Garden and Malacca River. Maritime Museum Muzium Samudera and Yong Chuan Tian Temple are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including outlet shopping. Guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall - 5 min walk
  • Malacca Sultanate Palace Museum - 6 min walk
  • A Famosa - 7 min walk
  • Mahkota Parade Shopping Mall - 10 min walk
  • Jonker Street Night Market - 11 min walk


  • Cendol Jam Besar - 6 min walk
  • Selvam Banana Leaf Restaurant - 5 min walk
  • Restoran Dong Fung 东方茶室 - 6 min walk
  • The Upper - 4 min walk
  • Nasi Lemak Balut - 4 min walk

About this property

The Rucksack Caratel

3-star hotel located in Bandar Hilir
Jonker Street Night Market is located near The Rucksack Caratel, which provides a terrace, a garden and a snack bar/deli. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Self-parking (surcharge), a lift and coffee/tea in reception
  • Luggage storage, concierge services and a water dispenser
  • Smoke-free property
  • Guest reviews say good things about the pool and quiet location
Room features
All 26 rooms boast comforts such as air conditioning, as well as perks such as free WiFi and safes.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels
  • Electric kettles, daily housekeeping and desks


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.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Uncovered self parking on site (MYR 5 per day)
  • Limited on-site parking
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Lift
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible (may have limits)


  • Shared fridge
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets


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


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

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
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
2 children, up to the age of 7 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for MYR 85.0 per night.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cash deposit: MYR 100.0 per accommodation, per stay
  • A tax is imposed by the city: MYR 2.00 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Uncovered self-parking fee: MYR 5 per day
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: MYR 85.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds
This property accepts credit cards and cash

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Rucksack Caratel Hotel Malacca
Rucksack Caratel Hotel
Rucksack Caratel Malacca
Rucksack Caratel
Rucksack Caratel Garden Wing Hotel Malacca
Rucksack Caratel Garden Wing Malacca
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 have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at The Rucksack Caratel?

As of 6 Jun 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Rucksack Caratel on 20 Jun 2023 start from RM 99.21, 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.

Is The Rucksack Caratel pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at The Rucksack Caratel?

Self-parking is available for MYR 5 per day. Limited spots are available.

What time is check-in at The Rucksack Caratel?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at The Rucksack Caratel?

Checkout is at noon. Late checkout is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Where is The Rucksack Caratel located?

Located in Bandar Hilir, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kite Museum and Jonker Street Night Market. Bukit China and Independence Memorial are also within 5 minutes.



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Rating 10 - Excellent. 61 out of 159 reviews" "
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Rating 8 - Good. 77 out of 159 reviews" "
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Rating 6 - Okay. 15 out of 159 reviews" "
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Rating 4 - Poor. 4 out of 159 reviews" "
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Rating 2 - Terrible. 2 out of 159 reviews" "
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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent property to stay. keep up with the good works!
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved the cool and unusual style of this hotel, in a great spot, nice and quiet yet only a short stroll to the centre. Great rooms, good showers and comfy beds. Really liked that they had a water machine in reception. So handy for refilling bottles and kettles and saving single use plastic, excellent hotel and so much nicer than big impersonal hotels.
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2023

4/10 Poor


Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed two nights. At 2:00 a.m. on the second night, some people came in who were talking loudly. As far as I know, the hotel employee did not do anything to quiet them down. He was talking loudly also. The front desk is near my room. After 15 minutes, someone from another room opened their door and told the people to be quiet.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2023

8/10 Good


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Like the uniqueness of design of hotel and rooms. Needs more lightings in the room on the 1st floor. A little too dark for my liking. Also, if possible, more parking for the guests. Otherwise, guests will be fighting for the parking lots outside of the hotel.

8/10 Good

Gerald Cheng Hock

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It’s very cosy and it’s only SA few minutes away from the heritage site
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness
Good place to stay.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great service, unique settings
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2022

8/10 Good


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A tiny & comfort stay.
the hotel is nice but parking is the headache!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022