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Zackry Guest House
Lot 735 Jalan Teluk Baru | Pantai Tengah, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #15 of 121 Langkawi B&B and Inns
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
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“cheap and irresponsible managment”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I had a terrible experience with this hostel's customer service. On the night of 1st January, 2013, while I was in the shower of my room 16, part of the roof collapsed and a huge gray cat jumped out of there. I have been traumatized and stressed like, I have never been before. And the worst is, when I complaint about this to your worker/owner, he said "Thank you for letting us know."

So this hotel is a cheap place to stay, do not expect much especially safety. It is far from the beach, the swimming pool looks terrible, there are lizards, cockroaches crawling around everywhere. Maybe the only good thing is that it has everyday house cleaning and they give you fresh towels.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

If you prefer a quieter beach and stretch of traveller's cafes and accommodations, Zackry's is the one for you on Pantai Tengah. Rooms are clean, bedsheets are changed after 2 nights and there is daily housekeeping service which can decline if you want to sleep in. Located just behind Thai Mom's restaurant, the guesthouse is a perfect place for travellers on a budget. Small but clean communal kitchen is open to all guests and a bar as well. There are three (or four?) dogs on the premise and some ducks too. Ensuite rooms cost a bit more and are located in a secluded spot away from the noisy main road.

Room Tip: Room 22 - was next to the neighbouring restaurant's kitchen.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Stayed here twice in 2010 and 2011 during a RTW trip. Liked its personal touch (such as the friendly chap that cooked the cheap and cheerful breakfasts) plus the friendly owners dogs that roamed free through the hostel grounds. The only downside is the twenty minute walk to the main Cenang beach but hey, at £7 a single room you can get used to the stroll. They also hire out scooters for a few quid a day that a great, cheap way to explore Langkawi’s beauty. Good, clean, communal showers and toilets that are cleaned several times a day. Free Wi fi in the communal restaurant, works fine. Oh, and free tea and coffee.

Drink and eat at Little Lylia's on Cenang beach - awesome spot with great staff!

Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Me & my wife stayed at zackry guest house for 2 nights in november. the twin suite was decent, clean. The man (Sam) at the counter might not look very welcoming but i thought he was someone without much pretension. The pet dogs r fun to be around. the tenants gather at the kitchen every night it seems, and that can be very nice if u r very outgoing type. this place is far away from Kuah (30 min by tax) but the location is nice and quiet. a good number of eateries around. there r two motorbike renting shops on either side, 2 min walk. We took a bike from the 'go island' (name was something like that) and the owner of the shop was very friendly and polite.
overall a nice hotel with great location. pretty apt for small gangs of backpackers but couples will also find it nice and private enough. Have fun in lankawi...Sreekumar

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012 via mobile

Words might explain what ratings might not. Apart from the perfect location and awesome people I met this place is the place to BE!
Zackry & Sam are really wonderful hosts and they set the scene with a vibe that gets you in the zone.
The common room is always welcoming at ANY point of time and be open to interactions cos you never know what kind of knowledge you might miss out on if you keep yours to yourself.
I wish I stayed longer and keep mentally kicking myself for not extending my stay. Definitely going back in the near future!

Note - book online, follow the set of rules & keep an open mind.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012 via mobile

We were greeted kindly by Sam who helped us to extend our stay by 3 nights, changing rooms twice. The rooms were clean and comfy. The location is fantastic with a beautiful beach 5 mins walk away. (Loads of jellyfish though....)

Tea and coffee and water all free. Use of beach mats and umbrellas.

For the price, you really cannot complain.

The guest book and signs around the guesthouse are strangley acusational. It as though they've been messed around in the past and now feel the need to make sure people don't litter or take advantage which is a shame.

Other than that, a nice little find.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Fantastic allround,thanks for Sam and Zak for making my holiday very special.clean and adequate rooms,fantastic social area that gather everybody for chats,music,drinks..and all day free tea,coffee,cold water.plus a knowladgable and honest juiding for activities and excursions in a fun inviroment makes this juest house the right choice for backpackers and mid range travellers,,highly recommended.

Room Tip: A/C doubleroom with isuit shower for 20$ a night was perfect for me as you can't really choose b...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Lot 735 Jalan Teluk Baru | Pantai Tengah, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 121 B&Bs / Inns in Langkawi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A family run guest house located on the same street of 3 to 4 star resorts. The white sandy 500meters beach is just 200 meters away. It has a common kitchen for light cooking, bar/lounge, satellite TV, internet services. Many choices of restaurants next door and along the same road. ... more   less 
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