Zackary's Guest House

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Langkawi, Malaysia

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wilson0211 wilson02…
23 reviews
Clean and cheap friendly accommodation Feb 17, 2013
I visited Langkawi with a fellow TB who had told me to book in here. I elected to go for a double room for the comfort so paid extra for that, whereas my friend was staying in a three bed room and sharing with two other guests. Call me a snob if you like but I do like my privacy!

The guesthouse is situated close to a few restaurants and a convenience store that also rent out motor bikes on a quiet street within walking distance of the beach.

Whilst booking this from the UK I did read that there would be resident dogs there and that if this was a problem you had been forewarned! I am not especially a dog lover but must say that I had no problem with them for the 3 nights that we were there.

My room was clean and adequate, plenty of space to unpack and store clothes, a private bathroom with hot water at the flick of a switch (which I had to ask about much to the amusement of the receptionist!) Just outside the front door there was a table and chairs which became my smoking area.

There is a communal kitchen and also a meeting area where you can get a beer or two, the "honesty sheet" was not in operation when I was there so all beers were paid for at the time. There was a lively bunch there when we stayed there, drinking games were the norm every night, although quite boisterous it was not that loud that it became a problem.

Trips can be booked at reception for the island, these you could book through the very friendly receptionist.

All in all a pleasant stay here, a bit of a trek to get to the lively places at night but not so much as to want to put you off staying here.

A cheap and cheerful welcoming stay!
Meeting area
My smoking table
"The Bed"
plenty of room to lounge around
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northlight northlig…
40 reviews
Dec 06, 2010
This guest house is situated between two restaurants just off the main road in the pantai tengah area. I booked a private room with ensuite. Use the switch to activate the hot water. Laundry facilities are available if you require them. There is also a common room to have drinks, and watch television. When you check-in they give you a sheet of paper to write down yourself what drinks if any you take from the common room during your stay. Payment is made for what you’ve had at the end of your stay. Wi-fi is supposed to be available if you have your own laptop, but it hasn’t worked since I got here, so I’m a bit disappointed by that. The facilities are very basic to say the least, but for the money you pay, its ok. Air conditioner in the room will keep you comfortable, and the rooms are cleaned daily. Reception is open until 9pm which was lucky for me, because I had a late flight from KLIA and arrived in a taxi at exactly this time. You should be aware that there are dogs on site, and they get pretty noisy at times. Some people might love them, but others won’t! The location is ok but not great. It depends what you’re after really. I would say its in the more laid back, family orientated part of the island. If you want to see the more busy, happening area of pantai cenang, its about a twenty-minute walk at least. Overall it is good value, but may not be to everybodys liking.
bridgetmc615 bridgetm…
16 reviews
Chillin out Max at Zack's Oct 12, 2010
I had read a few reviews on Hostel World about Zackary's Guest House which didn't make it out to be the best place, but for €5/night I wasn't expecting much. We arrived to the bar area and they offered us drinks, but we just had to just check in. We had a twin fan room with a shared bathroom. It was pretty basic, but we had service everyday- clean towels and they tidied our room. This is the first hostel I've ever stayed at that they did that for me.

Zackary had been great, and the dogs that a lot of others have complained about barking all the time are just cute as can be! They are all so docile, although two of them have a problem with each other- but that's between them!

If you are looking for a cheap place with a great vibe on Langkawi- then this is it! It's not 5 star by any means, but it's clean and the people are great. Most of Langkawi is very expensive, so I was very happy to find this place for so cheap.
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