Questions, questions! Take a look at the commonly-asked questions below. If you can't find what you are looking for, feel free to email us at carateljonker@therucksackgroup.com


Questions, questions! Take a look at the commonly-asked questions below. If you can't find what you are looking for, feel free to email us at carateljonker@therucksackgroup.com


  • What time is check in/out?

    Check-in is from 3PM onwards and check-out is before 12PM.
    *All non-guaranteed room will be held till 6pm unless informed prior to arrival.

  • Can I check-in early or check-out later?

    Requests for early check-in & late check-out will be subjected to availability. Exceeding check-out time without notifying the front desk in advance can result in extra charges, including, but not limited to, late check-out fees of RM50 per hour and/or an extra night's charges being applied to your bill.

  • What is your cancellation policy?

    You must cancel at least 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid incurring the cost of one night’s room. Any room that is booked on a promotional rate has a no refund policy; any cancellation, modification or in the case of no-show, the full amount of the reservation will be charged.

  • Do you offer free internet or Wi-Fi in the room?

    Yes, free internet access is available throughout the hotel.

  • Is breakfast included in the room rate?

    Breakfast is complimentary and it is served daily from 8:00am till 10:00am.
    Monday-Friday: Continental breakfast
    Saturday and Sunday: Continental breakfast with local noodle soup

  • Is housekeeping included in the room rate?

    Yes, it is. In fact, we will be cleaning your rooms daily, but if you wish to reuse your linens and towels and help us contribute to saving the earth, kindly inform the front desk.

  • Can I smoke in the room?

    We have a no-smoking policy in our hotel rooms and facilities. Please note that e-cigs, vapors, hookahs etc. fall under our non-smoking policy. Cleaning fees of up to RM500 will be applied to smoking in areas that are non-smoking. You may, however, smoke at designated areas indicated at the hotel, contact our crew for location information regarding designated smoking areas.


  • Can I direct mail or packages to The Rucksack Caratel – Jonker Wing during my stay?

    You sure can. However, do email us at carateljonker@therucksackgroup.com to let us know in advance when the mail or package is expected to arrive. Please note that we cannot take responsibility for any lost mail or packages.

  • Can I use another party’s authorised credit card to pay for my room?

    Yes, you may do so on our direct booking engine. However, we may require you to present the credit card upon check in for verification purposes.

  • Can I store my luggage at the front desk?

    Yes, you can. Just register with us at the front desk.

  • Where can I park my car?

    You may park your car at a private parking spot located right in front of St Xavier Christ Church which is 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel. Weekday rate is RM2/entry and weekend will be RM3/entry. The carpark location is here.

    Alternatively, there are also public car park lots at Jalan Gereja which is the lane behind the hotel. Parking coupons are required which are for sale at any convenience stores in Melaka or you can purchase it from our reception. The location of the car park lots are here. You may bypass the Dutch Square to get to our hotel if you were to park at this location.

    You may follow the instructions indicated on the real-time map here

  • Can I bring my pets along?

    We are sorry, pets are not allowed on property, with the exception of assistance animals (those needed to assist the physically challenged). You would need to inform us in advance for such request.

  • Are there any washing machines available?

    There aren’t any washing machines, but we do provide third party laundry service at own cost. Please refer to the reception on the charges.

  • How do I get around Melaka? Can I hire a taxi if I don’t want to walk around?

    Taxis are also plentiful, and we can help to hail one for you. Alternatively, you may use Uber to get around too!


  • Where is The Rucksack Caratel - Jonker Wing located?

    Our hotel is centrally located in Melaka. We are located at one of the shop houses beside Christ Church Melaka which is just across the ever bustling Jonker Street! For easy identification, we are just beside Tokio Marine.

  • How do I get to where the hotel is located from the Airport/Train Station/Bus Terminal/the Highway?

    Airport – The closest airport to Melaka is the Melaka International Airport, which currently only serves domestic routes in addition to the odd regional city in Indonesia. From the airport, the only way to reach the hotel is by car.

    Train station – The closest Train Station to Melaka is in the town of Tampin, approximately an hour away. The best way to reach Melaka and the hotel from the station is to hail a taxi from the station.

    Bus Terminal – The Melaka Sentral Bus Terminal is located approximately 8 minutes’ drive from our hotel. Once you arrive at the bus terminal, you may hop onto any available taxis and inform the driver to drop you at The Rucksack Caratel - Jonker Wing. The taxi ride will cost approximately MYR25.

    Highway – If you’re driving down to Melaka, follow the signs that say Pusat Bandaraya, which is the City Centre. Depending on traffic, it will take you around 20 to 30 minutes to get to The Rucksack Caratel – Jonker Wing.

    You may download a PDF version of our location map here

  • What is there to see and do near the hotel?

    There is a whole host of attractions within 5 minutes of the hotel, whether on foot or by car, bicycle or taxi. Have a look at our ‘Getting Around’ page for some suggestions and inspiration.

If you are travelling in groups of more than 10, or have any other questions about our hotel, facilities or services, feel free to contact us at: carateljonker@therucksackgroup.com or +60 6-281 1751