Omar'S Backpacker'S Hostel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsOmar'S Backpacker'S Hostel Mersing
Omar is a very nice guy but his place is unsecure as hell. Door locks are broken and the main entrance is only close by a grid which doesnt locks. Our rooms has been visited by some stranger in the night.
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... a couple of hours at each dinner service.
You know that saying 'if something seems too good to be true it probably is' well that pretty much sums up our first experience of helpx. Things didn’t really start too well, we turned up in Mersing where we had been told to go on our first day of work and turned up at the office to find it closed. We phoned our boss Jasbeer who told us we were meant to have phoned as the boat had already left so we sat ...
... to 30 degrees before it was comfortable,,,,never happy !!!!
Up early the next day for the Jungle train,,this train travels through the centre of Malaysia, takes about 9 hours and we thought it would be good way to see the countryside. Malaysian trains are very comfortable, clean and cheap , also you don’t have the problem with as I mentioned in my first entry,, which way round to sit????,,facing forward looking back and all ...
I'd been warned Mersing wasn't a particularly nice area so wanted to find somewhere to stop ASAP. After about 20 minutes I managed to find somewhere fairly cheap although it was a dive with a shared bucket shower and squat toilet but I just needed it for the bed as I was ready to crash.
I woke up feeling good and walked down to the jetty to find out the times of the ferry to Tioman island as I knew they left several times a day. Unfortunately due to the low ...
... and playing table tennis and foosball rematches. After a quick lunch, we packed our bags and were whisked back to Mersing in a record time of 20 minutes, flying over the waves at an exhilarating pace.
Arriving back at Mersing, we decided we would catch a bus back to Singapore having checked it out the day before and discovering we would save over $100 by doing so. We made our way to the ticket office only to be told by the guy ...
... out the correlation between water and radiator had caused our bus driver to forget all his English. While before he had told us we'd have to wait half an hour or so, as the hours ticked away, he was unable to communicate. Through other passengers we learned that maybe a mechanic was on his way, or another bus. Nobody knew for sure; also, nobody seemed to rule out that we could be stuck there for the night. We contemplated trying to hitch a ride, but finally ...