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“Go for the Beach; Stay for the Good Company”
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Sarong Guesthouse
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Sarong Guesthouse
Ranked #25 of 159 Langkawi B&B and Inns
Reviewed 27 March 2014

The hostel owner Wijay is kind, professional, and informative. He helped build a friendly atmosphere among the guests. We all had dinner together both of the nights that I was there. He gave a very thorough explanation of all of the attractions on the island, including tours, restaurants, beaches, sightseeing, and places to skip (like the town). The hostel is extremely clean, but it would be nice if there were some decorations on the walls. I wish that it were easier to get around the island without a car, but this is a complaint about the island, not the hostel.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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1  Thank Celanba
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Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

quiet and peace place to stay, cozy environment. Good to introduce the owner of the hostel, Wijay, the humour and best person in Langkawi, he knows almost everything about Langkawi, good to hang out with him. Everything is good and worth to stay.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
1  Thank Sherilyn L
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

If u want some peace & quiet, the hostel is located in a green "kampung" (village) setting, away from the bustle of the popular touristy areas. It is fairly basic but very clean & comfortable.Owner Wijay is the "host with the most". There's wifi, so you won't feel totally disconnected from the "outside world".

There are amenities like mini-markets, laundromats, local eateries, etc. within 5 minutes walk. Also, renting vehicles from the nearby shop is easy.

If you are a light-sleeper, i'd say the only setback here is the mosque across the road that has pretty loud speakers! bring some earplugs :-)

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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1  Thank doids
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

This is more of a backpackers hostel not a guest house. The breakfast in the morning (toast, coffee, tea) is a welcome change from most of the other places I tried in Malaysia. Wijay is very knowledgeable and I recommend this place because it has good atmosphere.

Be warned it's not close to Cenang Beach or Langkawi city centre. So you have to hire a scooter or taxi to get to the rest of the island. There is enough food and eating places to enjoy your stay here but no beaches in walking distance.

Room Tip: Availability can be arranged at short notice. Owner can even refer to other places in Langkawi.
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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1  Thank Ozymandias2000
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Reviewed 24 December 2013

This hostel is great. The owner, Wijay, is the best person to have around when your in Langkawi. I have recommended his place to every traveller in Malaysia. Go to Langkawi, rent a motorbike, and stay at Sarong. Also, I would suggest an airport or ferry transfer because the taxi's are annoying and it will be cheaper or same price with the hostel owner. The location is 15 minutes by scooter outside the main beach strip but it's actually better because you see more of the island and you need a motorbike anyway.

Good luck Wijay! Mike and Owen say hi.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Mike W
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

I was picked up by the owner in the airport, which was a good idea due to the not so central location of this guesthouse. Not so many taxi drivers actually know about it as it's fairly new. But if you get pick up, all this is more of an advantage because it's new and clean.

It's good to be located away from the hectic city beach, and I didn't have any problems getting around. I was planning to get a scooter the first day, but since I was the only one staying I got special service. The owner first took me out for lunch in a local restaurant, then after he drove me to the beach and we briefly stopped by the guest house to shower before he took me for dinner and sunset together with his friend. So already the first day, I had a packed program.

The next day I cycled to the waterfall for some sightseeing, and when I returned back I was again taken out for dinner and later for drinks.

It was a perfect place tfor a solo traveler, every day I got good advice of things to do like massage, scooter trip, and yoga at the beach. This followed up by dinner and drinks with him and his girlfriend's daughter. We had such a great time together, it was sad to leave the island.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank Hilpon
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

We visit Langkawi 9 friends and stayed here mostly because of the price. The dorm room was clean and had room for all our stuff.
The owner is so friendly and helpful with scooters, taxi and other things we needed.
He serves a very cheap breakfast at the guesthouse.
Be aware of the location - we didn't mind the distance to the city (10 min walk).

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Katrine P
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Address: No.2021 Jalan Ranggut, Kg. Ranggut, Langkawi 7000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi
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Ranked #25 of 159 B&Bs / Inns in Langkawi
Price Range: £50 - £53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3

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